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Residential Support Program

We offer a highly specialized Residential Support Program for adults with severe OCD and other anxiety-related disorders. Individuals in the Residential Support Program live in an independent 19th E 708 IMG_7256living environment and participate in programming seven days per week. The setting fosters an atmosphere for change, while maintaining a safe environment where clients and staff work collaboratively toward treatment goals. The location of the clinic in a homelike environment increases the opportunity to practice exposures in realistic situations and to build confidence in maintaining gains post-discharge. We provide 24-hour staff support; however, residents are expected to manage their own activities of daily living (ADL’s). The Residential Support Program at OCD & Anxiety Program of Southern California is designed to assist individuals who are seeking to transition into a more productive lifestyle by providing practical life skills training aimed at enhancing independence and functionality.

Clients in the Residential Support Program will be assigned to work with a cognitive-behavior therapist. Clients will meet with their cognitive-behavior therapist two times each week for behavior planning and individual behavior therapy. In addition, family sessions will be provided one time per week as needed.

19th E 708 IMG_7505The direct delivery of care in the Residential Support Program is provided by an experienced team of residential counselors. The residential counselor’s role is to aid treatment delivery, especially to enhance response prevention for clients with severe and treatment refractory OCD. The staff is trained to help clients with OCD to enhance response prevention, block their rituals, assist “ritual free” activities of daily living, and to implement behavior therapy techniques.

Individuals who may benefit from Residential OCD treatment include:

  • Individuals with moderate to severe OCD or other anxiety disorders;
  • Individuals who require some additional support managing their symptoms;
  • Individuals who have tried weekly outpatient therapy in the past without sufficient progress;
  • Individuals who live outside of Houston and would prefer to stay in a homelike environment.
Residential Support Program Daily Schedule
Time Activity
8:00 AM Breakfast, followed by 8:45 Goals Group
9:00 AM Cognitive Behavioral Therapy CBT Skill Building Group (Monday-Friday)
10:00 AM Exposure & Response Prevention (E-RP; 2 hours)
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM CBT Skill Building Group (daily except on Tuesdays)
2:00 PM Self-Directed Exposure or staff supported E-RP (2 hours)
3:45 PM E-RP Check-out
6:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Leisure activities, including planned outings with staff or independent activities

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Our intensive OCD treatment programs are not appropriate for individuals who have active addictions, active eating disorders, and/or are actively suicidal. For these individuals, we recommend an inpatient setting (see Resources).