On The Couch Podcast

On The Couch Podcast

An educational mental 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

Episodes

Allison Puryear talks about being a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS), the work she does in her practice Asheville Eating Disorder Treatment (www.allisonpuryear.com), and how to help someone in your life that may be struggling with an eating disorder.

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John Israel (Author of the Mr. Thank You Project www.mrthankyou.com) explains the importance of gratitude and his efforts to increase gratitude throughout the world even by 1%.  

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Kasey Compton of Mindsight Behavioral Group (www.mindsightbehavioral.com)and KC Consulting (www.consultwithkc.com) talks about work-life balance and how she combats works stress as a business owner and therapist.

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Dr. Jeremy Sharp, host of the Testing Psychologist Podcast (www.thetestingpsychologist.com/) explains the basics of Psychological Testing.

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Heather Jay Boardman of Blanc Counseling (http://www.blanccounseling.com/) talks about her role as a co-parenting counselor and how she tries to help divorced former partners navigate parenting together for the benefit of the kids.

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The power of positive talk and what David Beard (Assistant Principal in SoLanCo School District) calls "Positive Brainwashing" is discussed in this epsiode.  Helping kids learn the power of positive affirmations to inoculate against anxiety and depression.

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March 11, 2019 36 min

What to do in your relationship to repair after there's been an argument.  John explains about the Gottman's Aftermath of an Incident technique as well as Dr. Gary Chapman's 5 Love Languages of an Apology.

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February 25, 2019 41 min

What do the 5 Love Languages, emotional flooding and deer hunting have in common? John talks about the importance of knowing your partner's Love Languages and communicating about your definitions of Dr. Gary Chapman's 5 Love Languages (www.5lovelanguages.com).  In addition, he explains the importance of a 6-month checkin as explained by Steve and Mary Prokopchak (www.calledtogether.org)

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February 11, 2019 38 min

John Dennis talks about the importance of investing into your relationship regularly.  John has Level-2 training in Gottman Counseling and shares tips, techniques and observations from his work with couples using Gottman Counseling. www.pfsonthecouch.com

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Joe Sanok (host of the Practice of the Practice Podcast) has mastered the art of slowing down to create AHA moments and maximize productivity with his clients.  He explains how Vigilance Decriment and taking breaks are vital in today's world.  Through these concepts Joe has created Slow Down School to help his clients learn these skills and get the most out of themselves and their businesses.  

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Jennifer Seletzky-Davidson is the Director of the Amazing Kids Club with True North Wellness Services.  She and John talk about the focus of the program and the services they provide to children and families living with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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Rachael Norman is the co-founder of the app Better (www.getbetter.co) who is working to make healthcare reimbursement simple.  They have the mission of out-giving John Oliver by forgiving $16 Million in medical debt.  She and John sit down to discuss the ins and outs of the app as well as the issues she sees in the healthcare system.

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Love them or hate them, video games can be an important part of kids lives.  They can teach social skills, social activism and help build community.  John sits down to talk with Josh Bound, teacher and founder of the Video Game Clubs of America to talk about how he used video gaming to connect with his autistic son.

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John Dennis and Alison Pidgeon sit down to talk about the importance of maternal mental health services.  Specifically Postpartum Depression and Anxiety.

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John and Lauren Eckert (owner of Lauren Eckert Coaching) talk about the struggle that students and adults are having these days with executive functioning and how her team of life coaches come alongside these individuals and help them to optimize their potential.

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John Dennis sits down to talk with Joanna Dennstaedt of Radiant Hope to discuss her organization and how they support cancer patients and their families.

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John Dennis sits down with Jason Boes, LPC to discuss why it's important to talk about ending therapy with your counselor

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October 4, 2018 18 min

John Dennis goes over what to expect from your first therapy session. www.parentfamilysolutions.com/podcast

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September 24, 2018 14 min

John Dennis speaks about the best options for finding the right therapist

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September 9, 2018 12 min

In this episode I launch the introductory episode for the podcast and explain that the aim of the show is to teach listeners about concepts in mental health and interviewing professionals in the field in order to connect listeners to them.

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