#14 Can You Control Your Thoughts? – Real Therapy Session Part 3 of 4 w/ Dr. Al Jerome, Clinical Psychologist

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In this video, we talk to Dr. Al Jerome, a Clinical Psychologist with extensive training and experience. His practice focuses on anxiety and related disorders, depression, stress disorders, impulse control disorders, problem behaviors among children and teens, and couples therapy. We discuss ‘Stephanie’s’ situation and how she manages her OCD, and how we manage triggering thoughts properly.

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1:42 – Recap and Episode Introduction

2:38 – Dr. Jerome’s Impression of Stephanie

5:20 – Why people think they should control their thoughts

6:54 – Triggering thoughts and how they should be handled

10:54 – Am I A Bad Person? In the context of OCD vs Depression

13:58 – Conscientiousness to an Excess

16:38 – Exposures and planned exposures versus incidental exposures

18:29 – Why we shouldn’t be afraid of dealing with our thoughts

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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.

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