In episode 229 I chat with Alegra Kastens. Alegra is an associate Marriage and family therapist specialising in the treatment of OCD and anxiety disorders. Alegra is also an OCD advocate, and a blogger on Psychology Today.
In this episode we discuss her OCD story, why she became a therapist, Cognitive-Behavioural therapy, medication, pedophile themed OCD, how the OCD Gamechangers event inspired her to open up, acceptance of the disorder (OCD), the groinal response, intrusive thoughts, images, words and phrases. Alegra shares her advice for future OCD therapists who have OCD, we discuss 5 Roadblocks to acceptance in the treatment of OCD, dealing with shame, OCD advocacy, words of hope and much more. Hope it helps.
The podcast is sponsored by NOCD. To find out more about NOCD, their therapy plans and if they currently take your insurance head over to https://go.treatmyocd.com/theocdstories
Find out more about Alegra:
Website – AlegraKastens.com
Psychology today blogs
Jayme Valdez – Pedophilia themed OCD podcast
David Adam – The man who couldn’t stop
All the best,