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.

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 to choose IPITIA?

The effectiveness of our specific methodology and the increase in the demand for our treatment means that IPITIA is constantly receiving new patients internationally, becoming a reference center both in Spain and in 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 therapy, individual intensive therapy and group therapy). In addition to Obsessive Disorders and Anxiety, therapy is also offered for topics related to these, situations and psychopathologies that may appear in the different stages of our lives. The quality of personal, family and collective life is daily affected by various types of psychological problems and we work 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 IPITIA director Damián Ruiz, is aimed at people who suffer suffor from an obsessive disorder, their relatives and friends, and all those therapists, doctors or psychologists who treat these patients. In an informative way and with an innovative method, this book will help you understand the causes of OCD, what content do obsessions have and what changes in everyday life can help overcome 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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