Spoiling Compulsions

OCD can be really tough to treat. On average, people don’t come to treatment for 7 years after the onset of symptoms. That’s a ton of time for the disorder to take a strong grip on someone’s life. OCD involves obsessive thoughts, things that pop into a person’s mind and won’t leave. Often, these thoughts […]

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Anxiety Shorts: The Exposure Lifestyle

You don’t just “beat” an anxiety disorder and never have to deal with it ever again. As you know, anxiety is not something that ever goes away. It’s a necessity to life. The difference is, when you successfully treat an anxiety disorder, the anxiety no longer interferes with your life or distresses you. It’s an […]

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Anxiety Shorts: The Pink Elephant Problem

A very common action people struggling with anxiety face, is trying to NOT think about bad things happening. This is also very common in sports. I remember many rounds of golf where I would be playing well and then standing over a shot thinking, “Don’t hit it into the tree, don’t hit it into the […]

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20 Strategies For When Your Kid Won’t Go To School

If you’re a parent, you’ll hopefully never experience it. As a provider, if you work with kids you will inevitably experience school refusal behavior. If you are going through such difficulty, then this article is for you! We know that the research is quite lacking, but Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) with parent training intervention is […]

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Dealing with Imposter Syndrome

We often make an assumption that people desire to be successful, that they seek information that supports how competent of a person they are, and more importantly, that it feels good to be successful/competent. But we have years of data to dispute this assertion. Specifically, we know that many people actually feel like total imposters […]

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