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March 8, 2023

29. Therapy Anxiety; Diagnosis; Good Enough Bond

In the first question, a listener gets really nervous around her therapist and wonders if it’s even worth it. Our second question (at the 16:40 minute mark) is from someone who wonders why her therapist isn’t talking about the diagnosis …

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Feb. 22, 2023

28. Crowdsourcing Decisions; Do I Need to Hate My Therapist?

In the first question a listener is struggling with her boyfriend's need to crowdsource information before making any decisions--from sharing personal details of their relationship with his family to checking Reddit to find t...

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Feb. 1, 2023

27. When Interpretations Don't Land Well

This episode is all about interpretations. We have questions from both sides of the therapy room. The first question comes from a listener who is a therapist. She wonders how to recover from the sting when an interpretation s...

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Jan. 18, 2023

26. Therapist's Office; Longing For My Therapist; Kids Leaving Footba…

A listener finds security in her therapist's office and wonders about the thought that goes into the decor of an office. Our second question (starting at the 16 minute mark) comes from someone longing for her therapist and is...

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Jan. 4, 2023

25. Therapist Says I'm Not Trying; Better But It's Not Me

Our listener in part 1 is worried because his therapist doesn't think he's trying hard enough to get better and he's afraid his treatment will end as a result. In part 2 (around 19 minutes) a listener says the antidepressant …

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Dec. 14, 2022

24. First Birthday: Questions About Us and the Show

To celebrate our first birthday, listeners ask us about the show. Among other things, we discuss our motivation for doing a podcast, what we've learned, and the experience of having patients listen to the show. It's self-indu...

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Nov. 30, 2022

23. Ending a Long Therapy; Discussion of the documentary _ Stutz _

In this episode we have a listener who has a question about terminating a long-term therapy. They ask, "How do you know when you're done?" We then discuss the new Jonah Hill documentary _ Stutts _ in which Jonah profiles …

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Nov. 9, 2022

22. FX _The Patient_

What can we learn about therapy from the FX original show _The Patient_ (streaming on Hulu)? We talk about internalizing your therapist, feeling held hostage (figuratively) by a patient and taking care of people where it may ...

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Oct. 26, 2022

21. Hug From My Therapist; Sibling Conflict and a Dying Parent

Our first question is from a listener who would like a hug from his therapist. Our second question comes from someone dealing with sibling conflict and a dying parent. Please submit your questions (voicemail or email message) at our website:...

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Oct. 12, 2022

20. Cheating on your Therapist; Virtual Therapy

In this episode a listener has a question about cheating on his therapist; our second question comes from someone who is getting tired of virtual appointments and would like to get back in the office to see her therapist in …

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Sept. 28, 2022

19. Helping a Paranoid Friend

In this episode a listener asks how to support a friend with sudden onset paranoid delusions. We discuss possible diagnoses like brief psychotic disorder and review a few different types of interventions. Please submit your questions (voicemail...

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Sept. 7, 2022

18. Perfectionism and Procrastination; Building Trust with a Therapist

In this episode we answer 2 questions. The first listener has a question about perfectionism. Among other things, we discuss the connection between perfectionism and procrastination. Our second listener wants to know how to build trust with...

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Aug. 24, 2022

17. Medication versus Therapy; Angry With My Therapist

We answer 2 questions in this episode. The first listener wants to know how we choose between psychotherapy and medications in the treatment of anxiety and depression. Tangents include a recent sensationalized article about the serotonin...

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Aug. 3, 2022

16. Competing with a friend in therapy; Is my therapist prepared?

We have 2 listener questions. Our first listener sees the same therapist as her friend and is feeling jealous about their relationship. We explore the different sides of this triangle. The second listener has questions about the way her...

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July 6, 2022

15. Spouse Demands Therapy; Therapist on Vacation

We answer 2 listener questions: The spouse of our first listener is insisting that they get couple's therapy and that he see an individual therapist. Our second listener feels conflicted about their therapist taking an extend...

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June 15, 2022

14. "Trust the Process"; Humor in Therapy; Emotional Growth

We answer 3 unrelated listener questions: what's meant by "trust the process"; how do you feel about humor in therapy; and a question about emotional growth. We would love to get your questions or feedback. Please send us an audio …

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May 25, 2022

13. Death of a Therapist; What's in Your Notes?

We answer 2 listener questions. The first listener has questions about the recent, unexpected death of their therapist. We're honored to share this moving story about the importance of a therapeutic relationship. The second l...

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May 16, 2022

12. Regression

We answer a listener's question about regression in therapy. We discuss adult tantrums, man flu and hanger among other things. We read a lot into the question and hopefully answer it by the end. Please send us your questions ...

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April 27, 2022

11. Rupture, Repair; How Much Do You Care?

We have 2 listener questions this episode. The first listener asks how to address ruptures in a therapeutic relationship and notices they often agitate their therapist. The second listener wonders how therapists avoid becomin...

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April 14, 2022

10. Psychedelics in Psychiatry

We answer a listener’s question about the use of psychedelic drugs in psychiatry.

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March 23, 2022

9. Qualifying for Therapy; Social Awkwardness as a Psychiatrist

We answer 2 listener questions: An expectant father wants to know if he qualifies for therapy. The second listener wants to know if being a psychiatrist makes for awkward social interactions. Submit your question for an episode at our website: …

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March 9, 2022

8. Is Too Much Therapy Making Me Worse?

A listener wants to know if it's possible to stay in therapy for too long or if therapy can make you worse. Submit your question for an episode at our website: Follow the show online at:

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Feb. 23, 2022

7. Picking the Right Therapist

A listener wants to get back into therapy and has questions about how to find the best fit. Everyone knows you need a good relationship with your therapist to get the best possible outcome. Our listener is interested in tryin...

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Feb. 9, 2022

6. Bipolar Overdiagnosis; Therapeutic Alliance

We answer 2 listener questions : "Why is Bipolar Disorder overdiagnosed?" and "Why do you make such a big deal out of the therapeutic relationship?" Please send in your comments or ask a question for the next episode! You can...

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