20 episodes

Welcome to Do I Need Therapy™? The show dedicated to helping you decide whether or not you should seek therapy. Get ready to receive valuable mental health tips and enjoy open conversations about life and love and when you need to ask for help. Let’s reduce the stigma! I'm your host, Dr. Aprile Andelle, your go-to therapist for today’s modern day. My guest experts and I are here to inspire you along your mental health journey and remind you---you are not alone!

Do I Need Therapy™‪?‬ Dr. Aprile Andelle

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

Welcome to Do I Need Therapy™? The show dedicated to helping you decide whether or not you should seek therapy. Get ready to receive valuable mental health tips and enjoy open conversations about life and love and when you need to ask for help. Let’s reduce the stigma! I'm your host, Dr. Aprile Andelle, your go-to therapist for today’s modern day. My guest experts and I are here to inspire you along your mental health journey and remind you---you are not alone!

    EP. 20 Your Life Story Matters with Jas Rawlinson

    EP. 20 Your Life Story Matters with Jas Rawlinson

    Everyone has a unique story. Everything that you've been through and overcome, the highs and the lows, the ups and downs, the failures and victories... all of it is important. Because it's you. Your life story is meaningful and matters.
    This week we are joined by author, book coach, and resilience speaker, Jas Rawlinson. She shares about her own personal story of growing up and turning to writing to escape from the family violence in her home. Jas opens up about the biggest tragedy in her young life and how she managed to recover and honor her mental health and personal relationships going forward.
    As a memoir book coach for those who want to share their life's journey, she believes that everyone has a story with the power to inspire, impact, and change lives. Plus, we talk with Jas about her latest book just released, Volume 3 of her book series, Reasons to Live.
     
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    • 48 min
    EP. 19 Mind, Music, and Mental Health with Allen C. Paul

    EP. 19 Mind, Music, and Mental Health with Allen C. Paul

    Pianist, Allen C. Paul, has made his career as a professional musician playing big and small stages across the country and beyond. But he's also a teacher, author, podcaster, and overall creative, not to mention husband and father.
     
    In this episode, we talk with Allen about his life and the many lessons that made him into the man and artist he is today. We listen to what his music means to him and how he works on his mind and mental health diligently, as we all should. He talks about his journey with both faith and therapy as supports in managing his depression and ADHD as well as his creativity.
     
    Plus, Allen shares why he does not believe in "the starving, struggling artist", but instead the artist who can grow his talent while honoring God AND being more balanced, blessed, and abundant in life. And, of course, we talk with Allen about his excellent podcast and community of fellow artists and creatives.
     
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    • 47 min
    EP. 18 Faith and Therapy: Can You Talk to God and a Therapist?

    EP. 18 Faith and Therapy: Can You Talk to God and a Therapist?

    Being a Christian, going to church, and seeking prayer is a comfort to so many. Our faith, beliefs, religions, and spiritualities shape the very nature of who we are. But when in need, faith and religion do not have to cancel out the need for therapy. Nor does going to therapy or counseling mean that you've given up or become weak in your faith or beliefs. Plus, in the black church community, therapy is far too stigmatized when we need help.
    My guest, Minister Sheena Rolle, shares the reminder of how faith and therapy can be very complimentary in our journey of wellness. She reminds, all good things come from God.
    Together, we discuss the church's role of pastoral counseling and new partnerships with outside mental health support, plus therapists and other mental health professionals taking on Christian counseling as a trained specialty and certification, each to address people in need of help which blends these two worlds. Talking to God and a therapist should not be seen as a conflict. And it can even be a great source of strength as well as an unexpected and surprising opportunity to deepen your faith.
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    • 35 min
    EP. 17 How To Do Clothing, Fashion, and Style To Promote Positive Mental Health

    EP. 17 How To Do Clothing, Fashion, and Style To Promote Positive Mental Health

    Clothing, fashion, and style are the culminations of how we dress and the behaviors that correspond at particular moments in time. Today, those things have become deeply connected to self expression, but also to our perceived identities and status. To the latter, these factors can have a negative impact on how we see ourselves if we are not dressed "to the nines".
     
    But, my guest, Elizabeth Lewis, shares the reminder of how we can dress in our everyday to better our mental health in alignment with our "Style Wellness". We talk tips and tricks on ways to always look and ultimately feel your best. Plus, some insight on color psychology and how you can utilize it to boost your mood.
     
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    • 41 min
    EP. 16 How To Manifest Love and Your Best Relationship

    EP. 16 How To Manifest Love and Your Best Relationship

    Finding a person to share the rest of your life with, who gets you, and makes you happy, is a great joy of living. But some of us feel lost when it comes to good love and wonder when it will happen for us. Finding your best relationship, the kind of love that lasts and is healthy, is about manifesting the type of love you desire... and never giving up on the possibility. I share with you five steps of mindset exercises to step into the manifest. Plus, when therapy could be most helpful along this journey.
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    • 28 min
    EP. 15 Do I Have Seasonal Depression or Just The Winter Blues?

    EP. 15 Do I Have Seasonal Depression or Just The Winter Blues?

    The time and temperature changes, it's cold outside, suddenly daylight is fleeting, and gray skies are the norm. Perhaps you are more down than usual, not feeling yourself, or super tired and lethargic. Yes, the "winter blues" are real. So much so that if severe, it is diagnosable. At the doctor or therapist's office, it is more formally known as Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD, a complicated form of depression triggered by the fall and winter seasons. So how do you know if you have the blues or SAD? In this episode, I'll lay it all out for you. First, I'll walk you through key symptoms, including the one that makes winter blues most susceptible to becoming a depression. Then I"ll give you a few steps of things you can do now at home to help, and the next steps when you need professional support.
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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

sasmystic ,

Phenomenal

Aprile’s light is ever so soothing. After listening to her, I always walk away empowered. My life has been blessed by her presence and I’m honored to call her soul sister. You will not regret tuning in to her show!

Richryal ,

Yes, we need Aprile

Aprile Andelle, Ph.D., clearly has much to share. Her presentation sounds like a private conversation but she speaks to all different kinds of people with clearly different lives, as long as they’re willing to listen. Her therapeutic advice is on target and her warm, nurturing voice lifts us where we want to be. Come back to her podcast again and again and you can feel more capable in difficult, churning times.

marisaimon ,

Great content, charismatic host

I love how approachable Dr. Andelle makes this show. I’ve had MANY “bad” therapy experiences, lol, but I think if I had found this BEFORE my journey to finding help I would have been much better equipped. Plus, she is so darn charismatic you can’t help but love listening!

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