Support Groups

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There is a sense of community that exists in a well-run support group. It can mean finding others who know how you feel, or being seen as someone with a disorder rather than as the disorder itself. If you are reading this, you have likely been affected by OCD or a related disorder in some way, either as an individual with OCD or a related disorder, or as a family member or supporter watching someone struggle with the disorder.

While support groups are not meant to be a substitute for individual therapy, they can serve as a great step in that direction, or as an important addition to therapy, or part of a relapse prevention plan. Peers can offer something different than a therapist, and this should not be underestimated. Meeting other people going through similar situations can be very healing and beneficial — it can make people feel less lonely and isolated, as well as more connected to and understood by others.

Find a Support Group in Your Area

The IOCDF Resource Directory lists over 400 support groups for OCD and related disorders around the world. Groups are offered for individuals with the disorder, in addition to their family, loved ones, and caregivers. Find a support group near you.

Do you run a support group? Add it to the Resource Directory:

If you already run a support group for OCD and related disorders in your area, you can create a free listing in our Resource Directory to help more people find your group. Add or update your support group listing.

Start a Support Group of Your Own

Can't find a group in your area? Consider starting your own! You don't need to be a mental health professional to run an effective support group. Take a look at our Guide to Starting a Support Group.

Join an Online or Phone Support Group

For many years, a small group of dedicated volunteers have been managing dozens of online support groups covering many different OCD and related disorders topics. All groups are moderated and occasionally visited by therapists who treat OCD and OC related disorders.

Please Note: The IOCDF provides links to these online support groups for the convenience of our web users. The IOCDF is not responsible for the availability or content of these external support groups or website, nor does IOCDF endorse, warrant or guarantee the products, services or information described or offered at these online support group sites.

Support Group NameAudienceFocus
Monday/Wednesday Night OCD Support Group (Online via Zoom) w/ Mike FinkChildren, Adolescents, and Adults near Los AngelesOCD
Central Ohio GOALS for OCDAdults in Central OhioOCD
COVID-19 Anxiety and OCD Support GroupChildren, Adolescents, and AdultsOCD
Pittsburgh Support GroupChildren, Adolescents, Adults near Pittssburgh, PAOCD
Cambridge OCD Support GroupAdults with OCDOCD
Jacksonville OCD Support GroupAdults near Jacksonville, FLOCD
OCD Family Support GroupAdolescents, Adults, Familes near Jacksonville, FLOCD
South Bay OCD Support GroupAdults in the Bay Area, CAOCD
Teen and Young Adults Peer Support GroupTeens and Young AdultsOCD
Guildford OC AnonymousChildren, Adolescents, and Adults in the UKOCD
Scrupulosity OCD Education & Support GroupAdults with ScrupulosityOCD
T.E.A.M. (Teens Engaging Anxiety of the Mind) OCD: A GOAL Support GroupTeenagersOCD
Mental Health CommunityEveryone who is dealing with or knows someone dealing with OCD,Anxiety, and or Depression.OCD
ZOOM OCD Support GroupChildren, Adolescents, Adults near MiamiOCD
GOAL Support GroupAdults in CaliforniaOCD
Parents of Anxious Kids (PoAK)Parents of school aged children with OC/Anxiety related disordersOCD
Adult OCD Support Group Adolescents, AdultsOCD
OCD Therapeutic Support GroupAdults in Kansas City, MOOCD
Hoarding Disorder Support GroupAdults with Hoarding Disorder in WisconsinHoarding
Noe Valley BFRB Support GroupAdolescents & Adults with BFRBBFRBs
Rogers Behavioral Health OCD and Anxiety Support GroupAdults in WisconsinOCD
OCD Support Group of NorthWest OhioFamily members of individuals with OCD regardless of ageOCD
Compassion Focused Therapy GroupHoarding Group for Adults in CaliforniaOCD
Adult OCD & Anxiety Support GroupChildren, Adolescents, Families and Adults.OCD
Mental Health Strong Spouses Virtual Support Group
Adult Spouses Support GroupOCD
Parents of Adult Children with OCD (U.S. and Canada)
Parents of Adult Children with OCD
OCD
Adolescent Cognitive Behavioral Therapy/Exposure Response Prevention GroupAdolescents in ColoradoOCD
OCD (Virtual) Meditation GroupPersons, families, and care-givers concerned with OCD (India)OCD
Talk TOC Family, Partners and FriendsFamily, friends and couples. NO PATIENTS.OCD
Bloomington/Normal, Illinois OCD Support GroupAdults with OCDOCD
Adult GOALS Support Group Adults with OCDOCD
OCD Support for Older AdultsOlder Adults with OCDOCD
Adolescent Support groupAdolescents in FloridaOCD
Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum & Maladaptive Daydreaming Disorder(Buenos Aires)OCD
OCD Ottawa Support GroupIndividuals living with OCD, 16 years and older living in CanadaOCD
Online Body Dysmorphic Disorder Support GroupChildren, Adolescents, AdultsBDD
Louisiana Virtual Support Group for OCD and Related DisordersIndividuals who suffer from OCD and related disorders, as well as their family and friendsObsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
Hoarding Disorder
Skin Picking
Trichotillomania
Perfectionism
Scrupulosity
Violent/Sexual Obsessions
Moms with OCDAdult MothersOCD
Pay What You Can Peer SupportAdults, Children, AdolescentsBDD,
Hoarding,
Skin Picking,
Trichotillomania,
PANDAS/PANS,
Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders,
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD),
Eating Disorders (ED),
Substance Use Disorders (SUD),
Tics/Tourettes,
Perfectionism,
Scrupulosity,
Violent/Sexual Obsessions,
,OCD
San Diego OCD Support GroupAdults in San DiegoOCD
Teen GOALS Support GroupTeens in California- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Perfectionism
- Scrupulosity
- Violent/Sexual Obsessions
- Body Dysmorphic Disorder
- PANDAS/PANS
Mental Illness Caregiver Support GroupAdults in OhioTreatment of Co-occurring Disorders
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Eating Disorders (ED)
Substance Use Disorders (SUD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Adult OCD Support Group Individuals with OCDOCD
OCD SUPPORT – RugbyAnyone effected by OCD - Minimum age 16OCD
Online Clutter Reduction Skills & Support Grouppeople looking for support with hoardingHoarding
Jefferson Center Buried in TreasuresIndividuals 60+Hoarding
Supportive Art for Individuals with OCDIndividuals suffering from OCD, family members or friends, couples living with OCDSkin Picking
Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders
Substance Use Disorders (SUD)
Perfectionism
Violent/Sexual Obsessions
OCD
Navigating College with OCDOCD survivors, loved ones of those with OCDOCD
Ocd Resources & Guidance International individual, loved ones family and friendsOCD, Co-occurring Disorders
Therapists with BDD Online Support GroupTherapists and Clinicians with BDDBDD
Kansas OCD Adult Support GroupAdults diagnosed with OCDOCD
Perfectionism
Scrupulosity
Violent/Sexual Obsessions
OCD Writing ClubAdult with OCD (with or without a formal diagnosis)OCD
GSO OCD Family Member Support Group Family members and parents of those with OCDOCD
Skin Picking
Trichotillomania
Perfectionism
Scrupulosity
Violent/Sexual Obsessions
OCD Online Writing Community People living with OCDOCD
Arlington OCD Support Group Adults and AdolescentsOCD
Kids and Teens with OCDKids and teens age 9-17 with OCDOCD
Family and Friends OCD Support Group Family members and friends of adults (17+) with OC and related disordersOCD
Young Adults OCD Peer Support Group Young adults who have been diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and/or Related Disorders (recommend ages 16-34)OCD
Virtual Support Group for Family Members of People with OCD Family membersOCD
Twin Cities OCD Support Group Typically, anyone 17 and older with OCD and those that support them.OCD
Family Member OCD Support Group Adults anywhere in the U.S. who have family members or loved ones 13+ who struggle with OCD.OCD
Perfectionism
Scrupulosity
Violent/Sexual Obsessions
Portland Peer to Peer OCD Support Group Individuals with OCD and their familyOCD
Free Online OCD Support Group for those with OCD and their loved ones Individuals with OCD and those who love them.OCD
Free – Online Peer-Led OCD Social/Support Group for Teens & Young Adults Teens (preferably 15 and above) and Young AdultsOCD
Free, Zoom – OCD Private Sessions Caregivers of Teens, Teens and Young Adults, or Caregivers with their Teen.OCD
Las Vegas Adult OCD Peer Support Group Adults in treatment for OCD or adults who have achieved OCD symptom remission.
OCD
OCD Support Group for Families and Loved Ones Family, friends and those affected with OCD and related disordersOCD
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
Hoarding Disorder
Sunflower Support Group Individuals with OCD
OCD
Online OCD Support Group Adults with OCD, loved ones and professionalsOCD
Hoarding Help Help with HoardingHoarding Disorder
OCD Support Group family & friends of individuals with OCDOCD
Friends and family of OCD support group Friends and family of Ocd, Sufferers , and Ocd suffersOCD
Hoarding Disorder
PANDAS/PANS
Skin Picking
Perinatal OCD
OCD Loved Ones Support Group Family members/support people of individuals suffering from OCDOCD
SerenityBayWomen Christian women with OCD or women who care for someone with OCD
Fee
OCD
Scrupulosity
SerenityBayWomen Christian women with OCD or women who care for someone with OCD
Fee
OCD
Scrupulosity
OCD Support Group Individuals with OCDOCD
OCD VIRTUAL GOAL GROUP WESTCHESTER NY Individuals with OCD, 18 years old and upOCD
PANDAS/PANS
Perfectionism
Scrupulosity
Anxiety / OCD Support Group Adults with Anxiety or OCD. Also Family & Friends of those with Anxiety or OCD.OCD
Hoarding Support Group Adults with Hoarding challenges. Also Family & Friends of those with Hoarding challenges.Hoarding Disorder
Adult Anxiety Disorders Support Group Current or former KCCAT patients who are thirty-somethings or olderOCD
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
Hoarding Disorder
Tics/Tourettes
Perfectionism
Perinatal OCD
Scrupulosity
Violent/Sexual Obsessions
Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders
BDD Recovery Online Support Group Individuals with BDD and family membersBody Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
Alberta OCD Foundation Individuals who live with OCDOCD
Spouse/Romantic Partner OCD Support Group Adults (18+) anywhere in the U.S. who have a spouse or romantic partner who lives with OCD. (**this group is not for parents or other family members, we have a separate group for Family Members**)OCD
LGBTQ+ Affirming
Perfectionism
Perinatal OCD
Scrupulosity
Violent/Sexual Obsessions
Living with OCD-For Kids!
This group is designed for children ages 9-13 who have an existing diagnosis of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)OCD
PANDAS/PANS
LGBTQ+ Affirming
Perfectionism
Violent/Sexual Obsessions
Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders
OCD Parent Support Group
Parents of individuals with OCDOCD
Boulder OCD Support Group Individuals with OCD and Family MembersOCD
Virtual OCD Support Group for Christians Those who would like to understand OCD and anxiety through a biblical viewpoint, and break freeOCD
Free Adult OCD Support Group Adults with OCDOCD
LGBTQ+ Affirming
Perfectionism
Perinatal OCD
Scrupulosity
Violent/Sexual Obsessions
Anonymous (OCA) – First Toronto AllOCD
Perfectionism
Perinatal OCD
Scrupulosity
Online Group Treatment for Hoarding Disorder MA AllHoarding Disorder
Free OCD Support Group Adults with OCD and OC spectrum conditionsOCD
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
Hoarding Disorder
Skin Picking
Tics/Tourettes
Trichotillomania
Scrupulosity
Violent/Sexual Obsessions
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Eating Disorders (ED)
OCD Family Member Support Group Family members (aged 18+ unless accompanied by parent) of those with OCDOCD
Mental Health Community Everyone who is dealing with or knows someone dealing with OCD,Anxiety, and or Depression.OCD
OCD and Parenting
Parents of children with OCDOCD
Parents of Teens and Young Adults with OCD Parents of teens and young adults with OCDOCD
Christians with OCD, Main Group Christians with OCDOCD
Friends with OCD Those of us who have been diagnosed with OCDOCD
OCD Tribe those facing daily thoughts and compulsions from an obsessive compulsive disorderOCD
Support 4 Everything OCD individuals with OCD and those who love and support themOCD
Obsessive Skin Pickers and Hair Pulling Anonymous Those suffering from Dermatillomania, Excoriation Disorder, or Compulsive or Obsessive Skin PickingSkin Picking
Trichotillomania
Pure-O CD Those who suffer from intrusive thoughts and compulsive behaviorsOCD
OCPD Support Group Those with Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder and their loved onesOCD
San Francisco OCD OCD
San Francisco OCD OCD
OCD-UK UK onlyOCD
ANXIETY Peer-led support group for adults struggling with anxiety, OCD or panic attacksOCD
Beating the Bully Goliath- Anxiety and OCD Support Group people with anxiety and OCD related disordersOCD
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders
Beating the Bully Goliath- Anxiety and OCD Support Group people with anxiety and OCD related disordersOCD
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders
Adult OCD Support Group Individuals who are 18 years and older suffering from OCD or an OC Spectrum Disorder.OCD
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
PANDAS/PANS
Skin Picking
Trichotillomania
Perfectionism
Scrupulosity
Violent/Sexual Obsessions
Adolescent OCD Support Group Older children and teensOCD
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
Skin Picking
Tics/Tourettes
Trichotillomania
LGBTQ+ Affirming
Perfectionism
Perinatal OCD
Scrupulosity
Violent/Sexual Obsessions
Bedford OCD and Anxiety Support Group Individuals with OCD and their support people, friends and family members welcomeOCD
Cherry Hill OCD Support Group Adults, teens, and children with OCD and family membersOCD
East Bay OCD Support Group Those with OCD, anxiety, and/or depression, as well as family members and friendsOCD
Fairfield OCD Support Group Adults, Teens, and Children with OCD, as well as parents of children and family members/friends of those with OCD.OCD
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
Hoarding Disorder
Skin Picking
Trichotillomania
Perfectionism
Perinatal OCD
Scrupulosity
Violent/Sexual Obsessions
Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders
DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) Support Group 18+OCD
Skin Picking
Trichotillomania
Roanoke, VA OCD Support Group Individuals who have OCD, or who think they may have OCD, and family members of people with OCD.OCD
Hoarding Disorder
Skin Picking
LGBTQ+ Affirming
Perfectionism
Scrupulosity
Violent/Sexual Obsessions
Cultivating Curiosity, Courage & Compassion for Teens Teens with OCDOCD
Perfectionism
Support Group for Loved Ones of Individuals with OCD Family members of individuals with OCDOCD

Phone Support Groups