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OCD and Intrusive and Obsessive Thoughts Virtual Peer Support Group
Welcome to Your Community 

We run three sessions, every Monday at Noon ET, every Friday at 7pm ET and every Sunday at Noon ET.

Many don't know that they have OCD, they don't know that intrusive thoughts circling like a broken record is often something called Pure OCD. But once you know you can then begin work on the many tools available to learn to live a normal life and reduce the frequency and potency of these thoughts. These are groups where you can learn strategies working for others living with OCD, and most importantly, come to realize that you're not alone. 

About the Moderators: 

Dedric Davidson davidsondedric@gmail.com

Dedric runs his OCD session Sundays at Noon ET. Dedric is a Clinician at The OCD & Anxiety Treatment Center in Salt Lake City, Utah and does CBT, among much else with those suffering from OCD. 

 

 

Guerin Nolen guerinnolen733@gmail.com

Guerin is 30 years old and currently lives in Heber City, UT. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Georgia Southern University in Child and Family Development and has worked with children for 10+ years, primarily as a behavior technician for individuals with autism. She is currently a graduate student at the University of the Southwest studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She's struggled with ADD, major depressive disorder, anxiety and OCD before finally receiving a bipolar diagnosis in 2021. Surprisingly this diagnosis changed her life for the better. Through both cognitive and dialectical behavior therapy as well as the support of family and friends, she has gained better insight into herself and her relationships. She wants to share this insight with others and instill hope that there is light at the end of the tunnel. She is passionate about connecting with others through shared experiences and creating a safe environment where people can explore difficult thoughts and feelings. She believes in the power of empathy and authenticity and will take a teamwork approach to promote healing, confidence, and hope for the future

Lydia Davies lydiajayne1@hotmail.com

Lydia Davies is 34 years old and lives on the Sunshine Coast, Australia.

She remembers having symptoms of OCD since the age of 5, yet was only diagnosed at 24. She has attended the Friday night OCD support group since November 2021, & loves to connect with & support others who are on a similar journey to her. She has struggled extensively with her own somatic OCD, religious OCD/scrupulosity, "just right" OCD, dermatillomania (Compulsive skin picking), & has tasted and can relate to most of the other various subtypes of OCD, including sexually intrusive thoughts. She was able to get specialised OCD treatment in 2021, & has since managed to overcome a lot of her OCD, although it is still something she deals with & attempts to manage daily. She was able to share her Story on The OCD Stories podcast in Jan 2023. She loves drawing, surfing, hiking, & spending time at the local bird sanctuary.

 

Melissa Walker melissa_walker64@hotmail.com

Melissa runs her OCD session Mondays at Noon ET. She believes in meeting clients where they are at in their mental health journey, and working from there. With lived experience of OCD, Melissa is committed to supporting folks to reach their goals and create a life where they are in charge. Melissa is trained in Exposure with Response Prevention for the treatment of OCD by the Centre for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.

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