Support Groups

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 OCD Foundation (IOCDF) also lists support groups in its comprehensive Resource Directory. We encourage support groups in Texas to keep their information updated on that listing, as well on our listing here.

AUSTIN

Austin OCD Support Group
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

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.

Austin Trich Support Group
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
Contact: Evelyn – email: austintrichgroup@gmail.com, facebook: https://www.facebook.com/austintrichsupport


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

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

Dallas OCD Support Meetup Group
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
Peace of Mind Foundation & OCD Challenge Support Group
Location: 4100 Main Street Houston, TX 77002
Date/Time: Held the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month
Contact: Heather Mast, Program Director – (heather@peaceofmind.com; 832-474-1327)

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.

Support Group for Children, Adolescents, and their Parents
Location: 708 E 19th St Houston, TX 77008
Date/Time: First Thursday of the month from 6:00-7:00 PM
Group Type: Professional led by Eeva Edds, MA and other staff
Sponsors: Houston OCD Program
Open to: Free for current clients between 12 and 17 years of age. Parents are also encouraged to participate in a separate support group for parents.
Contact: Please ask your therapist about the group or email Eeva Edds at eedds@houstonocd.org.


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.


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. CURRENTLY NOT MEETING, JOIN MAILING LIST TO BE ALERTED WHEN GROUP PICKS UP AGAIN
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: www.satxocd.org