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Well, Not Perfect

Aug 10, 2022

Hello again and welcome back to Well, Not Perfect. 


I had an absolute blast putting on my clinical hat with our guest today. 


Dr. McGrath currently serves as the Chief Clinical Officer for NOCD, an app-based platform for the treatment of OCD. He leads their teletherapy services across the world. He is also a Lead Psychologist at Ascension Illinois Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital, where he opened Intensive Outpatient, Partial Hospital, and Residential Treatment Programs for Anxiety Disorders, School Refusal, and OCD. 


I’ve known Dr. McGrath for years and it was a privilege to get to pick his brain on this episode. He shares with us some of the exciting developments in the treatment of OCD and other anxiety disorders as well as some of the most interesting cases he’s dealt with in his career. 


There was an empowering golden thread throughout our conversation that I think is important for every listener to hear: that we as humans really are more capable of overcoming our fears than we may think.


In today’s episode you will learn: 

  1. The evolution of therapeutic treatments, including Exposure Response Prevention;
  2. Strategies for supporting a loved one who struggles with an anxiety disorder; and
  3. Why it's crucial for us to be okay with short term emotional discomfort in order to benefit in the long term


Welcome to another episode of Well, Not Perfect.


To connect with Dr. McGrath & NOCD, you can find him at: