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 pm - 7:00 pm


Cost:   $15.00


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.

Teen Anxiety Support Group


This support group is open to teens, ages 14-18 (9th-12th grade) 

                                      

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

                                                              Upcoming Dates:  November 18th

                                                                                                       December 2nd

                                                                                                       December 16th

                                                                                                       (No Group December 30th)

                                                                                                       January 13th

                                                                                                       January 27th


                                          Cost:  $25.00 per group


                                           Purpose:  To provide teens with a safe, open setting to talk about the daily struggles of dealing with anxiety with

                                           others who know what  it’s like. This group offers a unique opportunity to give and receive support with the goal

                                           of improving anxiety management and learning how to confront difficult situations despite fear.


                                           Parents/Guardians of first-time attendees are asked to contact Dr. Amelia Serine at (302) 798-7464 or via 

                                           email ([email protected]) prior to attending.  All new prospective attendees will require a brief 

                                           screening to be sure this support group is a good match for their needs.

Family Anxiety Support Group

Together we care. Together we share.

When:    Starting January, 2020 (dates and time to be announced)- The group will meet bi-weekly


Cost:    To be announced 


When someone you love is struggling with anxiety, you are faced with a unique set of challenges: How should you respond to a loved one’s anxious behaviors and avoidance? How can you offer support without encouraging the anxiety? How can you best take care of yourself through these difficult and trying times?


The Wilmington area is home to many families, parents, spouses, partners, and supporters of someone diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. This professionally facilitated support group offers the opportunity for family members to meet together, break the isolation many often experience, and share with others who truly understand your experience. New group members are frequently filled with wonder when they finally meet others who understand the challenges and emotions of watching a loved one struggle with an anxiety disorder.


You belong with us… come listen, support, and learn. 


First-time attendees are asked to contact Dr. Brian Ashenfelter 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.