Candance wrote, “Parts of my brain continually struggle for power while others retreat completely. But no matter what’s been taken—time, control, hope for the future—it’s never too late to start anew.”
Bianca said, “Every day I learn new things about how my OCD manifests, and I am figuring out in real-time what that means for my relationships, health, and job.”
And Kirsten shared, “OCD, contrary to popular belief, is not tidy or clean. It’s messy. Exhausting. Loud.”
These words come from personal experiences with OCD. Stories we’ve had the honor of sharing on our blog. But OCD is not a challenge we’ve talked about on this specific platform. So on today’s episode, it is our honor to have Sara Galgalo, a psychotherapist who works at the OCD Center of Los Angeles, as our guest to help us better understand OCD, how it gets misdiagnosed for other things like anxiety, and the type of treatment that is having a pretty incredible impact.
Sara is a big Doctor Who fan, she grew up playing sports and was even a figure skater for years, and she loves to go hiking back in her home state of Washington.
Sara Galgalo is a psychotherapist licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California. Sara received her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. Sara’s work at the OCD Center of Los Angeles focuses on CBT for adults, adolescents, and children suffering from all types of OCD (including all “Pure O” variants such as HOCD, POCD, ROCD, and Harm OCD), and other anxiety disorders. In addition to treating individual clients, Sara also currently leads a low-fee therapy/support group for adults with OCD. She’s a big Doctor Who fan, grew up playing a lot of sports (and was a figure skater for a few years), and loves to go hiking in her home state of Washington.
“Most individuals with OCD, on average, see about seven other therapists before they get the right treatment.”
This episode of the TWLOHA podcast was hosted by Chad Moses and produced by Rebecca Ebert. Music assistance was provided by James Likeness and Ben Tichenor.
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