Dr Patricia Zurita Ona

In episode 346 I chat with 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 her new book ‘Acceptance and Commitment Skills for Perfectionism and High-Achieving Behaviors: Do Things Your Way, Be Yourself, and Live a Purposeful Life’.

We discuss what are perfectionistic, and high achieving behaviours, fears of being a failure and not being good enough, what perfectionism can look like in relationships and friendships, harnessing the power of perfectionism without losing yourself, checking in with what matters, how these things have impacted Patricia’s life, choosing to show up to what matters in your life, her new book, finding your own rhythms, values based decisions, OCD and perfectionism, how these traits can impact exposure and response (ERP) therapy, and much more. Hope it helps. 

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Find out more about Patricia:

Her new book: https://amzn.to/3emlQgX 

All her books: https://amzn.to/3KVd2Lp 

Patricia’s websites – https://eastbaybehaviortherapycenter.com/ and https://www.thisisdoctorz.com/ 


ACT workbook for teens with OCD

W.I.S.E. M.O.V.E.S. in ACT based ERP

ACT for OCD panel

All the best,


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