#172- Handing An Obsession Resurgence; Return To Therapy, Or Deal On My Own?

Today’s audio question comes from a listener who wants to know how to deal with an obsession that comes back. Do they handle it on their own, or do they go back to therapy? Their obsession, new or old, is not always tainted with anxiety. Sometimes it is neutral or…

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#170- Staying Present Amidst My SO-OCD and ROCD Obsessions, and Psychics Ruining My Marriage!

Today’s questions come from listeners both struggling with ROCD. One is struggling with the dreaded combo of ROCD and SO-OCD, and the other is struggling with news from their psychic (and later astrological charts) that her and her to-be husband are NOT meant to be. No evidence? Hearsay? Unfounded confidence?…

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#149- Returning Obsessions: Never Going Back To Who I Was, And How To Stop Monitoring Anxiety?

Today’s audio question comes from Max. He went a long time without his obsessive thoughts, but now they are back! He wants to know how to stop all his efforts to monitor his obsessions and anxiety levels. He worries he’ll never be able to go back to the guy he…

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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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#139- SO-OCD Has Nothing To Do With Your Sexuality, and Dealing With The Uncertainty

For today’s question, I answer an audio question sent in through Instagram. The listener asks what they can do about their SO-OCD that keeps screaming that she is a lesbian even though she identifies as bi-sexual. She asks about whether she can know her sexuality and whether she’ll get that…

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#136- Doing Exposures While Being ‘Master Of Your Domain’ Within Orthodox Judaism with Meshulem Epstein, LCSW

On today’s episode, I spoke with Meshulem Epstein, a leading voice for OCD treatment within Orthodox Judaism and Religious Scrupulosity. He joined me to help me tackle a listener question about exposures that can be done to help their OCD as they’ve been given permission to masturbate by a rabbi.…

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