Dr Emily O’Leary – Thoughts That Seem Mad, Bad and Dangerous

In episode 237 I chat with Dr Emily O’Leary. Emily is a Clinical Psychologist and the founder of four psychology clinics, including The OCD Clinic Brisbane and Anxiety House. 

In this episode we chat about her therapy story, her research, bringing humour and authenticity into the treatment of OCD, metacognitive therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP), ERP sticking points/challenges, OCD content vs OCD process, avoiding pitfalls of circular arguments, when you and your child has OCD, living with uncertainty, 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 https://go.treatmyocd.com/theocdstories

Story: Tori Chavira

In episode 236 I chat with Tori Chavira who has kindly agreed to share her story with us.

In this episode Tori shares her OCD story, opening up about her sexuality, contamination and harm worries, obsessions about driving, avoidance of driving, resistance to therapy, getting therapy, group therapy, her first session, mindset towards recovery, and much much more. 

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/episode/story-tori-chavira-236/

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 https://go.treatmyocd.com/theocdstories

Story: Molly and Cali Gambrel (#235)

In episode 235 I chat with Molly and Cali Gambrel. Who have kindly agreed to share their OCD story from the point of view of mother and daughter. And to talk about their book “Practice being brave”. 

In this episode I chat with Molly and Cali about Cali’s story, getting therapy, Cali’s first therapy session, Molly’s parental worries, naming her OCD, what Cali liked about therapy, what Molly learned about OCD and parenting, what Molly does that helps Cali, their book, words of hope, and much much more. 

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/episode/story-molly-cali-235/

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 https://go.treatmyocd.com/theocdstories

Story: Thomas Smalley (#234)

In episode 234 I chat with Thomas Smalley. Thomas won the IOCDF’s hero award in 2019 for his OCD advocacy. He has kindly agreed to share his OCD story.

In this episode I chat with Thomas about his OCD story, his advocacy, getting therapy, dealing with shame, tracking progress in therapy, his experience of teletherapy, how physical exercise and faith were helpful outlets for him, finding his identity after he got his time back from compulsions, dealing with stigma, 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 https://go.treatmyocd.com/theocdstories

Dr Lauren Wadsworth – pOCD (#233)

In episode 233 of the podcast I speak with Dr Lauren Wadsworth. Lauren is a licensed clinical psychologist specialising in treating people with OCD and related disorders. 

We discuss her therapy story, what is peadophile themed OCD (pOCD), how common are these worries, types of obsessions and compulsions, the groinal response, intrusive images, ERP for this theme, mental compulsions, shame, how it can affect people’s sex lives, how families can help their loved ones with OCD, words of wisdom for living with uncertainty, and much much more. Hope it helps.

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/episode/dr-lauren-wadsworth-pocd-233

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 https://go.treatmyocd.com/theocdstories

Story: Sophie (#232)

In episode 232 of the podcast I have Sophie who has kindly agreed to share her story with us. I chat with Sophie about her OCD story, perinatal OCD, intrusive harm thoughts around her child, her compulsions, reaching out for help, the importance of finding help from professionals who understand OCD, the power of speaking up, how getting a diagnosis was the best thing that ever happened to her, doing research, getting CBT therapy, learning to be dismissive of the thoughts, her advocacy, words of hope, and much much more. Hope it helps.

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/episode/story-sophie-232/

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 https://go.treatmyocd.com/theocdstories

Dr Reid Wilson – 8 OCD Self Help Principles (#231)

In episode 231 I chat with Dr Reid Wilson. Reid is a licensed psychologist and director at the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center in North Carolina. Reid is the author of many books including ‘Stopping the noise in your head’. 

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/episode/reid-wilson-8-principles-231/

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 https://go.treatmyocd.com/theocdstories

Story: Nora Shalaway Carpenter (#230)

In episode 230 I chat with Nora Shalaway Carpenter who has kindly agreed to share her story with us. We talk about OCD and pregnancy, and we talk about her book “The edge of anything”, as well as 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 https://go.treatmyocd.com/theocdstories

Alegra Kastens – 5 roadblocks to acceptance in the treatment of OCD (#229)

In episode 229 I chat with Alegra Kastens. Alegra is an associate Marriage and family therapist specialising in the treatment of OCD and anxiety disorders. Alegra is also an OCD advocate, and a blogger on Psychology Today. Hope it helps.

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/episode/alegra-kastens-5-roadblocks-to-acceptance-in-the-treatment-of-OCD-229/

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 https://go.treatmyocd.com/theocdstories