The Virtual Couch Podcast

Episode 161 – 4 Steps to help you love your body w/Elisabeth Mortensen aka Eat Squat Mom

https://youtu.be/JTMK-EgAHGI Ep161 4 Steps to help you love your body w/Elisabeth Mortensen aka Eat Squat Mom Elisabeth Mortensen, aka Eat, Squat, Mom returns to The Virtual Couch! Elisabeth talks about the four steps that she took to help her love her body, and Tony weaves in principals from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy into the steps. …

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Episode 159 – Can the “Language of Depression” Be a Better Indicator of Depression Than a Therapist?

https://youtu.be/-URMgWfy5u0 Ep159 Can the “Language of Depression” Be a Better Indicator of Depression Than a Therapist? Can the language one uses lead to a more successful diagnosis of a mental health condition than in talking with a therapist? What exactly is the “language of depression” and more importantly, what can we learn from it? In …

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BONUS Epic Marriage Summit Announcement with Monica Tanner Host of On The Brighter Side Podcast

BONUS Epic Marriage Summit Announcement with Monica Tanner Host of On The Brighter Side Podcast I was asked to present at the Epic Marriage Summit, and my presentation is titled, “Learn More About Your Spouse in 30 Days Than In Your Entire Marriage!” You can watch it free, along with presentations by 32 other marriage experts …

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Episode 157 – Hear Ye, Hear Me, The Quickest Route to Empathy, And Why Gaslighting is the Anti-Empathy

https://youtu.be/YudIQFjegYk Ep157 – Hear Ye, Hear Me, The Quickest Route to Empathy, and Why Gaslighting is the Anti-Empathy Tony Overbay, LMFT shares the results of a couple of studies that shed some light on why it can be more difficult, not impossible, for some men to develop empathy and what we all can do to …

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Episode 156 – Understanding Betrayal Trauma with Brannon Patrick, Host of The Betrayed, The Addicted and The Expert Podcast

https://youtu.be/jALqkxuHwI8 Ep156 Betrayal Trauma w/Brannon Patrick Host of The Betrayed, The Addict and The Expert Podcast Brannon Patrick is an expert in the field of Betrayal Trauma, and he plays the role of “the Expert” in the popular podcast “The Betrayed, The Addict and The Expert.” His podcast follows the recovery journey of Ashlynn and …

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Episode 155 – Kurt Francom of LeadingSaints.org on Being a Leader, Not a Calling, Using the Word “Addiction” and his Liberating Saints Virtual Pornography Recovery Summit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uOETcuFjbE Episode 155 – Kurt Francom of Leadingsaints.org Liberating Saints Virtual Summit for Pornography Addiction/Recovery Kurt Francom, Executive Director of LeadingSaints.org, started the non-profit nine years ago hoping to simply provide a few additional tools to help members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to become better lay-leaders in their church assignments (callings).  …

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Episode 154 – Laughter Is In Fact The Best Medicine (feat. the world’s funniest joke)

https://youtu.be/9dYn2qLXNrM Virtual Couch Episode 154 – Laughter Is In Fact the Best Medicine Is laughter actually good for you? What if you feel like there isn’t a lot of humor in your life? In this episode Tony covers the topic of humor from the therapist’s point of view, by reviewing Laura Johnson, LMFT’s article “Humor …

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Episode 153 10 Positive Parenting Tips with Ralphie Jacobs of Simply On Purpose

Episode 153 10 Positive Parenting Tips with Ralphie Jacobs, Simply On Purpose Ralphie Jacobs, the positive parenting expert from Simply on Purpose IG @simplyonpurpose and Tony Overbay, LMFT, share their top 5 parenting tips plus, Ralphie sings the Jacobs family song! Listen to Ralphie tell her story on her first visit to the Virtual Couch …

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Episode 152 – Zebras, pots, and spoonies oh my! What chronic pain sufferers wish you knew! Nicole Alldredge & Aisley Johnson co-authors of The Mindflight Journal

https://youtu.be/1LZ4VQ_RiXk Ep152 Zebras, POTS and Spoonies, Oh My! What Chronic Pain Sufferers Wish You Knew! Nicole Alldredge and Aisley Johnson, Co-Authors of The Mindflight Journal Is chronic pain your mentor, or your master? Nicole Alldredge and Aisley Johnson, co-authors of The Mindflight Journal, join Tony Overbay, LMFT on episode 152 of the Virtual Couch Podcast. …

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Episode 151 – Is Your Marriage In Trouble!? Gottman’s 4 Horsemen: Criticism, Contempt, Defensiveness, and Stonewalling

https://youtu.be/BpxjgyIuTK0 Episode 151 – Is Your Marriage In Trouble!? Gottman’s 4 Horsemen: Criticism, Contempt, Defensiveness and Stonewalling Criticism, Contempt, Defensiveness and Stonewalling, also known by world renowned marriage researcher John Gottman as the Four Horsemen, are signs that your marriage may, or more likely is, in need of repair. Gottman, who, along with his wife Julie, …

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Episode 150 – Exploring the World of Online Therapy w/Betterhelp.com’s Haesue Jo, LMFT, Clinical Support Lead

https://youtu.be/Ug94P7KEdIA Ep150 Exploring Online Therapy w/Betterhelp.com’s Haesue Jo, LMFT Today we dive into the world of online therapy with Haesue Jo, a licensed marriage and family therapist, as well as the clinical support lead for Betterhelp.com. We discuss how Betterhelp.com was started, as well as what the client experience is like from the initial assessment through meeting …

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Episode 149 – Confirmation Bias, aka Why Are There So Many Teslas?

https://youtu.be/Y5heXJ1J7k0 Ep149 Confirmation Bias, Or Why Are There So Many Teslas? Have you ever bought a new car, and then all of a sudden felt like everybody was driving one? Or the same can be said for almost any type of purchase, or hair style, even some of the phrases that you say, right? (See …

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Episode 148 – Part 2 My ADHD (ADD inattentive type) and Me, Frenemies From Waaaay Back!

Episode 148 Part 2 My ADHD (Add inattentive type) and Me! In part 2 of a 2 part episode on ADHD, Tony Overbay LMFT shares his own personal journey of living with undiagnosed, untreated ADHD as well as what led him to seek help, the process of receiving a diagnosis, and what life has been …

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Episode 146 – McKinley Overbay Returns! 7 Things She Learned from Depression and Anxiety, Plus Father/Daughter Q&A

https://youtu.be/X38SyBJZU_I Ep146 McKinley Overbay Returns! 7 Things Learned From Anxiety/Depression Tony’s daughter McKinley Overbay returns for her second appearance on The Virtual Couch. McKinley first appeared in episode 91 where she talked about battling teenage depression, opening up to friends, and how parents can help. Today she returns almost 9 months later to discuss 7 …

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Episode 145 – My ADHD (ADD inattentive type) and Me, Frenemies From Waaaay Back Pt 1 of 2

https://youtu.be/l01oUa6u5e0 Episode 145 – My ADHD (Add inattentive type) and Me, Frenemies from Waaay Back Tony Overbay, LMFT, and host of the award-winning Virtual Couch podcast shares his own personal journey of living with undiagnosed, untreated ADHD as well as what led him to seek help, the process of receiving a diagnosis, and what life …

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Episode 140 – How to Raise Successful Kids, So Says Science!

https://youtu.be/qBUy0cnDdeE Title Tony cover’s Bill Murphy’s http://contact.billmurphyjr.com/ Inc. Magazine article: 7 Science-Backed Things You Must Do to Raise Successful Kids https://www.inc.com/bill-murphy-jr/want-to-raise-extremely-successful-kids-science-says-do-these-7-things-every-day.html He also refers to a couple of additional articles in the episode, one from Scientific American titled: Is Divorce Bad for Children https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/is-divorce-bad-for-children/ as well as a few additional studies on stay-at-home mom’s that …

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Episode 139 How to Empathy! Do You Really Know What Someone is Going Through? Bonus, Empathetic Statements Included!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzVJS52Gs1o&feature=youtu.be 139 How To Empathy! Do You REALLY Know What Someone Else is Going Through? Plus Bonus Empathetic Statements! “I know how you feel.” Do you really? While this phrase is well-meaning, can one truly understand what another is going through when each one of us is an entirely unique individual with only our own …

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Episode 135 Dan Radin, CEO of Auxbus, On Creating an End-to-End Podcasting Platform, State of Podcasting and More

https://youtu.be/bz0Fbp3neGM Ep135 Dan Radin, CEO of Auxbus on Creating and End-to-End Podcasting Platform, State of Podcasting, More Dan Radin, CEO of Auxbus, joins Tony Overbay, LMFT on The Virtual Couch podcast to discuss what led Dan, a 15-year veteran of the audio industry, to venture out on his own and start a company with the …

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Episode 134 Early Riser, or Night Owl, Who is More Productive? Can You Change?

https://youtu.be/zD-1_WgAFEQ Ep134 Early Riser, Or Night Owl, Who is More Productive? And Can You Change? Do you consider yourself a morning person, or a night owl? And who is more productive? More importantly, if you are a night owl but you want to become an early riser is that even possible? In this episode discover …

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Episode 133 Rob Winkler, 5th Planet Games, on Parasocial Relationships, and Why the Game of Thrones Finale Feels Like a Breakup

https://youtu.be/Ys-Pav_RbeI 133 Rob Winkler on Parasocial Relationships, Why the Game of Thrones Finale Felt Like a Breakup Rob Winkler, 5th Planet Games, on Parasocial Relationships, Why the Game of Thrones Finale Feels Like a Breakup. Rob Winkler, Founder and Studio Lead of 5th Planet Games started writing a blog during the final season of HBO’s …

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Episode 132 Is Gaslighting Always Intentional? Plus, More Real-life Gaslighting Examples!

132 Is Gaslighting Always Intentional? The phrase “gaslighting” is making the rounds lately, and with the increased awareness around the term, many people are accusing their spouses, parents, and co-workers of gaslighting them in all areas of life. As a matter of fact, my wife even pointed out to me recently that technically I was …

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Episode 131 Therapy Session 1, Sitting in My Office to Talk Pornography (For Addicts, Spouses, and Parents). Part 1

https://youtu.be/bf3sZFk14Tc Ep131 Therapy Session 1, Sitting in My Off cie to Talk Pornography Recovery (For Addicts, Spouses, and Parents? I wanted to go a bit off-script in this 2-part episode to talk about what it would look like if you were coming to see me to talk about pornography addiction. Is it an addiction? Why …

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Episode 130 Dr. Kevin Pugh on Transformative Experiences in Education

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4vcrSDwwyA&t=2154s Ep130 Dr. Kevin Pugh on Transformative Experiences in Education Dr. Kevin Pugh joins Tony to talk about Transformative Experiences in education. Dr. Pugh, a high school friend of Tony’s, is one of the pioneers in the field of Transformative Experience Theory, which is a belief that “life is about having rich experiences and the things …

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