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Jayme Valdez – Pedophilia themed OCD

In episode 199 of The OCD Stories podcast I chat with Jayme Valdez. Jayme is the owner of Clearview OCD Counseling, a private psychotherapy practice just outside Boston. Jayme is a licensed mental health counselor and serves on the Board of Directors for OCD Massachusetts and OCD Rhode Island. 

Jayme Valdez

In this episode I chat with Jayme about POCD. What is Pedophilia themed OCD, what are the common obsessions and compulsions, what does Exposure and Response Prevention therapy look like for this theme, dealing with shame, how families can support their loved ones with OCD, and much much more. Hope it helps.

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Lori Johnson – Family support and boundaries

In episode 198 of The OCD Stories podcast I chat with Lori Johnson. Lori is a therapist based in the Denver area who specialises in OCD, anxiety and addiction. Lori runs a private practice called In Focus Counselling.

Lori Johnson

In this episode I chat with Lori about boundaries, preventing burnout, authentically praising loved ones with OCD, helping a family member who has addiction and OCD, what to do when someone is compulsively asking for reassurance, what to do when someone is compulsively confessing, what to do when you catch a loved one in the act of a compulsion, and much much more. Hope it helps. 

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Jon Hershfield – Existential themed OCD

In episode 197 of The OCD Stories podcast I chat with Jon Hershfield. Jon is a psychotherapist who specialises in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. He is the author four books about OCD.

Jon Hershfield

In this episode I chat with Jon about what is existential themed OCD, common obsessions and compulsions, ERP for this theme, how families can support their loved one with OCD, and much much more. Hope it helps. 

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Lucy and Jess – Mental Health Gardening

In episode 196 of The OCD Stories podcast I chat with Lucy Clark from Mind Food, and Jess about her experience with mental health gardening. Mind Food is a not-for-profit that runs nature based courses that support people to manage & improve their mental wellbeing.

In this episode I chat with Lucy about Mind Food and mental health gardening projects. I then chat with Jess about her experience of visiting a different mental health gardening project. Hope it helps. 

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Jon Hershfield & Shala Nicely – Meditation and Mindfulness for people with OCD

In episode 195 of The OCD Stories podcast I chat with Jon Hershfield and Shala Nicely. Jon and Shala are both therapists who specialise in OCD. They co-wrote a book called “Everyday mindfulness for OCD: Tips, Tricks, and Skills for Living Joyfully”. 

Everyday mindfulness for OCD

In this episode I chat with Jon and Shala about noticing when your mind wanders off, returning to your anchor, noticing the minds story, being self compassionate when being mindful or meditating, common “mistakes” when meditating, simple ways to meditate, and much much more. Hope it helps. 

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Dr Charles Brady – Suicidal Themed OCD

In episode 194 of The OCD Stories podcast I chat with Dr Charles Brady. Charles is the director of the OCD and anxiety program at the Lindner Center of HOPE; vice-president at OCD Midwest an IOCDF affiliate, associate professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioural neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati college of medicine.

Dr Charles Brady

In this episode I chat with Charles about his therapy story, what is suicidal themed OCD, what are some of the obsessions and compulsions, examples of exposure and response prevention, goals and values, and much much more. Hope it helps.

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A Penny for Your Intrusive Thoughts

In episode 193 of The OCD Stories podcast I chat with the creators of the advocacy initiative A Penny for Your Intrusive Thoughts, who I will refer to as C and D.

 A Penny for Your Intrusive Thoughts

In this episode I chat with C and D about their OCD stories, their project: A Penny for Your Intrusive Thoughts, words of hope and much much more. Hope it helps.

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Story: Zoe Homonoff

In episode 192 of The OCD Stories podcast I chat with Zoe Homonoff who has kindly agreed to share her story with us.

In this episode I chat with Zoe about her OCD story, getting a diagnosis, CBT, DBT, self-care: knitting and socialising, sharing her story, her blog, erasing stigma, words of hope and much much more. Hope it helps.

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Dr Josh Spitalnick – Health Anxiety

In episode 191 of The OCD Stories podcast I chat with Dr Josh Spitalnick. Josh is a licensed psychologist, owner and clinical director at the Anxiety Specialists of Atlanta, an outpatient clinic.

Dr Josh Spitalnick

In this episode I chat with Josh about his therapy story, what is health anxiety, ERP being the gold standard for most anxiety disorders, common compulsions and obsessions within health anxiety, lots of case examples, examples of ERP, how families can support their loved ones with health anxiety, words of hope and much much more.  Hope it helps.

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Story: James Hervey

In episode 190 of The OCD Stories podcast I chat with James Hervey who has kindly agreed to share his story with us.

In this episode I chat with James about his OCD story, his recovery journey, words of hope and much much more. Hope it helps.

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