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I’m Dr. Duff

I’m Robert, a licensed clinical psychologist based in Southern California, and author of the bestselling Hardcore Self Help book series. I also host a weekly podcast where I address reader questions and interview others in the mental health field.

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Episode 36: A Guided Muscle Relaxation

Episode 36: A Guided Muscle Relaxation

Things have been weird over here in the states. I need a break from podcasting this week and I think we could all use a little relaxation. Whether this relaxation is to help you cope or to rejuvenate you to get back out there and keep at it… you deserve a few deep breaths. What I uploaded for you this week is a guided muscle relaxation. There is no intro or anything like that. I just dive straight into a walkthrough of how you can use your breath and muscle tension to put yourself into a deep state of relaxation. Enjoy and take good care of yourselves.

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November 16, 2016 0

Episode 35: Brother with OCD, Social Anxiety in Therapy, and Stressful Job

Thanks so much to those of you who recently left iTunes reviews. I really appreciate it. These are the three episodes that I took on this episode:

  • What can I do to help my brother with OCD?
  • What if social anxiety gets in the way of therapy?
  • How can I cope with my extremely stressful job?

I also mentioned some links in this episode…

Sorting Therapy: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sorting-therapy-sort-colors/id1123877452?mt=8

Teen Vogue Article: http://www.teenvogue.com/story/what-to-expect-at-first-therapy-session-counseling

Dissertation: http://duffthepsych.com/internettherapy

TalkSpace Episode: http://duffthepsych.com/episode10

 

As always you can send me your questions at duffthepsych@gmail.com or http://twitter.com/duffthepsych

November 9, 2016 0

Episode 34: How to Find a Therapist, Do You Need Pain to Change Behavior, Setting Boundaries with Parent

Hello! A nice wide ranging set of questions this time. Don’t be afraid to send in any questions that you have. There are no bad questions (within reason…)!

Here’s what we cover in this episode:

  • How do you find a therapist who meets certain demographic specifications?
  • Is pain a necessary part of changing behavior?
  • Should you have firm boundaries with a parent?

As always you can send your questions to duffthepsych@gmail.com or hit me up on twitter athttp://twitter.com/duffthepsych

November 2, 2016 0

Episode 33: Self-Care With Alcoholic Partner, Chatty Therapist, Self-Improvement When Overwhelmed

Another great episode full of your questions. We start off pretty heavy and then move to some lighter questions. I did record this in the middle of the day and my son started having a meltdown upstairs, so if you listen close you can hear some of him crying toward the end of the episode. Oops!

I would really appreciate it if you shared the show with your friends and/or wrote a review of the show on iTunes. THANKS!!

Here are the questions in this episode:

  • How can I care for myself and start to feel alive again with an alcoholic partner and an overwhelming life?
  • What should I do about a therapist that talks about himself too much?
  • How can I focus on self-improvement when I’m overwhelmed with school and work?

As always you can send me your questions big or small to duffthepsych@gmail.com http://twitter.com/duffthepsychor http://facebook.com/duffthepsych

October 26, 2016 0

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