On The Couch Podcast

On The Couch Podcast

An educational mental & behavioral health podcast about the in's and out's of therapy. The host, John Dennis, is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of PA. Episodes range from focusing on different mental health diagnoses and issues pertaining to parenting, couples and families to interviews with clinicians who are on the cutting edge of their fields.... Show More

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Staying connected is crucial for mental health.  Dr. Christine Moutier and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (www.afsp.org) are doing everything that they can to make sure that people are caring for their mental health.  Their #RealConvo campaign is helping loved ones have important conversations about with one another.

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Dr. Les Parrott is 1/2 of the dynamic relationship expert duo of Dr. Les and Leslie Parrott (www.lesandleslie.com).  He shares about their latest projects including their book - Healthy Me, Healthy Us, the YADA Assessment and their Save Your Marriage Before It Starts (SYMBIS) program.  Dr. Les explains the key to a healthy, happy relationship lies in getting healthy as an individual. Their book is packed with great information to h...

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Laura Heck, LMFT is the co-host of the Marriage Therapy Radio show (https://marriagetherapyradio.com/), leads The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work workshop for couples, coaches women through the Epic Wives Experiment, speaks and trains for The Gottman Institute and is a regular media expert on the topic of intimate relationships.  Safe to say, she knows her stuff!

She talks with John about the Epic Wives Experiment, and ho...

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Dr. Frank Sileo (www.drfranksileo.com) is a licensed psychologist and award-winning children's author who uses his books to teach children about mindfulness and how to deal with difficult conditions and issues they may face in life.  He's covered things like bullying, mindfulness, spreading gossip and his newest series about Bentley Bee.  He talks with John about the importance of teaching mental health and self-care concep...

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Mike Michalowicz (Author of Profit First - www.mikemichalowicz.com) sits down to talk with John about small businesses, mental health and stress in a Covid-19 landscape  and his upcoming book - Fix This Next (www.fixthisnext.com)

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Schuyler Cunningham, LICSW is the Director for the Cancer Trauma Project (www.cancertrauma.com).  He talks about the impact and trauma that a cancer diagnosis can have on the person receiving the diagnosis and how the Cancer Trauma Project is trying to help support those navigating a cancer diagnosis.

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Megan Hunter, co-founder of the High Conflict Institute (www.highconflictinstitute.com), talks with John about her book Dating Radar (www.dating-radar.com) and how to spot high conflict personalities (like Borderline Personality Disorder and Narcissistic Personality Disorder) before committing to them.

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Carrie Nicklas, LPC with Parenting & Family Solutions (www.parentingfamilysolutions) talks with host, John Dennis, about the in's and out's of child and adolescent therapy.  Working with children, teens and families to help them through difficult issues using a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Modification and elements of play therapy.

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What happens when therapy goes wrong?!  Amy Lynne Johnson (www.amylynnejohnson.com) is a counselor and advocate responder with TELL the Therapeutic Exploitation Link Line (www.therapyabuse.org).   They help victims of therapeutic abuse in their journey towards healing.

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Lori Gottlieb (New York Times Bestselling Author of the book Maybe You Should Talk To Someone - www.lorigottlieb.com) sits down to talk with John Dennis about mental health, the banner year her book is having, her Ted Talk on therapy as a process in editing our poor narrations, her book being turned into a TV show and her upcoming podcast.

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Julie Ohana and John Dennis discuss her Culinary Art Therapy practice and the benefits of the Family Meal.  https://www.culinaryarttherapy.com/

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Buck Black, LCSW (www.buckblack.com) provides Teletherapy to truckers Indiana.  He and John talk about the issues that many workers throughout the country face and ways that teletherapy can make a positive impact in their mental health, communication and relationships.

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The lack of education and awareness about sleep is an epidemic in the US.  Dr. Matt Carter is a professor of Biology at Williams College and talks about the importance of changing the education about sleep.

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Reina Lombardi, Owner and Founder of Florida Art Therapy Services (www.floridaarttherapyservices.com), talks with host John Dennis about the in's and out's of Art Therapy.

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September 30, 2019 55 min

Lori Breece and Kristy Smith of the United Disabilities Services Foundation (https://udservices.org/services/service-dogs/) talk about their Service Dog programs and the impact that they can make in our lives. (www.psonthecouch.com)

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Dr. Jonathan Singer is the President of the American Association of Suicidology (https://suicidology.org). He and OTC host, John Dennis, have a conversation about youth suicide, why it is on the rise and what parents can do to help their kids. 

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September 2, 2019 76 min

Kristi Peterson is a school psychologist in western Pennsylvania who discusses the in's and out's of the role a school psychologist plays in the mental and behavioral health of their students.  www.pfsonthecouch.com

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August 19, 2019 36 min

John Dennis talks about preparing your grade schoolers to return for the new school year.  Helping parents to acclimate their households for the coming school year by adjusting their sleeping and eating patterns. www.pfsonthecouch.com

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August 5, 2019 38 min

John Dennis gives tips on talking with your rising college student to help them with a smooth transition and navigating any struggles while at college.  www.pfsonthecouch.com

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Don Mann knows a lot about mental toughness, setting goals and persevering through pain.  He was a Navy Seal and member of Seal Team Six, has written multiple books, has attempted to summit Mt. Everest, has completed multiple races of varying kinds including Iron and Double IronMan competitions, and has recently completed an endurance race called the Brigade which was featured on the Outdoor Channel.  Don and John discuss the impor...

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