Do you think you may have OCD? I’m here to help.
I’m Liz Funk. I’m a writer and speaker who raises awareness about OCD and works one-on-one with people who have OCD and want to reduce their anxiety and get back to living their lives.
When I was 24, I was diagnosed with OCD and I was shocked. I just thought that I was crazy and that the world was a menacing place. I believed I could protect myself if I never stopped worrying and if I never stopped moving.
What’s worse was, finding the right professional help felt like a scavenger hunt with a blank map. I struggled to find mental health providers who specialized in OCD, and the books and reading material on OCD seemed to make a dark subject darker and scarier.
Today, I’m happy, healthy, and you’d never know I had OCD unless I told you. I’ve made it my mission to raise awareness about OCD as a writer and speaker and to help those who have OCD, through one-on-one coaching.
OCD Recovery Coaching is for you…
- If you know what it feels like to be at war with your mind.
- If you know what it feels like to have your brain howl like a baby on an airplane.
- If you have mastered being engaged in conversation while actively worrying about something unrelated. You can talk about one thing, and worry about something else at the exact. same. time.
- If you feel like worrying protects you from bad things happening.
- If you know that nothing you’ve ever worried about has ever become a problem… but you still can’t stop worrying when your mind latches onto a new problem.
- If you can’t imagine going on a vacation, because trying to make yourself relax, enjoy yourself, and not worry, would be more draining than staying home and being on guard.
- If you always feel “on guard.”
I work one-on-one with people who have OCD to help them get back to living their lives. After working with me, these statements resonate with my clients:
- I have access to way more of my brainpower. I don’t spend mental energy worrying about something bad happening, that I intellectually know probably won’t happen.
- I don’t have intrusive, scary thoughts anywhere near as often. When I do, I’m pretty good at shrugging them off and going about my day.
- The things that used to terrify me–sending an email without checking it for typos, leaving my house without checking to make sure the stove is not on, eating without knowing exactly how many calories I ate that day–don’t even occur to me anymore.
- I can have an OCD thought–at work, when I’m at the movies, when I’m on vacation–and I don’t immediately panic. I know OCD when I see it, and I can let the thought fade away.
- My body feels better. I’m not physically tense, with my fists balled up and my shoulders tight, because I’m anxious. I’m not that anxious.
- I can concentrate better and focus my energy and attention. Using OCD coping techniques makes me more effective at school or at work.
- I’m the person my friends come to for advice, because I come off as someone who has things “figured out.”
- I have things mostly figured out.
Contact me to learn more about how we can work together, to help you get back to living your life.