Therapy Talks

5 Methods to Conquer Relationship OCD and Embrace Vulnerability with Brittany Baker

August 15, 2023 Switch Research Season 1 Episode 71
Therapy Talks
5 Methods to Conquer Relationship OCD and Embrace Vulnerability with Brittany Baker
Show Notes

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This week on Therapy Talks we explore the fascinating world of vulnerability and OCD – both concepts that are often shrouded in mystery and misconceptions. High achievers, accustomed to logic and problem-solving, often find themselves grappling with the unfamiliar territory of vulnerability. Brittany Baker joins us to skillfully unravel the significance of vulnerability, explaining how it involves opening oneself to potential rejection, judgment, and the authentic expression of thoughts and emotions.

We also delve into the world of relationship OCD. Brittany's expertise shines as she breaks down the complexities of this condition, where distressing obsessions give rise to compulsions that seek to alleviate anxiety. She navigates the role of vulnerability in confronting relationship OCD and addresses the challenges of incorporating it into family dynamics for a comprehensive healing journey.

In This Episode:

  • Gain insights into the importance of embracing vulnerability to establish genuine connections and facilitate healing.
  • The role of vulnerability in confronting relationship OCD and integrating it into family dynamics for comprehensive healing.
  • Exposure and Response Prevention therapy (ERP), as a powerful tool in managing distressing thoughts. 
  • Differentiate between common worries and OCD. By debunking misconceptions and explaining the true impact of OCD.
  • Learn how individuals accustomed to logic and problem-solving might struggle with the unfamiliar terrain of opening up emotionally and authentically.

Brittany Baker is focused on creating a safe, tailored, and meaningful experience for clients, she is dedicated to fostering understanding and connection. Brittany employs various modalities including CBT, DBT, MI, EFT, Attachment Therapy, Gottman Method, Solution Focused Therapy, and Strength Based Therapy. Her extensive background encompasses aiding diverse groups dealing with anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, life transitions, substance issues, parenting, and relationship difficulties.

Find Out More About Brittany:
Website: nixbakerwellness.com

Learn More About Switch Research:
Website: https://switchresearch.org/
Instagram: @switchresearch

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