Welcome back to Mentally Flexible! My guest today is Dr. Menije Boduryan. Dr. Menije is a clinical psychologist with a private practice in California. While Dr. Menije has experience in a number of different clinical areas, she has made perfectionism a main area focus of her work. Dr. Menije as a beautiful way of using her own life experience to inform her work as a psychologist. 

In this episode we explore: 

  • Dr. Menije’s immigration to America from Turkey as a teenager
  • How this led to self stories of inadequacy 
  • Her process of integrating socially and navigating cultural differences
  • How this shifted family dynamics 
  • We explore how the root of perfectionism and how it manifests in many different ways
  • How perfectionist thinking gets in the way of goals and New Year’s resolutions
  • How perfectionism connects to OCD and Imposter Syndrome
  • The impact of perfectionism on relationships 

Learn more about Dr. Menije and her course on perfectionism https://embracingyoutherapy.com/course-for-perfectionism/

Follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.menije/

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