Tag Archives: Mental Health

“Am I Possessed by a Demon?”

You may be wondering why a psychologist is writing about demonic possession. If so, you may be surprised to learn that, in my work as an Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) specialist, it is not uncommon for me to be asked by … Continue reading

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Postpartum OCD: One Therapist’s Reflections

One of my colleagues, a well-known expert in OCD, recently made a brave public announcement.  Before I share it, I want to explain one aspect that makes her so effective as an OCD therapist.  She herself suffered with debilitating OCD for … Continue reading

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New Support Group Beginning

I am very excited to announce that I will be starting a new support group for adults (ages 18 and over) this month. The group will be free and will emulate the GOAL model started by Dr. Jonathan Grayson and … Continue reading

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Santa Clarita Grieves (Route 91) Event

I recently had the opportunity to speak and meet with community members at the Child & Family Center in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting. Santa Clarita residents were affected in many ways and the event was held to … Continue reading

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OCD Southern California Conference March 25th!

The 2nd annual OCD Southern California  conference is in Irvine on Saturday, March 25th.  It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet leading clinicians and researchers, get great information, and have the opportunity to interact with others who deal with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. … Continue reading

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Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable: Achieving Your Goal

The music is pumping, the class is full, and the energy is palpable in the room. Fitness trainer and indoor cycling instructor Wendell Mitchell moves through the rows of students. “Get comfortable being uncomfortable!” he calls over the music, and … Continue reading

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OCD Awareness Week 2015 – Does Treatment Help?

This week is OCD Awareness Week (#OCDWeek )  Many people with and without OCD wonder whether OCD is treatable  The answer is that there are very effective treatments available for OCD. Children, teens, and adults alike may feel hesitant to … Continue reading

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