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Sit back as we take you behind the professional screen into the personal lives of therapists; full of ups, downs, and many sideways moments... And you thought YOU had problems!

Who's Your Therapist Ari Shapero

    • Mental Health

Sit back as we take you behind the professional screen into the personal lives of therapists; full of ups, downs, and many sideways moments... And you thought YOU had problems!

    Gillian Reid: Mother Zen

    Gillian Reid: Mother Zen

    Gillian comes from a long line of doers. In fact, “just keep going when times get tough," was sort of a family trait. When depression hit in high school, she did what she knew best, keep forging ahead and keep achieving. By the time she reached university, however, years of stuffing it down had taken its toll, which led to an emotional crash. Gillian talks about how this became a turning point in her life, ultimately setting her on a path towards health and wellness. Together we discuss the woo-woos of mindfulness meditation, our evolving identities, and get into the nitty-gritty of motherhood and gender inequality. We also ponder the question, “What would be different if men were the ones giving birth?” I bet there’d be a prize at the end.
    You can find more information on Gillian, The Present Mom Project, or any of her other services, at www.motherzen.ca, or follow her at www.instagram.com/zengillian.
    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.
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    Together let's continue to help shift mental health stigma!

    • 47 min
    Cimberly Nesker: The Brain Injury Episode

    Cimberly Nesker: The Brain Injury Episode

    Cim is no stranger to overcoming adversity; in fact she’s had more than her fair share, from a life-changing injury that forced her to dash her dreams as a professional dancer, to the ensuing chronic pain that has stuck around till this day. Yet all of these experiences couldn’t prepare her for when her husband experienced a severe brain injury one year into their marriage. She talks candidly about the impact on their relationship, readjusting to life, and their infamous neurosurgeon that gained notoriety for all the wrong reasons. I also share my brain injury story, as we discuss the ups and downs of recovery, and how a certain mindset might’ve made all the difference.
    Cim has been practicing in Toronto since 2012. She specializes in multi-disciplinary psychotherapy and works primarily with adults seeking individual counselling. You can find out more about her practice by going to her website www.therapyfortotalhealth.ca or check her out downtown at www.bewellclinic.ca.
    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!

    • 49 min
    Daniel Farb: The Wounded Healer

    Daniel Farb: The Wounded Healer

    Daniel Farb a.k.a. MC Fübb is no stranger to taking the road less travelled. Some of these roads, however, led him down some dark paths; getting in trouble with the law, a visit to the psych ward, among other things. Daniel talks about his experiences with addiction and severe clinical depression, and how he found a sense of freedom by shifting the way he related to his pain and suffering. This ultimately became part of his salvation, setting him on a different trajectory for his life. Daniel performs a couple of verses from his new album, Wounded Healer, and explores bridging the identities of therapist and hip hop emcee for the first time.
    Daniel has a private practice in Burlington, Ontario. You can reach him by visiting his website https://danielfarb.com. His album, Wounded Healer, is out now. You can find that, along with his full catalogue of work at https://mcfubb.bandcamp.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 helps us build community and attract new listeners to the show.
    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!
     

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Bonnie Miller: Embracing Impermanence

    Bonnie Miller: Embracing Impermanence

    Bonnie moved around a lot as a child, and pretty quickly had to get used to being the new kid on the scene. She talks about having a mom who partnered with women, and the implications that had on child protection in the 1960s. Bonnie reflects on her identity as an accomplished artist, the impermanence of things, and how ethical non-monogamy has come to play a meaningful role in her life.
    Bonnie teaches at The Hincks-Dellcrest Centre in Toronto and has a busy private practice. You can contact her through her website www.problemrelationshiptherapy.com. Her artwork can be seen at www.bonniemiller.art.
    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.
    For behind-the-scenes goodies, visit www.facebook.com/wytpod.
    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 helps us build community and attract new listeners to the show. 
    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.
    Together let's continue to help shift mental health stigma!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Sam Robinson Navigates Existential Aloneness

    Sam Robinson Navigates Existential Aloneness

    Sam talks about his experience of childhood sexual abuse, and how that experience spawned a seemingly lifelong on-again/off-again relationship with what he refers to as existential aloneness. Getting fired without cause, and several bouts of depression later, he ultimately got back on the horse by reinventing himself in order to get through a really dark time. Sam touches on his new book of short stories, "Neither...Nor," and the two of us regale one another with how laughter can show up in the most unsuspecting of places.
    To purchase your copy of Neither...Nor, visit The Printed Word, in Dundas, or King West Books, in Hamilton.
    If you have comments or feedback, 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 live in the Halton area and have concerns about your child, a loved one, or yourself, please feel free to visit my website In Tune Counselling and drop me a line.
    For more behind-the-scenes goodies, visit www.facebook.com/wytpod and give us a like.
    Finally, 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 helps us build community and attract new listeners to the show. Together we can continue to shift mental health stigma.
    Happy holidays!

    • 57 min
    Are You Ready To Find Out?

    Are You Ready To Find Out?

    Who's your therapist, anyway? Do we really know? We tend to regard therapists as enlightened healers of the mind, but do they have problems too? Behind their professional persona exists a life not all that different from yours or mine. Find out the common humanity that has us linked more than you'd believe.
    For more behind the scenes content, visit https://www.facebook.com/wytpod
    If you're a therapist and interested in becoming a guest on the show, send me an email at ari.shapero@intunecounselling.com

    • 2 min

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