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Don't Go There

Welcome to the Don't Go There podcast. We are four psychotherapists going toward mental health issues that aren't often discussed. And our podcast may go to psychological places that are both scary and exciting. We hope to inspire authenticity and vulnerability. We want to go there. And we hope you go there with us!

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Is social media bad for your mental health?

Scholarly research shows that social media is bad for your mental health. Young adults who use Instagram more than two hours a day display symptoms of anxiety, depression, loneliness and poor body image. If you are using multiple platforms of social media you have an increased likelihood of suffering from a major depressive disorder or an anxiety disorder. This episode will explore how social media may be the cause of serious mental distress and why we just can't stop using it.


4 Oct 2017

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What the hell is forgiveness?

Forgiveness is a virtue repeatedly praised by philosophers, theologians and psychotherapists. The act of forgiving, however, is often confusing and painful - and at times it can feel disingenuous. Join us as we discuss the complex concept and process of forgiveness and consider whether it's always necessary.

1hr 3mins

14 Sep 2017

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Why can’t men keep it in their pants?

In recent news, dozens of famous and powerful men have been accused of sexual assault. The allegations, investigations and formal apologies seem endless. Many men are being held accountable for their sexual misconduct for the first time; politicians are resigning and celebrities are seeking treatment. But, why is sexual assault so common? And is it a treatable issue? Join us as we try to understand why so many men can’t keep it in their pants.

1hr 25mins

23 Nov 2017

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Am I a Good Enough Mom?

Newport Beach clinician Ryan Michele Wall, M.S., AMFT, talks with us about mom-guilt. Although, guilt seems to be a unifying factor among most Moms, it may be a feeling you can learn to embrace. Join us in our discussion about mothers who worry they're failing or falling short of expectations.


11 Jul 2019

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How does the trauma of religious abuse and homophobia affect us psychologically?

Join us as we interview psychotherapist, Andrey Antonenko, as he shares his story about coming out as a gay man in a Christian subculture. We discuss how religious abuse and homophobia affects the psyche and can have tragic and traumatic psychological consequences. We hope Andrey’s story challenges homophobic attitudes, illuminates the religious abuse taking place in the Christian sub-culture, and provides hope for other gay individuals.


30 May 2019

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