Fresh Counseling Insight. A Newsletter from Justin K Hughes, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor
Supporting Your Loved One With OCD
It's here! My recent "labor of love": a guide for parents, significant others, clergy, children, and any one who loves an OCD sufferer.
I commonly meet with clients' core support and hear a lot of the same questions over time:
How do we support our loved one?
How do we not make things worse?
Will the anxiety get better?
Where do we start?
Do we get rid of all accommodation immediately?
What if my loved one isn't getting better?
What do I do if my loved one won't seek help?
This guide, FREE through February 2020, is meant to help on an initial level- educating, supporting, and being a conversation starter. And remember, support often needs support! Feel free to meet with me if you want tips and tools for yourself!
An editor for the American Counseling Association reached out to several OCD specialists (nice, Shala Nicely and Jeff Szymanski!). They did publish the article (click here)! Check out their full questions and my responses to their questions.
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*It is important to note that, though I've found these resources helpful, this is not an endorsement or guarantee in any way. It is for educational purposes only. Some accounts that are OCD Recovery oriented portray struggles that may not be recommended necessarily, but are often honest to the realities that exist for sufferers. Content is not intended as a substitute for professional advice, treatment, or diagnosis. Always seek the advice of your own personal health provider who is qualified to treat you, along with asking them any questions you may have regarding medical or other conditions. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have viewed here. Links to external educational content are taken at your own risk. Justin K. Hughes, MA, LPC is not responsible for the claims of external content.