OCD Louisiana

Contact Name: Kristin Fitch
New Orleans, Louisiana 70119

OCD Louisiana was established as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in 2018 by a group of mental health providers in Southeast Louisiana in response to a lack of needed resources in the state  for those affected with OCD and related disorders. 

Our primary goals target support and education. We are committed to facilitating further growth of a supportive community for those who suffer with these conditions, as well as their family members and friends. We also welcome mental healthcare providers, other medical professionals, researchers, educators, religious leaders, and other interested community members. Our in-person and virtual programming promote this sense of community. We also provide the tools and assistance needed for anyone interested in starting a peer-led support group and offer a virtual consultation group for professionals treating OCD and related disorders. 

OCD Louisiana is dedicated to reducing stigma and misinformation about OCD and related disorders and disseminating accurate information to the public and professional community through our online presence, local presentations, and other awareness-raising events. Through this work, we hope to increase access to evidence-based treatment in Louisiana and empower sufferers to live a full life despite OCD.

Board of Directors:

  • Kristin E Fitch, PhD, President

  • Michele N Carroll, PsyD, Vice President

  • Chance McNeely, MPA, Treasurer

  • Caitlin Bussey, BS, Secretary

  • Ashley Rush, MA, Board Member-at-Large

  • Ashley Royerre Talley, MS, CCC-SLP, Board Member-at-Large


OCD Louisiana is pleased to announce that Caitlin Bussey, Chance McNeely, Ashley Rush, and Ashley Talley have joined Michele Carroll and Kristin Fitch on the board of directors. The addition of our new members brings renewed energy and new ideas to the affiliate. 

In 2021, OCD LA will be focused on resuming programming through virtual events, increasing membership, and seeking community volunteers. If you are interested in becoming involved in any of our activities, please complete this brief survey