May 24, 2023

Ep 34- Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Shayna and Kathy are so excited to talk about their speciality today- child and adolescent mental health. They discuss the concepts behind integrating play and art into therapy with children and how it isn't just fun and game...

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May 3, 2023

Ep 33- Talking about the Original Trilogy with some original fans

May the 4th be with you! In honor of Star Wars week, we are talking about the original trilogy. Shayna and Kathy are joined by Shayna's mom, Cindy, and Kathy's husband, Matt- both of whom watched A New Hope in …

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April 21, 2023

Ep 32- Grab your favorite cardigan- we are talking Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is a force- and there is a reason she is breaking records and selling out stadiums. She is a gifted songwriter who taps into some universal human emotions. Shayna (who is Taylor neutral) and Kathy (a recent Swift...

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April 5, 2023

Ep 31- OCD- an itchy sweater in your brain

In this episode, Shayna and Kathy talk about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) from both sides of the couch. Pop culture and social media is rife with misinformation about OCD, and minimization of the debilitating nature of...

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March 22, 2023

Ep 30- The Last of Us season 1- second half

***Spoiler warning for season/part 1 of The Last of Us tv show and video game. Trigger warning for violence and fungus. Two mental health therapists, Shayna and Kathy, are joined by their nerdy editor, Ryan, to finish talking...

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March 8, 2023

Ep 29- Three Mental Health Therapists chatting about Dungeons and Dra…

On our first episode about Dungeons and Dragons (episode 13), Shayna was helping Kathy create her character in preparation for joining her first campaign. Now, we are joined by our friend, and fellow therapist, Olivia to talk...

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Feb. 22, 2023

Ep 28- Getting emotionally gutted watching The Last of Us

**Spoiler alert for episodes 1-5 of The Last of Us. Shayna and Kathy are joined by their favorite nerdy editor, Ryan, to talk about the first half of the series, The Last of Us. Ryan brings his perspective of how …

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Feb. 8, 2023

Ep 27- How taste is tied to emotions and relationships

Shayna and Kathy are joined by chef to the stars, Severin, to finish our series on taste. He also happens to be Kathy's brother. Severin trained under Caroline Fidanza in NYC, and has cooked for the likes of Alice Waters …

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Jan. 25, 2023

Ep 26- Talking about Substance Abuse with Joey Pagano

Kathy and Shayna are joined by Joey Pagano, author, therapist, professor, licensed social worker and recovering addict. Joey talks about his own history of addiction, his recovery and his commitment to helping other people st...

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Jan. 11, 2023

Ep 25- Stressed out? Smell something about it

Shayna and Kathy are back from vacation and jumping back into the series on the 5 senses. On this episode they talk about scent. You get to hear Kathy geek out about one of her favorite topics. Learn about some …

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Dec. 14, 2022

Ep 24- I can see clearly now- How the sense of sight impacts mood.

We continuing our series on using the five senses to help regulate our mood and help us heal. We are joined by Franchesca Lastra Vicente, a board certified art therapist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and by Matt Gwalt...

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Nov. 30, 2022

Ep 23- The healing power of touch

For the second episode in our series on using our senses to help us emotionally regulate, we are joined by Melody Granzow. Melody is a licensed clinical social worker, registered 500 hour yoga instructor, and social work prof...

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Nov. 16, 2022

Ep 22- You need to calm down- using sound and music to help with emot…

Creating soothing sensory experiences are an integral part of developing individualized coping skills and self-care. This is the first in our series on our senses and we talk about sound and music. Shayna and Kathy welcome 3 ...

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Oct. 31, 2022

Ep 21- Cosplay with JV Hampton-VanSant

Very special Halloween bonus episode with JV Hampton-VanSant, podcaster, voice actor, maker, geek, where we chat about cosplay! We had so much fun chatting. **Kathy apparently had some technical difficulties so her audio isn'...

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Oct. 26, 2022

Ep 20- Time to dig in to some Creepy Pasta

Shayna and Kathy love creepy pastas. Creepy pastas are horror related stories that bounce around the the internet. They are short, fiction (or are they?), and are often created by anonymous writers. They are amazing. Shayna a...

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Oct. 19, 2022

Ep 19- The mental health benefits of horror movies

Believe it or not, there is research that suggests that consuming horror content may actually be beneficial for some people with anxiety or a history of trauma. Shayna and Kathy are joined by fellow horror enthusiasts, Domo a...

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Oct. 12, 2022

Ep 18- It's Pumpkin Spice Latte Season, so lets chat about Stephen Ki…

Shayna and Kathy are joined by Nyeisha Brown (aka The Book Babe) to chat about our love of all things Stephen King. We talk about how reading has impacted all of our lives and get into specifics about some of …

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Oct. 5, 2022

Ep 17- Memento Mori with Lucy Fitzgerald

Memento Mori is Latin for "Remember that you must die," and is an artistic or symbolic reminder to live life to the fullest because we all must die. Shayna and Kathy are joined by Lucy Fitzgerald of the Wine and …

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Sept. 21, 2022

Ep 16- Talking Sports with Megan Logan

Shayna and Kathy are joined by best selling author and therapist, Megan Logan, to chat about the mental health benefits and pitfalls of participation in sports, particularly in youth and collegiate levels. But don't you worry...

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Sept. 7, 2022

Ep 15- She-Hulk- Anger and Grief and Breaking the 4th Wall

SPOILER ALERT FOR EPISODE 1 OF SHE-HULK on Disney+. Shayna and Kathy explore all things anger while also chatting about the new She-Hulk tv series. We explore stigma around anger, how people manage anger differently, and some...

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Aug. 24, 2022

Ep 14- Jamey Stegmaier chats about designing board games, Stonemaier …

Kathy and Shayna talk with Ryan (our editor and also the love of Shayna's life) about Stonemaier Games. You may recognize some of the games, such as Tapestry, Viticulture, Wingspan and Scythe. Shayna and Ryan are board game f...

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Aug. 10, 2022

Ep 13- Don't forget to pack your bagpipes on this D&D adventure

This episode is a little different. Shayna decided that she wants to try her hand at being a Dungeon Master and she helps Kathy (a total D&D newbie) create a Dungeons and Dragons character. What does this have to do …

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July 31, 2022

Ep 12 Harry Potter and the Bonus Episode

Join us for this bonus episode for Harry Potter's birthday. We talk about trauma and identity and floating baby head tattoos. In honor of Harry's birthday, please consider donating to organizations fighting for rights of tran...

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July 27, 2022

Ep. 11 Chatting with Sam from Autism Rocks and Rolls

Shayna and Kathy are joined by Sam Mitchell. Sam has autism and runs his own podcast called, Autism Rocks and Rolls. He was diagnosed at the age of 4, and today at 20 years old, is a well-known podcaster, entrepreneur, …

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