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In episode 178 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Dr Chad Brandt. Chad is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in treating anxiety based disorders. He works at the Houston OCD program.
In this episode I chat with Chad about the Bergen format, his experience of being a therapist on the program, the inner workings of it, facing fear and scary things, why people with OCD are normal and much much more. Hope it helps.
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Find out more about Chad:
Chad’s website: https://www.drchadbrandt.com/
Chad’s Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjbVofkz23LaLBWBUVdyp3A
Bergen study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5943612/
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This was so encouraging!!!! I love that he thinks we are normal. and that we actually can get well. He seems like an incredibly kind-hearted person.
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