The Anxiety Disorders/OCD IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program) at Doorways is a group therapy program for teens who are struggling with the following issues or symptoms:
- Obsessive Compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Social anxiety
- School related Anxiety
- Panic Attacks, Panic Disorder
- Separation Anxiety
- Specific Phobias (fear of vomiting, fear of spiders/animals, fear of elevators/heights, etc)
The Anxiety Disorders/OCD Intensive Outpatient Program is held three days per week.
Our IOP groups are contracted with Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, and United Behavioral Healthcare.
For more information about IOP, contact our IOP coordinator at 602-997-2880 or [email protected].
Here’s a typical session at our Anxiety Disorders/OCD IOP.
The first two hours of the group consist of individualized exposure and response prevention (ERP) activities. ERP is the gold standard for OCD and social anxiety treatment. Clients will learn how to face their fears in order to live a more valued life. These activities are challenging and fun ways to overcome fears.
The last hour is for skills. We focus on specific DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy) and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) skills, emphasizing acceptance of uncertainty, understanding their values, and learning to manage their anxiety symptoms.
We help adolescents understand that life can be difficult and once they accept this, they can start to view problems as challenges rather than setbacks. This can loosen the grip of anxiety and lead to a more freedom-filled and productive life.