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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

#543 Codependency - Marissa Esquibel

6/11/2021
Therapist Marissa Esquibel (LMFT) and host of the Codependummy Podcast joins Paul to deep dive into codependency and parentification. She also opens up about her own life, including some of the struggles that come with being a twin. For More About Marissa marissa@codependummy.com www.codependummy.com Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental Must be 18. For those under 18 you will be redirected to or...

Duration:01:24:02

#542 Emotional Neglect - Gillian G

6/4/2021
Artist and graphic novel author Gillian G shares her struggles with anxiety, her deep desire to be a prodigy, and how she confronted her father about his emotional neglect. Be sure to check out her new book Shirley & Jamila Save Their Summer. For More about Gillian go to www.GillianG.com Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental Must be 18. For those under 18 you will be redirected to or can go directly...

Duration:02:01:01

#541 Narcissistic Partners - Dr Gregory Kushnick

5/28/2021
Psychologist Dr. Gregory Kushnick discusses his specialty: Signs you're in a relationship with a narcissist. Check out his website manhattanpsychologist.com for more. The book mentioned in this episode is Healing The Shame That Binds by John Bradshaw. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get a free week 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...

Duration:01:53:19

#540 Therapeutic Writing - Diane Sherry Case

5/21/2021
Diane Sherry Case is an author and creative writing instructor with a specific focus on therapeutic writing. She and Paul discuss the power of writing in processing your emotions, including a few writing prompts that listeners can practice. For More on Diane www.Facebook.com/DianeSherryCasepage www.WriteForRecovery.com Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental Must be 18. For those under 18 you will be...

Duration:01:38:23

#539 ADHD - Dani Donovan

5/14/2021
Comic artist and mental health advocate Dani Donovan @DaniDonovan joins Paul to unpack all things ADHD--including some surprising and lesser-known symptoms. Check out Dani's ADHD themed comics on her website adhddd.com For more about Dani Website: adhddd.com Patreon: patreon.com/danidonovan Social: Twitter: twitter.com/danidonovan TikTok: tiktok.com/@danidonovan Instagram: instagram.com/danidonovan Facebook: facebook.com/danidonovanart Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by...

Duration:01:47:40

#538 Sexual Desire - Dr Nazanin Moali

5/7/2021
Clinical psychologist, certified sex therapist and host of the Sexology Podcast (@SexologyPodcast ), Dr. Nazanin Moali, joins Paul to discuss the psychology of sexual desires and addictions. More about Dr. Moali website: https://sexologypodcast.com/ Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/sexologypodcast/ AASECT Certified Sex Therapist www.oasis2care.com Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental...

Duration:01:49:54

#537 Glenn Meehan

4/30/2021
Television Producer Glenn Mehan @GlenMee shares intimate portraits of his life including the difficult relationships with his parents and what it was like to be gay and in love in the 80s amid the AIDS epidemic. For more on Glenn www.Instagram.com/glenmee https://www.facebook.com/glenn.meehan.3 glenncmeehan@gmail.com Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental Must be 18. For those under 18 you will be...

Duration:01:20:54

#536 Recovering From Sexual Abuse - Rebecca Rogers Maher

4/23/2021
Novelist Rebecca Rogers Maher joins Paul as they unpack the trauma surrounding childhood sexual abuse. They talk about the ways it can show up as an adult, the effects of secondary trauma, and the progress they’ve made in therapy & support groups. Check out Rebecca’s books https://www.amazon.com/Rebecca-Rogers-Maher/e/B003YUQULG%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental...

Duration:02:29:18

#535 Mohoganey

4/16/2021
Mohogany opens up about her struggles with depression, self-harm, and addiction and how she navigated these issues as a young Black woman in a mostly-white community. She also shares moments from her life where she’s had to deal with painful racism. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get a free week 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...

Duration:01:30:39

#534 Psychotic Break & BiPolar - Ethan Warren

4/9/2021
Filmmaker and writer Ethan Warren (West of Her, Bright Wall/Dark Room) shares his intense experience with having a psychotic episode and being diagnosed with bipolar disorder. For more about Ethan go to his website http://ethanrawarren.com/ Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get a free week 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...

Duration:01:47:30

#533 Cults - Dr Janja Lalich

4/2/2021
Dr. Janja Lalich, former cult member turned cult researcher and expert, joins Paul to discuss the characteristics of cult leaders, psychopathy, narcissism, the Nxivm cult in particular, and how cult behavior mirrors that of abusive relationships. For more about Dr Lalich go to www.cultresearch.org Image courtesy of Starz’s documentary series Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get a free week go to...

Duration:01:33:21

#532 Matt Haig

3/26/2021
Best-selling author Matt Haig (@MattHaig1) discusses how he works through his depression, panic attacks, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts. Matt has written several books including Reasons to Stay Alive and his newest book The Midnight Library. Follow Matt @MattHaig1 Check out his website at www.MattHaig.com Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental Must be 18. For those under 18 you will be redirected to...

Duration:01:25:47

#531 Hot Mess Girls

3/19/2021
Comedians Andrea Allan and Emily Lubin (@HotMessComedyHour) sit down with Paul and talk about everything from dealing with divorce and tough breakups to being turned on by your trauma (it’s totally normal!). Be sure to check out their podcast The Hot Mess Comedy Hour. Check out their podcast at www.HotMessComedyHour.com and follow them on social media @HotMessComedyHour Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get a free week go to...

Duration:02:32:17

#530 Chanel Miller

3/12/2021
Writer Chanel Miller @Chanel_Miller joins Paul to discuss her memoir Know My Name. Chanel opens up about the sexual assault at Stanford that gained national attention. She shares how the experience transformed her and how community support helped her through it. Follow Chanel on Instagram @Chanel_Miller Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental Must be 18. For those under 18 you will be redirected to or...

Duration:01:32:10

#529 Shopping Addiction - Julie K

3/5/2021
Paul’s guest this week, Julie K, opens up about her shopping addiction and unhealthy ways that she’s coped with her parents’ emotional neglect. She also shares how hilarious, healthy fantasy and friendships have offered catharsis and helped her grow. Follow Julie on Twitter @JuliePrunes and @TheBagPainter or on FB at www.Facebook.com/JuliePrunesArt Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental Must be 18....

Duration:01:26:53

#528 Masculinity - Ted Bunch

2/26/2021
Healthy masculinity advocate Ted Bunch sits down with Paul to discuss manhood, misogyny, racism, & raising LGBTQ kids. Ted is the creator of the program A Call to Men and the co-author of The Book of Dares: 100 ways for boys to be kind, bold, and brave. More about Ted www.acalltomen.org www.acalltomen.org/book-of-dares Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental Must be 18. For those under 18 you will be...

Duration:01:29:19

#527 Attracted to the Emotionally Unavailable - Gabby

2/19/2021
Paul's long-time friend shares her story of emigrating to the U.S. from Afghanistan and overcoming the abuse from her childhood. She digs into her issues with love addiction and shares the things that have helped her be able to find emotional intimacy and to trust men again. Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental Must be 18. For those under 18 you will be redirected to or can go directly to...

Duration:01:30:42

#526 The Epidemic of Denial - Dr David Rosmarin

2/12/2021
Dr. David Rosmarin, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard joins Paul to discuss the epidemic of people denying reality and how sometimes denial can be useful for us mentally. For more about Dr. Rosmarin go to https://www.mcleanhospital.org/profile/david-h-rosmarin Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get a free week go to www.BetterHelp.com/mental Must be 18. For those under 18 you will be redirected to or can go directly to...

Duration:01:08:05

#525 Doctors Have Issues Too - Dr Rachel Taylor

2/5/2021
Primary Care Physician and author Dr. Rachel Taylor reflects on experiencing sexual abuse, being misdiagnosed, being an overachiever, marrying very young, and growing up in the Mormon church. She is the author of Medication Detox: How to Live Your Best Health. More about Dr Taylor Book: Medication Detox:How to Live Your Best Health website: https://racheltaylormd.com/ Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get a free week go to...

Duration:01:39:05

#524 Duncan Trussell

1/29/2021
Comedian and actor Duncan Trussell @DuncanTrussell shares his experiences with managing his depression and unpacks his spirituality-- including the significant power that Buddhist philosophy has had in his life. More About Our Guest www.DuncanTrussell.com www.twitter.com/duncantrussell www.instagram.com/duncantrussell Check out his Netflix series The Midnight Gospel Support Our Sponsors! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp online counseling. To get a free week go to...

Duration:01:53:20