Update August 1, 2020:
The California OCD and Anxiety Treatment Center is temporarily not offering Intensive Out-Patient (IOP) treatment. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, CalOCD is only offering treatment online. Additionally, any online IOP treatment, or increased frequency treatment, is subject to therapist’s availability and schedule limitations.
Intensive Out-Patient (IOP) treatment is a great option for those looking for more frequent and focused treatment for OCD and anxiety disorders. This accelerated program can produce extraordinary results in a short timeframe, making it appealing to many seeking treatment.
IOP treatment is a specially designed program to address your individual clinical needs in a short amount of time. The goal of IOP is to equip you with as many tools and techniques as possible so you can effectively manage your anxiety and OCD when you return home. Just like traditional weekly therapy, IOP treatment includes in-office psychoeducation and skills building in addition to a heavy emphasis on accelerated Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) treatment both in and out of the office.
Who Can Benefit from Intensive Treatment
While traditional weekly therapy is effective for most people, sometimes a higher level of care is needed or desired. Reasons for seeking Intensive Out-Patient treatment can include:
- Out of state or out of country individuals who do not have a local specialist
- Symptoms that have been unresponsive to the traditional treatment frequency
- Work or school schedule that does not allow for ongoing weekly meetings
- People new to treatment wanting to “jump start” their recovery
- Wanting to schedule treatment to coincide with work or school holidays
- Needing dedicated and extended hours focused on ERP skills with a specialist
IOP treatment is tailor-made to meet your individual treatment needs. Furthermore, all treatment is conducted on a one-on-one basis, not group, in order to provide personalized and consistent care.
Additionally, family and loved-one support are available to ensure that the treatment concepts and tools provided have permeated the client’s living environment when they return home after IOP treatment. Individual and/or family follow up sessions are also highly suggested in order to maintain progress. These follow up sessions can occur in-person or as needed.
IOP Treatment Options Include:
- Weekend (2-3 days)
- Weeklong (5 days)
- Two-week (10 days)
- Custom (flexible treatment length)
Please contact me to discuss treatment options, including whether Intensive Out-Patient treatment is right for you.
The California OCD and Anxiety Treatment Center offers specialized therapy for OCD and related disorders in its Fullerton offices. In addition to serving North Orange County, Los Angeles, and the Inland Empire, CalOCD offers online therapy, group therapy, and Intensive Out-Patient treatment.