Wilmington OCD G.O.A.L Group

(Giving Obsessive-Compulsives Another Lifestyle)

This support group is open to individuals 18 years and older who have OCD

When: Every other Monday evening, 6:00-7:00pm

Upcoming dates:

  • Monday June 11, 2018
  • Monday June 25, 2018
  • Monday July 9, 2018
  • Monday July 23, 2018
  • Monday August 6, 2018
  • Monday August 20, 2018 

We believe that support groups can play an important role in coping with and overcoming OCD. We believe that the GOAL approach helps make support group meetings a place of hope.

Inherent in GOAL is the belief that no matter how bad your situation is, there is always something you can do to improve. We try to help those who are suffering to understand that taking steps to fight your OCD, no matter how small those steps may be, is better than doing nothing. And while those steps may be difficult, you have the support of a group who knows what you are going through.

One function our group shares with all support groups is freeing the individual from feeling alone and from the sense that no one, including friends and family, really understands. New members are frequently filled with wonder when they finally meet others who understand how they feel.

Group members will have the opportunity to encourage each other’s progress, actively support each other in accomplishing behavioral goals, and share in the elation of each other’s successes. For those in the enviable position of having recovered from OCD, a GOAL group can be one of the cornerstones of their relapse prevention program.

First-time attendees are asked to contact Dr. Kathy Rupertus at (302) 798-7464 prior to attending. All new attendees will require a brief screening to be sure this support group is a good match for their needs.

Family & Friends OCD Support Group

Family and friends of individuals suffering from OCD also often feel alone and misunderstood by others. But you are not alone. The greater Wilmington area is home to many families, parents, spouses, partners, and suporters of someone diagnosed with OCD. Together we care; together we share. Come, you belong with us. Come listen, support, and learn ways to help someone you know and love with OCD. 

When: The group will begin meeting bi-weekly in June 2018 with the day and time to be announced 

 Open to all individuals who love someone with OCD

Contact: Kathy Rupertus, PsyD (302) 798-7464