Written by | Amy

The International OCD Foundation does amazing work in OCD research, and awareness. Their mission is "to help all individuals with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders to live full and productive lives. They work to increase access to effective treatment, end the stigma associated with mental health issues, and foster a community for those affected by OCD and the professionals who treat them." 

If you ever need information about OCD and treatment go to for the most to date information. They have information for professionals treating OCD, parents, people with OCD, and anyone interested in learning more. One of my favorites is their recommended book list

I highly recommend checking them out and learning more about OCD and the resources around you. 

At the TOATC we give our clients validation instead of reassurance and accommodation. Validation acknowledges the emotions a person is going through where accommodation feeds OCD. 

Learning how to give reassurance instead of accommodating a family member with OCD can be difficult and confusing. Our lovely therapist Kate Rogers Ph.D. created a wonderful cheat sheet for all those in need of some help with this transition.

Remember you can show your family member or yourself love without reassurance or accommodation.