Support


"A burden shared is halved. A joy shared is doubled." 
- Anonymous


OCD TEXAS assists and promotes support groups for OCD and related disorders that meet anywhere in Texas.


Below is a preliminary listing of support groups we've heard about so far -- check back for updates. The International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Foundation (IOCDF) also keeps an IOCDF listing of support groups on its website. We encourage support groups in Texas to keep their information updated on that listing, as well on our listing here. 

For any questions about OCD support groups, contact us at info@ocdtexas.org

Our Membership Committee is committed to helping support groups promote their groups online across the Internet, as well as by other means such as phone or in-person contacts. Our Outreach Committee focuses on reaching out to individuals and families affected by OCD and related disorders, as well as to current or prospective OCD treatment providers in the State of Texas, who are not currently members of OCD TEXAS.

Special one-time support groups are a regular offering at our quarterly conferences. The new SAN ANTONIO OCD SUPPORT GROUP (see details below) formed at our recent conference in San Antonio Oct 19 & 20. New support groups are encouraged to have their initial organizational meetings at our quarterly conferences; members of successful existing support groups often make themselves available to advise and assist new groups that are forming.


AUSTIN
Location and Date/Time:
First Tuesday of Each Month, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Red River Church
4425 Red River Street, Austin, Texas 78751 (map)
Enter the parking lot on 45th Street. We meet in the building closest to the intersection of 45th and Red River. You enter the building through the glass door that faces the parking lot. Once inside, take the hallway to your right. At the end of the hallway turn left. We will meet in room #5, which is on the right.  Got that? If not, don't worry, just remember room #5, the place is not that big. :)
Third Tuesday of Each Month, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Gethsemane Lutheran Church
200 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX
Group Type:  Peer-led support group
Sponsors:  None; we are an independent, peer support group.
Open to:  We are made up primarily of members diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder, we gladly welcome individuals who have not yet been diagnosed, but want to know more about OCD. Friends and family members are always welcome. Students and professionals wishing to observe a meeting are encouraged to contact us. We love students, and proudly support the Social Work, Psychology, and Nursing programs at our area colleges - we just ask that you let us know you’re coming.
Fee:  Free
Contact: Tom at tom@austinocdsupport.org 512-799-1876 or
              Bobbi
at bobbi.duncan@gmail.com 828-310-9378

Austin OCD Social Group
The goal of this group is to provide OCD sufferers with an avenue for interacting with others in a social environment. This goal is not to be confused with the objectives of a traditional support group. We’ll be getting together in lively establishments and having some fun. Joining and participating in such a group might be anxiety-provoking at first, but we think the benefits far outweigh the costs.
Location and Date/Time:  2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month, 7pm. See the Meetup listing for location of next meeting. You do not need to sign up for Meetup to attend this group -- feel free to just show up.
Sponsors:  None; we are an independent, peer support group.
Contact:  Heather at heatherncurrey@gmail.com or 512-694-1296 for more info.


Kids with OCD Support Group

In person meetings are not available at this time due to lack of attendance lately. Check the website for current info.

Group Type: private online Google Group.

Sponsors:  None; we are an independent, peer support group. 

Fee:  Free 

Contact:  Laura at tabor-huerta@iname.com or kidswithocd@googlegroups.com; see website for more info."

  
Austin Hoarding Support Group

Date/Time:  Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm
Location: 4425 Red River Street, Austin, Texas 78751
Group Type:  Peer-led support group for people with Hoarding Disorder. Open to Anyone with an interest in overcoming hoarding behavior, or helping someone else overcome hoarding behavior.
Sponsors:  None; we are an independent, peer support group.
Fee:  Free
Contact: Lee at 512-638-2333; see website for more info.

Date/Time:  Every other Sunday from 5-6:30pm.
Location:  Meets at a private residence, please email for details.
Group Type:  This group is open to all adult hair pullers and skin pickers. It is organized by volunteers and is for adults only, 18+. Please contact us for more information on how you can get involved and on the road to recovery.
Sponsors:  None; we are an independent, peer support group.
Fee:  Free

BEDFORD
OCD and Anxiety Support Group in the Dallas Fort Worth DFW Area
Location:      Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital
HEB Hospital ECC Ambulatory Conference Room
Hurst-Euless-Bedford
1600 Hospital Parkway
Bedford, TX 76022
Date/Time:  2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Group Type:  Peer-led support group
Sponsor:  M. Kathleen Norris, MA, LPC
Open to:  Individuals with OCD; support people, friends and family members welcome.
Fee:  Free
Contact: Email DFW_OCD_Anxiety_Support@verizon.net; for more info, see website.

DALLAS
See alsoBedford, above.

Dallas/Richardson/Plano OCD Support Group
Location:      Methodist Richardson Medical Center
Medical Plaza I - Conference Center
403 W. Campbell Road (west of I-75)
Ricahrdson/Plano/Dallas 75080
Date/Time:  2nd Monday of each month, 7:45 to 9:00 p.m. (No meetings in August or December.)
Group Type:  Professionally-led by Peggy McMahon, PhD
Sponsor:  Peggy McMahon, PhD
Open to:  Parents of children with OCD, adults with OCD, family members/friends of people with OCD, teens with OCD.
Fee:  Free
Contact: Lisa Buchanan, ocdparenthelp@yahoo.com, (214) 906-1692 or Peggy McMahon (214) 923-6778

Location:  Varies
Group Type:  Would like to meet and hang out with others who are successfully dealing with, or are currently struggling with OCD. We can share experiences, wisdom or simply go out and have a good time. We are not defined by our OCD!
Contact:  Mark Henry, markh333@gmail.com, (
972) 360-7460; for more info see the Meetup website.


HOUSTON        
Houston OCD Support Group
Location:  1401 Richmond, Houston, TX 77006
Date/Time:  2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Group Type:  Professionally led by John Hart, PhD. 
Sponsors:  The Center for Anxiety and Depression Treatment, the Peace of Mind Foundation, and the Houston OCD Program.
Open to:  Individuals with OCD as well as friends and family members of those with OCD.
Fee:  Free
Contact:  Patty Smith-Hart, RN, PMHNP -- (713) 409-4803 or
(713) 526-5055; see websites (above) for more info.

Houston OCD 

Family/Friends Support Group

Location:  1401 Richmond, Houston, TX 77006
Date/Time:  4th Wednesday of the month, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
                   

Oct. 24, 2012; Nov.28, 2012;

Dec. 26, 2012 (may have holiday social at a volunteer's home); 

Jan. 23, 2013; Feb.27, 2013; Mar. 27;2013; Apr.24,2013; May 22, 2013;

(Will send notice re: summer schedule)

Group Type:  Professionally led by 

by Sondra Kaplan, LCSW,

a separate support group for family members/friends, meeting at the same time and location as the community wide group (above).

Contact: Sondra Kaplan, LCSW, Tel: 713-780-1478, E

mail: skaplan.therapist@gmail.com


NEW BRAUNFELS

New Braunfels OCD Support Groups
Location:    River Bend Counseling
                  145 Landa Street, New Braunfels, TX 78130
Date/Time:    Mondays, 7:15pm
Group Types:    Adult group professionally led by Jay Jeter, LPC-S.
                       Support for Caregivers groups professionally led by Sarah Mabe, LPC-1
Sponsors:   River Bend Counseling
Open to:    Individuals with OCD as well as friends and family members of those with OCD. Participants are asked to call to register in advance.      
Fee:    Free
Contact: Jay Jeter, LPC-S -- (830) 515-8480; see websites (above) for more info.



PLANO         
SeeDallas/Richardson/Plano/Dallas OCD Support Group, above.

RICHARDSON/PLANO

SeeDallas/Richardson/Plano/Dallas OCD Support Group, above.


SAN ANTONIO

San Antonio OCD Support Group  This group had its first organizational meeting at the OCD TEXAS conference in San Antonio Oct 19 & 20.
Location: Oak Ridge Square, 11120 Wurzbach Road, Suite 101, San Antonio, TX 78230
Date/Time:    First Monday and third Wednesday of every month at 7:00pm
Group Type:  Peer-led support group
Sponsor:  Randolph Pollock, MA, LPC
Open to:    Individuals with OCD as well as friends and family members of those with OCD. Participants are asked to call to register in advance.      
Fee:    Free
Contact: Mateusz Donda mateusz.donda@gmail.com (210) 216-6063
Website:  satxocd.org