UCSF OCD Program

Intensive Treatment Program, Specialty Outpatient Clinic
Director: A Moses Lee, MD PhD
Contact Name: Tenzin Norbu
UCSF Pritzker Psychiatry Building
675 18th St
San Francisco, California 94107

One in every 50 adults and children have experienced symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), which is among the top ten causes of disability worldwide among young adults. OCD is highly associated with related disorders such as mood/anxiety-spectrum disorders, tic disorders, and other associated conditions that cause significant distress and disrupt daily life.

The adult OCD Program consists of our outpatient clinic where we provide medication management and cognitive behavioral therapy in our resident training and staff clinics. In particular, we specialize in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for the treatment of OCD and Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention Therapy (CBIT) for the treat of tic disorders.

For patients needing higher levels of care, we have an upcoming intensive outpatient program (IOP) that offers intensive cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and medication management for patients with OCD.

We also can provide referrals to our TMS and Neuromodulation clinic for patients with treatment-refractory OCD, who may benefit from transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and deep brain stimulation (DBS).

We also are engaged in research and have a number of ongoing clinical trials of new treatments for patients with OCD and related disorders. If you are interested in our research, please contact our research email (ocdresearch@ucsf.edu).

OCD Specialists At This Clinic: