#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…

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#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…

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#156- What If Gory Thoughts Leads To Passing Out Behind The Wheel And ERP Won’t Help!?

Today’s question is an audio question from a listener who struggles to get help with her obsession. She worries that thinking gory thoughts will make her pass out while she’s driving. Oh, and she’s passed out before from seeing gory images! She’s seen a therapist who recommends ERP, but she’s…

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

Today’s episode is a contamination focused question about how to deal with an obsession that can’t reasonably be disproved, or proved! This is relevant to a lot of people as well who struggle with existential obsessions because we may never be able to see the outcome of an obsession in…

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#153- New Hyperawareness Theme? Old Theme? Or Same Old Theme?

Today’s audio question comes from Sarah. She wants to know how to deal with the returning hyperawareness theme focusing on the items on her desk while she studies. It is really getting in the way of her ability to study. She made some progress before, but with a big upcoming…

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#148- EMDR Treatment: Where It Works And Where It Doesn’t With Bronwyn Shroyer, LCSW

For today’s audio question, I was joined by Bronwyn Shroyer, LCSW, to talk about the EMDR treatment modality. The questioner noticed their OCD was re-activated by some EMDR treatment for trauma and wanted to know why that happened and what she can do about it. Bronwyn was kind enough to…

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#145- Feared Outcome Actually Keeps Happening, And I Can’t Stop Staring At People’s Privates

Today’s question is another audio question plus a bonus question from an email! The first question comes from a listener who wants to know what the right ERP method would be to address a situation in which her worst fear actually keeps happening. The next question is about how to…

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#144- Anxiety Without Intrusive Thought, Intermittent Numbness, And Telling A Partner About OCD

This week’s audio question comes from William. While his question is centered around ROCD, the topics are relevant to anyone with OCD or an anxiety disorder. He struggles with knowing what to do when he has anxiety and panic symptoms but doesn’t have the typical intrusive thought. He wonders what…

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#143- ROCD, Fixating On A Partner’s Specific Body Part, Or Simple Attraction?

On Today’s episode, I get another audio question about ROCD. The questioner shares that they are starting to think they have ROCD because of their fixation over their partner’s hair and that it is different than their typical attraction patterns. So, is he experiencing ROCD, or does he just have…

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#142- Disgust-Based OCD And Evolving Treatment Methods With Rich Gallagher, MFT

For today’s episode, I interview Rich Gallagher, MFT, about his recent article the IOCDF news letter about Disgust-Based OCD. His article offers an overview of what Disgust-Based obsessions are and how his Mastery focused treatment differs from the traditional Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) based treatment. We additionally discuss the…

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