Elke Atzpodien

In episode 272 I interview Elke Atzpodien. Elke shared her story in episode 102 back in 2017, and she has come on to give us an update. 

In this episode I chat with Elke about an update on her story, her experiences of Exposure and Response Prevention therapy (ERP), group therapy, support groups, meeting Margot her therapy buddy, mixing exposure homework with valued activities, stopping asking for reassurance, how her husband had also suffered and decided to go to therapy to help process the 20 years of experiencing OCD in the home, her peer support training, stigma and self stigma, dealing with OCD during supporting her father through cancer treatment, the ideas of OCD treatment that helped her, and much much more. Hope it helps.

The podcast is made possible by and 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 Elke:

Elke’s story episode 102 

OCD campers episode 


The OCD Camp – https://theocdcamp.com/

Hop honest open proud – http://www.comingoutproudprogram.org/

Dr Jon Grayson

Dr Allen Weg

Dr Reid Wilson 

Kimberley Quinlan

Shala Nicely

All the best,


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