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Author: Eli Weinstein, LCSW

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Let’s not reinvent the wheel- let’s replace it with the latest model and put a new spin on life! With a lack of male voices in the world of therapy, self-help, and parenting, The Dude Therapist Podcast will help fill the void and give men and women alike a safe space to be themselves and grow. As a trained therapist, I provide an informed, fun, and relatable male perspective on everything from mental health, men's issues, parenting, and just being a human. Whether you want to understand yourself or someone you know a little bit better, join me on this wild ride!Feel free to email or contact me at with topics, thoughts, or collaboration ideas!Follow me on Instagram @thedudetherapist and @eliweinstein_lcsw
28 Episodes
In this week's episode, we take a deep dive into infertility and how it can impact our relationship with ourselves, our spouses and alter our mental health with the amazing Erin Bulcao. Erin is a proud mom of twin 9-year-old girls, Natalia Gabriella and Eliana Giselle who she had via IUI. She also just gave birth to my third baby girl, Eriela Nicole, who took 3 years of IVF to conceive. She is a strong believer in sharing and advocating for herself but that took some time to overcome! Having gone through multiple losses and a miscarriage as well as a reduction from triplets to twins caused a lot of pain, marital issues, and therapy sessions. But all in all, she has overcome things that she never thought I could ever get through.Website: Instagram: the show (
In this weeks episode I get a chance to sit down with my amazing wife about our struggles with infertility and IVF Journey.Y’all know I shared my story a lot on social media, but here’s your chance to hear from my wife. There were some things I didn’t even know that she shared.In this day in age, there are so many avenues for support and we need to be there for each other, especially when it comes to the loneliness of infertility and IVF.So take a listen, share it with someone who might need a little extra TLC and let’s be a support for those in need!Hope you enjoyed this episode as much as I did.If you have any questions, ideas, thoughts or want to collaborate with The Dude Therapist email us at or DM @thedudetherapistSupport the show (
They are authors of The New Power Couple and The Argument Hangover (which hits shelves Feb 2021 and already hit #1 New Release). With much excitement, they founded and launched Empowered Couples University: an online university where busy couples unlearn unhealthy patterns and gain modern relationship skills.They are sought after relationship coaches and have worked with celebrity couples, public figures, and thousands of couples around the world. They have shared the stage with Tony Robbins, were nominated as Arizona’s 40 Under 40 Influencers, and have been featured in national media for teaching couples modern, practical skills and tools to work together through any life challenge- reaching over 809,000 people around the world.Jocelyn and Aaron Freeman have led over 42 sold-out live events for couples in Arizona and host one of the top relationship podcasts on iTunes.They are passionate about training and leading future relationship coaches and have an accredited coaching certification program.Jocelyn & Aaron Freeman are ordained, and their vision is to make 'relationship development' the new 'personal development' and to lower the divorce rate in their lifetime.As always, thank you so much for listening to this weeks episode and if you have any questions, ideas or content thoughts/collaboration ideas feel free to email me at or DM on Instagram @thedudetherapistSupport the show (
Dr. Morgan Cutlip pursues her passion for helping others develop and maintain healthy relationships as she creates innovative and practical resources, content, and online courses for Love Thinks, LLC.She has presented topics related to emerging adults and millennials, premarital predictors of marital success, and marital relationships in conference keynotes including Smart Marriages, NARME, and Women of Purpose. She has appeared on the television show, “Marriage Uncensored” and was contracted to create a relationship course for the @Flo Tracker app, the #1 downloaded health and fitness app in the world, and has been featured as a relationship expert for Teen Vogue. Morgan is a wife and a mom to two littles, Effie and Roy and you can find her posting almost daily on Instagram @MyLoveThinks.As always, thank you so much for listening to this weeks episode and if you have any questions, ideas or content thoughts/collaboration ideas feel free to email me at or DM on Instagram @thedudetherapistSupport the show (
In this episode, we dive right into women empowerment, what it means to be a mother/parent and how we as parents handle our mental health, and how religion has shaped Dr. Julie Hanks to make her a stronger and more powerful woman. Julie de Azevedo Hanks, PhD, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist with nearly 30 years experience specializing in women’s emotional health and relationships. She is an assistant professor of social work at Utah Valley University. Dr. Hanks is the founder and director of Wasatch Family Therapy, an outpatient therapy clinic in Cottonwood Heights and Bountiful, UT. She is the author of The Burnout Cure and The Assertiveness Guide for Women, a blogger, a local and national media contributor, an online influencer, a private practice consultant, and an award-winning performing songwriter. A native Californian, Hanks currently lives with her family in Sandy, UT. For additional resources visit or connect with @drjuliehanks on social media. As always, feel free to email me at Instagram Message me @thedudetherapist with any questions, ideas, comments or collaboration Support the show (
That's right, I worked on a psychiatric unit and boy was it an experience. I feel there are some truly inspiring, sad, and real stories that I saw on a daily basis that I felt were worth sharing with you. It is important for you to understand the ugly side of mental health and some raw realness to something that people don't usually get a chance to see. These stories and ideas are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the intense things I experience, learned, and really how I became the therapist I am today.If you have any follow up questions, ideas or thoughts, feel free to email me at or DM on Instagram @thedudetherapistSupport the show (
Emma Demar, LMSW, is a therapist on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. She specializes in Eating Disorders, Anxiety, OCD, and related presenting problems. Emma runs her social media account, That Trendy Therapist (@thattrendytherapist) where she gives a modern take on mental health and therapy. On her podcast of the same name, That Trendy Therapist (on Spotify), you can find more inspiration and insight as Emma delves into all types of topics related to mental health, trends, and pop culture. For more on Emma, find her on insta @thattrendytherapist, on her website or on Spotify at That Trendy Therapist podcast.As always, thank you so much for listening to this weeks episode and if you have any questions, ideas or content thoughts/collaboration ideas feel free to email me at or DM on Instagram @thedudetherapistSupport the show (
On this week's episode, I am honored to chat with the amazing Dr. Rachel about disordered eating, diet culture, CBT, and mental health all wrapped up into one amazing episode. Rachel Goldman, Ph.D., FTOS (aka Dr. Rachel) is a clinical psychologist and speaker who takes a holistic approach to health. She specializes in the mind-body connection, including stress reduction, the treatment of obesity, weight management, and health behavior change.  She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and has a private practice in NYC where she utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy to assist in behavioral changes, both with individual clients and corporate wellness. She is a sought after expert who has been featured in many media outlets, including The New York Times, TIME magazine, CNN, USA Today, Shape, and Women’s Health. She is on the Wellness Board of She continues to live an active lifestyle and is passionate about helping others live healthier and happier lives by promoting positive behavioral changes. She believes everyone CAN live happy and healthy lives! She can be found on Instagram @drrachelnyc or her website always, thank you so much for listening to this weeks episode and if you have any questions, ideas or content thoughts/collaboration ideas feel free to email me at or DM on Instagram @thedudetherapistSupport the show (
In this week's episode, we will be chatting with the amazing Tamra Andress all about her faith, drive, and alignment of her life, and what it means to be a whole person. Tamra Andress is the CEO & founder of CORE Creatives Chrisitan women's business membership and expert coaching program. She’s the host of the globally ranked Fit in Faith Podcast serving to illuminate, create & activate God-centered women within the business-sector to propel Kingdom Impact. She’s a wife and mama of 2 as well as a certified ordained minister, international retreat host, and author. She’s a born and raised beach babe, lifetime fitness lover, and travel junkie, living life one God wink to the next! Social links: the show (
Joree Rose truly gets into what it truly means to be a mindful human being and her journey to a life-changing experience that I believe can inspire us all. Let dive into the world of mindfulness and wellness!Joree Rose, MA, LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist, mindfulness and meditation teacher, coach, author, speaker, and she also leads mindfulness retreats around the world. Joree has helped thousands of people to live happier and more fulfilling lives through living with greater awareness and compassion, allowing them to decrease their stress, anxiety and shed unhealthy habits, patterns and mindsets. Joree is host of the podcast ‘Journey Forward® with Joree Rose’ and has authored 2 mindfulness books, Squirmy Learns to be Mindful and Mindfulness, It’s Elementary, and has a new book on gratitude coming out in early 2021. Joree has been featured in prominent media outlets such as,, Business Insider, KTLA News, and so many more! To learn more, or work with Joree, visit Follow her on IG: @joreeroseFollow her on FB: @joreerose33www.joreerose.comIG: @joreeroseFB: @joreerose33Subscribe to the podcast: you have any questions, ideas, or comments please feel free to email me at and follow me on IG@elivation_therapist @thedudetherapistCheck out other things going on at ELIvation on ELIvation.orgSupport the show (
Welcome back to Season 2 of The Dude Therapist. We have truly got an awesome season coming your way with guests, experts, and myself coming at you with knowledge and experiences about all types of things. But this episode is something I don't truly talk a lot about with others, a day that impacted me for life. A day that I will never forget, a moment that has shaped my attitude towards myself and the world around me. I hope you enjoy it!As always, feel free to reach out to or on Instagram @thedudetherapist and ask questions, share comments and stories and let me know some content/guests you'd want to hear Support the show (
Welcome to Season 2

Welcome to Season 2


Trailor for Season 2Welcome, Yall!!Support the show (
The end of season 1 is here and we are getting all into what 2020 has taught us and ways we can go forward into 2021 with our hearts, mind, and soul prepped and prepared. Here are some things touched on in this episode:1) Let it be, Let it go, Let it in2) I am Special and Powerful3) Do the next right thingHope you enjoy these important lessons and cant wait to see yall in Season 2 of The Dude Therapist Support the show (
This week I had the pleasure to chat with a friend and colleague Shulami Cheryl Mayerfeld and we chatted about relationships during Corona and how to navigate our mental health needs and others while making sure we are doing the best we can during such a hard and difficult time. Shulamis Cheryl Mayerfeld is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She treats clients at her private practice as a child and family therapist, with office locations in Nassau and Rockland counties. She also conducts telehealth sessions virtually. Shulamis is part of the Puah Cares Team and is a regular speaker for Puah Fertility webinars. She also lectures at NYU's Post Graduate Program for Child and Family Therapy and other continuing education programs.For more content from Shulamis, check out her website You can also find her on Facebook as Shulamis Cheryl Mayerfeld, LCSW and on Instagram at @shulamismusings. As always, thank you for listening to this week's episode. If you have any questions, ideas or content thoughts/collaboration requests,  please reach out to @thedudetherapist or email me at thedudetherapist@gmail.comHappy Holidays and a Happy New Year!!Support the show (
This week I have the great honor to have the amazing Lilia Tarawa, who is someone who has inspired me to tell my story and start on this journey that I am on. She brings so much life into every space she goes and truly embodies being a "freedom seeker"In this episode, we delve into trauma, healing, finding your truth, and how it can all impact your now. Lilia Tarawa is a New Zealand Māori #1 best-selling author and transformational speaker whose personal story has inspired millions of people around the world to speak their truth and reclaim their power.Her #1 best-selling memoir Daughter of Gloriavale: My Life in a Religious Cult, was written in 4 months, part-time around her day job.Her TEDxTalk, 'I grew up in a cult. It was heaven—and hell.' rocketed to over ten million views on YouTube, achieved 2018 Top Five most-viewed TEDxTalks in the World, and is transcribed into six different languages on TED.comThe 5’44 curly-haired brunette passionately tells stories of courage to anyone with listening ears and to her surprise, she’s managed to get quite a crowd to listen, including the Guardian, Life Matters, TVNZ 1 SUNDAY, Listener Magazine, Radio NZ, and many more. Lilia coaches other writers & speakers to shamelessly tell their stories so they can inspire more people, fulfill their life’s purpose, and heal their communities. #1 Best-selling Author, Daughter of Gloriavale: My Life in a Religious Cult  Viral TEDx Speaker, I grew up in a cult. It was heaven—and hell. Website: the show (
In this week's episode, we will delve into healing trauma with a new perspective. We discussed how she got into trauma work, what keeps her in trauma work, and drives her to continues in this hard yet amazing style of therapy, Somatic Experiencing. We touch on key points on the beginning of healing and what it means to have a synergy of self, mind-body, and spirit. Her main take away to start healing is "get out of why and into the what"Hope you enjoy, I know I did!Ilene Smith is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) whose work is rooted in the principles of attachment theory and eastern philosophies. She integrates several modalities into her practice, including talking, touch-work, and movement, to help clients develop deeper and safer relationships within and increased capacities for resilience and joy.  Ilene is the author of Moving Beyond Trauma: The Roadmap to Healing from Your Past and Living with Ease and Vitality (Lioncrest, 2020), an Amazon Bestseller that shows readers how to bring the body into the trauma healing process. Her writing on psychology and wellness has appeared in Spirituality and Health, PsychCentral, Project HEAL, and Brooke Burke’s ModernMom. She holds master’s degrees in Mental Health Counseling and Exercise Physiology, is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) through the GROW Training Institute, and completed the three-year training program with the Somatic Experiencing Institute founded by Peter Levine. In addition to her private practice, Ilene offers workshops on trauma healing online and worldwide and conducts research on Somatic Experiencing for eating disorder treatment. She makes her home in Arizona and loves to travel, collect art, cycle, and practice yoga in her spare time.Support the show (
For all parents out there, no matter how many you have or are pregnant , this episode and advice is golden. In this weeks episode we truly delve into parenting and how to be our best selves for our children with a parenting coach Kylee Money. Kylee Money is Founder and CEO of Parenting Made Joyful, a sought after parenting coach and a pediatric sleep consultant. Kylee has nearly two decades of experience working with parents on everything from sleep training to behavior management, picky eating, and more. Kylee is also a frequent contributor to award-winning parenting resources and featured as a parenting expert for both CBS and Fox News. She advises Pampers on all things sleep and works with companies to bring parenting resources to employees in need of support. the show (
Parent For Life

Parent For Life


Being a parent is a true struggle, here are some insights into the truth about those first few weeks and moments of calm and stuff hitting the fan to truly appreciate the strength of parenting  Don't forget to like, comment, and subscribe today. If you have any ideas, topics, comments, or want to collaborate reach out today to my email or DM on social media. If you or anyone you know wants to be on the podcast, don't be shyFollow me on Instagram @thedudetherapist and @elivation_therapist 📖 Dont forget to check out some of my recent blog posts on ELIvation.orgReach out today! Support the show (
This week's episode is all about masculinity and breaking down how society has shaped the culture and view of what men should and shouldn't be. We got raw and real in this episode truly getting to the source of all things man and manhood. Dr. John Schinnerer coaches men to greater success AND happiness at work AND at home; because if you don’t have all 4 of these, you have none of them.  Dr. John graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a Ph.D. in psychology.  He was an expert consultant for Pixar’s Inside Out.  Dr. John recently received the award for Best Executive Coach in Danville for 2020 and Best Social Content in 2019. He has spoken to organizations such as Stanford Medical School, U.C. Berkeley, and Kaiser Permanente. Dr. John has coached top executives at Kaiser, Twilio, Okta, Stanford University, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo as well as elite athletes, Navy SEALs, Army Rangers, and first responders. His areas of expertise range from high performance, to the Man Box Culture, to positive psychology, to anger management, to creating happy, thriving relationships.  Dr. John hosts a top 10 (in self-help) podcast to help men find success and happiness called The Evolved Caveman. Over 10,000 people have taken his online anger management course. He recently recorded micro-courses on anger management and forgiveness for Simple Habit; they have been listened to over 100,000 times in the first year. Visit to learn more about the podcast. For information on high-performance coaching, visit There is some explicit language talking about the name-calling of men and how they might be referred)For any questions, comments or your own stories please DM @thedudetherapist or email me at daily motivation and mental health tips, check out @elivation_therapist on InstagramSupport the show (
Therapy 101

Therapy 101


In this episode of The Dude Therapist, I am going to give you a little look into what it truly means to go to therapy and how it can be helpful to you, me, and anyone who is looking for someone to be in your corner. Don't listen to all the myths and misconceptions, hear the truth from a therapist today!If you have any ideas, topics, comments, or want to collaborate reach out today to my email or DM on social media. If you or anyone you know wants to be on the podcast, don't be shyFollow me on Instagram @thedudetherapist and @elivation_therapist Support the show (
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