Treating OCD through ERP; Is it Worth it?

How Exposure and Response Prevention Can Treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Symptoms Every week, I talk with people struggling with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and those that love them. It’s heartbreaking to hear how lives get smaller as compulsions get bigger. Like a 24-year-old who spends hours washing a certain way out of fear of being...

Ask Joanna: A Therapist’s Advice on School Anxiety

My child had a lot of anxiety at school, but is much better now that it’s summer. Does that mean I should homeschool? I don’t think school is the problem. I think your child’s anxiety is the real bully here.  It’s likely that something in the school environment made your child nervous. For the sake...