Soundtracks, Dementia, and Lizzo

May 24, 2021

What a cool episode! I learned alongside my guests when discussing music therapy with Alison Hughey, a board certified music therapist. She discussed the research support for music therapy for a wide variety of people, inclu…

Teens, Screens, and the School Scene

March 16, 2021

I saved a fantastic guest for this season finale! Sarah Allen, a pediatric neuropsychologist, provided incredible information on kids. She took a different route with her degree and provides more holistic and comprehensive c…

Rocket Power, Co-Parenting, Flooding, and All Things Couples

March 2, 2021

Jordan Hobbs Park, a licensed marriage and family therapy candidate, joined me for some helpful couples information and a ton of laughs. We discussed attachments, bad marriage advice, how to overcome feeling overwhelmed when…

Gut Health Pt. 2: Functional Medicine, Supplements, and Poop

Feb. 17, 2021

This week I met with Kylie Burton, a functional medicine provider, to continue the conversation about gut health. Her unique approach consists of pursuing the answer to "why" people are having various health issues, includin…

Part One: Guts, Butts, and Schitts Creek

Feb. 2, 2021

This is part 1 of the gut health episodes! I learned all about the gut microbiome with Mack Bozman, a current medical student hoping to become a gastroenterologist in the future. We discuss diet, the amazing ways the the gut…

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Sex Swings and Butt Things

Jan. 19, 2021

I reunited with the Tori's for my 10th episode! We expanded on our first episode and covered more in-depth topics, such as BDSM, sexual dysfunction, anal sex, the controversy surrounding sex/porn addiction, and the elusive G…

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The Rubik's Cube of Psych Issues in Law Enforcement

Jan. 6, 2021

I met with Patalie Nortman (yes, that's the best pseudonym you've ever heard) to discuss her role working both with law enforcement and members of the community who interact with law enforcement. We attempt to cover a lot of…

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Marshmallows and Clickbait Alarms

Dec. 17, 2020

This is another solo episode! I review The Social Dilemma from a counseling psychologist's perspective, giving a summary of the documentary and incorporating research on body image, collective coping, social media addiction,…

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Geeks and Grief

Dec. 5, 2020

Join me for this fun episode, where I met with Colton Brown to talk about using nerd culture in therapy and grief therapy! We had a ton of laughs while also covering some heavy topics. We also answered a listener's question …

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Walk-Me-Downs, Attorneys, Drake, and the Immigrant Paradox

Nov. 20, 2020

Karmel Keeton, a recent law school grad, joined me to dish about grad school stress, stressors that attorneys (and soon-to-be-attorneys) face, migrants, and expungements. We shared memories that, coincidentally, involve alco…

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Two Tori's and a Threesome

Nov. 10, 2020

I sat down with two sex therapists to discuss, you guessed it, sex! We covered a variety of topics, including consensual non-monogamy (also open relationships and polyamory), jealousy, pornography, boundaries, and kink play.…

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Chronic Illness, the Medical Field, and Mutants

Oct. 28, 2020

Join me on this solo episode, where I discuss the interaction between chronic illness, the medical field, and real-life mutants. I disclose a rare personal journey to find the right diagnosis and my own experiences working a…

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The Justice System 101 and Apparently Cannibalism

Oct. 16, 2020

This episode I met with Breanta Boss, a law student in her final year, who hopes to become a criminal defense attorney. We talk about the basics of the criminal justice system, her experience as a Black woman in law school, …

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Therapy, Biases, and...Toilet Paper?

Oct. 14, 2020

This episode I met with Dr. Alexa Barnes to compare traditional therapy with holistic therapy. I also discuss my own biases about therapy, The Office, and the correct way to put toilet paper on the roll (I still actually don…

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But Why Another Podcast?

Sept. 17, 2020

Come with me on an adventure where we look at different topics within the scope of research, "experts", and how our own brains trick us. This is an introduction to what you can expect, including entertaining stories.