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In this episode, I’m joined by Alexandra Reynolds, IOCDF advocate, OCD warrior, mom, and so much more. We discuss.. – the sneaky, unconventional ways in which OCD shows up in parenthood – the difficulty of never having certainty with raising kids – the importance of self-compassion as a parent with OCD Follow Alex on Instagram […]

Episode #139 – Sneaky Ways OCD Shows Up in Parenthood with Alexandra Reynolds

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In this episode, I’m joined by Melissa Marquez, a mom with OCD who shares her story. We discuss.. – the difficulty of growing up with a traumatic childhood + adult life – how she was gaslit and minimized by the health system for her mental health concerns – her experience of postpartum OCD and her […]

Episode #138 – The Power of Advocating for Yourself with Melissa Marquez


Hey there, warriors! Today, we delve into the incredible realm of OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) recovery, exploring the magic of hope and its role in our journey towards healing. So, buckle up and get ready for an uplifting conversation with my good friend and fellow OCD specialist, Carly Samach, as she guides us through exposure and […]

Embracing Hope: The Transformative Power of OCD Recovery

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In this episode, I’m joined by Carly Samach, a licensed mental health counselor, to talk about meditation, mindfulness, and the vulnerability of feeling hopeful in OCD and anxiety recovery. We discuss.. – the benefits of mindfulness and meditation as it relates to Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) – the difficulty of feeling hope in OCD […]

Embracing Freedom from OCD with Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) Welcome to a journey of empowerment and liberation from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). In this blog post, we’ll explore the transformative power of exposure and response prevention (ERP). Specifically, we will focusing on two key mechanisms: habituation and inhibitory learning. Whether you’re on the path to […]

Habituation vs. Inhibitory Learning in Exposure and Response Prevention: Unraveling the Power of OCD Recovery

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In this episode, I’m joined by Brianna Calderon, a licensed mental health counselor, to talk about imposter syndrome, misconceptions about therapy, and hustle culture. We discuss.. – the definition of imposter syndrome and how it presents for therapists – the journey from grad school, to becoming a therapist, and steps taken to obtain a license […]

Episode #136 – Imposter Syndrome and Misconceptions of Therapists with Brianna Calderon


The Difficulty of Mental Rituals Mental rituals are no joke. In this blog post, we’ll shed light on the cunning nature of mental rituals and their role in perpetuating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. OCD is not limited to visible compulsions; it thrives in the covert corners of our minds. By exposing and understanding mental rituals, such as […]

In this episode, I’m joined by Caryn Gill, a licensed professional counselor who specializes in the treatment of OCD, anxiety, and related conditions. We discuss.. – identifying values/motivating factors for treatment – thinking about the impact of not living in line with values on mental health in general – ACT techniques in OCD recovery – […]

Episode #135 – Values, Your “Why”, and Motivators for OCD Recovery with Caryn Gill


Talk Therapy: Not for OCD Ready to chat about some transformative strategies that can guide you towards a life of empowerment? In this blog post, we’ll shed light on the limitations of talk therapy when it comes to treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. While traditional therapy methods have their merits, they often fall short in addressing the […]

Beyond Talk Therapy: Unleashing the Power of Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD

For Therapists

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