Savvy Psychologist

Savvy Psychologist

Seeking a healthier emotional life? It’s time to bring a trained psychologist and mental health expert along for the ride. Dr. Monica Johnson explains the why behind complex emotions, helps you form better relationships, and guides you down the path of self-understanding.

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April 17, 2024 9 mins

Part 2 of our series on "Early Maladaptive Schemas" or EMS.

Savvy Psychologist is hosted by Dr. Monica Johnson. A transcript is available at Simplecast.

Have a mental health question? Email us at psychologist@quickanddirtytips.com or leave a voicemail at 929-256-2191. 

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Part 1 of our episode on "Early Maladaptive Schemas" or EMS.

Savvy Psychologist is hosted by Dr. Monica Johnson. A transcript is available at Simplecast.

Have a mental health question? Email us at psychologist@quickanddirtytips.com or leave a voicemail at 929-256-2191. 

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In this episode, Dr. Monica Johnson unpacks the different types of boredom, from the relaxed detachment of indifferent boredom to the restless uncertainty of calibrating boredom.

Savvy Psychologist is hosted by Dr. Monica Johnson. A transcript is available at Simplecast.

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Narcissistic personality disorder often shows up in pop culture, but it’s widely misunderstood. Here’s why not every jerk you come across can be called a narcissist.

Savvy Psychologist is hosted by Dr. Monica Johnson. A transcript is available at Simplecast.

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March 20, 2024 9 mins

Bipolar disorder often shows up in pop culture, but it’s widely misunderstood. Here are some facts about how bipolar disorder works.

Savvy Psychologist is hosted by Dr. Monica Johnson. A transcript is available at Simplecast.

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Here are two ways that hyper-independence may show up in yourself or others.

Savvy Psychologist is hosted by Dr. Monica Johnson. A transcript is available at Simplecast.

Have a mental health question? Email us at psychologist@quickanddirtytips.com or leave a voicemail at 929-256-2191. 

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OCD often shows up in pop culture, but it’s widely misunderstood. Here are some facts about how OCD works.

Savvy Psychologist is hosted by Dr. Monica Johnson. A transcript is available at Simplecast.

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February 28, 2024 7 mins

Are you sick of getting stuck in the what-ifs? When your brain goes to every possible scenario there are ways to pull out of it. Here are the ways to stop the what if game. 

Savvy Psychologist is hosted by Dr. Monica Johnson. A transcript is available at Simplecast.

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February 21, 2024 14 mins

As election season approaches, I address how to manage your own political anxiety and have effective communication with others in the process.

Savvy Psychologist is hosted by Dr. Monica Johnson. A transcript is available at Simplecast.

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How to cope with rejection and a few benefits of doing the hard work.

Savvy Psychologist is hosted by Dr. Monica Johnson. A transcript is available at Simplecast.

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February 9, 2024 14 mins

How to find meaning despite not having perfect circumstances.

Savvy Psychologist is hosted by Dr. Monica Johnson. A transcript is available at Simplecast.

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There are so many things happening in the world that are potentially triggering for folks. On this episode of the Savvy Psychologist you will learn how to handle your emotional triggers through a useful acronym that will EMPOWER you to cope in a healthy way. 

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January 26, 2024 11 mins

A follow up to last week’s episode on the “Build Mastery” skill.

Savvy Psychologist is hosted by Dr. Monica Johnson. A transcript is available at Simplecast.

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How to develop the Build Mastery skill with any task in order to accomplish goals and improve your mental wellbeing.

Savvy Psychologist is hosted by Dr. Monica Johnson. A transcript is available at Simplecast.

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January 12, 2024 13 mins

An overview of BDD (Body Dysmorphic Disorder) and how social media can impact it.

Savvy Psychologist is hosted by Dr. Monica Johnson. A transcript is available at Simplecast.

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What are the different types of Motivation and what are some tips and strategies for how best to stay motivated?

Savvy Psychologist is hosted by Dr. Monica Johnson. A transcript is available at Simplecast.

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December 29, 2023 11 mins

Just like your bank account, your mental health fluctuates depending on what you put into it--and what you take out. In this episode of Savvy Psychologist, Dr. Monica Johnson will teach you how to invest in your personal mental health bank.

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December 22, 2023 10 mins

Do you struggle with staying in the present moment? Here are 5 tips for enjoying the here and now!

Savvy Psychologist is hosted by Dr. Monica Johnson. A transcript is available at Simplecast.

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In this episode, we dig into what loneliness really is, how it can impact your mental health, and a few tips on how best to combat it. 

Savvy Psychologist is hosted by Dr. Monica Johnson. A transcript is available at Simplecast.

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Do you find that your mind wanders all the time, that you have trouble focusing, or that people tell you all the time that you are in lala land? You might be thinking—yes, that’s why I am trying to get an ADHD diagnosis right now! Well, it may not be ADHD or any diagnosable mental health disorder at all. Today, I’m going to let you know about the default mode network (DMN) and how it relates to distractibility and a few quick and d...

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