Adult Partial Hospital & Residential Services

Do you feel alone in your battle against OCD and anxiety? Our expert treatment team is ready to teach you critical skills that will help you successfully manage your disorder. Call us today.

McLean OCDI Houston offers highly specialized intensive support for adults with severe OCD, anxiety, and other related disorders.

We offer two options: 24/7 residential care and partial hospital (day) treatment.

All patients participate in our partial hospitalization programming (PHP), Monday through Friday from 8:45am to 4pm.

For those who participate in our residential program, PHP programming continues on Saturday and Sunday 8:45am to 3pm. Patients also reside with us in an independent living environment that includes room and board and around-the-clock staff support, seven days per week. This 24/7 support may be especially beneficial for those who live outside of Houston and would prefer to stay in a home-like environment during their care.

The typical length of stay at the program is 10-12 weeks, however this can vary depending on the needs of the patient.

Individuals who may benefit from our partial hospital and residential services include those:

  • With moderate to severe anxiety disorders, OCD, or related disorders
  • Who have not made sufficient progress in traditional outpatient therapy or require additional support managing their symptoms
  • Who want to make significant progress in a shorter period of time
  • Who are looking for a step-down from a higher level of care

Program at a Glance

Care Just For You

Treatment plans are customized to help you meet your recovery goals.

Expert Treatment Team

Our staff are trained in the care of OCD, anxiety, and related disorders.

Effective Care Model

Individual and group therapy utilizes proven behavioral treatment methods, like ERP.

Letting go of your OCD starts by picking up the phone. Call us today at 877.488.2467.

Our treatment model focuses on values-based goals that promote individual functioning.

The program is designed to assist individuals in transitioning into a more productive lifestyle through evidence-based treatment (with an emphasis on exposure and response prevention therapy) and comprehensive care plans that are customized to the needs of each patient. Each day, individuals in the program receive support in carrying out their behavioral treatment plans.

Program staff is specially trained to help patients to enhance response prevention, assist with “ritual free” activities of daily living, and implement behavioral therapy techniques.

The home-like environment of the clinic increases the opportunity to practice exposures in realistic situations and build confidence in maintaining gains and achieving personal goals.

As all patients attend the same programming on weekdays, there is a built-in community to share common experiences and challenges. This therapeutic benefit creates a motivating atmosphere for people in all stages of treatment.

Please note: Our intensive treatment programs are not appropriate for individuals who have active addictions, active eating disorders, and/or are actively suicidal. Individuals may be referred elsewhere to receive treatment for these conditions prior to engaging in our program. We are not able to accommodate any acute medical needs.

Contact Us

Ready to talk about your treatment options? Call us today at 877.488.2467.

Our Treatment Approach

McLean OCDI Houston delivers leading-edge OCD and anxiety treatment, using proven behavioral therapy models. Exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy is the main focus of our treatment programming.

Patients work individually with a behavior therapist for individual therapy and customized behavior planning. Patients meet with their behavior therapist two to three times per week and family therapist once per week. Sessions with our team psychiatrist are offered.

Groups include a variety of educational and active ERP sessions led by our trained clinicians, students, and staff. More information on groups is available below.

Our partial hospitalization program includes:

  • Two to three 45-minute sessions per week with patient’s assigned behavior therapist
  • One family therapy session per week with our family therapist
  • 10 weekly patient education groups
  • 10 staff-supported exposure and response prevention groups (two hours each)
  • Psychiatric appointments as needed

Residential programming includes the above components as well as:

  • Partial hospital programming on weekend days
  • Four hours of tailored exposure and response prevention per day, including one to one staff-supported exposure work throughout the week, plus independent and group work
  • 24-hour staff support

Treatment: What To Expect

The initial weeks of treatment begin with a collaborative approach designed to understand individual symptoms. Clinicians and staff conduct behavioral observations to inform treatment planning.

During this time, the team focuses on diagnostic clarification, treatment planning, and evaluation of program fit. Please note that we may review alternative treatment options if we do not feel our program is the right fit for the individual at this time.

After the initial treatment phase, patients work individually with their provider to develop a behavior plan and begin to work toward their treatment goals with staff support.

As time in the program continues, individuals are encouraged to work more independently to promote ongoing symptoms management upon discharge from the program.

Discussion and decisions around aftercare take place with the clinical team, patient, and family (upon the patient’s request).


McLean OCDI Houston is a voluntary treatment program, therefore patients should contact us directly. To learn more about admission to our partial hospital and residential programs, call us today at 877.488.2467.

Here’s our step-by-step guide to admission:

  1. Call us today to speak with our admission coordinator about your interest in our programs. We will collect basic information and send an email invitation to our patient portal.
  2. Visit the patient portal to fill out and submit your paperwork. We also need you to request that your psychiatry records be sent to our office.
  3. Your provider must fill out and submit the provider referral form below. A family member or close loved one should submit the family referral form below.
  4. Once each of these items has been received, we will contact you to schedule a 1-hour video call with an intake specialist.
  5. If you are a fit for our program, we will schedule an admission date.


McLean OCDI Houston is a self-pay treatment program, therefore we do not accept payment directly from third-party providers (e.g., insurance or loan companies) unless a single case agreement is in place.

While we are a self-pay program, our patients often utilize insurance for payment reimbursement or work with their insurance company to secure a single case agreement.

The fee for the partial hospital program is $825 per day. The fee for the residential program is $1185 per day.

Cash, check, or credit card are accepted at the time of service. Patients are responsible for all fees.

For questions about utilizing your insurance for our program, please call our office manager at 832.900.1271.

Our Facility

Houston program site - yellow facade multistory home-like building

Our well-appointed treatment facility fosters an atmosphere for change while maintaining a safe and comfortable environment where patients and staff work collaboratively toward treatment goals. 

Open, airy living room with couches

During treatment hours, common areas are utilized for various treatment activities, including treatment groups and exposures. The home-like environment of our clinic allows us to simulate triggers and exposures that patients may encounter in their own homes.

Bedroom with 2 beds, bedside tables, lamps

Each bedroom is equipped with queen-sized beds, a full bathroom, desks, and a safe box in each closet. Most bedrooms are double-occupancy, so patients have a roommate.

Open spacious kitchen with big center island and cabinets, appliance along the walls

Healthy breakfast and lunch ingredients are provided by the program and readily available in the community refrigerator. The program also provides a community dinner, selected by residents and prepared by the staff.

Open spacious dining room with long dark wood dining room table and very large window

Whether it’s the breakfast or lunch they prepare themselves or the dinners prepared by our staff, patients can enjoy their meals in our spacious dining room. The room is also used for groups and community meetings. 

Sitting room with large comfy couches and wall bookshelves

Common areas are used for socializing before and after the treatment day. Staff and patients engage in conversation, play board games and videos games, watch movies, and more. We also have a gym onsite and a selection of sports equipment and bikes, which patients may borrow and use after the treatment day.


Patients in our partial hospital residential programs participate in daily group therapy sessions. Group sessions cover an array of topics, such as skill building, symptom management, treatment motivation, and more.

Exposure and Response Prevention

Patients participate in two ERP blocks per day as a part of their programming. During this group, our residential counselors assist patients in implementing ERP, the gold-standard treatment for OCD. Patients complete exposure work with staff support, or independently, based on their individualized behavior treatment plan.

  • Patients learn to implement ERP within an intensive and specialized OCD and anxiety treatment program
  • Patients learn to understand their anxiety and how to react to it

Cognitive Behavior Therapy

During this group, patients learn about evidence-based treatments including ERP and other behavioral techniques, especially as they relate to anxiety and OCD. In addition, this group reviews the basics of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), cognitive distortions, mood monitoring, and cognitive restructuring, especially as they relate to depression and anxiety.

Group discussion, role-play, and behavior therapy skills increase the patients’ ability to cope and problem solve.

  • Patients learn basic and advanced CBT techniques, including the CBT model and cognitive restructuring techniques
  • Patients explore challenges that arise when implementing ERP and ways to use CBT techniques to enhance the quality of the ERP session
Clinician conducts group therapy in living room setting
Our home-like environment is designed to help patients on the path to recovery

Treatment Motivation

The purpose of this group is to identify and discuss factors related to motivation and barriers for treatment. Patients evaluate their commitment to cognitive-behavioral treatment by identifying personal values, adaptive goals, and resistance to change.

Group discussions assist patients in exploring and resolving ambivalence around treatment and empowers patients to take control of their treatment.

  • Patients explore their values and commitment to change through education and group discussion
  • Patients learn strategies to increase motivation and decrease barriers to care

Family Dynamics

This group addresses issues and conflicts that loved ones of individuals with anxiety/OCD often experience. Education and group discussions center on family dynamics and the patient’s interactions with family members.

  • Patients review how anxiety symptoms affect family interactions
  • Patients learn to identify triggers for family conflicts, and how to reduce conflicts and increase support
  • Patients explore effective forms of communicating about needs with loved ones

Emotion Regulation

This group focuses on teaching and practicing techniques and coping strategies that can help patients cope with different emotions. Utilizing principles from cognitive behavior therapy and dialectical behavior therapy, group members are taught a variety of coping mechanisms for a wide range of uncomfortable emotions and situations

  • Patients learn to understand and identify their emotions, tolerate extreme emotions, and cope with challenges in advance
  • Patients work on skills to change unpleasant emotions

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

This group reviews the basic tenets of ACT: contact with the present moment, values, committed action, self as context, defusion, and acceptance.

  • Patients learn and practice acceptance of unwanted private experiences which are out of personal control
  • Patients identify their values and how to commit to living in a value-driven direction by being psychologically present

Life in Recovery

This is a process group focused on patients’ current treatment challenges and life after discharging from our program. The group leader facilitates an open discussion on current life situations, customizing the conversation to hone in on the identified topics.

  • Patients are given a safe place to explore their thoughts and feelings about their treatment and life after discharge
  • Patients are given an opportunity to support each other, which helps validate and normalize the concerns shared


This group provides education about and guided practice of mindfulness meditation. Group discussions center on how to practice and apply mindfulness skills during everyday activities to better cope with anxiety and depression.

  • Patients learn basic mindfulness skills
  • Patients practice mindfulness skills and learn how to apply these skills to their symptoms

Symptom Management

This group reviews the basics of motivational interviewing and the stages of change in the process of recovery. Patients are educated about the differences between relapses and slips and taught skills to maintain emotional and behavioral stability.

Group discussion, motivational interviewing, and other exercises enable patients to commit to and practice their relapse prevention skills/plans while receiving support from peers and staff.

  • Patients learn about the change process and build motivation for improving their lives
  • Patients identify triggers and high-risk situations for relapse

A Guide to ERP

Head with sunrise within and waves behind

What is ERP? How does it work? Take a comprehensive look at exposure and response prevention therapy.

Head with sunrise within and waves behind


Patients attend groups weekdays 8:45am-4pm. Those in the residential program participate in additional programming in the evening and on weekends.


8:00am Breakfast*
8:45am Goal Setting
9:00am Healthy Living
9:45am ERP Check-in
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Treatment Motivation
4:00pm Free Time*
6:00pm Dinner*/
Self-Directed ERP*


8:00am Breakfast*
8:45am Goals Group
9:00am ACT
9:45am ERP Check-in
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Symptom Management
4:00pm Free Time*
6:00pm Dinner*/
Mentor Support Group (biweekly)


8:00am Breakfast*
8:45am Goals Group
9:00am CBT for OCD; ERP 101
9:45am ERP Check-in
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Mindfulness
4:00pm Free Time*
6:00pm Self-Directed ERP*
Group Outing*


8:00am Breakfast*
8:45am Goals Group
9:00am Family Dynamics
9:45am ERP Check-in
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm CBT for Anxiety/Depression
4:00pm Community Meeting*
5:00pm Free Time*
6:00pm Dinner*
Self-Directed ERP*


8:00am Breakfast*
8:45am Goals Group
9:00am Emotion Regulation
9:45am ERP Check-in
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Life in Recovery
4:00pm Free Time*
6:00pm Dinner*/
Self-Directed ERP*
Necessities Shopping*


8:00am Breakfast
9:00am Values Based Living/
Behavioral Activation
9:45am ERP Check-in
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm ERP
2:00pm ERP/Art Therapy
3:00pm Progress Monitoring (biweekly)
4:00pm Free Time
6:00pm Self-Directed ERP
Group Outing


8:00am Breakfast
9:00am ERP Check-in
9:45am Values Based Living/
Behavioral Activation
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm ERP
3:00pm Room Cleaning
4:00pm Free Time
6:00pm Dinner/
Self-Directed ERP

*Denotes residential program scheduling

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the program located?

McLean OCDI Houston is located at 708 E. 19th Street, Houston, Texas. For more information on directions, parking, and local accommodations, please visit our Contact Us page.

How long do patients attend the program?

We ask patients to be willing to commit to 10-12 weeks of intensive care, though the stay could be shorter or longer depending on the patient’s needs.

What kind of follow-up is available for patients?

Different options include:

  • Residential patients can step down to day programming
  • PHP programming can be customized to a few days per week dependent on the continued needs of the patient
  • Individuals in the Houston area can step-down into our outpatient level of care or we can work in conjunction with previous treatment providers to assist in continuity of care
  • If the patient is out of state, we can refer to an outpatient provider near their location to provide continuity of care

Are family members allowed to visit the residential program?

Families are invited to visit, share their experiences, and learn how to support the patient in maintaining gains per the clinic’s visitor policies. Visitors are expected to follow all the program guidelines.

Family treatment includes family therapy and/or other contact with our family therapist.

Note: Due to the COVID-19, our visitation policy has changed. Please ask about our current policy in place at the time of your admission.

Are there hotels nearby?

Visitor accommodations can be found on our Contact Us page.

What is the food like in the residential program?

The residence has a full kitchen for prep and cooking.

Residents are expected to prepare their own breakfast and lunch daily.

Residents and staff decide on weekly dinners during our community meeting every Thursday afternoon. Family style prepared dinners are provided. While we try to meet everyone’s meal preferences during community meetings, we do not accommodate special diets or food allergies. In these instances, patients are responsible for preparing their own meals. Residents are welcome to opt out and prepare their own meals if preferred over staff meals.

Two times per week, residents and staff eat food out during our biweekly outings, dependent on current policies in place.

What do residents do for recreation?

Houston is the country’s third largest city, and there are many opportunities for recreation.

Within a few miles of the clinic, there are museums, the Houston Zoo, an outdoor theater, movie theaters, parks, and jogging trails.

There are two scheduled recreational outings each week residents can choose to attend. Residents meet each week to decide on outings for the upcoming week.

Is there an exercise facility on-site?

There is an exercise facility on-site. Additionally, there are several gyms in the area, and many will waive the initiation fee for individuals coming from out of town (please defer to current policies in place around what is allowed at the time of your admission).

In addition, there are nearby options for walking/jogging trails and bike rentals.

What items should I bring with me to the residential program?

We recommended patients bring the following items:

  • Clothing: washer/dryer onsite for residents, laundry detergent provided for residents, see more details on clothing below
  • Please bring a 2-week supply of all of your currently prescribed medications in their individual bottles
  • Alarm clock (we encourage self-responsibility in getting up and being on time)
  • Medical insurance information, insurance card, and prescription information
  • Copy of living will (if one is in effect)
  • Driver’s license and copy of auto insurance coverage amounts (driving may be possible while in residence, if approved by the treatment team)
  • Journal materials, stamps, stationery paper, envelopes, and writing utensils
  • Spending money
  • Cell phone with charger; telephones are not available for residents

Note: Bed linens, towels, and pillows are provided

Personal Hygiene Items

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Mouthwash without alcohol
  • Antiperspirant
  • Contact lenses (extra pairs) and cleaning supplies
  • Nail clippers and nail file
  • Facial cleansers
  • Feminine hygiene products, as needed
  • Lip balm
  • Makeup, as desired
  • Hair care items, such as mousse, spray, and gels (non-aerosol)
  • Blow dryer, curling iron, as needed

Recommendations for Clothing

  • Appropriate casual, comfortable clothing
  • Light and/or warm jackets, sweatshirts, or sweaters (clothes that layer are useful for all seasons)
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Pajamas, robe, slippers
  • Not permitted: Low-cut shirts; short shorts or skirts; sheer, clingy, or overly tight clothing; clothing with drug paraphernalia or terms, or sexually explicit graphics or wording

Additional Recommendations

  • Reading material for leisure
  • Small art or craft materials, drawing materials
  • Playing cards
  • Small amounts of snack foods and beverages
  • Umbrella

What items are not permitted at the program?

These items are not allowed:

  • Alcohol, illicit drugs, and all unprescribed drugs
  • TVs
  • Lamps
  • Pets
  • Electric blankets or personal heating pads
  • Humidifiers or vaporizers
  • Weapons including, but not limited to, guns, knives, pepper spray, and mace
  • Tools including, but not limited to, hammers, pliers, wrenches, and utility knives, such as Exacto brand knives

We Are Here To Help

Need more information about treatment options? Contact our admissions specialists today at 877.488.2467.