What level of treatment is best for me:
There are generally four recognized levels of psychiatric care and each treatment center has their own criteria, treatment plans, and timing for the levels of care.
A general breakdown of these services includes:
Outpatient treatment: Typically between 1-3 hours of treatment a week
Intensive outpatient programs (IOP): Typically mental health services more intensive than routine outpatient and less intensive than a Partial Hospital Program. IOPs typically range from 3-20 hours per week of direct treatment. You can learn more about our IOP services by clicking here.
Partial hospitalization programs (PHP): The main difference between IOPs and PHPs is the length of time. The PHP treatment is a bit more demanding than the IOP treatment, requiring more visits and sessions a week, making its intensity almost similar to that of residential recovery programs without living onsite.
Residential treatment: Residential treatment usually is the best level of care for individuals leaving a hospital or locked psychiatric acute care facility or in need of psychiatric care that require 24/7 access to a treatment team. Residential level of care is commonly for about 8 to 12 weeks before stepping down to PHP or IOP, though symptoms severity can require longer stays, sometime 4-8 months.
Local and National Treatment Centers and OCD Peer Support Services
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Amita Health / Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital (Hoffman Estates, Illinois). Therapists at their renowned Center for Anxiety & Obsessive Compulsive Disorder work with you to help you understand what’s causing your anxiety and then help you develop effective coping skills. For most conditions, care from AMITA Health ranges from closely monitored inpatient hospital care to varying levels of outpatient therapy. Treatment might include medication, nutrition education, skills training groups and other innovative therapies. They treat anxiety and OCD at all ages and levels of care, though the options vary by location, including, Adult Inpatient Care, Youth Inpatient Care – ages 11-18, Adult Partial Hospitalization , Adolescent Partial Hospitalization – ages 9-17, Adult Intensive Outpatient Care – including evening program, and Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Care – ages 13-17, including after school programs.
Anxiety Specialists of Atlanta (Dunwoody, Ga): Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Programs for anxiety, OCD and related problem areas for children, adolescents, and adults in person and via telehealth. Individual treatment and groups are offered. Effective August 2020, Anxiety Specialists of Atlanta has several psychologists approved to provide treatment services via teehealth in any of the current 16 PSYPACT participating states. This means that our team is able to offer telehealth based outpatient and IOP level OCD services to individuals in Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Nevada, North Carolina (3/1/2021), Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, and Virginia (1/1/2021).
Emory Adult OCD Program (Atlanta, Ga): Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient (IOP) treatment for older adolescents (age 15+) and adults. Provides exposure and response prevention (ERP) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for OCD and anxiety disorders. Offers individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and medication management.
Rogers Behavioral Health: A nationally renowned OCD and Anxiety specialty hospital system, offering treatment for adult and adolescent depression; adult, child, and adolescent OCD and anxiety; adult trauma. They offer residential level of care for all ages but only at their Rogers Behavioral Health site in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin location. They offer PHP and IOP levels of care at over 20 locations around the United States.
McLean (Harvard Medical School affiliate) (Boston, MA). McLean Hospital offers comprehensive mental health services to help children and adults living with OCD. They offer Adult Residential programs in Boston and Houston, as well PHP and Outpatient OCD services. Residential treatment program for children and adolescents (ages 12-21) with OCD and related disorders.
Lifespan Hospital (Providence, RI): The Pediatric Anxiety Research Center (PARC) is ever-expanding, but currently offers an intensive OCD and anxiety treatment program with two levels of care: a) Full-day partial (six-hour), b) Half-day partial (four-hour). The program provides treatment to children and adolescents, ages 5 to 18, who experience significant impairment in their daily lives due to OCD, obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders and other forms of anxiety. Treatment takes place Monday through Friday at Bradley Hospital. Program hours depend on a child’s level of care. They offer a full-day partial program with community-based sessions every day, and a half-day program with community-based sessions 2 days a week. The average length of treatment is approximately 8 weeks.
Mountain Valley Treatment Center (Plainfield, NH). Residential treatment program for adolescents (ages 13-20) with OCD, anxiety, and related disorders.
NeuroBehavioral Institute (NBI) (Weston, FL). NBI offers intensive treatment for many serious and debilitating psychological conditions, for children, adolescents, and adults. Neurobehavioral Institute’s Intensive Treatment Program (ITP) also known as Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) can be an effective outpatient treatment alternative for those who have not benefited from standard levels of intervention, but are not truly in need of inpatient admission. For others, it can serve as a transitional step-down from higher levels of care. ITP can also be useful for patients who are ready to accelerate their progress. Additionally, patients travel to our ITP because specialized treatments are lacking where they live.
NBI (NeuroBehavioral Institute) Ranch (Southwest Ranches, Florida). NBI Ranch opened summer of 2017. NBI Ranch is an adult (18 and over) residential supportive living community, for sufferers of OCD and Anxiety-Related Disorders, in the horse-country town of Southwest Ranches, Florida. It’s a naturalistic environment where patients of NBI’s intensive program live while receiving daily treatment at NBI’s main offices (NBI HQ) just a short drive away. The Ranch provides an extraordinary opportunity to work on real-life skills and tools in a caring home-like setting, outside of treatment. The Ranch offers many options and advantages that once-a-week in office visits can’t provide. NBI Ranch serves individuals and families locally and from around the world. English, Spanish, Portuguese and Afrikaans are spoken.
NOCD: Outpatient treatment for children, adolescents, and adults via teleheath. Provides exposure and response prevention (ERP) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for OCD and related disorders in all 50 states by providers credentialed in each state.
OCDPeers: Offers low-cost peer support groups and community nights, based-out of Colorado but available to anyone around the world since it is a peer-based model by certified peer support specialists. OCDPeers is an online program providing group support for individuals living with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. They offer education, support, and a sense of community. All of their group facilitators are trained and often certified as Peer Support Specialists in the state or country in which they live.