Category: Stressed AF

48: Self Awareness 1

The idea of practicing self-awareness may sound easy, but it requires vulnerability and can be very uncomfortable. Sh*t gets real when Nikki and Alyssa drop into personal, pivotal and vulnerable moments of personal experiences of self-awareness that still stay with them today.  

 

Therapists Uncut Challenge: 

Identify a moment of self-awareness in your life that may have been uncomfortable, but actually turned out to be beneficial. 

 

Resources mentioned: 

Thank you for allowing us into your lives and helping us make mental health more relatable and a part of your everyday conversation! For more information or to access all episodes visit TherapistsUncut.com. 

 

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 catalystcounselinginc.com 

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 smalltowncounselingca.com or alyssanajera.com. 

Disclaimer: 

Thank you for joining Therapists Uncut, a production of AMP Smart Business. To learn more about Therapists Uncut and stay up on upcoming episodes, please subscribe and follow us on social media. As a reminder, although the Therapists Uncut co-hosts are licensed therapists, they are not your therapist. This podcast is not intended to substitute professional mental health counseling. If you need professional therapy, please contact your local provider or primary care provider.  Thanks for listening and we’ll see you on the next episode of Therapists Uncut!  

Social Media Links 

Instagram @therapistsuncut 

Facebook @therapistsuncut 

Credits: 

Therapists Uncut is a production of AMP Smart Business 

Voice Over by Alexia Gloria 

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 thoughts 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.

Resources mentioned:

Thank you for allowing us into your lives and helping us make mental health more relatable and a part of your everyday conversation! For more information or to access all episodes visit TherapistsUncut.com.

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 catalystcounselinginc.com

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 smalltowncounselingca.com or alyssanajera.com.

Disclaimer:

Thank you for joining Therapists Uncut, a production of AMP Smart Business. To learn more about Therapists Uncut and stay up on upcoming episodes, please subscribe and follow us on social media. As a reminder, although the Therapists Uncut co-hosts are licensed therapists, they are not your therapist. This podcast is not intended to substitute professional mental health counseling. If you need professional therapy, please contact your local provider or primary care provider.  Thanks for listening and we’ll see you on the next episode of Therapists Uncut!

Social Media Links

 Instagram @therapistsuncut

Facebook @therapistsuncut

Credits:

Therapists Uncut is a production of AMP Smart Business.

Voice Over by Alexia Gloria

46: 100% Perfectionist: When Perfectionism Keeps You From Succeeding

  In this episode we talk about: Perfectionist tendencies can be a great motivator in helping you complete tasks or accomplish personal or professional goals, but when does perfectionism become a problem? Nikki Young and Alyssa Najera explore the…

45: Dear Educators, This One’s for YOU

  Whether you’re an administrator, educator, grade school teacher or University faculty, this one’s for YOU! Despite the policies, pressures, and added layers of a pandemic, to say that you have showed up is an understatement. Thank you for…

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…

39: Surviving Mom Guilt with Natalie Silva, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

  Don’t miss out on this episode as Natalie Silva, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist breaks the myths surrounding Mom Guilt, shares her expertise on how to manage mom (and parent) guilt, and “normalizes…

The Unintended Social and Psychological Impacts of Social Media

  After watching The Social Dilemma, a documentary film released on Netflix in September 2020, the Therapists Uncut team found themselves in deep conversation about the intended and unintended impact of social media. In this episode, the…

To Get or Not to Get the F*** out of Dodge

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Top 10 Ways Our Thoughts Screw With Us

  Top 10 Ways Our Thoughts Screw With Us Episode Show Notes In the therapy world, you’ll often hear about the “ancient brain”. It’s the idea that there’s a part of your brain hardwired to identify threats (or perceived threats) in your…

Dealing With Sh*tty Bosses

Dealing with Shitty Bosses

Welcome to the Shitty Boss show! If you read this title and immediately have someone’s picture pop into your head and cringed a little, congratulations! Because, you have experienced dealing with a shitty boss. In this episode, the T-Uncut Crew talks about the kinds of things people can do or say that make them a shitty boss and how you can deal with it. Nikki, Jolene, and Alyssa talk about it all from insensitive comments, the inability to be accountable, micro-managing, lack of competence and more!

Episode Show Notes

In this episode we talk about:

Why are we talking about shitty bosses today? Because they are everywhere! If you have ever entered the professional world as an employee or a volunteer, there is a high possibility you have experienced working under a shitty boss. If you haven’t, consider yourself lucky! In today’s episode the Therapists Uncut tease out:

What Defines a Shitty Boss?

  • Insensitive or degrading comments
  • Passive aggressive communication or behaviors
  • Aggressive communication or behavior
  • Inability to be accountable for actions or poor decision making
  • Tendency to blame others
  • Inability to attribute credit where is it due
  • Possible questionable/unethical decisions or behaviors
  • Micro-managing
  • Hyper-controlling how tasks are completed
  • Low competence
  • Difficulty receiving constructive criticism
  • Lack of humility and vulnerability
  • Poor or minimal communication
  • Unclear expectations
  • Avoid tough conversations

How to Be a Great Boss

  • Be authentic
  • Be vulnerable
  • Be accountable for your decisions
  • Practice positive communication with your team
  • Be honest
  • Actively listen
  • Reflect on your own behaviors and work toward improving them
  • Lead by example

How to Manage your Work Environment when you have a Shitty Boss

  • Practice coping skills, grounding, and self-regulation skills to help manage your emotional responses at work (example: mindfulness, deep breathing, walking, distraction).
  • Set healthy boundaries. Decide what is okay with you and what is not okay with you at work.
  • Document. Document. Documents your communication, events, and verbal communication in writing via email to assist with maintaining real time documentation of events.
  • Assess how positive or even toxic the overall work environment is for you and decide how to move forward.

Listen to the full episode for real stories and how to deal with shitty bosses.

Therapists Uncut Challenge

Identify the shitty boss in your life or self-evaluate if YOU are the shitty boss and what you can do to improve. Yep, it just got real.

Resources mentioned:

Thank you for allowing us into your lives and helping us make mental health more relatable and a part of your everyday conversation! For more information or to access all episodes visit TherapistsUncut.com.

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 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 (usually Jolene) 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 catalystcounselinginc.com

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 can sometimes drift into daydreaming about the endless possibilities in life and usually the last one of the group to understand Nikki and Jolene’s punchlines.  She loves to laugh, spread positivity, and is often caught with a smile on her face. Alyssa is also a Child Welfare Services (CWS) social worker and supervisor alumni, previous child sexual abuse forensic interviewer, and owner and CEO of a group private practice in the small town of Oakdale, CA. Learn more about Alyssa at smalltowncounselingca.com or alyssanajera.com.

Jolene Daly is co-host of Therapists Uncut and a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Jolene is a seasoned therapist and private practice owner. She grew up in the Turlock, CA and Modesto, CA area most of her adult life and has been married to her comedian of a husband Jason for 20 years.  She is a genuine, authentic person with a bold personality. You’ll often catch Jolene challenging our listeners and her fellow co-hosts, as she is passionate about her personal and professional values and is vocal when it comes to speaking out for what’s right. Learn more about Jolene at dalymft.com.

Disclaimer:

Thank you for joining Therapists Uncut, a production of AMP Smart Business. To learn more about Therapists Uncut and stay up on upcoming episodes, please subscribe and follow us on social media. As a reminder, although the Therapists Uncut co-hosts are licensed therapists, they are not your therapist. This podcast is not intended to substitute professional mental health counseling. If you need professional therapy, please contact your local provider or primary care provider.  Thanks for listening and we’ll see you on the next episode of Therapists Uncut!

Social Media Links

Instagram @therapistsuncut

Facebook @therapistsuncut

Credits:

Therapists Uncut is a production of AMP Smart Business.

Voice Over by Alexia Gloria