Mindstories is a fascinating podcast focused on unraveling the various forms of psychological therapeutic intervention available today. With topics covering medication management, established and alternative therapies, and complementary medicine for mood and anxiety disorders, our expert guests share highly informative and valuable information.
Navigating Your 20’s | Zachery Resnick, LMFT
Zach's practice often focuses on work with individuals navigating their 20's-30's, male psychology, and anyone looking to explore identity. He believes that the foundation of his work with clients in therapy is based in offering them a relationship in which they can feel genuinely safe to trust that they can be seen and understood. He has worked in a variety of clinical settings and with diverse client populations which has highlighted his strength in his humanistic, relational approach toward inviting clients into the healing work that awaits them. He is often working from a psychodynamic and feminist lens to conceptualize and hold space for the “whole person” and their various intersectional identities, but usually tends to bring the work back to the here and now, through a warm, yet direct approach, as he and his client move toward further insight and mindfulness.
Zach has a passion for working with clients exploring their values and identity as they learn how to engage life in the most congruent way for them. This is often what comes up in his work with navigating 20's and 30's and at times even more specifically with his work with men as we explore intimacy, masculinity, and self-esteem. He is also passionate about his work with attachment and relationships, inner-child processing, as well as understanding family system dynamics and role expectations.
Through therapy and our therapeutic relationship, it is his hope that clients will build insight and skills around how to engage themselves with more acceptance and compassion.
Zach Resnick Therapy
What Turns You On? A Guide to Living Your Best Sex Life | Alexandra Katehakis, Ph.D., LMFT
Alexandra Katehakis, Ph.D., LMFT is Founder and Clinical Director of the Center for Healthy Sex in Los Angeles, faculty for the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals, and the recipient of the 2018 WAAT Smart Award, the IITAP Leadership, and the 2012 SASH Carnes Award. She is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist/Supervisor and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist/Supervisor specializing in the treatment of sexual addiction and other sexual disorders.
Dr. Katehakis is the author of What Turns You On? A Guide to Living Your Best Sex Life (2022), Sexual Reflections: A Workbook for Designing and Celebrating Your Sexual Health Plan (2018), Sex Addiction As Affect Dysregulation: A Neurobiologically Informed Holistic Treatment (2016), co-author of the 2015 AASECT award winning Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence (2014), contributing author to the Clark Vincent award winning Making Advances: A Comprehensive Guide for Treating Female Sex and Love Addicts, in M. Feree (Ed.) (2012), and author of Erotic Intelligence: Igniting Hot Healthy Sex After Recovery From Sex Addiction (2010).
Center for Healthy Sex
Teen Mental Health and Parenting | Rebekah Tayebi, LCSW
Rebekah Tayebi has been a therapist and parent coach for over eighteen years. Throughout her career, she has supported families, individuals, and teens. She loves the authentic connection she gets to build with clients as they heal from trauma, family of origin wounds, and manage daily life stressors. Rebekah enjoys bringing humor and spiritual perspectives into the work with clients and feels grateful to get to do this work.
"Parallel Process" - Krissy Pozatek
"The Conscious Parent" - Dr. Shefali Tsabary
"The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers" - Gary Chapman
Treating the Adult Adoptee | Dr. Brett Furst, Psy.D, LMFT
Dr. Brett Furst, Psy.D, LMFT specializes in treating adult and adolescent adoptees who struggle with a variety of issues, both related and not related to their adoption. Adoptees are almost twice as likely to suffer from addiction, mental health, ADHD, and a variety of other mental health related issues than their non-adopted counterparts, while also experiencing a distant scarcity of specialized services to help them. To better serve this population, Dr. Brett has created some of the first treatment protocols specific to adult/adolescent adoptees, and frequently speaks to and trains other clinicians around the country to better serve this population.
In addition to his adoption work, Dr. Brett Furst focuses on using a Gestalt lens to help clients find their authentic selves through the exploration of their attachments, external messages, and, most importantly, who they are not. Dr. Brett holds a B.S. in Child Development from The University of California, Davis, an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Chapman University, and a Doctorate in Couples and Family Therapy from Alliant International University.
The Primal Wound: Understanding The Adopted Child by Nancy Verrier
Beyond Words Psychological Services
Group Therapy for Adult ADHD | Karla Schlags, LMFT and Cecilia Walken, LMFT
Karla Schlags is the founder of California Integrative Counseling Center, a group practice in San Francisco specializing in therapy with couples and individuals that have may have relational issues, feelings of burn-out, are anxious, and more specifically, are diagnosed with ADHD. The practice takes an integrative approach to treating ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, and other mood disorders. They provide individual, couples and group therapy, and collaborate with psychiatrists, coaches, and other members of their clients' network of providers.
Cecilia (Ceci) Walken, LMFT is passionate about working with adults who have ADHD, especially those whom were never diagnosed in childhood and have been struggling for decades to understand why their goals and dreams are often just out of reach. She employs an empathetic, warm, practical and clear treatment style. Ceci approaches her own ADHD with kindness, curiosity, problem solving, warmth and humor and draws upon similar perspectives to work with her clients. Ceci is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, mindfulness and executive function skills training.
ADHD is highly treatable once you have treatment, support and lifestyle changes in place. Karla and Ceci are dedicated to helping their clients gain a strong understanding of how they can feel better, so they will have tools for a lifetime.
CA Integrative Counseling Center
DBT Skills: The Go-To Treatment for ADD?
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What is High ”Functioning” Anxiety? | Dr. Kelly Vincent, Psy.D
Dr. Kelly Vincent is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and owner of Nourished Wellness Group, a holistic group mental health practice located in Encinitas, CA. She is passionate about working with women who are struggling with anxiety, trauma, depression, self-esteem, and navigating life transitions. Dr. Vincent utilizes a mind-body approach when working with her clients, often supplementing traditional talk therapy with EMDR, yoga therapy, meditation/visualizations, walk talk, and somatic therapies. Today we unravel the complexities of high-functioning anxiety.
Dr. Kelly Vincent, Psy.D
Nourished Wellness Group
Amazing Resource for Providers and Patients
This is a great and timeless resource for anyone curious about different types of therapy (There are so many it can be overwhelming!).
Most people myself included are clueless and can be passive when seeking therapy. Patients usually stick with the first therapist that illicits rapport when there are probably better fits for the patient beyond CBT and talk therapy.
An Amazing resource!
As a psychiatrist, I am always looking for helpful, informative resources for my patients. This podcast is fantastic! I know I can send my patients to this reference with confidence that they will receive great information. Thank you!
Great information 👍✅😀
The episodes are full of great information for people that want help with mental challenges.
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