Therapists Uncut Episodes

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…

75: Finding Lessons in Failure

  In this episode we talk about: Nik Young and Alyssa Najera explore the disappointments and discomforts of failure, how our past might impact our ability to manage it, and the importance of finding opportunity and lessons amidst the failure….

74: Confessions of a High-Functioning, Inattentive, Low-key Impulsive Therapist

  Join Nik Young and Alyssa Najera in this sequel episode to Confessions of a High-Functioning, Anxious Therapist (episode 63) where they awkwardly share their struggles with inattention, delayed gratification, and lowkey impulsive behaviors both…

73: Officer Mitch Brouillette on Benefits of School Resource Officers (SRO)

  Not only is Officer Mitch Brouilette a seasoned and knowledgeable law enforcement officer, but he is also caring, humble, and basically famous after 20M+ views of a DUDE. Be nice video showcasing Heritage High’s gratitude for their very own…

71: Growing Up Queer; My Journey to Authenticity with John-David Brown

  [add paragraph space in libsyn] Bullies, insecurities, shame, and understanding sexuality were just a few challenges growing up queer in a small, rural town. John-David Brown shares his experience of the internal struggles he faced growing up a…

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…

69: “Raising Body Positive Teens” with Co-Authors Signe Darpinian, Wendy Sterling, and Shelley Aggarwal

  Nikki Young and Alyssa Najera talk food, movement, weight, and body image with co-authors of the book “Raising Body Positive Teens.” Join the conversation as Signe Darpinian, Wendy Sterling, and Shelley Aggarwal crush “diet culture and…

68: Using Missed Opportunities to Practice Self Awareness

For two therapists who bring nearly every episode back to self-awareness, it seemed only right to dedicate an episode to reflecting on a missed opportunity to address an important topic. Nikki Young and Alyssa Najera vulnerably practice self-awareness, reflect on how they navigated a sensitive topic from a previous episode, and remind us that even therapists can make mistakes.


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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 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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67: From the Hood Life to the Good Life with Gloria “Glory” Magaña

  Comedian Gloria “Glory” Magaña shares how comedy helped her cope with childhood trauma, gave her hope, and inspired her to dream big. Join Nikki Young and Alyssa Najera as they talk with Gloria about self doubt, trauma, comedy, and…