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ERP Therapy Group

We are offering an in-person, exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy group for middle schoolers (ages 11-14). Our goal is to help your child feel empowered with tools to manage OCD, connect with other children and families in the OCD community, and live a fulfilling life!


Group Description and Requirements:

  • The group is offered from August 13, 2024, to October 1, 2024

  • We are accepting participants who are currently enrolled in middle school either 5th-8th grade or 6th-8th grade

  • A diagnosis of OCD is required to participate

  • Small group format. We require a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 6

  • We require all new participants to attend 2 initial intake sessions before joining the group

    • 1st intake session: To gather information about your child and your family, discuss previous treatment and diagnoses, and learn pertinent psychosocial factors

    • 2nd intake session: To create an exposure hierarchy with your child and parent(s) for the group sessions

Meeting Structure:

Location: Willow Anxiety and OCD office at 1900 the Alameda, suite 610/630, San Jose, CA 95126

Date and Time: Tuesdays, 4:00-5:30 PM from August 13, 2024 to October 1, 2024

Each session will include:

  • Check-in and agenda-setting for 20 minutes with the group

  • ERP for 45 minutes

  • Debrief for 20 minutes

  • Ongoing psychoeducation throughout the program

Parent(s) Involvement:

  • Participation is required during all group sessions

  • Learning the nuts and bolts of ERP so you can support your child at home

  • Defrief  with the therapist every session for support, to ask questions, and to discuss progress

Group Leaders:

The group will be led by one of our child and teen therapists, Emma Kelley Bell, who specializes in and treats OCD and related disorders. Additionally, one of our doctoral practicum students will actively work with you for all sessions

Benefits of Group Therapy:

  • Safe space for your child to learn and practice ERP skills with peers and family

  • Enhance motivation through peer support and connection

  • Cost-effective

  • Build an OCD community

  • Keep up with ERP skills whether your child is in individual therapy or not

  • Increase peer and family support


  • The first intake session is $335 and the second intake session is $245

  • Each group session is $160. Participants are required to pay in full for 8 sessions, $1280, after the intake is complete

  • Payments are accepted via Zelle, check, or credit card (3% rounded processing fee if paying by credit card)


Cancellation and Refund Policy:

  • No refunds will be given for the initial two intake session fees

  • The payment for the 8 group sessions of $1,280 is non-refundable and non-transferable

  • Cancellations occurring more than ten business days before the first group session are eligible for transfer or refund

  • Cancellations occurring fewer than ten business days before the first group session will only be eligible for transfer or refund if we can fill that spot in the group with a family from our waitlist

  • Please note that all refunds will incur a processing fee equal to 15% of the refunded charge

  • If the group does not meet minimum enrollment of 2 members, the group will be canceled and the full fee will be refunded


How to Join?

Please reach out to Alfredo Perez (intake coordinator) at or schedule a phone consultation

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