McLean Hospital OCD Institute

Intensive Treatment Program, Residential Program
Director: Diane Davey, RN, MBA-Program Director; Dr. Brian Brennan-Medial Director; Dr. Jennifer Barnes-Assistant Medical Director
Contact Name: Liz Finegan
115 Mill Street
Belmont, Massachusetts 02478


The OCD Institute opened in 1997 as the country’s first residential treatment program for individuals with OCD. Our Medical Director, Dr. Darin Dougherty, MD, is an internationally recognized expert in the treatment of OCD. Our Program Director, Diane Davey, RN, MBA has been with the Institute since its inception. Dr. Michael Jenike, the program’s founder, still provides consultation to our clinical and research teams. We have a large, multidisciplinary staff of over 30 members and several of our staff members have been working here since the opening of the program. Many of our senior staff have had extensive training in behavior therapy in their graduate or post-graduate work prior to coming to the Institute and/or 10 or more years of experience treating OCD.

We very much value a team approach and each patient admitted to our program is assigned a behavior therapist, a psychiatrist, and a family therapist/case manager who are in regular consultation with each other. In addition, we have several psychiatric nurses, master’s level therapists and a large staff of mental health counselors.

We admit patients from all over the world, and the majority of our patients reside in our 20-bed residential program. We also have availability for several patients, who typically live local, to attend the program as Partial Hospital patients from 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday.

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