IPITIA International Psychological Institute

IPITIA is a psychological center which specializes in the treatment of Obsessive Disorders and Anxiety. The professional and experienced team of  IPITIA offers you effective and innovative treatment through the AFOP® method.

AFOP® Method will be introduced in:

AFOP IPITIA TOC en XVI Congreso Europeo de Psicología en Moscu


XVI European Congress of Psychology
July 2-5th 2019 Moscow, Russia
AFOP®: A new method for treating OCD

And we will also present a paper on:

AFOP IPITIA TOC IAAP XXI Congress Vienna 2019


XXI International Congress for Analytical Psychology
August 25 – 30th, 2019 | Vienna, Austria
“The Promethean society and its enemies”

International Psychological Center for OCD and Anxiety

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A Center Unique because of its Efficacy in Treating Obsessive Disorders and Anxiety

The AFOP® method, developed by the center’s director and psychologist, Damián Ruiz, has been developed specifically for obsessive disorders (OCD) and anxiety. It is a big advance in psychological treatment and we are proud to offer it at IPITIA. AFOP® is a unique methodology which has shown to be highly effective for the treatment of this complicated disorder and is able to dissolve the problem and its symptoms completely in a very high number of cases.

  • We treat patients with different nationalities and from all over the world.
  • We offer different treatment options in order to personalize your treatment in the best possible way.
  • We have an experienced team of psychologists with a profound education.

Why choose IPITIA?

The effectiveness of our specific methodology and the increase in demand for our treatment means that IPITIA is constantly receiving new patients internationally, becoming a center of reference both in Spain and other countries. Thanks to new technologies and our professional team, we offer different modalities of therapy worldwide (face-to-face therapy at our center, remote online therapyindividual intensive therapy and group therapy). In addition to Obsessive Disorders and Anxiety, therapy is also offered for problems related to these situations which may appear in the different stages of our lives. We know that the quality of your personal, family and community life can be greatly affected by various types of psychological problems and we would to help you to prevent this from happening.


A fundamental pillar of IPITIA, International Psychological Institute, is investigation. We strongly believe in it and experience has shown us its worth. The development of new methodologies, such as  AFOP® (Activación y  Focalización Pulsional – Drive activation and focalization), permits the treatment of pathologies with a very high degree of effectiveness.

Our methodology

Freeing the monkey, saving the princess

This book about OCD, written by the director of IPITIA, Damián Ruiz, is aimed at people who suffer from an obsessive disorder, their relatives and friends, and all those therapists, doctors or psychologists who patients with OCD. In an informative way and with an innovative method, this book will help you understand the causes of OCD, the different kind of obsessions that exist, and what changes in your everyday life can help you overcome an obsessive compulsive disorder.

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OCD & Anxiety Blog

The AFOP® method is effective because it focuses on obsessive and anxiety disorders from a different perspective. It goes to the roots of the issue.
Damián Ruiz
When the client manages to integrate what they have learned into their daily life, and manages to adopt new habits, the anxiety will start to disappear.
Marco De Colle
Having obsessive thoughts is a consequence of an elevated state of Anxiety; our body will manifest this anxiety through both physical and mental symptoms.
Lisette Zeeuw
The AFOP® method breaks with the limits of cognitive therapy, with the unspoken rules of the aseptic relationship between therapist and patient.
Sergio Lara

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