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Sunday, July 9 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
Relationship OCD - What To Do When OCD Becomes A 'Third Wheel'

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When a person is struggling with Relationship OCD they often become fixated on things that are outside of their control within their relationship. This discussion will include three young adults who have OCD and have experienced relationship-related obsessions. This session will be focused on intrusive thoughts around relationships and different strategies one can use to develop and maintain healthy relationships. Following the discussion, the panel will engage in an interactive role-playing activity related to ROCD. Lastly, the panel will open up to a Q&A portion for the audience.


Matthew Codde, MSW

OCD Victory
Matt Codde started experiencing OCD symptoms at the age of 11. Throughout his life he has struggled with different types of obsessions. He received treatment at The Gateway Institute is Orange County, Ca. He completed his treatment, graduated with a Masters of Social Work... Read More →
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Anastasia Sanchez

Anastasia Sanchez was diagnosed with OCD at 12 years old. She has mainly suffered with the SUV categories of contamination OCD and relationship OCD. Anastasia received treatment at The Gateway Institute in Costa Mesa, California in 2015. Her hard work ethic and determination has... Read More →
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Chris Trondsen

Behavioral Therapist, The Gateway Institute
Chris Trondsen was diagnosed with OCD when he was 20 years old but suffered years before that.  Contamination OCD as well as Checking OCD were the main types of OCD he suffered with.  He received treatment at starting at age 20 at The OCD Center of Los Angeles under Tom Corboy and... Read More →

Sunday July 9, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm PDT
Golden Gate A