Category: Grief and Loss

76: Mental Health and Law Enforcement with Officer Mitch Brouillette

    In this episode, Officer Mitch Brouillette return to the Therapists Uncut Podcast to talk about the various ways issues and topics of mental health have shown up in his 20-year career in law enforcement. The TU Crew covers trends and…

70: Let’s Talk About Suicide

  In recognition of Suicide Prevention month, licensed mental health professionals Nikki Young and Alyssa Najera dive deep into a conversation about suicide to share facts and resources, increase awareness, and help you feel more comfortable with…

51: Men’s Mental Health

  Our culture likes to remind us, in more way than one, that it’s expected for men to suppress their emotions and avoid being vulnerable in expressing their feelings. Alyssa Najera, LCSW, and Nikki Young, LMFT discuss the importance of men’s…

47: Coming Out Of Covid – The Social Struggle Is Real


After months of adjusting, distancing, and readjusting to State and local recommendations, it’s time for some socialization or as some may call it, the COVID Social Reintegration.  While some of us jumped right back into social events, dating, and large gatherings, others are still working through habitual thought patterns or behaviors that were born or exacerbated as a result of the pandemic. This might look like avoiding large crowds, struggling with small talk, declining events to events or even stumbling through greeting people.  

Join Nikki and Alyssa in Episode 47; Coming out of COVID; The Social Struggle is Real, as they talk the subtle ways COVID habits are now impacting our social skills and interactions.

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What is the Therapists Uncut Podcast:

The Therapists Uncut Podcast is a light-hearted, informative self-help podcast for grown-ups. It is hosted by three off-the-clock therapists hoping to validate your experiences, normalize therapy and therapists, and help you prioritize your mental health.

Who are the Therapists Uncut Podcast Co-Hosts:

Nikki Young is co-host of Therapists Uncut and a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Nikki keeps it personable and professional. Yet, she always manages to keep the Therapists Uncut family and followers laughing. You may find her squirreling through topics, stories, or jokes, and all in good fun. Don’t worry because someone will bring her back around to the conversation. Nikki is a licensed marriage and family therapist in her private practice located in Modesto, CA, and she is also a Crisis Junkie at heart. In addition to being co-owner of a group private practice, she is also a crisis clinician responding to local mental health crisis and emergencies. Learn more about Nikki at

Alyssa Najera is co-host of Therapists Uncut and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Alyssa is typically calm and composed on most days, but often has difficulty containing her excitement about the little things in life. She loves to laugh, spread positivity, and is often caught with a smile on her face. Alyssa is also a Child Welfare Services social worker and supervisor alumni, previous child sexual abuse forensic interviewer, trainer and consultant, and CEO of a group private practice in the small town of Oakdale, CA. Learn more about Alyssa at or


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40: Mental Health Awareness 2021

  In this episode we talk about: As a group of therapists, it’s only natural this month the T-Uncut team dedicate an episode to recognize Mental Health Awareness month!  Nikki and Alyssa turn back time and take a look back at one of the…

Saying Goodbyes

  Saying goodbye is never easy. It may be saying goodbye when you head off to college, goodbye after a breakup, goodbye to your co-workers after accepting a new job, or goodbye when you come…

Breast Cancer Awareness BONUS Episode: Warriors Against Cancer

  Breast Cancer Awareness BONUS Episode: Warriors Against Cancer In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we challenged our listeners to share their personal stories and help inspire others to continue the fight against cancer. Thank you,…

Dealing With The 5-Letter Word: DEATH

  In debriefing the 2-part interview with Morgan Michele Brown on death, dying, and healing, the T-Uncut Team reminds us of things to consider when dealing with death. Understand common stages and responses to death including, depression, anger,…

Morgan Michele Brown on Death, Grief, and Healing Part 2

  Morgan Michele Brown shares how the grief and anger following the sudden death of her mother in 2012, motivated a new  curiosity about life and death, a desire to seek solutions and answers, and new ventures that now provide others with…

Morgan Michele Brown on Death, Grief, and Healing Part 1

Morgan Brown reminds us the topic of Death and Dying is so much of an unspoken topic, that when the time comes that someone close to you does die it’s a blurry road to navigate. Not only for you as the one who “lost” someone important, but also…