Adults & OCD

Alberta OCD Foundation

OCD G.O.A.L Group 18+ (OCD Support Group)

Online, Alberta

GOAL stands for "Giving OCD Another Lifestyle" based on the GOAL Handbook by Dr. Jonathan Grayson. The main objective of the GOAL group is to help each attendee develop self-help skills in an atmosphere that offers emotional and practical support.

The GOAL group is free and open to all adult individuals who suffer from OCD. Since the purpose of the group is to provide a peer support system and information exchange for people with this disorder, the groups are not open to family members or friends. It is recommended but not a prerequisite to read Understanding how OCD Works

When: The Second Wednesday of the month (once/month)

Time: 7pm - 9pm

Location: Online using Google Meet

Contact: for questions 



Please Note: If using a computer, the meeting will open in a browser. If using a mobile device, you must download the Google Hangout App that is compatible with iPhones and Androids.

Adult OCD Support Group Registration

Must be an aocdf member to register for a OCD support group. Memberships and support groups are free. Must be an Alberta resident. Last day to register is the Monday before a group (2 days prior).


Access 24 / 7, Adult Intake Services

Edmonton, Alberta

Anderson Hall 780-424-2424

Provides a single point of access to adult addiction and mental health community based programs.Access 24 / 7 provides a range of urgent and non-urgent addiction and mental health services including service navigation, screening, assessment, referral, consultation, crisis intervention, outreach and short term stabilization.


10959 102 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T5H 2V1

East facing entrance along 102 St on main floor of Anderson Hall. Upon arrival in lobby, buzz for entrance, check in with reception desk to the right.

The Grey Nuns

Community Hospital

Mental Health Program

Out-patient group programs

The Grey Nuns Community Hospital provides

comprehensive mental health services for patients

and families. The following are available:

Psychiatric Partial Hospitalization Program (PPHP)

This group program runs for six weeks from Monday to Friday and stems from the Recovery Model. The program addresses skill acquisition such as coping skills, goal setting, communication skills and reflection. Referrals can be sent by any Allied Health professional by fax to 780.735.7809. Brochure Referral form

Psychiatric Out-Patient Program (POP)

POP is a group therapy program that runs for 12 weeks from Tuesday to Friday. It helps people explore what is not working in their lives and what they can do to make changes.  Referrals can be sent by any Allied Health professional by fax to 780.735.7298.Brochure Referral form

Emotion Regulation Group

This 90-minute group therapy session occurs on Tuesdays for 12 weeks. The focus is on skill training for people who struggle with their emotions. Referrals can be sent by any Allied Health professional by fax to 780.735.7298. Brochure Referral form


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Plus (CBT+)

This three-hour group occurs once a week for twelve weeks. The focus is learning skills to regulate emotions, cope with difficult and distressing emotions, as well as identify and challenge problematic thinking patterns that contribute to difficulties with emotions. Referrals from physicians can be faxed to 780.735.7496. Information for patients and families Referral form


Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

 This three-hour weekly group runs for one year and is a skill training program for those with specific diagnoses. In order to be eligible for this program, candidates must take CBT Plus first. Please phone 780.735.7575 for more information.

Mental Health Assessment

Edmonton's Psychiatric Treatment Clinic

Edmonton has a Psychiatric treatment clinic at the University of Alberta Hospital open to the public.


If looking to see a therapist, a psychiatrist, wanting an assessment for your mental health, call (780) 407-6501 and ask to speak with an “On-call Therapist.” See the image for details.

Alberta OCD Foundation (aocdf)

8330 82 Ave NW, #68103

Edmonton, Alberta

T6C 4G0​

 1 (780) 989-9932