Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
The International OCD Foundation was founded by a group of people with OCD in 1986. It is an international not-for-profit organization that provides resources for patients, families, and providers. Search their Find Help directory to locate a provider or support group near you. The local affiliate in Massachusetts is OCD Massachusetts.
The OCD and Families website was started by Lee Baer, Ph.D. (1955-2017) to provide information for family members and OCD sufferers to address many of the most common communication problems in OCD treatment.
The Adult Intensive Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Program (AICBT) Program at Mass General offers intensive cognitive behavioral treatment for a range of anxiety and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders.
The Hoarding Resources in Massachusetts was put together by MassHousing and the Massachusetts Statewide Steering Committee on Hoarding (SSCH). Additionally, if you are looking for help with hoarding in Massachusetts, please contact the North Shore Center for Hoarding and Cluttering.
The Tourette Association of America (TAA) provides resources for patients, families, and providers on Tourette Syndrome and Chronic Tic Disorder.
The TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors provides resources for patients, families, and providers looking for help with trichotillomania (hair-pulling disorder) and excoriation (skin picking) disorder.
The Association for Cognitive & Behavioral Therapies (ABCT) is a multidisciplinary organization committed to the advancement of scientific approaches to the understanding and improvement of human functioning through the investigation and application of behavioral, cognitive, and other evidence-based principles to the assessment, prevention, treatment of human problems, and the enhancement of health and well-being.
The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Program at Massachusetts General Hospital provides advanced clinical care to patients, furthers CBT research, and educates healthcare professionals, students, and the general public about CBT.
The mission of the Child Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Program at Massachusetts General Hospital is to provide state-of-the-art cognitive behavioral therapy to children, adolescents, and young adults with a range of emotional and behavioral problems.
Anxiety and Depression
The Anxiety & Depression Society of America (ADAA) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, and related disorders and to improving the lives of all people who suffer from them.
The Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders and Complicated Grief Program at Massachusetts General Hospital conducts state-of-the-art research aimed at improving the standard of care for people suffering from anxiety disorders.
The Depression Clinical & Research Program (DCRP) at Massachusetts General Hospital is considered one of the leading centers for the study of unipolar depressive disorders worldwide.
Other Related Disorders
The mission of the Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital is to provide the highest quality patient care, clinical research, professional training, and public education about eating disorders.
The Massachusetts General Hospital’s Movement Disorders Unit sees patients from around the world for everything from the most common to the rarest of movement disorders.
Finding a Therapist/Health Care Provider
- International OCD Foundation (IOCDF)
- Association for Cognitive & Behavioral Therapies (ABCT)
- Tourette Association of America (TAA)
- TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)
- Massachusetts Department of Mental Health
- Massachusetts Behavioral Health Provider Network
- Psychology Today
Finding a Support Group
Cambridge OCD Support Group
Open To: Adults with OCD
Location: Email for Zoom address and information
Description: OCD can feel extremely isolating; it can feel like living on an island. Please come and share experiences and explore with others the trials and triumphs of living with OCD. There are introductions, a group discussion, and sharing of personal goals and resources.
Note: the Facebook group has a few brief questions to answer before you join about how long you’ve had OCD, what has helped, and why you wish to join the Facebook group.
Belmont OCD Goal Support Group
OCD Support Group
Open To: Individuals with OCD
Description: Meetings include lectures and support groups.
GOAL Support Group
Open To: Everyone
Description: GOALS group for people with OCD and their friends and family