#10 Overcoming Perfectionism Paralysis – Real Therapy Session Part 3 of 4 w/ Dr. Michelle Witkin, Psychologist

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This is the third episode of a four-part series that follows the progress of patient “Liz”. This episode features a consultation about “Liz” with Dr. Michelle Witkin, a psychologist who specializes in the treatment of OCD and anxiety disorders. Dr. Maggie and Dr. Michelle discuss perfectionism and how it can cause procrastination, indecision, and anxiety around treatment. They also discuss shame as a barrier to treatment, and the healing powers of self-compassion.

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2:04 Procrastination doesn’t mean you’re lazy

5:11 Overcoming paralyzing perfectionism

11:19 Confronting the false feeling that your discomfort will never go away

17:06 How shame gets in the way of healing

20:52 The dangers of emotional perfectionism and judging your process

22:43- What is shame? What does it feel like?

24:56 How to cultivate self-compassion

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Dr. Maggie Perry

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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