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The Benefits of Being Authentic, Healthy Ego vs Narcissism, and Non-Violent Communication

How do you know what you don’t know? Tony shares an example of what it feels like to speak to a group of people when you seek validation versus speaking because you care deeply about the topic you are presenting. Often we hear people talk about being authentic, but what does that look like in […]

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"Are You A Narcissist?" Tony Interviewed on Michaela Renee Johnson's "Be You Find Happy" Podcast

Tony is the interviewee on Michaela Renee Johnson's "Be You Find Happy" podcast. From the show notes on Michaela's episode, "Ha, got your attention. If you're asking yourself that you're probably not, but you might be in a relationship with someone who is "less emotionally mature." It seems narcissism is on the rise but is […]

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Preston Pugmire on Discovering Your Mission, Values, and Purpose

Preston Pugmire is the host of the Next Level Life podcast, an award-winning life coach, and co-creator of The Magnetic Marriage couples communication course. Preston joins Tony to discuss the importance of discovering and living by your values. Preston shares his story of spending many years and tens of thousands of dollars taking in information […]

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Sarah Doucette Author of "Stronger Than That: A Domestic Violence Survivor Uncovers the Truth About Her Abuser"

Sarah Doucette, author of the book "Stronger Than That: A Domestic Violence Survivor Uncovers the Truth About Her Abuser" https://amzn.to/3FoX5MI joins Tony to share her "harrowing story of a domestic victim's search for the truth about her marriage. Twenty-one-year-old Sarah Doucette married a charming, gregarious and attentive man. Six years later, she left the marriage, […]

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You Say Faith Crisis, I Say Faith Journey - Understanding Both Sides of the Fence of Faith

Tony shares new information from a recent speaking event addressing the challenges of navigating a faith journey. He talks about how difficult it is to understand any experience in life until you have gone through something similar; how hard-wired we are only to see things through our lens; how "non-violent communication" impacts our ability to […]

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Why Confronting the Narcissist is Exactly What They Want!

Tony reads a message from a listener who asks, "why won't their therapist confront their narcissistic spouse?". He explains more of the origin story of narcissism and how the path of the narcissist leads them to a place where they can't possibly be the problem and why, if you confront the narcissist, it can make […]

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Waving the White Flag Against Violent Communication - A Waking Up to Narcissism Crossover Episode

Thanks for a slight error in uploading the correct file on Tony's "Waking Up to Narcissism" podcast; he shares the correct episode as a "crossover" on The Virtual Couch. Tony adds "The Mailbox Metaphor," a powerful Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) metaphor about how we decide to look at the "clutter" of our virtual, physical, […]

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I've Moved to a New Office!

After an amazing 5 years at my office in Roseville, CA I've decided to move to a new location! Effective Monday, March 11th, 2019 Anthony Overbay LMFT, Inc. is now located at 6542 Lonetree Blvd, Rocklin, CA 95765. For my clients who have been coming to the Roseville office, the drive should only be about […]

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Guest on Rachel Nielson's "3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms" Podcast!

Title I had an amazing time on Rachel Nielson's podcast 3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms. We talked all about parenting, specifically how to find the positive even when it feels like nothing positive is happening! Rachel does a fantastic job boiling down a topic to, in this case, 4 takeaways in around 30 minutes. […]

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Tony's Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Primer - A New Framework for Communication

This post contains a document that I originally wrote immediately after a couples therapy session where I felt like there was so much potential for good, productive, meaningful dialogue between a couple but they just didn’t understand the “rules” or see the benefits of the “framework” that EFT, or Emotionally Focused Therapy (for couples in […]

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