The Dr. Sylvia K Show

The Dr. Sylvia K Show

The Dr. Sylvia K Show is where mindfulness meets brain science with a dash of spirituality. This podcast is all about igniting the fire of possibility and self-awareness so that true change and healing can happen. Dr. Sylvia K is a Ph.D. level therapist with a zest for well-being and discovering your inner spark. She's worked with all kinds of clients from celebrities to your next door neighbor - women, men, and teens who have spent a lot of time feeling anxious, lonely, and stuck. Dr. Sylvia's mission is to show each listener what’s truly possible. If you’re ready to move past self-limiting beliefs and live a better life,—with more meaning, more connection, and more confidence... This podcast is for you!


December 4, 2023 56 mins

In this intimate episode, we delve into the intricate world of storytelling, guided by the insightful and multi-talented Kristen McGuiness. From her early days at Shakespeare & Co. in New York to becoming a revered author, editor, and publisher, Kristen's journey is a testament to the power of narrative in our lives.

The Power of Story:
Kristen shares her deep-seated passion for storytelling, tracing it back to her chil...

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Are you or someone you know struggling with OCD or anxiety? 

In this episode, I sit down with Madina Alam, M.A., LMHC, a licensed mental health counselor and certified yoga instructor, who specializes in treating OCD and anxiety.

Madina is also the Director of Operations at NOCD, a company dedicated to treating individuals with OCD using exposure response prevention (ERP), a research-backed type of treatment.

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It's been a roller coaster of emotions for me since I've last posted a podcast episode.
When they say "Life happens," it’s no joke- there's been a  lot of life and death that has  happened in my world.

From moving homes and offices in Miami of 2022, to suddenly loosing my mother-in-law  in February of 2023, to then moving continents from the US to Switzerland with my family in July of 2023-  le...

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November 28, 2022 41 mins

Being a sensitive person can feel like both a strength and a weakness at times.

Dr. Elaine Aron, a clinical psychologist and expert on high-sensitivity defines high sensitivity’s characteristics as a more elaborate depth of processing, easy overstimulation, emotional responsiveness, acute awareness of stimulations, and empathy.

In this episode, I speak with Mitali Sankhe- a college professor at Mumbai University a...

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Meet Kristen D. Boice, a  psychotherapist who has spent the last 18+ helping people build or rebuild healthy relationships, make life transitions, navigate grief, and deal with the hard stuff life throws at us.

Kristen is all about helping  you process the past, accept yourself, and live more fully (and joyfully) in who you are—because sometimes that’s the hardest thing of all to do.

Think about it. Many of us are so l...

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In this week’s episode of The Dr. Sylvia K Show, we want to talk to you about healing through creativity and the power of giving yourself permission to play.

Meet Lisa A. Kramer, MFA, Ph.D, theatre artist, educator, author, and activist. She is woman of many creative talents and wisdom that she graciously shares with us. In this episode,  you will hear Dr. Kramer talk about the magic of exploring creativity beyond our limited belief...

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Water can teach us a lot about change and transformation- something we often resist as humans.

Speaking with the talented Author and Founder of Ripple Press, LLC, Jayshree L Patel  gave me so much insight on how water and nature can truly be one of our greatest teachers.

If you have ever felt "lost" or "stuck" on your journey, this is a must listen episode.

Jayshree will inspire and ...

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It's seems like the majority of us have fallen right back into our patterns of "busy-ness" or chasing something.  

Some of us are chasing our dreams, our future selves, or even the idea of a partner that can somehow fill the void of "not enough-ness." The idea that we are not enough, creates a deep sense of wounding within our psyche. 

What is the cure for this endless cycle of chasing and...

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March 1, 2022 81 mins

This is not a light topic or a short podcast episode. In 1 hour and 19 minutes, Mikah and I get personal and have a lengthy conversation about the intricacies of loneliness,  Generation Z,  and narcissistic fathers.

Mikah is the host of the Podcast Exploring w/  Mikah, a home for those on their Self-Growth Journey to Inner Peace & Love life. His purpose for his podcast and Instagram account is to provide support and gu...

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In episode 2 of season 2, you will meet Anne Riesling,  a female entrepreneur, athlete, people lover, finance geek and social media strategist. 

Anne and I have a heart to heart conversation about the power of human connection, conquering fear, the journey and action steps towards believing in yourself, and the tools that we use to manifest the things that light us up. 

Believing in yourself is not always an "...

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January 7, 2022 16 mins

Hi there! 

I’m back with a new podcast season and brief episode to kick off January. 

In episode 18, on The Dr. Sylvia K Show Podcast, I talk about utilizing your value system to help you create new behaviors that will support both a mental and physical detox. 

For me , values, refer to what’s most important to you in your life right now. 

When you start to use your own personal values as guide posts for decision-making you can realign...

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December 1, 2021 30 mins

Loneliness is a real thing. 

And it’s a growing public health concern worldwide. 

According to a global survey, about 33 percent of adults experienced feelings of loneliness worldwide

A new survey from Ipsos shows how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected mental wellbeing, community support, and loneliness around the world.

  • Globally, two in five people (41%) report becoming lonelier over the last 6 months, while one in five (19%) ha...
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November 9, 2021 56 mins

In episode 15, on The Dr. Sylvia K Show Podcast, London Papamichael,  creator of BODY BY LONDON defines "relentless bravado" and shares  raw, honest, and inspiring stories. 

If you’ve ever experienced setbacks in your life or have felt discouraged from believing in yourself - this is a MUST LISTEN episode. 

Maybe you don’t even know “how” to believe in yourself or what that can look like. Don’t worry, London Papamichael wil...

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Episode 14 captures an engaging and soulful chat with guest speaker Mark Thomas. @markthomas_itstartswithyou 

Mark shares a little bit about his life story including growing pains, divorce, overcoming addiction, break throughs, choosing sobriety and wellness, loneliness,  and transformation.  Listen all the way through to hear more about Mark’s experience of getting in touch with his own loneliness and making life changin...

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Episode 13 with CNN senior writer, Lisa Respers France, is truly a dream come true. Lisa gifts us with her humor, personal stories, and powerful messages--reminding us of things that matter most. 

In this episode, Lisa graciously shares her story of grief over losing her beloved father to Covid and the impact that it had on her health journey. 

With her tender stories, ability to make others laugh, and strong wit, Lisa expresses her ...

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Episode 12 is about the Internal Family Systems psychotherapy model that is powerfully transformative. This model of therapy highlights that our "inner parts" contain valuable qualities and our core Self knows how to heal, allowing us to become integrated and whole. 

In this episode you’ll learn more about : 

  • How parts of ourselves learn to adapt and react to certain environments to survive. 
  • How certain behavi...
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Episode 11 with Scott Tatum, nomad, hiker, explorer and founder of @ucanoutdoors is like going on an adventurous hiking trail with hills, curves, switchbacks, and awesome discovery. 

In this podcast interview, Scott shares his story and "history" candidly. From being the son of a therapist who was working through her own childhood trauma, to being the son of an alcoholic father, to helping youth in various therap...

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October 6, 2021 46 mins

This episode, by far, is one of the most powerful and moving podcast interviews I've ever done. That's the gift you're presented with when you get to speak to Vasavi - the real power of being authentically yourself  shows up. 

In this episode, Vasavi shares with us how she speaks to her inner child, aka her "daughter," and tells  real life stories and experiences that demonstrate how healing  can ...

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The word co-dependency has often gotten a bad rap and can bring up different reactions in people. In episode 9, therapist and relationship expert Jessica Baum, LMHC deconstructs attachment styles and humanizes the "C" words: co-dependency and connection.

Listen all the way through to hear Jessica's powerful closing message that just might revolutionize the way we think about relationships and healing.

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