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Episode 17 – 6 Tips for Surviving the Holiday Apocalypse

Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | RSS There are some people who just love the holidays with their whole soul. Then there’s everyone else. While holidays can be enjoyable, there is so much about that time of year...

Episode 16 – What is Your Therapist Thinking?

Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | RSSWhat on Earth would possess someone to become a mental health professional? What kind of mental and emotional gymnastics are required to sit with people in pain all day long and want...

Episode 15 – Infertility and Pregnancy Loss

Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | RSS I hope you enjoy another very personal episode as I join my wife again to discuss our experiences with pregnancy loss and infertility. We talk about some of our personal...

Episode 14 – Mental Health: Let’s Get Personal

Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | RSS In this episode, I talk about mental health stigma and I share some of my own history of depression. I talk about a few of the key things that have helped me cope with depression,...

Episode 13 – Window of Tolerance Part 2

Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | RSS A follow-up conversation with Dan Solen about the window of tolerance. In this episode, we discuss ways to keep ourselves out of fight, flight, or freeze. We also talk about using...

Episode 12 – Window of Tolerance Part 1

Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | RSS We’ve all heard of “fight or flight.” But have you heard of the third option–freeze? Dan Solen, CMHC joins me in this episode to talk about the theory behind...

Episode 11 – So I Married a Therapist

Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | RSS What is it really like being married to a therapist? My wife joins me in this episode for a candid and unscripted dialogue about our relationship, what it’s like being married...

Episode 10 – Rapid Fire

Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | RSS In this episode of the podcast, I answer three listener-sent questions totally unscripted. The questions revolve around addressing unresolved feelings about a husband’s...

Episode 9 – Know When to Hold ‘Em

Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | RSS It’s probably THE classic marital-conflict question: how do I know when to push for things that are important to me and when to just accept things as they are? In this...

Episode 8 – Asking for a Friend

Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | RSS This episode answers a Pocket Therapist listener’s question: What’s the best way to respond to my friend, who occasionally opens up about how troubled her marriage is,...

Episode 7 – Eight Proven Ways to Improve Your Life

Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | RSS When it comes to how to live the good life, everyone’s got an opinion. But not all opinions are created equal. As a therapist, I need to know how to improve people’s...

Episode 6 – Mental Bypass

Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | RSS Trying to convince people to change is a tough business. Actually, it can feel downright impossible at times. The harder we try to convince people’s minds about a new idea,...

Episode 5 – Ditching Disneyland

Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | RSS In this episode, I answer a question about “Disneyland parents.” How do you handle concerns about the overly fun-loving half of the parenting duo when you feel like...

Episode 4 – Psychological Chore-fare

Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | RSS I don’t know about you, but trying to get my kids to help out around the house is just torture. Of course, they’re perfectly content to┬ámake messes, but cleaning up...

Episode 3 – Emotional Toe Pick

Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | RSS In this episode, I answer my first question from a listener. We get into stopping emotional spirals and talk about methods of using self-talk to keep emotions from taking over...

Episode 2 – Pants on Fire

Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | RSS Everybody lies. Kids start lying at a really young age. As adults, we lie, often thinking we’re doing a service or helping someone by keeping the truth from them. But lies are...

Episode 1 – Language is Power

Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | RSS This is where it begins. I’ll talk some about why I’m focusing a mental health podcast on words and language. I’ll share some starter insights and set it up for...