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Psychology Around the Net: February 8, 2020

In this week’s Psychology Around the Net, we discuss what happens when workplaces are rated for their mental health benefits, how the coronavirus is affecting people with severe health anxiety,...



 

Podcast: Finding a Therapist- What to Look For

 Are you thinking about making a therapy appointment but have no idea where to begin? What should you look for in a therapist? What’s the difference between an LPC,...



 

Podcast: Learn About Sex Therapy From a Licensed Sex Therapist

 In today’s digital culture, sex is easy to find. But most of our encounters with it are shallow and unrealistic. Sexual images and films easily capture the lust, or...



 

Inside Schizophrenia: Comorbidity with Schizophrenia

Comorbidity is the presence of one or more additional conditions co-occurring with a primary condition. In this episode, host schizophrenic Rachel Star Withers with her cohost Gabe Howard will be...



 

Somatic Psychology: The Benefits of Being in Our Body

Many people pride themselves on being brilliant thinkers. Perhaps they’ve spent much of their lives accumulating knowledge or amassing information about various topics. Such pursuits can offer positive stimulation and...



 

The Issues Are in Our Tissues: Focusing as a Somatic Approach to Therapy

Somatic approaches to psychology can be summed up by the expression, “The issues are in our tissues.” While I value a variety of approaches to psychotherapy and personal growth, I...



 

Podcast: Newly Bipolar & Learning to Adapt

You’ve just been diagnosed with bipolar disorder… now what? This week we interview a young woman named Emma, a twenty-something who is fresh off a bipolar diagnosis and working hard...



 

Insurance Coverage Parity for Mental Health Concerns Is Getting Worse

As a testament to the ineffectiveness of laws when not rigorously enforced (hello, speed limit, I’m looking at you!), the lack of enforcement on mental health parity has been devastating....



 

The 5 Most Common Questions Therapists & Psychologists Get Asked

Both therapists and practicing psychologists get asked a lot of regular questions by both friends and strangers. It’s funny to me that these questions come up regularly, because I’m not...



 

Podcast: Inpatient Mental Hospital Stay (Part 1 of 2)

 Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an inpatient in a psych ward? In this two-part series, we go into detail about Gabe’s inpatient stay starting with...



 

Podcast: Therapy Myths & Misconceptions

While therapy is often used as one method of treatment for mental illness, it still has a large cloud of mystery around it. Due to its portrayal in movies and...



 

Why It’s Okay to Ghost Your Therapist

Unlike most other relationships — where ghosting is frowned upon as an unhealthy behavior — it’s perfectly fine to ghost your therapist. Ghosting — the act of leaving a relationship...



 

Podcast: Using Music to Spark Your Inner Hero

Are you a badass?  Do you want to be? We all know that music has the ability to affect mood, and today’s guest takes that to the next level by...



 

7 Common Myths About Psychotherapy

There’s a meme promoted by some life coaches going around social media that is full of misinformation about psychotherapy, while comparing it to the benefits of “coaching.” In most states,...



 

National Psychotherapy Day: Telling Our Therapy Stories

California-based psychologist Ryan Howes, Ph.D, is a big believer in the power of stories to transform how we see therapy. “In a society where we still hear statements like ‘only...