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Author: Tatiana Smith, M.A., LPC-S, Mental Health and Wellness Counseling, Personal

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Talking of the Couch podcast is a weekly podcast that focuses on mental health and mental wellness with in the communities of color.

These conversations will be with Tatiana Smith, a Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, Texas. It's time to shed light and break stigmas within the black culture about mental health/illness and mental wellness as well as in other communities of color.

This podcast is a voice for the mental health community as well as the average person who may be struggling with anxiety, stress, depression and is unsure of what to do or where to go for help while understanding it's OK not being OK all the time.
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Talking Off The Couch podcast focuses on mental health and mental wellness within the community of color. Tatiana Smith who is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, Texas decided that it is time to shed light and break stigmas about mental health/wellness in the communities of color. This podcast is a voice for the mental health community as well as the average person. Talking Off The Couch will make you feel Ok about not being Ok.   This week's episode I speak with my guest Anita Washington. With the Holidays in full swing we talk about how to minimize your family mess to maximize your happiness. We also discuses emotional baggage, family shaming, and how to know when you need to detach from your family. Anita gives tips on how to handle a stressful family during the holidays.      Anita Washington, M.Ed. & M.B.A., is the host of the TV show That Anita Live and The Emotional Happiness Podcast which provides a platform for women to learn, laugh and more importantly heal emotionally by learning from the challenges and successes of others. A former school and community agency counselor and creator of the 7-Step Method, Anita has helped guide people from the ages of eleven to fifty through their own life issues, personal transformations and professional endeavors. .   Takeaways from this episode:    YOU ARE WORTHY.   Selfcare is paramount.   Be more compassionate to your fellow man.     Where you can find Anita:   Web: www.thatanitalive.com   Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter: @thatanitalive Resources Mentioned: Book- Family Is Not Everything Podcast hashtag #talkingoffthecouch and #TOTCpodcast Email: info@talkingoffthecouch.com Facebook-Talking off the Couch Podcast Facebook Group-Talking Off The Couch Village   Instagram-talkingoffthecouch Twitter- podcasttotc If you are interested in working with Tatiana as a therapist you  can find out more about her services at www.tsmithcounseling.com If you have questions or would like to discuss sponsorship  opportunities, email us at: talkingoffthecouch@gmail.com
Talking Off The Couch podcast focuses on mental health and mental wellness within the community of color. Tatiana Smith who is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, Texas decided that it is time to shed light and break stigmas about mental health/wellness in the communities of color. This podcast is a voice for the mental health community as well as the average person. Talking Off The Couch will make you feel Ok about not being Ok.     This week's episode I speak my guest Jasmin Pierre. We talk about her diagnosis of major depressive, suicide attempts, and her thoughts about church and toxic families. So are you worth fighting for?     Jasmin Pierre is a Certified Peer Support Specialist, Certified Mental Health First Aid Responder, Mental Health Advocate, Motivational Speaker, Author of the self help book “A Fight Worth Finishing”, and creator of the minority mental health app "The Safe Place", Jasmin is constantly fighting for the rights of those who battle Mental Health Challenges.    Takeaways from this episode:     1. It’s Ok if you Have a Mental Illness.     2. It’s Ok to have Jesus and a Therapist.     3. Stigma needs to be broken and we need to talk, accept, and grow when it comes to Mental Health.     Where you can find Jasmin:     Web: http://afightworthfinishing.strikingly.com/     Facebook: @afightworthfinishing     Instagram: @afightworthfinishing     Resources and Books Mentioned:     App-The Safe Place     A Fight Worth Finishing     Podcast hashtag #talkingoffthecouch and #TOTCpodcast     Email: info@talkingoffthecouch.com     Facebook-Talking off the Couch Podcast     Facebook Group-Talking Off The Couch Village      Instagram-talkingoffthecouch     Twitter- podcasttotc   ​ If you are interested in working with Tatiana as a therapist you can find out more about her services at www.tsmithcounseling.com     If you have questions or would like to discuss sponsorship opportunities, email us at: talkingoffthecouch@gmail.com     Make sure to also visit our website at www.talkingoffthecouch.com
Talking Off The Couch podcast focuses on mental health and mental wellness within the community of color. Tatiana Smith who is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, Texas decided that it is time to shed light and break stigmas about mental health/wellness in the communities of color. This podcast is a voice for the mental health community as well as the average person. Talking Off The Couch will make you feel Ok about not being Ok.       This week's episode I speak my guest Pastor Keith Battle. We talk about why there is a disconnect between the church and mental health, the importance of therapy, where mental health is talked about in the Bible, emotions and lack there of in man, and seven ways to handle a bad day.   Keith Battle is the pastor of Zion Church located in Landover, MD.    Keith Battle first began preaching in the late 1980s, those who knew him would often hear him say he would never want to be a Pastor. What an awesome responsibility! This mindset came from a combination of him loving what he did as an Itinerant Preacher and from the difficulty that many Pastors seemed to go through and experience in starting and maintaining a church. Yet, apparently the saying is true, “never say never”.     In the late 1990s, Keith was greatly motivated and influenced by a couple of books that he read that were written by successful church planters — Rediscovering Church by Bill and Lynne Hybels, and The Purpose-Driven Church by Rick Warren. This is when the first seed for the "sensitive-seeker" model of doing church was planted. With the blessing of both his wife and his former Pastor, Reverend Jonathan Weaver (Greater Mt. Nebo AME Church) this is where the call to plant Zion Church became clear to Keith. As he spent days and days in prayer searching his heart, he knew that in his heart was one true passion and that was to start a new and different kind of church – not “church as usual”.     In October 1999, the first meeting regarding this dream was held over a spaghetti dinner. After many meetings and months of preparation, thought and guidance from God, the first public Bible Study was held for Zion Church on Thursday, February 17, 2000. About 25 people attended this gathering at Largo, MD. Under Pastor Battle’s leadership, Zion Church has grown to over 5,000 regular attendees.     Takeaways from this episode: There is a Conclusion to your Confusion.     1. Go to Therapy. 2. Find a Therapist for your soul. 3. Be ok with being Whole! Be woke in your soul.     Where you can find Keith:     Web: http://zionlandover.com/       Facebook: @keithbattle Instagram: @keithbattle       Resources and Books Mentioned:   The Bible         Podcast hashtag #talkingoffthecouch and #TOTCpodcast     Email: info@talkingoffthecouch.com     Facebook-Talking off the Couch Podcast     Facebook Group-Talking Off The Couch Village     Instagram-talkingoffthecouch     Twitter- podcasttotc     If you are interested in working with Tatiana as a therapist you can find out more about her services at www.tsmithcounseling.com     If you have questions or would like to discuss sponsorship opportunities, email us at: talkingoffthecouch@gmail.com     Make sure to also visit our website at www.talkingoffthecouch.com ​
Talking Off The Couch podcast focuses on mental health and mental wellness within the community of color. Tatiana Smith who is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, Texas decided that it is time to shed light and break stigmas about mental health/wellness in the communities of color. This podcast is a voice for the mental health community as well as the average person. Talking Off The Couch will make you feel Ok about not being Ok.   This week's episode I speak my guest Jessica Chinyelu. We talk about being a woman of purpose, mental wellness and keeping it simple, being Nigerian-American and what going to see a therapist looks like within the culture.  Jessica Chinyelu is a Nigerian-American, empowerment speaker, TV Host, entrepreneur, and Founder of Woman of Purpose. Through her non-profit organization, Woman of Purpose, Jessica provides online and in-person coaching, mentorship placement, annual conferences and community for women looking to pursue and achieve their God given passions and dreams. From a struggling drug addict who was sexually molested at a young age living a fast-paced promiscuous lifestyle to a successful entrepreneur, Jessica's courage, faith and determination has inspired followers worldwide and helped countless audiences become awakened to their dreams and walking in freedom.   As Founder and CEO of Woman of Purpose, Jessica developed the annual Woman of Purpose Conference and programs that have transformed the lives of women and altered the path of mind renewal. Her programs started in her home with just 8 women and since inception the Woman of Purpose ministry has more than multiplied. Known for her sincere and relatable spirit, Jessica has reached more than 100,000 women through social media platforms and the highly anticipated annual conference.   Takeaways from this episode:    Purpose is short term and Destiny is long term.   Take care of yourself. Help yourself by taking care of yourself. I. E. Find 3 simple things that bring you happiness and joy.   Go back and understand what God says about you. Who are you? What is your destiny and your purpose?   Find a counselor!   Where you can find Jessica:   Web: www.womanofpurposeconference.com   Instagram: @womanofpurposenetwork or @jessicachinyelu Resources Mentioned: www.therapyforblackgirls.com Podcast hashtag #talkingoffthecouch and #TOTCpodcast Email: info@talkingoffthecouch.com Facebook-Talking off the Couch Podcast Facebook Group-Talking Off The Couch Village   Instagram-talkingoffthecouch Twitter- podcasttotc If you are interested in working with Tatiana as a therapist you  can find out more about her services at www.tsmithcounseling.com If you have questions or would like to discuss sponsorship  opportunities, email us at: talkingoffthecouch@gmail.com ​
Talking Off The Couch podcast focuses on mental health and mental wellness within the community of color. Tatiana Smith who is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, Texas decided that it is time to shed light and break stigmas about mental health/wellness in the communities of color. This podcast is a voice for the mental health community as well as the average person. Talking Off The Couch will make you feel Ok about not being Ok.   This week's episode I speak with my guest Courtney Sanders about Finances, Budgeting, and Mental Wellness. We go into the two ways to set up your accounts like Segregated funds and Automatic Savings, best apps for saving and budgeting, and business strategies.   Courtney Sanders as seen in Forbes and Essence is an entrepreneur, author, and speaker. She is the founder of Think and Grow Chick which was birthed in 2009, when she made some not-so-smart decisions and found herself drowning in debt, bad grades, and the possibility of not being able to finish my college education. From this she begin to blog about her journey and it has gotten her to the place she is at today. She is a sought-after speaker focusing on Woman's Empowerment and finances.   Takeaways from this episode:   Start Now when it comes to Saving.   When it comes to Business it doesn't have to look pretty. Consistency doesn't have to look the same all the time, but the End result needs to be the same.   Take time for You!   Where you can find Courtney:   Web: www.thinkandgrowchick.com     Facebook: @thinkandgrowchick   Instagram: @thinkngrowchick   Twitter: @thinkngrowchick   Resources and Books Mentioned:   Think and Grow Rich   The Richest Man in Babylon   No Excuses Woman-21-Day Self-Discipline Challenge     Simple App and Temi App   Digit-https://digit.co/r/ZkpgypeR_G?ab       Podcast hashtag #talkingoffthecouch and #TOTCpodcast   Email: info@talkingoffthecouch.com   Facebook-Talking off the Couch Podcast   Facebook Group-Talking Off The Couch Village   Instagram-talkingoffthecouch   Twitter- podcasttotc   If you are interested in working with Tatiana as a therapist you can find out more about her services at www.tsmithcounseling.com   If you have questions or would like to discuss sponsorship opportunities, email us at: talkingoffthecouch@gmail.com   Make sure to also visit our website at www.talkingoffthecouch.com ​
Talking Off The Couch podcast focuses on mental health and mental wellness within the community of color. Tatiana Smith who is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, Texas decided that it is time to shed light and break stigmas about mental health/wellness in the communities of color. This podcast is a voice for the mental health community as well as the average person. Talking Off The Couch will make you feel Ok about not being Ok.   This week's episode I speak with my guest Jaynay C. Johnson about all things teens and the Netflix original series 13 Reasons Why. Did you know that your teen is suppose to be 13 in order to have social media?   Jaynay C. Johnson, MFT is an award-winning teen therapist, entrepreneur, author, and speaker. She owns Teen Talk, a premier therapy and educational company and the co-founder of The Black Brain Campaign. She was named in Huffington Post as one of the 10 black female therapists to know. She is a sought-after speaker on teen emotional issues. Featured as a media personality that has written or been featured by Black Enterprise, Thriveworks, Essence, Philadelphia Tribune, and more. She holds a BS degree from Delaware State University and a MA degree from LaSalle University. In 2017, Johnson was awarded the inaugural Phenomenal Women Award for her dedicated work with teenagers. Johnson served as the second woman to give a keynote speech at a high school since opening in 2009. Johnson is the author of Dear Teen Self: Tips to help teenage girls navigate adolescence and My Dear Teen Self: Guided Journal to help teens explore feelings/social scenarios.   Takeaways from this episode:   1.Teenagers aren’t terrible and they are seeking conversation. 2. It’s ok to engage with your teen and it’s important.   Where you can find Jaynay:   Web: www.teentherapytalk.com     Facebook: @teentalktherapy Instagram: @teentalktherapy Twitter: @teentalktherapy   Resources and Books Mentioned:   Dear Teen Self: Tips to help teenage girls navigate adolescence   My Dear Teen Self: Guided Journal to help teens explore feelings/social scenarios.       Podcast hashtag #talkingoffthecouch and #TOTCpodcast   Email: info@talkingoffthecouch.com   Facebook-Talking off the Couch Podcast   Facebook Group-Talking Off The Couch Village   Instagram-talkingoffthecouch   Twitter- podcasttotc   If you are interested in working with Tatiana as a therapist you can find out more about her services at www.tsmithcounseling.com   If you have questions or would like to discuss sponsorship opportunities, email us at: talkingoffthecouch@gmail.com   Make sure to also visit our website at www.talkingoffthecouch.com ​
Insecure Bonus EP

Insecure Bonus EP

2018-09-2411:51

Talking Off The Couch podcast focuses on mental health and mental wellness within the community of color. Tatiana Smith who is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, Texas decided that it is time to shed light and break stigmas about mental health/wellness in the communities of color. This podcast is a voice for the mental health community as well as the average person. Talking Off The Couch will make you feel Ok about not being Ok.   This is a Bonus episode!! After watching Insecure last night I had to come talk to you all!! I think this was one of the realest episodes for me and I wanted to share my thoughts.   Merch-teespring.com/stores/tsmith-counseling   Cupcakes and Mental Health Event-https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cupcakes-mental-health-tickets-50550080652   Podcast hashtag #talkingoffthecouch and #TOTCpodcast Email: info@talkingoffthecouch.com Facebook-Talking off the Couch Podcast Facebook Group-Talking Off The Couch Village Instagram-talkingoffthecouch Twitter- podcasttotc   If you are interested in working with Tatiana as a therapist you can find out more about her services at www.tsmithcounseling.com   If you have questions or would like to discuss sponsorship opportunities, email us at: talkingoffthecouch@gmail.com   Make sure to also visit our website at www.talkingoffthecouch.com ​ ​
Talking Off The Couch podcast focuses on mental health and mental wellness within the community of color. Tatiana Smith who is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, Texas decided that it is time to shed light and break stigmas about mental health/wellness in the communities of color. This podcast is a voice for the mental health community as well as the average person. Talking Off The Couch will make you feel Ok about not being Ok. ​ This week's episode is a follow up to episode 23 where I spoke about my personal struggles with my father having a medical illness called Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) and how it has been affecting me mentally. I also take about grieving the loss of the living. I gave 3 tips to help process the grief. Takeaways from this episode: 1. Feel the grief. 2. Cherish the memories. 3. Accept that the past is the past. Resources Mentioned:  https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/grieving-the-living-when-your-lost-loved-on-is-still_us_5a206399e4b05072e8b56722 Podcast hashtag #talkingoffthecouch and #TOTCpodcast Email: info@talkingoffthecouch.com Facebook-Talking off the Couch Podcast Facebook Group-Talking Off The Couch Village Instagram-talkingoffthecouch Twitter- podcasttotc If you are interested in working with Tatiana as a therapist you can find out more about her services at www.tsmithcounseling.com If you have questions or would like to discuss sponsorship opportunities, email us at: talkingoffthecouch@gmail.com  Make sure to also visit our website at www.talkingoffthecouch.com
Talking Off The Couch podcast focuses on mental health and mental wellness within the community of color. Tatiana Smith who is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, Texas decided that it is time to shed light and break stigmas about mental health/wellness in the communities of color. This podcast is a voice for the mental health community as well as the average person. Talking Off The Couch will make you feel Ok about not being Ok.   This week's episode I speak my guest Charles Catchings. Charles and I talk about men and mental health, how important self-care is to men, cultural and social identity, we talk about vulnerability, and how a bunch of guys with problems is helping a bunch of guys with problems.   The Barber Shop Group is an umbrella organization that advocates for all men's wellness while creating space for targeted groups to have serious discussions without fear of reprisal and shame. In today's climate, many people shake their sticks at such an approach but my professional and personal experience has shown me the most effective way for our organization to advocate for men's mental health. Currently, we have three media ventures: our podcast, a live weekly radio show allowing listeners to interact with a trained therapist, and an upcoming WebTV talk show. We host men's retreats around the country allowing men to engage in group discussions of wellbeing and gain access to one-on-one counseling and mentoring, all while doing "guy" stuff.   Charles Catchings has been involved in mental health-care in a variety of capacities since 2003. I first started working in a boys' group-home setting providing direct care and mentoring. I quickly found myself swept up into a world where men were sorely needed but absent. This was even truer of African-American men as many of the residents were either African-American or came from inner-cities nearby. Early in that experience, I learned a bit about my ability to connect and relate to the clients, in part due to my own background and my desire to be an open vessel for people in need. Though I maintained several jobs during that time, I realized I was to work in the capacity of mental health and healing. Later, I transitioned to working with juvenile sex offenders. This was one of the more challenging positions, requiring me to work through some of my own sexual trauma while trying to understand and guide young men who were often the victims of sexual violence or sexual avoidance unbeknownst to the public.   I was commended for my work with this group and was asked to join a team of clinicians working with deaf and hard-of-hearing clients with co-occurring disorders. I was challenged to provide the same level of care while learning an entirely new language -American Sign Language- to convey messages of healing and hope. Lastly, I was given the opportunity to work with male and female AOD clients and this is my current focus.     Takeaways from this episode:   It’s ok to be vulnerable. It’s ok to focus on mental health. Self caress just as important for men.   Where you can find The Barber Shop Group:   Email: charles.catchings@thebarbershopgroup.com   Web: www.thebarbershopgroup.com     Facebook: @thebarbershopgrp   Instagram: @thebarbershopgrp   Twitter: @thebarbershopgrp     Podcast hashtag #talkingoffthecouch and #TOTCpodcast   Email: info@talkingoffthecouch.com   Facebook-Talking off the Couch Podcast   Facebook Group-Talking Off The Couch Village   Instagram-talkingoffthecouch   Twitter- podcasttotc   If you are interested in working with Tatiana as a therapist you can find out more about her services at www.tsmithcounseling.com   If you have questions or would like to discuss sponsorship opportunities, email us at: talkingoffthecouch@gmail.com   Make sure to also visit our website at www.talkingoffthecouch.com ​
  Talking Off The Couch podcast focuses on mental health and mental wellness within the community of color. Tatiana Smith who is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, Texas decided that it is time to shed light and break stigmas about mental health/wellness in the communities of color. This podcast is a voice for the mental health community as well as the average person. Talking Off The Couch will make you feel Ok about not being Ok.   This week's episode I speak my guest Dr. JaNaè Taylor. JaNaè and I talk about all things entrepreneurial from being an entrepreneur of color, mental health, how to set boundaries and promote self-care, we talk about being the BOSS, comparison, and the importance of social media.   Minding My BLACK Business is a movement and podcast dedicated to the mental health of Black Entrepreneurs, led by Dr. JaNaè Taylor. The goal is to engage, inform, and support other Black Entrepreneurs as they manage the business of work!   JaNaè is an Alabama native and a macaroni and cheese and brunch expert. She is also fluent in sarcasm, lover of neo-soul and big laughs with good people. Most importantly, JaNaè is a daughter, big sister, best friend, godmother, HBCU grad, and trying to make a dollar out of 15 cents.   JaNaè is a licensed psychotherapist in Virginia Beach, VA, where she owns and operates, Taylor Counseling and Consulting Services. JaNaè works with Black men and women who are struggling with harmful self-evaluations. Therapy with JaNaè helps them create a more empowered and focused sense of self that is more aligned with their beliefs and values. JaNaè also provides consultations to Black Entrepreneurs, in every stage of the game, who are working to balance their mental health, Black identity, and successful businesses.   Consultations with JaNaè result in clearer expectations and greater understanding of how to manage self while executing their business identity.   Takeaways from this episode:   1. We work better together. 2. Search out black businesses on your community and support them. 3. Check-IN on your Mental Health and do preventive care.   Where you can find Dr. JaNaè Taylor:   Web: www.mindingmyblackbusiness.com     Facebook: @mindingmyblackbusiness Instagram: @mindingmyblackbusiness Twitter: @mindingmyblackbiz     Podcast hashtag #talkingoffthecouch and #TOTCpodcast Email: info@talkingoffthecouch.com Facebook-Talking off the Couch Podcast Facebook Group-Talking Off The Couch Village Instagram-talkingoffthecouch Twitter- podcasttotc   If you are interested in working with Tatiana as a therapist you can find out more about her services at www.tsmithcounseling.com   If you have questions or would like to discuss sponsorship opportunities, email us at: talkingoffthecouch@gmail.com   Make sure to also visit our website at www.talkingoffthecouch.com ​
Talking Off The Couch podcast focuses on mental health and mental wellness within the community of color. Tatiana Smith who is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, Texas decided that it is time to shed light and break stigmas about mental health/wellness in the communities of color. This podcast is a voice for the mental health community as well as the average person. Talking Off The Couch will make you feel Ok about not being Ok.     This week's episode I speak with a returning guest. Crystal Joseph and I talk about how to use music/hip hop to cope and promote self-care, we talk about being human beings not human doings and learn how to just be, work on your own timeline. We also speak on stress, adversity, and business.   Crystal is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Maryland, Licensed Professional Counselor in the Commonwealth of Virginia, National Certified Counselor, and Board-Certified Case Manager. Holding a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Crystal’s clinical training includes: Cognitive Behavior Therapy within individual, family, and group therapy settings. Crystal specializes in Anxiety, Depression, Racial Identity formation, and Cultural Trauma in African-Americans. Her love for psychology began in high school after completing college-level psychology classes. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Developmental Psychology from the College of William and Mary with a secondary major of Black Studies. As the author of Conversation with A Clinician of Color: Likeness, Lucy & Lemonade, and POUNDCAKE & Private Practice: Five Things I Learned During my First Year. Crystal hopes to break down the stigma of seeking mental health treatment in the Black community with first-person commentary.   Where you can find Crystal: Web: www.poundcakeandprivatepractice.com Instagram: @poundcakeandprivatepractice Twitter: @poundcakeandpp   Resources and Books Mentioned: Conversation with A Clinician of Color: Likeness, Lucy & Lemonade POUNDCAKE & Private Practice: Five Things I Learned During my First Year   Podcast hashtag #talkingoffthecouch and #TOTCpodcast Email: info@talkingoffthecouch.com Facebook-Talking off the Couch Podcast Facebook Group-Talking Off The Couch Village Instagram-talkingoffthecouch Twitter- podcasttotc   If you are interested in working with Tatiana as a therapist you can find out more about her services at www.tsmithcounseling.com
Talking Off The Couch podcast focuses on mental health and mental wellness within the community of color. Tatiana Smith who is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, Texas decided that it is time to shed light and break stigmas about mental health/wellness in the communities of color. This podcast is a voice for the mental health community as well as the average person. Talking Off The Couch will make you feel Ok about not being Ok.     This week's episode I speak with my guest Mental Health Advocate T-Kea Blackman. T-Kea shares her story about suicide, depression diagnosis, hospitalization, and why she wants to be a voice for mental health. We also speak on the church and lack of support. T-Kea wants to educate and help bridge the gap of mental health.   T-Kea Blackman is a mental health advocate, speaker and writer who lives by the Toni Payne quote, "I rather be living my truth happily than living a lie miserably.” She is the creator and host of the Fireflies Unite Podcast, a weekly podcast dedicated to bringing light into darkness (just like the fireflies) by sharing the stories of individuals thriving with mental illness within communities of color despite the disadvantages and racism that negatively impact their mental health. T-Kea’s articles have been published on The Mighty, Urban Faith, Blavity, and 21 Ninety. Making a digital footprint, her articles have garnered over 50,000 views and encouraged individuals to seek treatment.   To follow T-Kea's journey and listen to her podcast, visit www.firefliesunite.com and connect with her @firefliespod on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Where you can find T-Kea Blackman:   Web: www.firefliesunite.com Facebook: @firefliespod Instagram: @firefliespod Twitter: @firefliespod   Resources and Books Mentioned:   NAMI Podcast hashtag #talkingoffthecouch and #TOTCpodcast Email: info@talkingoffthecouch.com Facebook-Talking off the Couch Podcast Facebook Group-Talking Off The Couch Village  Instagram-talkingoffthecouch Twitter- podcasttotc   If you are interested in working with Tatiana as a therapist you can find out more about her services at www.tsmithcounseling.com   If you have questions or would like to discuss sponsorship opportunities, email us at: talkingoffthecouch@gmail.com   Make sure to also visit our website at www.talkingoffthecouch.com ​
​Talking Off The Couch podcast focuses on mental health and mental wellness within the community of color. Tatiana Smith who is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, Texas decided that it is time to shed light and break stigmas about mental health/wellness in the communities of color. This podcast is a voice for the mental health community as well as the average person.   Talking Off The Couch will make you feel Ok about not being Ok.   This weeks episode focuses on 8 ways to upgrade your self esteem, self worth, and self confidence. You will take a self journey to help you explore areas of growth.   http://www.therapyforblackgirls.com/therapist-directory www.tsmithcounseling.com   The hashtag for the podcast is #talkingoffthecouch and #TOTCpodcast Email: talkingoffthecouch@gmail.com or info@talkingoffthecouch.com Facebook-Talking off the Couch Podcast Instagram-talkingoffthecouch Twitter- podcasttotc   Make sure to also visit the website at www.talkingoffthecouch.com Intro music by Nidra Musik (www.nidramusik.com) IG: @cori_middleton77
This episode I speak with Kim Knight, LMHC and Life Coach. We focuses on Self-Care and how important it is. We also talk about boundaries and how to set them.   Where you can find Kim: www.truthbtoldcounseling.com Email:kknightcounseling@gmail.com IG and Facebook-truthbtold   References: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0061733520/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=pod0c-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=0061733520&linkId=c18a19782af46a67bd8703b6b48b2f74   https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/153314589X/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=pod0c-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=153314589X&linkId=67a569c7d216c4103f499c371079a6e0   The hashtag for the podcast is #talkingoffthecouch and #TOTCpodcast Email: talkingoffthecouch@gmail.com or info@talkingoffthecouch.com Facebook-Talking off the Couch Podcast Instagram-talkingoffthecouch Twitter- podcasttotc   Make sure to also visit the website at talkingoffthecouch.com Intro music by Nidra Musik (www.nidramusik.com) IG: @cori_middleton77
  Talking Off The Couch podcast focuses on mental health and mental wellness within the community of color. Tatiana Smith who is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, Texas decided that it is time to shed light and break stigmas about mental health/wellness in the communities of color. This podcast is a voice for the mental health community as well as the average person. Talking Off The Couch will make you feel Ok about not being Ok.       This week's episode I speak with my guest therapist Maria Davis-Pierre about Autism In Black. Maria informed us on what autism is, how involving culture within treatment is important, who are the 3 doctors you should seek when looking for a diagnoses, the importance of support, and how to ensure your child is treated fairly in the school system.       Maria Davis-Pierre is the founder of Autism in Black Inc. She is a therapist, coach, speaker, and advocate. After going through the process of getting her daughter diagnosed at 18 months, Maria changed her specialty and began working heavily in the Autism community. In January of 2018 Maria launched her 2nd private practice Autism in Black Inc., which aims to provide support to black parents who have a child on the spectrum, through educational and advocacy services. Autism in Black Inc. is dedicated to bringing awareness and acceptance to Autism Spectrum Disorder and reducing the stigma associated with ASD in the black community.   Maria is a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) in the state of Florida. She graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelors of Science in Sociology and went on to obtain a Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. Maria is currently working on her Ph.D. in Family Therapy from Nova as well.   Maria’s passion is being an autism advocate with her mission being to bring awareness to the impact culture can have regarding an ASD diagnosis.      You can go to www.autisminblack.org to subscribe to the monthly newsletter and check out all the other great resources on the site.       Where you can find Maria Davis-Pierre:   Email: info@autisminblack.org   Web: http://www.autisminblack.org/     Facebook: @autisminblk   Instagram: @autisminblack   Twitter: @autisminblack     Resources and Books Mentioned: https://m-chat.org/ https://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/resource-guide http://autisticadvocacy.org/resources/ http://www.wrightslaw.com/   Podcast hashtag #talkingoffthecouch and #TOTCpodcast   Email: info@talkingoffthecouch.com     Facebook-Talking off the Couch Podcast     Facebook Group-Talking Off The Couch Village     Instagram-talkingoffthecouch     Twitter- podcasttotc     If you are interested in working with Tatiana as a therapist you can find out more about her services at www.tsmithcounseling.com     If you have questions or would like to discuss sponsorship opportunities, email us at: talkingoffthecouch@gmail.com     Make sure to also visit our website at www.talkingoffthecouch.com     ​
Talking Off The Couch podcast focuses on mental health and mental wellness within the community of color. Tatiana Smith who is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, Texas decided that it is time to shed light and break stigmas about mental health/wellness in the communities of color. This podcast is a voice for the mental health community as well as the average person. Talking Off The Couch will make you feel Ok about not being Ok.     This week's episode I speak with my guest therapist Shemiah Derrick about how addiction can be more then drugs and alcohol it can be behavioral, personality, or shopping. We will also talk about codependency, what it is and how to change this behavior. Lastly, Shemiah will give us three ways we can identify addiction.     Shemiah Derrick is a psychotherapist in Chicago. She works with individuals, couples and families in both the community mental health and private practice setting and focuses on anxiety, stress, depression, life transitions, self-efficacy and trauma. She is committed and passionate about working with those who are concerned about unhealthy patterns or those struggling with addictive tendencies, helping to reduce harm and better manage urge-driven behaviors.   In addition to being a skilled psychotherapist, she regularly contributes and is cited in a variety of media resources as an expert on mental health issues. She received her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University (Chicago, IL) and has obtained certifications in Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Counseling and Domestic Violence Advocacy.   She was most recently selected as a Featured Expert for Marriage.com to provide guidance and advice for married couples and individuals who are in, looking to be in or improve their dating relationships.   Where you can find Shemiah Derrick:   Email: findpeace@shemiahderrick.com   Web: ShemiahDerrick.com Instagram: @shemiahderrick Twitter: @shemiahderrick Podcast hashtag #talkingoffthecouch and #TOTCpodcast   Email: info@talkingoffthecouch.com   Facebook-Talking off the Couch Podcast   Facebook Group-Talking Off The Couch Village   Instagram-talkingoffthecouch   Twitter- podcasttotc   If you are interested in working with Tatiana as a therapist you can find out more about her services at www.tsmithcounseling.com     If you have questions or would like to discuss sponsorship opportunities, email us at: talkingoffthecouch@gmail.com     Make sure to also visit our website at www.talkingoffthecouch.com ​
Talking Off The Couch podcast focuses on mental health and mental wellness within the community of color. Tatiana Smith who is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, Texas decided that it is time to shed light and break stigmas about mental health/wellness in the communities of color. This podcast is a voice for the mental health community as well as the average person. Talking Off The Couch will make you feel Ok about not being Ok.   This week's episode I speak with my guest therapist Robert Fields about how hip hop and therapy can led to mental healing. You will hear how you can intertwine hip hop and mental health, mental health and incarceration, and the importance of mental health awareness/education within the community.   Robert Fields, M.A. is a Licensed Psychological Associate (LPA) based in Durham, NC, and has been providing psychological services for 15 years. Rob has worked with a variety of clients including veterans, adjudicated youth in the juvenile justice system, and individuals with developmental disabilities. Currently, Rob works with incarcerated men within the prison system. Also, he works at a private agency providing services to families, teens, emerging adults, and men.   Rob is known for incorporating hip hop in treatment and in mental health education. He uses social media to pair mental health information with hip hop culture. He also knows firsthand the challenges of dealing with depression and is passionate about working with males around mental health concerns. Rob works to educate and to help reduce the stigma by making the topic of mental health more relatable, useful, and transparent.   In addition to his clinical practice, Rob is very active in his community. He is the Director of Community Outreach for Black Jedi Zulu, a hip hop oriented community service organization founded by Grammy Award-winning producer 9th Wonder in Raleigh, NC. Furthermore, he regularly volunteers with various causes in the community. Finally, Rob mentors students in the mental health field and early-career clinicians. Where you can find Robert Fields: Instagram: @mosley17 Twitter: @mosley17 Podcast hashtag #talkingoffthecouch and #TOTCpodcast Email: info@talkingoffthecouch.com Facebook-Talking off the Couch Podcast Facebook Group-Talking Off The Couch Village Instagram-talkingoffthecouch Twitter- podcasttotc If you are interested in working with Tatiana as a therapist you can   find out more about her services at www.tsmithcounseling.com   If you have questions or would like to discuss sponsorship   opportunities, email us at: talkingoffthecouch@gmail.com   Make sure to also visit our website at www.talkingoffthecouch.com ​ ​
Talking Off The Couch podcast focuses on mental health and mental wellness within the community of color. Tatiana Smith who is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, Texas decided that it is time to shed light and break stigmas about mental health/wellness in the communities of color. This podcast is a voice for the mental health community as well as the average person. Talking Off The Couch will make you feel Ok about not being Ok.   This week's episode I speak with my guest therapist Zeahlot Lopez about how Cosmetology led to therapy. You will learn what it’s like to be a Latina therapist, working with people of color and the importance of mental health awareness/education within the community.   Zeahlot Lopez is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Cosmetologist helping humans rebuild their spirit. Guided by her intuition, clinical training, life experiences, and some luck she currently helps individuals and families lead a happier life! Aside from providing mental health services to better the lives of her clients, she enjoys providing coaching services to entrepreneurs and those looking to increase their emotional intelligence. She enjoys comedy, singing in her shower, and cooking new dishes. Where you can find Zeahlot Lopez:   Web: http://www.vidatherapy.co   Instagram: @vidatherapy   Podcast hashtag #talkingoffthecouch and #TOTCpodcast Email: info@talkingoffthecouch.com Facebook-Talking off the Couch Podcast Facebook Group-Talking Off The Couch Village Instagram-talkingoffthecouch Twitter- podcasttotc   If you are interested in working with Tatiana as a therapist you can find out more about her services at www.tsmithcounseling.com   If you have questions or would like to discuss sponsorship opportunities, email us at: talkingoffthecouch@gmail.com   Make sure to also visit our website at www.talkingoffthecouch.com ​
Talking Off The Couch podcast focuses on mental health and mental wellness within the community of color. Tatiana Smith who is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, Texas decided that it is time to shed light and break stigmas about mental health/wellness in the communities of color. This podcast is a voice for the mental health community as well as the average person. Talking Off The Couch will make you feel Ok about not being Ok.   This week's episode I give 5 Tips to deal with Family Drama.   1. Understand we cannot change our family or people.   2. Set Boundaries and maintain them.   3. Do not relinquish or release your power.   4. Identify the source early on.   5. Understand that the drama might not have to deal specifically with you. Podcast hashtag #talkingoffthecouch and #TOTCpodcast   Email: info@talkingoffthecouch.com   Facebook-Talking off the Couch Podcast Facebook Group-Talking Off The Couch Village   Instagram-talkingoffthecouch   Twitter- podcasttotc   If you are interested in working with Tatiana as a therapist you can find out more about her services at www.tsmithcounseling.com   If you have questions or would like to discuss sponsorship opportunities, email us at: talkingoffthecouch@gmail.com   Make sure to also visit our website at www.talkingoffthecouch.com ​
Talking Off The Couch podcast focuses on mental health and mental wellness within the community of color. Tatiana Smith who is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, Texas decided that it is time to shed light and break stigmas about mental health/wellness in the communities of color. This podcast is a voice for the mental health community as well as the average person. Talking Off The Couch will make you feel Ok about not being Ok.   This week's episode I speak with my guest therapist Angela Scott Mason, PSYD, LPC about Traumatic Brain Injury. You will learn what is TBI, how you can get a TBI and how to cope with it.   Angela Scott-Mason, is a native of Mississippi and has Doctorate in Psychology (PsyD). She has worked in the mental health field for approximately 15 years. Angela’s early career consisted of working as a milieu therapist in a long-term residential clinic for children with a history of neglect, physical and sexual abuse, and abandonment. In addition to offering therapeutic services to children and adults, She also have extensive experience administering and interpreting psychological and neuropsychological tests.   Angela has worked with various populations including people with visual impairments, learning disabilities, neurodegenerative diseases (i.e. Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease) and traumatic brain injuries (TBI). In 2016, She began to establish a program that would provide psychological and cognitive rehabilitation, as well as psycho-education for people with mild to moderate traumatic brain injuries. Angela is passionate about encouraging her patients, promoting spiritual and personal growth, as well as helping them redefine their self-worth.   Where you can find Angela Scott Mason:   Email: drscottmasontng@gmail.com ​ Podcast hashtag #talkingoffthecouch and #TOTCpodcast Email: info@talkingoffthecouch.com Facebook-Talking off the Couch Podcast Facebook Group-Talking Off The Couch Village Instagram-talkingoffthecouch Twitter- podcasttotc   If you are interested in working with Tatiana as a therapist you can find out more about her services at www.tsmithcounseling.com   If you have questions or would like to discuss sponsorship   opportunities, email us at: talkingoffthecouch@gmail.com   Make sure to also visit our website at www.talkingoffthecouch.com  
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