#186- How To Sell Someone On ERP, And What To Do With Groinal Sensations

Today, Issy reached out with an audio question. She shared her story about diagnosis with OCD and her success with POCD, but wanted to know how to deal with issues related to SO-OCD. She has two main questions. The first is how to help her parents understand what ERP is…

Continue reading

#185- Obsessions Causing Pain, Is It Bad Enough To Start Therapy, And Is OCD Caused By Depression?

Today’s episode is a mash up of a few emailed questions. First, a listener notices their obsessions about their thoughts increases physical pain and they don’t know how to handle it. Next, a listener asks whether they should start therapy again with their various ups and downs of ROCD and…

Continue reading

#184- Compulsions: Damned If I Do, Damned If I Don’t

For today’s audio question, I answer Hannah’s question about her Sensorimotor/ Hyperawarness obsession. She shares that she’s had a few other obsessions in this theme, but lately it’s turned into being stuck between doing something or not, and both being problem! The good old “lose-lose” from OCD, and she feels…

Continue reading

#183- Am I In Denial Of My Sexual Orientation? Featuring Chris Trondsen, MFT

For today’s audio question, Chris Trondsen, MFT, was kind enough to join me to discuss Panicasaurus’s question. The question is very layered and has a lot of aspects to consider, but the main question is whether they are truly in doubt of their sexual orientation, or whether they are just…

Continue reading

#182- Are Unresolved Issues The Cause Of My SO-OCD Obsession?

Today’s audio question comes from Overthinking Queen who wants to know whether her obsessions are coming from some unresolved or unaddressed issues in her life. She also struggles with her fear that she might be slowly abandoning her faith due to thoughts about sex, relationships, and SO-OCD obsessions. She also…

Continue reading

#181- Driving Anxiety And Self-Criticism, And Schizophrenia Fears

For today’s episode, I answer a few emailed questions! I’m going over two listener questions. The first one from someone struggling with driving and feeling overwhelmed, self-critical, and fearful. I offer them some advice on how they can embrace the good with the bad, and discuss how compassion can boost…

Continue reading