Dr Steven Phillipson

In episode 405 I chat with Dr Steven Phillipson. Steven is a licensed clinical psychologist who specialises in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for OCD. Steven is the Clinical Director at the Center for Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy in New York.

We discuss the things Steve wants you to know about OCD recovery, including why the OCD topics are irrelevant, we need to show the brain that the topic is meaningless, why we shouldn’t use memory to prove the OCD topic is irrelevant, the topics of OCD are only made relevant by the emotion behind it, people with OCD are not fearful people (generally speaking) they are fearful of a small amount of specific worries only. Steve then answers questions from some of the listeners of the show. He answers whether he has OCD or not, superstition and metaphysical OCD, clarification on Steve’s comment about an OCD god, dealing with the fear of death, ways to unhook from OCD thoughts, dealing with obsessing about emotional numbness, are OCD and addiction related, how to deal with intrusive thoughts in everyday moments, how much therapy homework should I do, why am I not getting better from exposures I.e. I’m still obsessing, sensorimotor OCD around the anus, magical thinking around OCD, 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

Thanks to all our patrons for supporting our work. This podcast episode is available as a video recording on our Patreon. To sign up to our Patreon and to check out the other benefits you’ll receive as a Patron, visit: https://www.patreon.com/theocdstoriespodcast 

Find out more about Steve: 

Steven’s website – OCDOnline.com

I think it moved article

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevenphillipson

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)

Podcast: Dr Steven Phillipson – Brain voice vs gatekeeper voice

Podcast: Dr Steven Phillipson – Two of the most common spike themes of OCD

Podcast: Dr Steven Phillipson – Character Indictment OCD

Podcast: Dr Steven Phillipson – Sleep… The hostage of anxiety

Podcast: The top 6 emotions of OCD

Podcast: Living within the variability of being human, being centred, autonomy, and assertiveness in relation to OCD


Resources: https://theocdstories.com/resources  

Join our Patreon to see the video versions of the podcast ad-free and other perks: https://www.patreon.com/theocdstoriespodcast

All the best,


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *