Don't Go There
By Dr. Brenda Gesell
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Welcome to the Don't Go There podcast. We are four psychotherapists going toward mental health issues that aren't often discussed. And our podcast may go to psychological places that are both scary and exciting. We hope to inspire authenticity and vulnerability. We want to go there. And we hope you go there with us!
||ExplicitWhat does our culture expect of husbands?||What does culture expect of husbands? Why do men have difficulty emotionally connecting to their spouses? In this episode, we interview Quentin Hafner, a clinician in Newport Beach, California who specializes in couples psychotherapy. Join us as we...||2/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTo eat or not to eat?||The way we use food is often an attempt to solve or avoid an internal problem. Eating or not eating is rarely just about physical hunger in our culture. In this podcast, we will discuss how we all have a connection or a relationship with food that is...||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLoneliness: friend or foe?||In a survey published by the AARP in 2010, slightly more than one out of three adults aged 45 and over reported feeling chronically lonely. In 2017, the Office for National Statistics found that young people aged 16-24 experienced feelings of...||4/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhy can’t men keep it in their pants?||In recent news, dozens of famous and powerful men have been accused of sexual assault. The allegations, investigations and formal apologies seem endless. Many men are being held accountable for their sexual misconduct for the first time; politicians...||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIs social media bad for your mental health?||Scholarly research shows that social media is bad for your mental health. Young adults who use Instagram more than two hours a day display symptoms of anxiety, depression, loneliness and poor body image. If you are using multiple platforms of social...||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat the hell is forgiveness?||Forgiveness is a virtue repeatedly praised by philosophers, theologians and psychotherapists. The act of forgiving, however, is often confusing and painful - and at times it can feel disingenuous. Join us as we discuss the complex concept and process...||9/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDoes having children or being child-free make you happier?||A 2013 Time magazine cover shows a couple lying on the beach and reads, “The Childfree Life: When having it all means not having children.” This is one of many magazines and research articles that suggest people without kids are happier. This...||6/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIs there value in depression?||Depression may often have something significant to tell you if you are willing to listen. Though painful and scary, dark feelings often have profound value. Sometimes depressive feelings are inviting you to mourn repressed grief. Other times, symptoms..||6/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
I love listening to these ladies share their life experiences and discuss their views on some really tough topics. Gives me lots to think about. Please keep making more!
Provocative and Insightful
This is a great podcast for laypersons and professionals alike. It has helped me as a psychotherapist and in my own personal life. A must listen!
The real deal
These women are amazing. Their conversations on hard topics reframe the feelings and experiences that come up during periods of decison-making and struggle in such an honest and grounded way. What makes them great to listen to is that they're so relateable—they not only share their professional perspectives, but also their personal experiences. There are so many take-aways for living authentically and vulnerably, without an ounce of judgement, whether you're another therapist or someone simply walking your own path of self-discovery and healing. Listen to an episode and check it out for yoruself—you won't regret it!
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