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The OCD Stories

Welcome to The OCD Stories, hosted by Stuart Ralph. The podcast has been heard over 3.5million times globally. Check out your first episode from our existing hundreds of episodes featuring experts, and people experiencing symptoms just like you today. If you do, you may just feel understood, heard and possibly help you identify your next step in your own personal journey to healing. Disclaimer - this podcast is not a replacement for therapy. Please seek treatment from a licensed mental health professional.
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Dec 29, 2019

In episode 206 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Dr Patricia Zurita Ona. Patricia is director of the East Bay Behavior Therapy Center and adjunct professor at the Wright Institute. She is the author of several books including Escaping the Emotional Roller Coaster, and her new book “The ACT Workbook for Teens with OCD: Unhook Yourself and Live Life to the Full”.


Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/dr-patricia-zurita-ona-act-and-erp-for-teens-with-ocd

Dec 22, 2019

In episode 205 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Dr Jonathan Grayson. Jon with his wife, Cathy founded the LA treatment centre for anxiety and OCD. Jon has been working with people with OCD for 35 years and is the author of Freedom from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. He founded the support group GOAL and is also known for his idea virtual camping. He is on the podcast today to talk about a subtype called OCD staring, and is joined by Sarah to share her experience.

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/dr-jon-grayson-and-sarah-ocd-staring

Dec 15, 2019

In episode 204 of The OCD Stories podcast I chat with Karina Dach. Karina is a licensed therapist in Colorado, and Florida.

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/karina-dach-postpartum-ocd

Dec 8, 2019

In episode 203 of The OCD Stories podcast I chat with Dr Sally Winston. Sally co-founded The Anxiety and Stress Disorders Institute of Maryland in 1992. She is co-author of “Overcoming Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts”, and co-author of the new book “Needing to Know for Sure: A CBT-Based Guide to Overcoming Compulsive Checking and Reassurance Seeking”.

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/dr-sally-winston-compulsive-checking-and-reassurance-seeking

Dec 1, 2019

In episode 202 of The OCD Stories podcast I chat with Dr Josh Spitalnick. Josh is a licensed psychologist, owner and clinical director at the Anxiety Specialists of Atlanta, an outpatient clinic.

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/dr-josh-spitalnick-ocd-in-children-and-its-treatment

Nov 24, 2019

In episode 201 of The OCD Stories podcast I chat with Chris Trondsen. Chris is psychotherapist at the Gateway institute, an OCD and anxiety treatment center. He currently serves as the Vice President of the IOCDF Southern California Affiliate - OCD So Cal, leading efforts in OCD awareness and education in the local community.

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/chris-trondsen-shares-his-story-advocacy-and-becoming-a-therapist

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Nov 17, 2019

Episode 200 is here. The timing is perfect, as we broke 2 million downloads last night. Thank you so much for being on this journey with the show. It’s been a long and rewarding 4 years. I hope the podcast continues to support and inspire you in your recovery. I appreciate you! 

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In episode 200 of The OCD Stories podcast I chat with Dr Steven Phillipson. Steven is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for OCD. He co-founded the first Support group for OCD sufferers in the New York area in 1987. Steven is the Clinical Director at the Center for Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy.

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/dr-steven-phillipson-exposure-and-response-prevention

Nov 10, 2019

In episode 199 of The OCD Stories podcast I chat with Jayme Valdez. Jayme is the owner of Clearview OCD Counseling, a private psychotherapy practice just outside Boston. Jayme is a licensed mental health counselor and serves on the Board of Directors for OCD Massachusetts and OCD Rhode Island. 

Shownotes: http://theocdstories.com/podcast/jayme-valdez-pedophilia-themed-ocd

Nov 3, 2019

In episode 198 of The OCD Stories podcast I chat with Lori Johnson. Lori is a therapist based in the Denver area who specialises in OCD, anxiety and addiction. Lori runs a private practice called In Focus Counselling.

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/lori-johnson-family-support-and-boundaries

Oct 27, 2019

In episode 197 of The OCD Stories podcast I chat with Jon Hershfield. Jon is a psychotherapist who specialises in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. We talk about what is existential themed OCD, common obsessions and compulsions, ERP for this theme, how families can support their loved one with OCD, and much much more. Hope it helps. 

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/jon-hershfield-existential-themed-ocd

Oct 20, 2019

In episode 196 of The OCD Stories podcast I chat with Lucy Clark from Mind Food, and Jess about her experience with mental health gardening. Mind Food is a not-for-profit that runs nature based courses that support people to manage & improve their mental wellbeing.

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/lucy-and-jess-mental-health-gardening

Oct 13, 2019

In episode 195 of The OCD Stories podcast I chat with Jon Hershfield and Shala Nicely. Jon and Shala are both therapists who specialise in OCD. They co-wrote a book called “Everyday mindfulness for OCD: Tips, Tricks, and Skills for Living Joyfully”. 

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/jon-hershfield-shala-nicely-meditation-and-mindfulness-for-people-with-ocd

Oct 6, 2019

In episode 194 of The OCD Stories podcast I chat with Dr Charles Brady. Charles is the director of the OCD and anxiety program at the Lindner Center of HOPE; vice-president at OCD Midwest an IOCDF affiliate, associate professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioural neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati college of medicine.

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/dr-charles-brady-suicidal-themed-ocd

Sep 29, 2019

In episode 193 of The OCD Stories podcast I chat with the creators of the advocacy initiative A Penny for Your Intrusive Thoughts, who I will refer to as C and D. We chat about their OCD stories, their project: A Penny for Your Intrusive Thoughts, words of hope and much much more. Hope it helps.

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/a-penny-for-your-intrusive-thoughts

Sep 22, 2019

In episode 192 of The OCD Stories podcast I chat with Zoe Homonoff who has kindly agreed to share her story with us. We talk about her OCD story, getting a diagnosis, CBT, DBT, self-care: knitting and socialising, sharing her story, her blog, erasing stigma, words of hope and much much more. Hope it helps.

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/story-zoe-homonoff/

Sep 15, 2019

In episode 191 of The OCD Stories podcast I chat with Dr Josh Spitalnick. Josh is a licensed psychologist, owner and clinical director at the Anxiety Specialists of Atlanta, an outpatient clinic.

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/dr-josh-spitalnick-health-anxiety

Sep 8, 2019

In episode 190 of The OCD Stories podcast I chat with James Hervey who has kindly agreed to share his story with us.

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/story-james-hervey

Sep 1, 2019

In episode 189 of The OCD Stories podcast I chat with Mara Wilson. Mara is an actor who was in films such as Matilda and Mrs Doubtfire, she is also a writer, and OCD advocate. Hope it helps. 

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/mara-wilsons-ocd-story

Aug 25, 2019

In episode 188 of The OCD Stories podcast I chat with Dr Michelle Witkin. Michelle is a licensed psychologist who specialises in working with children, teens, and adults with anxiety disorders. She has a special interest in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. We talk about siblings and OCD. Hope it helps. 

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/dr-michelle-witkin-siblings-and-ocd

 

Aug 18, 2019

In episode 187 of The OCD Stories podcast I share Dr Steven Phillipson audio of his article on "Choice". Steven is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for OCD. He writes "In both the treatment of OCD and in living a disciplined life, there is no word more important than “choice.” Hope it helps.

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/dr-steven-phillipson-choice-audiobook

Aug 11, 2019

In episode 186 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Shmuel Fischler. Shmuel is the owner and lead clinician at CBT Baltimore. We talk about religious themed OCD, and Scrupulosity. Hope it helps. 

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/shmuel-fischler-religious-ocd-and-scrupulosity

Aug 4, 2019

In episode 185 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Lily Bailey, in front of an audience at the IOCDF conference in Austin. Lily is a model, OCD advocate and author of the book "Because we are bad: OCD and a girl lost in thought".  

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/lily-bailey-live-from-austin

Jul 28, 2019

In episode 184 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Dr Amy Mariaskin. Amy is a licenced clinical psychologist and director at The Nashville OCD & Anxiety Treatment Center. We talk about gender identity themed OCD, sometimes referred to as trans OCD or transgender OCD. Hope it helps. 

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/dr-amy-mariaskin-gender-identity-themed-ocd

 

Jul 21, 2019

In episode 183 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Dr Steven Phillipson. Steven is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for OCD. In this episode Steven talks about magical thinking and thought-action fusion. Hope it helps. 

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/dr-steven-phillipson-magical-thinking-in-ocd

 

Jul 14, 2019

In episode 182 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Dr Steven Phillipson. Steven is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for OCD. We talk about two tail spikes in OCD. Hope it helps! 

Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/podcast/dr-steven-phillipson-two-tail-spikes-in-ocd

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