OCD Mid-Atlantic

Contact Name: Elspeth Bell, PhD, President
Silver Springs, Maryland 20901

Who we are

Founded in 2010, the OCD Mid-Atlantic is a non-profit affiliate of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF). We are a locally based group made up of people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related disorders, as well as their families, friends, professionals and others. The affiliate services Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Northern and Central Virginia.

The mission and goals of OCD Mid-Atlantic are to:

  • Educate the public and professionals about OCD in order to raise awareness and improve the quality of treatment provided in the Mid-Atlantic region
  • Improve access to resources for those with OCD and their families in the Mid-Atlantic region
  • Advocate and lobby for the OCD community in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Members of OCD Mid-Atlantic are pleased that the upcoming Annual OCD Conference will take place in our home region of Washington, DC! We are looking forward to uniting with our affiliate members from all over our DC, Maryland and Virginia catchment area and meeting others who might be interested in joining us in affiliate activities. We are exploring options for a meet-and-greet event during the Conference in order to build our community. Stay tuned to our website for updates on OCD Mid-Atlantic Conference activities, and be sure to drop by our table in the Exhibit Hall when you have a moment.

Our highly energized affiliate has developed plans to extend our activities deeper into Virginia and other areas of the large, Mid-Atlantic region. Soon we will be adding a member from the Richmond area to our Executive Board and hope to offer programs there in the near future. We are planning to expand programming in the DC and Baltimore areas as well. Check our website for notices of upcoming events, and please let us know what kinds of programs you would like to see held in your areas. The Board would like to thank Dr. Rick Baither for his service on the board for the last two years. We wish him well as he pursues other endeavors.