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Melissa Reich, M.A. is a therapist turned pop culture enthusiast. Melissa earned a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology. Melissa provides clinical interpretations based on observable behaviors in the media, while building a community along the way. Welcome!

Full video content can be veiwed on @yourbishtherapist YouTube channel and on instagram

Disclaimer: Posts are not intended to diagnose, treat or provide medical advice. Your Bish Therapist (YBT) is for entertainment and informational purposes only. The podcast, my opinions, and posts, are my own and are not associated with past or present employers, any organizations, Bravo TV, Grey Heart productions or any other television network. The information in YBT podcast and on its its social media is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat. Please do not act or refrain from acting based on anything you read, see, or hear on YBT, podcast or associated social media. Communicating with YBT via email, and/or social media does not form a therapeutic alliance. Melissa, operator of YBT, is unable to provide any therapeutic advice, treatment or feedback.

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Your Bish Therapist Melissa Reich

    • TV & Film
    • 4.7 • 354 Ratings

Melissa Reich, M.A. is a therapist turned pop culture enthusiast. Melissa earned a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology. Melissa provides clinical interpretations based on observable behaviors in the media, while building a community along the way. Welcome!

Full video content can be veiwed on @yourbishtherapist YouTube channel and on instagram

Disclaimer: Posts are not intended to diagnose, treat or provide medical advice. Your Bish Therapist (YBT) is for entertainment and informational purposes only. The podcast, my opinions, and posts, are my own and are not associated with past or present employers, any organizations, Bravo TV, Grey Heart productions or any other television network. The information in YBT podcast and on its its social media is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat. Please do not act or refrain from acting based on anything you read, see, or hear on YBT, podcast or associated social media. Communicating with YBT via email, and/or social media does not form a therapeutic alliance. Melissa, operator of YBT, is unable to provide any therapeutic advice, treatment or feedback.

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    Season 2, Ep 16: VPR reunion and The Valley

    Season 2, Ep 16: VPR reunion and The Valley

    TW: Concepts of suicidal ideation, SA/grooming, Post Partum OCD/depression, and DV are discussed. Resources for each are provided.
    YBT mentions it all by discussing the topic of suicidal ideation and speaks on the debate about whether or not Tom weaponized Ariana’s suicidal ideation. YBT discusses Scheana’s postpartum OCD, providing psycho-education on this largely misdiagnosed and misunderstood mental health condition. YBT provides definitions of grooming, outlines how adults CAN be groomed and shares grooming patterns/red flags.
    YBT then talks the Valley, outlining Jesse’s continued half measures in the pursuit of healing and egregious personal space violations. YBT addresses Jax’s verbally aggressive behaviors and shares clinical interpretations of underlying issues that may lead Jax to protect, deflect and evade accountability. YBT talks GI gate and shares theories about how Brittany’s somatic issues may be related to her relationship issues. Through this YBT talks self-neglect, neurodivergence, developmental needs and more.  
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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Audio issues, podcast news and Spreaker Supporter’s Club explained

    Audio issues, podcast news and Spreaker Supporter’s Club explained

    YBT apologizes for and explains audio issues from last episode. Following this, YBT shares what is to come in the next few weeks and announces two special guests who will be on the pod.
    YBT then explains speaker’s supporters club. This podcast is posted publicly so all the supporters can listen to the special perks of the club and how to find subscribers only episodes. I walk you through it and once everyone is comfortable, I will post another subscriber only episode. Thank you all for the support!
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    • 17 min
    What in the Bravo hell?!

    What in the Bravo hell?!

    TW: Concepts of complicated grief, infertility, cancer/medical trauma, generational trauma, addiction, and narcissistic abuse
    There’s been SO MUCH happening in the bravoverse lately and YBT is here to mention it all! YBT talks Bethenny Frankel’s complex grief journey after the loss of her mother and the ending of her engagement. YBT also discusses RHOBH news surrounding Kyle, Dorit and PK discussing emotional abandonment and neglect. YBT then outlines some Bravo men who are a breath of fresh air in a toxic cloud of Bravo men (I forgot to add Craig Conover!)
    YBT then talks The Valley, VPR finale and Summer House. When discussing VPR finale, YBT talks about the ‘grey rock’ phenomenon (seen in memes about Scandoval) and outlines healthy boundary setting. YBT discusses how ‘grey rock’ involves surviving abuse, outlines the limitations, and provides resources for DV. YBT also talks Jesse Solomon’s emotional rollercoaster of cancer survivorship and provides resources for cancer survivors and caregivers.
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    RHONJ toxicity and Summer House

    RHONJ toxicity and Summer House

    TW: Concepts of trauma, addiction, recovery, boundary setting, and parasocial attachments are discussed.

    In this episode, YBT shares housekeeping updates Season 2 of YBT, Supporter’s Club and plans for future episodes. YBT discusses reasons behind the decision to refrain from covering season 14 of RHONJ; primarily due to increased toxicity as a result of social media drama. Specifically, YBT discusses information shared by Carlos King in a recent podcast, in which he shares receipts from Melissa’s Old Nose on Twitter. YBT discusses increased toxicity surrounding Jersey and outlines parasocial interactions and relationships that lead to unhealthy power dynamics between Bravolebs and content creators.

    YBT then talks Summer House; discussing attachment theory and how abandonment wounds have widespread and long-lasting impacts in adult relationships. YBT also discusses conflict avoidance, and how this behavior can remain following recovery from addiction.

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    • 1 hr
    Summer House and The Valley

    Summer House and The Valley

    In this episode, YBT shares clinical interpretations of Summer House & The Valley. Specifically, YBT covers relationship issues between Carl and Lindsay & Kyle and Amanda. YBT outlines Danielle’s communication issues and discusses relational concepts; outlining important factors in building and maintaining successful romantic relationships.

    YBT then discusses Kristen Doute’s empath claims and discusses the trauma underpinnings of this superpower. YBT discusses concepts of narcissistic abuse, and ways in which empaths and narcissists are drawn to each other. YBT also talks nervous system dysregulation and somatic symptoms in trauma survivors.

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    • 39 min
    RHOP and Monica Garcia on Viall Files

    RHOP and Monica Garcia on Viall Files

    TW: Concepts of trauma, generational trauma, narcissistic abuse, parental no contact and DV are discussed.

    In this episode, YBT shares clinical interpretations of the RHOP finale, both the finale of the show and finale of the franchise. YBT discusses bipolar disorder and applauds Gordon's honesty and MH advocacy. 

    YBT then breaks down the three-hour Viall Files podcast with Monica Garcia. YBT mentions it all by sharing clinical observations of Monica and Nick, and deep diving into a problematic caller segment during the episode. I share the story of the caller (who has no contact with their parents and thus the reason for the advice call) and YBT challenges some of Nick’s uninformed statements on the matter. This leads to a discussion about the role intergenerational trauma plays in no contact with family. 

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    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
354 Ratings

354 Ratings

Poopermcgee ,

Informative and empathetic

I love the information shared on this podcast. It’s done in a through, empathetic, and entertaining way! Awesome job 👏👏👏

An artist studio ,

A different Bravo perspective

I love Bravo and I love this podcast! It is really interesting to me to hear a therapist’s perspective on the reality tv shows that I watch Melissa’s insights into the dynamics of the drama played out on tv are not only entertaining but also at times very teachable concepts that at times I can relate to my own life experiences

Kelly Kat-O ,

Lllooooooove this podcast!!

Melissa takes Bravo-loving to another level. She humanizes Bravolebs, is never judge mental yet brings really keen insights and explains topics clearly and with compassion. Listen!!

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