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Abington, PA - Adult and Teen OCD Support Groups

1800 Horace Avenue
Ground Floor
Abington, PA 19001
Group Description: Professionally led OCD support groups for adults and teens
Open To: Adults and teens with OCD (run groups run separately)
Fee: Free
Contact: Dr. Chris Molnar
Phone: 267-287-8347

Additional Info: Telephone screening and advanced registration required. Contact group leader for more information. Professional led groups. Adult and teens groups run separately.

Akron, OH- PANDAS Support Group

Meeting Location:
Panera Bread (Target Plaza)
790 Arlington Road
Akron, Ohio 44312
Open To: Those who have children with PANDAS
Contact: Michele Snyder

Additional Info: Please RSVP before attending.

Ann Arbor, MI - Ann Arbor OCD Support Group

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital - Ann Arbor, Ellen Thompson Women's Health Center, Classroom #3
5320 Elliott Drive
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
Open To: Anyone
Fee: Free
Contact: Bobbie
Phone: (734) 522-8907

Arlington, VA - OCD Family Support Group of Greater DC

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Lower level
4000 Lorcom Lane
Arlington, VA 22207
Open To: Family and friends of those with OCD
Fee: Free
Contact: Michael Wexler
Phone: (202) 237-1216

Additional Info: Please make contact before attending in case of a cancellation. Meetings are held on the lower level of the church, but entrance is on the upper level.

Arlington, VA - OCD Support Group

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
4000 Lorcom Lane
Arlington, VA 22207
Group Description: Peer-led
Open To: Anyone with OCD
Fee: Free
Contact: Peter Fedorowich
Phone: (703) 953-9379

Arlington, VA- OCD Exposure Group

2001 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 511
Arlington, Virginia 22202
Open To: Adults, Teens, and/or Children with OCD
Fee: $100 per meeting
Contact: Joanna Marino, PhD
Phone: (240) 271-1727

Ashland, MA- Metrowest TSA & OCD Support/Encouragement Group

Meeting Location:
Steve & Barbara's Home

Ashland, Massachusetts 01721
Open To: Parents and families who have a child who has OCD and/or Tourette Syndrome
Contact: Steve & Barbara
Phone: (508) 309-3072
Additional Info: Please contact for address of meeting location. The Metrowest TSA & OCD Support/Encouragement Group provides parents and families with a comfortable place where they can discuss the challenges and opportunities of raising a child with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and/or Tourette Syndrome. A typical meeting schedule will include greeting and sharing time, followed by one topic for presentation and discussion regarding raising a child with TS and OCD, followed by Q&A and discussion, with announcements of future events prior to closing. On October 18th the topic will include working with educators and teachers to help our children succeed in school, from kindergarten through college.

Atlanta, GA - Obsessive Compulsive Haircutting Support Group

455 East Paces Ferry Road NE
Suite 204
Atlanta, GA 30305
Open To: Adult women and men
Fee: Voluntary donation for cost of space
Contact: Cynthia Schwartzberg, LSCW
Phone: (917) 816-3534
Additional Info: Are you living in shame and silence because you obsessively worry about hair symmetry and compulsively cut your own hair even though you don't want to? Then this is your group! Come join our compassionate fellowship focused on helping members maintain freedom from obsessive compulsive haircutting.

Atlanta, GA- Walk the Talk Support Group

Alpharetta, Georgia 30005
Open To: Teens
Fee: TBD
Contact: Julie Schultheis
Phone: (678) 315-8122
Additional Info: Group forming for teens with OCD to start in January 2013.

Aurora, CO- OCD Support Group

Meeting Location:
New Life Community Church
17690 East Iliff Avenue
Aurora, Colorado 80013
Group Description: Professionally led
Open To: Those with OCD, as well as their family and friends
Fee: Free
Contact: Larry Snapp
Phone: (303) 332-4384
Additional Info: Group is Christian-based, but all are welcome.

Austin, TX - 1st Tuesday OCD Support Group

Meeting Location:
Red River church
4425 Red River Street.
Conference Room #5
Austin, TX 78751
Open To: Adults, teens, family, friends, health care students
Fee: Free
Contact: Tom S.
Phone: (512) 799-1876

Austin, TX- 3rd Tuesday OCD Support Group

Gethsemane Lutheran Church
200 W. Anderson Lane
Austin, Texas 78752-1106
Open To: Adults, teens, friends, family, health care students
Fee: Free
Contact: Tom
Phone: (512) 799-1876

Austin, TX- Austin Hoarding: HOPE- Hoarding Overcome through Perseverance and Earnestness

4425 Red River Street
Austin, Texas 78751
Open To: Anyone with an interest in overcoming hoarding behavior, or helping someone else overcome hoarding behavior
Fee: Free
Contact: Jill Ott
Phone: (512) 577-5855

Austin, TX- Kids with OCD in Austin

4001 North Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78756
Open To: Kids 18 and under and their parents
Fee: Free
Contact: Laura Tabor-Huerta
Phone: (512) 433-0457
Additional Info: In person meetings are not available at this time due to lack of attendance. Group goals are to support kids with OCD and let them know that they are not alone and to provide a safe place for parents of kids with OCD to discuss their experiences and get help and support from each other. see website for more info.

Baie-Comeau, Quebec - OCD Support Group (French)

691 Jalbert Street
Group Description: Group is in French
Open To: Those with OCD
Fee: free
Contact: Mrs. Marie-Josee Ouellet
Phone: 418-589-8448

Bala Cynwyd, PA- Family Group for OCD Sufferers

Anxiety & Agoraphobia Treatment Center
112 Bala Ave.
Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania 19004
Group Description: Peer-run
Open To: Family & friends of OCD sufferers
Fee: Free
Contact: Dr. Linda Welsh
Phone: (610) 667-6490
Additional Info: Held in conjunction with Support Group for OCD Sufferers. Free parking available on-site.

Bala Cynwyd, PA- Support Group for OCD Sufferers

Anxiety & Agoraphobia Treatment Center
112 Bala Ave.
Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania 19004
Group Description: Professionally-assisted, peer-run
Open To: Adults who suffer from OCD
Fee: Free
Contact: Dr. Linda Welsh
Phone: (610) 667-6490
Additional Info: Free parking available on-site.

Barrie, Ontario - Adult (16+) Anxiety Disorders Group

151 Essa Road
Suite 202
Barrie, Ontario 
Group Description: peer led
Open To: Adults 16 and older with anxiety disorders and their family/friends
Fee: free
Contact: Tina Ervine
Phone: 705-725-5491

Bath, England, UK- TOP UK OCD Support Group

TOP UK, P.O. Box 3760
Group Description: Volunteer-led self-help group using a type of behavior therapy similar to CBT.
Open To: Adults (over age 18) suffering from OCD or Phobias
Fee: Small weekly fee (waived for those who need assistance)
Contact: Trilby Breckman
Phone: 0845 6009601
Additional Info: Exact location not listed- please call, email, or go to website for more information on meeting locations and times. Must complete an online application form before attending (groups are not drop-in, must register)

Bedford, TX- OCD and Anxiety Support Group

Meeting Location:
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital, Hurst-Euless-Bedford, ECC Ambulatory Conference Room
1600 Hospital Parkway
Bedford, Texas 76022
Group Description: Peer-led
Open To: Individuals with OCD and their support people, friends and family members welcome
Fee: Free
Contact: Barbara
Phone: (817) 237-9889

Belmont, MA - BDD Support Group

McLean Hospital
115 Mill Street, deMarneffe Bldg, Room 118
Belmont, MA 02478
Group Description: BDD Support Group
Open To: Individuals with BDD and family members
Fee: free

Belmont, MA - Family Support Group

Meeting Location:
McLean Hospital
115 Mill St.
DeMarneffe Building
Belmont, MA 02478
Group Description: A professionally-led support group by Perrie Merlin, LICSW for parents of someone with OCD runs before the OCD lecture at McLean every month. It takes place in conference room 116.
Open To: Parents of individuals with OCD
Fee: Free
Contact: Denise Egan-Stack
Phone: (617) 376-3784

Belmont, MA - GOAL Support Group

McLean Hospital
115 Mill Street, deMarneffe Bldg, Room 132
Belmont, MA 02478
Group Description: GOAL Group
Open To: Everyone
Fee: free
Contact: Denise Egan Stack
Phone: 617-376-3784

Belmont, MA - OCD Support Group

McLean Hospital
115 Mill Street, deMarneffe Bldg, Room 116
Belmont, MA 02478
Open To: Those with OCD
Fee: free
Additional Info: Meeting includes lecture and support group.

Berkeley, CA- Support Group for People Who Hoard

2236 Parker St.
Berkeley, California 94704
Open To: Adults
Fee: $5 per meeting
Contact: Daniel Ferster
Phone: (510) 486-8998 ext. 4

Additional Info: This is a Support Group for people who hoard. The group will be led by Daniel Ferster, a second-year graduate student in clinical psychology from the Wright Institute (supervised by Patricia Zurita-Ona, Psy.D). This is NOT a treatment group. People who hoard will find support from each other through exercises using the frame of Gail Steketee, Ph.D, and Randy Frost, Ph.D.

Boca Raton, FL - OCD Support Group

Meeting Location:
West Boca Medical Center
West Boca Medical Center
21644 State Road
Boca Raton, FL 33428
Group Description: Professionally-led
Open To: Adults, family members or friends of people w/OCD
Fee: free
Contact: Jason Spielman, PsyD
Phone: 954-217-1757
Additional Info: Group takes place next to the Birthcare Pavilion in the Learning Trailer.

Boise, Idaho - Idaho OCD Support Group

4282 S Varian Ave
Boise, ID 83709
Open To: Anyone with OCD and/or family members/friends of OCD individuals
Fee: Free
Contact: Matt Johnson
Phone: (208) 440 2903

Additional Info: This group is run per guidelines outlined by the IOCDF and Dr. Grayson in the GOAL Format.

Boonton, NJ - OCD Support Group

St. Claire's Hospital
130 Powerville Road
Boonton, NJ 07005
Group Description: self-help group
Open To: People with OCD and family.
Fee: Free
Contact: Diane Walker
Phone: 862-268-6397

Additional Info: Call before attending.

Boulder, CO - OCD Support Group

Meeting Location:
Alfalfa's Market, the Community Room (the Community Room is accessed from the corporate office door near the Southeast corner of the parking lot). Please do not park in the center of the lot, park up against one of the walls.
1651 Broadway Street
Boulder, CO 80302
Group Description: Peer led
Open To: Adults with OCD, as well as parents of children with OCD and family members/friends of those with OCD
Fee: Free
Contact: Judy Goldstein
Phone: (303) 938-1360

Additional Info: *** The April 7th meeting is being moved to April 8th *** You can also contact Brent Werner: phone- (303) 422-9704 e-mail-

Bowling Green, OH - OCD/Anxiety Support Group

Wood County Hospital Medical Bldg.
970 W. Wooster Street, Conference Room
Bowling Green, OH 43402
Group Description: professionally led
Open To: Those with OCD/Anxiety and their loved ones
Fee: free
Contact: Elaine Bruckner, PhD
Phone: 419-352-6666

Bozeman, MT - OCD Support Group

1123 Woodland Drive
Bozeman, MT 59718-2767
Open To: Call for details.
Fee: Call for details.
Contact: Ed Verny
Phone: 406-586-3798

Additional Info: Call for more details.

Brooklyn, NY- OC Anonymous

Manhattan Avenue Outreach Center (3rd Floor)
960 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222
Open To: Those with OCD

Additional Info: Please email the contact person in the event of any changes in schedule due to holidays.

Buffalo, NY- Hoarders/Clutterers Anonymous

3108 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14214
Open To: Individuals with Hoarding
Fee: Free
Contact: Shannon
Phone: (716) 836-0822 ext. 170

Calgary, Alberta - SupportWorks-OCD

Meeting Location:
Southwood United Church
Southwood United Church
10690 Elbow Drive SW
Group Description: This is an open, free, peer support group for adults who think they have or know they have OCD or OCPD. We are a welcoming and relaxed group- please join us!
Open To: Adults
Fee: Free
Contact: Jenny Peetoom Heida
Phone: (402) 861-4947

Cambridge, MA - OCD Support Group

5 Longfellow Park
Cambridge, MA 02138
Group Description: OCD can feel extremely isolating; it can feel like living on an island. Having people to share experience with, especially people who are going through the exact same thing, seems invaluable. This group is a casual, open discussion of the trials (and triumphs!) of living with OCD. All are welcome, all are encouraged to come. For more information, you can e-mail
Open To: Anyone with OCD or a related disorder
Fee: Suggested donation of $5
Contact: Brandon Kalashian
Phone: 781-330-7580

Additional Info: We are currently meeting infrequently, so please contact before coming. Thanks!

Cambridge, MA- Hair Pullers Anonymous

Meeting Location:
Youville Hospital
1575 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
Open To: Everyone
Contact: Umaa or Tom
Phone: (617) 970-9418 or (781) 329-6111
Additional Info: Meetings are held at Youville Hospital on Cambridge Street between Inman and Harvard Squares in Cambridge, MA. There is no requirement to come every week and new members are always welcome. Please contact us at the numbers below if you have any questions. Because we are a small group, we ask newcomers to inform us when they plan to attend their first meeting so that we can ensure that someone will be at the meeting to receive them.

Camp Hill, PA- OCD Support Group

Meeting Location:
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
2000 Chestnut St.
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania 17011-5461
Group Description: Professionally-led
Open To: Anyone who has OCD or has been touched by OCD in some way (Parents of children with OCD, friends, family memebers, etc.)
Fee: Free
Contact: Martin Young
Phone: 717-440-9169

Additional Info: New members should call or e-mail before attending their first meeting. New members are also welcome to come to the meeting early to meet group leader.

Carson City, NV - OC Anonymous Support Group

Call for more details.
Carson City, NV 
Group Description: Obsessive Compulsives Anonymous
Open To: Those with OCD
Fee: free
Contact: AA
Phone: 775-882-4719

Additional Info: Call for more details.

Chapel Hill, NC - OCD Support Group for Adults

Meeting Location:
Mount Carmel Baptist Church
Mount Carmel Baptist Church
2016 Mount Carmel Road
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27517
Group Description: Will begin in September 2013
Open To: Adults with OCD
Fee: Free
Contact: Connie
Phone: (919) 362-8235

Additional Info: Will begin in September 2013

Chapel Hill, NC - Support Group for parents of children & teens with OCD and related disorders

Meeting Location:
United Church of Chapel Hill, Family Room
1321 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Group Description: This is a safe place to receive support, share your stories, and learn about resources within the community... and to be reminded that you are not alone.
Open To: Parents of children and teens with OCD and related disorders (such as Trichotillomania)
Fee: Free
Contact: Kathleen
Phone: (919) 402-1039

Additional Info: This is an opportunity to receive support, share resources, and to know that you are not alone in this journey.

Cherry Hill, NJ - South Jersey Trichotillomania Group

The Center for Emotional Health
385 North King's Highway
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Group Description: therapist-assisted
Open To: Children, teens, and adults with Trichotillomania and their families and friends
Fee: Free
Contact: Dr. Marla Deibler
Phone: 856-220-9672

Chesapeake, VA- PANDAS Support Group

524 Johnstown Road
Chesapeake, Virginia 23322
Open To: Those who have children with PANDAS
Contact: Beth Crowe

Additional Info: Day of first meeting is 1/22/11. Please RSVP before attending.

Chester-le-Street, England, UK- OCD/Anxiety Self-Help Group

Chester-le-Street, Durham,  
Group Description: Self-Help
Open To: Those with anxiety/OCD
Contact: Kathleen Savory
Phone: +44 0191 389 1765

Additional Info: Exact location not listed- Please call to verify location, days, and times of meeting.

Chicago, IL - OCD Support Group

Meeting Location:
Ann Sather restaurant
909 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
Group Description: Professionally-led
Open To: Adults with OCD and co-occuring depression or anxiety and family/friends
Fee: free
Contact: Ellen Sawyer
Phone: 773-661-9530
Additional Info: Please call prior to attending first meeting.

Chicago, IL - The Anxiety Network

8 South Michigan Ave.
5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603
Open To: Young adults with OCD and/or anxiety disorders.
Fee: $30, if not using Blue Cross Blue Shield
Contact: Jennifer Welbel
Phone: (847) 733-4300

Cincinatti, OH- Parents and Caregivers of Children (including Adolescents & Adults) with OCD and Related Anxiety Disorders

Knox Presbyterian Church
3400 Michigan Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45208
Open To: Parents and Caregivers of Children (including Adolescents and Adults) with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and related anxiety disorders.
Fee: Free
Contact: Liz Lindley
Phone: (874) 303-4996

Cincinnati, OH - Clifton Adult OCD Support Group

St. Monica's Community Center, 3rd floor, Room 301
Corner of University Court and Fairview Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Group Description: peer led
Open To: Individuals with OCD and family/friends
Fee: Donation of $1/session
Contact: Tami Mahler
Phone: 513-271-7723

Clifton Park, NY- OCD GOAL Support Groups

855 Route 146
Clifton Park, New York 12065
Group Description: All groups facilitated by a professional
Open To: Call, e-mail, or go to website for more information about GOAL Groups
Fee: Insurance or sliding fee
Contact: Tammy LaBrake, LCSW-R
Phone: (518) 207-5458
Additional Info: There are GOAL Groups for adults or kids with OCD. There are also specific groups tailored for those with Postpartum OCD, hoarding, students with OCD struggling with comprehension and writing, and there is an ERP practice group. All groups facilitated by a professional.

Corvallis, OR - Corvallis Support Group

Meeting Location:
Starker Conference Room
Good Samaritan Hospital
3600 NW Samaritan Dr.
Corvallis, OR 97330
Open To: All individuals with OCD
Fee: No fee
Contact: Ron
Phone: (541) 760-0181

Costa Mesa, CA - OCD Support and Treatment Group

Meeting Location:
The Gateway Institute
950 S. Coast Drive
Suite 203
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Group Description: Professionally led
Open To: Adults, Young Adults, Teens, and Children with OCD
Fee: LOW fee (Please contact for more information)
Contact: Jim Sterner, LMFT and Chris Trondsen
Phone: (714) 549-1030
Additional Info: The group's specific focus involves providing members with support, guidance, and treatment related to their own progress. The group incorporates Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and each week home-based challenges are assigned. The group is a great opportunity to establish relations with others who can appreciate the daily challenges of this potentially disabling condition. Online registration form available at: . Also, if you are a parent, family member, or friend of someone with OCD, please contact us if you are interested in attending the group.

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