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In this episode, I talk with OCD warrior and mental health advocate, Jessie Burnbaum, about her experience of living with OCD and a chronic illness. Jessie co-founded the IOCDF Chronic Illness/Disability Speciality Interest Group and helps lead virtual meet-ups for the IOCDF Young Adult Special Interest Group. We discuss.. – the parallels of having a […]
In this episode, I discuss one of the most common rituals and safety behaviors in OCD and anxiety: mental review. While we all engage in the process of mentally reviewing old conversations and past events from time to time, when you have OCD and anxiety, this process can feel uncontrollable and lead to significant impairment […]
Living with OCD and anxiety can feel like being trapped in a never-ending cycle of responsibility. Whether it’s constantly checking the locks on your doors, avoiding certain places or people, or obsessing over whether you said the right thing, these conditions can make you feel like everything is your fault and that you are responsible […]
Research shows that, up to 80% of the time, professionals will misdiagnose OCD when it is not a clear-cut, conventional subtype or manifestation (e.g., fear of germs, needing to have things be perfect). The frequency with which OCD is misdiagnosed has devastating and significant impacts. In this episode, I talk about why OCD gets misdiagnosed […]
A Therapist’s Perspective on How to Break Free Jenna here, OCD and anxiety specialist, ready to dive into the not-so-lovely world of mental compulsions. For those of you who don’t know, mental compulsions are a sneaky part of OCD that can be just as debilitating as their more obvious counterparts. In this blog post, I’m […]
In this episode, I talk about my opinions regarding what recovery looks like when you have OCD or anxiety. Specifically, I go over the chronic vs treatable debate, whether there is a “cure” for OCD/anxiety, and why, despite all of this, you can still live a beyond incredible life. I also talk about… Like this […]
Insights from a therapist who specializes in exposure and response prevention therapy Hi! If we haven’t met yet, my name is Jenna, and I’m a licensed therapist who specializes in treating OCD, anxiety, and related conditions. I’ve worked with thousands of individuals with OCD and anxiety, and I’ve seen how debilitating these conditions can be. I’ve also […]
In this episode, I discuss depression as a common comorbidity of OCD. We chat about the realities of living with multiple mental health conditions and techniques for coping with both simultaneously. I also talk about.. Check out episode #107: Perfectionism and Depression with Dr. Margaret Rutherford Sign up for my upcoming masterclass on approaching anxiety and OCD courageously […]
As a therapist, my goal is to help my clients overcome their challenges and achieve their goals. Sometimes, this requires a “tough love” approach. Tough love involves being honest and direct with the client, even if it is uncomfortable or difficult. While it may seem harsh, tough love can be an effective tool in therapy, […]
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