40 episodes

Mental health is everywhere. Period. The human experience; work, hobbies, interests, entertainment, challenges, relationships etc. is unique and seen through our own individual 'lenses'. Take a journey through these experiences together with a mental health professional (me!), his dry wit, and guests from across the landscape of everyday life he convinced to join him as they have candid conversations- all through the lens of mental health. Almost like you do...but recorded. No corn or dads were harmed during production.

Obvious statement: Listening to this podcast, while meaningful and entertaining, does not come close to replacing professional support. Please feel encouraged to seek proper care if you are struggling. Please do not take us super seriously...we don't :) We can always be reached at www.cbtbaltimore.com

Mental Filter Shmuel Fischler

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Mental health is everywhere. Period. The human experience; work, hobbies, interests, entertainment, challenges, relationships etc. is unique and seen through our own individual 'lenses'. Take a journey through these experiences together with a mental health professional (me!), his dry wit, and guests from across the landscape of everyday life he convinced to join him as they have candid conversations- all through the lens of mental health. Almost like you do...but recorded. No corn or dads were harmed during production.

Obvious statement: Listening to this podcast, while meaningful and entertaining, does not come close to replacing professional support. Please feel encouraged to seek proper care if you are struggling. Please do not take us super seriously...we don't :) We can always be reached at www.cbtbaltimore.com

    Lessons from H*ll with Arky Staiman, Tour Guide & Army Reservist

    Lessons from H*ll with Arky Staiman, Tour Guide & Army Reservist

    If you've seen the news at any point since October 7, 2023, you are more than well aware of what's been happening in Israel. Both the events happening and the response to the events worldwide can be difficult to process, but what's even harder is being on the frontlines. This week we sat down with tour guide and army reservist, Arky Staiman, to hear about his experience working with the IDF.

    When Arky isn't on the frontlines, he is helping to spread the love and connection between the Jewish people and their ancestral homeland of Israel. You can learn more about Arky via his website, israelwitharky.com, or connect with him on Instagram @israelwitharky.

    Today's episode was sponsored by our very own practice, CBT Baltimore. CBT Baltimore really supports the mission of disseminating and sharing meaningful, helpful content for the public.

    Thank you for all of your likes, shares, subscribes, and running after your mailperson to tell them all about Mental Filter.

    Until next time!

    Shmuel Fischler
    LCSW-C

    • 50 min
    Keeping Cool in Crisis with Avi Tenenbaum, MA, CASAP, EMT, Sgt.

    Keeping Cool in Crisis with Avi Tenenbaum, MA, CASAP, EMT, Sgt.

    Have you ever wondered what fuels the fire in the heart of individuals who run towards crisis and disaster, whether it be man-made crisis or natural disaster? Have you ever thought to yourself, "I'm going through the worst of it right now, how do people make it out of these things unscathed"? Have you ever wanted to know more about crisis response and how to mitigate the onset of long-lasting trauma? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you are in for a treat!

    This month, we hosted Avi Tenenbaum, MA, CASAP, EMT, Sgt., an expert in Disaster Behavioral Health and Psychological First Aid. Avi provides international training to mental health & medical professionals, first responders, and the general public in psychological disaster response and grief leadership.

    His experience includes providing aid for people coping in the wake of numerous large-scale disasters and wars including the Second Lebanon War, Hurricane Harvey, Pittsburg Tree-of-Life Massacre, Haifa 2016 Fires, Covid-19, Operation Cast-Lead, Meron Civil Disaster, Karlin Bleacher Collapse, Operation Guardian of the Walls, and the Russian Invasion of Ukraine, as well as over 2000 small-scale tragedies in the role as a psychological first aid provider, trainer, & supervisor.

    Learn more about him & his work at www.psychotraumaunit.com.

    This episode was sponsored by the CNSLT Real Estate Group. CNSLT is a strategy, design, innovation, and building consultancy. We partner with commercial and residential owners and developers to streamline each project by defining, clarifying, and edifying the entire design and build process. From the pre-architecture phase through project completion, CNSLT ensures every piece of the puzzle is perfect and the final picture profound. Our unique programmatic systems, owner representation, specialty services, know-how, and punch lists cover every variable and finesse each detail. If you are interested in sponsoring a Mental Filter episode of your own, please email info@cbtbaltimore.com.

    If you enjoyed today's episode, please consider sharing it with a friend, family member, or your neighborhood mail carrier. Thank you for supporting Mental Filter!

    Shmuel Fischler, LCSW-C

    • 59 min
    Why do YOU eat? with Dr. Ilana Levin

    Why do YOU eat? with Dr. Ilana Levin

    Food is one thing that is ever present in our lives. From birthday and holiday celebrations to meals with friends we haven't seen in years, food can bring us together and bring us joy. But what happens when we put too much thought into what goes into our bodies? For this episode, we were joined by Dr. Ilana Levin of Wildflower Therapy to have a candid conversation all about eating.

    To further connect with Ilana, you can visit https://www.colleenreichmann.com/meet-our-therapists/.

    Thank you for your continued support and coercing your mailperson to listen :)

    Shmuel Fischler
    LCSW-C

    • 58 min
    Getting Your Ish Together with Dr. Nachi Felt

    Getting Your Ish Together with Dr. Nachi Felt

    Have you ever felt like no matter what you do, you can't focus on the task at hand? Maybe it's the ten minute task of filing your taxes, but the latest TikTok trends have you scrolling your For You Page for hours. Or maybe it's that homework that you know will only take you a few moments to crank out and submit, but your brain is wandering to what you're going to wear to the Barbie movie this weekend. If this has ever happened to you (I think it's happened to all of us at least once), then this episode is for you.

    This week we sat down with Dr. Nachi Felt, a psychologist who specializes in ADHD and is a current professor at Columbia University. If these topics interest you and you'd like to learn more, and possibly connect with Dr. Felt, please feel free to visit his website, https://adhddoctor.org/.

    As always, we appreciate you listening (and watching). So much passion goes into Mental Filter and our hearts light up with every like and subscribe!

    Shmuel Fischler
    LCSW-C

    • 44 min
    Serving with Mind and Body: Let's Talk Military and Mental Health with LTJG Michaela White

    Serving with Mind and Body: Let's Talk Military and Mental Health with LTJG Michaela White

    Whether you come from a military family, are enlisted yourself, have a friend in the service, or simply support the troops, this episode is for you. We sat down with Lieutenant Junior Grade (LTJG) Michaela White, a Public Affairs Officer in the United States Navy to hear about her experience in the Navy and how her experience has come to intersect with her advocacy for mental health. Michaela also volunteers with Patrol Base Abbate as their volunteer marketing director.

    To further connect with Michaela, you can find her on Instagram at @michaela.white3, and to find more about Patrol Base Abbate and how to get involved, you can visit their Instagram, @pbabbate or their website, pbabbate.org!

    The views and opinions presented here do not represent the views of DoD.

    As always, thank you for listening, subscribing, sharing, and coercing your mail person to listen :)

    Shmuel Fischler, LCSW

    • 1 hr 1 min
    We're All Losers with Dr. Josh Gonsher

    We're All Losers with Dr. Josh Gonsher

    Loss in life is inevitable. Whether it be a monumental loss, such as the loss of a parent, or a smaller loss, like dropping the coffee you were really looking forward to - loss is part of the human condition. On this episode, we sat down with CBT Baltimore's psychologist, Dr. Josh Gonsher, to get his take on the various types of losses we experience throughout our lives, and just how to approach them. If it's one thing that's true, we are all losers, and it's not a bad thing.

    To further connect with Josh, you can email him at drgonsher@gmail.com, or visit our website cbtbaltimore.com to learn more about him!

    As always, thank you for listening, subscribing, sharing, and coercing your mail person to listen :)

    Shmuel Fischler
    LCSW-C

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

12 Ratings

MaizieRam ,

Smart mental health talk without the high dose jargon

Interesting topics, people and stories told with compassion. Intelligent but accessible.

AprilVM ,

Always something to learn

If your listening for entertainment or professional growth - there is opportunity for both in this podcast!

DocPeachez ,

Great show!

This is so refreshing to hear a solid well produced show that brings mental health to everyday aspects of life!!

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