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OCD is a complex mental health condition that is often misunderstood. Many people have misconceptions about it, perceiving it as mere cleanliness or eccentric behavior rather than a genuine psychiatric disorder. This lack of awareness contributes to the stigma surrounding OCD even in most aspects of life.

In Episode 88, I speak to Rev. Katie  O’Dunne founder of Faith & Mental Health Integrative Services, an organization helping individuals with OCD and related disorders live into their faith traditions as they navigate evidence-based treatment about faith and OCD.



In Episode 88, Rev. Katie O’Dunne shares:

  • Her journey from division one athlete in high school to becoming a Reverend
  • The meaning of OCD and how it manifests under the realm of anxiety
  • How OCD can creep into the church unknowingly
  • How to support individuals struggling with OCD



  • “OCD is ego-dystonic,  it’s not logical, it opposes the things that we care so deeply about.”

  • “When I got better, I didn’t want to be quiet about my story anymore.”

  • “OCD is absolutely debilitating with obsessions that oppose everything someone believes.”

  • “You’re doing the very thing that makes you most uncomfortable and most anxious and then you’re prevented from doing the very thing that makes you feel better.”

  • “The core of treatment is really about embracing uncertainty.”


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Website: revkatieodunne.com

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