About our

Adult OCD
Virtual Support Group

Anxiety & OCD Treatment Services is please to announce the start of a free, virtual support group for adults with OCD. 

The support group is modeled after the GOAL (Giving Obsessive-Compulsives Another Lifestyle) support group developed by Johnathan Grayson, PhD and Gayle Frankel. It is a place for those with lived experience with OCD to gain support and community from other OCD sufferers, learn from one another and share ideas, and develop goals to work on between meetings.

 

Our group is peer-led, though it will be facilitated by an Anxiety & OCD Treatment Services team member. That means that while a team member will be present at the meeting, it is to be run by members with lived experience. It is intended as a support group and is not meant to replace regular therapy. The team members who are present during the group are facilitating it in a volunteer capacity, not in a clinician or therapist capacity.

Who Can Participate?

  • Our group is currently open to clients of Anxiety & OCD Treatment Services (both active and former clients), or clients of other ERP providers and colleagues in the states that we serve based on referral (prospective group members will be asked to identify their referring clinician)

  • Adults who are 18 years or older with OCD

What is the Cost?

  • Our support group is FREE

When Does the Group Meet?

  • This group meets every other Monday evening from 7-8:30pm Central Time

  • Dates of upcoming groups for the remainder of 2022:

    • Monday, October 3rd​ from 7-8:30pm Central Time

    • Monday, October 17th from 7-8:30pm Central time

    • Monday, October 31st from 7-8:30pm Central time

    • Monday, November 14th from 7-8:30pm Central time

    • Monday, November 28th from 7-8:30pm Central time

    • Monday, December 12th from 7-8:30pm Central time

What is the Group Structure?

  • All groups are virtual, and held over Zoom

  • Modeled after the GOAL (Giving Obsessive-Compulsives Another Lifestyle) support group developed by Johnathan Grayson, PhD and Gayle Frankel, the meeting structure is divided into three segments: 

    1. The first 30 minutes are for discussion of a predetermined topic related to OCD.

    2. The middle 30 minutes are for setting behavioral goals to work on between groups.

    3. The last 30 minutes are considered free social time and an opportunity to talk informally with other group members

How Do I Sign Up?

  • To sign up, please email us at peersupport@anxietytreatmentonline.com

  • You will be asked to fill out and agree to terms and conditions prior to your first group

  • We will email group participants with a Zoom link the day of each support group meeting

Adult OCD Virtual Support Group flyer