EP. 25 Man Cave

Talking Off The Couch podcast focuses on mental health and mental wellness within the community of color. Tatiana Smith who is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, Texas decided that it is time to shed light and break stigmas about mental health/wellness in the communities of color. This podcast is a voice for the mental health community as well as the average person. Talking Off The Couch will make you feel Ok about not being Ok.

This week’s episode I speak with my guest Montigus Jackson, LMHC about black men and therapy, the past, the importance of a father, and blended families.

Montigus Jackson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in adolescents and adults for individual, couples, and family therapy. He is serving Palm Beach County and maintains his private
practice, Starting Pointe Counseling Services, in Royal Palm Beach, FL. With almost a decade of experience in the mental health, substance abuse, and social service fields, he is experienced in
many areas which include relationship issues, at-risk youth, emotional disturbances (depression and anxiety), and substance addictions.

Montigus began to venture into public speaking events starting later in 2015 at the Palm Beach County Library. Here he analyzed one of the most watched TED Talk – Dan Gilbert’s ‘Why We Make Bad
Decisions’ in order to foster group discussion and analysis on the driving forces behind our decision making. Montigus was recently featured in an article in the Huffington Post titled “15 Black Male Therapists You Should Know”. In addition, he served as an expert mental health contributor for an article on Bussle.com, “11 Things To Never Say To Someone Who Has Anxiety”. Montigus is
passionate about the field of mental health and hopes to empower, educate and build awareness!

Montigus is an interactive therapist using an eclectic approach to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. He integrates complimentary
methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, he works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing. Montigus believes he can use his private practice to inspire self-independence, restore families, and empower his community!

Where you can find Montigus Jackson.:

www.startingpointecounseling.com
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EP. 24 Smart Goals

Talking Off The Couch podcast focuses on mental health and mental wellness within the community of color. Tatiana Smith who is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, Texas decided that it is time to shed light and break stigmas about mental health/wellness in the communities of color. This podcast is a voice for the mental health community as well as the average person. Talking Off The Couch will make you feel Ok about not being Ok.

This week’s episode I speak about SMART Goals. I break down how to set your goals in a way that will ensure realistic goals for yourself and help with mental wellness. Hashtag for this episode is #smartgoalstotc


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EP. 23 My Personal Struggles

Talking Off The Couch podcast focuses on mental health and mental wellness within the community of color. Tatiana Smith who is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, Texas decided that it is time to shed light and break stigmas about mental health/wellness in the communities of color. This podcast is a voice for the mental health community as well as the average person. Talking Off The Couch will make you feel Ok about not being Ok.

This week’s episode I speak about my personal struggles with my father having a medical illness called Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) and how it has been affecting me mentally.


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If you are in working with Tatiana as a therapist you can find out more about her services at www.tsmithcounseling.com

If you’re looking for a therapist in your area, check out the directory at therapyforblackgirls.com/directory.

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Healthy Relationships & Communication Tools

This week’s episode I speak with my guest Kiaundra Jackson, LMFT about what makes a relationship healthy. We also discussed communication, infidelity, and the effects of social media in relationships.

Kiaundra Jackson is the Visionary of KW Couples Therapy, and the Co-Founder of KW Essential Services and Black Speakers Rock. She has been featured in the Huffington Post as one of the ‘10 Black Female Therapists You Should Know.’ She is a professional speaker, author, and a trusted Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist that gets results. As a graduate of Azusa Pacific University, she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are: Premarital and Marital issues, Anger Management, Addiction, Anxiety and Depression, Life Transition, Grief, Loss and Bereavement, and Faith Based Counseling. Her therapeutic approach is holistic, eclectic, and tailored to my client(s) needs to make sure each person is cared for biologically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Through her early work, she discovered the importance of having healthy relationships. From that point on, she chose to specialize in helping couples strengthen and repair their relationships. She specializes in improving intimacy with couples by increasing effective two-way communication. She is dedicated to helping couples increase sexual, physical, emotional, and spiritual intimacy. Kiaundra specializes in working with couples who truly desire to maintain a healthy, long-lasting relationship and uncover their true potential.

Kiaundra’s vision is to help 10,000 couples heal their relationships, prevent divorce, and keep families together.

Where you can find Kiaundra Jackson.:
www.kwcouplestherapy.com
Instagram: @kiaundrajackson

Resources and Books:
The Five Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman
The 7. Principles for Making Marriage Work by Gottman & Silver

Staying Sane in an Insane World: A Prescription for Even Better Mental Health:

The Art of Healthy Relationships: 7 Components Every Relationship Should Have to Thrive:

(FREEBIE) Couples Edition: The Do’s and Dont’s of Effective Communication:

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MasterClass: How I Wrote 2 Books Within 30 Days!

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Before You Say “I Do:” 75 Questions to Ask Your Significant Other Before Heading to the Altar

http://kwcouplestherapy.com/product/before-you-say-i-do-75-questions-to-ask-your-significant-other-before-heading-to-the-altar/

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​​Cultural Trauma and Anxiety

This week’s episode I speak with Crystal Joseph about cultural trauma, identity, and the black church. Crystal is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Maryland, Licensed Professional Counselor in the Commonwealth of Virginia, National Certified Counselor, and Board-Certified Case Manager.  Holding a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Crystal’s clinical training includes:  Cognitive Behavior Therapy within individual, family, and group therapy settings. Crystal specializes in Anxiety, Depression, Racial Identity formation, and Cultural Trauma in African-Americans. Her love for psychology began in high school after completing college-level psychology classes.  She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Developmental Psychology from the College of William and Mary with a secondary major of Black Studies. As the author of Conversation with A Clinician of Color: Likeness, Lucy & Lemonade, Crystal hopes to break down the stigma of seeking mental health treatment in the Black community with first-person commentary. Crystal touts herself as a “people’s champion” providing authentic reflection to those who require assistance to achieve their life goals via therapeutic intervention. Crystal gained care coordination experience in a private DC-Metropolitan firm.  Simultaneously serving as a Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional and pursuing her graduate degree, Crystal acquired collaborative skills and combined it with leadership training while managing a Department of Health licensed intermediate care facility. Her love for research afforded her the ability to work with Georgetown University’s Department of Psychiatry to develop a white paper on the subject of case management. 

Not only does she practice in an office setting, she is an active citizen in her community. Returning to the College of William and Mary, Crystal was featured on the “Onward and Upward: Alumni of Color Career Conversation” panel sharing her unique trajectory as a Black, female business owner hosted in the Cohen Career Center; sponsored by the Hulon Willis Alumni Association, LatinX, and the office of University Advancement. This event served as impetus for mentorship and internship of aspiring clinicians. During Minority Mental Health month, which is observed during July, Crystal fielded questions for the Human Rights Campaign (national office) Facebook live stream, “Nothing to Hide,” a series of panels held to promote mental health and wellness in the LGBTQIA+ community. As a sponsor for Black and Missing Foundation, Inc., she created a team to participate in the annual Hope Without Boundaries 5K Run/Walk. Crystal presented on mental health hot topics and the pastoral relationship in Orlando, Florida for Mennonite Church USA national convention. She served as an expert panelist during a community forum hosted by her home church C3 Church in Hampton, Virginia, moderated by actor Lamman Rucker. Topics discussed were based on Greenleaf, a drama series broadcasted on the Oprah Winfrey Network. 

Crystal is a volunteer of the Disaster Mental Health function of the American Red Cross, National Capitol region. 


Where you can find Crystal Joseph:

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IG and Twitter: thereal_psycyourmind

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How Therapy Can be a Lifestyle

This week’s episode I speak with Glenna Anderson. Glenna Anderson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health speaker, and a Blogger. As a mental health therapist with a private practice in Torrance, CA, she teaches the message of “Therapy is a Lifestyle” and encourages others to focus on improving their mental health to avoid mental illness. She specializes in treating individuals with anxiety-based disorders through solutions based therapy, while also helping you find ways of coping with life in general. importance of self-care, and much more.

Where you can find Glenna Anderson:

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Ep.19: What’s Your Why

This week’s episode helps you understand how your why and mental health are connected. I will give you 3 questions to ask yourself to help you figure out your why.

Resource used: ​
http://www.success.com/blog/john-addison-how-to-find-your-why-in-life

Ep.18: Happiness and Mental Health p2


Talking Off The Couch podcast focuses on mental health and mental wellness within the community of color. Tatiana Smith who is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, Texas decided that it is time to shed light and break stigmas about mental health/wellness in the communities of color. This podcast is a voice for the mental health community as well as the average person. Talking Off The Couch will make you feel Ok about not being Ok.

This week’s episode is two parts. I speak with international speaker Stacey Flowers. Stacey and I talk about what true happiness is, why she feels mental health and counseling is important, the 5 people you need to have in your life to fulfill happiness, her mental health journey, the importance of self-care, and much more.

Where you can find Stacey Flowers:
www.staceyflowers.com
IG and Facebook: Stacey Flowers

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Ep.17: Happiness and Mental Health

Talking Off The Couch podcast focuses on mental health and mental wellness within the community of color. Tatiana Smith who is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, Texas decided that it is time to shed light and break stigmas about mental health/wellness in the communities of color. This podcast is a voice for the mental health community as well as the average person. Talking Off The Couch will make you feel Ok about not being Ok.

This week’s episode is two parts. I speak with international speaker Stacey Flowers. Stacey and I talk about what true happiness is, why she feels mental health and counseling is important, the 5 people you need to have in your life to fulfill happiness, her mental health journey, the importance of self-care, and much more.

Where you can find Stacey Flowers:
www.staceyflowers.com
IG and Facebook: Stacey Flowers

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Ep.16 Does Emotion Mean Weakness? A Black Man’s Perspective!

This week’s episode I speak with Rwenshaun Miller, M. A., LPCA. We talk about how he got into the mental health field, why the representation of black Men in the field is so low, personal mental illness and suicide, The importance for black men to have an outlet and to understand that emotion is not weakness, and the importance of self-care.
 
Where you can find Rwenshaun:
 
www.rwenshaun.com
 
email: info@rwenshaun.com
 
Books and other information can also be found at: https://linktr.ee/rwenshaun
 
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