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Episode 64: Dr. Emily Bailey is Showing Us How to Come Through Struggle Stronger
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Episode 64: Dr. Emily Bailey is Showing Us How to Come Through Struggle Stronger

We all have to learn that we can trust ourselves more than we trust our criticisms about ourselves. Because those are two different things.

From a young age, Emily Bailey was immersed in the world of human behavior thanks to her emergency room physician father. While most kids got bedtime stories, Emily got psychology journals to read with her dad. This early exposure and a complicated relationship with her mother sparked her curiosity about what makes people tick and set her on a path to becoming a therapist specializing in OCD and anxiety disorders.

At 17, Emily experienced profound loss when her mother died by suicide. This devastating event shook her world and could have derailed her dreams, but Emily persevered with the support of her steadfast father. She learned that even in our darkest moments, we have the power to pick ourselves up, have compassion for ourselves, and keep moving forward.

Today, Emily uses her life experiences to help others overcome their own struggles. With warmth and wisdom beyond her years, she shows her clients that they are capable of so much more than they ever imagined possible. Tune in to hear Emily's incredibly uplifting story of resilience, hope, and the life-changing power of one supportive person.

5 Uplifting Lessons from Dr. Emily Bailey:

1. Self-compassion means more than just being kind to yourself - it's about picking yourself up after failure and trying again.

2. You are stronger than you think. Collect evidence of the challenges you've overcome when self-doubt creeps in.

3. Having just one stable, supportive person in your life can transform it, even after great loss or adversity.

4. It's okay not to have all the answers. Embracing uncertainty allows you to keep learning and growing.

5. You don't have to let your struggles define you. Choose to live your life in a way that honors your authentic self.

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Emily was nominated by Rev Katie O’Dunne from episode 38.

Today’s opening features Alexis Helfman.

Keep up with Emily

Emily Bailey is a licensed clinical psychologist in Georgia and through PsyPact. She is also the founder of Atlanta OCD and Anxiety Treatment, LLC, where she provides individualized, evidence-based treatment to children, adolescents, and adults who present with OCD, OCD-related disorders, anxiety disorders, parenting-related challenges, and other life stressors. Emily is passionate about helping her patients achieve a more meaningful, satisfying, and valued life. Follow her on Instagram @dr.emilybailey

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads, like Emily’s, who Uplift us.

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