Who We Are

Founded in 2010, the OCD Mid-Atlantic is a non-profit affiliate of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF).  We are a locally based group made up of people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related disorders, as well as their families, friends, professionals and others. The affiliate services Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Northern and Central Virginia. 

Our Mission & Goals


Educate the public and professionals about OCD in order to raise awareness and improve the quality of treatment provided in the Mid-Atlantic region

Improve Access

Improve access to resources for those with OCD and their families in the Mid-Atlantic region

Advocate & Lobby

Advocate and lobby for the OCD community in the Mid-Atlantic region

Board Members

Andrea Batton, LCPC

Professional Counselor
Director, Maryland Anxiety Center
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Elspeth Bell, Ph.D.

PRESIDENT; Clinical Psychologist
Director, Bell Center for Anxiety and Depression
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Brad Hufford, LCSW-C

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington
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Charley Mansueto, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist
Director, Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington
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Gloria Mathis, Ph.D.

VICE PRESIDENT; Clinical Psychologist
MidAtlantic Center for OCD & Anxiety (MCOA)
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Laura Mlynarski, PhD

Clinical Psychologist
Clinical Director of Cognitive Behavioral Wellness, LLC
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Gail Quick, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist
Discovery Counseling and Consulting
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Magda Rodriguez, Psy.D.

SECRETARY; Clinical Psychologist
The Annapolis Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Annapolis CBT)
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Deborah Rosenberg, M.D.

Parent of child with OCD
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Amey Upton

Director, Adult Education​
Parent of young adult with OCD, MDiv, Sufferer of Bipolar 1
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Carter Waddell

Parent of adult child with OCD
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