Stuff My Therapist Says

Stuff My Therapist Says

Join the award-winning Makin Wellness clinical team as they share quick therapy insights that can improve your life. We share research-backed tips, tools, and strategies you can start using today. Let’s heal, improve our mental health, and grow together. Follow Makin Wellness for even more free therapy content across your favorite socials @MakinWellness, and start online therapy today at


July 25, 2023 40 mins

Undoubtedly, at one point in your life, you've found yourself in the middle of a situation where lack of communication caused undue stress. Whether the communication gaps came from your side of the table, from others you were interacting with, or from everyone involved collectively, one thing was clear: poor communication led to insufficient outcomes.

Effective communication is a powerful tool that can shape relations...

Mark as Played

If you go back in the archives of this podcast, you'll discover a truly insightful and inspirational conversation with the one and only John Purkiss, the author of The Power of Letting Go. John's bestselling book takes an in-depth look at what happens when you finally let go of past trauma and make real, intentional steps forward in your life.

This vast improvement on your mental health and well-being is paramou...

Mark as Played

Undoubtedly, there's been a point in your life where you've looked out the window and said to yourself, "Why am I not outside right now?"

You may even be saying it to yourself right now. 🙂

The great outdoors serve as a natural elixir that can play a significant role in maintaining and improving your mental health. Spending time outdoors and in nature can lead to stress reduction, an improved m...

Mark as Played

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has taken the world by storm. These days, it's nearly impossible to go online and not find an advertisement or someone talking about the benefits (or detriments, depending on who you listen to) of AI software.

But how does AI and other evolving technologies impact the mental health world? Can it help a clinician with their efforts? Can it provide early detection (and even diagnosis) of men...

Mark as Played

Have you ever stopped to consider the type of role mental health plays in a workplace environment? With all we know about emotional well-being and a person's mental state on their productivity, it's amazing that positive mental health hasn't received much attention until today. 

And, in the case of some companies, it's still overlooked or undervalued.

Prioritizing mental health in the workplace...

Mark as Played

Supporting the mental health of essential workers plays a crucial role in ensuring their overall well-being and resilience. Workers such as healthcare professionals and emergency responders often face high levels of stress, burnout, and trauma due to the demanding nature of their work. Providing effective mental health support can help them cope with these types of challenges and prevent potential long-term negative consequences.

Mark as Played

Mental health plays a critical role in the active dynamic of family life. It impacts the overall well-being and functioning of each family member, as well as the family unit as a whole.

Good mental health promotes positive relationships, effective communication, and a supportive environment. When individuals in a family experience challenges regarding mental health, it can cause a significant strain on each individual and ...

Mark as Played

Teletherapy, also known as online therapy or e-therapy, is a form of professional counseling that takes place remotely through digital communication tools including video calls, phone calls, or messaging platforms. It offers individuals the opportunity to access therapy services from the comfort of their home or any location where they can access the internet.

This form of therapy has become highly utilized over the past s...

Mark as Played

Gaslighting is a manipulation tactic used to make someone question their own thoughts, feelings, and reality. It involves distorting the truth, denying facts, and undermining the victim's perception of events. 

In terms of emotional manipulation, a gaslighter seeks to gain power and control over their victim. They may employ techniques such as belittling, criticizing, and insulting the victim, a systematic process tha...

Mark as Played

Often times, it can be difficult to strike a positive relationship with money. You may believe once you have an enormous amount of it, all your problems will be solved. But, in most cases, that's simply not the case. 

You may feel a sense of responsibility to help everyone around you because you have the means to do so. And while being charitable has its advantages, it's important not to let your generosity put y...

Mark as Played

In every aspect of life, being authentic is the only way to fly. If you try to fake it, put on a facade, or carbon copy exactly what others are doing, you put distance between yourself and who you really are.

It may seem like a better choice to project a false image to the world in hopes of attracting new clients, new relationships, and new opportunities. But in the long run, it takes MUCH more effort to keep that act runn...

Mark as Played

Stress is inevitable. Especially in the workplace. At some point, it's going to creep into your life and it's important to recognize the signs early and manage stress levels so they don't overtake your day-to-day activities.

If you've been feeling overwhelmed by stress in your work environment, you've found this podcast at just the right time!

In Season 2 Episode 8 of Stuff My Therapist Sa...

Mark as Played

Self-limiting beliefs are false theories that prevent you from pursuing goals and desires. They keep you from doing important personal and professional initiatives, such as applying for your dream job, finding the relationship you want, or the leaving the one you don't. These beliefs also keep you from doing unimportant things, like going to a concert by yourself or having a naked dance party.

Common self-limiting bel...

Mark as Played
November 22, 2022 32 mins

Anxiety can have a major toll on your day-to-day life. Even the most routine task can go awry if you're plagued with the overwhelming feelings of stress, worry, and fear that fuel anxiety and throw you off course.

Fortunately, we've got some solutions for you!

On Season 2 Episode 6 of Stuff My Therapist Says, Sara Makin and Makin Wellness outpatient counselor and clinical support specialist Randy Potter ...

Mark as Played

Grief is a deep emotion that occurs as a response to the loss of a loved one we shared a bond or affection with. The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the lives of people around the world, leading many to seek and obtain help to cope with the rollercoaster of emotions they experienced through unpredictable times. 

The stages of grief is a model that exemplifies a series of emotions you go through as you deal wi...

Mark as Played

The 5 Love Languages are five very different ways of expressing and receiving love. Because we are all individuals and communicate differently, the way we express and receive acts of love can vary.

The myriad of interpretations that result can sometimes lead to conflict in our relationships, but having clarity on the 5 Love Languages can help those types of miscommunication be avoided

On Season 2, Episode 4 of St...

Mark as Played

Your identity plays a critical role in how you think, how you feel, and how you behave. If you wrestle with who you are and what you stand for, those feelings of doubt and confusion can have a significant impact on your overall mental health and well being.

On Season 2 Episode 2 of Stuff My Therapist Says, Sara Makin is joined by Makin Wellness  outpatient therapist Kelsey George for an in-depth conversation about the vari...

Mark as Played

Social media has become a staple of our everyday lives. It's how we stay up to date with current events. It's how we connect with loved ones. It's how we communicate with our customers.

The numerous social media platforms found across the World Wide Web offer an array of positive well as some negatives. In order to accentuate the positives and stave off the negatives, it's important to str...

Mark as Played
October 18, 2022 2 mins

The wait is over! Season 2 of Stuff My Therapist Says (formerly known as The Makin Wellness Podcast) is here and ready for you to consume.

I am thrilled to join forces with my team at Makin Wellness to bring you eight powerful new episodes this season! Hit play on this episode and discover what you'll learn throughout Season 2, as well as why we decided to change the name of the podcast after the first season.

Mark as Played

As school gets back into swing every Fall, one of the biggest issues children of all ages face is bullying. As the Internet has grown and become a necessity in our everyday lives, cyberbullying has become much more prevalent and its impact reaches to both children and adults. It's an unfortunate epidemic that has traumatic effects on those being bullied, causing severe mental health issues, depression, suicide, and more.

Mark as Played

Popular Podcasts

    "McCartney: A Life in Lyrics" offers listeners the opportunity to sit in on conversations between Paul McCartney and poet Paul Muldoon dissecting the people, experiences, and art that inspired McCartney’s songwriting. These conversations were held during the past several years as the two collaborated on the best selling book, “The Lyrics: 1965 to Present.” Over two seasons and 24 episodes of “McCartney: A Life in Lyrics”, you’ll hear a combination master class, memoir, and improvised journey with one of the most beloved figures in popular music. Each episode focuses on one song from McCartney’s iconic catalog – spanning early Beatles through his solo work. Season 1 premieres on October 4th. “McCartney: A Life in Lyrics” is a co-production between iHeart Media, MPL and Pushkin Industries. Cover Portrait © 1967 Paul McCartney / Photographer: Linda McCartney

    Dateline NBC

    Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.

    Crime Junkie

    If you can never get enough true crime... Congratulations, you’ve found your people.

    Stuff You Should Know

    If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks, then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.


    Unforgettable true crime mysteries, exclusive newsmaker interviews, hard-hitting investigative reports and in-depth coverage of high profile stories.

Advertise With Us
Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeart App.


© 2023 iHeartMedia, Inc.