Inference Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Carl Robbins

On this episode, I was joined by Carl Robbins, LCPC, to discuss Inference Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or IBT. Mr Robbins was kind enough to share his expertise and passion about this fascinating approach for those with OCD and related disorders. Inference based CBT is a treatment method for OCD…

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ROCD about my partner’s real “condition,” and Do my anxieties mean I’m not in the right relationship?

For today’s episode, I discuss two listener questions on the ROCD spectrum. The first one (3:31) deals with someone obsessing about their partner’s physical condition, an actual physical/ medical condition, and what that would mean for their future, kids, etc. The second question (23:18) has to do with the attention…

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What To Do With “Flavor of the Week OCD?”

Today’s episode comes from an audio question. The questioner asks what she can do about obsessions that switch themes rapidly. Should she keep doing scripts? Keep doing what her therapist says? Follow the fluctuating obsession? I call this “Flavor of the Week OCD” and it is a phenomenon that happens…

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Phobia Phriday- Koumpounophobia

Welcome back to another installment of Phobia Phriday! On this episode, I’ll be discussing Koumpounophobia, otherwise known as the fear of buttons. That’s right buttons. Why such a long name for the phobia? Well, I have no idea. However, I will be discussing this phobia, what it entails, and what…

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Sensorimotor Questions- All Breathing, All The Time

This is another grouped episode where all the questions surround one central theme. In this episode, all the questions focus on breathing related obsessions as part of Sensorimotor OCD. For all the listeners struggling with their focus on breathing, the goal will typically be the same; to devalue the importance…

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“Chesticular” Responses and Compulsive Suicidal Thoughts

Hey there everyone! I’m back with another episode answering your questions as they pertain to anxiety, OCD, and exposure therapy. This episode has some great questions on it, too. First, I answer a question about atypical sensations and whether they still OCD if they are something else. I also answer…

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ERP- Anxiety Doing The Thing and Avoiding The Thing

Choices in ERP

Episode 30, yah, this one, deals with a listener’s struggle deciding whether it’s the right exposure to do what they’re afraid of, or whether it’s a better exposure to not do the thing. They’re stuck! Its a great question, and an obstacle that some come across while doing ERP. As…

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