Finding Your Way Through Therapy

Finding Your Way Through Therapy

Join Steve Bisson, LMHC as he unravels the complexities of therapy and counseling. Engage in straightforward dialogues, enriched with insights from special guests sharing a like-minded perspective. Each episode presents valuable, easy-to-digest information designed to help you perceive therapy, and those who partake in it, in a grounding, relatable manner.

Episodes

April 10, 2024 18 mins

Ever felt like you're faking it, just waiting for someone to discover you're not as talented or competent as they think? You're not alone. Join me,  Steve Bisson,  as I unravel the complexities of imposter syndrome, a psychological phenomenon where self-doubt lingers despite evident success. This episode is a deep dive into the heart of those nagging feelings that whisper 'you're a fraud', a sentiment ...

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Unlock the hidden struggles and triumphs within the lives of our everyday heroes. Joining me again for part 2 of the interview is Kathryn Branca, a long-time advocate in the field of first responder mental health, who will help us navigate the complex psychological landscape these courageous individuals face. We delve into the often overlooked issues that lead first responders to seek therapy; it's not just the trauma that wei...

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When the weight of a badge or the stress of an emergency call becomes a silent burden, where do our first responders turn for help? It's a question that haunted me until Kathryn Branca, a licensed alcohol and drug counselor, sat across from me to share her invaluable insights. Peeling back the curtain on the often-misunderstood world of therapy, particularly for those facing the front lines of crisis day in and day out, our la...

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Embark on an explorative journey with our esteemed guest, Ivanna Colangelo, a licensed marriage and family therapist who brings her vibrant and discerning perspectives to today's pressing relationship issues. As we peel back the layers of patriarchy's influence on our intimate connections, Ivanna's immigrant background and her refreshing take on Instagram provide a lively backdrop for our deep dive into masculinity a...

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I know all too well the weight of grief and expectation it can bring. That's why I'm thrilled to have the compassionate Liz Kelly join me, sharing her journey from fundraising to therapy and the wisdom found within her transformative new book, "This Book Is Cheaper Than Therapy." LIz offers a comforting blueprint for those seeking to redefine their mental health. Liz's insights are a balm for the soul, enco...

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Embark on a journey through the intricacies of therapy and entrepreneurship with me, Steve Bisson, and my esteemed guest, Laura Long. We're tearing down the curtains to reveal the unspoken challenges and triumphs of therapists who are not just clinicians but innovators at heart. Laura, with her vast experience in marriage and family therapy, takes us behind the scenes of her mastermind groups and retreats, offering a fresh per...

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Ever toss and turn at night, wondering what eludes you for that perfect slumber? Wake up, sleep enthusiasts, as Dr. Catherine Darley joins us to unravel the mysteries of restorative sleep and how it can dramatically reshape your life. Together, we journey through personal sleep struggles, discuss natural sleep medicine, and celebrate the triumph of greeting the day rejuvenated. Dr. Darley's dedication to sleep science isn&apos...

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Embark on a journey with us as we peel back the layers of what it really takes to start a private therapy practice. From those crucial first steps in establishing your practice to the finer points of branding and self-care, we'll uncover the often-unspoken challenges and how to triumph over them.

Strap in for an episode that promises not just theoretical knowledge, but also practical mentorship. If you're flirtin...

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Get ready to unlock the transformative power of drama therapy with our enlightening conversation featuring the insightful Krista Verrastro. As we traverse the realms of emotional healing and personal growth, Krista, a dedicated drama therapist, joins guest host, Courtney Romanowski, to share her expertise in helping individuals confront relational trauma and societal disconnection. This episode is a treasure trove of knowledge, spo...

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Navigating the labyrinth of our minds can be daunting, but with the guidance of Jenny Helms Calvin, we make the journey both enlightening and accessible. Jenny, whose own battle with an eating disorder propelled her into a life of helping others, returns to share her profound insights into the world of therapy and personal development. We tackle the delicate art of setting boundaries, the value of cognitive behavioral therapy in ma...

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In this eye-opening episode, join me, as I sit down with the incredible Amita Sharma, co-founder of Nourishdoc, to shed light on the often-taboo topics of menopause and perimenopause. We dive deep into the physical and psychological toll these life phases can take on women, including the rarely discussed subjects of miscarriages and the journey through perimenopause. Amita shares her personal and professional evolution, from a...

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Picture a reunion decades in the happening; the Mental Men—Dennis Sweeney, Robert Cherney, Patrick Rice, and Andrew Kang—reconvene, swapping tales from the trenches of mental health practice. Their voices are rich with the wisdom of experience, from Pat's pivot toward the nexus of spirituality and grief counseling to our collective metamorphosis from clinical collaboration to sharing laughs on the golf course. It's not ju...

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Struggling with the aftermath of trauma can feel like being lost in a maze with no clear way out. That's where Malka Shaw's poignant insights come into play. As a clinical social worker and founder of Kesher Shalom Projects, Malka joins us to share her invaluable experiences from the trenches of 9/11 to the heart-wrenching events in Israel last October. Our conversation meanders through the transformative world of therapy...

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When the weight of the badge becomes a burden too heavy to bear alone, it's the invisible wounds that need tending. Dr. Hayden Duggan steps into our podcast realm, offering a lifeline of understanding to first responders grappling with the echoes of trauma. We unravel the complex tapestry of mental health challenges these heroes face, debunking the stigma and fears that often shroud their path to therapy. 

Embarking o...

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Navigating the intense world of first responders, Dr. Hayden Duggan and I uncover the layers of mental health struggles beneath the badges of our everyday heroes. With Dr. Duggan's vast experience, from being on the front lines as a firefighter and EMT to his current role guiding police and EMS personnel through psychological challenges, we delve into stories that reveal the true impact of stress and trauma. Join us as we vent...

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As Season 10 draws to a close, it's a time for heartfelt reflection and storytelling that will leave you both inspired and introspective.

You'll be moved by the tales of growth from those who make a living by listening, like Courtney Romanowski, whose transition from guest to guest host embodies the beauty of mental health counseling and expressive arts therapy. She can be reached on her website here.

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Ever wondered how navigating the realms of grief and trauma can shape and inspire personal growth? Join us as we unravel this complex journey with our esteemed guest, Gina Moffa, a grief and trauma-informed therapist, based in the heart of New York City. In an intimate discussion, Gina shares riveting insights from her latest book, "Moving On Doesn't Mean Letting Go," while revealing the often overlooked connection b...

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Have you ever been curious about the intricate world of therapy? We navigated this fascinating realm with our guest Gordon Brewer, a seasoned therapist who specializes in helping couples and men struggling with sex and pornography addictions. Gordon gave us a unique look into his work and shared insightful life lessons about overcoming addiction, the importance of being present, and the need for therapists to seek their own he...

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Have you ever wondered how a dare could transform a person's life? Join us as we sit down with the uproarious Brad Mastrangelo, who shares his unexpected journey into stand-up comedy and how his experiences as a performer, cop cleaner and family man shape his unique brand of humor. We chat and chuckle, reflecting on the joy that humor brings to our lives.

Our conversation takes a thoughtful turn as we explore the ther...

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Have you ever wondered about the intricacies of therapy and how it can guide you through the labyrinth of your mind? Buckle up as we engage in a profound discussion with our esteemed guest, Jenny Helms Calvin, who has been at the forefront of mental health advocacy and has carved a niche for herself as a skilled therapist in Kansas. Jenny shares her thrilling journey of managing her group private practice, her impactful work on soc...

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