30 episodes

Welcome to Caveman & Counselor, the podcast where Kelly Lewallen, a licensed therapist, and Gregg Homme, a behavioral health advocate, explore the complex world of behavioral health and wellness. Join this married couple as they share their expertise through personal anecdotes and expert advice. Kelly and Gregg discuss topics like eating disorders, addiction, and everything else encompassing behavioral health, providing practical tips for recovery and self-care.

Caveman & Counselor Gregg Homme and Kelly Lewallen

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Welcome to Caveman & Counselor, the podcast where Kelly Lewallen, a licensed therapist, and Gregg Homme, a behavioral health advocate, explore the complex world of behavioral health and wellness. Join this married couple as they share their expertise through personal anecdotes and expert advice. Kelly and Gregg discuss topics like eating disorders, addiction, and everything else encompassing behavioral health, providing practical tips for recovery and self-care.

    Behind the Scenes of Season One With Our Producer Chloe LeValley

    Behind the Scenes of Season One With Our Producer Chloe LeValley

    Step behind the mic with Caveman & Counselor for a special season finale episode, as we peel back the curtain and dive into the heart of our podcast with the mastermind behind the scenes, producer Chloe LeValley.

    In this exclusive wrap-up, we take the conversation backstage to tour of the highs and lows, the laughter and challenges, and the unforgettable moments that defined our season.



    About Caveman & Counselor:

    Caveman & Counselor is a podcast that aims to answer the challenging questions about behavioral health and recovery, brought to you by ⁠⁠⁠Desert Marriage and Family Counseling⁠.⁠⁠

    Hosted by Kelly Lewallen the experienced therapist (aka Counselor) and behavioral health advocate Gregg Homme (our very own Caveman).



    Connect with us: 

    Got something to say? Questions or high-fives? Email us at ⁠cavemanandcounselor@gmail.com⁠.



    Find us on social: 

    Instagram: ⁠⁠@cavemanandcounselor⁠⁠

    Tik Tok: ⁠⁠@cavemanandcounselor⁠⁠



    Kelly Lewallen, MFT #37832

    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

    • 41 min
    Unlocking Brain Health Secrets with Neurosurgeon Dr. Vikram Udani

    Unlocking Brain Health Secrets with Neurosurgeon Dr. Vikram Udani

    Dive into the fascinating world of brain health with Caveman & Counselor as we welcome renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Vikram Udani.

    In this riveting episode, Dr. Udani sheds light on the pillars of maintaining a healthy brain, unraveling the impact of modern lifestyle choices—from the food we eat to the screens that captivate us. Discover the silent threats of eating disorders and digital consumption on our cognitive well-being.

    But that's not all—our host Kelly Lewallen shares a deeply personal narrative with Dr. Udani, revisiting their journey through the removal of a non-cancerous brain tumor.

    Parents, educators, and anyone intrigued by the marvels of the human brain will find invaluable insights on fostering optimal learning environments for children, ensuring they reach their highest potential.

    *This podcast is for informational purposes only. If you need professional advice, please consult a qualified healthcare provider.



    About Caveman & Counselor:

    Caveman & Counselor is a podcast that aims to answer the challenging questions about behavioral health and recovery, brought to you by Desert Marriage and Family Counseling.



    Hosted by Kelly Lewallen the experienced therapist (aka Counselor) and behavioral health advocate Gregg Homme (our very own Caveman).



    Support us on ⁠⁠⁠Patreon⁠⁠⁠ and unlock early access to episodes. 



    Connect with us:

    Email us with questions, comments, and feedback at cavemanandcounselor@gmail.com.



    Instagram: ⁠@cavemanandcounselor⁠

    Tik Tok: ⁠@cavemanandcounselor⁠



    Kelly Lewallen, MFT #37832

    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

    • 42 min
    Healing After Narcissism: A Story of Overcoming Anxiety & Depression

    Healing After Narcissism: A Story of Overcoming Anxiety & Depression

    In this deeply moving and enlightening episode of our podcast, we explore the challenging yet inspiring journey of healing from the aftermath of narcissistic abuse.



    Our episode features a powerful narrative from a woman who has bravely faced anxiety, depression, and the long road to recovery after being in a relationship with a narcissistic partner.



    Our special guest shares her intimate experience, shedding light on the psychological impacts and emotional turmoil of living with a narcissist.



    Co-host Gregg Homme offers a unique perspective from their shared experience in a residential treatment center, providing valuable insights into mental health treatment and therapy, offering hope and guidance to those on a similar path.



    We also list the signs of narcissism in relationships and share a story of hope for those navigating their way through similar challenges.



    Join us in this heartfelt and informative episode as we navigate the path of healing from anxiety, depression, and narcissistic abuse, filled with real-life experience and insights.



    About Caveman & Counselor:

    Caveman & Counselor is a podcast that aims to answer the challenging questions about behavioral health and recovery, brought to you by Desert Marriage and Family Counseling.



    Hosted by Kelly Lewallen the experienced therapist (aka Counselor) and behavioral health advocate Gregg Homme (our very own Caveman).



    Support us on ⁠⁠Patreon⁠⁠ and unlock early access to episodes. 



    Connect with us:

    Email us with questions, comments, and feedback at cavemanandcounselor@gmail.com.



    Instagram: @cavemanandcounselor

    Tik Tok: @cavemanandcounselor



    Kelly Lewallen, MFT #37832

    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist



    #HealingAfterNarcissism #MentalHealthPodcast #AnxietyRecovery #DepressionHelp #NarcissisticAbuse #RecoveryStories

    • 51 min
    Exploring Mental Health in the Trans Community

    Exploring Mental Health in the Trans Community

    In this compelling episode, we explore the mental health challenges and triumphs of trans youth, featuring two remarkable guests. Join us as we welcome Patrick Gem Gabbett, a non-binary transgender man and student aspiring to be a youth services librarian. Alongside Patrick, we have Dr. Jill Hingston, a Health Psychologist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who currently leads the Behavioral Health Services at The LGBTQ Community Center of the Desert.

    Patrick shares their personal journey, discussing the unique challenges faced by trans youth in today's society. Dr. Hingston offers her expert insights into the psychological aspects, highlighting the importance of mental health support and inclusive practices for the well-being of trans youth.

    Whether you're a member of the LGBTQ+ community, a mental health professional, an educator, or an ally, this discussion offers invaluable insights into the resilience and needs of trans youth.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    A Special Replay for Suicide Loss Survivors Day

    A Special Replay for Suicide Loss Survivors Day

    Today we are honoring International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. Join us as we delve into powerful accounts from a suicide survivor and a person who's endured multiple losses to suicide, and gain enlightening insights from Dr. Nicole Siegfried as she busts common suicide myths.



    Guests:

    ⁠Dr. Nicole Siegfried⁠, a seasoned clinical psychologist and the Chief Clinical Officer at ⁠Lightfully Behavioral Health⁠, a renowned mental health treatment center focusing on supporting individuals grappling with suicide.



    Benji Love, a brave individual who has survived suicide and Outreach Chair for the ⁠American Foundation for Suicide Prevention⁠ in Orange County, and Outreach Manager for ⁠The Godden Center⁠, a nonprofit serving addiction and mental health.



    Carmen Diaz, who has tragically lost several loved ones to suicide and severs as a board member on the Inland Empire and Desert Cities Chapter of the ⁠American Foundation for Suicide Prevention⁠.



    Resources:

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: A 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, as well as prevention and crisis resources for individuals and their loved ones. Contact: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) or use the online chat at ⁠suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/⁠.



    Crisis Text Line: A free, 24/7 text line for people in crisis. Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States.



    The Trevor Project: A 24/7 national hotline offering crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ+ youth. Contact: 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678.



    SAMHSA's National Helpline: A confidential, free, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. Contact: 1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357).



    NAMI Helpline (National Alliance on Mental Illness): Provides information, referrals, and support to people living with a mental health condition. Contact: 1-800-950-NAMI (1-800-950-6264).



    ⁠⁠American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)⁠⁠: They provide information about suicide, stories of people who've survived, and ways to help those affected by suicide.





    Warning: 

    For informational use only; not a substitute for professional advice. If you or someone you know is struggling, seek help from a qualified professional.



    Kelly Lewallen, MFT #37832

    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

    • 55 min
    Obesity and How to See Beyond the Scale

    Obesity and How to See Beyond the Scale

    Discover the human side of weight management with leading voice in obesity medicine, Karli Burridge.

    Karli is a Physician Associate and Founder of Gaining Health, which offers resources and support for clinicians who want to start or optimize an obesity management program. She is also the host of the Gaining Heath podcast. 



    *This podcast is for informational purposes only. If you need professional advice, please consult a qualified healthcare provider.



    About Caveman & Counselor:

    Caveman & Counselor is a podcast that aims to answer the challenging questions about behavioral health and recovery, brought to you by ⁠⁠Desert Marriage and Family Counseling.⁠⁠


    Hosted by Kelly Lewallen the experienced therapist (aka Counselor) and behavioral health advocate Gregg Homme (our very own Caveman).



    Connect with us:
    Got something to say? Questions or high-fives? Email us at ⁠cavemanandcounselor@gmail.com⁠.


    Find us on social:
    Instagram: ⁠⁠@cavemanandcounselor⁠⁠
    Tik Tok: ⁠⁠@cavemanandcounselor⁠⁠

    Kelly Lewallen, MFT #37832
    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Antique arcade ,

Episodes are Caveman simple, yet Counselor deep.

This show's structure is so simple it's genius; The podcast is framed around three people (of varied professional backgrounds) providing commentary around an interview the host recorded earlier with someone who has struggled with and ultimately overcame their disorder.
I wish more podcasts could take complex subjects and make episodes this easy to listen to, bravo!

Sunnyszn1997 ,

Amazing and Good Company

This podcast is amazing! I have been hunting to find a good podcast that’s informative and also has speakers with great personalities speaking about mental health. Look no further! This is the podcast for you!

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