What is scrupulosity or religious OCD?
Scrupulosity is a form of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) that involves religious or moral obsessions. Individuals with scrupulosity experience intrusive, unwanted thoughts that cause extreme anxiety and distress related to their religious beliefs and practices.
Who is this coaching program for?
This program is designed for individuals who are struggling with scrupulosity or religious OCD, particularly those who identify as Christians. It's for anyone who wants to better manage their OCD symptoms and improve their relationship with God.
What can I expect from the coaching program?
The program is a 12-week journey that integrates principles from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), attachment theory, and relational spirituality. You can expect to gain a deeper understanding of your OCD, learn practical strategies to manage your symptoms and strengthen your relationship with God.
What is the time commitment for the program?
The program runs over 12 weeks, with one session per week. Each session lasts approximately one hour. In addition to the sessions, you'll also have exercises and practices to complete on your own time.
What kind of support is available after the program?
After completing the program, you'll have access to schedule booster sessions at any time.
Coaching vs. Therapy?
Many people are under the impression that only therapy can help with OCD. This just isn't the case. I know what it's like to have OCD and have done the work to recover. As a coach, I will share with you tools that have been helpful for me on my road to recovery. They may very well prove helpful for you too.
With that said, while this program uses helpful techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), it is not a substitute for professional mental health treatment.
What if I'm currently seeing a therapist or psychiatrist?
If you're currently under the care of a mental health professional, it's important to discuss with them before starting this program. The coaching program can complement your existing treatment plan, but it should not be seen as a replacement or substitute for professional mental health care.
How much does the program cost?
This program is offered on a "pay what you can" basis. However, the current suggested value of the program is $900 USD.
I don't want money to be a barrier to you getting help. So, "pay what you can" simply means that I trust you to pay what you are comfortable with in terms of being invested in the program and seeing it as a valuable service to you. I recommend that clients pay at least $50 USD/session ($600 USD total) so that they are investing in themselves and committed to the program. If that is still a barrier for you, please reach out to me, and let's talk.
What is your background and experience?
I have a PhD in leadership with the focus of my research being how individuals develop a sense of connection and identity. I have a master's degree in theology and have been a chaplain for the past 8 years. I am a licensed minister and serve as an elder at my home church. You can read my statement of faith here.
I have struggled with OCD and scrupulosity to varying degrees for most of my teenage and adult life.
I am both a Board Certified Advanced Life Coach and a Board Certified Master Mental Health Coach with the International Board of Christian Care. Additionally, I'm a Certified Life Coach with the International Guild of Professional Coaches and a trained Relational Spirituality Coach.
My certifications extend to specialized areas as well, including my qualifications as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Coach Practitioner and an NLP Practitioner.
I am a member of the following organizations/associations:
American Association of Christian Counselors
International Christian Coaching Association
International Board of Christian Care
Fellow, Institute of Coaching, McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School Affiliate
International Guild of Neurolinguistic Programming
International Guild of Professional Coaches
What if I have more questions?
If you have more questions, feel free to reach out to me directly. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have and help you decide if this program is the right fit for you.
Justin is a Board Certified Advanced Life Coach with the Board of Christian Life Coaching, a division of the International Board of Christian Care and the American Association of Christian Counselors. He has demonstrated knowledge and application of biblical integration in coaching, the ICCA and ICF Core Competencies, the Code of Ethics, and the ICF definition of coaching.
Justin is a Board Certified Master Mental Health Coach with the Board of Mental Health Coaching, a division of the International Board of Christian Care and the American Association of Christian Counselors. He has demonstrated knowledge and application of biblical integration in providing ethical and competent mental health coaching. He is currently awaiting formal certification by the board.