relax-1276639_1280The OCD support group provides a motivational, educational, and collaborative space to assist individuals with OCD. The group functions as both a support and learning environment. It is open to individuals with OCD (18+ years of age) who would like to process their OCD with peers and learn more about OCD and the most effective treatment approaches for tackling OCD, in a supportive and safe environment.

The group meets every other Tuesday. Each session includes a combination of educational information along with group discussion, support and feedback, and questions from the group attendees.

Example topics of the educational OCD component includes the following:

–   Being your own therapist
–   Building and revising your exposure hierarchy
–   The dangers of reassurance seeking and accommodation with OCD
–   Cognitive reframing versus self reassurance
–   Self-compassion
–   Perfectionism and OCD
–   Mindfulness
–   Thought Defusion and OCD
–   Values and Goals

The group facilitator is Janelle Alabiso, MA. Janelle also works at the McLean Anxiety and Mastery Program and has extensive training working with individuals with OCD. For more information regarding Janelle’s background, training, and clinical experiences please click here.

This is an ongoing group; individuals are welcome to join at any time. Individuals are invited to come to each group meeting or may attend at whatever frequency best suits their needs. Prior to attending your first session please contact Kim at: kimberly.glazier.leonte@gmail.com or 978.270.8925.

Duration: 60 minutes
Cost: $30 per group