Houston OCD Program

Intensive Treatment Program, Residential Program
Director: Thröstur Björgvinsson, PhD
Contact Name: Saharah Shrout, MA, LPC
708 E. 19th Street
Houston, Texas 77008


The Houston OCD Program is a multidisciplinary treatment team with extensive experience in the treatment of OCD and related disorders. Our program evolved over the past 18 years. Three years ago we built a brand new facility, which is nestled in the heart of the Heights neighborhood of Houston. The program resides in a beautiful two-story Mediterranean-style home and offers a warm, inviting treatment environment. The treatment team and staff deliver expert, evidence-based treatment for clients and families who are dealing with anxiety disorders, depression, and OC-spectrum disorders. The program offers a continuum of services, including specialty residential treatment, intensive outpatient, diagnostic and treatment consultations, and outpatient services.

The program’s setting fosters an atmosphere for change, while maintaining a safe environment where patients and staff work collaboratively. The cognitive-behavior therapist and patient design the treatment plan together and staff supports the patients’ efforts to follow the behavior plan to maximize treatment effectiveness. Residential and current outpatient clients may also meet with our staff psychiatrist once a week for medication consultation. The location of the clinic in a home-like setting, increases the opportunity to practice exposures in realistic situations and to build confidence in maintain treatment gains post discharge.

Individuals with severe presentations of OCD and/or anxiety also frequently have a co-occurring diagnoses, such as depression. Depression is also treated using CBT techniques, which his frequently integrated into treatment. However, if an individual presents with a co-occurring diagnosis, such as an eating disorder or substance abuse disorder, the Houston OCD Program would evaluate the severity of such co-occurring diagnoses to determine if the individual would be better suited to treat the co-occurring diagnosis prior to beginning intensive exposure therapy.

See also the SoCal location: OCD & Anxiety Program of Southern California

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