#169- Confessing, Sharing, Or Getting Support With SO-OCD

Today’s audio question comes from a listener who has a question about how to get support from others when she is in the middle of high anxiety or panic. Is this the right time to get support? But is that reassurance? Should she confess her thoughts? Should she tell people…

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#168- My Family Is Stuck And Overwhelmed By COVID

Today’s question comes from someone who is struggling with family members who are overwhelmed by the idea of COVID and continue to be enveloped by rituals and routines focused on preventing or avoiding COVID despite being vaccinated and boosted. These precautions are now infringing on the questioner’s family. So, how…

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#167- Religious Scrupulosity Treatment Triggers Self Harm Thoughts. Help!

For today’s episode, I offer some guidance to a listener who is struggling with their treatment for their Religious Scrupulosity (Religious OCD). They find that whenever they try to do treatment they notice an uptick in self-harm related thoughts, which has been a deterrent to trying to do treatment in…

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#166- ROCD: Do I Really Find Them Attractive? Did I Ever?

On today’s adventures through obsession, I answer a listener question about Relationship OCD and the obsession toward a partner’s level of attractiveness. Do they find their partner attractive? How attractive? Does that one flaw or unattractive part of them negate the other attractive parts? I talk about how some realities…

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#164- Trauma-Informed Treatment For OCD With Dr. Caitlin Pinciotti

Today’s audio question is from a listener who has questions about approaching an issue that overlaps their OCD and trauma histories. How do you treat an obsession when it is also a trigger to a past trauma? Luckily, I was able to have clinical psychologist Dr. Caitlin Pinciotti join me…

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#163- Potential Radiation Exposure And Dealing With The Fallout

Today’s question comes from a listener who’s afraid that they’ve been exposed to radioactive material at some point and struggles to deal with the anxiety that he might develop cancer or otherwise harm his family. This is a struggle for a lot of people who are concerned with environmental contaminants…

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#161- Balancing Mental Health With Fear Of Missing Potential Medical Emergency (Health Anxiety)… Again

My uploading system is off! So sorry for the delay of this episode! Today’s listener question comes from a man who wants to know how to balance their awareness that their health anxiety is driving them to compulsively call doctors or check in on minor physical ailments with the fear…

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#162- Settling Into ‘Bisexuality’, And Blaming Myself For Eye-Floaters and Anxiety

Today I answer two listener questions. The first is from a woman who’s SO-OCD is quieted by believing she is bisexual, and she wants to know whether this is compulsive. The second question comes from someone who went through a number of health issues, including eating disorder, and they fear…

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#155:Remix- Coping, And Doing ERP, With Contamination Obsessions That Can’t Be Disproved

I made a goof! I accidentally uploaded the wrong audio file for this episode. Blerg. So, I’m updating the original episode page and uploading the correct file for this episode! Check it out! Today’s episode is a contamination focused question about how to deal with an obsession that can’t reasonably…

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