top of page

Which Podcast Is Your Therapist Plugging into?

Updated: Aug 7, 2023

In today's fast-paced world, where time is a precious commodity, people are constantly seeking efficient ways to consume information and stay entertained. Enter podcasts, the digital audio phenomenon that has taken the world by storm. From true crime and self-improvement to comedy and history, there's a podcast out there for everyone. Some benefits of listening to podcasts include the ability to multitask, taking in a vast sea of knowledge, convenience & portability, building connections and community, and personal development and inspiration.

We know that therapy is a vital and transformative process that helps individuals navigate their emotional well-being and achieve personal growth. But what about the therapists themselves? They, too, need support and resources to enhance their professional development and maintain their own mental health. The team at Gooding Wellness share their personal favorite podcasts, whether it's for self growth, to tune into pop culture, or just have a good laugh.

and "10% happier" with Dan Harris. These two are so amazing to listen to. T hey are both amazingly smart and truly authentic. "Smartness" is also a favorite when I need to laugh.

Liana: "On Purpose" with Jay Shetty has become my new favorite! He has insightful interviews and conversations that lean into relationships, self worth, and growth.

Michelle: "Being well" with Forrest Hanson and Dr Rick Hanson, they are always interesting and insightful. I'm a fan of Dr. Hanson's book "Resilience" too! Another favorite of mine is "Smartless" with Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, and Sean Hayes. They offer great interviews,

and comedic relief. I wish I could be friends with them!

Lisa: I have enjoyed "The Moth Story Hour" from WNYC - each week they have a topic and offer inspiring stories.

I also like the "10% Happier" meditation app and the podcasts they have with different experts in the field.

Greg: "The Big Picture" deals with current movies and "The Rewatchables" talks about older films that you can watch over and over again. I love learning history from movies and how they are made. I correlate this interest back to my mom who always watched black & white movies, as it represents comfort, a safe space, and a relaxing outlet.

Brian: Dr. Gabor Mate has a podcast and Youtube channel. I enjoy how he shows how emotion and psychological stress play a role in the onset of many chronic illnesses. He’s an excellent source of information on dealing with the root causes of trauma as well.

Reisa: I enjoy "Where should I begin?" with Ester Perel. However, I really love listening to comedy podcasts as a way of getting out of my own head and having a laugh.

Lauren: I've been listening to "Real Pod" by Victoria Garrick. She is an influencer on TikTok who talks about topics that I believe need to be talked about more (example: body positivity). One episode I specifically related to is called “Why I’m Not “Shedding For The Wedding.”” As someone who’s getting married, I like the way she accepts herself as beautiful regardless of size/weight.

Nicole: I’m enjoying Michelle Obama's "The light" podcast. It is about her life but also about empowerment and treating everyone with kindness.

Amanda: I love “We can do hard things”…it covers many mental health related topics! Hosted by Glennon Doyle (Author) and Abby Wambach (Olympic Athlete)

Carmela: Another vote for "SmartLess!" Laughter is the best medicine for me.

Podcasts have become a valuable resource for not just the society at large, but our therapists too! By incorporating podcasts into their professional routine, therapists can enhance their knowledge, improve their skills, and nurture their own well-being. Podcasts have revolutionized the way we consume media, offering a wealth of knowledge, entertainment, and inspiration at our fingertips. Their versatility, accessibility, and the sense of community they create make them an invaluable resource in our busy lives. Whether you're a lifelong learner, a passionate enthusiast, or someone looking for a new form of entertainment, podcasts offer a gateway to a world of discovery. So, plug in your earphones, explore the diverse podcasting landscape, and unlock the incredible benefits that await you. Which new podcast show are you going to be diving into?

Written by:

Speaking of Podcast have you listened to our Podcast "Lets be Honest" Hosted by Assistant Director Liana Ross, LMHC.

Liana's mission for "Lets be Honest" podcast is to make accurate and honest conversations about Mental Health. Click the link below to Listen Now!

37 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All


bottom of page