Oh My God I'm a Therapist

Oh My God I'm a Therapist

Oh My God I'm a Therapist is a podcast for therapists, therapists in training, and people that go to therapy. If you have ever been curious about therapy, or the lives of therapists, this podcast is for you! Dr. Janys Murphy Rising is a doctorate-level counselor and licensed counselor in Washington state. Using their two decades of experience as both a therapist and professor, Janys explores common myths about going to therapy, knowing and caring for therapists in your life, and practices that help people to heal. Janys answers questions, explores topics relevant to therapy, and discusses current events that are relevant to mental health. Janys hopes you listen and learn ways that you can support the destigmatization of mental health. Visit www.janysmurphyrising.com for blog, podcast, and course updates, or on IG @dr.janys or @omgimatherapist-Theme song by Scott Holmes.This podcast is for education purposes only and is not a substitute for medical care or individualized mental health counseling. The ideas of this podcast are solely their own, and not meant to speak for the entire profession or other therapy professionals.

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January 25, 2024 26 mins

In this episode, Dr. Janys provides a brief introduction to Motivational Interviewing. The cornerstone of motivational interviewing is empathy, something that counselors strive to both have and convey. This model is helpful for all to know and practice, especially counselors learning to listen actively. 

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In part 3 of the EMDR Journey series, Dr. Janys comes full circle and interviews their very own EMDR teacher Stacy Stoddard!

Stacy Lane Stoddard is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist in Towson, Maryland. She is the owner of The Counseling Center near downtown Towson and is passionate about her work with individuals, couples, and adolescents. She specializes in trauma, grief, and loss and is a Certified EMDR provider a...

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In this episode, Dr. Janys interviews a very special guest- Dale Rhodes. Dale is special to Dr. Janys because he is their Enneagram teacher! In this episode, they apply the lens of the Enneagram to their own family systems. This can serve as an example for listeners of how to move beyond looking at the Enneagram just for the self since we all come from systems you can start to see how your parent's Enneagram type influenced yo...

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In this episode, Dr. Janys is more than part way done with their training to become an EMDR therapist. She explores some of her gleanings about disassociation, comparing EMDR to Lifespan Integration, learning from another GenX therapist, and ideas to get you started if you want to also explore training, or perhaps explore EMDR in your own therapy. Stay tuned for part three of this series coming soon!

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Dr. Janys recorded 9 bonus episodes of different body-centered practices. Here she explains that these brief guided practices are for you to help regulate your nervous system, between therapy, for therapy, and also for therapists! 

If you like these practices, please share them, like this podcast where you listen, or support the show! Thanks for listening and be well! 

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This episode is part eight of a nine-part series of body-centered practices. Dr. Janys originally recorded this as part of a crisis counseling course. Their students kept asking to download it so here it is for anyone and everyone. Body-centered practices can be helpful in gaining resources for calming the nervous system. If you are looking for brief practices for personal use, resourcing for counseling, or for being a counselor- t...

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This episode is part nine of a nine-part series of body-centered practices. Dr. Janys originally recorded this as part of a crisis counseling course. Their students kept asking to download it so here it is for anyone and everyone. Body-centered practices can be helpful in gaining resources for calming the nervous system. If you are looking for brief practices for personal use, resourcing for counseling, or for being a counselor- th...

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This episode is part two of a nine-part series of body-centered practices. Dr. Janys originally recorded this as part of a crisis counseling course. Their students kept asking to download it so here it is for anyone and everyone. Body-centered practices can be helpful in gaining resources for calming the nervous system. If you are looking for brief practices for personal use, resourcing for counseling, or for being a counselor- thi...

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This episode is part three of a nine-part series of body-centered practices. Dr. Janys originally recorded this as part of a crisis counseling course. Their students kept asking to download it so here it is for anyone and everyone. Body-centered practices can be helpful in gaining resources for calming the nervous system. If you are looking for brief practices for personal use, resourcing for counseling, or for being a counselor- t...

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This episode is part four of a nine-part series of body-centered practices. Dr. Janys originally recorded this as part of a crisis counseling course. Their students kept asking to download it so here it is for anyone and everyone. Body-centered practices can be helpful in gaining resources for calming the nervous system. If you are looking for brief practices for personal use, resourcing for counseling, or for being a counselor- th...

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This episode is part one of a nine-part series of body-centered practices. Dr. Janys originally recorded this as part of a crisis counseling course. Their students kept asking to download it so here it is for anyone and everyone. Body-centered practices can be helpful in gaining resources for calming the nervous system. If you are looking for brief practices for personal use, resourcing for counseling, or for being a counselor- thi...

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This episode is part six of a nine-part series of body-centered practices. Dr. Janys originally recorded this as part of a crisis counseling course. Their students kept asking to download it so here it is for anyone and everyone. Body-centered practices can be helpful in gaining resources for calming the nervous system. If you are looking for brief practices for personal use, resourcing for counseling, or for being a counselor- thi...

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This episode is part seven of a nine-part series of body-centered practices. Dr. Janys originally recorded this as part of a crisis counseling course. Their students kept asking to download it so here it is for anyone and everyone. Body-centered practices can be helpful in gaining resources for calming the nervous system. If you are looking for brief practices for personal use, resourcing for counseling, or for being a counselor- t...

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This episode is part one of a nine-part series of body-centered practices. Dr. Janys originally recorded this as part of a crisis counseling course. Their students kept asking to download it so here it is for anyone and everyone. Body-centered practices can be helpful in gaining resources for calming the nervous system. If you are looking for brief practices for personal use, resourcing for counseling, or for being a counselor- thi...

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April 28, 2023 23 mins

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, a popular and well-established trauma-informed practice. Dr. Janys takes you through her before, during, and after training experience as an EMDR-approved therapist. In this episode, they describe both their hope and skepticism and vows to practice discernment while being a student. 

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Music by Scott Holmes, Sound engineering Da...

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April 9, 2023 31 mins

In this episode, Dr. Janys talks about why some therapists hug and others do not. If this is something you have wanted to discuss with your therapist, here are some considerations about the therapy relationship, ethics, consent, boundaries, and not doing harm. 

Music by Scott Holmes. Sound Engineering by David Murphy Rising

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Dr. Janys talks about why it is so hard to schedule with a therapist now. It is estimated that 6 out of 10 providers are currently not seeing new clients, or have a waitlist. In this episode, Dr. Janys shares several ideas of what is causing the problem which they posit that it is not simply that therapists are bad at returning phone calls. She describes how different political and economic factors, and the more significant issue: ...

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January 30, 2023 17 mins

Dr. Janys talks about two of their passions: astrology and therapy. If you have ever wanted to know how to talk to your counselor about astrology, or are simply curious about basic astrology information then this episode is for you! Have you ever wondered what your big three are, or why your horoscope might not fit your experience? Dr. Janys recommends some books and podcasts to help you on your path to growth and healing.

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 Dr. Janys interviews Registered Dietitian Brandi Olden. Brandi is the owner of Creating Peace with Food, and has 20 years of experience helping grown ups and young people heal from disordered eating. Brandi and Janys discuss the historical, cultural, and racial aspects of diet culture, and how neither of us learned about this in graduate school. They also describe the intersection between attachment, eating disorders, and weight b...

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December 11, 2022 20 mins

Dr. Janys talks about how therapists have many theoretical approaches to choose from. She describes how therapists study theories in graduate school, and how this causes undue anxiety. They also share the process of how they chose their own theoretical approach. 

Music by Scott Holmes. Sound Engineering by David Murphy Rising. 

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