6 episodes

Each week we share real sessions with actual clients that reveal helpful techniques for effectively dealing with Anxiety, OCD, Depression and Stress.

I’m your host Dr. Maggie Perry, a licensed psychologist with a doctorate degree in clinical psychology. I am also the founder of the online group therapy platform Huddle.care.

Contact: hi@TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com

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Each week we share real sessions with actual clients that reveal helpful techniques for effectively dealing with Anxiety, OCD, Depression and Stress.

I’m your host Dr. Maggie Perry, a licensed psychologist with a doctorate degree in clinical psychology. I am also the founder of the online group therapy platform Huddle.care.

Contact: hi@TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com

    #5 Surrender To Having Thoughts, Not To Getting Sick w/"Sophie" - Anxiety & OCD Patient Part 2 of 4

    #5 Surrender To Having Thoughts, Not To Getting Sick w/"Sophie" - Anxiety & OCD Patient Part 2 of 4

    Welcome to our second real therapy session episode featuring a real client who we will refer to as "Sophie".  This is part 2 of a 4 part series that will also feature Dr. Reid Wilson (Director of the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center) as our expert consultant in helping "Sophie" deal with and overcome her anxiety and OCD.

    In this episode we discuss the difference between OCD and Anxiety, how biological vulnerabilities can play a part, helpful frameworks for dealing with these issues, the power of exposures and so much more!

    If you or anyone you know suffers from anxiety and/or OCD we think you will not only enjoy this episode but come away with multiple effective and actionable strategies for dealing with and thriving through these seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

    Enjoy the episode and don't forget to Tell Me What You're Proud Of via email or on social media! @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf and @DrMaggiePerry

    NOTE: All names, identifying characteristics, voices, details, etc have been changed to protect the identity of "Sophie"

    3:55 Meaning of “sensitization”

    6:15 Where Sophie’s rituals come from

    9:00 Why Sophie sees her thoughts as “silly”

    11:00 What it means for Sophie to live with no risk

    11:45 How Sophie will challenge her OCD thinking

    14:00 Surrendering to the idea of having thoughts, not of getting HIV

    17:30 Feeling of being out of control

    18:15 Challenging anxiety-driven behavior, not hygiene

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    • 24 min
    (BONUS EP) Handling Coronavirus Anxiety + Worry w/Jenna Sheftel licensed clinical psychologist

    (BONUS EP) Handling Coronavirus Anxiety + Worry w/Jenna Sheftel licensed clinical psychologist

    With everything going on in the world right now we felt sharing some simple and effective strategies for dealing with health anxiety and uncertainty around the Corona Virus (Covid-19) might be helpful.

    Dr. Sheftel is a licensed clinical psychologist at the Portland Anxiety Clinic, LLC. She is committed to integrating evidence-based models with the wisdom of person-focused care in the treatment of anxiety and related disorders. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to meet the specific needs of each individual. Dr. Sheftel has experience working as a VA psychologist and expertise providing the gold standard in research based PTSD treatment, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Prolonged Exposure (PE). Dr. Sheftel works with adolescents and adults in the office, community, and home-based settings.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/drjennasheftel/

    1:08 Worry vs. intrusive thoughts - what’s the difference?

    4:01 Everybody worries, but not everybody has the same physiological response to worry

    9:21  The link between health anxiety and compulsive behavior

    13:45 Options for dealing with unwanted, intrusive thoughts

    20:22 A powerful self-compassion exercise for times of crisis

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    • 24 min
    #4 Identifying & Overcoming Compulsive Thoughts w/"Sophie" - Anxiety and OCD Patient Part 1 of 4

    #4 Identifying & Overcoming Compulsive Thoughts w/"Sophie" - Anxiety and OCD Patient Part 1 of 4

    Welcome to our first real therapy session episode featuring a real client who we will refer to as "Sophie".  This is part 1 of a 4 part series that will also feature Dr. Reid Wilson (Director of the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center) as our expert consultant in helping "Sophie" deal with and overcome her anxiety and OCD. 

    In this episode we discuss the difference between OCD and Anxiety, how biological vulnerabilities can play a part, helpful frameworks for dealing with these issues, the power of exposures and so much more! 

    If you or anyone you know suffers from anxiety and/or OCD we think you will not only enjoy this episode but come away with multiple effective and actionable strategies for dealing with and thriving through these seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

    Enjoy the episode and don't forget to Tell Me What You're Proud Of via email or on social media! @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf and @DrMaggiePerry

    NOTE: All names, identifying characteristics, voices, details, etc have been changed to protect the identity of "Sophie"

    0:45 Why Sophie sought psychotherapy

    3:00 OCD vs anxiety

    8:00 Sophie overcoming fears to seek therapy

    9:30 OCD and anxiety disorders are biological vulnerabilities

    10:45 The framework that has helped Sophie

    14:30 Sophie’s process for overcoming OCD so far

    15:45 How Sophie knows what’s active & what to do about it

    17:45 Sophie’s experiencing dealing with OCD

    21:00 Intensity of thoughts in OCD

    22:30 Felt reasonable to do compulsions

    26:15 Recognizing she is having anxious/OCD thoughts

    27:30 How to do exposures & what drives her to do it

    31:30 Exposures that help Sophie most

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    • 32 min
    #3 What Does It Look Like To Be “Recovered” From Anxiety? w/Dr Reid Wilson of Anxieties.com

    #3 What Does It Look Like To Be “Recovered” From Anxiety? w/Dr Reid Wilson of Anxieties.com

    Reid Wilson, Ph.D. (https://www.anxieties.com) is the Director of the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Dr. Wilson has presented to audiences throughout the world on the treatment of anxiety disorders. His books are translated into nine languages: Stopping the Noise in Your Head: The New Way to Overcome Anxiety and Worry (HCI Books), Don't Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks (Harper), and Facing Panic: Self-Help for People with Panic Attacks (ADAA).

    Dr. Wilson serves as the Expert for WebMD’s Anxiety and Panic Community. His free self-help website – www.anxieties.com – serves 500,000 visitors per year. Television appearances include The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Katie Show, Good Morning America, and CNN. He has served as psychologist in an episode of A&E’s Hoarders.

    In 2014 he was honored with the highest award given by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, and he was presented the 2019 Service Award by the International OCD Foundation.

    2:50 Why you can’t just meditate anxiety disorders away

    5:17 The required belief change around what it means to feel anxious

    6:45 Anxiety isn’t about any specific trigger, but the overriding intolerance of uncertainty

    9:10 Viewing anxiety as an opportunity

    17:00 The “big ask” of therapy: trusting the therapist, and the process

    19:13 Successful treatment is all about handling the moments

    21:37 Group therapy for anxiety

    24:40 Functional goals vs. distress goals

    25:30 What is “recovery”? What does it look like to be “recovered” from anxiety?

    34:00 The role of resistance

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    • 39 min
    #2 Finding Freedom From Your Anxious Mind w/Dr. Martin Seif founder of Anxiety and Depression Foundation of America

    #2 Finding Freedom From Your Anxious Mind w/Dr. Martin Seif founder of Anxiety and Depression Foundation of America

    Dr. Martin Seif (https://drmartinseif.com/) is the founder of the Anxiety and Depression Foundation of America (https://adaa.org/), a foundation established in 1979 that advocates for and creates awareness of conditions and disorders related to anxiety and depression. Dr. Seif has created many innovative therapy techniques to combat and manage disorders such as panic disorders, agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other specific phobias. As a lecturer at the American Psychological Association, The International Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation, and The Anxiety and Depression Association, Dr. Seif wears many hats and has touched the lives of many. Through "Freedom to Fly" (https://drmartinseif.com/fear-of-flying/), an airport-based program, Dr. Seif helped hundreds of individuals with fear of flying overcome their phobias and worked with more “fearful fliers” than any other clinician in the United States. Dr. Martin Seif holds many credentials, both personal and professional, and his additional work as an author and privately-practicing psychologist (licensed in both New York and Connecticut) is remarkable.

    4:24 How you feel about the way you feel

    5:56 Focusing too much on the cause of the anxiety only produces more anxiety

    6:51 How to look at your anxiety from another angle

    11:49 The harder you try to push the anxiety away, the harder it comes back

    14:30 How copings skills relate to overcoming anxiety

    15:35 Coping skills and how to overcome anxieties or phobias

    17:17 Avoiding avoidance's

    19:30 Every time you feel anxiety is a time to celebrate because it means another chance to practice coping skills.

    26:36 Exposure especially may create feelings of self criticism.

    33:21 Put my foot on their tush and push!

    35:04 Takes courage to overcome anxiety disorders

    39:33 Being proud of individuals who overcome their anxiety disorders.

    41:43 The mind is a wonderful servant but a poor Master

    42:17 Humor is a good sign of progress

    42:32 A realistic way to look at recovery

    45:45 Tolerable thoughts versus intolerable thoughts

    47:14 Recovery doesn't feel exceptional. It feels ordinary

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    • 50 min
    #1 Trying to Fight Anxiety Only Makes it Worse w/Dr Sally Winston co-founder of The Anxiety and Stress Disorders Institute of Maryland

    #1 Trying to Fight Anxiety Only Makes it Worse w/Dr Sally Winston co-founder of The Anxiety and Stress Disorders Institute of Maryland

    Dr. Winston is recognized regionally and nationally for her expertise in the treatment of anxiety disorders. After working at Sheppard Pratt Hospital for 17 years, she co-founded The Anxiety and Stress Disorders Institute of Maryland in 1992 (https://www.anxietyandstress.com).  She has served multiple roles including Chair of the Clinical Advisory Board of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America and was honored with the first Jerilyn Ross Clinician Advocate Award in 2011. She is co-author of What Every Therapist Needs to Know About Anxiety Disorders: Key Concepts, Insights and Interventions (Routledge, 2014) (https://www.amazon.com/Every-Therapist-Needs-Anxiety-Disorders/dp/B00ZT1RNGO).

    1:12 How Dr. Sally Winston got interested in anxiety and OCD

    4:30 How Dr. Claire Weekes treatment strategies became part of her practice through the 80’s and 90’s

    6:10 How has the perception of anxiety changed over your career?

    7:20 Where does the anxiety stigma come from?

    8:40 If everyone has repetitive meaningless thoughts why do they cause some people to have anxiety?

    11:00 Exposure and response prevention

    14:45 How do you know if you are doing exposure therapy right?

    19:58 What are you proud of?

    21:44 Should I Ignore Or Process This Thought?

    24:22 Anything that’s actually a problem is a problem 3 days later

    25:45 Recovery Occurs When The Symptoms No Longer Matter. Not when they no longer occur.

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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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Truly Helpful Resource

Dr Perry approaches issues in Anxiety, OCD, Mood DIsorders and Stress from a professional perspective that does not get lost in jargon or psychobabble. Her clear exposition of the topics under discussion, coupled with conversations with clients actually experiencing these issues, as well as other professionals, helps clarify the challenges being disucussed. This is not simply a general discussion of what underlies some of these issues, but Dr Perry also offers reasoanble approaches to addressing and managing these. This poddcast is well worth following, whether one is experiencing some of these issues, is close to somebody who is, or one simply wants a better understanding of some of these very commoin issues.

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