The Mental Health Today Show

John Cordray

The Mental Health Today Show encourages and inspires people to work on their mental health. John Cordray is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a board-certified counselor, the host of the Mental Health Today Show, and one of the leading voices of emotionally healthy living. John talks about anxiety, anger, marriage, lifestyle, depression, and more. Listen as John talks about how to keep calm from the stress of life. Disclaimer: The Mental Health Today Show is for educational purposes only and should not be interpreted as therapy. If you are seeking therapy, please contact a licensed therapist for help. www.mentalhealthtodayshow.com

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Derek Price: His Injury Ended His NFL Career (Now He's A CEO)
5d ago
Derek Price: His Injury Ended His NFL Career (Now He's A CEO)
Dr. Derek Price joined Sierra Tucson as its chief executive officer in January 2023, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and experience from his time spent as CEO of Desert Hope Treatment Center, a 150-bed treatment center that offers residential treatment, partial hospitalization programming, and intensive outpatient programming.During his time at Desert Hope, Dr. Price secured Joint Commission accreditation, with a score exceeding 99%. He also implemented extensive leadership training and directed multiple cultural development programs. Dr. Price was also instrumental in successfully guiding his team through the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring that safety standards exceeded the CDC’s and state’s measures for patient and employee safety.Dr. Price’s diverse professional background includes opening more than a dozen chiropractic clinics, serving as a leadership consultant, and spearheading numerous philanthropic projects.He is also a former NFL player for the Detroit Lions.https://www.linkedin.com/in/derek-price-32958919a/https://www.facebook.com/SierraTucsonTreatmentCenter;https://www.linkedin.com/company/sierra-tucson/https://www.instagram.com/sierra_tucson/https://www.sierratucson.com***John Cordray, LPC, LPCC, LMHC, NCCMental Health Therapist & Hostwww.johncordray.comWatch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/urGBPHRfZKM?si=PdmaAZjCZYBBN3KAAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Prioritizing Men’s Mental Health With Shawn Lesser
Jan 22 2024
Prioritizing Men’s Mental Health With Shawn Lesser
Shawn Lesser isn't just a father of two and a seasoned business leader; he's also a survivor. His recent struggles with anxiety and depression took him through two treatment centers in early 2023, where he was nicknamed "Shaky." Instead of letting the experience defeat him, Shawn used his inherent resilience and humor to overcome it.He’s committed to sharing his journey to inspire and help other men facing similar challenges.Before pivoting to mental health advocacy, Shawn had already significantly impacted the finance world. With over three decades in finance, he co-founded the industry's first Impact Investing Investment Bank for 16 years.Big Path Capital earned Barrons' description as "Impact Investing's Investment Bank." As a trusted advisor and placement agent, Shawn has collaborated with more than 200 Impact Funds and over 1,000 Limited Partners and put on over 50 investment convenings in the US and Europe.Shawn is the founder of THE REAL Mental Health Foundation, which has a focused objective: to significantly improve the mental health of men and their families. Leveraging his personal experiences, Shawn aims to challenge societal norms, create environments for open dialogue, and encourage authentic peer connections. THE REAL is set on building a global community to support men's mental health and well-being. The initiative aims to make a ripple effect, positively impacting families and communities by transforming the mental healthcare conversation and structure. Shawn Lesser is channeling his hard-won battles into action, showing that adversity can lead to meaningful change.https://www.thereal.carehttp://linkedin.com/in/shawnlessertherealmentalhealthfoundation***I’m a licensed mental health professional and I’m on a mission to help people beat anxiety.johncordray.comDisclaimer: This channel is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to be therapy. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis call or text the number 988 to speak with a crisis counselor 24/7.Music provided by:Intro and Outro music used with permission and a license from Stock Media provided by Borth_Music / Pond5. https://www.pond5.comAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
The Loneliness Epidemic: Psychiatrist Dr. Arpan Waghray
Jan 15 2024
The Loneliness Epidemic: Psychiatrist Dr. Arpan Waghray
In this episode, Dr. Arpan Waghray, a renowned geriatric psychiatrist and the CEO of Providence's Well Being Trust, sheds light on the pressing issue of the shortage of mental health services in the United States.With the U.S. Surgeon General declaring a "loneliness epidemic" and a disturbing rise in deaths by suicide in 2022, Arpan emphasizes the critical need for accessible and comprehensive mental health care.As the CEO of Providence's Well Being Trust, Arpan is at the forefront of efforts to advance mental, social, and spiritual health for all. He is dedicated to executing the foundation's strategic initiatives that drive measurable improvements in the mental health and overall well-being of communities.Arpan's expertise and passion make him a powerful advocate for change in the mental health landscape.One of the key initiatives that Arpan oversees is Providence's Tele-Behavioral Health Network. This groundbreaking network aims to bring essential mental health services to 36 Providence ministries, including rural and critical access hospitals.By leveraging technology and innovative approaches, Providence is breaking down barriers and ensuring that individuals in even the most remote areas have access to crucial mental health support.Dr. Waghray dives into the challenges faced by the mental health system in the United States and offers insights into potential solutions. He highlights the importance of community-based efforts, collaboration between healthcare providers, and the integration of mental health services within existing healthcare systems.Arpan's vision for a more inclusive and accessible mental health care system is both inspiring and actionable.Join us in this enlightening conversation as Dr. Waghray shares his expertise, experiences, and strategies for addressing the shortage of mental health services and combating the loneliness epidemic.Together, let's work towards a future where mental health care is a fundamental right, and no one is left behind in their journey towards well-being.https://www.wellbeingtrust.org***I’m a licensed mental health professional and I’m on a mission to help people beat anxiety.johncordray.comDisclaimer: This channel is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to be therapy. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis call or text the number 988 to speak with a crisis counselor 24/7.Music provided by:Intro and Outro music used with permission and a license from Stock Media provided by Borth_Music / Pond5. https://www.pond5.comAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Depression, Grief & Self Acceptance With Arushi Singh
Jan 8 2024
Depression, Grief & Self Acceptance With Arushi Singh
Show NotesAbout The Guest:Arushi Singh is a trauma-informed counseling psychologist from India. She has a background in psychology and has been working in the mental health field for nearly ten years. Arushi is passionate about helping individuals with trauma, depression, grief, and self-acceptance.Summary:​Arushi Singh, a trauma-informed counseling psychologist from India, shares her journey of becoming a psychologist and the challenges of working in the mental health field in India.She emphasizes the importance of addressing mental health stigma and highlights the differences in acceptance between rural and urban populations.Arushi specializes in trauma, depression, grief, and self-acceptance, and she explains her approach to helping clients through these challenges. She encourages individuals to seek therapy and offers advice on dealing with depression, grief, and self-acceptance.​Key Takeaways:​Mental health stigma is a challenge in India, but the field is growing.Rural populations in India are often more accepting of mental health issues than urban populations.Arushi specializes in trauma, depression, grief, and self-acceptance.Self-acceptance starts with being neutral about oneself and gradually building compassion and accountability.Therapy is not addictive and can be beneficial even after just a few sessions.​Quotes:"The mental health landscape in India is like early adolescence. We know it's the need of the hour, but we're not ready to fully accept it." Arushi Singh"Showing up for yourself is the first step in overcoming depression. Start with small tasks and be consistent." Arushi Singh"Losses compound into grief, and it's important to find hope and a sense of belonging to move forward." Arushi Singh"Start with self-neutrality before focusing on self-love. Recognize your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats." Arushi Singh"Therapy provides a safe space to address your fears and challenges. It's worth a shot if it can be life-changing." Arushi SinghBio:Arushi Singh is a trauma-informed and LGBTQIA+ inclusive psychologist with a focus on examining lived experiences through a socio-cultural lens. With nearly 10 years of experience in mental health, she believes that therapy can bring individuals closer to how their loved ones perceive them.Arushi's clients range from 16 to 55 years old, and she specializes in Grief, Couples Counseling, Depression, Interpersonal Conflicts, Childhood Trauma, Tracing Patterns, self-discovery, Acceptance, and Closure. She believes that therapeutic conversations are the lighthouse one searches for in troubled waters, the strongest wave of hope at the start of a deep dive, and the promising comfort of the sunset sky.This place with her will be your safe haven to find wings, fly, fail, soar - but most importantly to learn to keep taking a chance on yourself.***Disclaimer: The Mental Health Today Show is for educational purposes only and should not be interpreted as therapy. If you are seeking therapy, please contact a licensed therapist for help. www.mentalhealthtodayshow.comAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Expert Tips for Anxiety, Nausea and Burnout With Ashley Lourens
Dec 25 2023
Expert Tips for Anxiety, Nausea and Burnout With Ashley Lourens
Ashley currently practices as a mental wellness counselor and mental health speaker. I have worked for various NGOs and International corporate mental health organizations, as a therapist, psychoeducator, and in managerial roles. She graduated from Stellenbosch University with an Honors in Psychology. And her areas of specialty are relationships and anxiety. Ashley’s journey into the mental health field started with her own quest for healing. The experience she had with an awesome therapist completely changed the course of her life. Ashley chose psychology as part of my Humanities degree and fell in love with the field. Studying psychology while going through psychotherapy was an incredible experience. Learning how humans worked helped her to make sense of the world and heal. Ashley’s greatest goal is to share knowledge, experiences, and lessons in hopes of bringing the beauty of this journey to others.https://www.instagram.com/counsellor_ash_/?next=%2Fhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/ashley-lourens-a53197188/***I’m a licensed mental health professional and I’m on a mission to help people beat anxiety.johncordray.comDisclaimer: This channel is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to be therapy. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis call or text the number 988 to speak with a crisis counselor 24/7.Music provided by:Intro and Outro music used with permission and a license from Stock Media provided by Borth_Music / Pond5. https://www.pond5.comAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Anxiety Nausea Syndrome: Causes and Strategies
Dec 18 2023
Anxiety Nausea Syndrome: Causes and Strategies
Anxiety Nausea Syndrome: Causes and Strategies. In this episode, I delve into the intricacies of Anxiety Nausea Syndrome, exploring its causes and strategies for managing it effectively. If you have ever experienced the debilitating combination of anxiety and nausea, then this episode is a must-listen for you.Anxiety Nausea Syndrome is a condition that affects countless individuals, causing a distressing and overwhelming sensation of anxiety accompanied by nausea. It can significantly impact one's quality of life, making even simple daily tasks seem daunting.In this episode, I explore the various causes of Anxiety Nausea Syndrome, shedding light on the underlying factors that contribute to its onset. Whether it's a result of stress, hormonal imbalances, or even certain medications, understanding the root causes is crucial in developing effective coping strategies.This episode also provides valuable insights into strategies and techniques that can help alleviate the symptoms of Anxiety Nausea Syndrome. I discuss relaxation techniques, breathing exercises, and mindfulness practices that have proven to be effective in managing anxiety and reducing nausea.By implementing these strategies into your daily routine, you can regain control over your life and minimize the impact of Anxiety Nausea Syndrome. I provide step-by-step instructions and practical tips to ensure that you can easily incorporate these techniques into your everyday life.If you are tired of allowing anxiety and nausea to dictate your every move, then it's time to take charge and empower yourself with the knowledge and tools provided in this episode. With patience, practice, and perseverance, you can overcome Anxiety Nausea Syndrome and lead a more fulfilling and balanced life.So, grab a notebook, find a comfortable spot, and get ready to embark on a journey towards understanding and managing Anxiety Nausea Syndrome. Don't let anxiety and nausea hold you back any longer - listen to this episode and take the first step towards reclaiming your well-being.***I’m a licensed mental health professional and I’m on a mission to help people beat anxiety.johncordray.comDisclaimer: This channel is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to be therapy. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis call or text the number 988 to speak with a crisis counselor 24/7.Music provided by:Intro and Outro music used with permission and a license from Stock Media provided by Borth_Music / Pond5. https://www.pond5.com#anxiety #nausea #anxietyrelief #mentalhealth #podcast #anxietynauseasyndromeAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Navigating Microaggressions In The Workplace With Dr. Holly Sawyer
Nov 27 2023
Navigating Microaggressions In The Workplace With Dr. Holly Sawyer
Dr. Holly Sawyer is the director of the Masters in Addictions Counseling (MAC) program and an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Counseling and Family Therapy at Drexel University. Prior to her employment at Drexel University, Dr. Holly was a clinical director at an intensive outpatient treatment facility and clinical supervisor at a methadone clinic.For 19 years, she has been teaching in the areas of K-12, Adult Basic Education, and Higher Education. She is a private practice practitioner in Pennsylvania where she helps professional Black women navigate microaggressions in the workplace by helping them find their inner power through assertiveness without using substances to cope. She is a licensed professional counselor, a nationally certified counselor, a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor, a qualified Substance Abuse Professional, and a certified board-endorsed clinical supervisor. She's a private practitioner at Life First Therapy where she helps professional Black women navigate microaggressions in the workplace by helping them find their inner power through assertiveness without using substances to cope. She also owns an online group practice, Therapy Loft Collective. She is a national mental health public speaker who has been a panelist and conference presenter for the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC).https://www.lifefirsttherapy.com/https://www.instagram.com/lifefirsttherapyllc/https://www.linkedin.com/in/drhollysawyer12/***John Cordray, Host johncordray.comGET UNSTUCK Newsletter: www.getunstucknewsletter.comDisclaimer: The Mental Health Today Show is for educational purposes only and should not be interpreted as therapy. If you are seeking therapy, please contact a licensed therapist for help.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Five Ways Forgiveness Can Heal Your Heart And Mind With Latoya Shea
Nov 13 2023
Five Ways Forgiveness Can Heal Your Heart And Mind With Latoya Shea
Latoya Shea is a spiritual life coach dedicated to helping people live more fulfilling lives.Being on her own after being homeless at the age of 13, Latoya has experienced and triumphed over many obstacles. Inspired by the many that have influenced her life, she has lived a life dedicated to service and education. This has led her on a deep spiritual journey and intimacy with God. She has been known by many titles such as health inspector, veteran, nurse, Anesthetist, prophet, and teacher until she finally accepted her calling as God's vessel to do good and guide many back to Him as a Spiritual Life Coach.Five Ways That Forgiveness Can Heal Your Heart and Mind:Holding a grudge against someone or even yourself can have a profound negative impact on your mental health and even cause you to feel out of alignment spiritually. To forgive is to cancel the debit you've held onto within. It may not be easy but, it can have a positive impact on all aspects of your life.Wartime To PeacetimeWhen there is an unresolved issue within you or between you and others, you're in a perpetual mindset of war. You may find yourself less trustworthy and more impatient than you can remember. Forgiveness allows you to once again experience the world from a peaceful point of view. Your perceptions in all areas of life can improve because of it.Spiritual AlignmentMany religions and spiritual customs preach the virtue of forgiveness. In some faiths, forgiveness is a crucial part of attaining bliss in this life as well as the afterlife. When a person is able to take this step, they may feel like they are once again in the flow of life and moving towards their highest greater good.Healing BeginsBeing able to forgive yourself can be one of the hardest things to do. An unresolved matter of the mind or heart is an open wound that will never heal on its own. The moment you give this concern your undivided attention and make peace with it, you can finally start to recover from it.Increased StrengthMahatma Gandhi once said "The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong." As you come to terms with longstanding matters within yourself or others, expect to see a growth spurt in your mental and spiritual fortitude. More Happy DaysWhen a boulder that has occupied your heart and soul is finally removed, you can anticipate happier days to come. You'll suddenly have "extra" energy and time that you fill with new friends and positive experiences.Website Link: https://latoyashea.com/***John Cordray, Host johncordray.comGET UNSTUCK Newsletter: www.getunstucknewsletter.comDisclaimer: The Mental Health Today Show is for educational purposes only and should not be interpreted as therapy. If you are seeking therapy, please contact a licensed therapist for help.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
How Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Helps College Students With Adam Schachar and Jonathan Buchsbayew
Oct 30 2023
How Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Helps College Students With Adam Schachar and Jonathan Buchsbayew
Join Adam and Jonathon, two Licensed Clinical Social Workers and the founders of Campus DBT, as they empower college students with the DBT-based skills needed to navigate their personal journey through the development of balanced living, mindfulness, and healthy relationships. In this episode, Adam and Jonathon delve into the importance of equipping college students with the tools to navigate the challenges they may face during their academic years.Drawing on their expertise as Licensed Clinical Social Workers, they provide valuable insights and practical strategies to help students achieve emotional well-being, foster healthy relationships, and cultivate mindfulness.As the founders of Campus DBT, Adam and Jonathon have a deep understanding of the unique pressures and stressors that college students often encounter.They believe that by incorporating Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) techniques into their approach, students can develop the necessary skills to effectively manage their emotions, cope with stress, and maintain healthy boundaries.Adam and Jonathon share their wealth of knowledge and experience, offering guidance on topics such as developing a work-life balance, managing academic expectations, and building healthy relationships.They explore the concept of mindfulness and its benefits, providing practical exercises and tips that students can incorporate into their daily lives.Whether you're a college student seeking guidance or a concerned parent, this video provides valuable insights and actionable advice to support students on their journey toward personal growth and well-being.Adam and Jonathon's passion for helping college students shines through as they inspire viewers to embrace their personal development and create a life of balance, mindfulness, and healthy relationships.https://www.campusdbt.comhttps://twitter.com/CampusDBT/status/1560026020555759616https://www.instagram.com/p/ChYHkaFlg9q/https://www.facebook.com/campusdbt/photos/a.113792664771528/113792651438196/https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6965791714590556163***John Cordray, Host johncordray.comGET UNSTUCK Newsletter: www.getunstucknewsletter.comDisclaimer: The Mental Health Today Show is for educational purposes only and should not be interpreted as therapy. If you are seeking therapy, please contact a licensed therapist for help.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
How Fear Stops People From Living A Full And Authentic Life With Dr. Greg Schreeuwer
Oct 23 2023
How Fear Stops People From Living A Full And Authentic Life With Dr. Greg Schreeuwer
Dr. Greg Schreeuwer is a chiropractor, kinesiologist, and human behavioral specialist. He specializes in helping people overcome the obstacles, limitations, and challenges keeping them from accomplishing their goals and dreams.He is dedicated to helping people truly understand how they can live a healthier, more empowered, and fuller life, doing what they love. Dr. Greg Schreeuwer works with a range of tools and techniques including NCR® and NET®, which is a kinesiology technique for finding and removing imbalances related to unresolved stress in the body and mind. He is the only provider of NCR® (NeuroCranial Restructuring) in Sydney, Australia. In 2008, he presented at the A5M conference on NCR® and was featured in Grazia Magazine later that year. In 2011 and 2012, he attended several of Dr. John F. Demartini's programs on human behavior and has since expanded his knowledge in this area significantly.Through his exposure to the work of Dr. Demartini, he developed a hands-on coaching technique called Integrative Kinesiology™. The technique uses a combination of kinesiology and specific, targeted questions that are designed to help patients clearly identify and become aware of powerful and life-changing action steps.Dr. Greg Schreeuwer focuses on supporting, challenging, and empowering people who have felt that they’re not good enough or worthy enough to create a life of meaning. Whether dealing with business, finances, relationships, health issues, anxiety, or depression, Greg's practice focuses on helping a person take ownership of their core values so that they can flourish without bowing to the weight of expectations and societal norms.Learn more about Dr. Schreeuwer - https://gregschreeuwer.comhttps://instagram.com/drgregschreeuwerhttps://facebook.com/drgregschreeuwerhttps://youtube.com/user/BWYWBInchttp://linkedin.com/in/drschreeuwer***John Cordray, Host johncordray.comGET UNSTUCK Newsletter: www.getunstucknewsletter.comDisclaimer: The Mental Health Today Show is for educational purposes only and should not be interpreted as therapy. If you are seeking therapy, please contact a licensed therapist for help.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
A Brighter Day Helps Teens Manage Depression And Stress With Elliot Kallen
Oct 16 2023
A Brighter Day Helps Teens Manage Depression And Stress With Elliot Kallen
Elliot is the Co-Founder and President of A Brighter Day, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping teens manage depression and stress.Elliot and his wife started the nonprofit in 2015 in memory of their youngest son, Jake, who committed suicide at 19.Every year, millions of teenagers struggle with thoughts of depression, deep sadness, isolation, stress, and the feeling of helplessness. Because of their mental health issues, thousands commit suicide, making it one of the leading causes of death among teens in the US. Sadly, and too often, the parents of these teens are the last to learn about their child's mental problems, and sometimes it's too late to take action.A Brighter Day aims to stop teen suicide by educating teens and their parents about mental disorders and providing resources they can use to reach out and communicate when depression and stress are affecting either their own or the lives of those around them.They have helped thousands of teens deal with mental health issues while still allowing them to retain their privacy and dignity.Elliot is also actively involved in several other nonprofit organizations, including the Boys and Girls Club of Contra Costa, and Congregation B’nai Shalom, for which he has helped raise millions of dollars. For nearly 30 years, he has also run a wealth management firm, Prosperity Financial Group, which helps individuals achieve their retirement goals and uniquely invest their assets.www.abrighterday.infohttps://www.facebook.com/uniteforabrighterdayhttps://abrighterday.info/videos/LinkedIn***John Cordray, Host johncordray.comGET UNSTUCK Newsletter: www.getunstucknewsletter.comDisclaimer: The Mental Health Today Show is for educational purposes only and should not be interpreted as therapy. If you are seeking therapy, please contact a licensed therapist for help.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy