Local Support Groups

Peer-to-peer Support Group Listing

The Obsessive Compulsive Foundation of the San Francisco Bay Area publishes listings, and when needed provides logistical support, for peer-to-peer support groups available to people with OCD and their families, people who hoard, and people with related disorders.

These peer-to-peer support groups are free and open to anyone who matches the description of the audience for a particular group. Note that OCDSFBA provide listings for these groups, but they are not OCDSFBA progams.

OCD Support Groups

Hoarding Support Groups

East Bay Obsessive Compulsive Anonymous

Description 12-step group for OCD,including hair pulling, skin-picking and other Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors. We recommend and use the following books in our meetings:

  • Obessesive Compulsive Anonymous
  • Alchoholics Anonymous (the “Big Book”)
  • Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions
Meeting times Not currently active. Contact Michael for more information
Contact Kalena  510-331-9052,  kalena@wallfire.net or Michael C 510-893-4811, mc12s32@sbcglobal.net. website: groups.yahoo.com/group/ebhpa

East Bay OCD Support Group

Description Mutual help group open to individuals with OCD, anxiety, and/or depression; and family members and friends
Meeting times 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month, 3-5pm
Location Oakland Kaiser Specialty Medical Office Building (SMOB), Lower Level, Conference Room B, 3600 Broadway Oakland, CA 94611. You can park in one of the Kaiser parking garages. Parking in the garages is typically free on Saturdays (although Kaiser does not guarantee this). The garages are located:

  • On Howe Street directly across from the main hospital building
  • On Broadway next to the Medical Office Building at 3701 Broadway
  • On Broadway next to the SMOB at 3600 Broadway

There is also on-the-street parking (there are parking meters). A map of the Kaiser campus is available. There is nearby public transportation; check 511 Transit Trip Planner for the best way to get there.

Contact Tim. Phone: (925) 699-1355. Email: quinntem@gmail.com

Mental Health Assoc. – San Francisco (MHA-SF) Hoarding Support Group

Description Support group for people who compulsively hoard and clutter on a regular basis.
Meeting times
Location MHA-SF, 870 Market Street, #928, San Francisco (unless otherwise noted)
Contact MHA-SF (415) 421-2926 http://mentalhealthsf.org/support-group-for-people-who-compulsively-hoard-and-clutter

North Peninsula OCD Support Group

Description Mutual help group open to individuals with OCD and family members and friends
Meeting times 3rd Saturday of each month, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Location Seton Medical Center Hospital, 1900 Sullivan Ave, Daly City
Hospital cafeteria meeting room – 2nd floor
Contact Scott: Phone: 415-273-7273. Email: info@ocdbayarea.org


Description ClutterLess (CL) is a nonprofit, peer-based, self-help, support group for people with difficulty discarding unwanted possessions. Cluttering is a psychological issue, not an organizing issue.
Meeting times EVERY MONDAY 7:00 to 8:30 pm. We skip some holidays if they fall on Monday.
Location The Parkview, 100 Valley Avenue (main entrance) Pleasanton, CA
2nd Floor Activity Room (Cross Street is Sunol)
Contact ClutterLessPleasanton@hotmail.com. www.ClutterLess.org Phone: 925-200-1943 or 925-297-9246

San Francisco OCD Peer Support Group: Meetup

Description Come to some low-key, non-threatening meetups where we can meet for dinner, coffee, a movie, etc. and talk about our experiences and share life together! Being around others who understand what we’re going through is beyond helpful.  It’s relieving.  Feel understood.  Meet others with OCD and enjoy life; support each other through life’s struggles. Join the group by going to the link below. Adults of all ages invited.
Meeting times 2nd Sunday (lunch) and 4th Thursday (dinner) of the month
Location location available to members of the group. Membership is open to everyone.
Contact Join http://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-OCD-Peer-Support-Group/


San Francisco OCD Support Group

Description Mutual help group open to individuals with OCD and family members and friends
Meeting times 1st Tuesday of each month (excluding holidays) 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Location Beginning July 2015 will meet in rm 326, UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine 1701 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA
Contact Paula and Mary: SFOCD-owner@yahoogroups.com

South Bay OCD Support Group

Description Mutual help group open to individuals with OCD and family members and friends
Meeting times 1st Saturday of each month, 10 am – 12 pm.
Location December 5, 2015: Santa Clara Central Park Library, 2635 Homestead Rd Santa Clara, CA 95051 Library Board Room, 2nd floor
Contact Mary: email: mpweins1@yahoo.com