OCD Resources


We’ve put together a list of great OCD resources, including some of our favorites, to make it easier for you to find the help you need.

OCD Home Management App

Friends of OCDfeat

All Things Anxiety

Utah: Fruit Heights

Here to help you find peace over constant worry, calm over unwanted thoughts, and the courage to not care what others think. Specialization in anxiety, OCD, and depression treatment for all ages.

Anxiety and OCD Treatment Center

Delaware: Wilmington

Over 26 years of experience providing empirically supported cognitive behavioral treatments to children, adolescents, and adults. We customize therapy for each individual client, using the most current, evidence-based approaches. We also work closely with medical professionals when medication is part of the treatment plan.

Bull City Anxiety & OCD Treatment Center

North Carolina: Durham, Virtual, with clinicians licensed to provide services in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Virginia, Massachusetts, and New York.

Bull City Anxiety & OCD Treatment Center is a specialty practice in Durham, North Carolina providing compassionate, evidence-based treatment for Anxiety, OCD, and OC-Spectrum Disorders.

Care & Compassion Counseling, LLC

Wisconsin: Appleton

A small counseling clinic that specializes in anxiety disorders. Our mission is to help you heal from the inside out.

Counseling & Consulting Professionals, LLC

Wisconsin: Appleton, De Pere, Virtual

A small group of private practice mental health clinicians who want to help you achieve your goals through individualized psychotherapy. Our providers specialize in various areas including perinatal mental health, trauma, OCD, anxiety, and depression.

Healthy Minds Anxiety Specialists

Arizona: Tucson, Virtual Maryland: Virtual

Gabriela Huber, LPC, NCC,MA, MBA
Anxiety and OCD Specialist

Lotus Psychology Practice, PLLC

New York: Dix Hills, Melville

The therapy practice is called Lotus Psychology Practice because we find ourselves inspired by the lotus flower. It grows beautifully out of the mud. Many get stuck in the mud and fail to see their inner strengths and beauty.  At Lotus Psychology Practice we help you get out the mud and help you find your strength.

Pure OCD Therapy

Wisconsin: Virtual Only

Specialized exposure therapy (ERP) to adults with OCD, anxiety disorders, and trauma. The term “pure OCD” or “pure O” generally refers to any OCD that centers on themes of harm, sexuality, religious/moral concerns, and relationships.

Tom Hamburgen, PhD, LP

Minnesota: Virtual; Montana: Virtual


Phone: 507.251.9757

Books, Movies & Podcasts

The Mind

by Dexter N.

This video gives people an example of how OCD really works. Written and produced by Dexter N. (13 years old).


A Chat with Uma

hosted by Uma R. Chatterjee

Hi! I’m Uma – a neuroscientist, researcher, board-certified Mental Health Peer Specialist, mental health advocate, organizer, community builder, communicator… and most importantly, someone with vast lived experiences with mental health, chronic illness, young-adult cancer, & survivorship. On this show, I bring all of my identities together to bring you honest and unfiltered conversations exploring our true human experiences in their fullest form. We bridge the gap on all things neuroscience, psychology, mental health, lived experience, advocacy, psychedelics, research, & more!

Breaking Free of Child Anxiety and OCD

by Eli R. Lebowitz, PhD

Breaking Free of Child Anxiety and OCD: A Scientifically Proven Program for Parents is the first and only book to provide a completely parent-based treatment program for child and adolescent anxiety. Parents will learn how to alleviate their children’s anxiety by changing the way they themselves respond to their children’s symptoms–importantly, parents are not required to impose changes on their children’s behavior.

Cynthia Marie Hoffman

Exploding Head

by Cynthia Marie Hoffman

This collection of prose poems chronicles a woman’s childhood onset and adult journey through obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), which manifests in fearful obsessions and counting compulsions that impact her relationship to motherhood, religion, and the larger world. Cynthia Marie Hoffman’s unsettling, image-rich poems chart the interior landscape of the obsessive mind. Along with an angel who haunts the poems’ speaker throughout her life, she navigates her fear of guns and accidents, fears for the safety of her child, and reckons with her own mortality, ultimately finding a path toward peace.

How to Defeat Bully Brain: A Story About OCD

by Ella Kim

How To Defeat Bully Brain starts with James, the mayor of a peaceful town with no problems. However, James has a secret that not even his family knows about. There is a voice in his head called Bully Brain. When a jealous neighboring mayor sees an opportunity to ruin James’ town, Bully Brain takes over.

Kissing Doorknobs

by Terry Spencer Hesser

During her preschool years, Tara Sullivan lived in terror that something bad would happen to her mother while they were apart. In grade school, she panicked during the practice fire drills. Practice for what?, Tara asked. For the upcoming disaster that was bound to happen?

Then, at the age of 11, it happened. Tara heard the phrase that changed her life: Step on a crack, break your mother’s back. Before Tara knew it, she was counting every crack in the sidewalk. Over time, Tara’s “quirks” grew and developed: arranging her meals on plates, nonstop prayer rituals, until she developed a new ritual wherin she kissed her fingers and touched doorknobs….

Maggie's Friend Otis

by Maggie Grace and Jennifer Watkins

Maggie struggles with obsessive compulsive disorder. Her anxiety manifests as Otis, a nagging multicolored character who spends his day whispering insecurities and encouraging repetitive tasks.

In Maggie’s Friend Otis, read how Maggie began to rethink her relationship with Otis and question the need for her compulsions.


by Allison Britz

A brave teen recounts her debilitating struggle with obsessive-compulsive disorder—and brings readers through every painful step as she finds her way to the other side—in this powerful and inspiring memoir.


by Wesley King

Daniel is the back-up punter for the Erie Hills Elephants. Which really means he’s the water boy. He spends football practice perfectly arranging water cups—and hoping no one notices. Actually, he spends most of his time hoping no one notices his OCD habits—he calls them Zaps: avoiding writing the number four, for example, or flipping a light switch on and off dozens of times over. But everything changes when a girl at school, who is unkindly nicknamed Psycho Sara, notices him for the first time. She doesn’t just notice him: she seems to peer through him.

With great voice and grand adventure, this book is about feeling different and finding those who understand.

OCD: Sharing Our Stories

hosted by Mike Vatter

OCD: Sharing Our Stories is a podcast hosted by Mike Vatter and produced by Kay Huggins. In each episode, Mike talks with OCD and anxiety sufferers – and sometimes family members, loved ones, and mental health providers – about OCD and their experiences coping with it.

Check out episodes of OCD: SOS on several different podcasting services including Spotify, Audible, and Amazon Music.

Sky A short film

A young pianist struggles to find relief from his severe Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

Stuff that's Loud

by Ben Sedley and Lisa Coyne

An OCD book just for you—full of powerful tools and engaging illustrations to help you live the life you want to live, instead of being controlled by OCD. 

In Stuff That’s Loud, you’ll learn exposure and response prevention (ERP), and ideas from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to help you break free from loud, spiralling OCD thoughts and behaviors.

The Goldfish Boy

by Lisa Thompson

Twelve-year-old Matthew is trapped in his bedroom by crippling OCD, spending most of his time staring out of his window as the inhabitants of Chestnut Close go about their business.

When the next door neighbour’s toddler, Teddy, goes missing and it becomes apparent that Matthew was the last person to see him, he decides to turn detective and unravel the mystery of his disappearance.  With a brilliant cast of supporting characters this life-affirming story is perfect for fans of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time and Wonder. It is a book that will make you laugh and cry.

The OCD Stories

hosted by Stuart Ralph

The OCD Stories aims to provide good, reliable and heartfelt information that lights a path in the darkness, and offers solutions. It aims to bring more awareness and understanding of OCD through the podcast, for people who are suffering from it but also for those family members and friends, and other people like therapists and researchers who work in this area everyday.

UNSTUCK an OCD kids movie

Honest. Educational. Inspiring. UNSTUCK is a family-friendly short film that lets kids and teens speak truthfully about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and explain how they learned to face their fears and regain control of their lives.

What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck

by Dawn Huebner, PhD

A Gold NAPPA Winner (National Parenting Publications Awards)
​Moonbeam Silver Children’s Book Award for Activity Books 

What To Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck guides children and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat obsessive compulsive disorder. This interactive self-help book turns kids into super-sleuths who can recognize and more appropriately respond to OCD’s tricks.

Worrying is Optional

by Ben Eckstein, LCSW

Worry happens. Worrying is optional.

We live in an increasingly uncertain world, and if you struggle with worry, you aren’t alone. You should also know that there’s nothing wrong with worry. Worry happens to all of us—and it can even be helpful at times. But excessive worrying—the kind that keeps us up at night, interferes with our thinking during the day, and hijacks our ability to make decisions—is a big, big problem. The good news is that, while worry is inevitable, worrying is completely optional. This book will show you how to break free from the unhelpful thinking habits that keep you stuck in a loop of rumination and anxiety.

College & Scholarships

Google Lime Scholarship

Lime Connect offers distinct scholarships with our corporate partners that support the education of current students and opens the door to potential internship and co-op opportunities. Lime Connect also supports current high school seniors’ pursuit of a college/university education.

Intelligent College Planning Guide for Students with Mental Health Disorders

Enrolling in college as a student with a mental health condition doesn’t need to be overwhelming or intimidating. Students who know their rights and learn how to ask for assistance can go on to complete their degree and have a positive educational experience in the process.

To help students find the assistance they need, we created this guide to explain the resources and accommodations most schools provide, and offer tips on how to access these mental health services.

JC Runyon Foundation

The Prochnow Foundation’s annual scholarship program seeks to reward one high-achieving student with a diagnosed mental illness with a $1,000 scholarship to a four-year college or full-length trade school. The foundation is proud and excited to reduce the financial burden of high-achievers in pursuit of their education, career, and personal development.

OCD Wisconsin: Barry Thomet Scholarship

For senior high school students living in Wisconsin with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) who have worked to overcome obstacles. Must be nominated by a school counselor. Scholarships of $500 and $1,000 awarded to one or more students.

prochnow foundation for mental health

The Prochnow Foundation’s annual scholarship program seeks to reward one high-achieving student with a diagnosed mental illness with a $1,000 scholarship to a four-year college or full-length trade school. The foundation is proud and excited to reduce the financial burden of high-achievers in pursuit of their education, career, and personal development.

The Quell Foundation

We believe education is key to understanding, supporting, and generating awareness of the mental health issues millions of people face today. We offer four awards to spread our message further.

Charities, Foundations & Businesses We Believe In

Potholders by Ruby Supporting OCD Awareness

by Ruby Niosi

Crafting handmade potholders to raise money for childhood OCD awareness because OCD is not about being clean and organized. Ruby started this venture to support her brother with OCD and has raised and donated more than $7,000 since October 2019. Her potholders are used in more than 30 states across the U.S., in Canada, and as far away as Australia.

International OCD Foundation (IOCDF)

The International OCD Foundation is a donor-supported nonprofit organization. Founded in 1986 by a small group of individuals with OCD, the Foundation has grown into an international organization serving a broad community of individuals with OCD and related disorders, their family members and loved ones, and mental health professionals and researchers around the world. We have affiliates in 25 states and territories in the US, in addition to global partnerships with other OCD organizations and mental health non-profits around the world.

Jack Mental Health

JACK is a tax-exempt charity under IRC Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit. It is created to change the way OCD and anxiety sufferers and their families navigate the challenges of mental illness, fight stigma, and obtain quality education, support and treatment.

LVLUP Martial Arts

Wisconsin: East Madison, Waunakee

We build Physical, Mental, and Emotional Strength. We Level Up Lives through Martial Arts. We are the most Positive Community on the Planet! 

OCD Jacksonville

OCD Jacksonville is a not-for-profit agency and affiliate of the International OCD Foundation. Our mission is to help you and your family find effective treatment and support for OCD or related anxiety disorders. As a public service organization, we seek to educate and inform mental health professionals and the greater Jacksonville community about OCD and its related disorders. We serve the communities located within the Jacksonville metropolitan area.

OCD Wisconsin

Founded in 2014, OCD Wisconsin is a non-profit organization and affiliate of the International OCD Foundation. Our goal is to support the IOCDF’s mission in all Wisconsin communities. We strive to help connect families with local resources and foster a community for those affected by OCD. We offer programs including the Beyond Treatment Network, Ask the Experts, One Million Steps for OCD Walk, and other events throughout the year to help raise awareness of OCD.

Shuffle Photography Photos by Maxwell

Wisconsin: Madison

Photography has woven itself into the very fabric of my being, tracing back to my senior year of high school. With unwavering encouragement from my cherished circle of friends and beloved family, I’ve skillfully cultivated my own photography enterprise, affectionately known as Shuffle Photography LLC. My lens is irresistibly drawn to the art of capturing portraits, family bonds, and moments that form the tapestry of events – a realm where my fervor and elation know no bounds.

The Quell Foundation

The Quell Foundation strives to reduce the number of suicides, overdoses and the incarceration of people with mental health illness. We work to accomplish this by encouraging people to share their stories, increasing access to mental health services, providing a pipeline of future mental health care professionals with scholarships, and training first responders to recognize mental health crisis warning signs amongst their own.

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