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HELPING MY SON TREAT HIS OCD CHALLENGED ALL MY INSTINCTS AS A MOTHER

In the early days of my son’s struggle with obsessive-compulsive disorder, I was driving 138 miles a day for his intensive treatment. Consequently, my car needed servicing. I was given a loaner, but I forgot to grab a bag full of items we needed to use for therapy out of my car. When I went back to get it from the busy service station, the guy asked me to describe the contents. I stood there...

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3 Things your New OCD Therapist Wants You to Know

3 Things your New OCD Therapist Wants You to Know

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...

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Eating Disorder Recovery – Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

Eating Disorder Recovery – Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

  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...

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Body Acceptance, Body Neutrality

Body Acceptance, Body Neutrality

  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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OCD the “Big Monster” with Steve Williams

OCD the “Big Monster” with Steve Williams

Steve Williams is telling a story. He says it is a perfect example of how OCD was a "big monster" in his head. Kim Vincenty, Steve Williams and I are on a Zoom call to reconnect and reflect on how we've come full circle. Twenty years ago, Kim and I owned Spiller...

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Nature’s Remedy for Mental Health

Nature’s Remedy for Mental Health

It was early. 5:30 a.m. early, and my best friend, Kim Vincenty, pulled into the driveway. We were judging an art show in Fernandina Beach, Florida, for the Shrimp Festival, and I was on my dark front porch with a broom, sweeping the detritus from the live oaks...

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