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

The hashtag for the podcast is #talkingoffthecouch and #TOTCpodcast
Email:info@talkingoffthecouch.com
Facebook-Talking off the Couch Podcast
Facebook Group-Talking Off The Couch Village
Instagram-talkingoffthecouch
Twitter- podcasttotc

Make sure to also visit the website at talkingoffthecouch.com

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

Podcast hashtag #talkingoffthecouch and #TOTCpodcast
Email: talkingoffthecouch@gmail.com or info@talkingoffthecouch.com
Facebook-Talking off the Couch Podcast
Facebook Group-Talking Off The Couch Village
Instagram-talkingoffthecouch
Twitter- podcasttotc

Make sure to also visit the website at talkingoffthecouch.com

Intro music by Nidra Musik (www.nidramusik.com)
IG: @cori_middleton77

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
 
IG: Rwenshaun and Facebook-Rwenshaun Miller
 
If you are interested in counseling email at Tatiana.smith@me.com
 
The hashtag for the podcast is #talkingoffthecouch and #TOTCpodcast
 
If you have questions or would like to become a podcast sponsor email us at: talkingoffthecouch@gmail.com or info@talkingoffthecouch.com
 
Make sure to follow us:
 
Facebook: @Talking off the Couch Podcast
 
Facebook Group-Talking Off The Couch Village
 
Instagram: @talkingoffthecouch
 
Twitter: @podcasttotc

Ep. 15 Apologize & Survive



This week’s episode I speak with Dr. Ashley Elliott of Vivid Innovations. We talk about how Counseling effected us, personal mental illness, surviving adversity, and the importance of self-care.

Where you can find Dr. Ashley:
www.vividinnovators.com
email: vividinnovators@gmail.com
IG: drvivid and Facebook-vividinnovators

Dr. Ashley Elliott is a native Washingtonian and considers herself to
be a positive product of her urban environment. First hand family
exposure to the impact that substance abuse, mental illness,
interpersonal violence, and sexual trauma can have on an individual, family, and community,
made Dr. Elliott passionate about empowering others and working to change lives. From a
young age she was intent on pursuing a career that would strengthen her community and
enlighten the under served and often overlooked.
While receiving her doctorate in Clinical Psychology, she started Vivid Innovations
Consulting, LLC. Vivid Innovations is a one-woman business that offers mental health
consultation, lifestyle consultation, psychological assessment, and seminar/lecture
opportunities to schools and businesses. She also operates as a motivational speaker,
working to empower visions and promote positive well-being. Her clinical interests include
community mental health, client psycho-education/health education, substance abuse
treatment, group therapy, severe mental illness, & the integration of non-traditional & artistic
expression in therapy.
Dr. Elliott has worked with children, adults, and adolescents from various multicultural
backgrounds. She also clinical experience in inpatient mental health, community mental
health, and school settings in the DC Metropolitan Area. In 2015, Dr. Elliott launched
Innovator Academy and Vivid Kids. These are youth programs offered free of charge to the
youth in the Washington DC area. Innovator Academy (Youth ages 12-17) and Vivid Kids
(3-11) focus on college/career preparation, building a positive self-image/identity,
developing emotional awareness and creating a positive space to celebrate creativity and
individual differences.

Session 35 – Exploring Therapy with Tatiana Smith, LPC-S

Who needs therapy when you have friends and family? The role of a mental health counselor Counseling – a sign of strength Signs you might need therapy Therapists, counselors, and psychiatrists, oh my! What’s the difference? Why you can’t just rely on medication Demystifying the counseling process Insurance vs. private pay How to find the right therapist.

Podcast

How to stay sane while fighting the insanity around you

Tatiana Smith is a licensed professional counselor and host of a the podcast Talking off the Couch: It’s OK Not To Be OK. We talked about how to both stay engaged with the work of fighting injustice and at the same time making the space in our lives to take care of ourselves.

http://radiocafe.media/tatiana-smith/

Ep.13 FYI

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 I am giving you all the direction of the podcast and the changes coming your way.

The hashtag for the podcast is #talkingoffthecouch and #TOTCpodcast
Email: talkingoffthecouch@gmail.com or info@talkingoffthecouch.com
Facebook-Talking off the Couch Podcast/Facebook Group-Talking off The Couch Village
Instagram-talkingoffthecouch
Twitter- podcasttotc
Make sure to also visit the website at www.talkingoffthecouch.com

Friends…How Many Of Us Have Them

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 about friends and friendship. We also talk about Kenneka Jenkins. We break down the mental state of her possible friends.

The hashtag for the podcast is #talkingoffthecouch and #TOTCpodcast
Email: talkingoffthecouch@gmail.com or info@talkingoffthecouch.com
Facebook-Talking off the Couch Podcast
Instagram-talkingoffthecouch
Twitter- podcasttotc