In episode 246 I chat with Jaclyn Steinmann who has kindly agreed to share her story with us. 

In this episode I chat with Jaclyn about her OCD story, suicidal themed obsessions, reassurance seeking, harm obsessions, sexual orientation obsessions, maternal harm obsessions, the different therapies she’s tried, finding Exposure and Response Prevention therapy (ERP), doing ERP with NOCD, the experience of doing teletherapy, how helpful she found ERP, deciding to go on medication for OCD, continuing therapy with a different therapist, what else Jaclyn does to support her mental well being, reducing caffeine and sugar, an existential upbringing, words of hope, and much much more. Hope it helps.

The podcast is sponsored by NOCD. To find out more about NOCD, their therapy plans and if they currently take your insurance head over to

Find out more about Jaclyn: 

Her story on NOCD –



“Everyday mindfulness for OCD” by Jon Hershfield and Shala Nicely 

Dr Steven Phillipson – Altered states of consciousness episode

Jon Grayson and Bob Cianfrone – Fear of going crazy episode

Chrissie Hodges – Trauma of OCD episode 

“Is Fred in the refrigerator” by Shala Nicely 

“The OCD answer book” by Dr Patrick McGrath

All the best,


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