OCD International has excellent resources, including listings of therapists that specialize in OCD (very important). This is where I found my daughter’s wonderful psychologist.

Shala Nicely, LPC is a therapist specializing in OCD. She has been kind, classy, and giving in my search to find help for my daughter. Her website has excellent resources. She is the author of several books on the subject. Is Fred in the Refrigerator? and Everyday Mindfulness for OCD. Both excellent!

Jon Herschfield, MFT has written many great books on OCD–and Harm OCD specifically. Overcoming Harm OCD is one of my favorites. I’d recommend any of his books. He also has many helpful talks that can be found on YouTube.

OCD can often lead to attempts to self medicate with drugs and or alcohol, compounding one serious problem with another. If this is a situation you find yourself in, you need a treatment center that is able to address both issues at once.

Though this site is about OCD, occasionally, I like to mention other mental health resources from people who are fighting the good fight to bring awareness and hope for those that they love and those who support them. Melissa Jacobus has been advocating for her adopted children and the rights of all individuals with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) since 1998. Did you know that this syndrome can go undiagnosed for a lifetime, and you often cannot tell just by looking at someone whether or not they have it? Visit FASD United to learn more Melissa has written this memoir to let other parents know about the struggle that she and her family faced and to offer awareness, hope, and a path to healing. At the national level, Melissa is a parent advocate and member of the Justice Task Force for the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS), serves on the Advisory Committee for FASD Communities, and served as a member of the Speakers Bureau for the Centers for Disease Control’s Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Southeast Regional Training Center. In 2019, Ms. Jacobus was inducted into NOFAS’ Tom and Linda Daschle FASD Hall of Fame. Melissa is also active at the state level in Georgia.

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