#562 – How OCD and Stigma Led to Creating a Therapist Community & Directory with Mike Fink

Michael Fink is Co-Founder & Director of Outreach for Thero.org, a non-profit 501(c)(3) in the behavioral healthcare space, dedicated to making it easy to find mental health resources. Thero is a growing online community of treatment providers that are helping to building a truly comprehensive national mental health directory. Michael brings extensive experience in digital marketing strategies for clinics, hospitals and treatment centers to his role at Thero and is passionate about stigma reduction.
Michael maintains a broad academic & professional background in business and psychology and has worked extensively in the field of eating disorders, autism spectrum, addiction & obsessive-compulsive disorders. Michael graduated from UCSD with a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and holds a B.S. in Psychology & Kinesiology from Arizona State University.
Michael also runs a professionally-facilitated, free support group in West Los Angeles for individuals struggling with OCD & OCD related issues. Michael volunteers much of his time towards OCD education, prevention, treatment & advocacy.

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  1. Rich Featherly
    Posted July 24, 2017 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

    Wow what a great guest and interesting interview in a variety of ways. The standard therapy for OCD seems archaic and I’ll bet there is a lot of clients who drop out before they improve. There is preliminary research pointing to EMDR being a good thing to combine with the therapy to ease the stressfulness of it. I’ll bet EFT/tapping would be similarly helpful, although I know you are still skeptical of it Dr. Dave.

  2. Eileenc
    Posted July 25, 2017 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    Thank you Michael for sharing your inspiring story. While I am a medical professional, psychiatry is quite foreign to me so I love learning – thank you Dr. Dave!

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