September 15, 2020
Is Pornography Addiction Real? Everything You Wanted to Know (And Didn't Know You Wanted To Know) About Porn Addiction

Tony tackles the topic of pornography today in a completely strength-based, hold-the-shame, become the person you always wanted to be way. He addresses the age-old question of whether or not pornography addiction is even a diagnosable condition...and better yet, does that matter? Tony shares his views on “the voids” in one’s life that typically lead […]

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September 8, 2020
It's Time to Start Your Own Podcast! Rachel Nielson of 3 in 30 and Monica Packer of About Progress Discuss Podcast U!

Rachel Nielson, host of the 3 in 30 Takeaways For Mom’s Podcast ( and Monica Packer, host of the About Progress Podcast ( join Tony to talk podcasting, specifically, what it takes to start your own podcast. Rachel and Monica have created Podcast U, an online course to help teach people how to start and […]

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September 1, 2020
Hold On to Your Hippocampus - The Impact of Narcissistic Abuse On The Brain

It’s true that the diagnosis of narcissism is being handed out a bit too liberally, but this toxic personality disorder definitely does exist, with some experts saying that it's clearly becoming more prevalent with each generation. There is a growing body of research that now shows how long-term narcissistic abuse affects the hippocampus, and the […]

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August 25, 2020
Kick Those Bad Habits to the Curb...and No White Knuckling It!

It's time to break some old habits and create some new ones...the good kind! Tony covers Richard Jerome's article "Yes, You Can Kick That Bad Habit!" Are you "addicted" to your phone? Have you ever found yourself mindlessly scrolling through Instagram or Facebook thinking "just 3 more seconds and I'll exit," again and again and again? And […]

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August 19, 2020
Everything I've Learned From The Therapist Chair - The Trilogy (Pt3)

Tony covers items 11 through 14 of his ever-growing list of “Everything I Know,” aka all of the things he’s learned from the therapist’s chair. In today’s episode he covers: If you’re going to say yes to someone, then say yes enthusiastically...don’t play the martyr, “well, I guess you can go with your friend, but […]

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August 11, 2020
Julie Lee, Author of "I See You" How Compassion and Connection Save Lives

Tony welcomes Julie Lee, author of “I See You” back to The Virtual Couch. Julie talks about the surprising series of events that led to the writing of her book, “I See You” and discussed the challenges of completing the book while the world turned upside down through quarantine and the uncertainty of the pandemic. […]

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August 6, 2020
Human/Sex Trafficking, How to Protect Your Family with Leonard, Former Inmate

ony interviews Leonard, a former inmate, and medical professional, who was recently released from jail where he learned a tremendous amount of information on how to protect our children from the dangers of human trafficking. While in jail, Leonard, a father himself, learned from people imprisoned for the crimes of human trafficking, about the specifics […]

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August 4, 2020
Everything I've Learned From The Therapist Chair The B-sides

Tony covers 7 through 10 of his ever-growing list of “Everything I Know,” aka all of the things he’s learned from his therapist’s chair. In today’s episode he covers: Let’s assume that people don’t wake up and think “What can I do today to hurt my partner?” Working from that assumption, you’re in a much […]

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July 28, 2020
Everything I've Learned From The Therapist Chair: Side 1

Tony covers items 1 through 6 of his ever-growing list of “Everything I Know,” aka all of the things he’s learned from his therapist’s chair. In today’s episode he covers: What if you’re NOT broken (ACT vs CBT), You’re the only version of YOU so far on the Earth (at least as far as you […]

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July 21, 2020
The Keys to Fixing a Broken Heart

Don’t you know that breaking up, is, hard to do? Hopefully you were singing that to the tune of the Neal Sedaka hit of the same name that was first released in 1960? And Sedaka wasn’t the first to use the phrase to express just how difficult it can be to move on not only […]

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