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The Modern Therapist’s Survival Guide: Where Therapists Live, Breathe, and Practice as Human Beings It’s time to reimagine therapy and what it means to be a therapist. We are human beings who can now present ourselves as whole people, with authenticity, purpose, and connection. Especially now, when clinicians must develop a personal brand to market their private practices, and are connecting over social media, engaging in social activism, pushing back against mental health stigma, and facing ...
 
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Online Therapy Apps Curt and Katie chat about online platforms that hire clinicians to provide therapy through their apps. We look at how companies like Talkspace and BetterHelp operate related to their workforce, customer data use, and effective client care. We look at the potential for increased mental health access. We also talk about the risks …
 
Podcaster (Armchair Expert, Monica and Jess Love Boys) and actress Monica Padman @mlPadman sits down with Paul to unpack her struggles with intimacy, self-image, and growing up Indian in a white community. More About Our Guest Follow Monica on IG @mlPadman Listen to Armchair Expert at https://armchairexpertpod.com/ Support Our Sponsors! This episod…
 
Nanea Reeves is the CEO & Co-Founder of TRIPP, a mobile app focused on creating mood altering experiences in virtual reality. She talks about VR research and her own struggles that led her to where she is. For more about Nanea and TRIPP go to www.Tripp.com Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get a fre…
 
Biden and Trump on Mental Health Curt and Katie chat about policies, promises, and actions taken by President Donald Trump and Vice President Joe Biden related to mental health. We look at mental health parity, the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, prisons, funding priorities, as well as the importance of voting. It’s time to reimagine therapy and wha…
 
Writer and musician Gabbie Hanna @GabbieHanna reads excerpts from her powerful book Dandelion and opens up about her struggles with past traumas, insecurities, and anxieties. She and Paul get deep with a Fear/Love Off. More About Our Guest Follow her @GabbieHanna Check out her book Dandelion For more go to her website www.GabbieHannaOfficial.com Su…
 
Treating Political Reactionism and the War on Science An interview with Dr. Tereza Capelos on why people become politically reactionary, as well as how this orientation also leads to an anti-science and anti-progress stance. Curt and Katie talk with Tereza about the research behind political reactionism, looking at the characteristics of someone wh…
 
Neuroscientist and former Navy flight surgeon, Dr. Erik Won, shares his insights into mental health and the brain and talks about the trauma and struggles that come with caring for--and losing--some of his injured comrades and Covid patients. For more on Dr. Won go to www.waveneuro.com Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp o…
 
Therapy for Intercountry Transracial Adoptees An interview with Moses Farrow, LMFT on adoption, mental health and the experiences as an adoptee doing adoption therapy. Curt and Katie explore with Moses key aspects of being an intercountry transracial adoptee, implications for therapy, the importance of race and culture and addressing racism. We als…
 
Writer Brandon Stickney (The Five People You'll Meet in Prison), who has spent time in four different prisons, talks about his own experiences as well as the inhumane issues with our profit-driven prison industry in America. More about Brandon: https://www.facebook.com/brandon.stickney.5 www.Twitter.com/BrandonStickney Buy his book The Five People …
 
Niche Burnout An interview with Laura Long of YourBadAssTherapyPractice.com about creating a niche and identifying your ideal client. Curt and Katie talk with Laura about common myths as well as what happens when you burnout on your niche and how your niche can evolve. Laura also offers practical insight into what you can do to market your new nich…
 
The racial justice & mental health advocate discusses what life can be like for Black men in America, shares his expertise on how to be anti-racist and how he manages his depression. For more about Doyin go to www.doyinrichards.com Doyin is the Founder of the Anti-Racism Fight Club He is a Best-Selling Author | Keynote Speaker Preorder a copy of my…
 
Showing Up for Your Clients Curt and Katie chat about the importance of therapists in the therapeutic process. We look at how the medical model, upon which the continuing education and ethical guidelines are built, is flawed leading to solely client-facing training and rules. We talk about the importance of optimizing your practices as well as the …
 
Therapist-in-training Ben Fineman reflects on his past life as a professional poker player and discusses the mistakes we all make in relationships. He also dives into the topic of his own podcast: How to recognize and handle Bad Therapy. More About Ben www.verybadtherapy.com www.benfinemancounseling.com Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therap…
 
Irrational Ethics Curt and Katie chat about how current ethical standards fail to recognize culture and humanity. We talk about how the ethics codes were initially created, looking at the racist, sexist, classist roots. We also discuss the problems in how ethics are usually taught and the lack of focus on ethical thinking and decision-making, rathe…
 
Actor (The Good Place) and activist Jameela Jamil @JameelaJamil chats with Paul about society's influence on self-image, the pitfalls of cancel culture, and what it's like to live with a virtually invisible chronic illness. Check out Jameela's podcast iWeigh Follow her on IG & Twitter @JameelaJamil Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by…
 
Therapy with an Accent An interview with Namrata Rindani, LMFT on her experiences as an immigrant from India getting re-trained as a therapist in the United States. Curt and Katie talk with Nam about the systemic problems in the American graduate education system, her insight into how education can improve, and how she navigates having an accent wi…
 
Psychologist and writer Dr. Jill Stoddard talks about different types of anxiety, how to recognize and unpack your triggers, and how mindfulness is key when it comes to working through difficult moments. More about Dr. Stoddard: https://www.jillstoddard.com/ https://www.facebook.com/jillstoddardphd/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/jillstoddardphd/ http…
 
Rage and Client Self-Harm An interview with Angela Caldwell, LMFT on cutting and non-suicidal self-injury. Curt and Katie talk with Angela about the causes of self-harm, the mistakes therapists make in addressing self-harm as well as how to identify reasons behind this harmful coping mechanism and how to identify when suicidality is a risk. We also…
 
Paul's long-time friend, Charlie Springer, talks about giving up the seminary to move to San Fran in the Summer Of Love, beginning a career working with music greats while battling his alcoholism and drug addiction. Some great hippie stories :) Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get a free week go to…
 
Cultural Humility and White Fatigue An interview with Dr. Sonya Lott about a multicultural orientation to therapy and the work to understand yourself, how you’re perceived, and who the client is in front of you. Curt and Katie talk with Sonya about cultural humility in particular as well as the fatigue (including the concept of “white fatigue”) tha…
 
Clinical psychologist and immigrant Menije Boduryan talks with Paul about perfectionism, imposter syndrome, and generational trauma in the Armenian community. More About Dr. Boduryan website: https://www.embracingyoutherapy.com IG: www.instagram.com/dr.menije Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxBmKFKCb1bOGcc4fMbdu6g?view_as=subscriber Subsc…
 
“Wear a Mask” as a Therapy Directive Curt and Katie chat about COVID, science, and critical thinking in an anti-intellectual, post-truth era. We look at what therapists’ responsibilities are to the greater good, whether we should tell our clients to wear masks, and how to help clients navigate very challenging decisions that must balance mental ver…
 
Author and actor Jordan Reid shares her perspective on marriage, emotional labor, raising feminist boys, and what being in a relationship can mean for modern-day women. More About Jordan Website: http://www.ramshackleglam.com Social Handle: @ramshackleglam Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get a fre…
 
Starting a Therapist Podcast An interview with Joe Sanok, host of the Practice of the Practice podcast, on why, how, and when to start a podcast. Curt and Katie talk with Joe about what to consider when you’re a therapist with a bigger message. We get into some practical steps for podcasting. We also look at how you can create space for creativity,…
 
Paul's longtime support group friend shares about her sex and love addiction and how getting help for it helped her learn how to be intimate, stop cheating and using men, and finally becoming a mother. More About Brianne Secret Life Podcast secretlifepodcast.com iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/secret-life-podcast/id1521171499 Website:…
 
Financial Therapy An interview with Lindsay Bryan-Podvin, LMSW, about therapists talking about money with their clients. Curt and Katie talk with Lindsay about what therapists miss if they don’t bring money into the room. We look at the importance of financial therapy both for clients who are struggling financially as well as for clients who might …
 
A replay from 2011 (our 15th episode) - Paul's friend, comedian Jimmy Dore talks about growing up Catholic in a violent and segregated Chicago neighborhood with 11 siblings. Topics include: depression, panic attacks, fistfights, robbery and an empty feeling following success. Check out Jimmy on YouTube or listen to the Jimmy Dore Show podcast. For …
 
Greater Impact as a Therapist An interview with Kiaundra Jackson, LMFT about how to grow a big impact through personal branding, speaking, and breaking into larger media channels. Curt and Katie talk with Kiaundra about the importance of authenticity, owning your credibility, and diversifying your income through alternate methods to get your messag…
 
Is Therapy an Opiate of the Masses? Curt and Katie chat about how therapy can collude with the status quo and has historically failed to serve marginalized populations. We talk about the risks of therapy that doesn’t honor the context and systems within which people and families operate. We look at how therapists can create complacence and obedienc…
 
The Holocaust survivor, mother, teacher and activist reflects on her coping mechanisms, her ability to find joy, feelings unique to motherhood, her childhood in Nazi-occupied Warsaw as a Jewish 7 year-old, and the special bond she forged with her mother, Eugenia Lubowski Krol, as they fled for their lives. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy in…
 
Exploring Trauma and the 12 Steps An interview with Dr. Jamie Marich, on her revised book: Trauma and the 12 Steps, exploring how 12 Step programs can be trauma-informed. Curt and Katie talk with Dr. Marich about how to interweave a trauma-focus into substance abuse self-help and treatment centers. It’s time to reimagine therapy and what it means t…
 
Work Harder Than Your Clients Curt and Katie chat about why and when you should ignore the advice to “not work harder than your clients.” We look at bias in goal-setting, managing risk, focusing on the client’s needs, and the importance of continuing education as well as on-going work outside of session. It’s time to reimagine therapy and what it m…
 
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