This open group brings together families and friends and those who suffer from OCD to share ideas, hope, concerns and struggles. Come experience the understanding of others who have similar concerns; brainstorm, share resources, knowledge and referrals with other families.
Topics of discussion will include:
- Understanding OCD: the types, the course and the strategies
- What individuals with OCD wish their family members would understand
- Common parenting traps and how to stop falling into them
- Common partner traps and how to stop falling into them
- What should siblings do?
- The stressors and emotional strain of living with OCD: taking care of yourself an
- Family members deal with anxiety too
- Moving forward as a family
- Setting realistic goals and effective limits
- Family contracting
- Managing OCD moments: constructive approaches to anger and frustration
- Expectations and understanding
- What does it mean to be supportive?
- We will also discuss issues as they arise within the group.
The group is facilitated by Melissa Mose, LMFT who specializes in treating anxiety and OCD, and who is also a parent of a teenager with OCD.
We will meet monthly on a Saturday from noon to 2. Please RSVP as space is limited.
Dates in 2019 are:
5/25, 6/22, 8/17, 9/14, 10/12, 11/9, 12/14. There will be no group in July