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The Savvy Psychologist's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Mental Health

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Welcome to psychology for the rest of us. Host Dr. Monica Johnson takes the science of psychology and makes it both entertaining and relatable. Using a sympathetic ear and evidence-based research, she explains the ‘why’ behind emotions like joy, anger, fear, trust, and anxiety, and helps you better understand the relationships you form with your friends, family, coworkers, and yourself. Seeking a healthier emotional life? It’s time to bring a trained psychologist and mental health expert along for the ride.

Welcome to psychology for the rest of us. Host Dr. Monica Johnson takes the science of psychology and makes it both entertaining and relatable. Using a sympathetic ear and evidence-based research, she explains the ‘why’ behind emotions like joy, anger, fear, trust, and anxiety, and helps you better understand the relationships you form with your friends, family, coworkers, and yourself. Seeking a healthier emotional life? It’s time to bring a trained psychologist and mental health expert along for the ride.

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Welcome to psychology for the rest of us. Host Dr. Monica Johnson takes the science of psychology and makes it both entertaining and relatable. Using a sympathetic ear and evidence-based research, she explains the ‘why’ behind emotions like joy, anger, fear, trust, and anxiety, and helps you better understand the relationships you form with your friends, family, coworkers, and yourself. Seeking a healthier emotional life? It’s time to bring a trained psychologist and mental health expert along for the ride.

Language:

English


Episodes

Is Monogamy Right For You?

12/2/2022
Have you ever questioned if monogamous relationships made sense for you? This week, the Savvy Psychologist explores other relationship styles where all parties involved are happy, healthy, and ethical. (Originally released November 5, 2021.) Savvy Psychologist is hosted by Dr. Monica Johnson. A transcript is available at Simplecast. Have a mental health question? Email us at psychologist@quickanddirtytips.com or leave a voicemail at 929-256-2191. Find Savvy Psychologist on Facebook and...

Duration:00:13:56

7 Tips to Avoid SADness

11/25/2022
Do you find that your mood starts to drop like the leaves from a tree as soon as winter approaches? You may have Seasonal Affective Disorder. Dr. Monica Johnson, the Savvy Psychologist, shares 7 tips for combatting SAD. Savvy Psychologist is hosted by Dr. Monica Johnson. A transcript is available at Simplecast. Have a mental health question? Email us at psychologist@quickanddirtytips.com or leave a voicemail at 929-256-2191. Find Savvy Psychologist on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to...

Duration:00:07:49

The facts of bipolar disorder

11/18/2022
Bipolar disorder often shows up in pop culture, but it’s widely misunderstood. Here are some facts about how bipolar disorder works. Savvy Psychologist is hosted by Dr. Monica Johnson. A transcript is available at Simplecast. Have a mental health question? Email us at psychologist@quickanddirtytips.com or leave a voicemail at 929-256-2191. Find Savvy Psychologist on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Savvy Psychologist is a part of Quick and...

Duration:00:11:37

Meditation: Inner Critic

11/15/2022
In this Savvy Psychologist Meditation, Dr. Monica Johnson leads you on a meditation to explore and let go of your inner critic. Savvy Psychologist is hosted by Dr. Monica Johnson. Have a mental health question? Email us at psychologist@quickanddirtytips.com or leave a voicemail at 929-256-2191. Find Savvy Psychologist on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Savvy Psychologist is a part of Quick and Dirty...

Duration:00:10:57

Safety behaviors that are actually harming you (Part 2)

11/11/2022
Let's continue our discussion of safety behaviors that we started last week! If you missed part one, listen to that episode first. Savvy Psychologist is hosted by Dr. Monica Johnson. A transcript is available at Simplecast. Have a mental health question? Email us at psychologist@quickanddirtytips.com or leave a voicemail at 929-256-2191. Find Savvy Psychologist on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Savvy Psychologist is a part of Quick and...

Duration:00:10:25

Safety behaviors that are actually harming you (Part 1)

11/4/2022
When you feel worried about something, it feels natural to try to prevent the feared outcome from happening. But while well-intentioned, these behaviors may actually make our anxiety worse. Savvy Psychologist is hosted by Dr. Monica Johnson. A transcript is available at Simplecast. Have a mental health question? Email us at psychologist@quickanddirtytips.com or leave a voicemail at 929-256-2191. Find Savvy Psychologist on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to the newsletter for more...

Duration:00:09:52

What is Illness Anxiety Disorder?

10/28/2022
Staying up all night self-diagnosing terminal illnesses with WebMD? The Savvy Psychologist explains what it means to have Illness Anxiety Disorder, and how to ease your mind. Savvy Psychologist is hosted by Dr. Monica Johnson. A transcript is available at Simplecast. Have a mental health question? Email us at psychologist@quickanddirtytips.com or leave a voicemail at 929-256-2191. Find Savvy Psychologist on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology...

Duration:00:11:09

3 facts to better understand worry

10/21/2022
You’ve had worry as a part of your life for a long time, but do you really understand it? Savvy Psychologist is hosted by Dr. Monica Johnson. A transcript is available at Simplecast. Have a mental health question? Email us at psychologist@quickanddirtytips.com or leave a voicemail at 929-256-2191. Find Savvy Psychologist on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Savvy Psychologist is a part of Quick and Dirty...

Duration:00:07:54

7 ways to distract yourself from your problems—in a healthy way

10/14/2022
Avoiding your problems is easy. Distracting yourself from your problems in a healthy way that helps you eventually overcome them? A lot harder. Here are 7 healthy ways to distract your emotion mind from your problems. Savvy Psychologist is hosted by Dr. Monica Johnson. A transcript is available at Simplecast. Have a mental health question? Email us at psychologist@quickanddirtytips.com or leave a voicemail at 929-256-2191. Find Savvy Psychologist on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to...

Duration:00:11:07

Meditation: Loving Kindness

10/11/2022
In our first Savvy Psychologist Meditation, Dr. Monica Johnson leads you on a loving kindness meditation that allows you to experience compassion, acceptance, and love towards ourselves and others. Savvy Psychologist is hosted by Dr. Monica Johnson. Have a mental health question? Email us at psychologist@quickanddirtytips.com or leave a voicemail at 929-256-2191. Find Savvy Psychologist on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Savvy Psychologist...

Duration:00:09:05

How to fight back against communication assassins

10/7/2022
Have you found communication assassins lurking around your relationships? Here are four counterattacks to send those assassins back into the shadows. Savvy Psychologist is hosted by Dr. Monica Johnson. A transcript is available at Simplecast. Related episodes: 4 communication assassins that end relationships3 TIPs to Reduce Emotional OverwhelmHave a mental health question? Email us at psychologist@quickanddirtytips.com or leave a voicemail at 929-256-2191. Find Savvy Psychologist on...

4 communication assassins that end relationships

9/30/2022
Do you struggle with having healthy communication with friends, family, and romantic partners? These 4 communication assassins may be trying to take out your relationships. Savvy Psychologist is hosted by Dr. Monica Johnson. A transcript is available at Simplecast. Have a mental health question? Email us at psychologist@quickanddirtytips.com or leave a voicemail at 929-256-2191. Find Savvy Psychologist on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology...

Duration:00:07:36

How to win at the “what if” game

9/23/2022
Does exploring the what-ifs keep you stuck? Here are some tips on how to better manage your thinking game. Savvy Psychologist is hosted by Dr. Monica Johnson. A transcript is available at Simplecast. Have a mental health question? Email us at psychologist@quickanddirtytips.com or leave a voicemail at 929-256-2191. Find Savvy Psychologist on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Savvy Psychologist is a part of Quick and Dirty...

Duration:00:07:29

6 practical rules for setting boundaries in your relationships

9/16/2022
In this follow-up to Boundaries 101, Dr. Monica Johnson goes over six practical rules to follow in establishing boundaries in your relationships. Savvy Psychologist is hosted by Dr. Monica Johnson. A transcript is available at Simplecast. Dr. Johnson was a guest on the Change Academy podcast, joining host Monica Reinagel to discuss ADHD and behavior change: https://changeacademypodcast.com/adhd Have a mental health question? Email us at psychologist@quickanddirtytips.com or leave a...

Duration:00:13:01

Can a "friends with benefits" relationship last?

9/9/2022
This week, we're sharing an episode of another podcast called Curious State that looks into how friends-with-benefits relationships work. Have you ever had a so-called "friends with benefits" relationship? How did that go for you? Did you get what you expected from the relationship, or were you left wanting more? Find more great episodes of Curious State on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you're listening to Savvy Psychologist right now.

Duration:00:21:30

Boundaries 101

9/2/2022
I get a lot of listener questions about boundaries, so today, I wanted to share some boundary basics so that you can learn to set your own boundaries. Savvy Psychologist is hosted by Dr. Monica Johnson. A transcript is available at Simplecast. Have a mental health question? Email us at psychologist@quickanddirtytips.com or leave a voicemail at 929-256-2191. Find Savvy Psychologist on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Savvy Psychologist is a...

Duration:00:09:27

9 resources to improve your life (Part 2)

8/26/2022
Have you started taking an inventory of your internal and external resources? Here’s part 2 of our list of resources to help improve your life. Savvy Psychologist is hosted by Dr. Monica Johnson. A transcript is available at Simplecast. Have a mental health question? Email us at psychologist@quickanddirtytips.com or leave a voicemail at 929-256-2191. Find Savvy Psychologist on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Savvy Psychologist is a part of...

Duration:00:11:15

9 resources to improve your life (Part 1)

8/19/2022
Whether you’re dealing with trauma or the day-to-day grind, these internal and external resources can help. Savvy Psychologist is hosted by Dr. Monica Johnson. A transcript is available at Simplecast. Have a mental health question? Email us at psychologist@quickanddirtytips.com or leave a voicemail at 929-256-2191. Find Savvy Psychologist on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Savvy Psychologist is a part of Quick and Dirty...

Duration:00:12:43

3 states of mind that are affecting your life

8/12/2022
Do you have moments where you are as cool as a cucumber, some in which you’re as hot as a Carolina Reaper, and others where you feel the calm of a person who finally has their shiitake together? This week, we're going to explore the 3 states of mind and how they affect your life. Savvy Psychologist is hosted by Dr. Monica Johnson. A transcript is available at Simplecast. Have a mental health question? Email us at psychologist@quickanddirtytips.com or leave a voicemail at...

Duration:00:10:29

4 ways to hack your brain for happiness

8/5/2022
Savvy Psychologist is hosted by Dr. Monica Johnson. A transcript is available at Simplecast. Find Savvy Psychologist on Facebook and Twitter, or subscribe to the newsletter for more psychology tips. Savvy Psychologist is a part of Quick and Dirty Tips. Links: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/ https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/savvy-psychologist-newsletter https://www.facebook.com/savvypsychologist https://twitter.com/qdtsavvypsych https://www.kindmindpsych.com/

Duration:00:10:36