13 episodes

Get ready for a peek behind the curtain into the personal lives of therapists. This is not your average show about what therapists do, it's a show about who they are. Each episode, therapists are interviewed and revealed to be vulnerable, courageous, everyday people with common struggles of their own. And you thought YOU were the only one with problems! Whether you're a therapist, in therapy, or simply curious, tune in to find out how much more alike we really are.

Who's Your Therapist Ari Shapero

    • Mental Health
    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

Get ready for a peek behind the curtain into the personal lives of therapists. This is not your average show about what therapists do, it's a show about who they are. Each episode, therapists are interviewed and revealed to be vulnerable, courageous, everyday people with common struggles of their own. And you thought YOU were the only one with problems! Whether you're a therapist, in therapy, or simply curious, tune in to find out how much more alike we really are.

    Alex Daros: Confronting Shame

    Alex Daros: Confronting Shame

    Shame and stigma can be powerful forces, and Alex is on a mission to confront them in his life. We talk about his experience attending an all-boys Catholic high school, the confusion of trying to date women, and wondering, “what’s wrong with me,” and finally in his 20’s more fully embracing his sexual orientation as a gay man. Alex talks about his journey to becoming a psychologist, and wonders whether focusing on others was a subconscious way to shift the focus away from himself. Finally, we discuss being socialized in female dominated professions, and the inadvertent challenges, ironically, of working with men.
    You can connect with Alex online at:
    https://www.cbtassociates.com/cbt-associates-team/dr-alexander-r-daros/
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/therapists/alexander-r-daros-toronto-on/721031
    If you enjoyed this episode, please take a moment to rate us and leave a review at Apple Podcast, or share this episode with a friend. Your support means so much. 
    If you have comments or feedback for the show, or if you're a therapist and interested in being a guest, you can contact me at ari@wytpod.com. Maybe something you write can be featured on an upcoming episode.
    Finally, if you have concerns about yourself, your child, or a loved one, please feel free to visit my website www.intunecounselling.com and drop me a line.
    Social Media goodies: 
    www.facebook.com/wytpod
    www.instagram.com/wytpod
    Together let's continue to help shift mental health stigma!

    • 42 min
    Tanya Young: Resilience Runs Deep

    Tanya Young: Resilience Runs Deep

    There’s no question that the theme of loss has permeated throughout Tanya’s life: the loss of innocence, the loss of ideal family relationships, the loss of health… And while that shone through in our conversation, what stood out MOST is her unbelievable resilience and tenacity. Tanya talks about the confusion and loneliness of being a child witnessing domestic violence, and exposits the questions that children can ask themselves: Am I somehow responsible? Am I doing enough? These questions have lingered for some time, however, when her daughter was diagnosed with a rare health condition, she was forced to confront them in a new context. Tanya describes how she learned to not blame herself for things that are out of her control, and that accepting the problem is not the same as being OK with it.
    Tanya runs a successful private practice in Kitchener, Ontario, and has over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. For more information visit her website at www.tanyayoungcounsellingandwellness.ca.
    If you enjoyed this episode, please take a moment to rate us and leave a review at Apple Podcast, or share this episode with a friend. Your support means so much. 
    If you have comments or feedback for the show, or if you're a therapist and interested in being a guest, you can contact me at ari@wytpod.com. Maybe something you write can be featured on an upcoming episode.
    Finally, if you live in/around the Halton area and have concerns about yourself, your child, or a loved one, please feel free to visit my website www.intunecounselling.com and drop me a line.
    Social Media goodies: 
    www.facebook.com/wytpod
    www.instagram.com/wytpod
    Together let's continue to help shift mental health stigma!

    • 59 min
    Alison Maratos: Who Am I When I'm Not A Therapist?

    Alison Maratos: Who Am I When I'm Not A Therapist?

    Who am I outside of the therapy room, and why can’t I turn my brain off? We discuss working in a profession that beckons us to keep it together, and then needing a place to let it all out. Alison touches upon a family history of mental illness, and what she refers to a Capital “D” and Lower Case “D” depression. We also share our own “going to a therapist” horror stories and the lengths we go to not repeat them with our clients. 
    Alison is the owner of Maratos Counselling and Consulting Services, in Brantford, Ontario. She most recently launched “The Practice Companion,” an online resource designed to help therapists create a successful private practice. To find out more, visit maratoscounselling.com and thepracticecompanion.com.
    If you enjoyed this episode, please take a moment to rate us and leave a review at Apple Podcast, or share this episode with a friend. Your support means so much. 
    If you have comments or feedback for the show, or if you're a therapist and interested in being a guest, you can contact me at ari@wytpod.com. Maybe something you write can be featured on an upcoming episode.
    Finally, if you live in/around the Halton area and have concerns about yourself, your child, or a loved one, please feel free to visit my website www.intunecounselling.com and drop me a line.
    Social Media goodies: 
    www.facebook.com/wytpod
    www.instagram.com/wytpod
    Together let's continue to help shift mental health stigma!

    • 44 min
    Abby Rozen: No Such Thing As Lazy

    Abby Rozen: No Such Thing As Lazy

    Abby is the self-proclaimed “World’s Okayest Therapist,” at least that’s what her t-shirt says. As such, she is constantly meeting pressure head-on with humour and a healthy dose of reality. We sit down to talk about the many “flavours” of shame and how it can be a barometer at times to gauge burnout and stress. Abby discusses growing up with refugee parents who lived in the shadows of the Holocaust, and how “fixing the problem” became her source of validation from an early age. Finally, being diagnosed late in life with ADHD, she debunks the well intentioned, but often-misguided expression, “You’re just not trying hard enough.”
    Abby is the co-owner and clinical director of The Healing Collective in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and is currently taking new referrals in her private practice. You can find out more information by visiting www.healingcollective.ca and www.abbyrozen.com.
    If you have comments or feedback for the show, I'd love to hear from you! If you're a therapist and interested in being a guest on the show, I'd love to hear from you too! Contact me at ari@wytpod.com. Maybe something you write can be featured on an upcoming episode.
    If you enjoyed this episode, please take a moment to rate us and leave a review at Apple Podcast, or share this episode with a friend. Your support means so much. 
    Finally, if you live in/around the Halton area and have concerns about yourself, your child, or a loved one, please feel free to visit my website www.intunecounselling.com and drop me a line.
    Social Media goodies: 
    www.facebook.com/wytpod
    www.instagram.com/wytpod
    Together let's continue to help shift mental health stigma!

    • 47 min
    Candice Hamilton-Miller: On The Outside Looking In

    Candice Hamilton-Miller: On The Outside Looking In

    Candice does it all… she’s a mother, a therapist, and an entrepreneur, seemingly finding time for everyone and everything, even, herself? Candice talks about the notion of not having enough time to not be okay; feeling like an “outsider” throughout her life, and how this may have contributed to a strong sense of independence. Sometimes being overly independent, however, had the unintentional consequence of pushing people away. Together we reflect on her personal journey, discuss unusual techniques to enhance memory, and touch upon the surprising similarities between sex therapy and play therapy.
    Candice is the owner of CHM Therapy Services, in Milton and Guelph, Ontario. She and her staff are currently offering online counselling services for individuals and families during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is the Co-Founder of The Milton Divorce and Separation Support Group, and curates “The Yellow Couch with CHM,” a YouTube channel dedicated to providing mental health support through videos and video blogs. She is also the proprietor of wonderful therapeutic products such as Theradough, Worry Rocks, and Focus Cards, all of which can be found by visiting her website at www.chmtherapy.com.
    If you have comments or feedback for the show, I'd love to hear from you! If you're a therapist and interested in being a guest on the show, I'd love to hear from you too! Contact me at ari@wytpod.com. Maybe something you write can be featured on an upcoming episode.
    If you enjoyed this episode, please take a moment to rate us and leave a review at Apple Podcast, or share this episode with a friend. Your support means so much. 
    Finally, if you live in/around the Halton area and have concerns about yourself, your child, or a loved one, please feel free to visit my website www.intunecounselling.com and drop me a line.
    Social Media goodies: 
    www.facebook.com/wytpod
    www.instagram.com/wytpod
    Together let's continue to help shift mental health stigma!

    • 56 min
    Michael Goldberg: Diabetic Party-Tricks

    Michael Goldberg: Diabetic Party-Tricks

    Mike was never someone who liked being told what to do. Growing up with learning disabilities and ADHD, he struggled through high school, until finally discovering what the admonition, “You need to apply yourself,” meant for him. When he was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of fourteen, he used this opportunity to look at things through the lens of a challenge, as opposed to tragedy. Together we explore the role humour plays in living with what he refers to as, “The war stories of illness and disability;” including, “diabetic party-tricks” from the Diabetic Talent Show. We also talk surgeries, recovery, and prescription drugs, and what to do when the hope of finding a solution seems lost.
    Mike has over 16 years experience working with children, adolescents and young adults with developmental disabilities, autism, and learning exceptionalities. He is also the co-founder of the research initiative Alliance of Heroes. You can find more information by checking out www.counsellingandbehaviour.com and www.allianceofheroes.org.
    If you have comments or feedback for the show, I'd love to hear from you! If you're a therapist and interested in being a guest on the show, I'd love to hear from you too! Contact me at ari@wytpod.com. Maybe something you write can be featured on an upcoming episode.
    If you enjoyed this episode, please take a moment to rate us and leave a review at Apple Podcast, or share this episode with a friend. Your support means so much. 
    Finally, if you live in/around the Halton area and have concerns about yourself, your child, or a loved one, please feel free to visit my website www.intunecounselling.com and drop me a line.
    Social Media goodies: 
    www.facebook.com/wytpod
    www.instagram.com/wytpod
    Together let's continue to help shift mental health stigma!

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Dean bean ,

Excellent listen

I am really happy I have subscribed to this podcast. What a wonderful way to synthesize real conversations about real life and easy going conversation. I can’t get enough of these...more please!

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Way to go

The first episode is fascinating! You feel like part of the conversation and it’s exhilarating and enlightening. I especially appreciate being exposed to specific vocabulary to address these tough topics.

+ina ,

Engaging!

Very interesting to hear the thoughts and life experiences of the people who have dedicated their lives to help others work through things.

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