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‘Fearst & Angry’

By August 31, 2017April 6th, 2021Ashley Bramhall, M.A., Blogs

By Patient SJ, 6 Years Old

Drawing inspiration from Inside Out, our Program Director, Ashley Bramhall, encouraged her 6 year-old patient to externalize her distressing emotions into the concept of an OCD/anxiety monster. In their upcoming individual sessions, this pair will work on how to recognize, acknowledge, and respond to fear and anger in a healthier way using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), including exposure and response prevention (ERP). Often times with a young patient, it is helpful for the therapist to tap into his or her inner-child to make therapy fun and to view the world from the lens of the patient.