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Why I wrote “Imperfectly Good”


Treating anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder became personal for me years before I became a psychotherapist. Unbeknownst to my husband and me, our youngest son’s early childhood stubborn streaks were an indication of his anxiety challenges. By the time he was in elementary school, his “just so” behaviors were evident, but we hoped he would grow out of them. By middle school, we realized he needed professional help.

Long story short, we literally “took the tour” around the different cities in our state in search of a therapist who knew how to treat anxiety disorders and OCD, to no avail. It wasn’t until our son was in his early twenties that he himself found a specialist from California.

Our experience motivated me to become appropriately trained at the Behavior Therapy Training Institute sponsored by the International IOCD Foundation. My aim was to get specialty training so other families in my state wouldn’t have to experience the frustration we did in trying to find someone who understood and knew how to treat anxiety disorders and OCD.

Since then, I’ve worked with many of those who struggle with religious and moral anxiety. They, and you, are my inspiration for writing this workbook.

I hope this workbook contributes to an increasing awareness for those suffering with this challenge as well as for their loved ones and spiritual leaders, regardless of denomination.

I also hope it will help you understand that though you may be imperfectly good, it is possible to navigate religious and moral anxiety so you can release fear and find peace!

“What we care about most counts only when we act on it!” –Imperfectly Good

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A guide to help you find relief and happiness in spite of religious or moral OCD (scrupulosity OCD). Learn more about Annabella Hagen's book.
Imperfectly Good - Book by Annabella Hagen

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