Dr Steven Phillipson

In episode 275 I interviewed Dr Steven Phillipson. Steven is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for OCD. Steven is the Clinical Director at the Center for Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy in New York.

In this episode, we talk about his thinking around the brain voice vs gatekeeper voice, knowing the difference between the brain voice and the gatekeeper voice, we do a role play using one of the areas that cause me anxiety, he uses this role play to demonstrate the brain voice vs the gatekeeper voice, the idea of writing the headline with the gatekeeper, the paradox of anxiety, self-compassion for the brain voice, and much more more. Hope it helps. 

The podcast is made possible 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

Found out more about Steve: 

Steven’s website – OCDOnline.com

Podcast: Dr Steven Phillipson – Recovery From Thinking The Unthinkable

Podcast: Dr Steven Phillipson – How ERP works, and the power of choice

Podcast: Dr Steven Phillipson – What actually is OCD?

Podcast: Dr Steven Phillipson – Teletherapy for OCD

Podcast: Dr Steven Phillipson – Altered States of Consciousness & OCD

Podcast: Dr Steven Phillipson – Two tail spikes in OCD

Podcast: Dr Steven Phillipson – Magical thinking in OCD

Podcast: Dr Steven Phillipson – Choice (audiobook) / Choice article

Podcast: Dr Steven Phillipson – Exposure and Response Prevention

Podcast: Dr Steven Phillipson – Call me Steve (The therapeutic relationship)

Podcast: Dr Steven Phillipson – Things that complicate the success of ERP

Podcast: Dr Steven Phillipson – When OCD involves others

Podcast: Dr Steven Phillipson – Somatic OCD (Sensorimotor OCD)


Albert Ellis – https://albertellis.org/ 

All the best,


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