Local Resources

The IOCDF’s comprehensive online Resource Directory includes treatment providers, support groups, clinics & programs, as well as other organizations that specialize in OCD and related disorders. The directory is searchable by location and will list results in order to proximity to the location searched.

To find local resources to central and south florida, simply visit www.iocdf.org/find-help and enter in your zip code. Results can be narrowed based on populations services, treatment strategies, specialty areas, payment options, etc.

Access the Resource Directory here.


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Local Support Groups

OCD and Related Disorder Support Groups in Central and South Florida
*Disclaimer: This affiliate list support groups we are aware of in the local area, yet the below listed support groups are not the affiliate’s support groups. We work to keep the information as up-to-date as possible to inform members of our catchment area of relevant resources.

Adult OCD Support Group
First Thursday of every month at 7:30pm-8:30pm
Free of Charge, Professionally Led
West Boca Medical Center
21644 State Road 7 Boca Raton, FL 33428
(Located Inside Physician’s Dining Room in Cafeteria)
Enter via Main Entrance, Bring Picture ID
For More Details, please contact the Neurobehavioral Institute (NBI) at (954) 217-1757.

General OCD Support Group (open to everyone)
Third Wednesday of every month at 6:00pm-6:45pm
Free of Charge, Professionally Led
Neurobehavioral Institute
2233 North Commerce Parkway, Suite 3
Weston, FL 33326
For More Details, please contact the Neurobehavioral Institute (NBI) at (954) 217-1757

Palm Beach Gardens OCD Support Group for Adults
This is a free, professionally-led group open to adults (18+) with OCD at any stage of recovery (e.g., recently diagnosed, in treatment, not in treatment). Attendees are expected to maintain the confidentiality of other attendees. Professionals must obtain approval from Dr. Seay before attending.  Check out our events calendar for specific meeting dates (usually meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm).
Center for Psychological & Behavioral Science
11380 Prosperity Farms Road, Suite 209A
Palm Beach Gardens, FL  33410
Contact Dr. Steven J. Seay, Ph.D. – (561) 444-8040
http://www.steveseay.com/events/
Palm Beach Gardens OCD Support Group for Kids & Teens
This is a free, professionally-led group open to children and teens with OCD at any stage of recovery (e.g., recently diagnosed, in treatment, not in treatment). Parents are also welcome to attend.  Attendees are expected to maintain the confidentiality of other attendees. Professionals must obtain approval from Dr. Seay before attending.  Check out our events calendar for specific meeting dates (usually meets on the second Monday or Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm).
Center for Psychological & Behavioral Science
11380 Prosperity Farms Road, Suite 209A
Palm Beach Gardens, FL  33410
Contact Dr. Steven J. Seay, Ph.D. – (561) 444-8040
http://www.steveseay.com/events/

Click here to search the IOCDF Resource Directory to find additional support groups.


Local Research Studies

*Disclaimer: OCDCSFL is not affiliated with any of the following studies, although we ensure that all research studies listed on this page have been reviewed and approved by an Internal Review Board (IRB). We do our best to keep this list up-to-date, but please contact the research institutions directly to confirm the status of any studies you are interested in.

If you are interested in submitting information regarding support groups and/or research studies to be added to our website, please provide required information for support groups (e.g., dates, time, location, contact person), and for research studies (e.g., brief description of study, requirements for participation, duration of time in which study will be ongoing, contact person). Please email this information to us at info@ocdcsfl.org. If you are providing information about a research study, please also email us a document indicating your IRB approval, as we will need that for our records.

Treating Anxiety in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder Research Study

Phase I

Eric Storch, Ph.D. at John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital is conducting research on a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) protocol for clinical anxiety designed specifically to fit the needs of late adolescents/young adults (16-21 years old) with autism spectrum disorder.

Qualifying participants will receive 16 individual therapy sessions at no cost.

  • You/your child would have to attend three assessment sessions: 1) prior to treatment, 2) halfway through treatment, 3) once treatment is complete.
  • You will be compensated $50 for the first and third assessment sessions.
  • All assessments and therapy sessions would take place at the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center located at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Phase II

Qualifying participants will have a 50% chance to receive 16 CBT sessions immediately or a 50% chance to receive the same CBT but after a 16 week waiting period.

  • You/your child would have to attend four assessment sessions at different times throughout the study.
  • You will be compensated $50 for the first, third, and fourth assessment sessions.
  • All assessments and therapy sessions would take place at the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center located at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida.

For more details contact: Nicole McBride – (727) 767-2387 –  nmcbride@health.usf.edu – 880 6th St S
St. Petersburg, FL 33701.

 

USF Health RESEARCH STUDY ALERT

Family dynamics in adults with 

obsessive-compulsive disorder

This study is being conducted by Dr. Eric Storch, Ph.D. at the Rothman Center for Pediatric Neuropsychiatry, USF

Do you have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)?
Are you in a romantic relationship? AND/OR  Do you have a child aged 6-17?

If this is the case, you may be eligible to participate in a study exploring familial relationships in adults with OCD. As a result of the study, we hope to better understand the impacts of OCD on family life, and to shed light on specific familial issues relative to OCD.

  • Participation in the study includes a 15- to 30- minute interview, which may be conducted in person or through Skype. You will also be asked to complete a series of online questionnaires about your thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and your romantic and/or parent-child relationships. The whole procedure should take between 35 and 90 minutes.
  • To be eligible for this study, you must be 18 or over, have a primary diagnosis of OCD, and either (a) be in a romantic relationship or have been in a relationship in the last six months, (b) have at least one child aged between 6 and 17 years old with whom you have regular contact, or (c) both.
For further information please contact the study coordinator, Dr. Valerie L.B. Ariza, valerielabui@health.usf.edu or (727) 898-7451
IRB#: Pro00029901