Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Support Groups in Barrie, ON

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ERP Group
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified
"The objective of this group is for individuals to develop an understanding of OCD and begin Exposure and Response Prevention treatment through a supportive group environment. Individuals will gain the skills required to continue engaging in exposures on their own ..."
(705) 243-9078 
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Barrie, ON L4N
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Supporting your Child with OCD Program
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified
"A bi-weekly group program based on best-practice for OCD treatment. Designed to educate, empower, and create positive change for your family, this program is ideal for families with a child(ren) with moderate to severe OCD that has affected family functioning. ..."
(705) 243-9078 
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Group meets in:
Barrie, ON L4N
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Supporting your Partner with OCD Program
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified
"A bi-weekly group program based on best-practice for OCD treatment. Designed to educate, empower, and create positive change for your relationship, this program is designed to support the partner of an OCD sufferer. *This program is virtual* "
(705) 243-9078 
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Group meets in:
Barrie, ON L4N

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Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Support Groups
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), or behaviours that make them feel driven to do something (compulsions). It affects children, kids, teens and adults. Often the person carries out the behaviors to get rid of the obsessive thoughts, but this only provides temporary relief. Not performing the obsessive rituals can cause great anxiety. A person's level of OCD can be anywhere from mild to severe, but if severe and left untreated, it can destroy a person's capacity to function at work, at school or even to lead a comfortable existence in the home.

If you're looking for help with OCD group therapy in Barrie or for a Barrie OCD support group, these professionals provide OCD treatment and obsessive compulsive disorder treatment. They include OCD support groups, OCD psychologists, OCD psychotherapists and OCD counsellors in Barrie. They can help with Barrie OCD counselling, OCD symptoms, OCD children, obsessive compulsive disorder, and OCPD.

Hair-pulling (trichotillomania) and skin picking (dematillomania), collectively referred to as Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors, are classified as OCD-related disorders. Treatment for trichotillomiania in Barrie or TTM or hair pulling in Barrie or skin picking can be found from these support groups.

What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Barrie Support Groups and Group Therapy both offer a safe place to explore important issues. It is important, however, to understand the difference between the two.

Group therapy in Barrie is led by a therapist, group psychotherapist, or group counselor, and is generally structured around an issue. The therapist guides the group through a program as the group works together to better understand thoughts and feelings. Experienced therapists lead psychotherapy groups for various ages, such as adults, and specific issues including anger management, anxiety, and coping skills.

Support groups in Barrie are usually facilitated by a therapist or counselor, but can also be led by members with lived experiences. Generally, a support group is less structured than a therapy group. Support groups bring together members to provide support and strength to each other, often around a common challenge such as addiction or grief.

Most therapy groups will meet for a fixed length of time with a consistent group of members, while many support groups meet for an indefinite period of time with members coming and going.