Helping People with OCD Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is a challenging condition characterized by distressing, intrusive thoughts and/or repetitive, compulsive physical or mental actions.

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Dr. Lindsay McLeod After 13 years at a community mental health clinic specializing in assessment and therapy for mood and anxiety concerns, addictions, and relationship issues, I am now in private practice full-time.

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Therapy is about change Therapy involves figuring out what we can and can’t change. Sometimes changing situations makes the most sense. When we can’t change our situation, we are called on to change ourselves.

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It's OK to laugh in therapy Sometimes laughter emerges unexpected even in the toughest emotional material and conversations. It’s amazing to witness someone who lost their sense of humour and ability to laugh find it again.

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I’ve been struggling for

as long as I can remember
We sometimes “get stuck” early on because of what happens to us or what gets missed growing up. Maybe there are things you have never really dealt with that continue to impact you. Hope fluctuates or may be nearly lost.

I was doing okay in life

until (…) happened
It’s hard to ask for help when you’ve been able to manage so well in the past. We all fall, sometimes hard, and it’s easy to lose our way in the face of stressors that build up over time or hard-hitting major life changes. Sometimes we need a hand up, a boost, and new ideas.

I have a good life;

so why can’t I enjoy it?
What a confusing state. You’ve worked so hard to create a decent life for yourself but something’s getting in the way of being fully and vitally in it. You might be feeling overwhelmed or maybe disconnected, “blah”, as if “going through the motions” of life.

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Even Psychologists get Angry

Anger, like our other emotions, is supposed to help us. We’re all biologically hard-wired to feel it. So how can things go so wrong with it? It’s meant to mobilize and prepare us for dealing with threats.

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Emotion Coaching

Individuals who are emotion-dismissing believe that one should be able to choose and control emotion with willpower, value action over introspection, deny their needs which are seen as weak, have an impoverished emotion lexicon, endorse a “suck it up” attitude, and see emotion expression as losing control.

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Check your Beliefs

I often help clients identify and question ideas and beliefs that are limiting them in some way and don’t serve them well. I enlist clients to be co-detectives on the hunt for these beliefs that can impact emotional well-being and behaviours. They can be sneaky and hard to spot.

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