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Recovery from OCD and anxiety is a process, not a destination. It involves learning to manage symptoms in a way that allows for a full and meaningful life.

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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 […]

Episode #128 – OCD and Chronic Illness: The Ultimate Unknown

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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 […]

Episode #126 – Why OCD Gets Misdiagnosed

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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 […]

Episode #125 – What OCD and Anxiety Recovery Looks Like

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Recovery from OCD and anxiety is a process, not a destination. It involves learning to manage symptoms in a way that allows for a full and meaningful life.

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: â Perfectionism and Depression with Dr. Margaret Rutherford⁠ Sign up for my â upcoming masterclass⁠ on approaching anxiety and OCD courageously […]

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A great tool for those with OCD and anxiety OR professionals.  This free PDF will help you identify goals and set them into motion step by step.

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In this episode, I talk about how and why OCD can be so dang sneaky! I share my thoughts about the importance of identifying sneaky, subtle rituals you may be doing as well as what to do about them to make sure you’re getting the most out of your recovery.  Specifically, I cover… Follow Kristina Orlova, […]

Episode #121 – Sneaky Rituals in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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In this episode, I discuss one of the recurring questions that I hear so many of my patients and followers asking. This also happens to be the one question I wish people wouldn’t ask themselves during OCD and anxiety recovery. This question tends to be a distraction, an avoidance, and a broken compass on your treatment […]

Episode #120 – The One Question to Avoid Asking Yourself in OCD Recovery (And What To Ask Instead)

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In this episode, I go over some of the things that someone could do in order to ensure that their OCD would get worse. In other words, we go over some surefire ways to ensure that OCD is winning (which we don’t want!). But we also talk about what to do *instead*, so you can […]

i need this stat!

A great tool for those with OCD and anxiety OR professionals.  This free PDF will help you identify goals and set them into motion step by step.

"Imagine  Your Recovered Life" instant download PDF

free worksheet