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Thoughts from the Couch Podcast

Justine Carino, LMHC

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If you are a working mom struggling with anxiety, stress, perfectionism, or people-pleasing habits, and want support in creating boundaries and finding more calm, then this is the podcast for you! I'm Justine Carino and I am a licensed mental health counselor and anxiety treatment expert and I welcome you to my virtual "therapy couch." Here you can tune into advice from myself and other experts in the mental health industry to help you navigate the challenges that many overachieving and ambitious working women face during motherhood. Want to learn more about me? www.carinocounseling.com Instagram @_thoughtsfromthecouch_

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08/03/20 • 38 min

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This is a very special episode as I got to sit down with my supervisor to pick her brain on her area of expertise which is families and relationships. Families are your first source of social contact, they teach you how to live, how to interact with others, and how to make your way in the world. They are also the first group of people you learn to trust. As such, your family of origin is largely responsible for your thought patterns and behavior, especially when it comes to relationships. Because it is literally the basis from which you develop, your family of origin has a large impact on you and your life. In this episode, we dive into how your family of origin influences who you pick as a partner.

This episodes dives into:

  • How our parents and family systems as a child and teen can impact our choice in romantic partners.
  • Examples on how people take unhealthy habits or patterns from the families they grew up in
  • Example on helpful habits or patterns that are taken from your family of original into your relationship
  • How to see when your own baggage comes up in conflict with your partner.

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2. Recovering from Heartbreak

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06/29/20 • 31 min

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Most of us have gone through a breakup. A breakup can be one of the most stressful and emotional experiences in life. Even if it has been several months or years since your break up these feelings can surface and it’s okay to feel sad about it. In this episode, Justine speaks with Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Darcie Brown on how to recover from heartbreak.

This episodes dives into:

  • The emotional process and thought patterns that surface
  • Unhealthy coping behavior after breakups
  • Positive ways of coping through a breakup
  • Grief and Loss from breakups
  • Growing and learning from past relationship experiences

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46. Emotions in Divorce

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07/25/22 • 45 min

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Let’s face it, there are a lot of emotions to unpack when going through a divorce and they’re not usually easy to talk about. In today’s episode, I am grateful to talk to Olivia Howell as she opens up about her own personal story of divorce. Olivia is the co-founder of Fresh Starts Registry, created with the purpose of providing everything needed in one place to navigate life changes and begin again.

This episode dives into:

  • The variety of emotions presents during a divorce.
  • The importance of a support system throughout the process of divorce.
  • The impact of an unhealthy marriage versus a healthy divorce on children’s mental health.
  • The shift of long-held cultural narratives about the meaning of marriage.

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1. Why I Became a Therapist

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06/29/20 • 7 min

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I am so excited to share this podcast with you. My name is Justine Carino and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a private practice in NY. I work with teens, 20 & 30 somethings, and pre-marital and newlywed couples. I treat anxiety, depression, relationship issues and family conflicts. In this episode, I talk a little bit about my choice to become a psychotherapist as well as my motivation to start a podcast. Thanks for tuning in!

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3. How Set Boundaries in Your Relationships

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06/29/20 • 31 min

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Do you struggle saying NO to family members, friends, or romantic partners? Do you hold back because you don’t want to ruin the relationship? Do you find yourself having trouble asserting your boundaries? Justine speaks to Licensed Professional Counselor Mary Beth Somich on how to understand and set boundaries in your relationships. This episodes dives into:

  • Why boundaries are important for us to maintain relationships.
  • How to recognize when someone crosses your boundaries.
  • Family of Origin and boundaries.
  • Differentiation and enmeshment in relationships.
  • How to establish, change or create new boundaries with people.

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5. Narcissistic Parents

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08/17/20 • 52 min

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In this episode, I chat with Dan Sokal, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in treating people who have been impacted by individuals in their life with narcissistic personalities. The topic of today’s episode really piqued my interest and I had to bring in an expert to share his expertise on how having a narcissistic parent affects our relationships and childhood experiences. Dan provides insight on what a narcissist is, his experience working with this population and how you know when a parent may be narcissistic.

This episodes dives into:

  • What a Narcissist is?
  • Differences between Narcissistic Personality Disorder, “sociopath”, or Antisocial Personality Disorder.
  • Healing from a relationship when you have a Narcissistic parent and how it looks like.
  • Signs that your parent may have Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Challenges faced for those who were raised by a Narcissist.
  • Setting boundaries with a Narcissistic parent & maintaining a healthy relationship.

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7. I’m An Adult Child of an Alcoholic

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09/14/20 • 27 min

In this week’s episode, I practice vulnerability by sharing my experience of being an adult child of an alcoholic. Although hesitant to open up, I found it important to share this part of my story as it is relevant to many other individuals.

This episodes dives into:

  • How I learned my father was an alcoholic.
  • My father’s adverse childhood experiences and their impact on his disease.
  • Alcohol as a learned coping skill for managing trauma related pain.
  • What I learned from going to therapy.
  • Common traits shared by adult children of alcoholics.
  • My father’s journey to sobriety.

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10. How Movement Improves Your Mental Health

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10/26/20 • 33 min

In this week’s episode, I sat down with fitness instructor and nutrition coach Sara Gagnon to discuss Sara’s journey with utilizing physical fitness to transform her mental health. Sara shares how experiencing a traumatic event shifted her to change career paths and follow her heart. While listening, you will learn through Sara’s stories and suggestions how physical fitness can be utilized to transform your entire being and lead a happier life.

This episodes dives into:

  • How Sara discovered fitness as a way to support her own mental health.
  • Sara’s symptoms of anxiety and depression.
  • Sara’s experience losing her friend to suicide and how she coped during this time.
  • Unhealthy coping skills.
  • Sara’s workout routine.

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10/12/20 • 48 min

In this episode, I sit down with Candy Lawrence to discuss her personal journey with Bipolar Disorder. Bipolar Disorder affects about 6 million people in the United States, but it is rarely talked about. Candy shares how her substance use affected her Bipolar II diagnosis and how sobriety was the missing puzzle piece to enhancing her mental health. Candy remains vulnerable throughout the episode in sharing her stories as her diagnosis unfolded, her experiences with the mental health system, how she manages her symptoms.

This episodes dives into:

  • Candy shares her story of how she discovered she had Bipolar Disorder.
  • Symptoms that were challenging to manage at the time.
  • Candy shares how she learned to manage her symptoms and what has been most helpful for her in regard to therapy, medication, and holistic approaches.
  • How resiliency has helped in managing Bipolar disorder.
  • How to talk to others about a Bipolar diagnosis and how others react to the conversation.
  • How to manage your mental health routine.
  • How to prioritize and create a schedule to practice healthy coping habits.
  • Challenges when living with Bipolar Disorder.

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8. Recovery from Sexual Assault

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09/28/20 • 38 min

Statistics show that 1 in 5 women are sexually assaulted. Sexual assault is a topic we don’t typically shed light on. It can feel very uncomfortable to talk about, but it needs to be a conversation we get a little more comfortable having. In this episode I speak with Dana Caretta-Stein, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who shares her expertise in treating survivors of sexual assault. Dana provides her insight on how EMDR therapy has helped her clients start their healing journey as well as the common experiences sexual assault survivors go through during their recovery and healing journey.

This episodes dives into:

  • Who are people typically assaulted by.
  • What should people do in order to help themselves recover from sexual assault and sexual trauma.
  • Resistance to report sexual assault to authorities.
  • Different therapies that may be harmful for survivors of sexual assault.
  • Treating a survivor of sexual assault.
  • Survivor resistance in seeking help from trauma.
  • What is EMDR.
  • What is Dissociation.

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FAQ

How many episodes does Thoughts from the Couch Podcast have?

Thoughts from the Couch Podcast currently has 67 episodes available.

What topics does Thoughts from the Couch Podcast cover?

The podcast is about Health & Fitness, Healing, Society & Culture, Dating, Selfhelp, Mental Health, Wellness, Mentalhealth, Podcasts and Relationships.

What is the most popular episode on Thoughts from the Couch Podcast?

The episode title '4. How Your Family Influences Who You Pick as a Partner' is the most popular.

What is the average episode length on Thoughts from the Couch Podcast?

The average episode length on Thoughts from the Couch Podcast is 42 minutes.

How often are episodes of Thoughts from the Couch Podcast released?

Episodes of Thoughts from the Couch Podcast are typically released every 14 days.

When was the first episode of Thoughts from the Couch Podcast?

The first episode of Thoughts from the Couch Podcast was released on Jun 29, 2020.

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