The Savvy Psychologist's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Mental Health

The Savvy Psychologist's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Mental Health

Welcome to psychology for the rest of us. Host Dr. Monica Johnson takes the science of psychology and makes it both entertaining and relatable. Using a sympathetic ear and evidence-based research, she explains the ‘why’ behind emotions like joy, anger, fear, trust, and anxiety, and helps you better understand the relationships you form with your friends, family, coworkers, and yourself. Seeking a healthier emotional life? It’s time to bring a trained psychologist and mental health expert along for the ride.

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August 19, 2022 12 min

Whether you’re dealing with trauma or the day-to-day grind, these internal and external resources can help.

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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Do you have moments where you are as cool as a cucumber, some in which you’re as hot as a Carolina Reaper, and others where you feel the calm of a person who finally has their shiitake together? This week, we're going to explore the 3 states of mind and how they affect your life.

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If you're the parent of a kid who is transgender or non-binary, or you just know a kid who is gender diverse, this episode is full of helpful tips on how to be supportive.  If you enjoy this episode, you can get more parenting tips from Project Parenthood, another great podcast here on Quick and Dirty Tips.

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    July 22, 2022 11 min

    Spoiler alert: you’re about to find out that the latest dieting trend has been secretly undermining you this whole time.

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    July 15, 2022 14 min

    Do you have adult ADHD, or suspect that you might? In this follow-up to last week’s episode, we explore 12 techniques that can help improve executive skills that are affected by ADHD.

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    July 8, 2022 8 min

    ADHD doesn’t stop making your life difficult just because you’ve grown up. Here are 12 ways ADHD can get in your way.

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    Last week, we gave you broad information about substance use and factors related to your biology and family history that leave you at risk for addiction. This week, I’m going to talk more specifically and clinically about 4 legal substances and their effects on you.

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    With the additional stress from the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more people have turned to substances to help cope with their emotions. Are you concerned about your substance use, or wondering if you're at risk for addiction? In this episode, we discuss how substance use affects you so that you can make informed decisions and seek help if necessary.

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    Are you struggling to increase the intimacy in your relationship? Do you feel like all types of touch eventually have to lead to sex? Dr. Monica Johnson lays out five different types of touch that can help you engage with your partner.

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    June 10, 2022 11 min

    It can be daunting to learn how to become an ally to minority groups, but in this episode, the Savvy Psychologist shows you that all you need is a little H.E.A.R.T.

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    Are you struggling to find the right therapist? How do you know if your therapist is right for you? Here are five things to keep in mind as you seek therapy.

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    May 27, 2022 10 min

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

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    May 20, 2022 14 min

    Somewhere in the rows and rows of office cubicles that make up the emotional business of our brains, there’s one employee hellbent on burning the whole place down. Her name…is childhood. Is it possible to pry ourselves from her fiery grasp? Or are we destined to live with one hand on the fire extinguisher?

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    Are you in a brain fog from too many decisions? Here are 5 tips for combating decision fatigue.

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    Have trouble coping with your emotions? Here are 5 factors that get in your way and make regulating your emotions harder.

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    April 28, 2022 11 min

    Emotions—what are they good for? Today we're going to talk about what functions emotions serve and how to use them as tools in our everyday lives.

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    Is your life totally disorganized and chaotic? A healthy routine may be the starting point you need to discover deeper problems. In this episode, Dr. Monica Johnson looks at how to build out a schedule for yourself.

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    Have you wanted to get mental health treatment, but run into barriers that you couldn’t overcome? In this episode, Dr. Monica Johnson answers some of the questions and concerns she's gotten from listeners about finding mental health treatment, including:

  • Do I really need mental health treatment?
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    April 7, 2022 10 min

    Do you have a vagina and have suffered from pain during sex? Did you think you were the only one and were afraid to talk about it? It’s time to get quick and dirty tips about vaginal pain.

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