#131- Partner Focused ROCD, and Exposures For, and Dating Despite, SO-OCD

Another audio question for this week! For this week, I answer two questions, one from an audio submitter, and another from Instagram. The first question is about Partner Focused ROCD and being obsessed about whether her partner was moral, or moral enough. The next question is about exposure suggestions for…

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#124- SO-OCD On LGBTQ+ Spectrum and What To Do With Terrible Anxiety During Relapse

For this episode, I answered an audio question sent in through Instagram. The questioner asks about what they can do with their SO-OCD when it suggests they are not Bi-curious, but are actually “just gay.” I also answer a question from someone wondering what they can do with their anxiety…

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#123- Casadastraphobia Story, Getting Mom’s Support, and Feeling Like I’m Back At Square One

For today’s episode, someone shared their awareness of Casadastraphobia story after listening to the Phobia Phriday episode on that phobia. After that, I answer a question from someone wondering how to get their mom’s support when they’ve already tried sharing articles about OCD with them. Last, I answer a question…

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#122- Isn’t Knowing If It’s True Important, and Struggling To Believe In God

On this episode, I discuss two listener questions. The first is from a listener wondering whether it is important and necessary to decide whether their obsession is true before pursuing treatment. Their examples related to SO-OCD and POCD, which many people believe it important to get to the bottom of…

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#120- Struggling With SO-OCD, and Using Thought Stopping and Logic

On this episode, I answer an audio question from someone struggling to deal with SO-OCD and he wants to know how he can deal with the thoughts returning now that he’s effectively practiced disengaging from the thoughts and compulsive behaviors. Next, I answer a question about whether thoughts stopping is…

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#119- Justice Based Treatment For SO-OCD with Dr. Lauren Wadsworth

Today I was joined by Dr. Lauren Wadsworth who shared her thoughts and recommendations for changes in treatment for Sexual Orientation OCD (SO-OCD). In addition to our discussion about Justice Oriented treatment for SO-OCD, we touch briefly on some recommendations for changes to racially focused obsessions. Dr. Wadsworth is a…

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#114- De-Associating Music and Memories, Getting Started With HO-OCD, and “Not Wanting Us”

On this episode, I answer a listener’s question about how he can de-associate songs and memories he has about a past relationship. I also talk about how he can fight against his ruminations about that past relationship while he’s at it. The next question is from a 16 year old…

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SO-OCD: “Late Bloomers,” Anxiety During Imaginals, and Genetics

On this episode, I answer a listener’s question about the idea of “late bloomers,” or people who discover their sexuality later in life, and how the idea serves as a tremendous trigger and rocket fuel for their Sexual Orientation OCD. Next, I discuss a listener’s concerns about not feeling anxious…

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Vocal tension OCD, what to say to my HOCD thoughts, and transferring my obsessions to my partner

Here we are with another question and answer episode. On this jumble episode, I answer a question about soemone’s obsession about their voice and how to deal with tension around their vocal cords when it impacts their ability to perform (8:50). Next, I discuss how someone can, could, or should…

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