Thought-Action Fusion in OCD and Anxiety

Thought-Action Fusion in OCD and Anxiety

This article on Thought Action Fusion for OCD thoughts and Anxiety Disorders is the first installment of a two part series. To read part two, please click here. Thought-Action Fusion is a cognitive error that is closely associated with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), but its 

Harm OCD Cognitive Distortions

Harm OCD Cognitive Distortions

Harm OCD, Part II- Cognitive Distortions This article is a continuation of a previous article discussing the symptoms of Harm OCD, how it relates to OCD, and Harm OCD treatment. To learn more about Harm OCD, please read Part I of this series. For those 

Religious Scrupulosity FearCast Podcast: Guest Jaimie Eckert

Religious Scrupulosity FearCast Podcast: Guest Jaimie Eckert

How can Christians deal with Religious Scrupulosity? Religious Scrupulosity, also known as Religious OCD, is a religion focused subtype of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. It often occurs with those who already suffer from OCD and who also hold religious beliefs central to their character and personal 

HOCD- FearCast Podcast Episode

HOCD- FearCast Podcast Episode

HOCD is an Obsession With Many Names Whether you call it HOCD, Homosexual OCD, Sexual Orientation OCD, SO-OCD, or Gay OCD, this subtype of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is one of the most common ways people experience OCD. On this episode of the FearCast Podcast, I 

Existential OCD- FearCast Podcast

Existential OCD- FearCast Podcast

On this episode of the FearCast Podcast, I discuss this OCD subtype and offer some strategies on how to rethinking the nature of the obsession, while also offering some techniques on how to overcome it. To learn more about this type of OCD, please see 

How to Help Your Family and Friends Stay Sane in Quarantine

How to Help Your Family and Friends Stay Sane in Quarantine

Written by Ian Licklitner of MEL Magazine:https://melmagazine.com/en-us/story/how-to-stay-sane-working-from-home You don’t have to be there to ‘be there’ My mom texted me at around 10 p.m. the other night — notably late for her to be up and on the phone. “I miss you,” she wrote. “Hope 

How to Stay Positive During the Pandemic

How to Stay Positive During the Pandemic

Tips to maintain hope amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Originally posted on March 29th, 2020 on Psychology Today. If you told me a year ago I’d be writing an article entitled “How to Stay Positive During the Pandemic,” I’d probably laugh it off as a hyperbolic 

Should I Blame Weed for My Anxiety and Depression?

Should I Blame Weed for My Anxiety and Depression?

Kevin Foss, MFT, is featured in this article as an expert on anxiety. He discusses marijuana use as self-treatment for anxiety and depression, and its risks and benefits in the short and long term. The article is written by Ian Lectlitner for MEL Magazine. It 

OCD Isn’t A Thought Problem, It’s A Feeling Problem

OCD Isn’t A Thought Problem, It’s A Feeling Problem

Written by Kevin Foss, MFT, was originally published on Psychology Today. It is not uncommon to hear an OCD sufferer make a comment such as “OCD thoughts are ruining my life,” or “I have to get rid of these thoughts!” This refrain is echoed by 

Scrupulosity OCD Treatment Shouldn’t Be a Hard Sell

Scrupulosity OCD Treatment Shouldn’t Be a Hard Sell

This article, written by Kevin Foss, MFT, discusses Scrupulosity, a religious and moral subtype of OCD. It was originally published through Psychology Today. The case for enthusiastic and confident ERP for religious OCD treatment. Years ago, I worked with a woman named Sandra who suffered