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Story: Nicole Falcone

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In episode 209 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Nicole Falcone who has kindly agreed to share her story with us.

Nicole Falcone

We discuss her OCD story, getting treatment, doing ERP, following values, living with anxiety, her poetry, words of hope and much much more. Hope it helps! 

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Ryan Glode – Family accommodation in OCD treatment

In episode 208 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Ryan Glode. Ryan is a licenced mental health counselor at RICBT a group psychotherapy practice specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. He is the president and founder of OCD Rhode Island, an Official Affiliate of the IOCDF.

Ryan Glode

In this episode I chat with Ryan. We discuss his therapy story, what is family accommodation, examples of family accommodation, why family accommodation is not helpful in the long run, ways to reduce family accommodation, being supportive without accommodating, bringing family members into session where appropropriate, how the family can support themselves so they can support their loved ones, words of hope and much much more. Hope it helps! 

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Story: Amy Diener

In episode 207 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Amy Diener who has kindly shared her story with us. 

Amy Diener

In this episode I chat with Amy. We discuss her OCD story, her symptoms, her therapy, moving to Asia, what she learned in recovery, medication, OCD conference (IOCDF), her art, mental health in Asia, words of hope and much much more. Hope it helps! 

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Dr Patricia Zurita Ona – ACT & ERP for Teens with OCD

In episode 206 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Dr Patricia Zurita Ona. Patricia is director of the East Bay Behavior Therapy Center and adjunct professor at the Wright Institute. She is the author of several books including Escaping the Emotional Roller Coaster, and her new book “The ACT Workbook for Teens with OCD: Unhook Yourself and Live Life to the Full”.

Dr Patricia Zurita Ona

In this episode I chat with Patricia. We discuss her therapy story, what ACT is, using ACT with children and teens with OCD, ACT and ERP together, value based exposures, the choice point, willingness in therapy, her new book, living with uncertainty, words of hope and much more. Hope it helps! 

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Dr Jon Grayson & Sarah – OCD Staring

In episode 205 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Dr Jonathan Grayson. Jon with his wife, Cathy founded the LA treatment centre for anxiety and OCD. Jon has been working with people with OCD for 35 years and is the author of Freedom from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. He founded the support group GOAL and is also known for his idea virtual camping. He is on the podcast today to talk about a subtype called OCD staring, and is joined by Sarah to share her experience.

Dr Jonathan Grayson

In this episode I chat with Jon and Sarah. We discuss what is OCD staring, its treatment, Sarah’s story, what’s helped her, words of hope and much more. Hope it helps! 

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Karina Dach – Postpartum OCD

In episode 204 of The OCD Stories podcast I chat with Karina Dach. Karina is a licensed therapist in Colorado, and Florida.

Karina Dach

In this episode I chat with Karina about what is postpartum OCD, obsessions and compulsions, treatment for postpartum OCD, examples of exposure exercises, supporting the parent through treatment, support groups and much much more. Hope it helps.

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Dr Sally Winston – Compulsive Checking and Reassurance Seeking

In episode 203 of The OCD Stories podcast I chat with Dr Sally Winston. Sally co-founded The Anxiety and Stress Disorders Institute of Maryland in 1992. She is co-author of “Overcoming Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts”, and co-author of the new book “Needing to Know for Sure: A CBT-Based Guide to Overcoming Compulsive Checking and Reassurance Seeking”.

Dr Sally Winston

In this episode I chat with Sally about her therapy story, what is compulsive reassurance seeking, why reassurance seeking is a trap, changing your relationship with uncertainty, reducing this compulsion, what it means to “Live in a world of maybe and good enough”, how families can support people wanting to break OCD reassurance seeking cycles and much much more. Hope it helps.

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Dr Josh Spitalnick – OCD in children and its treatment

In episode 202 of The OCD Stories podcast I chat with Dr Josh Spitalnick. Josh is a licensed psychologist, owner and clinical director at the Anxiety Specialists of Atlanta, an outpatient clinic.

Dr Josh Spitalnick

In this episode I chat with Josh about his story of working with children, how OCD may differ in children, worry monsters, working with the family, explaining ERP to a child, encouraging kids to do their CBT homework. PANDAS – what is it, the key things families can consider when helping their child with OCD, family conflict in recovery, advice for parents, keeping a child motivated during treatment, and much much more. Hope it helps. 

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Chris Trondsen Shares his Story, Advocacy and Becoming a Therapist

In episode 201 of The OCD Stories podcast I chat with Chris Trondsen. Chris is psychotherapist at the Gateway institute, an OCD and anxiety treatment center. He currently serves as the Vice President of the IOCDF Southern California Affiliate – OCD So Cal, leading efforts in OCD awareness and education in the local community.

Chris Tronsdon

In this episode I chat with Chris about his story: when it started, how it developed, a suicide attempt, getting effective therapy, building up his life after treatment, and advocacy. Chris shares a roadblock and epiphany in his recovery, making treatment important and taking it seriously, families involvement in treatment, learning to live again, building up a routine again, working through anger, becoming an advocate, becoming a therapist, living with uncertainty, having a ‘why’ in recovery, having a support system, moving from defence to offence in treatment, and much much more. Hope it helps.

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Dr Steven Phillipson – Exposure and Response Prevention

In episode 200 of The OCD Stories podcast I chat with Dr Steven Phillipson. Steven is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for OCD. He co-founded the first Support group for OCD sufferers in the New York area in 1987. Steven is the Clinical Director at the Center for Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy.

Dr Steven Phillipson

In this episode I chat with Dr Steven Phillipson’s about founding the first OCD support group, what is ERP, why it’s ok if you don’t get anxious sometimes when doing ERP and how it’s still working, understanding Response Prevention, graded flooding, the goal of ERP, not undoing the exposure work by doing compulsions, how do you deal with inadvertent spikes, demonstrating irrelevance, and much much more.

Hope it helps.

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