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In this episode, I’m joined by Nathalie, an OCD advocate who came on the podcast to share her story with panic, suicidal OCD, and more. We discuss.. – doing exposures on her own prior to starting therapy – the importance of self-care, mindfulness, and a good support system – personal growth and resilience IG: mamaonamission_x3 […]

Episode #144 – Overcoming Panic and OCD Head On with Nathalie Gonzalez

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In this episode, I’m joined by Grace, an OCD advocate who came on to discuss OCD, trauma, and her transformational journey through recovery. We discuss.. – the overlap of trauma and OCD – the importance of finding a therapist who specializes in OCD treatment – how she went from grieving her life before OCD to […]

Episode #143 – Trauma and The Personal Transformation of OCD and Anxiety Recovery


The Many Roadblocks of OCD and Anxiety In this blog post, we’ll shine a light on the roadblocks that often emerge on the path to recovery. We all know that OCD and anxiety comes with a variety of challenges. We’ll delve into common hurdles such as mental compulsions, lacking foundational understanding, and staying within your […]

Unveiling Common Roadblocks on the Path to OCD and Anxiety Recovery

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In this episode, I’m joined by Helene Jafine, an OCD advocate who is overcoming contamination OCD. We discuss.. – how boxing has helped with her OCD – how COVID set her back a few years in terms of her recovery – the importance of sharing your story Head to my website at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.jennaoverbaughlpc.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ to sign up for […]

Having Kids: No Easy Decision Welcome to a candid discussion on a topic close to the hearts of many considering parenthood while wrestling with OCD. In this blog post, we’ll uncover the subtle yet significant ways in which Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder can cast its shadow on the decision to have children. Navigating parenthood with OCD requires […]

Navigating Parenthood: How OCD Impacts the Decision of Having Kids


In this episode, I’m joined by Matt Scoppa, a 47 year old who was diagnosed with OCD 14 years ago. We discuss.. – his time spent in a mental health facility because of OCD – his fear of causing harm to others and how his compulsions made his world smaller and smaller – finding a […]

Episode #141 – Overcoming OCD’s Changing Subtypes and Conquering Rumination with Matt Scoppa


Unraveling the Connection Between Obsessions and Rituals Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a challenging mental health condition characterized by distressing obsessions. These obsessions drive the need to perform rituals or compulsions. In this blog, we delve into the intricate relationship between obsessions and rituals. Specifically, we’ll discuss how these behaviors reinforce each other over time. This […]

In this episode, I’m joined by Maraiyah Perez, an 18 year old who has OCD. We discuss.. – her first intrusive thought and her subsequent ego-dystonic intrusive harm thoughts – false memories, finally telling someone about her thoughts, and how alone she felt – how ERP changed her life and how she is doing now […]

Episode #140 – Harm Intrusive Thoughts and False Memory OCD with Maraiyah Perez



Introduction: Unveiling the Path to Long-Term OCD Recovery Living with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can be an overwhelming and distressing experience, leaving individuals yearning for a life free from the grips of anxiety and intrusive thoughts. In this blog, we delve into the world of exposure and response prevention (ERP), a powerful therapeutic approach that stands […]

Embracing the Long-Term Journey: The Power of Exposure and Response Prevention in OCD Recovery

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