Pay What You Can Peer Support

Support Group
Contact: Daniel Cole
Phone: 888-718-3661

Meeting Information:

Venue: Zoom
Meeting day and time: Mondays at Noon ET, Fridays at 7pm ET, Sundays at Noon ET
Open To: Those with OCD as well as their family members, parents and children
Fee: Free, Pay What You Can

We run three sessions, every Monday at Noon ET, every Friday at 7pm ET and every Sunday at Noon ET

Many don’t know that they have OCD, they don’t know that intrusive thoughts circling like a broken record is often something called Pure OCD. Once you know that you can work on the many tools available to learn to live a normal life and reduce the frequency and potency of these thoughts. These are groups where others come to and realize they’re not alone. On top of that they can learn strategies working for others living with OCD.

About the Moderators:

1. Dedric Davidson
Dedric runs his OCD session Sundays at Noon ET. Dedric is a Clinician at The OCD & Anxiety Treatment Center in Salt Lake City, Utah and does CBT, among much else with those suffering from OCD.

2. Lydia Davies

Lydia Davies is 34 years old and lives on the Sunshine Coast, Australia.

She remembers having symptoms of OCD since the age of 5, yet was only diagnosed at 24. She has attended the Friday night OCD support group since November 2021, & loves to connect with & support others who are on a similar journey to her. She has struggled extensively with her own somatic OCD, religious OCD/scrupulosity, “just right” OCD, dermatillomania (Compulsive skin picking), & has tasted and can relate to most of the other various subtypes of OCD, including sexually intrusive thoughts. She was able to get specialised OCD treatment in 2021, & has since managed to overcome a lot of her OCD, although it is still something she deals with & attempts to manage daily. She was able to share her Story on The OCD Stories podcast in Jan 2023. She loves drawing, surfing, hiking, & spending time at the local bird sanctuary.

3. Melissa Walker

​Melissa runs her OCD session Mondays at Noon ET. She believes in meeting clients where they are at in their mental health journey, and working from there. With lived experience of OCD, Melissa is committed to supporting folks to reach their goals and create a life where they are in charge. Melissa is trained in Exposure with Response Prevention for the treatment of OCD by the Centre for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.

​4. SJ Russell

​SJ (they/them) is a non binary/genderqueer group facilitator with lived experience as a queer person and mutual aid activist. They frequently attend the Friday night OCD support group and love supporting others.