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Get Mental

By Cecille Ahrens LCSW, CEAP CA LCS #24126
#GetMental is a podcast hosted by San Diego-based psychotherapist Cecille Ahrens, LCSW, CEAP. The show talks about all things mental health, the benefits of therapy, real ways to cope, and new ways to perceive and relate to yourself and to the world at large. Be supported, be moved, be changed.

Note: This podcast is informational only and is not a substitute for therapy or professional advice. The content shared are the host(s) and guest (s) perspectives and opinions.

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Ep. 79: Emotionally Immature Parenting
In this episode, San Diego-based psychotherapist Cecille Ahrens, LCSW, CEAP talks about the devastating impact and long term effects of emotionally immature parenting (EIP). Learn about the characteristics of EIP and ways to heal and reclaim your personal power.
31:40
September 15, 2021
Ep. 78: Dream On: The elusive nature of sleep in America
Despite our basic, biological need for sleep, many Americans are chronically sleep deprived and/or have difficulties falling asleep or staying asleep. Why is that and what can you do about it? And why should you care?
38:04
August 21, 2021
Ep. 77: Workplace Stress and Mental Health
A certain amount of work stress is a part of life, however chronic and excessive workplace stress does not have to be your norm. This type of stress takes a real toll on our lives, including the development of mental health conditions. Cecille Ahrens, LCSW, CEAP talks about the real impact of occupational stress and effective ways to cope. Full of practical tips to empower yourself.
40:38
May 27, 2021
Ep. 76: The Basics of Love - The Five Ingredients Of Satisfying Relationships
Cecille Ahrens, LCSW shares her “Top 5” necessary elements for a healthy and satisfying relationship. Loving relationships need a solid foundation for it to survive and thrive. Healthy relationships require effort, patience, commitment and humility. In the end, we all yearn for love, acceptance and belonging. Here are Cecille’s building blocks for a healthier love, based on her 20+ years of experience working with people from all walks of life, as well as her own personal experiences as a human, wife, mom, daughter, friend, neighbor (etc.), trying to cultivate healthier relationships in her own life.
39:56
May 18, 2021
EP 75: Your Weight Is Not Your Worth
Cecille Ahrens, LCSW, CEAP talks about weight stigma, body shaming and all the big and small ways (micro aggressions) that create harm and perpetuate the false beauty myths. This episode will inspire, inform and discuss ways to push back against the culture, and real ways to reframe your experiences and connect with your body with loving-kindness.
38:39
April 16, 2021
EP 74: Feelings of Inadequacy ~ The Cost of Traumatic Injuries.
This episode talks about the pervasive effects of limiting beliefs & negative cognitions and the central role that trauma plays in the self-loathing spiral. Cecille AHRENS, LCSW, CEAP also discusses risk and protective factors related to feelings of Inadequacy, including the ACE Study (Adverse Childhood Experiences).
45:35
March 31, 2021
EP 73: Trauma is a Monster
In this episode, Cecille talks about the web of destruction that trauma can have on our lives. Cecille breaks down the long-lasting, overt and covert ways Trauma plays out in our lives and why it is necessary to break free from our trauma bonds.
33:09
March 19, 2021
EP 72: Toxic Shame
Cecille Ahrens, LCSW talks about Shame vs. Guilt and why shame is “the cancer of the soul”. A general overview of the benefits of therapy, specifically EMDR and IFS, in addressing toxic shame.
29:28
March 4, 2021
EP 71: Why Grief & Loss Hurt So Much
OkWhat is grief? What is loss? And why does it hurt so much? In this episode, Cecille Ahrens, LCSW explores our fears around uncertainty and impermanence, why grief knocks us off our center. She also takes about normal vs. complicated grief, and ways to support ourselves.
21:53
February 18, 2021
EP 70: Unpacking Infidelity.
In this episode, Cecille Ahrens talks about the complexity of infidelity with Across The County Radio host Mr. Noah Dingley, and the various reasons & risk factors that lead people to “cheat” on their partners. Plus some interesting stats!
50:48
February 11, 2021
EP 65: How Not To Fail. Secrets to meaningful goal-setting.
You are not your goals. You are values. This is the first step in realizing your goals. There are predictable reasons why Resolutions and traditional goal setting methods don’t work. Cecille talks about the Why, Who, What, When, and How of successful and meaningful goal setting!
32:34
February 11, 2021
EP.69: Healthy Anxiety vs. Unhealthy Anxiety
Did you know: Anxiety Disorders are the most common of all mental health conditions? Women are more prone to experience it than men? And It is highly treatable and manageable? Cecille Ahrens, LCSW, CEAP breaks down the protective functions of healthy anxiety and the symptoms of unhealthy anxiety or anxiety that causes us more harm than good.
52:29
February 3, 2021
EP 68: How to Cope NOW. Radio Interview @ Across The County radio.
Interview with Across The County radio (San Diego) with Mr. NOAH DINGLEY. Cecille shares self-assessment tips to help you recognize red flags and healthy coping skills you can apply to your life now, without spending a ton of money or without seeing a therapist!
31:32
January 24, 2021
EP. 67: Violent Extremists - Myths vs. Facts
Cecille talks about violent extremism, discusses risk factors and research and as always, encourages us all to practice open-mindedness, curiosity and kindness.
34:31
January 18, 2021
EP 66: Making Sense of Political Violence.
The United States is experiencing a period of great instability and divide. Cecille offers hope and objectivity, and invites us all to move towards peace & unity. “We are either part of the solution or the problem”. She urges us to reflect on the true meaning of Democracy, and to practice love, respect and tolerance “in a way that we never have before”.
45:17
January 12, 2021
EP 64: I’ve recently been a victim of Narcissist Abuse!
Cecille shares her recent personal experience of narcissistic abuse and breaks down the signs & symptoms of narcissistic personality traits. Cecille also talks about the covert ways narcissists tend to do harm to those around them.
27:20
December 15, 2020
EP 63: Cannabis Therapy - What it is and what it isn’t.
Are the therapeutic benefits of cannabis all that it’s hyped up to be? Or is it simply a “gateway drug”? With special guest Johann Balbuena, a military veteran who shares her personal journey with TBI (traumatic brain injury), and owner of Synergy. Informative and eye-opening.
40:25
November 30, 2020
EP 62: Why We Hate to Lose and Love to Win
Ever wonder why we love to win and hate to lose? Or why we’ve built a whole culture based on competition and winning? Learn about what Science says and the theory of Negativity Bias. It turns out this biological hardwiring starts to form within the first year of life. The good news is, there are real ways we can go against our own biology!
38:37
November 20, 2020
EP 61: The Science of Hope. Why hopeful people are happier and healthier!
With the election behind us (sort of), and with Biden/Harris being elected hopes are high on the blue side! But not so much for those who voted differently. What does Hope have to do with mental health? Well it turns out, a LOT! Here’s how to stay hopeful regardless of who’s in office and why hopeful people succeed more in life!!!
22:54
November 11, 2020
EP 60: Video fatigue and the real impact of virtual employment.
What are the signs of video fatigue and how can we mitigate the stress it puts on our brain and body? This episode talks about the pros and cons of working remotely and digitally., as well as effective ways to cope!
26:47
October 28, 2020
EP 59: “Election Stress Disorder”: Responding vs. Reacting
What it is, why it occurs and how to cope. Learn practical and effective ways to manage intense reactions and unpleasant emotions.
37:32
October 22, 2020
EP 58: The Politics of Fear: How cognitive distortions shape our perceptions about current events.
Learn about Cognitive Distortions and how they powerfully shape our perceptions about life. Cecille breaks down how these cognitive errors have permeated our politics and perpetuated conflict and division between us.
26:48
October 1, 2020
EP 57: Let’s Talk About Sex! Reclaiming your power after sexual trauma
Cecille talks about the impact of sexual trauma in the way we view, perceive and experience sex. Learn about healthy sexual functioning vs. a sexual abuse mindset, sexual boundaries and ways therapy can truly help you celebrate your sensuality and sexuality.
31:42
September 30, 2020
EP 56: The Upside of Anger.
There’s an Upside to Anger. Did you know anger can be your ally? It’s one of the most transformative emotions that can fuel powerful change in our lives - if we know how to relate to it and move through and with it. Cecille talks about “healthy vs. toxic anger” and inspires us all to give anger a “double-take” and go beyond this compelling “secondary” emotion.
28:50
September 22, 2020
EP 55: The Adversity Advantage: Reframing “Failure” as Feedback
Did you know intermittent amounts of moderate stress can break us in instead of break us down? Learn how stress, adversity and “failure” can be reframed as “feedback”. A radical and practical concept that has the power to transform your life!
21:52
September 11, 2020
EP 54: Financial Infidelity. When our money lies create damage and distrust.
Cecille and Tee talk to Dr. Brent Lacey, a Gastroenterologist passionate about helping physicians (and the general public) master their business and personal finances. Learn about the impact of financial infidelity - what it is, why it can seriously harm the bond of marriage (or a significant relationship) and create financial damage! We also offer you pro-tips and valuable resources to break this cycle in your life! Dr. Lacey is a Navy Veteran and Founder/Host of The Scope of Practice Podcast. For more info and invaluable resources, check out:www.thescopeofpractice.com www.thescopeofpractice.com/podcast www.thescopeofpractice.com/facebookpage
59:26
August 25, 2020
EP 53: Fear of The Unknown: Cultivating Courage and Calm Amidst Change and Uncertainty
Why do we fear the unknown? Fear of the Unknown is a universal experience . We are wired for survival. Our anxieties have an intelligence and an intrinsic function - to protect us. However excessive fear and anxiety can create damage and harm us if left unchecked and unanchored. Cecille and Tee dive deep on the subject and give you real tips on how to manage your fears and navigate the unknowns in your life. It is sure to inspire, inform and entertain!
40:47
August 18, 2020
EP 52: What is a Life Worth? When Depression leads to Suicide.
Life has been seriously interrupted for many of us, and for some, life has ended. Suicide rates on the Coronado Bridge (San Diego) have been at a steady 12-19/year since 2012, and there have been a total of 421 known suicides on the bridge. Cecille talks to Ms. Rhonda Haiston, founder of the Coronado San Diego Bridge Collaborative, to shed light on what is being done about this problem and how WE can help our community. Its a short podcast that is sure to inform and inspire.
27:10
July 31, 2020
EP 51: Financial Health is Mental Health. Break barriers and reclaim your power.
What’s your money narrative? Do you have a healthy relationship with money? Learn about real vs perceived barriers, and the impact of personal upbringing and culture on your money attitudes. Cecille and Tee urge you to redefine your relationship with money and move towards financial stability and wellness.
54:02
July 12, 2020
EP 50: Money, Mindset and Mental Health
What is money and why is it important? What are the psychological effects of money in our lives? Learn about the powerful link between our money, our mindset and our mental health! Financial health is a critical part of our mental health.
50:24
July 1, 2020
EP 49: Demystifying Self-Confidence & Cultivating Self-Love in a Selfie-Obsessed World.
Cecille & Tee unpack the definition, importance and impact of self -confidence and self-love, while also exploring the “Selfie-effect” on our culture. Learn about ways to improve your relationship with yourself, how to stay centered and how to heal from the inside out!
49:45
June 25, 2020
EP 48: What Men Do “Wrong” in Relationships.
To balance the scales, Cecille and Tee put the men on the hot seat. Together they offer their unique perspectives on what men tend to do wrong and get wrong in their romantic relationships with women. Listen, learn and be entertained along the way!
47:42
June 1, 2020
EP 47: What Women Do “Wrong” in Relationships.
Navigating romantic relationships can be challenging and confusing. Learn about some of ways women may be getting in their own way and inadvertently sabotaging their relationships with men. Cecille and Tee share their unique insights and offer strategies and tips designed to help you get more love and reciprocity in your relationship!
49:07
May 27, 2020
EP 46: Computer Love: We fell in love in a virtual space, but is it a hopeless place?
Get Mental talks about the pros and cons of digital dating and the pitfalls of meeting people in the virtual space.
56:12
May 10, 2020
EP 45: Beyond Trauma: Facing the pain while remembering our truth.
Feeling depressed, anxious, tense, overwhelmed? Experiencing hyperarousal and hypervigilance? These are some of trauma’s impact. Emotions and thoughts affect us on a cellular level. The good news is our bodies have an innate intelligence and the ability to heal and organize itself. Join us as we learn more from our special guest, Mr. Steve Hoskinson, trauma expert and founder of Organic Intelligence®, a pioneering therapy designed to end the impact of trauma once and for all. For more info, please visit organicintelligence.org
57:36
April 16, 2020
EP 44: Addiction, Recovery & Resilience with special guest Asher Gottesman.
How do we transform our lives and transcend our past? What can we do with our pain and suffering? Get Mental unpacks Mr. Asher Gottesman’s recovery journey as he describes his own process of depression, addiction and transcendence. Today, Asher is inspiring others with his story and his will to impact others through real and raw conversations about meaning, mental health and life. He also owns Transcend Recovery Community and The Heights, a treatment facility for individuals with addiction problems and dual diagnoses.
53:41
April 9, 2020
EP 43: THE POWER OF THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND. Breaking free from of our collective conditioning.
Get Mental delves into the subject of our Subconscious Mind and talks about ways to re-program our mind. Drawing from Napoleon Hill’s work on “auto-suggestion” (author of Think and Grow Rich), Cecille & Tee talks about practical ways to rise above the current conditioning and how therapy can help facilitate this process of transcendence.
51:38
April 4, 2020
EP 42: The message behind the misery + a powerful story of resilience.
Get Mental embracing the good with the bad, and breaking down the spiritual lessons we can learn from C-19. With guest Forrest Lang on surviving unthinkable traumas. Inspiring & Moving.
52:57
March 25, 2020
EP 41: TRANSCEND THERAPY’s RESPONSE TO HELP THE COMMUNITY
Cecille talks about the availability and criticality of Tele-MentalHealth Services (Phone and Video Therapy) during this unprecedented time on our generation.
00:30
March 22, 2020
EP 40: Adult Cyberbullying and Coping with the Coronavirus effect.
Cecille is a guest at Across The County Radio raising awareness on Cyberbullying and ways to manage it’s psychological impact. Cecille also addresses people’s fears as it relates to the evolving nature of the pandemic COVID-19.
56:12
March 18, 2020
EP 39: COVID-19 Crisis: GRIT + a GROWTH MINDSET in times of trouble
In acknowledgment of the psychological, economic & spiritual impact of the current pandemic, Get Mental imparts a hopeful message, as Cecille and Tee talk about healthy fear, ways to stay centered, and how to stay the course.
52:33
March 17, 2020
EP 38: Overcoming Loneliness. Why Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe.
Get Mental talks about the signs, symptoms and serious impact of loneliness, especially chronic loneliness on our overall health. We also talk about strategies and solutions to support you!
52:34
March 13, 2020
EP 37: How to get out of “Victim Mentality”. The power of limiting self-talk and fear stories.
Beliefs, Perceptions and Emotions can be misleading if left unexamined. Get Mental explores the reasons & factors that create and perpetuate ‘false victimhood, and how to break the pattern.
51:15
March 7, 2020
EP 36: Anxiety and Fear of Failure. Where are you at in your journey?
In a goal oriented and performance-based world, anxiety and fear of failure are often barriers we have to learn to manage in order to take our game and our life to the ‘next’ level.
57:02
February 26, 2020
EP 35: Why Do Men Cheat? Unpacking Infidelity
Men are statistically said to cheat on their partners more so than women. Get Mental seeks to understand why from a man’s perspective. Speaker, Author & Entrepreneur Tee Smith joins us again for this conversation.
51:54
February 20, 2020
EP 34:Barbershop Therapy: is this the old “new” way that men connect? With master barber Eric Dixon.
Award winning barber, Eric “KleanKut” Dixon joins us to talk about his experience providing “Barbershop Therapy” with his male clients, raising mental health awareness and building a community of therapy advocates in his DC neighborhood!
53:00
February 14, 2020
EP 33: Men, Money, Commitment
In this episode, we talk about what men seek in order to commit. Joined by motivational speaker and mental health advocate Tee Smith, we cover  how money and the ability to provide impacts and shapes a mans selfwoth, as well as his self-identity. 
54:53
February 5, 2020
EP 32: Psychiatric Medications - Myths Vs Facts!
There are a lot of misinformation about psychiatric medications. Often people fear their side effects and the stigma attached to these types of medications. This episode demystifies psych meds and talks about some of the ways people can benefit. Learn about the Why, When and What regarding Psych Meds with our wonderful guest, holistic Psych Nurse Practioner, Ms. Jamie Sorenson. 
53:42
January 29, 2020
EP 31: Chicago Youth + Mental Health Advocacy W/ Rickey Layfield, Youth Advocate + BAM Counselor
Chicago’s youth has been in the news for years because of the unfortunate killings, gang violence and poverty rummaging through its city limits. Rickey Layfield, a BAM Counselor and Youth Mental Health advocate, seeks to change that narrative through action and leadership.
54:47
January 23, 2020
EP 30: Beauty 2 The Streetz: A conversation with Celebrity MUA Shirley Raines
Shirley Raines, the celebrity MUA and founder of Beauty2TheStreetz explains why she decided to provide free makeup and hair services to the women and men in LA’s infamous Skid Row. She also shares her personal battle with anxiety, depression and mental health care! Get Mental gets real with a true beauty who is bringing beauty to the streets!
52:46
January 18, 2020
EP 29: Why do men have a hard time asking for help? Break the Stigma, Break the Cycle.
Men hurt and struggle, often alone and in silence. Why is it that men are still the least likely to ask for help when statistics show that depression is the number one cause of death in men? Explore and learn as Cecille unpacks this all with Noah Dingley, host of Community focus radio. Noah is a huge advocate of mental health and shares his personal experience with therapy. Plus, learn about the high-profile men who have recently opened up about their mental health challenges.
54:02
January 9, 2020
EP 28:Don't Make Another New Year’s Resolution. They Don't Work! Secrets to Successful Goal Setting!
Ever wondered why resolutions don't work? Here are the SECRET SAUCES to Success + Goal Attainment. In this episode, Cecille reveals the secrets to success and goal attainment ~ with a little bit of inspiration from Elon Musk!  Plus, she discusses what therapy is and what it isn't!
52:48
January 1, 2020
EP 27: Get Mental meets a Local Legend.
Former NAMI Education Director, Anita Fisher, left a successful 30 year career in the banking industry after her adult son was diagnosed with schizophrenia. She became a formidable mental health advocate and educator and the rest is Herstory! Join us as we talk about mental illness, it’s impact on loved ones, homelessness, barriers to care and the importance of community collaboration (and never, ever giving up hope).
54:41
December 24, 2019
EP 26: Your Official Guide to Navigating the Holiday Blues + Special Guest: Gabrielle Pickens!
This week, Cecille shares her holiday de-stress tips and practical ways to navigate funky family dynamics during the holiday season! Also, join us as we welcome a special guest, Gabrielle Pickens, a US Navy Veteran, as she speaks on transitioning out of the Navy and why she created Barracks To Baller, an online one-stop-shop for millennial veterans + Active Duty members!
52:32
December 17, 2019
EP 25: Dating Series - Episode 1 - Dating in Today's Digital Age - How to be Rejection-Proof!
EP#24 Learn about Dating Do's and Dont's, how to handle "Ghosting" and people behaving poorly, as well as ways to be rejection-proof! GetMental is a podcast show offered by Cecille Ahrens LCSW, CEAP dealing with all things mental health. Connect with me on Instagram or Facebook! For more info check our website Transcend Therapy! --------------------- Music written, produced and performed by Cecille Ahrens Music on Inspiration Corner courtesy of Tekk Music Productions Occasional Collaboration with Marcianno Music
56:23
December 11, 2019
EP 24: “Special Episode* Community Focus w/ Noah Dingley
Cecille is a guest on "Community Focus with Noah Dingley", a podcast highlighting all things local and important in San Diego!
28:04
December 9, 2019
EP 23: From Trauma and Tragedy to Hope and Resilience
EP#22  Meet Jen and Linda Barrick of Hope Out Loud.  The Barricks were hit by a drunk driver in 2006, where all 4 family members were injured and hospitalized (separately).  They did not see each other for 16 days.  Jen was the most severely injured and was thought not to be able to survive. Learn about their incredible story of Faith, Healing and Courage and their amazing journey back to Love and Forgiveness. The body remembers, and healthy faith can heal. YOU CAN HEAL FROM TRAUMA, AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO IT ALONE.  In fact, you can't do it alone! GetMental is a podcast show offered by Cecille Ahrens LCSW, CEAP dealing with all things mental health. Connect with me on Instagram or Facebook! For more info check our website Transcend Therapy! --------------------- Music written, produced and performed by Cecille Ahrens Music on Inspiration Corner courtesy of Tekk Music Productions Occasional Collaboration with Marcianno Music
52:28
December 5, 2019
EP 22: Cultivating an "Attitude of Gratitude" this Thanksgiving and Beyond
EP #21: In this episode, we talk about the science behind gratitude, ways to cultivate gratefulness in your life and practical tips in managing holiday stress and frustration.  GetMental is a podcast show offered by Cecille Ahrens LCSW, CEAP dealing with all things mental health. Connect with me on Instagram or Facebook! For more info check our website Transcend Therapy! --------------------- Music written, produced and performed by Cecille Ahrens Music on Inspiration Corner courtesy of Tekk Music Productions Occasional Collaboration with Marcianno Music
52:24
November 29, 2019
EP 21: Politics, Mental Health & Homelessness in America with Mayor Bill Wells of El Cajon
El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells graces the studio today to speak about the plight of homelessness in his district and beyond! Join us as the Mayor and Cecille Ahrens have a candid and honest conversation about the political, social, psychological and economic challenges we face today in addressing the current crisis of homelessness. GetMental is a podcast show offered by Cecille Ahrens LCSW, CEAP dealing with all things mental health. Connect with me on Instagram or Facebook! For more info check our website Transcend Therapy! --------------------- Music written, produced and performed by Cecille Ahrens Music on Inspiration Corner courtesy of Tekk Music Productions Occasional Collaboration with Marcianno Music
52:59
November 20, 2019
EP 20:Honoring our Vets Featuring Angela Reedy, female Navy Vet and Rick Salde, Vietnam Vet
EP.19 #GetMental: Honoring our Vets Featuring Angela Reedy, female Navy Vet, and Rick Sale, Vietnam Vet. This week's episode is dedicated to the men and women who FIGHT! Learn about their military journey, mindful ways to observe this Holiday and practical Dos & Dont’s. GetMental is a podcast show offered by Cecille Ahrens LCSW, CEAP dealing with all things mental health. Connect with me on Instagram or Facebook! For more info check our website Transcend Therapy! --------------------- Music written, produced and performed by Cecille Ahrens Music on Inspiration Corner courtesy of Tekk Music Productions Occasional Collaboration with Marcianno Music
58:46
November 8, 2019
EP 19: The Psychology behind Halloween, Media’s Abuse of Power and Mental Health Happenings
EP.18 #GetMental: Halloween is fun for some, but have you ever wondered what's behind it all? Cecille uncovers the psychology behind Halloween, media's disturbing abuse of power and overall mental health happenings in this episode. GetMental is a podcast show offered by Cecille Ahrens LCSW, CEAP dealing with all things mental health. Connect with me on Instagram or Facebook!   For more info check our website Transcend Therapy! --------------------- Music written, produced and performed by Cecille Ahrens   Music on Inspiration Corner courtesy of Tekk Music Productions   Occasional Collaboration with Marcianno Music
53:41
October 24, 2019
EP 18: Misery and Mayhem: Getting Inside the Joker's Head
EP.17 #GetMental, a podcast show offered by Cecille Ahrens LCSW, CEAP dealing with all things mental health.  In this episode: Joker, the latest and greatest Hollywood blockbuster, centers around a character that struggles with serious mental health issues and becomes a violent murderer (Spoiler Alert!) - Connect with me on Instagram or Facebook! For more info check our website Transcend Therapy! --  Music written, produced and performed by Cecille Ahrens Music on Inspiration Corner courtesy of Tekk Music Productions Occasional Collaboration with Marcianno Music
51:43
October 18, 2019
Episode #17 Understanding Eating Disorders ~ “Jen’s” Recovery Journey, Impact and Implications
EP.16 #GetMental, a podcast show offered by Cecille Ahrens LCSW, CEAP, dealing with all things mental health! In this episode: we will understand the impacts and implications of eating disorders. - 👉Connect with me on Instagram or Facebook! 👉For more info check our website Transcend Therapy! -- Get mental is sponsored in part by Ortiz Market - 1310 Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA Family-owned, community-minded. --
57:08
October 18, 2019
Episode #16 What’s Sex Got To Do With It? Sexual Violence and Abuse of Power.
EP.15 #GetMental, a podcast show offered by Cecille Ahrens LCSW, CEAP, dealing with all things mental health! In this episode: we will discuss what sexual violence is really about, it’s impact and how to heal if you’re a survivor — or perpetrator. 👉Connect with me on Instagram or Facebook! 👉For more info check our website Transcend Therapy! -- Get mental is sponsored in part by Ortiz Market - 1310 Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA Family-owned, community-minded. --
53:08
October 18, 2019
Episode #15 CAREGIVERS: Challenges and Rewards of Caring for Others
EP.15 #GetMental, a podcast show offered by Cecille Ahrens LCSW, CEAP, dealing with all things mental health! In this episode: we will talk about support, this time from a new point of view: the one of caregivers! 💛 - 👉Connect with me on Instagram or Facebook! 👉For more info check our website Transcend Therapy! -- Music written, produced and performed by Cecille Ahrens Music on Inspiration Corner courtesy of Tekk Music Productions Occasional Collaboration with Marcianno Music -- Get Mental is sponsored in part by Ortiz Market -1310 Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA.  Serving local beers, select wines, delicious sandwiches. Family-owned, community-minded
52:38
October 11, 2019
Episode #14 Teen Suicide Part 2: Signs, Symptoms & Solutions
EP.14 #GetMental, a podcast show offered by Cecille Ahrens LCSW, CEAP, dealing with all things mental health! In this episode: we will deepen even more on a plague that afflicts our beloved Country and not only: suicide among teenagers. Our guest this time will be Ms Joy Parkes, Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher and Empowerment Coach! - 👉Connect with me on Instagram or Facebook! 👉For more info check our website Transcend Therapy! -- Music written, produced and performed by Cecille Ahrens Music on Inspiration Corner courtesy of Tekk Music Productions Occasional Collaboration with Marcianno Music -- Link to Free Gift: http://bit.ly/get_mental Details: Mindful Living Tool Kit - A helpful how-to guide for establishing your own mindfulness meditation practice. Bonus Gift included: Mindful Eating Exercise Web site: www.joyparkeswellness.com Ph: 858-336-9971 Email: joyparkeswellness@gmail.com Social Media: FB: facebook.com/joyparkeswellness Instagram: www.instagram.com/joyparkes.coach/ Podcasts: Whistlin' Past The Graveyard (co-host): dedicated to interviewing guests on subjects related to truth-seeking, consciousness, and personal integrity. Unparked: Get out of Park & Follow Your Dreams (host): Join Joy as she inspires people to listen to their intuition, follow their dreams and connect with others to make the world a better place.
51:56
October 5, 2019
Episode #13 MINDFULNESS 101 - UNPACKING WHAT IT MEANS TO BE MINDFUL
EP.13  In this episode: We are going to talk about mindfulness, what it is, it’s benefits and how it can support you in your day-to-day life.  Our guest this time will be Ms Joy Parkes, Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher and Empowerment Coach!  -  👉Connect with me on Instagram or Facebook!   👉For more info check our website Transcend Therapy!  --  Music written, produced and performed by Cecille Ahrens Music on Inspiration Corner courtesy of Tekk Music Productions Occasional Collaboration with Marcianno Music  -- Link to Free Gift: http://bit.ly/get_mental Details: Mindful Living Tool Kit - A helpful how-to guide for establishing your own mindfulness meditation practice.   Bonus Gift included: Mindful Eating Exercise Web site: www.joyparkeswellness.com  Ph: 858-336-9971  Email: joyparkeswellness@gmail.com   Social Media: FB: facebook.com/joyparkeswellness  Instagram: www.instagram.com/joyparkes.coach/  Podcasts: Whistlin' Past The Graveyard (co-host): dedicated to interviewing guests on subjects related to truth-seeking, consciousness, and personal integrity.  Unparked: Get out of Park & Follow Your Dreams (host): Join Joy as she inspires people to listen to their intuition, follow their dreams and connect with others to make the world a better place."
01:00:35
September 26, 2019
Episode #12 Death By A Thousand Cuts - Coping with the Pain of Inevitable Loss
Grief & Loss is an inevitable event. In this episode, Cecille talks about the different types of losses, normal grief vs. complicated grief, and the mental health challenges that may be experienced after a loss. - 👉Connect with me on Instagram or Facebook! 👉For more info check our website Transcend Therapy! -- Music written, produced and performed by Cecille Ahrens Music on Inspiration Corner courtesy of Tekk Music Productions Occasional Collaboration with Marcianno Music
52:02
September 19, 2019
Episode #11 What Makes Us Happy. Really.
we will talk about the elusive subject of HAPPINESS, unpack the research on what makes us happy, and discuss ways to cultivate more happiness in our lives. Find your happy place in today's episode of Get Mental, with Psychotherapist Cecille Ahrens, LCSW, CEAP.  - 👉Connect with me on Instagram or Facebook!  👉For more info check our website Transcend Therapy!  🙏 The episode is kindly sponsored by the family-owned Ortiz Market -1310 Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA.  -- Music written, produced and performed by Cecille Ahrens Music on Inspiration Corner courtesy of Tekk Music Productions Occasional Collaboration with Marcianno Music
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September 14, 2019
Episode #10 Teen Suicide: 13 Reasons Why You Should Care
Teen suicide is on the rise, it's hard not to ask why 👥 WHY are our young people feeling so helpless? Find out more on the latest episode of #GetMental! - 👉Connect with me on Instagram or Facebook! 👉For more info check our website Transcend Therapy! --   Music written, produced and performed by Cecille Ahrens Music on Inspiration Corner courtesy of Tekk Music Productions Occasional Collaboration with Marcianno Music
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September 9, 2019
Episode #9 LMAO: The Science Behind Laughter
#DidYouKnow that laughter can reduce depression, anxiety and increase creativity and self-love? Find out more about the power of laughter in this new episode of #GetMental by Cecille Ahrens LCSW. - 👉Connect with me on Instagram or Facebook! 👉For more info check our website Transcend Therapy! --   Music written, produced and performed by Cecille Ahrens Music on Inspiration Corner courtesy of Tekk Music Productions Occasional Collaboration with Marcianno Music
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August 28, 2019
Episode #8 Enabling or Helping? How to love an Addict without losing Yourself
What can we do when the person we love is an addict?  This week on Get Mental with me Cecille Ahrens , LCSW, CEAP and my co-host Anna de la Paz LMFT, we will again talk about addiction, however this time we will focus on its impact on family members and loved ones.  - 👉Connect with me on Instagram or Facebook! 👉For more info check our website Transcend Therapy! --   Music written, produced and performed by Cecille Ahrens Music on Inspiration Corner courtesy of Tekk Music Productions Occasional Collaboration with Marcianno Music
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August 20, 2019
Episode #7 Gun Violence in America - Horror and Hope
We will explore a key point often missing in the media - that mass shootings are traumatic events - for ALL of us, and we all have our own unique ways of managing the impact. Tune in to learn about statistics, perpetrator characteristics, psychological impact and self-care!   - 👉Connect with me on Instagram or Facebook!  👉For more info check our website Transcend Therapy!  --  Music written, produced and performed by Cecille Ahrens Music on Inspiration Corner courtesy of Tekk Music Productions Occasional Collaboration with Marcianno Music
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August 16, 2019
Episode #6 Am I an Addict?
We will focus on a timely, important and delicate subject: substance abuse and addiction. With my co-host, Anna de la Paz, LMTF we will talk about:  ✅Causes of addiction; ✅Prevalence and spread of substance abuse; ✅Signs and symptoms of addiction; 💚But most importantly, we will talk about HOPE 💚 - 👉Connect with me on Instagram or Facebook! 👉For more info check our website Transcend Therapy! --   Music written, produced and performed by Cecille Ahrens Music on Inspiration Corner courtesy of Tekk Music Productions Occasional Collaboration with Marcianno Music
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August 11, 2019
Episode #5 Mental Health and Acupuncture
Benefits of acupuncture and other methods of traditional Chinese medicine with my guest Melissa Lone, licensed acupuncturist and owner of OnPoint Acupuncture and Wellness Center in San Diego - 👉Connect with me on Instagram or Facebook! 👉For more info check our website Transcend Therapy! --   Music written, produced and performed by Cecille Ahrens Music on Inspiration Corner courtesy of Tekk Music Productions Occasional Collaboration with Marcianno Music
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August 1, 2019
Episode #4 Relationship Abuse: When Love Hurts
EP.4 #GetMental, a podcast show offered by Cecille Ahrens LCSW, CEAP, dealing with all things mental health! -  👉Connect with me on Instagram or Facebook!  👉For more info check our website Transcend Therapy! -- Music written, produced and performed by Cecille Ahrens Music on Inspiration Corner courtesy of Tekk Music Productions Occasional Collaboration with Marcianno Music
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July 24, 2019
Episode #3 Wrestling with Worthlessness
The common obsession with being perfect is based in the idea that without achieving perfection we are unworthy and not good enough. But good enough for what exactly? What and who shall define our worthiness and relevancy if not ourselves? 🤔 Let’s talk about unhealthy perfectionism and its impact on our lives. - 👉Connect with me on Instagram or Facebook! 👉For more info check our website Transcend Therapy!   -- Music written, produced and performed by Cecille Ahrens Music on Inspiration Corner courtesy of Tekk Music Productions Occasional Collaboration with Marcianno Music
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July 24, 2019
Episode #2 Self-Care and Healthy Boundaries
Do you care about yourself as much as you care for others? Without healthy boundaries, we cannot protect ourselves and can simply get lost in everyday life by making us too available, hence too vulnerable and exposed towards negative factors. Boundaries are important. Let's talk about them. 💭 -- 👉Connect with me on Instagram or Facebook! 👉For more info check our website Transcend Therapy! -- Music written, produced and performed by Cecille Ahrens Music on Inspiration Corner courtesy of Tekk Music Productions Occasional Collaboration with Marcianno Music
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July 24, 2019
Episode #1 The Mental Health Show by Cecille Ahrens LCSW, CEAP
In our first episode, let me help you discover the path that leads to balanced well- being ☯️ - What is Mental Health? Mental Health refers to our cognitive, behavioral and emotional functioning. How we think, act, feel and relate to ourselves, to others and to the world at large 🧠 We're not only what we eat, but also what we think! Mental health is not just about the presence or absence of mental disorder, This is something that affects each and every one of us. It is essential we understand protect and nourish our mental health the way we do our bodies, as a healthy mind and healthy body are intrinsically connected. 🤝 Join me in building a community of support - listen to Get Mental with Cecille Ahrens LCSW, CEAP, a new radio show dealing with all things mental health! - 👉Connect with me on Instagram or Facebook! 👉For more info check our website Transcend Therapy! -- Music written, produced and performed by Cecille Ahrens Music on Inspiration Corner courtesy of Tekk Music Productions Occasional Collaboration with Marcianno Music
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July 24, 2019