38 episodes

Melissa Reich, M.A. is a therapist turned pop culture enthusiast. Melissa earned a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology. Melissa provides clinical interpretations based on observable behaviors in the media, while building a community along the way. Welcome!

Full video content can be veiwed on @yourbishtherapist YouTube channel and on instagram

Disclaimer: Posts are not intended to diagnose, treat or provide medical advice. Your Bish Therapist (YBT) is for entertainment and informational purposes only. The podcast, my opinions, and posts, are my own and are not associated with past or present employers, any organizations, Bravo TV, Grey Heart productions or any other television network. The information in YBT podcast and on its its social media is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat. Please do not act or refrain from acting based on anything you read, see, or hear on YBT, podcast or associated social media. Communicating with YBT via email, and/or social media does not form a therapeutic alliance. Melissa, operator of YBT, is unable to provide any therapeutic advice, treatment or feedback.

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Your Bish Therapist Melissa Reich

    • TV & Film
    • 4.6 • 11 Ratings

Melissa Reich, M.A. is a therapist turned pop culture enthusiast. Melissa earned a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology. Melissa provides clinical interpretations based on observable behaviors in the media, while building a community along the way. Welcome!

Full video content can be veiwed on @yourbishtherapist YouTube channel and on instagram

Disclaimer: Posts are not intended to diagnose, treat or provide medical advice. Your Bish Therapist (YBT) is for entertainment and informational purposes only. The podcast, my opinions, and posts, are my own and are not associated with past or present employers, any organizations, Bravo TV, Grey Heart productions or any other television network. The information in YBT podcast and on its its social media is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat. Please do not act or refrain from acting based on anything you read, see, or hear on YBT, podcast or associated social media. Communicating with YBT via email, and/or social media does not form a therapeutic alliance. Melissa, operator of YBT, is unable to provide any therapeutic advice, treatment or feedback.

Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/your-bish-therapist--6065109/support.

    Summer House reunion and The Valley Finale

    Summer House reunion and The Valley Finale

    TW discussion of domestic violence, SA, consent, and verbal and emotional abuse
    YBT breaks down West and Ciara’s relationship, through discussing gamophobia (fear of commitment) and personality characteristics of people with this phobia. This includes a discussion of consent and emotional coercion. YBT also discusses Captain Lee’s accusations against Carl and outlines what led to the destruction of this relationship.
    YBT also talks The Valley, outlining clinical interpretations of Jax’s behaviors. YBT discusses underlying motives of abusive behaviors and how these behaviors impact the family system. Please leave the podcasts a 5 Star review
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    Disclaimer: Posts are not intended to diagnose, treat or provide medical advice. Your Bish Therapist (YBT) is for entertainment and informational purposes only. The podcast, my opinions, and posts, are my own and are not associated with past or present employers, any organizations, Bravo TV, Grey Heart productions or any other television network. The information in YBT podcast and on its its social media is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat. Please do not act or refrain from acting based on anything you read, see, or hear on YBT, podcast or associated social media. Communicating with YBT via email, and/or social media does not form a therapeutic alliance. Melissa, operator of YBT, is unable to provide any therapeutic advice, treatment or feedback.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Interview with Ann Maddox and Amanda Lifford from “We Signed an NDA”

    Interview with Ann Maddox and Amanda Lifford from “We Signed an NDA”

    YBT had the honor of interviewing Ann and Amanda from WSANDA podcast. Ann shares her experiences being featured on Season 11 of VPR and how this impacted her mental health (carefully of course …due to her NDA). Amanda and Ann also share stories of the dark underbelly of LA and Hollywood assistants.
    Throughout the discussion C-PTSD, trauma, infidelity, physical safety and mental health issues are discussed. Funnies and sillies were had by all, we hope you love it too!
    Please leave both podcasts a 5 Star review and please follow ‘We signed an NDA’!
    Click the links below to find ways to support YBT: 
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    Disclaimer: Posts are not intended to diagnose, treat or provide medical advice. Your Bish Therapist (YBT) is for entertainment and informational purposes only. The podcast, my opinions, and posts, are my own and are not associated with past or present employers, any organizations, Bravo TV, Grey Heart productions or any other television network. The information in YBT podcast and on its its social media is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat. Please do not act or refrain from acting based on anything you read, see, or hear on YBT, podcast or associated social media. Communicating with YBT via email, and/or social media does not form a therapeutic alliance. Melissa, operator of YBT, is unable to provide any therapeutic advice, treatment or feedback.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Summer house, VPR, and The Valley with Mandy Slutsker

    Summer house, VPR, and The Valley with Mandy Slutsker

    TW discussion of abuse domestic violence
    In this extra-long episode, YBT and Mandy have a hilariously fun discussion about all things Bravo. Through this, YBT shares clinical interpretations on summer house, VPR and the valley; discussing ‘King/Queen baby’ phenomenon, abuse/domestic violence, avoidant communication patterns, conflict resolution, financial literacy, and boundaries. 
    Mandy discusses recent drama spilling over from the shows to behind the scenes on WWHL, social media and podcasts. YBT and Mandy discuss Kyles appearance on WWHL and breaks down ‘spritz’ gate. Mandy and YBT also address recent comments and accusations Schwartz made about Jo on Brittany and Jax’s podcast, which leads to discussion about conflict avoidance, boundaries, and vibe checks.
    We had a blast, laughed a lot, and hope you did too!
    Please leave the podcast a 5 Star review Click the links below to find ways to support YBT: 
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    • 1 hr 38 min
    VPR reunion and The Valley

    VPR reunion and The Valley

    TW: Concepts of suicidal ideation, SA/grooming, Post Partum OCD/depression, and DV are discussed. Resources for each are provided.
    YBT mentions it all by discussing the topic of suicidal ideation and speaks on the debate about whether or not Tom weaponized Ariana’s suicidal ideation. YBT discusses Scheana’s postpartum OCD, providing psycho-education on this largely misdiagnosed and misunderstood mental health condition. YBT provides definitions of grooming, outlines how adults CAN be groomed and shares grooming patterns/red flags.
    YBT then talks the Valley, outlining Jesse’s continued half measures in the pursuit of healing and egregious personal space violations. YBT addresses Jax’s verbally aggressive behaviors and shares clinical interpretations of underlying issues that may lead Jax to protect, deflect and evade accountability. YBT talks GI gate and shares theories about how Brittany’s somatic issues may be related to her relationship issues. Through this YBT talks self-neglect, neurodivergence, developmental needs and more.  
    Please leave the podcast a 5 Star review
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Audio issues, podcast news and Spreaker Supporter’s Club explained

    Audio issues, podcast news and Spreaker Supporter’s Club explained

    YBT apologizes for and explains audio issues from last episode. Following this, YBT shares what is to come in the next few weeks and announces two special guests who will be on the pod.
    YBT then explains speaker’s supporters club. This podcast is posted publicly so all the supporters can listen to the special perks of the club and how to find subscribers only episodes. I walk you through it and once everyone is comfortable, I will post another subscriber only episode. Thank you all for the support!
    Please leave the podcast a 5 Star review
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    • 17 min
    What in the Bravo hell?!

    What in the Bravo hell?!

    TW: Concepts of complicated grief, infertility, cancer/medical trauma, generational trauma, addiction, and narcissistic abuse
    There’s been SO MUCH happening in the bravoverse lately and YBT is here to mention it all! YBT talks Bethenny Frankel’s complex grief journey after the loss of her mother and the ending of her engagement. YBT also discusses RHOBH news surrounding Kyle, Dorit and PK discussing emotional abandonment and neglect. YBT then outlines some Bravo men who are a breath of fresh air in a toxic cloud of Bravo men (I forgot to add Craig Conover!)
    YBT then talks The Valley, VPR finale and Summer House. When discussing VPR finale, YBT talks about the ‘grey rock’ phenomenon (seen in memes about Scandoval) and outlines healthy boundary setting. YBT discusses how ‘grey rock’ involves surviving abuse, outlines the limitations, and provides resources for DV. YBT also talks Jesse Solomon’s emotional rollercoaster of cancer survivorship and provides resources for cancer survivors and caregivers.
    Please leave the podcast a 5 Star review
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    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

DanaTheCool ,

I love a bish!

This is such an informative podcast and I love her takes!

VictorJPR ,

a great listen

found this podcast after her appearance on Ryan Bailey’s show. now I’m deep diving all the episodes and I think it’s fantastic. I appreciate the therapy perspective and I feel like she comes from a really honest and professional place. very glad to have this in my bravo rotation now

ihhiybgb ,

Not researched enough

Stopped listening after I hear things that were not correct. I thought at least it would a correct versions of the stories.

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