Child Mind Institute Intensive OCD Program

Intensive Treatment Program
Director: Jerry Bubrick, PhD
Contact Name: Elsa Warren, MS
445 Park Avenue
(Entrance on 56th Street)
New York, New York 10022


The Child Mind Institute’s Intensive OCD Program helps children and teens struggling with OCD make significant progress in a short period of time. Led by Jerry Bubrick, PhD, a nationally recognized expert in the treatment of OCD, the program makes evidence-based care available to children and their families up to five hours a day, five days a week. This immersive approach enables most children to improve noticeably within three to six weeks and, in some cases, helps avoid hospitalization.

You may wish to consider intensive treatment if:

  • Symptoms are seriously interfering with school performance, family life and friendships
  • You have already been to multiple treatment providers without making significant progress
  • You live in an area lacking treatment options

Dr. Jerry Bubrick is directly involved in every child’s treatment, providing an initial diagnostic evaluation, overseeing and participating in exposure therapy and meeting with parents weekly to discuss progress and homework. Dr. Bubrick works with a team of experienced clinicians with deep expertise in the treatment of OCD. Alex Hamlet, PsyD, provides training and education to parents, participates in exposure therapy and meets daily with parents. Samantha Birkenholz, our behavioral technician, works individually with each child providing exposure therapy.

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