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One of the most common responses a psychotherapist will hear from their clients about how they're doing or feeling about a certain event is "fine; everything's fine." This is a podcast by psychotherapists to help listeners learn how to become okay with everything...well...not always being fine. Our times together with be co-facilitated by your host, Bryan Forbes, and his guests, working psychotherapists in the field. Each episode will cover a real, concrete issue (or set of issues) that people face with their mental health, along with relevant and practical tips from the professionals for how to address it.In the end, the hope is that you'll come to learn that freedom and change come when we can finally and courageously admit that everything is, as it turns out, not fine. And that's okay.

Everything's Fine Everything's Fine

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One of the most common responses a psychotherapist will hear from their clients about how they're doing or feeling about a certain event is "fine; everything's fine." This is a podcast by psychotherapists to help listeners learn how to become okay with everything...well...not always being fine. Our times together with be co-facilitated by your host, Bryan Forbes, and his guests, working psychotherapists in the field. Each episode will cover a real, concrete issue (or set of issues) that people face with their mental health, along with relevant and practical tips from the professionals for how to address it.In the end, the hope is that you'll come to learn that freedom and change come when we can finally and courageously admit that everything is, as it turns out, not fine. And that's okay.

    Episode 8 - What is it to suffer and grieve? - Dr. Steve Gioielli, PsyD

    Episode 8 - What is it to suffer and grieve? - Dr. Steve Gioielli, PsyD

    In this episode, Bryan sits with licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Steve Gioielli, PsyD, to explore the ideas and experiences of suffering, pain and grief. Dr. Gioielli makes some helpfully clear distinctions between these notions and provides thoughtful insight into how to navigate our own suffering and grief more effectively. Dr. Gioielli goes further and also provides some powerful reasons for why so many of us can find it difficult to come to grips with our own pain, suffering and...

    • 48 min
    Episode 7: What is Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy? - Allie Runkel, M.A., LPCC

    Episode 7: What is Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy? - Allie Runkel, M.A., LPCC

    In this episode, Bryan sits with Allie Runkel, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, to gain an introductory understanding of her work as a practitioner of ketamine-assisted psychotherapy. Allie provides a brief overview of the treatment and what it entails, and details some of her first-hand experience as a psychotherapist in the space of ketamine-assisted treatment. Allie reviews some of the advantages and disadvantages of the treatment and seeks to clarify some of the misnomers s...

    • 46 min
    Episode 6: Do I Have a Dependency Issue? - Rachel Mitchell, M.S., LMFT

    Episode 6: Do I Have a Dependency Issue? - Rachel Mitchell, M.S., LMFT

    In this episode, Bryan sits with Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Rachel Mitchell, to discuss the topics of dependency, addiction, and habits. They explore the nature of dependency—whether it's with a substance like food or alcohol, or with a relationship—and how we can start to know whether we might be in the position of dependency. Rachel Mitchell works as an LMFT at Forbes Individual & Family Therapy and provides psychotherapy to individuals, couples and familie...

    • 48 min
    Episode 5: Why do I keep doing the same things, even when I don't want to? - Dr. Brenda Gesell, LMFT

    Episode 5: Why do I keep doing the same things, even when I don't want to? - Dr. Brenda Gesell, LMFT

    In this episode, Bryan interviews Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Dr. Brenda Gesell, about the idea of reenactment—that tendency we all experience at some point in our lives to act out or rehearse old ways or patterns of relating to ourselves or others despite how detrimental they may be to us now. Dr. Gesell reviews the notions of enactment and reenactment, and provides a powerful and psychologically deep explanation for why we can find ourselves doing the very things—or behaving i...

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 4: Trauma & Our Defense Against Vulnerability - Kevin Cram, M.A., LMFT

    Episode 4: Trauma & Our Defense Against Vulnerability - Kevin Cram, M.A., LMFT

    In this episode, Bryan sits with Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Kevin Cram, to discuss the nature of trauma and its relationship to vulnerability. Kevin provides a deeply insightful overview of the different types of trauma and how we can begin to identify them in our own lives. The episode ends with a discussion of what vulnerability really is and how trauma can influence our capacity for vulnerability. To learn more about Kevin Cram and his work, visit here: https://www.forb...

    • 58 min
    Episode 3: Mental Health Challenges for New and Expecting Parents - Kelly Lundquist, M.S., AMFT

    Episode 3: Mental Health Challenges for New and Expecting Parents - Kelly Lundquist, M.S., AMFT

    In this episode, Bryan sits with Kelly Lundquist to discuss the various mental health challenges that find new and expecting parents. Kelly draws both on her clinical experience and her real experiences as a mother to provide insight into the unique challenges new and expecting parents will likely face, as well as thoughtful strategies for effectively overcoming these challenges. Kelly works as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist at Forbes Individual & Family Therapy and is cu...

    • 58 min

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