Demystifying Postpartum OCD on Instagram: Windsor Flynn

Considering how much Windsor Flynn’s Instagram posts make me laugh, it may be surprising what they’re usually about: obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Windsor shares advice on how to deal with intrusive thoughts and compulsions, drawing on her own experiences with postpartum OCD to make you really believe you can face this too. Thank you, Windsor, for…

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Relying on Community: Hannah Zidansek

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) itself is serious, but that doesn’t mean spreading awareness and clearing up misconceptions about it has to be. Enter Hannah Zidansek, who manages to explain what OCD is really like with humor and a skill I don’t have myself—making videos people actually want to watch. Hannah is an advocate for the International…

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Virtual Therapy for OCD: Allison Solomon

This has been the year of virtual everything: happy hours and weddings, work and school, and, of course, therapy. Many therapists had to unexpectedly make a switch to 100 percent virtual sessions, but Allison Solomon has been offering virtual care for several years. Always wondered if virtual therapy was right for you? Read on to…

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Meeting Clients Where They Are: Jon Hershfield

Welcome back one of your favorites and mine, Jon Hershfield! Not only have Jon’s books on OCD helped countless people, he always has incredible insight into different obsessions, and he makes some of the funniest OCD memes I’ve ever seen. All this gushing is starting to feel weird, but he really is cool. (Would you…

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At the Forefront of OCD Treatment: Sally Winston

Since I was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in 2006, resources on the disorder have seemed to explode—and that wasn’t that long ago! My guest today, Dr. Sally Winston, has contributed to our current understanding of OCD and its treatment, and I’m honored to learn more about her and her career! We talk a little…

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Building Relationships Online: Chris Stedman

Join me in kicking off OCD Awareness Week with Chris Stedman, whose book IRL: Finding Realness, Meaning, and Belonging in Our Digital Lives comes out October 20! Skim Chris’s bio and you’ll see Yale and Harvard…CNN and PBS…The Atlantic and The Washington Post…I guess what I’m saying is welcome to the big time, Chris. Seriously, I’m so…

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Helping Clients Face Their Fears: Jayme Kolbo

Let’s welcome OCD therapist Jayme Kolbo today! Her insight can help us all, but Minnesotans—particularly Twin Cities residents—might be especially interested in learning more about her. Jayme recently co-founded OCD & Anxiety Treatment Center of Minnesota. Access to proper, evidence-based treatment is so important, and I am always thrilled when our roster of qualified therapists…

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Amplifying OCD Awareness: Mara Wilson

Late one night I was thinking of what I could ask Mara Wilson for our Q&A, and I had what felt like such a profound thought: Mara was in Mrs. Doubtfire. OCD is the doubting disease. Having OCD feels like being engulfed in flames of doubt… But I spared Mara from this observation—it was less…

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Climbing Up From Rock Bottom: Chris Trondsen

At my first International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) conference several years ago, I attended a panel moderated by this hilarious guy, Chris Trondsen. I saw him running around the venue that weekend and at every conference I went to after that, and I finally met him this year! Before everything shut down due to COVID-19 we…

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Author of Everything Is an Emergency: Jason Adam Katzenstein

One reason so many people still don’t understand the breadth of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is that it’s hard to show, limiting how we can spread awareness of it. Cartoonist Jason Adam Katzenstein’s new book, Everything Is an Emergency, illustrates some of the anguish people with OCD feel—but it will also make you laugh. Thank you,…

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