Lori Johnson, M.A., LPC, LAC, ACS is the Founder and Clinical Director of IFC. she is passionate about increasing awareness for the diagnosis of OCD, especially for those who struggle with co-occuring addiction. She is a clinical supervisor and trainer, speaker and advocate on the topics of Substance Use Disorder, Addiction, and OCD at the IOCDF Conference and Denver treatment centers. Featured on Podcasts, The OCD Stories, Chrissie Hodges Pure OCD Author’s podcast, and is proud to be part of the OCD Gamechangers.
Sleepless in Denver: Insomnia, Sleep Issues, and Anxiety… Oh My! Unlike the romantic comedy Sleepless in Seattle with its perfect happily ever after, more of us feel like we live in an episode of The Walking Dead…as in we’re the zombie and not the super-cool character using the wicked-looking sword. Tonight is the night. You’re […]
When the Black Swan Invades: Act I, The Price You Pay for Valuing Perfectionism Let’s take first position (heels together and toes facing equally out to either side) at stage left. Imagine sitting (It could be anywhere: the house, a coffee shop, the office.) with a strong feeling of restlessness, fidgeting (mind and body), knowing […]
Already Failing Your New Year’s Resolutions? What would Rocky Balboa do?~How to set life goals~ Que theme music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YYmfM2TfUA (And yes, I am listening to the song while writing this blog) Rocky, an American movie classic, is the story of a man overcoming obstacles in one of the most challenging sports. Boxing is grueling; the training […]
Stuck in Life? Your Very Own Depression Groundhog Day: How to get out of a rut Personally, I prefer Ghostbusters, but Bill Murray considers Groundhog Day his “best work”. I can understand his perspective. Advertised as a comedy, the movie genuinely contains profound complexities. As Bill’s character, Phil Connors, moves through the duplication of each […]
Clutter…I like mine shaken not stirred: Why clutter can contribute to anxiety Ever go to a speakeasy and watch a skilled mixologist? The cocktails they create are pieces of art. They stimulate not only our taste buds but our eyes and sense of smell. Our brains are like that perfect cocktail…an exact combination of chemicals […]