#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…

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#177- Faith and Doubt: Religious Scrupulosity Within Islam With Mubeena Mirza, LCSW

Today is a continuation in the Faith and Doubt series where I highlight people working to help people overcome Religious Scrupulosity, the OCD subtype focusing on one’s religious life. I was joined by Mubeena Mira, LCSW, who shared her wisdom about Religious Scrupulosity within the Muslim community. This was a…

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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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#146- Struggling To Find Good Resources And Help, And Does Christianity Cause OCD?

For today’s episode, I answered two questions from one person! This listener wanted to know two things. First, where can they find good resources for therapy? They’ve tried therapist (too expensive). They’ve tried books (too impersonal). They’ve tried podcasts (still, too impersonal). So, where can they get help for their…

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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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#134- Religious Scrupulosity OCD with Rev. Katie O’Dunn

Today, I was joined by Rev. Katie O’Dunn to discuss issues relating to treating Religious Scrupulosity. Rev. O’Dunn is an interfaith chaplain, OCD advocate, Disney fan, and marathon runner, and her credentials can go on and on. I had a great time discussing her work with Scrupulosity and how she…

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#117- Turning Shame Into Guilt and Obligated To Pray?

This will be a short episode thanks to a scratchy and painful throat, but still a good one nonetheless. I answer two questions today. The first is from a woman struggling to remember whether she promised to pray when joining a group and now wonders if she is still obligated…

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Checking About Past Partners, Swallowing Obsessions, and Feeling “Saved”

On this week’s episode, I decided to pack a relatively short episode with three questions and a feedback email. I discuss a wide range of topics, including how to deal with obsessions about past partners and how this impacts the state of the current relationship. I also discuss someone’s swallowing…

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Christmas and Religious Scrupulosity with Mitzi VanCleve

For today’s lovely yuletide episode, I was joined by Mitzi VanCleve to talk about how to manage anxiety, obsessions, and stress associated with Christmas for those suffering with Religious Scrupulosity. Mitzi has a wealth of hard-earned wisdom to offer people and it was a pleasure to finally have her on.…

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