East Bay Behavior Therapy Center

Intensive Treatment Program
Director: Patricia E. Zurita Ona, Psy.D.
Contact Name: Patricia E. Zurita Ona, Psy.D.
45 Quail Court
Suite 204
Walnut Creek, California 94596


The East Bay Behavior Therapy Center (EBBTC) is a private outpatient therapy center located in Walnut Creek, California, founded in 2008, and specialized exclusively in empirically supported treatments. The EBBTC is committed to training, research, and therapy for children, teens and adults clients struggling with obsessive compulsive disorder and related conditions, trauma, social anxiety, anxiety problems in general, and mild to severe emotion dysregulation problems.

Our intensive outpatient program (IOP) is based on exposure response prevention (ERP), cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). For medication management, we collaborate with three specific psychiatrists in the area that specialize in OCD for children, teens, and adults respectively (In January 2017 we’ll have a psychiatrist on site two days a week).

Our IOP is a 3-week program that includes the following components:(a) exposure practices in the office, outside the office, or at home, (b) access to a therapist 24/7 days a week for exposure coaching; (c) morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend appointments, (d) family meetings (in addition to exposure sessions), and (e) a 4-week care plan after discharge that includes 4 weekly follow up conference calls.

* Information about accommodation and transportation arrangements is offered and facilitated to clients.

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