Kim shares the reasons why she became an advocate below. Learn more about our [IOCDF] advocate program. My heart pounded in my chest. I had low-grade nausea and sweaty palms, and I couldn’t sleep. My ten-year-old son had been diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and became completely debilitated within a matter of months. I quickly realized I had to get my anxiety in check. I had...
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Building a Life in OCD Recovery
Feb 6, 2023
We do the hard work. We show up. And we do the excruciating tasks of exposing ourselves over and over (and over). We muster every bit of strength and grit that we have to resist doing the compulsions that bring us even the slightest bit of comfort. Yet, day in...
My OCD Story of Hope & Recovery/ Christine
Jan 24, 2023
If you knew me, you would know that I have struggled with anxiety to varying degrees since I was a young child. I experienced my first panic attack in the second grade when the substitute teacher gave me detention in Catholic school for drawing in class. Looking...
3 Things your New OCD Therapist Wants You to Know
Dec 8, 2022
My name is Victoria Schweiger, and I’m a therapist who specifically focuses on helping those affected by OCD and anxiety-related concerns. For some of my clients, I was their first therapist, and when meeting with me, it was their very first session. For others, I was...
Eating Disorder Recovery – Most Wonderful Time of the Year?
Nov 22, 2022
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Or is it? For those working on eating disorder recovery, the holidays can be a very complicated time to navigate. Cultural norms around feasting, indulging, and stuffing yourself can be overwhelming. That, coupled with...
Body Acceptance, Body Neutrality
Nov 2, 2022
Early in my recovery from an eating disorder, much of the body image rhetoric was about learning to love my body. This narrative, although an idyllic way to think about our bodies, felt distant and impossible from the place I was in. My body had been my enemy....
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