relax-1276639_1280OCD is far more common than most people realize. However, it is also common to feel that your child is the only one struggling with OCD worries and rituals. Furthermore, when OCD is strong, it is incredibly challenging for both the child and the parents. While therapy focused on helping the child struggling with OCD is incredibly valuable, one aspect that usually isn’t addressed is supports for the parents.

The Parent OCD Support group offers a space for parents to connect with, and learn from, one another. In addition, the group facilitator provides education on OCD and OCD therapy (including approaches such as: exposure and ritual prevention, defusion, mindfulness, acceptance, and self-compassion). The goal is to provide a supportive and informative space, that will be valuable for you as a parent and for your continued work on helping your child.

This group is led by Kristen Maines, MS and Brynn Benishake, MA. Kristen and Brynn both have significant experience with group work, and their area of focus for individual therapy is working with individuals struggling with OCD/anxiety. For further background information on Kristen please click here and on Brynn 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: or 978-270-8925.

Group Meetings: Tuesdays (bi-weekly) from 6:30-7:30pm
Duration: 60 minutes
Cost: $30 per group