Adults & OCD
Alberta OCD Foundation
Edmonton's G.O.A.L Group (18+)
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: King Edward Park Small Hall, 8008 - 81 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta (Located in the Duncan Park Innes)
*Please note the November GOAL group is replaced by Dr.Peggy Richter's Event. We hope you can join us!*
Peace of Mind
Online Adult G.O.A.L Group (17+)
2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm (CST).
Who can attend this group: Individuals 17 years or older that sufferer from OCD can attend this group. The group is for those who suffer from OCD, not family members or caregivers. This group is not intended for sufferers of related disorders such as Hoarding Disorder and Trichotillomania (Hair-Pulling Disorder) unless the individual has concurrent symptoms of OCD.
Access 24 / 7, Adult Intake Services
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
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.