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Making Therapy Make Sense. There are so many different styles or types of therapy from CBT, to Person Centered, Solution Focused, Emotional Focused, Narrative, blah blah blah. It's hard enough to pick up the phone and call someone for help, let alone interview and try different therapists until you find the right fit. This podcast is all about helping you meet different types of therapists, different types of therapy styles, different philosophical backgrounds, and hear them talk about real ...
 
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In today’s episode I spoke with Josée Sovinsky from Blossom Counselling Center in Ottawa, Ontario. We discussed eating disorders, ADHD, and the therapeutic relationship. While discussing eating disorders we explored the different ways they can show up in therapy, what the client's concerns are, and how important it is to respect why this might be h…
 
On this week's episode, I had the chance to speak with Randy Kosloski about men’s mental health, spirituality, and couples counselling. We dove deep into what brings men into counselling and discussed the effects adverse childhood experiences can have on their relationships and parenting styles. We also discussed the relationship between spirituali…
 
In today’s episode we speak with a retired Ottawa Red Blacks player Alex Mateas about learning how to learn, and dealing with shame that can sometimes spring up in educational environments. We discuss how everyone learns differently and how painful it can be to judge ourselves by other people’s standards. We talk about the different ways we can ste…
 
In today's episode I speak with Elisa Makadi about Therapist authenticity and the important of the therapeutic relationship. We discuss the pitfalls that can happen when a therapist isn't able to connect with a client and how being inauthentic in therapy can lead to negative outcomes. We also discuss what it means to attune to our clients needs and…
 
On today's episode we talk about all things ADHD. We discuss what it is like living with ADHD, what happens in the brain, as well as the potential impact it has on our relationships. We also spends some time talking about strategies to help us understand what's going on "under the hood" and how shifting your environment can help. Enjoy Theme Music …
 
In today's episode, Alex Mateas and I explore pride, shame, and the lens of care. Specifically, we discuss the shame that comes with dealing with pain and injury. We discuss the difficulties men have in seeking help when injured and in dealing with the injuries on an emotional level. Alex and I explore how pride can use shame to keep us from seekin…
 
This episode discusses problematic substances use from a compassionate trauma informed perspective. I speak with Amanda Neilson about changing our language with respect to individuals facing problematic substance use and how crucial it is to put the person before the problem. We also discuss the use of mindfulness and self compassion and the import…
 
In todays episode we discuss many topics with Taylor Bourassa. These topics include art therapy and how it can help us to get in touch with our inner life by externalizing our unconscious. We also discuss ecotherapy as we highlight and explore the important healing that comes from interacting with the natural world around us, such as forests and tr…
 
In today's episode I have the great fortune to speak with Jennifer Jurkofsky about authenticity, finding our true self, and healing from core wounds. This was a deep, emotional, and real conversation that helped me personally understand my own "pain bodies" and how to be compassionate with myself. Enjoy Theme Music By Kamil Niedopytalski. Artist ca…
 
In today's episode I speak with Garrett LaFosse my supervisor, a register psychotherapist who has been practicing for over 20 years, and former professor. Over the course of today's episode we discuss many issues facing couples which brings them in to therapy, as well as some of the dynamics at play as couples learned to communicate on a different …
 
In today's episode I speak with Dave Robinson a Psychotherapist from Guelph, Ontario about Shame, People Pleasing, and Performance. Throughout the episode Dave and I get real and vulnerable about our own struggles and how shame effects male mental health. We spend some time on how shame and socialization can drive us to withdraw and isolate ourselv…
 
In today's episode I speak with Alex Mateas a recently retired RedBlacks Football player from Ottawa, Ontario about mental health. We dig deep and get vulnerable about our mental health journeys. Along the way we discussed the importance of spreading awareness of mental health issues as well as the resources available to get the help needed. Most i…
 
In today's episode I speak with Chris Wilson who is a mental health and Lyme disease awareness advocate who began the North Grenville Men's Mental health Support group. Chris has struggle with issues with his mental health ever since contracting Lyme Disease over 15 years ago and has since began the journey of advocacy. He is a strong proponent for…
 
On this week’s episode I speak with Jackie Shoemaker Holmes about motherhood and postpartum depression, empowerment, resilience. This was a very in-depth conversation on what external and internal influences guide us to become hard on ourselves and scrutinize our own identities. We discuss empowerment as stemming from the recognition of these influ…
 
In today's episode I speak with Shannon Sweeting-Woods RSW about Anxiety, Couples Counselling, Narrative and Attachment Theory. Throughout today's episode we discuss how therapy can help a client build a different kind of relationship with the problem they are facing. A relationship that can help instead of hinder who the want to be and where the w…
 
In today's podcast we discuss Attachment styles, trauma and working with children, youth, and adults that have been a part of the foster care system. We also spend some time discussing how attachment styles can impact couples and their relationships. Enjoy Theme Music By Kamil Niedopytalski. Artist can be found at Instagram: LargestK, Youtube: yout…
 
In today's podcast I had the pleasure of speaking with Zac Schraeder. Zac is a Student Services Advisor and Skills for Success educator in Toronto Film School's Film Production program where he helps develop and improve school, community, and mental health resources for students, including those in the Queer, First Generation and Immigrant communit…
 
In today's episode we talk about one of the most important aspects of therapy, namely the therapeutic relationship. According to many studies in the world of psychology the therapeutic relationship is one of the most crucial components of the therapeutic process that leads to positive outcomes. During the episode I will discuss, what the therapeuti…
 
In this episode I speak with Eve Mills Allen a therapist in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada about Resilience. Eve is the Author of several books, In most notable as it comes up at length during our talk, "In the Arms of Inup: the extraordinary story of a Guatemalan survivor and his quest for healing from trauma" which was released by HARP Publishing…
 
In this week’s episode I welcome back Steve Clark for an in-depth discussion on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy or ACT. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is a prominent therapy developed in 1982 by Steven Hayes. It is also widely seen on Psychology today profiles with therapists from around the globe. My hope is that after this episode the listen…
 
In this weeks episode I speak with Sara Mackie a Registered Social Worker/Therapist from Fredericton New Brunswick. Throughout the episode we discuss self compassion and how it is developed in therapy. We also discuss the various effects and uses of shame, what it is, how it develops and why. Finally leading into a discussion about eating disorders…
 
In todays episode we speak with Cate Gennaro a Psychotherapist from Toronto, Ontario about self worth, authenticity, and the self disclosure. Throughout this exciting conversation we discuss anxiety and life transitions and the importance of building self worth. We also discuss authenticity and how its shows up in an outside the therapy room. Final…
 
In this episode I had an amazing and in-depth conversation with Meagan Cumming who is the CEO and Owner of the Kemptville Stress Relief center. In the episode we spend some time talking about Somatic Experiencing Therapy as developed by Peter A. Levine, PhD. Meagan and I walk through what Somatic experiencing is how it relates to trauma and anxiety…
 
In this week's episode we speak with Ashley Ho about Cognitive Processing Therapy, Complex Trauma, and PTSD. Included in this chat is the Just World Myth, the pitfalls of black and white thinking, parenting, and restructuring the meaning we give to the events we encounter in our lives. Enjoy Theme Music By Kamil Niedopytalski. Artist can be found a…
 
In this episode I will be speaking with Ian Heft a Psychotherapist from Owen Sound Ontario about how the humanities, Grief, narrative therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Some of the topics include how Grief can be isolating because of how society views death and dying, and how part of processing involves bringing together a community.…
 
This week's episode is all about Anxiety. Today I will be talking about Anxiety, what it is, how it works, and what it has to do with your body. Throughout the episode we will discuss how anxiety shows up in the body, how to understand what it is doing and what habits we are using to create safety in stressful times. We then talk about some ways to…
 
This is the second part of my conversation with Steve Clark where we dove into discussing philosophy, anxiety, and male vulnerability. Enjoy Theme Music By Kamil Niedopytalski. Artist can be found at Instagram: LargestK, Youtube: youtube.com/KamilNiedopytalski Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/CouchTocouch)…
 
In today's episode I will be speaking with Steve Clark who is a therapist from nova scotia. Listen in as we discuss how philosophy and psychology mix, Carl Rogers, as well as Anxiety, and male vulnerability as seen through the lens of many different counselling styles such as emotion focused therapy, Narrative therapy, personal center therapy and m…
 
This week's episode is all about making sense of OCD, Existential OCD, and control. We will be speaking with Monica Smyth, a Psychotherapist from Fredericton in New Brunswick, Canada. Monica is a mother of 3 boys and runs her private practice out of Hale Psychological Services. (Disclaimer: This is educational and not intended to replace therapy. I…
 
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