34 episodes

Justin and Mercedes are two Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists in CA that are obsessed with the Polyvagal Theory and applying it to everyday life - mental health, trauma, education, parenting and more.
(Justin LMFT99147, Mercedes LMFT47786)

Polyvagal Podcast Justin Sunseri

    • Mental Health
    • 4.9, 65 Ratings

Justin and Mercedes are two Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists in CA that are obsessed with the Polyvagal Theory and applying it to everyday life - mental health, trauma, education, parenting and more.
(Justin LMFT99147, Mercedes LMFT47786)

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

AlexisGDC ,

Just what I needed

I’ve read a Deb Dana, Porges and Levine (as well as Pat Ogden) and this is a wonderful way to chew on and digest this important theory that touches everybody. Justin is fun to listen to. His examples illustrate his points well. And he’s highly personable. Only problem is that I want to listen with a pen and paper to take notes but am always on the go while listening.

anneinrecovery ,

Great with one request

I’m a new listener and so far I’m floored by what I’m learning so thank you!! This is right in line with a lot of the goals I’m already pursuing in parenthood but also with some shifts I’ve been trying to make recently and it is so helpful! One minor tweak I beg you to address is the tone for your announcements. It is so shrill it literally hurts my ears every time I hear it!

trigve ,

Great Topic BUT Bad Therapy Intro is TOO triggering!!!!

Mercedes and Justin, did you BOTH have to take an entire episode to broadcast your real-time nervous system activation over bad therapy? Nooo!!!! Wouldn’t it have been enough to share five minutes tops of your nervous LAUGHTER and outrage without exposing the rest of our nervous systems to that? The incongruency of laughter together with outrage was especially triggering.

Also, I don’t understand the Bad Therapy Intro purpose… Is something coming next? Are we going to hear these stories of bad therapy or are you only going to continue to tell us how bad they are?

Finally, not all therapists are trained in the same manner. Having one’s own complete personal therapy is NOT necessarily a prerequisite to becoming a therapist. Scary, but true.

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