Dr Patricia Zurita Ona

In episode 361 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 ‘Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder’. 

We discuss what is borderline personality disorder (BPD) and super-feelers, what it’s like being a super-feeler, what is acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), the 6 micro-skills Patricia teaches, emotional noise vs emotional awareness, OCD and super-feelers, she details some of the micro-skills, attachment, compassion, being a super-feeler while doing exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP), and much more. Hope it helps.

The podcast is made possible by NOCD. NOCD offers effective, convenient therapy available in the US and outside the US. 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 Patricia:

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

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

Episodes with Patricia:

ACT workbook for teens with OCD

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

ACT for OCD panel

Perfectionism and high achieving behaviours


Resources: https://theocdstories.com/resources/

Jon Hershfield episode on OCD and BPD 

All the best,


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