Therapy Roulette

Therapy Roulette

Therapy Roulette: Consent to Vent is a mental health and comedy podcast where we encourage you to laugh about the bad sh*t. We're on a mission to destigmatize mental health and help listeners cope. Hosted by Michele Baci, a stand-up comic and writer, guests vent and spin a roulette wheel to provide insight on random lifestyle questions.

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August 26, 2022 68 min

Michele (@michelebacicomedy) is going on hiatus from the pod to focus on stand-up and real life! This week’s guest is podcaster and comedian Meryl Klemow (@merylklemow), who shares her experience of working alongside a comedy podcast co-host, the advantages to embracing anxiety, her early experience of panic attacks, and learning to be less hard on yourself. The ladies discuss setting and maintaining boundaries, evaluate ho...

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Michele (@michelebacicomedy) shares stories from New York, including watching an alien rom-com and attending her sister’s bachelorette party. 

This week’s guest is actress, stage manager and screenwriter, Alexis Salem, who opens up about the difficulty of her current living situation between caretaking for a relative and driving around LA for work and school. The ladies discuss the complexities of the entertainment biz, includin...

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This week, Michele (@michelebacicomedy) is visiting her family in Long Island and removing some emotional baggage. This week’s guest is environmentalist and graduate student studying marriage and family therapy, Larisa Southerland (@sustainablylarisa). She tells us how she started her therapy journey after her mom called her out for some bitchy behavior. The ladies discuss coping with depression and what happens when a ther...

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Michele (@michelebacicomedy) is traveling to the East Coast, visiting Boston, and hiding in the forest. This week’s guest is stand-up comic and storyteller Gabe Mollica (@GabeMollica). They talk about rebelling against the TikTok algorithm, kicking drunk audience members out of a show, hosting vs. featuring, comedy goals, and the frustrations of American healthcare. Gabe shares his process of working on a solo show about ma...

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These days, Michele (@michelebacicomedy) is acting a little selfish and scheduling time for herself. She mentions The Power of Habit and her book club failure.

This week’s guests include Jon Garner, mycologist, lab technician, and educator (@the_meddlingmushroom) and Christine Garner, hair styling professional and business owner of @theGratefullHead. This episode is co-hosted by Michele’s partner, Joseph, engineer and wo...

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Michele (@michelebacicomedy) is back from vacation and apologizes for going MIA. She shares about her experience at the music festival Lightning in a Bottle, including maintaining uncomfortable eye contact during yoga, deep conversations with a hippie, a near catastrophe from dry ice, epiphanies while dancing, the saving grace of a saltine, playing Frick Frack Blackjack, and the sheer bliss of turning off your phone and being p...

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April 28, 2022 68 min

Michele (@michelebacicomedy) is beat up from her outdoor adventures. This week’s guest is LA stand-up comic Oliva Hill (@freesampleolivia). The ladies commiserate with Van Gogh and discuss Instagram museums. Olivia talks about sobriety, the open mic phenomenon, falling in platonic love with your therapist, the poisonous nature of TikTok, working as a pet sitter, feeding neighborhood cats, and taking up astrology as a hobby.
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Trying to have more fun, Michele (@michelebacicomedy) is learning how to roller skate. This week’s guest is David Khalili (@RouseTherapy) sex therapist and founder of Rouse Relational Wellness. David’s work as a therapist allows people to overcome anxiety in the bedroom. He digs into working through anxiety with a partner, the delicate nature of taking on triads as clients, dropping out of a PhD program, being a fan of ther...

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Michele (@michelebacicomedy) talks about her business trip to Las Vegas and making new work friends out in the wild. This week’s guest is New York standup comic Stan Talouis  (@funnymanstan). They discuss his calm demeanor, the last time he got angry, digging up repressed memories, trying to get validation from your mom, the woes of taking the bus, and how to outsmart a credit score.
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March 11, 2022 20 min

Michele (@michelebacicomedy) talks about maintaining friendships, how much time goes into making a casual friend vs. a close friend, overcoming a fear of phone calls, and how friendships grow more important as we age.
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Welcome to season 2! Michele (@michelebacicomedy) shares some of her goals for the new year, including a yoga challenge and going outside more. This week’s guest is Canadian journalist Ama Scriver, host of the pop culture podcast High Low Brow. Ama spills some hot goss and educates Michele on the Kardashians. She discusses setting boundaries, embracing your chosen family, body acceptance, giving less of a f*ck as you age, and w...

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Michele (@michelebacicomedy) talks about returning to standup comedy and overcoming stage fright. This week’s guest is clinical psychologist, relationship and psychosexual therapist, Dr Amani Zarroug. Dr Zarroug dissects the reality TV show Blue Therapy and the Gottman book Eight Dates. She opens up about the difficulties of conducting couples therapy, as well as being a Libra and having an indecisive nature. She also vents abo...

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Michele (@michelebaci) is celebrating her birthday, BUT ALSO scheduling time to rest. This week’s guest is Eddie Carrillo, licensed therapist and co-host of the Millenium Mental Health Channel. Eddie and Michele discuss how representation leads to normalization, how gen Z is the most empathetic generation yet, the old school (and white) POV in academia, and the drive to improve inclusivity. Eddie opens up about the difficulties...

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Michele (@michelebaci) feels threatened by her dermatologist, but in a good way. This week’s guest is Skyler Glordano, host of the space opera drama Omega Star 7. Skyler shares how his ADHD ties into his creative projects, including podcasting, writing, and music. They discuss the strange joy of starting a podcast in 2020. Skyler shares his experience with Twitch streaming, the pressures of being in a band, manic depression, co...

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Michele (@michelebaci) shares an update on her new therapist and how she’s binging the dramedy This Way Up. This week’s guest is musician, mom, and dungeon master, Melissa Lusk (@melissajlusk). Melissa shares her experiences of coming out as bisexual as an adult, her recent trauma of a miscarriage, balancing motherhood. and exactly how much it costs to have a baby. She also explains the allure of RPGs such as Dungeon & ...

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It’s the one-year anniversary of Therapy Roulette! Michele (@michelebacicomedy) shares that she’s found not only a new therapist, but also a new doctor! This week’s guest is couples therapist, Paige Bond, LMFT. She explains the power behind the WAIT acronym, different attachment styles, and how her work as a therapist influences her relationship. She tells us about her ADHD diagnosis as an adult and how she manages it. Paige al...

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Michele (@michelebacicomedy) tells us about seeing Joe Rogan live. She talks to host of @ambitionradiopodcast Chris Tondevold, who opens up about seeking help for depression and realizing he needed therapy and medication. Chris shares a vulnerable story about regaining consciousness in the middle of a suicide attempt. He talks about the importance of finding people who are supportive when you’re getting sober and cutting pe...

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September 2, 2021 26 min

Today’s guest is Michele’s partner, Joseph, a civil engineer and woodworker. They talk about how goddamn tired they are between DIY home improvement projects, painting rooms, learning feng shui,­­ and living like absolute slobs. They discuss reaching a breaking point with stress levels, admit there’s too much chaos, and that they’ve been neglecting their health. They talk about Ted Lasso, Rick and Morty, and Final Space. Joseph tel...

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Michele (@michelebaci) catches up with writer, comedian and actor Sophie Spiers (@sophiespierscomedy). Sophie tells us how she first started therapy when she moved to Los Angeles, opens up about her experience with panic attacks, the wonders of medication, talk therapy, and learning how her body reacts to anxiety. She explains her motivation for doing standup, why she’s totally fine with bombing on stage, creating outrageou...

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August 5, 2021 14 min

Michele (@michelebaci) has moved into her new house and it’s been a MESSY process. She shares an article about introverts with “rainforest minds,” which can refer to people with so many interests that they have trouble focusing on just one at a time. She tells a story about writing on her lunch break and trying to carve out a window of alone time every day.

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