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Lauren McMeikan Rosen, LMFT, and Kelley Franke, LMFT, are OCD Specialists living with OCD. Their dual perspectives bring a unique and comprehensive vantage point to their discussions about OCD treatment. Live participation is welcomed weekly on Instagram Live, as Kelley and Lauren cover all things OCD, one subtype at a time. Join them as they bring a little humor and a lot of heart to the realm of OCD recovery.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.1 • 19 Ratings

Lauren McMeikan Rosen, LMFT, and Kelley Franke, LMFT, are OCD Specialists living with OCD. Their dual perspectives bring a unique and comprehensive vantage point to their discussions about OCD treatment. Live participation is welcomed weekly on Instagram Live, as Kelley and Lauren cover all things OCD, one subtype at a time. Join them as they bring a little humor and a lot of heart to the realm of OCD recovery.

    OCD Recovery and Everyday Life

    OCD Recovery and Everyday Life

    In this weeks episode of Purely OCD podcast, Lauren Rosen, LMFT, and Kelley Franke, LMFT are joined by Jenna Overbaugh, LMFT to talk about how OCD recovery can benefit us beyond navigating OCD.

     

    They touch on how certain topics, like navigating doubt, doing hard things, and awareness of thoughts and thinking, transcend OCD and can help us more broadly. The three also cover how these lessons can support the process of parenting. To end this episode, Kelley brings it on home with a discussion of self-compassion and, essentially, reparenting ourselves.

     

    Thanks for joining. And go check out Jenna Overbaugh on Instagram, if you don’t know her already!

    • 32 min
    Mental Compulsions, Part 2

    Mental Compulsions, Part 2

    On today’s episode of Purely OCD Kelley Franke, LMFT, and Lauren Rosen, LMFT, pick up where they left off in their discussion of mental compulsions.They define and discuss more subtypes of mental compulsions. They also talk about helpful versus unhelpful thinking through the lens of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. As always, they answer questions from viewers who tuned in live. . Next week, the two will have a special guest Jenna Overbaugh of #nocd. We look forward to seeing you there. The conversation on how to navigate and manage mental compulsions- Part 3 - will resume May 23rd.

    • 32 min
    Mental Compulsions, Part 1

    Mental Compulsions, Part 1

    In this episode, Lauren Rosen, LMFT and Kelley Franke, LMFT, discuss mental compulsions. They define mental compulsions and explain how they can present in OCD. They explain how mindfulness a.k.a. mental ninja, is the best approach when it comes to stopping mental compulsions. Tune in next week when the two will discuss more ways to build your mindfulness muscle in combatting mental compulsions.

    • 33 min
    Substance Contamination

    Substance Contamination

    In today's episode of Purely OCD, Lauren Rosen, LMFT, and Kelley Franke, LMFT, discuss obsessions related to contamination with Alcohol and Drugs. To begin with, they talk about contamination obsessions related to sobriety and fears about relapse. They also cover fears of losing one's mind or experiencing derealization secondary to substance contamination. Next, they consider common compulsions that people perform when the fears arise and then turn their discussion to exposure and response prevention. To conclude the episode, they answer your questions.

    • 31 min
    Q&A on March 28th

    Q&A on March 28th

    In this weeks episode, Kelley Franke, LMFT, and Lauren Rosen, LMFT, answer listeners questions. Some questions they cover include:

     

    1. What can trigger OCD?

    2. What language can be used when supporting a loved one with OCD?

    3. Does suppressing make OCD worse?

     

    We hope you found this podcast helpful and if there any questions we did not answer, please contact us on our website! 

     

    • 23 min
    False Memory OCD

    False Memory OCD

    On today's episode, Lauren Rosen, LMFT, and Kelley Franke, LMFT, talk False Memory OCD. To begin with, they cover about common obsessions, compulsions and the commonly shared obsession between False Memory OCD and Real Event OCD. They answer listeners questions related to the desire to figure out whether a memory actually happened, or whether it is a false memory and what it means about the person. Lastly, they discuss finding hope when living with OCD.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Saaaammm91 ,

LOVE Lauren & Kelley

This is one of my go-to pods! I love how open and honest they both are about their personal journeys and struggles with OCD. They have such great chemistry and are so relatable. They truly know what they are talking about when it comes to OCD and have helped me so much and given me hope on some of my worst days. Thank you so much for everything ♥️♥️

Golfguy30 ,

Fun and informative

GREAT STUFF. The discussion is very authentic and interactive. I have a lot of fun listening and learning. I try to apply to my life whenever possible. It’s amazing to find a podcast like this where you can really find a connection and know you’re not alone in your experience with OCD.

Need a name10 ,

Amazing show

I found this thanks to my parents and it was a great show both the hosts are fun entertaining and educational. All people need to listen and learn through this show!!!

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