Who is eligible for a Treatment Intensive?
The intensive program is designed for individuals who are struggling with problems associated with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Anxiety Disorders, including Social Anxiety, Specific Phobias, and Separation Anxiety.
Eligibility is determined after a comprehensive initial assessment with one of our clinical team members. The comprehensive assessment includes a structured interview, questionnaires and standardized measures of symptom severity, a functional assessment, and a review of medical records, if applicable.
After eligibility is determined, you (and your family, if applicable) will meet with your lead clinician to discuss developing a treatment plan that will include formulating achievable goals and a timeline of treatment and to discuss approximate costs of treatment.
How long will the program take?
Treatment duration and session frequency are determined on an individual basis after the initial assessment and in consultation with the treatment team and participant (and their family if applicable). Patients generally receive a minimum of four and up to 10 hours of individual treatment per week, over a period of three to six weeks.
How do Treatment Intensives work?
- Individual sessions, provided by clinicians who specialize in OCD and Anxiety Disorders
- Treatment includes Psychoeducation, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) – treatments for OCD and Anxiety that have the strongest research support
- Clinicians work with patients to develop exposure exercises that are specifically relevant to their needs
- Patients participate in activities designed to encourage the generalization of learned skills into everyday life
- Sessions occur both in the office and in a variety of real-life settings outside of the office, ensuring patients gain confidence in situations where they experience the most anxiety
- Virtual sessions may be an option if determined to be appropriate by the clinical team
- Progress is assessed on an ongoing basis in order to gauge the achievement of treatment goals
If you are interested in discussing Treatment Intensives, please contact Dr. Devika Basu, our Treatment Intensives Clinical Lead.