97 episodes

Pretty Mental is about accepting our full selves and inspiring others to do the same by being daringly unfiltered. This means completely normalizing all things mental health and the wild journey that has brought us here. We are challenging the stigmatization of normal human suffering. We are done pretending and subscribing to the notion that it’s taboo to have challenging mental health experiences.
Welcome to the pretty mental health club and enjoy the show!

Tune in every Monday at 6am EST for a brand new episode & follow us on Instagram at @PrettyMentalOfficial

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 38 Ratings

Pretty Mental is about accepting our full selves and inspiring others to do the same by being daringly unfiltered. This means completely normalizing all things mental health and the wild journey that has brought us here. We are challenging the stigmatization of normal human suffering. We are done pretending and subscribing to the notion that it’s taboo to have challenging mental health experiences.
Welcome to the pretty mental health club and enjoy the show!

Tune in every Monday at 6am EST for a brand new episode & follow us on Instagram at @PrettyMentalOfficial

    89. Learning How to Recognize Narcissistic Relationships & Embracing Imperfection (Solo)

    89. Learning How to Recognize Narcissistic Relationships & Embracing Imperfection (Solo)

    This week we sat down for another sister’s solo and deep dove into:


    Understanding narcissism, narcissistic relationships and how they tear us down over time.
    Normalizing the range of emotions that come up in the process of healing after these types of relationships.
    Exposure therapy and normalizing the discomfort that’s a part of healing and growing.
    Embracing imperfection and using humor to heal feelings of shame and inadequacy.



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    Breathwork with Valentina

    Therapy with Paula 

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    • 1 hr 27 min
    88. Family triggers, Self-acceptance & Boundaries (Solo)

    88. Family triggers, Self-acceptance & Boundaries (Solo)

    To finish out the year we sat down for another sister’s solo and reflected on :


    The healing gems that can be revealed when we get triggered by family.
    Why our feelings of inadequacy can actually guide us towards a more authentic life.
    Why becoming more self-accepting leads to having a deeper acceptance of others’ differences.
    Practical tools for coping with anxiety and having healthy boundaries in real-time.

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    Breathwork with Valentina

    Therapy with Paula 

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    Contact: Community@PrettyMental.com

    • 1 hr 8 min
    87. Freeing Ourselves Through Shadow Work with Abigail Iquo Isuo

    87. Freeing Ourselves Through Shadow Work with Abigail Iquo Isuo

    For this week’s episode, we sat with the brilliant, Abigail Iquo Isuo. Abigail is an Integrative Transpersonal Psychotherapist with 20+ years of experience who guides her clients through profound shadow work to uncover the gifts that lie in the painful depths of the psyche. In this conversation with Abigail we got to explore:


    A deeper understanding of the different types of anger and the wisdom that this emotion has to offer us
    What is shadow work and why reintegrating the dark, taboo parts of ourselves is a necessary step on the journey to wholeness and mental health
    How to reclaim the parts of ourselves that have been put in the shadow
    How to navigate our own and others’ difficult emotions and differences of opinions in ways that can help create a more harmonious world

    Abigail's website: https://www.potentialcharisma.com/

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    Breathwork with Valentina

    Therapy with Paula 

    IG: @PrettyMentalOfficial  

    Contact: Community@PrettyMental.com

    • 1 hr 8 min
    86. Perfectionism, Social Anxiety & Being of Service (Solo)

    86. Perfectionism, Social Anxiety & Being of Service (Solo)

    In this conversation, we sat down for another Solo session to unpack the ways in which perfectionism and social anxiety feed into each other and how to counteract this through the power of intention. In this episode we deep dove into: 


    Our own experiences of challenging perfectionism and how showing up imperfectly has become a powerful exposure therapy practice. 
    What liberation perfectionist conditioning means to us and identifying safe spaces for beginning this journey. 
    How to utilize the power of intention to offset social anxiety and form authentic connections with others. 

    Pretty Mental Links:

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    Website: PrettyMental.Com

    Breathwork with Valentina

    Therapy with Paula 

    IG: @PrettyMentalOfficial  

    Contact: Community@PrettyMental.com

    • 1 hr 13 min
    85. Coming Out of the Spiritual Closet (Solo)

    85. Coming Out of the Spiritual Closet (Solo)

    In this conversation we sat down for another Solo session to explore the ways in which western medicine and academia have often left spirituality out of the conversation on healing. We get honest about why this matter, how it’s affected past conversations on the podcast and deep dive into: 


    What it means to give ourselves FULL permission to allow more spirituality and faith to join us on this human healing journey 
    The expansive impact of reclaiming our voice, prayer and intention to activate healing energy in our lives. 
    Seeing life’s challenges as Initiations to greater levels of personal power rather than simply obstacles that are here to make our lives harder. 

    Pretty Mental Links:

    Watch this episode on YouTube!!

    Website: PrettyMental.Com

    Breathwork with Valentina

    Therapy with Paula 

    IG: @PrettyMentalOfficial  

    Contact: Community@PrettyMental.com

    • 1 hr 17 min
    84. Deconstructing Triggers and Redefining Our Own Realities (Solo)

    84. Deconstructing Triggers and Redefining Our Own Realities (Solo)

    For today’s solo podcast session, we sat down to unpack triggers and the value of giving ourselves permission to be free thinkers. In this conversation we deep dove into: Why opening up to the gray areas and nuance of life is so valuable to our mental health and human journeys. Cultivating deeper self-intimacy through a nuanced exploration of our triggers and our layers of conditioning. Recognizing the value of social norms and traditions as well as the value of questioning them. How the willingness to question what we think we know increases our psychological flexibility and mental health over time. 

    Pretty Mental Links:

    Website: PrettyMental.Com

    Breathwork with Valentina

    Therapy with Paula 

    IG: @PrettyMentalOfficial  

    Contact: Community@PrettyMental.com

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    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

CRF1962 ,

Family trigger, self acceptance and boundaries

Paulita, Vale it’s been great leasining to this podcast I related 💯 to it.
I love your podcasts 💜💜💜

Yana Yatsuk ,

My favorite mental health podcast!!!!

Best place to come for all things mental health!!!! Love the dynamic between Paula and Valentina as I think they both bring something different to the table and balance one another out so effortlessly. All can relate! 🥰 fav podcast forever fan forever listener!!!!!

Guitar bonachea ,

Helpful, fun, fresh

Hi Paula & Valentina, Great job! This is a podcast full of meaningful messages. I’m now following you guys. You’re bringing savvy people to the mic with a very fresh approach to the subject. Hope you’re going to be around for a very long time and getting better and better. Congrats!

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