Talking Brains

Talking Brains

www.stephaniesarkis.com
A podcast about therapy and what makes your brain happy. Hosted by best-selling author and therapist Stephanie Moulton Sarkis PhD. www.stephaniesarkis.com


Why Are We Yelling? The Art of Productive Disagreement with Buster Benson
Dec 9 • 46 min
Learn why our communication styles get in the way of reaching a common goal, and discover how you can have more productive conversations. Buster Benson is an entrepreneur and a former product leader at Amazon, Twitter, Slack, and Patreon. He’s now CEO of…
Achieving Work-Life Balance with Russell Clayton PhD
Nov 19 • 55 min
Balancing work and your personal life can be a challenge. Join me as I speak with Russell Clayton PhD from the Muma College of Business at the University of South Florida. Dr. Clayton is the author of Balancing Life: Seven Strategies That Can Help You…
You’re Really Not That Smart: The Dunning-Kruger Effect
Oct 12 • 35 min
What’s the opposite of imposter syndrome? When someone thinks they know more than they actually do. It’s a cognitive bias called the Dunning-Kruger Effect, and you’ll learn how to combat it. Also, my story of an unnamed giant in the mental health field…
When You Don’t Feel “Good Enough”: Imposter Syndrome
Oct 1 • 29 min
Do you have fears that people will find out that you’re really not as good as they think you are? Do you feel that you’re never “good enough”? Imposter syndrome is common phenomenon that can leave you feeling inadequate and insecure. Learn how to conquer…
Is it Gaslighting or Poor Communication?
Sep 15 • 10 min
I received an email asking me the difference between a gaslighting relationship and one where the partners don’t communicate effectively. I’ll be sharing quotes from that email along with my answers. The host of Talking Brains is Stephanie Sarkis PhD,…
Demystifying Mindfulness with Dr. Tony Quaglieri
Sep 6 • 31 min
The word “mindfulness” seems to be everywhere. Do we really know what it means to be mindful, or to practice mindfulness? Dr. Tony Quaglieri talks about what mindfulness really is, and leads you through a mindfulness exercise. He also lets you know how…
Coping with Empty Nest Syndrome
Aug 21 • 7 min
You may have children going off to college this year. Feeling a sense of grief about your child leaving is totally normal. Learn how you can best cope with your “new normal.” The Psychology Today article of this episode, along with the interview on empty…
ADHD After Dark: Better Sex Life, Better Relationship
Aug 13 • 38 min
Welcome back to Ari Tuckman PsyD MBA, author of the new book ADHD After Dark: Better Sex Life, Better Relationship. Dr. Tuckman’s book is the first that focuses exclusively on ADHD and sex. Discover how ADHD impacts your sex life, and why unloading the…
Why Are People with ADHD More Vulnerable to Gaslighting?
Aug 6 • 25 min
If you have ADHD, you may find that you are more prone to being manipulated in relationships due to ADHD-related issues, including feeling “less than”. Gaslighting is a form of emotional abuse where a person manipulates others to gain control over them.…
Why a Gaslighting/Narcissistic Relationship Is So Devastating
Jul 23 • 22 min
Gaslighters/narcissists cause a great deal of trauma to others. If you are in a relationship with a gaslighter/narcissist, it may have traumatized you in ways that you aren’t consciously aware of yet. Discover how the gaslighter/narcissist may be…
Rebuilding After a Gaslighting or Narcissistic Relationship
Jul 12 • 38 min
You survived an emotionally abusive relationship with a gaslighter/narcissist. How do you start healing and how do you avoid these relationships in the future? How do you find yourself again, after being told repeatedly that you were “less than”? Learn…
Parallel Coparenting: You Do Your Thing, I’ll Do Mine…with Jeremy Gaies PsyD
Jul 1 • 65 min
No one said coparenting would be easy. But what if your coparenting relationship causes anger and frustration more days than not? Parallel coparenting and consulting with a parent coordinator may be options for you. Jeremy Gaies PsyD, psychologist, family…
How CBT Can Help You Deal With Difficult People
Jun 17 • 57 min
Research in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has found it to be an effective treatment for anxiety, depression, and ADHD. CBT can also help you cope with life stressors, including dealing with difficult people. Our guest is Seth Gillihan PhD, a licensed…
Financial/Economic Abuse: How to Break Free
Jun 11 • 16 min
Financial/Economic abuse is present in 99% of domestic violence cases. It’s a way that abusers/gaslighters/narcissists gain power and control in a relationship. Find out how to identify financial/economic abuse, and learn what you can do to protect…
What to Do When Your Boss is a Gaslighter
May 29 • 21 min
What should you do when your boss is a narcissist or sociopath? How should you cope when your boss continually harasses you and sabotages your work? Learn the answers to these questions, and discover how to protect yourself. Stephanie Sarkis PhD is the…
When is a Relationship “Bad Enough”?: Leaving a Gaslighter
May 13 • 20 min
I’ve had several people contact me and ask me, “What if my partner meets only a few characteristics of a gaslighter? Should I leave?” In this podcast I detail 11 warning signs of a gaslighter, plus information to help you decide if it is time to leave.…
Gaslighters & Gift-Giving
Apr 22 • 14 min
Gaslighters are terrible at giving gifts….and they can be equally as terrible at receiving them. What do you say when you get stung by the gaslighter over a gift? Talking Brains is hosted by Stephanie Sarkis PhD, author of Gaslighting: Recognize…
Collaborative Divorce Helps Families Heal with Jeremy Gaies PsyD
Feb 28 • 39 min
Collaborative divorce helps families heal when parents’ relationships change. Jeremy Gaies PsyD is a licensed psychologist and certified family mediator who specializes in helping divorcing families pursue peaceful solutions. Dr. Gaies is the author of “A…
Malevolence “Monster” OCD with Seth J. Gillihan PhD
Feb 18 • 39 min
Malevolence or “monster” obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) includes obsessions about hurting other people. Licensed psychologist Seth J. Gillihan PhD gives us more info about malevolence OCD, including treatment. Dr. Gillihan is a clinical assistant…
Racial Bias in Media & What You Can Do About It
Jan 27 • 51 min
This episode I’m joined by Torraine Walker to discuss racial bias in media - specifically the ways in which the media tends to portray white alleged offenders as “innocent” and people of color alleged offenders as “guilty”. (Thank you Torraine for…
Collaborative Law and Collaborative Divorce: Putting Your Kids First
Jan 8 • 58 min
Learn how collaborative law, a non-adversarial way to settle issues, can help make life less stressful when you are going through a divorce or separation. Special guest is attorney and published author Adam Cordover JD at www.familydiplomacy.com and based…
Herding Cats: The Psychology Behind Managing a Large Online Group
Dec 7, 2018 • 39 min
Meet Aston Bright MBA. Aston is the founder and administrator of the Facebook group Off the Grid: Political Talk, Current Events, Social Issues & True Crime. Learn how to become a “psychological ninja” in order to successfully manage a 3,000 member group.…
Mental Energy as Expenses and Income with Irene Kerzhnerman PhD
Nov 19, 2018 • 41 min
Is your energy running low? Viewing your energy as a bank account can stop you from being “overdrawn”. Irene Kerzhnerman PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist with offices in Boca Raton, Florida. With over 20 years experience, she has been trained to…
How Children Thrive with Mark Bertin MD
Nov 7, 2018 • 58 min
Mark Bertin MD discusses child development and parenting - valuable information that can also be found in his newest book, “How Children Thrive: The Practical Science of Raising Independent, Resilient, and Happy Kids”. Dr. Bertin can be found at…
Anxiety, Burnout, Tribalism, & Taking Action
Oct 22, 2018 • 64 min
Feeling an increase in anxiety and burnout, especially in the last couple of years? I speak with Anthony Quaglieri PhD LMHC BCC about this rise in disillusionment, feeling unsafe, and triggering of past trauma. We talk about a protocol for intervening…
Memory, Trauma, & State-Dependent Learning with Rick Moskovitz MD
Oct 5, 2018 • 42 min
How does trauma affect memory creation and retrieval? How does blackout drinking impact memory recall? Rick Moskovitz MD is a Harvard-educated psychiatrist and vintage being, who had the privilege for 37 years of sharing in his patients’ stories while…
Are You In a Relationship With a Gaslighter?
Oct 1, 2018 • 19 min
Gaslighting is a series of manipulative behaviors designed to make you question your reality. But what is gaslighting, and how do you know if you are in a relationship with a gaslighter? Stephanie Moulton Sarkis PhD, author of “Gaslighting: Recognize…
Let’s Talk About Sex…and ADHD
Sep 19, 2018 • 31 min
ADHD can really take a toll on your sex life and your relationship. We haven’t had a lot of research on ADHD and sex - until now. Ari Tuckman PsyD MBA conducted a 3,000 person survey of people with ADHD and their non-ADHD partners about their sex lives -…
Is Your Therapist a Fake?
Sep 12, 2018 • 36 min
Is your therapist the real deal, or could they be an imposter? How about if they just aren’t that good? I talk with Rebecca Amster Esq. MS about being a smart therapy consumer. Rebecca is a family law attorney and Registered Marriage and Family Therapist…