Episode #19 – Why Talk Therapy Isn’t Helpful for OCD/Anxiety

September 27, 2020

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In this episode, I go over why talk or “supportive” therapy isn’t helpful for OCD/anxiety and, moreso, how these therapy approaches can actually be harmful for these symptoms.  I talk about how to approach conversations with a therapist about Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and why ERP is necessary in order for long-lasting, legitimate change to occur with OCD and anxiety.  I’ll provide you with some resources to find an ERP therapist in your area and how to address common blocks or hesitancies in taking the leap for this kind of therapy. 

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Remember: this podcast is for informational purposes only and may not be the best fit for you and your personal situation. It shall not be construed as mental health or medical advice. The information and education provided here is not intended or implied to supplement or replace professional advice of your own professional mental health or medical treatment, advice, and/or diagnosis. Always check with your own physician or medical or mental health professional before trying or implementing any information read here. I am not acting as your therapist or mental health professional and this is not therapeutic advice. My goal is to provide you with options, resources, and information to make an informed decision regarding your mental health.
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