Do Something Difficult – Get a Colonoscopy

When was the last time you did something difficult? Something that made you anxious? As a CBT therapist working with people suffering from anxiety and OCD and having

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Motivation vs. Procrastination

Are you a motivated person or do you find yourself procrastinating? Do you feel confident to help your clients with procrastination? I am lucky in that I have

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ADAA Conference Washington DC 2018

Do you have something in your professional year that you look forward to?  An event or training that you know will lift your spirits and re-energize you for

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Inducing Panic Symptoms to Treat Panic Disorder

How do you feel about purposefully inducing panic symptoms to treat panic disorder? What are your automatic thoughts about this? We recently trained therapists in evidenced based treatment

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Practice Makes Perfect

The idea of practicing something over and over again can be a stumbling block for someone trying to develop new habits. In CBT for anxiety and OCD we

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Feel Shame about Anxiety or OCD? There is Hope!

Amy is a 35-year-old client who has agoraphobia and social anxiety disorder and is making tremendous progress getting well. When I first started working with Amy, she was

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The Importance of Psychoeducation in CBT

A key part of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is psychoeducation. And, it begins during my first session with clients. After the initial evaluation, I use the last 15

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Structuring a CBT Session

I have been training therapists on CBT for anxiety and OCD for many years and one of the first things we discuss is session structure.  I am also

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What are Your Automatic Thoughts About Exposure and Response Prevention?

Kimberly and I have spent the past three years training master’s level clinicians in person and online all over the country in evidence-based treatment for anxiety and OCD.

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