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Articles by Jodi Aman about therapy with real clients recovering from depression, abuse, anxiety and relationship problems.

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What Your Dreams Mean: Interpreting Dreams and Stopping Nightmares (Ep. 3)

Do you wonder what your dreams mean? Dream interpretation has been part of psychotherapy and humanity for a long time. Curiosity has us desiring to unravel the subconscious messages they may contain. Therapists and dream interpreters explore symbols, emotions, and narratives within dreams to shed light on the dreamer’s inner conflicts, desires, and experiences. They […]

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The Pitfalls of Self-Diagnosis: TikTok Diagnosis -The Therapist Mom Show (Ep. 2)

In the digital age, self-diagnosis has become increasingly prevalent, thanks in part to the vast wealth of medical information available online. This phenomenon offers both opportunities and challenges, making it a topic ripe for exploration. This week Dr. Jodi discussed the pitfalls of diagnosing yourself with problems. On one hand, self-diagnosis empowers individuals to take

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My Therapist Hot Takes – The Therapist Mom Show World Premier (Ep. 1)

My Therapist Hot Takes Anxiety is not a mental illness Anxiety comes with the context of other problems. It is a regular human reaction to our world, but you don’t have to stay there. You can teach yourself to feel better by overriding your anxious thoughts with your mammalian brain. Therapists are often wrong Therapist

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Relationship Red Flags and Deal-Breakers To Look Out For

Learn these relationship red flags so you can avoid toxic relationships that sideline your life! Watch the Video: Relationship Red Flags and Deal-Breakers Transcription of the Video Relationship Red Flags and Relationship Deal-Breakers Red flags are warning signs that suggest potential issues or challenges in a relationship. It’s important to recognize relationship red flags early

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Face Any Challenge: Handle Problems and Deal with Difficulty

In this video, learn the three steps to take when facing a difficult situation. I have taught it to my clients for over a decade, and it works for everything! Watch Face Any Challenge: Handle Problems and Deal with Difficulty to learn the 3 steps to handling any problem or challenge. How to Face Any

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The Teenage Brain: Understanding Anxiety and Depression in Teens, with Kasey Crist

Welcome to Anxiety, I’m So Done with You! podcast’s BONUS episode: The Teenage Brain with Kasey Crist, author of a book by that same name ‘The Teenage Brain: Understanding Anxiety and Depression in Teenagers’.  https://amzn.to/46n2ptY It’s a guide for parents, counselors, and teenagers, and it is so jam-packed with resources that you are going to

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What is Empathy? 6 Benefits of Empathy and 4 Ways to Hone It

Understanding Empathy: A Powerful Skill with Amazing Benefits

Empathy is the ability to understand and experience the feelings of another. It is a learnable skill that positively affects your relationships.  Here are six ways empathy plays an essential role in human interaction Empathy dissolves conflicts. Understanding the perspectives and emotions of others alleviates frustration, blame, and defensiveness, clearing the path for conscious negotiation

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Who is Anxiety? An Investigative Interview with Personified Anxiety

Dr. Jodi: (Voice over) This role-play was created as a sample of the Interview with Anxiety activity from the COMPASS Curriculum. In it, Elton, the WCALM news anchor, interviews Anxiety, in attempts to expose it for the fraud it is. After a few minutes of challenging Anxiety, Elton turns to Sonic, a higher schooler, to

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