“I began advocating for individuals who live with OCD and their loved ones because I want to educate people on proper OCD treatments and use my story to let them know there is hope.” — Maya Todross on “Why I Became An Advocate” Written by IOCDF Advocate Maya Todross. Learn more about our advocate program… Read more »

IOCDF’s Newest Board Member: Lead Advocate Chris Trondsen, AMFT, APCC

The International OCD Foundation is thrilled to announce that Lead Advocate Chris Trondsen, AMFT, APCC will be moving into a new leadership position as the newest member of our Board of Directors! In addition to be on the Board, Chris also currently serves as the vice president of OCD Southern California and is a leader of… Read more »

My Journey to Finding an LGBTQ+ Affirming OCD Therapist

Written by IOCDF Advocate Alexandra Reynolds OCD therapy was not the place I imagined, and coming out as bisexual and gender fluid, I didn’t think my sexual and gender identities mattered in or affected my treatment. Having already experienced coming out to less than affirming therapists, I was too afraid to broach the subject again…. Read more »

Announcing the Annual OCD Conference Award Winners

Each year at our Annual OCD Conference, we honor individuals who have gone above and beyond in their service and dedication to the OCD and related disorders community— raising awareness and advocating along the way. We would like to officially announce the 2022 award winners who will be honored at the 27th Annual OCD Conference… Read more »

Can’t Miss Highlights at the Annual OCD Conference

We can’t believe that the 27th Annual OCD Conference is less than a month away! Join us in Denver on July 8-10 for a three day weekend packed with community building, fun after-hours activities, and informative presentations on OCD and related disorders— bringing together individuals and families living with OCD, mental health professionals, and researchers… Read more »

Why I’m An Advocate: Sophie Suri

Meet IOCDF Advocate Sophie Suri! Sophie shares the reasons why she became an IOCDF Advocate in the video below. Learn more about our advocate program. “I always felt so much shame about my OCD. I felt like I was the odd one out and that there was something wrong with me- which is the worst… Read more »

Announcing the 2022 Annual OCD Conference Keynote: The Kinberg Family

We never truly experience anything in isolation — including OCD. Family members, though perhaps not the ones diagnosed with OCD, often have their own intimate journeys with the disorder and play a significant role in a loved one’s treatment. This is a story that rings true for so many in our community. This July 8… Read more »

Why I’m An Advocate: Kim Vincenty

Meet IOCDF advocate Kim Vincenty! Kim shares the reasons why she became an advocate below. Learn more about our advocate program. My heart pounded in my chest. I had low-grade nausea and sweaty palms, and I couldn’t sleep. My ten-year-old son had been diagnosed with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and became completely debilitated within a matter… Read more »

Why I’m An Advocate: Epifania Gallina

Meet IOCDF advocate Epifania Gallina! Epifania shares the reasons why she became an advocate below. Learn more about our advocate program. As someone with lived OCD experience, Epifania is interested in using her advocacy to raise awareness about stigma and mental health—advocating for both herself and the entire OCD community. Through the right therapy, Epifania was… Read more »

Why We Walk: The Wieczorek Family

Walk with members of the OCD community across the nation this June and October at a One Million Steps for OCD Walk – including the flagship event in Boston, MA on Saturday, June 11. Find a walk happening near you and register today! Join the International OCD Foundation and its official Affiliates in June and… Read more »