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#350 Intrusive Thoughts OCD aka "Pure OCD" - Kimberley Quinlan LMFT

By Paul Gilmartin

Specializing in treating clients whose self-judgement of their thoughts results in obsession and compulsions, Kimberley sits down with Paul and talks about the different forms OCD can take and how to treat it or support someone you love without enabling their compulsions.  She and Paul also play a game she plays with clients called "One Up" where they try to outdo each other in sharing "disgusting" things that pop into their brains to show we all have thoughts pop into our heads that make us uncomfortable and laughing about it instead of judging it is the healthy response.  Be forewarned, some of the stuff they share might be considered offensive or too intense for some listeners.   Links and resources mentioned by Kimberley. KQ links:  Her podcast: Podcast Your Anxiety Toolkit Website: Her Facebook:  Her Instagram     Other links:  Best website and org to help get info and resources   Best book for a family member with OCD  Best book to explain Intrusive thoughts/OCD    This ep is sponsored by BetterHelp online therapy.  To try a week of counseling for free go to  Must be 18 This ep is sponsored by HelloFresh meal delivery.  To get $30 off your first week go to and use offer code MENTAL30 This ep is sponsored by Audible.  For a 30 day trial and free audiobook go to To buy tickets to LAPodfest Oct 6-8 (we're taping Oct 8th 4pm) at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown LA or to live stream it go to If you live in the Twin Cities come see a live taping of the podcast in the afternoon and a comedy show that night at Sisyphus Brewery (with Paul as the emcee) Sat Oct 14th.  Click here for tix or info. To become a monthly donor (and qualify for bonus content and goodies from Paul go to To make a one-time donations via Paypal go to Help the podcast by shopping with our podcast's Amazon link (it doesn't make your product any more expensive - even bookmark it!) To help fund Paul's next trip to record international guests, especially in Ireland, go to

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