47 episodes

If you struggle with anxiety, perfectionism, or people-pleasing habits, need to heal from a dysfunctional family, and want support in creating boundaries, then this is the podcast for YOU! I'm Justine Carino and I am a licensed mental health counselor and anxiety treatment expert and I welcome you to my "therapy couch." Here you can tune into advice from myself and other experts in the mental health industry to help you navigate the challenges that many twenty and thirty somethings face during these transformative years in their lives.

Want to learn more about me?
www.carinocounseling.com
Instagram @_thoughtsfromthecouch_

Thoughts from the Couch Podcast Justine Carino, LMHC

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 60 Ratings

If you struggle with anxiety, perfectionism, or people-pleasing habits, need to heal from a dysfunctional family, and want support in creating boundaries, then this is the podcast for YOU! I'm Justine Carino and I am a licensed mental health counselor and anxiety treatment expert and I welcome you to my "therapy couch." Here you can tune into advice from myself and other experts in the mental health industry to help you navigate the challenges that many twenty and thirty somethings face during these transformative years in their lives.

Want to learn more about me?
www.carinocounseling.com
Instagram @_thoughtsfromthecouch_

    Breaking Family Cycles of Addiction

    Breaking Family Cycles of Addiction

    Today we are diving into patterns of addiction in families with Jenna Dillulio @jennadillulio. Jenna is a sober social media influencer who has built a following by telling her own story and shining her light on her recovery from alcohol dependence. In this episode, you get to hear Jenna talk all about her life before she became sober and the problems that alcohol caused her. 
    This episode dives into: 
    Patterns of addiction in families.
    Alcoholism is a progressive disease.
    The effects of alcohol abuse on everyday life.
    Things you can do to work towards a sober lifestyle.
    Guest Info:
    Connect with Jenna on Instagram @jennadillulio or her website here. 
    Resources Mentioned: 
    The Path to Peace
    Quiz: What Type of People Pleaser Are You? 
    Podcast Disclaimer

    • 40 min
    Emotions in Divorce

    Emotions in Divorce

    Let’s face it, there are a lot of emotions to unpack when going through a divorce and they’re not usually easy to talk about. In today’s episode, I am grateful to talk to Olivia Howell as she opens up about her own personal story of divorce. Olivia is the co-founder of Fresh Starts Registry, created with the purpose of providing everything needed in one place to navigate life changes and begin again. 
    This episode dives into: 
    The variety of emotions presents during a divorce. 
    The importance of a support system throughout the process of divorce. 
    The impact of an unhealthy marriage versus a healthy divorce on children’s mental health. 
    The shift of long-held cultural narratives about the meaning of marriage. 
    Guest Info:
    Connect with Olivia Howell on Instagram @freshstartsregistry or her website here. 
    Resources Mentioned: 
    The Path to Peace
    Join my email list here!
    Podcast Disclaimer

    • 45 min
    It's Okay to Feel Okayish

    It's Okay to Feel Okayish

    Let’s normalize feeling just “okay.” All of a sudden, we have an expectation that we need to be happy all of the time, and if we aren’t, we must be doing something wrong.  In today’s episode, I get to reset expectations around mental health with a fellow licensed mental health counselor and host of the podcast “Okayish”, Mary Ellen Dance. 
    This episode dives into: 
    What self-care actually is and what it means.
    The false expectation that we should be happy all of the time.
    Managing negative or uncomfortable emotions.
    The unhelpful influence of social media on our perception of what mental health truly is. 
    Guest Info:
    Connect with Maryellen Dance on Instagram @okayishpodcast or on her website here. 
    Resources Mentioned: 
    The Path to Peace
    Join my email list here!
    Podcast Disclaimer

    • 41 min
    Hidden Causes of Anxiety

    Hidden Causes of Anxiety

    In this episode, I get to chat with a functional medicine practitioner and therapist, Jody Ellenor. She shares how she combines her training as a therapist, functional diagnostic nutrition practitioner, and yoga instructor to help women get to the root cause of anxiety and how she guides them through the journey of healing holistically.
    This episode dives into: 
    The top hidden causes of anxiety.
    The difference between functional and conventional medicine.
    Functional lab tests can reveal imbalances that can cause anxiety. 
    Environmental factors can contribute to physical symptoms and anxiety.
    Guest Info:
    Connect with Jodie Ellenor on Instagram @healingjourney_services or on her website here. 
    Resources Mentioned: 
    7-Day Plan to Reduce Anxiety Without Medication 
    The Path to Peace
    Join my email list here!
    Podcast Disclaimer

    • 36 min
    Top 5 Foods to Ease Anxiety

    Top 5 Foods to Ease Anxiety

    Do you ever feel like living a healthy lifestyle is an unattainable goal in the hustle and bustle of your life? In today’s episode, I sat down with Kathleen Healy-holistic health coach, the business owner, and mom. She shares the top five foods that you can use to help reduce feelings of anxiety and stress, along with easy and attainable ways to incorporate them into your daily routine.
    This episode dives into: 
    The top five foods that you can use to help reduce feelings of anxiety. 
    Foods to avoid can increase stress and anxiety. 
    Habits to prioritize to keep stress levels down and keep your mental health grounded.
    Guest Info:
    Connect with Kathleen Healy on Instagram @Kathleenhealyhhc or on her website here. 
    Resources Mentioned: 
    FREE Super Simple Green Drink Guide
    The Path to Peace
    Podcast Disclaimer

    • 45 min
    Living with Illness Anxiety Disorder with Sonni Abatta

    Living with Illness Anxiety Disorder with Sonni Abatta

    In today’s episode, I got to sit down with Sonni Abatta, an award-winning TV journalist, host of the podcast We Gotta Talk, and mom of three. Sonni opens up about her experience with illness anxiety, what her common worries are, how they manifest in her life, and what is helping her manage these thoughts and feelings.
    This episode dives into: 
    Defining illness anxiety disorder and how to manage it in your day-to-day life.
    How intergenerational trauma can affect younger generations and families.
    Differentiating healthy versus unhealthy coping skills.
    Finding a therapist that is compatible with your needs.
    Guest Info:
    Connect with Sonni Abatta on Instagram @SonniAbatta or her blog here. 
    Resources Mentioned: 
    The Path to Peace
    Join my email list here!
    Podcast Disclaimer

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

Alyssa R. Pelletier ,

A must listen!

In every episode Justine holds space for individuals to tell their professional and personal stories. The vulnerability shared is inspiring and reminds me of our common “human-ness”. Highly recommend!

nikkib337 ,

A MUST listen!!

This podcast is incredible! Justine is so knowledgeable and amazing at articulating tools that people can use to help them during difficult times! If you’re struggling, if you want to learn more about how out brains work, if you want to be called out in the most loving way - this is a MUST listen for you!

samledconsulting ,

A breath of fresh air in a sea of formulaic mental health podcasts

Justine does not mince words. She cuts to the chase and delivers a brilliant, no-nonsense, heart centered mental health podcast that is so necessary during these times. Bravo Justine!

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