Frequently Asked Questions

When you’re considering therapy with us, it is quite likely that you have many questions. At IPITIA our main goal is to solve each and every problem our patients might suffer from. The high level of experience of our professional team allows us to treat every case in the most effective way possible.

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When you’re considering therapy with us, it is quite likely that you have many questions. At IPITIA our main goal is to solve each and every problem our patients might suffer from. The high level of experience of our professional team allows us to treat every case in the most effective way possible.

Yes! Our psychologist are all highly qualified and experienced. You might think that you have a rare or unknown problem but that’s what we’re here for. Our specialists have all the tools to help you. In IPITIA we work with patients with OCD and Anxiety on a daily basis. We’ve seen many different patients and what might seem like a rare or even weird problem to you might actually be quite a frequent symptom to us.
Yes! Just contact us through our contact form in order to set up your first session. We offer online therapy for those patients who live outside of Barcelona or have difficulties assisting to face-to-face treatment. When possible it’s recommendable to schedule a face-to-face session before starting an online therapy.
Yes, the center counts with the support of a psychiatric division. We collaborate with our psychiatry division whenever this is necessary. This collaboration allows us to have a close follow-up of both your psychological and pharmacological treatment.
Our opening schedules are:

From Monday to Friday from 9:30-13:00 and from till 15:00-19:00.

Visiting HoursFrom

Monday to Friday from 9:30-13:00 and from till 16:00-21:00.

No, you can follow therapy from any place in the world. We offer different treatment options for our patients, from online therapy to intensive individual therapy on location. Feel free to check the treatment options page to find those that suit you best.para más información.
With AFOP® change can be quick. Most clients notice a considerable improvement after 10 sessions and feel cured after 6 months-2 years.
For AFOP® to work, it is really important to open yourself up to the advice of the therapist, since this is key to liberating yourself. Another main factor is your motivation for personal change, and the time you can dedicate to it outside the therapist’s office. In general you could say that the more time you dedicate outside the session, the sooner you will notice improvements.
The sessions have a standard duration of 1 hour.
For people who have no or little time to travel to the center we have several different treatment options:

  • Intensive Group Workout: 12 hour workout.
  • Online Therapy: Online sessions through Skype with 1-hour duration.
  • Intensive Individual Treatment: 5 days/4 hours per day (weekdays) or 2 days/8 hours daily (weekend).
In order to be licensed as a psychologist in Catalonia you need to be a member of the “Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos de Catalunya”. Confidentiality is a requirement that is imposed by the membership and a fundamental criterion for a psychologist. Nothing you will say in therapy will be shared with others unless you might be at risk of hurting yourself or others.

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Questions about OCD and Anxiety:

There are various factors and symptoms that indicate that someone is suffering from an Obsessive Disorder. For example: compulsions or rituals, constant doubting, obsessive ideas etc… The best way to find out if you’re suffering from an Obsessive Disorder is to see a qualified specialist who will evaluate you thoroughly and make a precise diagnosis.

We collaborate with our psychiatry division whenever this is necessary. This collaboration allows us to have a close follow-up which allows us to fine-tune the psychological and pharmacological treatment.
Sometimes it can be indicated to combine psychotherapy with pharmacological treatment. We collaborate with a psychiatrist who will prescribe your medication and who will follow up your treatment.
You might think that you have a rare or uncommon problem and that’s what we’re here for. Our specialists have all the tools to help you. In IPITIA we work with patients with OCD and Anxiety on a daily basis. We’ve seen many different patients and what might seem like a rare or even weird problem to you might actually be quite a frequent symptom to us.
The intensive group workouts last two days and have a duration of 12 hours. Normally:Saturday from 10:00 to 14:00 and from 16:00 to 20:00Sunday from 10:00 to 14:00
Normally the intensive individual treatment lasts 5 days (Monday-Friday), 4 hours daily, or 2 days (Saturday-Sunday), 8 hours daily. They are indicated for clients who want to get a head start in their treatment, or those clients who live outside of Barcelona.

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