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When OCD and Self-Compassion Meet in the Middle
by Nancy R. Larsen, MSW, LCSW

OCD is a disorder that affects millions of people and causes a lot of mental, physical and spiritual distress. Because OCD can be debilitating it is important to note that the problem is not the disorder itself, rather, it is the anxiety that comes from the symptoms of the disorder. So when you are compulsively demanding your mind to stop obsessing, this just fuels your OCD symptoms and increases your relationship with the distress.

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When Therapy Changes a Life
by Nancy R. Larsen, MSW, LCSW

There are many forms of art that can be used in therapy. Finger painting is one of the mediums that is fun and entertaining as clients explore their emotions through paint. While art does not always require a prompt, it can often serve as a means for helping clients see their progress in therapy.


Getting Stuck in the Emotional Funnel
by Nancy R. Larsen, MSW, LCSW

Have you ever found yourself caught in a downward spiral of negative thoughts? It’s as if your mind is like a funnel with thoughts racing towards the bottom only to get stuck in the neck. The more you try to think your way out of the funnel the more distressed you become because there appears to be no way out.


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