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The Fairfield County OCD Support Group was founded in 2005 by Christina J. Taylor, Ph.D. and Diane E. Sholomskas, Ph.D. for the purpose of providing an informal and relaxed support forum in the Fairfield County area for individuals and families dealing with OCD.

Dr. Sholomskas and Dr. Taylor serve as our group meeting moderators.

Christina J. Taylor, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist who specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Social Phobia, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Specific Phobias, and the OCD spectrum disorder Trichotillomania.  Dr. Taylor is well known as a leading provider of cognitive-behavioral treatment for OCD and anxiety disorders.  She has a private practice in Fairfield, Connecticut.  In addition, Dr. Taylor is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT.  She is also is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the National Obsessive Compulsive Foundation and served on the National Institute of Mental Health Treatment Outcome Study on Panic Disorder at Yale University.  For more information on Dr. Taylor you can visit her website at christinajtaylorphd.com.

Dr. Taylor's new book is "OCD: A Workbook for Clinicians, Children and Teens; Actions to Beat, Control & Defeat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder". It's available on Amazon.com and Pesi.com.

Diane E. Sholomskas, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist specializing in cognitive-behavioral treatments for anxiety disorders, mood disorders and phobias.  Dr. Sholomskas is also an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine.  She has conducted clinical research on the epidemiology, psychological and pharmacological treatments of mood and anxiety disorders and has published and presented on these topics.  Dr. Sholomskas is the recipient of an OC Foundation Award for the study of group-delivered exposure and response prevention treatment for OCD.  In addition, she is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the National Obsessive Compulsive Foundation.  Dr. Sholomskas has a private practice in Hamden, Connecticut.  For more information on Dr. Sholomskas you can visit her website at anxietyrx.net/diane-sholomskas.php.

As a participant of our group, you will discover how useful it is to find out how other people handle their OCD on a daily basis and how comforting it is to learn about other people dealing with the same issues and problems.  Hearing about other people's successes is very encouraging.  You will realize that recognizing one's self in another human being is very comforting.

Our group also provides an opportunity to socialize, meet new people, and make new friends.  Because social anxiety is the most common anxiety issue that accompanies OCD, the support group represents a wonderful therapeutic opportunity to tackle social fears in a very affirming environment.

We are an affliate of the International OCD Foundation and are partners with OCD Connecticut.

In order to make our group function as it should, we ask that you abide by certain support group ground rules.

For more information about the practices of Dr. Taylor and Dr. Sholomskas, click here.





 
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