From Tortured to Almost Free: A Psychiatric Therapist's Life with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is the story of the author's horrific struggle with severe OCD at a time when little to nothing was known about this macabre, debilitating mental illness. Honest, unwavering, and raw, the author takes the reader along as she struggles to make it through a day, a day in which ordinary things such as cigarette butts, classroom closets, and the starting of an automobile engine create terror.
Twenty years later, this same author, now a therapist to others with this horrible disorder, is armed with knowledge and techniques and the realization that how OCD behaves has everything to do with the underlying beliefs one holds of oneself.
Changing these beliefs often is essential for getting well.
Sharing with her readers all she has learned, the author provides a hands-on course in what gut-wrenching, severe OCD looks like and what it takes to get well.
Essential reading for those who struggle with OCD and for all who are determined to help them.
Cathy Goldstein Mullin, LICSW, is a psychiatric therapist who specializes in treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in children, adolescents, and adults. She knows all she does because for sixteen years she struggled with this awful beast. No longer struggling as she did, she is determined to show others what severe OCD looks like and teach them how to get well.
Ms. Mullin has a private practice on the North Shore of Boston where she sees children, adolescents, and adults. She is also a staff therapist at a large teaching hospital. For the last several years, she has led workshops and given talks on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
From Tortured to Almost Free: A Psychiatric Therapist's Life with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is her second book. Her first book If I Could Just Snap out of It, Don't You Think I Would? A Nine-Month Plan for Smashing Your Depression came out in 2012. This book is often passed back and forth between Ms. Mullin's clients.
It is something of which she is very proud.
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