PSP 369: Incorrect Assumptions About ERP and OCD Exposure Work

PSP 369: Incorrect Assumptions About ERP and OCD Exposure Work

There are many assumptions about ERP, Exposure Response Prevention, the go-to approach to treat OCD in kids. Some parents (and therapists) don’t understand how ERP is supposed to work, how it is done and what one should expect.

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PSP 368: Why OCD Can Get Worse with the Wrong Therapist 

PSP 368: Why OCD Can Get Worse with the Wrong Therapist 

When you bring your child to a cardiologist, you expect they know all the evidence based treatment interventions to help your child. When you bring them to an endocrinologist you assume they are an expert in all things endocrinology.

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Is Your Child Trying to Satisfy OCD? That’s Not How to Beat OCD.

Is Your Child Trying to Satisfy OCD? That’s Not How to Beat OCD.

If your child is listening to OCD, they’ll never beat OCD. That’s the hard truth about learning to overcome OCD. You cannot play OCD’s games and improve. You cannot do what OCD wants and reduce OCD symptoms.

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Tools to Beat OCD at Home

Tools to Beat OCD at Home

It can be hard to know how to beat OCD and even harder to find an OCD therapist with the expertise to guide you through it!
That is why I created my new book, Crushing OCD Workbook for Kids. I took all my clinical skills from my practice and poured it into this book so kids can learn all they need to know one engaging activity at a time.

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The Easy and Hard Way to Get Relief from OCD

The Easy and Hard Way to Get Relief from OCD

Getting relief from OCD is not rocket science. OCD is driven by intrusive thoughts that make our kids want to do compulsions. These compulsions can be mental, physical or even just avoidance. The more they do these compulsions, the more their discomfort grows, the more intrusive thoughts they have. OCD is predictable in that way. No matter what thoughts or OCD themes they have, this pattern exists. The only way to break out of this pattern is to have them see the illusions OCD is feeding them and disrupt the pattern that OCD wants them to follow.

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PSP 310: My Top 5 Podcasts & Youtube Videos for When Your Child is Just Diagnosed with OCD.

PSP 310: My Top 5 Podcasts & Youtube Videos for When Your Child is Just Diagnosed with OCD.

Here are the top 5 podcast episodes I would listen to if you are new to helping your child or teen with OCD.

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PSP 307: Moving from OCD Treatment to Living with OCD

PSP 307: Moving from OCD Treatment to Living with OCD

Dealing with OCD isn’t like dealing with a cold. It isn’t cured and then we move on. It can help to shift our perspective to focus on how to live and, more importantly, thrive with OCD. In this week’s AT Parenting Survival Podcast I talk about how to shift our kids from a victim to an empowerment mentality (and us as well)! We also dive into how to create a lifestyle that acknowledges and works on OCD organically within the home environment.

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PSP 188: Red Flags to Watch for When Working with an Anxiety or OCD Therapist

PSP 188: Red Flags to Watch for When Working with an Anxiety or OCD Therapist

Red Flags to Watch for When Working with an Anxiety or OCD Therapist Not all therapy is the same. Not all therapists are the same. And when it comes to anxiety and OCD you really want to get it right the first time. But many parents don’t know what to look for and some don’t even realize warning bells should be going off. I invited […]

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