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The Therapy Gents Podcast

Join us, Michael Medley, LPC and Andy Newman, LAC, as we discuss common issues clients face everyday. We cover communication patterns, boundaries, the power of responsibility, vulnerability, validation, and much more. Additionally, we will be doing a book reviews from time-to-time, to help you expand your library. We would appreciate any feedback and topic ideas for future podcasts. We hope you enjoy the conversations.

This podcast is not intended to be a substitute for seeking help from a licensed mental health professional. The podcast offers educational information only and is provided as general information. 

While the podcast is chock full of good information, which can be helpful, it does not constitute a professional therapeutic relationship. If you do need professional help, and live in AZ, ID, or UT, please call the office and schedule your appointment, in-office or telehealth, today. 


Sept 08, 2023

021: What Part of Med Did That?! Internal Family Systems Therapy Intro and 'No Bad Parts' by Dr. Richard Schwartz Book Review 

          This episode goes on a bird's eye view of Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy. This approach looks at our individual inner 'parts' and how to find the 'Self'. 

Sept 1, 2023

020: Fear is the Mindkiller

          This episode explores how the emotion of fear can alter they way we view the world around us and ways to face our fears with courage and responsibility.

Aug 25, 2023

019: 9 Different Types of Love

          This episode dives into the meaning and types of Love. In English we are limited to the one word, love. However, in Greek there are 9 words for various types of Love we can experience. 

Aug 18, 2023

018: Healthy & Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms

          This episode goes on a journey to identify the differences between healthy and unhealthy coping mechanisms. We all have them, and can you recognize yours. 

Aug 14, 2023

017: Trauma

          This episode we take a look at various types of trauma, and the difference of "Big T" and "Little t" trauma. We also talk about some ways to begin addressing past trauma to help heal. 

Aug 4, 2023

016: The Value of Gratitude, Love & Honesty: Quotes and Wisdom

          This episode we go over some of our favorite quotes and how we use them with our clients. As you listen, you will notice Michael has a lot more quotes to share. Enjoy the wisdom of the ancients and modern day film greats. 

July 21, 2023

015: Cognitive Distortions

          This episode covers a short list of common cognitive distortions, or "Stinking Thinking." Along with some simple ways to identify the themes of your automatic negative thoughts (ANTs) and begin to change them to something less problematic. 

July 14, 2023

014: The Seven Desires

          This episode is a continuation of sorts from last week's episode and is based off a book titled, "The Seven Desires" by Mark & Debbie Laaser. We address the Seven Desires that all humans need in their lives; 1. To be Heard & Understood, 2. To be Affirmed,  3. To be Grateful (Blessed), 4. To be Safe, 5. To Have Meaningful Touch, 6. To be Chosen, and 7. To be Included.

July 8, 2023

013: The Seven Deadly Wounds

          This episode tackles the common ways we are wounded by those we love, and that might even be ourself. The Seven Deadly Wounds include: Abandonment, Fear, Powerlessness, Hopelessness, Confusion, Rejection, and Shame.

June 30, 2023

012: Lobsters, Dopamine & Your Happiness

          This episode we have a fun discussion about what we can learn from lobsters and mental health.

June 16, 2023

011: Understanding Addiction and Breaking Down the Stigma

          This episode addictions are explored, how they can manifest, ways to recognize your addictive patterns, and how to break out of the stigma. 

June 9, 2023

010: The Boy, The Mole, The Fox, & The Horse - a book review

          This episode reviews a wonderful book of wisdom by Charlie Mackesy. Turn to any page and you will find a nugget of wisdom that will make you think for hours. 

May 26, 2023

009: Shame in Society & Social Media + Developing Shame Resilience (Part3)

          This episode we close our journey on how shame affects us and how it shows up in society, social media and more. 

May 26, 2023

008: Becoming Shame Resilient (Part 2)

          This episode continues were we left off talking about shame and how it affects us.

May 19, 2023

007: Becoming Shame Resilient (Part1)

          This episode begins our journey into the world of shame and how it affects our daily living. 

May 12, 2023

006: Logotherapy in a Nutshell: Finding Meaning & Purpose in Life (Man's Search for Meaning cont.)

          This episode we go into the work of Viktor Frankl and the therapeutic approach he created called, Logotherapy. Dr. Frankl's work seeks to help individuals confront their suffering to reorient their perspective towards meaning. 

May 5, 2023

005: Finding Meaning Through Suffering: Book Discussion of Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

          This episode is part one of a two part series. Here we go over Dr. Frankl's experiences while he was held captive in four concentration camps during WWII. It was while he was in the camps that he finalized his own approach to psychotherapy, Logotherapy.

April 28, 2023

004: ACTS - Exploring Emotional Conflict

          This episode continues addressing healthy communication by being able to Acknowledge the emotion, Clarify the emotional story, Tend to the needs, and Support always. 

April 21, 2023

003: Roadmap to Healthy Communication in Relationships | Gottman 4 Horsemen

          This episode the work of John and Julie Gottman's the Four Horsemen is unraveled. We breakdown each of the dreaded horsemen; Criticism, Defensiveness, Contempt, and Stonewalling.

April 14, 2023

002: Validation Brings Light

          This episode highlights the power of validation in relationships. As Michael says in the episode, "Shame casts a long shadow. Validation brings light."

April 7, 2023

001: Boundaries! How to recognize a need for boundaries, when to set them, and how to hold them.

          This episode is our first ever show! We are excited to have you here with us as we explore the importance of BOUNDARIES! 

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