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If you continue to date the wrong type of person over and over again, struggle with anxiety, perfectionism and people pleasing, and need support in creating boundaries with your family and friends, then this is the podcast for YOU! I'm licensed mental health counselor Justine Carino and I welcome you to my "therapy couch." Here you can tune into advice from myself and other experts in the mental health and wellness 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 • 54 Ratings

If you continue to date the wrong type of person over and over again, struggle with anxiety, perfectionism and people pleasing, and need support in creating boundaries with your family and friends, then this is the podcast for YOU! I'm licensed mental health counselor Justine Carino and I welcome you to my "therapy couch." Here you can tune into advice from myself and other experts in the mental health and wellness 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_

     Healing From the Role of Overachiever in Your Family with Mary Allard

     Healing From the Role of Overachiever in Your Family with Mary Allard

    For today’s episode, I spoke with Mary Allard @maryelizabethallard, co-founder of the Ellement Collective and co-host of the Third Place podcast. Mary shares her story of having very difficult adolescent years in which she struggled with an eating disorder, managed anxiety, perfectionism, and overachievement, and on top of that was faced with her parent's divorced her mother’s diagnosis of breast cancer. 
    This episode dives into:
    Mary’s experience as a high performer, the connection to her family system, how it affected her, and why she created the Ellement Collective to benefit young girls going through similar struggles. How parent plays a role in how we show up in the world and how the passing of her father brought Mary to redefining accomplishing from passion versus accomplishing from anxiety. Mary shares about her eating disorder, the connection to her perfectionism, and how she has found healing and an ability to advocate for herself. Guest Info:
    Connect with Mary Allard on Instagram @maryelizabethallard or her websites here.
    Resources Mentioned: 
    Ellement Collective 
    Julie Bjjelland, LMFT and HSP (Highly Sensitive Person) Expert
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    • 51 min
    Infertility and Mental Health with Ali Prato

    Infertility and Mental Health with Ali Prato

    For today’s episode, I sat down with Ali Prato @infertileafstories to talk about the very important conversation regarding infertility and mental health. Ali courageously shares her own story with secondary infertility, including what she endured during those years both mentally and physically, and how she coped.  From this experience, Ali has fearlessly become an empowered leader within the community in order to normalize the experience of being challenged with infertility, as well as provide a space to be supported. Tune in to hear more!  
    This episode dives into: 
    Ali’s personal journey with infertility and how she coped through this time.  Anxiety, PTSD, depression, grief, and couples conflict during infertility challenges.  Power of community when struggling with infertility. The relational challenges and barriers that occur as a result of infertility struggles. Guest Info:
    Connect with Ali Prato on Instagram @infertileafstories and @fertilityrally or her website here. 
    Resources Mentioned: 
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    • 49 min
    Managing Imposter Syndrome in Latino and Black College Students with Dr. Veronica Eyo

    Managing Imposter Syndrome in Latino and Black College Students with Dr. Veronica Eyo

    I sat down with Dr. Veronica Eyo @drveronicaeyo, Bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a private practice in LA. I am so honored to have her educate us on how imposter syndrome shows up in Latino and Black college students. Veronica has shared with me that her own personal journey as a first-generation college student influences her work in this niche. If any of this resonates with you or is useful for a friend, tune in now!
    This episode dives into:
    Dr. Veronica Eyo breaks down imposter syndrome signs, symptoms, and possible causes.  Dr. Veronica about her own experience of imposter syndrome throughout her educational and professional journeys.  The connection of our core beliefs and imposter syndrome. Overscheduling, exhaustion, and irritability in college students.  Anxiety, depression, and imposter syndrome among Latino and Black college students. Tips for managing imposter syndrome.  Guest Info:
    Connect with Dr. Veronica Eyo on Instagram @drveronicaeyo or her website here. 
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    • 45 min
    Adulting with ADHD with Jaime McLaughlin

    Adulting with ADHD with Jaime McLaughlin

    I was so honored to talk with Jaime McLaughlin @themachouseco, lifestyle coach for moms, self-care strategist, and beauty expert.  In this episode, Jaime vulnerably shares her story of being diagnosed with ADHD in her thirties.  She dives into the challenging experiences she faced throughout her life without awareness of this diagnosis, as well as what led her to seek testing and treatment for her challenges. Jamie shares her powerful message throughout this episode of the importance of listening to your intuition and the importance of learning to take care of yourself.  
    This episode dives into: 
    What  ADHD is. Jaime’s unique experience of being diagnosed with ADHD as an adult. How trauma and anxiety have impacted Jaime’s life. Jaime's symptoms of ADHD and how they impacted her life as a kid and entrepreneur.  How medication enhanced her life and treated her symptoms. Jaime’s advice to twenty-somethings who struggle with ADHD. Justine & Jamie discuss different therapies that have been supportive for Jamie. Guest Info:
    Connect with Jamie on Instagram @themachouseco or her website here. 
    Resources Mentioned: 
    Purchase my “Own Your Wellness” Workshop tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/163311425871
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    • 58 min
    Healthy Ways to Separate from Your Toxic Family with Monica DiCristina, LPC

    Healthy Ways to Separate from Your Toxic Family with Monica DiCristina, LPC

    I sat down with therapist, writer, and podcast host Monica DiCristina, LPC.  Monica and I dive into the topic of unhealthy family patterns.  Monica shares how we sometimes find ourselves needing to set tough boundaries or even separate completely from our family of origin.  This can be an incredibly challenging experience, so Monica and I discuss what this looks like and how to navigate it from a place of strength to honor your needs.  This is an episode you won’t want to miss out on!
    This episode dives into:
    How adult relationships and attachment patterns can clue us into uncovering our family’s unhealthy patterns.  Tips to begin to tune in and recognize the effects of unhealthy family dynamics.  The emotional map and the challenge of grieving people who are alive. The complexities and emotional challenges of setting boundaries with family members. The differences between boundaries, distance, and cut-offs. The troubles of triangulation and requirements of true healing within a family system. How to maintain a relationship while holding boundaries. Cultural and ethnic considerations within family systems and boundaries. Guest Info:
    You can connect with Monica on Instagram at @monicadicristina or her website here. 
    Purchase my “Own Your Wellness” Workshop tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/163311425871
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    • 42 min
    Learning to Love Your Anxiety with Mireya Lopez

    Learning to Love Your Anxiety with Mireya Lopez

    I am so excited to talk with Mireya Lopez of the podcast Mothering Anxiety. Mireya gracefully shares her story of living with anxiety, the symptoms she experiences because of it, and the tools she uses that have helped her cope. She explains her motto of learning to embrace and love her anxiety, which has helped shift her perspective and manage her symptoms in a healthy way. If you are a person who struggles with anxiety or has a loved one who struggles with anxiety, this episode is filled with important insight and inspiration.
    This episode dives into:
    Mireya’s journey through her anxiety and how it showed up for her. Justine & Mireya reflect on Mireya’s childhood and how her anxiety began. Mireya’s family’s response to her anxiety.  The effects of people-pleasing on anxiety and learning to be there for yourself. Anxiety while pregnant. Seeking support and finding your true community while coping with anxiety. Mireya’s personal experience in therapy.  How Mireya has learned to accept and love her anxiety. Mireya shares her mental health routine and tips for others to try! Guest Info:
    You can connect with Mireya on Instagram at @anxiousbutmagicalmama or my website her podcast Instagram at @motheringanxietypodcast.
    Resources Mentioned: 
     
    Mothering Anxiety Podcast  
    Connect with me on Instagram here
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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

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54 Ratings

54 Ratings

sherunsla ,

Great and informative Listen

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Justine to speak about imposter syndrome in Black/Latino students. It’s an important topic that came to life being interviewed by Justine. This podcast talks about necessary important topics that are digestible in an episode. Keep up the great work! This podcast is a must listen.

MonicaDiCristina ,

A Must Listen!

Justine has created such an incredible resource with this podcast. You can access and learn about your own self, and mental health, on a variety of topics. The tone is fun, relaxed, and informative. I highly recommend it!

twussow ,

Awesome podcast

I wish I would have had this kind of resource in earlier seasons of my life. Great show!

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