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.

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June 14, 2021 55 min

Wouldn't it be amazing to buy an RV and just drive off into the sunset?!  Well Joe Sanok and his family did just that! Joe is a previous guest from Season 1 Ep. 10 and is the host of the Practice of the Practice podcast (www.practiceofthepractice.com).  He and his family chronicled their adventures doing life, school and work from an RV in the Leave To Find Podcast (www.leavetofind.com).  

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Carrie Cole is the Director of the Love Lab and Director of Research for the Gottman Institute (www.gottman.com).  In this episode she discusses important concepts for improving your relationship, what the Gottman Institute is currently researching and how you can get involved, as well as what she focuses on when working with couples. 

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Azizi Marshall is the CEO and Founder of the Center for Creative Arts Therapy (www.c4creativeartstherapy.com).  She has dual degrees in psychology and theater.  She and John discuss the creative and expressive arts and how they can help address many issues.

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Sue Stuart-Smith (https://www.suestuartsmith.com) is the author of the Well-Gardened Mind, a Sunday Times Bestseller, listed as one of the 37 best books of 2020 by The Times and gardening book of the year by The Sunday Times.  She shares about her research, observations and life's work in the space where mental health, plants and nature meet.

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Therapist's have lives too! Sometimes they are out for extended periods of time as they get married, have surgery, have children, etc.  Often client's can struggle leading up to and during this period of time as they have developed a significant connection and made progress with their counselor.  Kara is an LCSW in Maryland who has a private practice and also helps therapists prepare for being out on maternity leave as the ...

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Amanda Patterson is the owner of Caring Therapists of Broward (www.caringtherapistsofbroward.com)

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March 15, 2021 87 min

Kristen Ulmer (www.kristenulmer.com) has had a hall of fame career as a big mountain extreme skier.  She has since devoted her life to helping others learn how to change their relationship with fear.  Through her book, The Art of Fear, and her coaching and speaking engagements she has developed concepts and practices that have helped thousands of people.

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March 2, 2021 66 min

Shane Birkel (https://shanebirkel.com) is the host of the Couples Therapy Couch Podcast and discusses his experience as a couples therapist.

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Aaron Potratz, LPC is the owner of Discover Counseling (www.discovercounseling.com) and the co-host of the Shrink Think Podcast (www.shrinkthinkpodcast.com).  He and John discuss the topic of boundaries and the concept of the Fear Triangle

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Dr. Margaret Rutherford (drmhrgaretrutherford) is the author of Perfectly Hidden Depression: How to Break Free from the Perfectionism That Masks Your Depression and host of the SelfWork Podcast.

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Coral Sanchez (https://www.coral-counseling.com) is a California-based clinician who specializes in providing services with both the Latinx and First Responder communities.

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November 23, 2020 76 min

Ian Laidlaw is the co-host of the Practice Imperfect Podcast (www.practiceimperfectpodcast.com).  He and John discuss psychotherapy and the impact that Imposter Syndrome can have.

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November 2, 2020 86 min

Sheri van Dijk, MSW is the author of Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life - For Teens, a workbook that teaches DBT skills.  She sits down with John Dennis to discuss her workbook and the skills she teaches. www.sherivandijk.com

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October 12, 2020 91 min

Dr. Daniel LeGoff is the founder of Lego Based Therapy.  It's use in working with those dealing with Autism Spectrum has been groundbreaking! Dr. LeGoff explains how he came to realize the importance of using Legos in teaching social skills and interaction and where his work is at presently.

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Lauren Selfridge, LMFT (www.laurenselfridge.com) is the host of the podcast This Is Not What I Ordered.  In her personal; and professional life she has worked hard to create a positive space for those dealing with Chronic Illness.  Lauren and John discuss what some in the CI community face and ways she recommends for them to cope with their diagnosis.

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Jason Boes is the founder and co-owner of Parenting & Family Solutions (www.parentfamilysolutions.com) and has 15+ years of experience working with teens, parents and families.  He and John discuss what a lot of families and students face as they have begun to return to college campuses and schools across the country.

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August 17, 2020 92 min

Sydney Jensen (www.sydney-jensen.com) was the 2019 Nebraska Teacher of the Year.  Her recent Ted Talk focusing on the importance of Teacher Mental Health made her a must-have guest on the OTC Podcast.  Sydney and John discuss her experiences as a teacher on the front lines of a diverse high school population and how important it is for teachers to care for themselves and their colleagues.

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August 3, 2020 64 min

Duane France has served in the military and continues to serve his country as a mental health clinician.  He sits down to talk with John Dennis about his newest book, Military In The Rear View Mirror, and the 2 podcasts that he is a part of (www.veteranmentalhealth.com).

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July 21, 2020 75 min

Dr. Stephanie Sarkis (www.stephaniesarkis.com) discusses Gaslighting, how to spot it and the impact it can have on a person. This common form of emotional abuse can sometimes be so subtle as the perpetrator turns up the heat.

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Shardae Washington, LMFT (www.swashingtoncounseling.com) discusses the impacts of racial trauma and racial injustice with John Dennis in light of the recent racial tension in the US.  The importance of validating one's experience can't be overstated.  This is a long-overdue and on-going conversation.

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