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Intensive Program for OCD and Anxiety Disorders at PARCGroup practice

Group practice
Rhode Island
Anxiety -Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)-Perfectionism-Phobias & fears-Social anxiety-Panic attacks / panic disorder-
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Practice Information

The Pediatric Anxiety Research Center (PARC) and our Intensive Program for OCD and Anxiety Disorders provides effective, family-centered, and affordable treatment for children ages 5 to 18 years who are having difficulty living their lives the way they want to because of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and/or anxiety disorders (e.g., generalized anxiety, panic, social anxiety, school anxiety, specific phobias, separation anxiety, and selective mutism). We've been treating youth and families with anxiety and/or OCD for over 25 years, and we are a nationally-recognized center of excellence that continually strives to integrate state of the art clinical care and innovative research in a culturally responsive way. We have a long history of patient-centered research and community partnerships through which we continue to strive to be as responsive as we can to the needs of all children with anxiety disorders and/or OCD. And we take insurance!

Our compassionate, friendly, and highly-skilled team of exposure coaches, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and nurses are experts in working with youth and families in learning how to "live the exposure lifestyle" and reclaim their lives from anxiety and/or OCD. You can learn more about all of us at PARC on our website (just Google "PARC anxiety" to find it).


What services does your practice offer?

We have intensive morning and afterschool programs called partial hospital programs. These programs provide in-person, daily treatment Monday through Friday for 4-6 hours per day. This also includes home/community visits and family coaching. Exposure-based individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, and medication management (when needed) are provided by a warm, friendly, experienced team of psychologists, psychiatrists, exposure coaches, nurses, and social workers. Youth who are struggling to attend school because of anxiety/OCD, avoiding activities or relationships due to anxious distress, needing a high level of family support to get through the day because of anxiety/OCD, and/or having other difficulties functioning because of anxiety/OCD are often well served with partial hospital level of care to start, then can step down to outpatient.

What are your practice's specialties?

Our programs utilize the most effective form of therapy there is for anxiety and OCD - exposure therapy. We collaborate as part of a team with youth and families to design and do activities that bring up the distress that they've been avoiding and then coaching and supporting them through learning how to tolerate the uncomfortable feelings as they naturally come down over time. Our bodies are actually made to work this way, just like we can get used to the cold water in a pool if we stay in it rather than jump out. And we know it's easier said than done, so that's why we're right next to you every day to coach and support! Through exposure therapy, youth and families build their bravery muscles and their ability and confidence to face hard things and build the lives they want to live.

How does payment work at your practice?

We are based at Bradley Hospital, which accepts nearly all Rhode Island insurance plans and many regional out of state plans, making us accessible to nearly all families. We can also sometimes obtain single case agreements with out-of-network plans. Families are responsible for any deductibles or co-pays that may apply both in-network and out-of-network. Our patient registration team works with you to determine this amount in advance of admission.

Why should I choose your practice?

We have been helping kids and families get their lives back from anxiety or OCD for over 25 years. We have helped over 1200 children in our partial hospital programs (plus another 2500 children in our outpatient clinic and research studies). We know we can help you.

When families come to our partial hospital program on their first day, they are often scared or uncertain. They often tell us we are their last hope, they're scared we can't help them, or they are the only family they know going through this. After 2-3 months of hard and meaningful work supported by our exposure coaches, psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, and social workers, they leave telling us they have hope again, they have their child back, they feel connected to a community of other families who understand them, and they know how to manage anxiety and OCD. That's why you should choose us.

Head of Practice's Licensure

Rhode Island: PS01443


English, Spanish


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

Phobias & fears - Providing techniques and support to overcome intense fear, anxiety, and panic related to specific triggers, such as heights or crowded spaces

Social anxiety - Helping clients increase confidence and ability to interact with others amidst fear of being judged, worry about embarrassment, or concern about offending others

Panic attacks / panic disorder - Brief, intense periods of overwhelming fear or anxiety


  • Children (<12)
  • Teenagers (13-18)

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Brown University Employee Health Insurance (BCBS RI)
  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Medicaid (through United Health)
  • Medicare
  • Medicare (through Blue Cross Blue Shield)
  • Medicare (through United Health)
  • Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
  • Optum
  • Rhode Island College Employee Health Insurance (BCBS RI)
  • Rhode Island School of Design Employee Health Insurance (BCBS RI)
  • Tricare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • University of Rhode Island Employee Health Insurance (BCBS RI)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$1 (1min)

Additional session information

Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Multiple times a week
Therapist's note

We are based at Bradley Hospital, which accepts most RI insurance plans and many regional out-of-state plans, and at times we can negotiate single case agreements when we are out-of-network. Families are responsible for any deductibles or co-pays that may apply both in-network and out-of-network. Our patient registration team works with you to determine this amount in advance of admission.