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


Fall/Winter 2018-2019 dates:

    • October 29,  2018
    • November 12, 2018
    • November 26, 2018
    • December 10, 2018
    • January 7, 2019
    • January 21, 2019
    • February 4, 2019
    • February 18, 2019
    • March 4, 2019
    • March 18, 2019 

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.

Family & Friends OCD Support Group

Together we care. Together we share.

When:    Every other Monday evening, 6:00 to 7:00pm, starting July 30, 2018


Cost:    $20.00


When someone you love is struggling with OCD, you are faced with a unique set of challenges: How should you respond to a loved one’s rituals? How can you offer support without encouraging the OCD? 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 OCD. 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 OCD.


You belong with us… come listen, support, and learn ways to help someone you know and love with OCD.


First-time attendees are asked to contact Chris Leins, MA, LPMHC 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.