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Whenever you are struggling with mental health issues, the best thing you can do is to talk to a therapist. The therapists help you learn new skills and coping techniques that are important for recovering from mental illness. However, sometimes you need motivation or a positive message. Here is an article about how a therapy podcast can help you. These therapy podcasts make you believe that you are not alone suffering from mental illness. The therapy podcasts by the skilled professionals or the people struggling with the challenges give you the much-needed positivity. If you are looking for podcasts to listen to, here are the top 10 therapy podcasts you need to hear.

 

1. The Mental Illness Happy Hour 

There are several episodes of The Mental Illness Happy Hour. Each episode talks about mental health issues. Every week there is a new episode featuring doctors, artists, comedians, and others. The podcast explores topics such as trauma, addiction, and the impact of negative thinking. Paul Gilmartin is the host of The Mental Illness Happy Hour. Some of the topics included in the podcasts are

  • How to Deal with Addicts with Dr. Cali Estes
  • Trust Issues, Suicidal Ideation, Food & Self Care with Leo Flowers
  • Dealing with Hopelessness with Psychiatrist Dr. Christine Moutier
  • Our Inner Critic with Cartoonist Lucy Bellwood

 

2. The Hilarious World Of Depression

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As the name suggests, the podcast is full of conversations with comedians who have dealt with depression. The Hilarious World Of Depression has some great discussions that will benefit you. The podcast takes you to the fun rides and makes you realize that you are not alone in the fight with depression. John Moe, a veteran humorist host this podcast. Some of the popular podcast titles are

  • Highlights From A Hilarious Night of Depression
  • How to Get Help
  • The Holiday Coping Mechanism Spectacular
  • Your Amazing Therapeutic Jukebox
  • Just The Funny Parts
  • Scott Thompson Keeps Getting Back Up Again

 

3. Mentally Yours

Everyone in their life struggles with mental health-related issues from time to time. The podcast ‘Mentally Yours’ takes a lighter mental health approach, so it is easier to address and less severe. Some of the podcast topics of Mentally Yours include

  • Dealing with Dad’s
  • Medication: The Side Effects
  • Living with Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Anxiety Recovery
  • How To Boost Your Mood
  • Phone A Friend

 

4. Therapy Chat

Laura Reagan, a Psychotherapist, Certified Daring Way Facilitator, and Burnout Prevention Consultant hosts this podcast. In this podcast, she interviews guests and other therapists to discuss therapy approaches and what they use in their lives to avoid burnout. They differ on the topics like mindfulness, trauma, holistic therapies, Sensorimotor, and Psychotherapy. Some of the topics this podcast covers are

  • A Holistic Approach to Mindful Recovery
  • What Parents Need to Know About Play Therapy
  • Eating Right to Feel Good – Nutrition & Mood with Dr. Leslie Korn
  • Effects of Childhood Traumatic Stress on Physical & Mental Health

 

5. Celeste, The Therapist

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Celeste Viciere, a licensed mental health clinician and cognitive-behavioral therapist host this podcast. The podcast helps you to break any negative thought cycles and overcome the issues. Celeste interviews professions from different industries in each podcast. Some of the topics in this therapy podcast include

  • How Do I Find Motivation
  • Winning the War Against Your Mind
  • Be Like a Tree and Let the Dead Leaves Drop
  • How Do I Find Motivation

 

6. Happier

Gretchen Rubin is an author of books The Happiness Project, The Four Tendencies, and Better Than Before, among others. She always looks for ways to make life productive, healthier, better, and happier. She shares tips on adding happiness to your life and provides advice that is easy to follow. Some of the podcasts of Gretchen Rubin are

  • Put a Band-Aid On It, Consider “Me Time Tuesday,” and How to Persuade a Reluctant Spouse to Do More Work
  • Beware the “Endowment Effect” When Clearing Clutter and a Deep Dive into One-Word Themes
  • Spend Time Individually with Family Members, an Ice Cube Hack, and Obligers’ Relationships to Accountability and Possessions
  • Design Your Own Happiness Project, The Challenge of Giving Gifts, and Using the 5-Second Rule

 

7. The Struggle Bus

Katharine Heller and Sally Tamarkin co-host the podcast The Struggle Bus. In each episode of this podcast, they answer the questions from the listeners. It is not a hardcore mental health and psychology podcast; instead, it reminds you that you are not alone and everyone experiences issues in their life. They talk on the topics like love, work, family, and mental health. Some of the topics they have covered include

  • Freudian Slip’ n Slide (with a discussion on what to do when your therapist goes away)
  • Sob Your Way to Your Therapist
  • Don’t Ride the Cyclone, Eat Fruit, and Dance (with tips on how to open up to people)
  • Learning to Learn

 

8. Therapist Uncensored

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Dr. Ann Kelley and Sue Marriott co-host the podcast Therapist Uncensored. It is a great podcast to listen to if you want to learn how to improve your relationships and develop closed connections. When you listen to the podcast, you will learn how you work emotionally and how your close ones do. The podcast has several topics; some of them are

  • Feeling Empty? Demoralization and the Fight Back to Caring Again
  • Conquer Shame by Understanding the Feeling with Guest Expect, Dr. Steve Finn
  • 6 Steps to Building Security & Self-Confidence You Can Do On Your Own
  • Preoccupation in Relationships – Signs and Solutions to Anxious Attachment

 

9. Sober Soul Recovery

Lynn Matti, a licensed mental health clinical counselor, started her professional journey after finding and sustaining long-term sobriety from alcohol. Lynn saw a gap that needs to be filled in online education on sobriety and addiction. Her podcast includes topics like

  • Healing from Emotional Neglect, Shame, and Unworthiness, Understanding Child Emotional Neglect
  • Coping Skills for Overcoming Our Biggest Addiction Lies
  • The “Numbing” Phenomenon: The Top Reasons People Start and Return to Alcohol and Other Substances
  • The Addicted Family: How to Communicate, Connect & Heal

 

10. The Hidden Brain

Shankar Vedantam hosts this podcast from National Public Radio (NPR). Shankar uses medicine and science along with the stories to teach us about the pattern of our brains that we do not realize they are there. These things affect the way we act and the choices we make. Some of the topics of this podcast are

  • Close Enough: The Lure of Living Through Others
  • Why Nobody Feels Rich
  • Laughter: The Best Medicine
  • Loss and Renewal: Moving Forward After a Door Closes
  • One Head, Two Brains: How the Brain’s Hemispheres Shape The World We See
  • How Science Spreads: Smallpox, Stomach Ulcers, and ‘The Vegetable Lamb of Tartary’

 

Podcasts Are Not Therapy’s Replacement

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Podcasts are not meant to be replacements or substitutes for therapy. There is useful information covered and tips shared in the podcast, but they are not the same as going to therapy. Some podcasts are to educate and guide around the topics of mental health. A podcast is created to make people aware that they are not alone in their challenges and struggles. Mental Health Issues are very much treatable. If you are struggling with any mental health issues, reach out to a counselor or therapist. You can find skilled professionals in BetterHelp. The podcasts can be used as a supplement but not as a substitute for going to therapy.

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