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Relationships, sex, polyamory, lgbtq+, and more are what we are talking about on The D Spot with Dana McNeil and her array of guests. From fellow therapists to individuals and couples living outside of societal norms, we are breaking the stigma and normalizing acceptance in a therapeutic setting. Therapy is cool!

The D Spot The D Spot

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.4 • 16 Ratings

Relationships, sex, polyamory, lgbtq+, and more are what we are talking about on The D Spot with Dana McNeil and her array of guests. From fellow therapists to individuals and couples living outside of societal norms, we are breaking the stigma and normalizing acceptance in a therapeutic setting. Therapy is cool!

    Shame, Codependency & Narcissism With Darlene Lancer

    Shame, Codependency & Narcissism With Darlene Lancer

    Join us today as we sit down with Darlene Lancer, walking through the concepts of her significant work Codependency For Dummies. Drawing lines between past and present, Darlene uncovers how childhood behaviors can seep into adult life and generate feelings of shame and codependency. As the discussion deepens, she identifies harmful coping mechanisms we unknowingly incorporate in our relationships.
    Delving into 'The Tyranny of The Shoulds', Darlene examines what it means to disconnect from your true self, focusing on external validations. And if you ever wondered what happens once a narcissist feels secure, then this video is for you! Walk through the challenging path of recovering from codependency and get a new perspective on loneliness with Darlene. Find out where you can connect with her in her last words in the video.



    *Disclaimer→ Thanks for listening to The D Spot. We want to remind you that the content of this podcast is not a substitute for professional therapy. While we strive to provide valuable insights and information, this podcast does not constitute or replace therapy sessions with a qualified mental health professional. If you are in need of mental health support, please seek the advice of a licensed therapist or healthcare provider.*

    → Want to be a sponsor, affiliate, or guest on the podcast? Email dspotpodcast@gmail.com for more information!


    ↓ C O N N E C T ↓
    Connect with The D Spot → https://linktr.ee/dspotpodcast
    Connect with Host Dr. Dana McNeil PsyD, LMFT → https://linktr.ee/danamcneil

    Connect with this week's guest | Darlene Lancer
    Instagram → https://www.instagram.com/darlenelancerlmft/
    Facebook → https://www.facebook.com/codependencyrecovery/
    Website → https://whatiscodependency.com/



    ↓ K E Y M O M E N T S ↓
    00:13 Meet Darlene Lancer
    01:03 Codependency For Dummies
    04:11 Where Does Shame & Codependency Begin?
    10:10 The Transference of Childhood Behaviors to Adult Life
    12:43 Coping To Survive
    13:53 Discovering Potentially Bad Coping Mechanisms Within New Relationships
    15:53 The Tyranny of The Shoulds
    17:04 When You're Disconnected From Your True Self, You Are Going To Look Outside Yourself
    19:22 It Starts Out With Both Wanting To Be Loved By Each Other
    20:58 Once A Narcissist Feels Secure
    23:21 Recovering From Codependency
    28:11 Darlene, You're Lonely, And That's Ok.
    31:03 Final Thoughts & Where You Can Find Darlene





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    • 33 min
    New Beginnings: Flipping The Script On Survival Mode With Sarah Barr

    New Beginnings: Flipping The Script On Survival Mode With Sarah Barr

    Join us as we meet Sarah Barr, a dedicated mental health professional hailing from Ireland. In this episode, we dive into her journey in breaking stigmas associated with mental health in Ireland. Learn how the choice of viewing our thoughts is ours alone. Delve deeper as Sarah talks about our inherent negative bias and ways to challenge it, especially in relationships. We are talking about positive coping skills and how to flip the script in survival mode. Don't miss it. Listen now.



    *Disclaimer→ Thanks for listening to The D Spot. We want to remind you that the content of this podcast is not a substitute for professional therapy. While we strive to provide valuable insights and information, this podcast does not constitute or replace therapy sessions with a qualified mental health professional. If you are in need of mental health support, please seek the advice of a licensed therapist or healthcare provider.*

    → Want to be a sponsor, affiliate, or guest on the podcast? Email dspotpodcast@gmail.com for more information!


    ↓ C O N N E C T ↓
    Connect with The D Spot → https://linktr.ee/dspotpodcast
    Connect with Host Dr. Dana McNeil PsyD, LMFT → https://linktr.ee/danamcneil

    Connect with this week's guest | Sarah Barr
    Instagram → https://www.instagram.com/newbeginnings_counselling/
    Facebook → https://www.facebook.com/NewBeginningsCounsellingService
    Website → https://newbeginningscounselling.net/



    ↓ K E Y M O M E N T S ↓
    00:14 Meet Sarah Barr, She's From Ireland!
    02:00 Becoming A Mental Health Professional in Ireland
    04:57 Breaking New Ground & Stigmas in Ireland
    06:11 I Am Not What Happened To Me
    08:01 How We Choose To View Our Thoughts...Is Our Choice
    12:40 Pre-Programmed To Have A Negative Thought
    17:19 Challenging Your Negative Thoughts In Relationships
    20:39 A Toolkit Full of Positive Coping Skills
    22:24 A Little Tip that You Can Try Out Today
    24:00 Survival Mode
    24:40 What Sarah Barr Has Cooking




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    • 25 min
    Polyamory & The jealousy Roadmap

    Polyamory & The jealousy Roadmap

    Polyamory is still often misunderstood, so listen to Dr. Dana McNeil and Dr. Joli Hamilton as they discuss what it means and how to practice healthy boundaries in open relationships. Tune in now for some insightful tips!





    *Disclaimer→ Thanks for listening to The D Spot. We want to remind you that the content of this podcast is not a substitute for professional therapy. While we strive to provide valuable insights and information, this podcast does not constitute or replace therapy sessions with a qualified mental health professional. If you are in need of mental health support, please seek the advice of a licensed therapist or healthcare provider.*



    → Want to be a sponsor, affiliate, or guest on the podcast? Email dspotpodcast@gmail.com for more information!





    ↓ C O N N E C T ↓

    Connect with The D Spot → https://linktr.ee/dspotpodcast

    Connect with Host Dr. Dana McNeil PsyD, LMFT → https://linktr.ee/danamcneil



    Connect with this week's guest | Dr. Joli Hamilton

    LinkedIn → https://www.linkedin.com/in/joli-hamilton-phd/

    Instagram → https://www.instagram.com/drjoli_hamilton/

    Website → https://www.jolihamilton.com/







    ↓ K E Y M O M E N T S ↓

    00:29 What is Polyamory?

    02:16 How Close is Too Close?

    04:34 Turning Expectations Into Explicit Agreements

    07:42 What Kind Of Relationship Are You Trying To Build?

    10:57 Maybe It's Just Not The RIght Time.

    18:04 Turning Jealousy Into Healthy Boundaries

    26:42 The DIfference Between Boundaries, Rules & Agreements

    35:08 Where To Find Joli







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    • 37 min
    Developing Self-Regulation Skills through Mindful Thinking with Adole Muruako

    Developing Self-Regulation Skills through Mindful Thinking with Adole Muruako

    Mindful thinking plays an important role in maintaining a peaceful mind, body, and soul. Listen to the discussion between Doctors Dana McNeil and Adole Muruako as they explain the importance of self-regulation skills, including how tapping into your body helps develop this skill set further and how reframing discomforts through mindful thoughts, individuals can overcome their fears of uncertainty with courage while relying on their innate wisdom to manage their emotions better.





    *Disclaimer→ Thanks for listening to The D Spot. We want to remind you that the content of this podcast is not a substitute for professional therapy. While we strive to provide valuable insights and information, this podcast does not constitute or replace therapy sessions with a qualified mental health professional. If you are in need of mental health support, please seek the advice of a licensed therapist or healthcare provider.*



    → Want to be a sponsor, affiliate, or guest on the podcast? Email dspotpodcast@gmail.com for more information!





    ↓ C O N N E C T ↓

    Connect with The D Spot → https://linktr.ee/dspotpodcast

    Connect with Host Dr. Dana McNeil PsyD, LMFT → https://linktr.ee/danamcneil



    Connect with this week's guest | Adole Muruako, PhD, MEd, LPC, BC-TMH

    LinkedIn → https://www.linkedin.com/in/adolemuruako/

    Instagram → https://www.instagram.com/mpoweredwellness/





    ↓ K E Y M O M E N T S ↓

    00:19 Meet Adole Muruako PhD, MEd, LPC, BC-TMH

    00:55 Tapping Into Your Body. What Is Self-Regulation?

    03:11 Why Should I Be Mindful Of My Thoughts?

    06:03 Reframing Discomfort

    09:35 Tuning Into Your Body

    11:27 What Are We Scared Of?

    15:55 Letting Your Natural Wisdom Take Over

    20:00 Practice Makes Perfect

    22:31 The Inability Self-Regulate is Causing Fires In Relationships

    26:18 How Do You Tell Someone You Think They Need To Work On Self-Regulation?

    29:26 Tips, Tricks & Final Thoughts

    31:07 Where to Find Adole





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    • 32 min
    One Special World with Danielle Nicole Preiser

    One Special World with Danielle Nicole Preiser

    Join Dr. Dana McNeil and Danielle Nicole Preiser, founder of One Special World, as they share their insights on advocating for people with special needs. In this video, you'll learn about the challenges faced by parents of special needs children and the strain it puts on their relationships. They'll also discuss the importance of self-care while being a caretaker. Don't miss out on this informative and insightful conversation!





    *Disclaimer→ Thanks for listening to The D Spot. We want to remind you that the content of this podcast is not a substitute for professional therapy. While we strive to provide valuable insights and information, this podcast does not constitute or replace therapy sessions with a qualified mental health professional. If you are in need of mental health support, please seek the advice of a licensed therapist or healthcare provider.*



    → Want to be a sponsor, affiliate, or guest on the podcast? Email dspotpodcast@gmail.com for more information!





    ↓ C O N N E C T ↓

    Connect with The D Spot → https://linktr.ee/dspotpodcast

    Connect with Host Dr. Dana McNeil PsyD, LMFT → https://linktr.ee/danamcneil



    Connect with this week's guest | Danielle Nicole Presier

    Instagram → https://www.instagram.com/daniellenicolepreiser

    Website → https://daniellenicolepreiser.cohere.live/about

    One Special World → https://www.instagram.com/onespecialworld





    ↓ K E Y M O M E N T S ↓

    00:48 Meet Danielle | Founder of One Special World

    02:17 Strain, Stress & Challenges When You Have Children With Special Needs

    05:34 Knowing From A Young Age I Was Going To Take Care Of My Brother

    10:27 Using Acts of Kindness As A Coping Mechanism

    15:06 Destigmatizing Special Needs

    16:47 Pushing Away The Unknown Out Of Fear

    19:47 How To Become A Better Advocate

    22:50 Maintaining Self-Care While Being A Caregiver

    29:28 You Can't Control The Haters

    33:07 Learn More About Danielle & What She Does







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    • 35 min
    Changing Your Mindset to Embrace Your Worthiness with Nicole Schiener

    Changing Your Mindset to Embrace Your Worthiness with Nicole Schiener

    In this episode of The D Spot, we'll discuss how to reframe our state of mind to view things as happening for us rather than happening to us. We'll also explore the reasons why we expect our partners to be mind readers and offer tips for finding your worthiness. Additionally, we'll talk about emotional load, what it is, and how you can recognize your own red flags.





    *Disclaimer→ Thanks for listening to The D Spot. We want to remind you that the content of this podcast is not a substitute for professional therapy. While we strive to provide valuable insights and information, this podcast does not constitute or replace therapy sessions with a qualified mental health professional. If you are in need of mental health support, please seek the advice of a licensed therapist or healthcare provider.*



    → Want to be a sponsor, affiliate, or guest on the podcast? Email dspotpodcast@gmail.com for more information!





    ↓ C O N N E C T ↓

    Connect with The D Spot → https://linktr.ee/dspotpodcast

    Connect with Host Dr. Dana McNeil PsyD, LMFT → https://linktr.ee/danamcneil



    Connect with this week's guest | Guest Name Here

    LinkedIn → https://tinyurl.com/Nicole-Schiener

    Instagram → https://instagram.com/peaceandpossibility?igshid=MTNiYzNiMzkwZA==

    Facebook → https://www.facebook.com/peaceandpossiblity?mibextid=ZbWKwL

    Gottman Author Page → https://www.gottman.com/author/nicole-schiener/

    Website → https://peaceandpossibility.ca/





    ↓ K E Y M O M E N T S ↓

    02:27 Flowing Into Possibilities

    05:24 Reframing Your State of Mind to Happening For Us Versus Happening To Us

    10:45 Why Do We Expect Our Partner's To Be Mind Readers?

    14:10 Finding Your Worthiness

    16:55 Emotional Load: What is it?

    20:52 How Can I Recognize My Own Red Flag?

    27:22 Embodied Anger

    33:15 Final Thoughts







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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

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So interesting!

Love the mix of clients, experts, and interesting people. Subscribed and excited to hear what topics Dr. Dana shares.

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AMAZING!

Dr. Dana is insightful, curious & compassionate. Love this podcast, cannot wait to hear more!

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Awesome!

I really enjoyed Dr. Dana’s insight on all the subjects she talks about. Her experience and expertise really do tie the pod cast together. Love her guests and I would rate this a 6 out 5 stars if I could!!!

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