OCD group is a chance to do active exposure on your given theme of OCD as well as learn some new tools and skills to combat OCD. This is not a support group.
OCD group is a chance to do active exposure on your given theme of OCD as well as learn some new tools and skills to combat OCD. This is not a support group. A tertiary effect of group is being around people who experience the same sorts of thoughts and compulsions that you might and that can help diminish some loneliness. But we want this to be more than that. Our goal is that you walk away with a higher amount of bravery when it comes to facing your OCD. This group is for people who have received an OCD diagnosis and have some concept of how exposure and response prevention works. If you do not have an OCD diagnosis or have never done exposure therapy, but suspect that you might have OCD, please contact us and we would be happy to help you in that journey.
-Discover ways that OCD is keeping you from engaging in your life and reengage those areas
-Complete exposures in a developed fear hierarchy
-Define and direct your worst case scenario
-Learn the art of writing an exposure script
-Gain Acceptance and Commitment Therapy skills and learn three new defusion techniques
-Identify the difference between OCD’s values and our own values.
OCD Group is led by:
Jenna Daniel, LPC is an experienced OCD therapist with a trauma background. Jenna brings a high sense of structure and skilled learning to the group. She completed the BTTI in October of 2022 which is one of the most advanced OCD trainings offered in the country.
Colter Bloxom, LPC is fantastic anxiety and OCD therapist. Colter brings a fun and playful attitude to exposure and has a certain knack for being the voice of OCD. His goal is that you can learn to distinguish the difference between your own voice as well as OCD. He writes a really good exposure script, though you probably won’t like it.
Start with a $50 deposit. We'll follow up with you after that.
Group Meeting Schedule
Tuesdays 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Perhaps you think the idea of joining a group sounds a bit intimidating. The truth is: IT IS! But we think we do some of our best work when we might feel a tad uncomfortable. We offer classes in a variety of different areas:
For those who are trying to learn more about themselves, go deeper, and enhance their toolkit on life.
For those who want to take their relationship from a 4 or a 5 to a 10.
Classes for as young as 2-5 all the way up to high school.
Classes focused around anxiety, depression, trauma, mood, OCD, and more.
Groups fill up quickly and have limited capacity. When we create a group we want to know that the people who are signing up are dedicated to this experience. Additionally, closed groups (meaning a group where new members cannot join halfway through) provide a much more cohesive experience in terms of support and curriculum.
A support group is generally peer lead, meaning by somebody who does not necessarily have training in mental health. These groups are focused on camaraderie and not feeling alone in a specific struggle. Thrive’s groups provide this aspect as well as a robust curriculum to gain more tools to battle emotional and mental health struggles. All groups are therapist lead and will feature a therapist whose expertise is in the given topic of the group.
Yes! In fact, a poll at Thrive showed that 73% of group participants found group therapy to be as effective or more effective than individual therapy. Plus, we don’t need a poll to tell you that it’s about a third of the cost.
We’re always happy to talk you through this portion. A lot of our groups have a specific diagnosis to them and that can be a good indicator if it is a good fit for you. You can also always speak with your therapist about the group, whether that therapist is with Thrive or not.
Nobody wants to stay committed to something that is not benefiting them. We completely understand this. Talk to your group leader and talk to us and we will find a solution.
Groups are an amazing way to do some great work at a fraction of the cost of traditional therapy. Perhaps you think the idea of joining a group sounds a bit intimidating. The truth is: IT IS! But we think we do some of our best work when we might feel a tad uncomfortable.
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