Support Groups in Connecticut


Fairfield County OCD Support Group

Meets on the third Monday of every month (Except holidays)
Time: 7:30 to 9:00 pm (Meetings are virtual via Zoom)

Open To: Individuals with OCD & their families
Fee: Free
Type: Professionally Assisted Group

Fairfield County OCD Support Group is a professionally assisted OCD support group organized and moderated by two prominent mental health professionals who specialize in treating OCD.

Its mission is to provide an informative group forum which can provide a supportive, informal, empathetic environment for people coping with OCD.

The group consists of individuals who are OCD sufferers. Usually, these individuals include those who are currently seeking treatment and those who have recovered from their OCD and are presently managing their symptoms. In addition, family members and friends of those who are suffering from OCD are also welcome to participate. In our meetings, we discuss specific topics, such as symptoms, cognitive behavior therapy, medication, etc.

The objective of this support group is to be informational, not therapeutic.

Behavioral Wellness Clinic OCD Support Group

The OCD Support Group at the Behavioral Wellness Clinic (Tolland, CT), led by Dr. Monnica Williams and Mailae Halstead, meets for one hour every Tuesday at 4-5 pm EST on Zoom. The group consists of adults who have been suffering from OCD and are looking for a support-oriented group. The group can be used as an adjunct to psychotherapy, where people can speak about experience on exposure homework assignments, OCD related concerns that arise in life situations, or struggles engaging in activities due to their OCD. Other experienced group members can give advice on how to stay on track and how to overcome the obstacles they may be facing.

If you are interested, please contact them by phone at 860-830-7838 or email them at for more information. Meeting information will then be sent to you.

Note: The fee is $45 per session, but they offer a sliding scale to those with financial hardships.

OCD Survivors and Thrivers

Meeting Information:

Venue: Stamford / Darien Area
Open To: Individuals with a professional diagnosis of OCD.
Meeting Day and Time: Wed. or Thurs. at 6:30 PM approx. every 3-4 weeks
Email for meeting information.
Fee: $0

This group is open to all people who are living with OCD, and are steadfast in their determination to put in the work and live in a state of recovery. You can expect empathy, compassion, and a sharing of resources and strategies. You can expect a safe space free of judgement, and the opportunity to share your experiences. You can expect support, camaraderie, and the visceral feeling that we are in this fight together. You can expect a unique shared laughter not possible anywhere else but in a group of people that fully understands the OCD journey and plight.

Do not expect reassurance, a replacement for ERP therapy in a professional setting, or a panacea. This group is effective only as a supplement to ERP therapy and other therapeutics.

This group is closed to people who do not have OCD. For those wishing to learn more because they suspect a friend or family member is suffering from the disorder, one of us will be happy to connect with you separately. Please reach out to the email address.

Meetings do not have a virtual option. It’s in-person only.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Support Groups

NAMI Connecticut provides more than 40 FREE, confidential support groups across the state that are peer-led. They are facilitated by people who have experienced what you have/are experiencing.

Groups Include:

  • NAMI Friends and Family Support Groups
  • NAMI-CAN Support Groups (Child and Adolescent Network)
  • NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups
  • NAMI Connecticut Young Adult Recovery Community Support Groups

Click here to go to NAMI’s support group webpage.

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