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"A perversely safe place in which he and his guests talk about their fears, addictions and traumatic childhoods." - NY Times "Normalizes what so many others feel but have been too fearful or ashamed to express...remarkable" - Psychology Today "A vital, compassionate gem that fills a desperate and under-addressed need in our society." - Esquire "Gilmartin makes a conscious effort to explore stories that aren’t black and white" - Slate Magazine "Praised by listeners all over the world" - Atlantic Monthly www.mentalpod.com mentalpod@gmail.com

"A perversely safe place in which he and his guests talk about their fears, addictions and traumatic childhoods." - NY Times "Normalizes what so many others feel but have been too fearful or ashamed to express...remarkable" - Psychology Today "A vital, compassionate gem that fills a desperate and under-addressed need in our society." - Esquire "Gilmartin makes a conscious effort to explore stories that aren’t black and white" - Slate Magazine "Praised by listeners all over the world" - Atlantic Monthly www.mentalpod.com mentalpod@gmail.com

Location:

Los Angeles, CA

Description:

"A perversely safe place in which he and his guests talk about their fears, addictions and traumatic childhoods." - NY Times "Normalizes what so many others feel but have been too fearful or ashamed to express...remarkable" - Psychology Today "A vital, compassionate gem that fills a desperate and under-addressed need in our society." - Esquire "Gilmartin makes a conscious effort to explore stories that aren’t black and white" - Slate Magazine "Praised by listeners all over the world" - Atlantic Monthly www.mentalpod.com mentalpod@gmail.com

Twitter:

@mentalpod

Language:

English

Contact:

818-574-7177


Episodes

#610 Quality & Types of Therapy - Kati Morton LMFT

9/23/2022
Author and LMFT Kati Morton (@KatiMorton) joins Paul for an overview of therapy. She goes over the different types of therapists as well as the therapy modalities and what to expect with each of them. Check out Kati’s YouTube channel and her book Are U Ok? for more. More About Katie: YouTube https://www.youtube.com/katimorton Website www.KatieMorton.com Twitter @KatiMorton Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get 10% off your first month...

Duration:01:16:13

#609 Attacked By Jan 6 Mob - Winston Pingeon

9/16/2022
Former Capitol Police Officer Winston Pingeon opens up about the chaos and the trauma of the insurrection on January 6th, 2021. He also shares his own story of how he became a cop, why he left, and how channeling his inner artist has provided a sort of therapy and even gained him some important recognition. Winston’s website is: https://www.winstonwatercolors.com/ Instagram @WinstonWatercolors Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/WinstonWatercolors Support Our Sponsors! This episode is...

Duration:01:45:31

Introducing - The Loudest Girl in the World Podcast

9/13/2022
From The Loudest Girl in the World: What it Means to be on the Autism Spectrum I'm sharing a special preview of a new podcast, The Loudest Girl in the World. For years, journalist and podcast host Lauren Ober wasn’t all that jazzed about herself. She was always getting in trouble, she had a lot of sensory issues and her anxiety felt off the charts. And then, she found out why — she was autistic. The Loudest Girl in the World tells the story of Lauren’s journey to understand what it means to...

Duration:00:12:21

#608 BiPolar - Kimi Culp

9/9/2022
Kimi Culp is a TV and film producer and the host of the podcast, All The Wiser (@AllTheWiserPod) She opens up about her own bipolar diagnosis as well as her father’s and how being honest and outspoken about having bipolar changed her life in the best way. More About Kimi www.KimiCulp.com www.AllTheWiserPodcast.com www.Twitter.com/AllTheWiserPod www.Instagram.com/AllTheWiserPodcast www.Facebook.com/AllTheWiserPodcast Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online...

Duration:01:21:13

#607 Adoption, Autism, BPD - Lacey

9/2/2022
Lacey was adopted by an emotionally abusive family at the age of two. She shares her experience with that pain as well as how she navigates living with autism, ADHD, and BPD. She also shares her story of life in the military–which included its own trauma. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get 10% off your first month go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental Must be 18. For those under 18 you will be redirected to or can go directly to TeenCounseling...

Duration:01:28:55

#606 Burnout or Depression? Keith Miller LCSW

8/26/2022
Keith Miller is a clinical social worker, author, and podcaster (The Soul of Life Show). He shares about caregiver burnout, identifying depression, the physical aspects of emotions, his focus on DBR therapy, and his life growing up Baptist and eventually leaving the church. More about...

Duration:01:52:25

#605 Anonymous Confessions

8/19/2022
Paul reads surveys filled out by listeners (anonymously) sharing the deepest parts of themselves; their struggles, victories, fears, loves, traumas, kinks, memories, hopes, mistakes and dreams. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get 10% off your first month go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental Must be 18. For those under 18 you will be redirected to or can go directly to TeenCounseling at www.teencounseling.com WAYS TO HELP THE...

Duration:01:15:21

#604 Anxiety & PTSD - Michael Brose

8/12/2022
Michael Brose is a former police officer turned recovery counselor. He’s also one of Paul’s support group friends. He talks about what led him to become a cop, how it magnified his anxiety, hyper-vigilance, and addiction, and how he finally got out. Follow Michael on Instagram at www.Instagram.com/superBrose Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get 10% off your first month go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental Must be 18. For those under 18 you...

Duration:01:49:45

#603 - Bittersweetness - Susan Cain

8/5/2022
Susan Cain is a best-selling author and someone who thinks very deliberately about emotions. She sits down with Paul and shares her journey from attorney to writer and how her appreciation for melancholy turned into her new book, Bittersweet. More About Susan Cain https://www.amazon.com/Bittersweet-Sorrow-Longing-Make-Whole/dp/0451499786 https://susancain.net Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get 10% off your first month go to...

Duration:01:56:20

#602 Best Of - Schizophrenia - Dr Elyn Saks

7/29/2022
Originally aired in 2015. The USC professor of law, psychiatry and psychology (in addition to a PhD in Psychoanalysis) talks about her history of schizophrenia, her multiple hospitalizations and how she has learned to manage it. They also talk about mental health and the law. We will be back with new episodes in August. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get 10% off your first month go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental Must be 18. For those under...

Duration:02:03:15

#601 Best Of - Conflict - Randy Olea

7/22/2022
Originally aired in 2013. A father/brother figure to Paul, the high-school teacher reflects on his Mexican heritage, violent upbringing, tour in Vietnam, stints as a bouncer at a Hell’s Angels bar, and a Club Med guide, his getting “struck sober” and how he has evolved into the man his father never was. We will be back with new episodes in August. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get 10% off your first month go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental...

Duration:02:06:32

#600 Best Of - Baron Vaughn

7/15/2022
Originally aired in 2013, the actor/comedian (Conan, Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central) talks about his struggle to feel “authentically black” without betraying who he is, the state of comedy in the black community, honing his artistic voice, and his nerdish, turbulent childhood especially with his alcoholic mother. More About Baron www.BaronVaughn.com Twitter @BaronVonBlaq Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get 10% off your first month go to...

Duration:02:12:31

#599 Best Of - Pedophile Ring Survivor - Anneke Lucas

7/8/2022
Originally aired in 2015. Sold by her mother to a pedophile ring led by powerful politicians and aristocrats in her native Belgium, Anneke’s story is about more than just survival. She talks about the ways her PTSD affects her life but also about the empathy she learned at a young age that inspires her to teach yoga in prisons, especially fellow survivors of sex-trafficking. Anneke has a book out entitled Quest For Love: Memoir of a Child Sex Slave More about Anneke: website:...

Duration:02:20:47

#598 - Rescuing - Dr. Edward Shahrokh

7/1/2022
Dr. Edward Shahrokh is Paul’s support group friend who also happens to be a psychologist. He studies addiction relapse and is well-versed in the psychology of “rescuers”--particularly because he used to be one himself. To read Dr. Shahrokh’s dissertation click go here https://www.researchgate.net/publication/335060384_THE_EXPERIENCE_OF_RELAPSE_AFTER_LONG-TERM_SOBRIETY_AND_SUBSEQUENT_RETURN_TO_SOBRIETY Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get...

Duration:01:38:10

#597 Mary Mack Live

6/24/2022
Mary Mack (@MaryMackComedy) is a comedian, writer, and actor. Today, she sits down with Paul in an episode that takes place LIVE at Sisyphus Brewing in Minneapolis where she talks about growing up in a very small town and navigating her complicated family when she’s the only one in therapy. More about Mary IG/Twitter @MaryMackComedy Facebook is www.Facebook.com/MaryMackComedy1 www.MaryMackcomedy.com Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get...

Duration:01:33:42

#596 Love Avoidance - Rebecca D

6/17/2022
Rebecca D is a friend from Paul’s support group. She opens up about her experience with covert incest (a father who treated her like his “wingman” when he was dating or weighing a woman’s attractiveness), her love-avoidant behavior, and her addictions to fantasy and marijuana. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get 10% off your first month go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental Must be 18. For those under 18 you will be redirected to or can go...

Duration:01:31:15

#595 Terrorist Attack Girl - Meyli Chapin

6/10/2022
Meyli Chapin (@MeyliChapin) is a terror attack survivor. She shares her vivid recollection of the 17-hour event that changed her life and how PTSD treatment continues to save her. Check out her book, Terrorist Attack Girl, and her PTSD treatment app, Trauma Brace. More About Meyli Instagram: @meylichapin Terrorist Attack Girl book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Terrorist-Attack-Girl-Terrorism-Reconstructed/dp/B09PW8K846 Terrorist Attack Girl audiobook on...

Duration:01:58:07

#594 Concussions - Ethan O'Brien & Dr B

6/3/2022
Dr. Sasha Blaskovich & Ethan O’Brien join Paul to discuss their book Dr. B’s Concussion Breakthrough: Exploring the Hidden Connection to Neck Injuries and a Simple Guide to Naturally Heal Your Brain. They dive deep into the brain—and deep into hockey. More About Our Guests: Ethan O'Brien, CEO @ ConcussionRecoveryKit.com Co-Author of the Amazon Best Seller Dr. B's Concussion Breakthrough Email contact: ethan@concussionrecoverykit.com Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by...

Duration:01:14:54

#593 Repressed Homes - Beth Lapides

5/27/2022
Beth Lapides aka @BethLapides is a writer, a producer, and the creator of UnCabaret–the show that launched the alt comedy revolution. She shares her struggles with growing up in a repressed home and offers deeply insightful advice on how to shift your perspective. More About Beth Her book: So You Need to Decide Amazon Link Follow Beth Twitter: @bethlapides IG: @beth_lapides YouTube: @uncabaret Websites: bethlapides.com | UnCabaret.com Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored...

Duration:01:37:33

#592 BPD & DBT - Jesse Finkelstein

5/20/2022
Jessie Finkelstein, a therapist specializing in Emotional Regulation Disorder (BPD) and DBT therapy, shares his expertise. He is the creator of the online portal TheraHive and The Game of Real Life, both of which help anyone build DBT skills. #BPD #DBT Live MIHH recording in Minneapolis Fri May 20th 8pm at Sisyphus Brewery. For tix or more info go here. https://dojour.us/e/15598 More about Jesse and The Game of Real Life can be found at: www.TalkGood.org Courses in DBT can be found at...

Duration:01:21:42