151: Dealing with Coronavirus Anxiety w/ Therapist Kati Morton

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You know I’m all about personal growth, but I can also admit: Sometimes self help isn’t enough. Especially now, some of us need more than self help to feel okay – and that’s okay. Today, therapist Kati Morton is on the show to talk about caring for your mental health, especially in a pandemic.

If you’ve ever been curious about therapy, we talk about how to know if you should see someone – and if that someone should be a therapist, psychologist, psychiatrist, or counselor. (Don’t worry, we go over the differences between each.) We also go through the steps of how to find help and what you can expect from your therapy experience.

Note: This episode discusses eating disorders, depression, and abuse.

In this episode we explore:

  • 1:23 – Coronavirus & mental health: Why exactly do we feel anxious and depressed?
  • 4:54 – Kati’s personal go-to habits for managing her mental health while in quarantine
  • 7:30 – How to deal with feeling unmotivated, unproductive, and unhappy during a pandemic
  • 10:25 – Can’t I just do self help? How do you know if you actually need therapy?
  • 15:42 – So, do I need a therapist or psychologist? Or a psychiatrist? Or a social worker…?
  • 18:15 – Why a prescription should not be your goal & why it should be your last resort
  • 22:55 – A crash course in eating disorders + How to balance exercise with healthful eating
  • 29:36 – How to find the right therapist for you, step by step (Pro-tip: It’s okay to be picky!)
  • 31:51 – Why you shouldn’t be concerned about your therapist having their own therapist
  • 33:18 –  Kati’s dream life, resource recommendations, life-changing habit, best received advice & favorite part about life
  • 36:23 – Lavi Lessons: 3 key takeaways you can reflect on today

Kati’s links:

Show notes:

Quotes:

  • It’s completely okay if all you can do is get up today, feed yourself, and shower.
  • We’re not really working from home. We’re stuck at home during a crisis.
  • There’s no good food, there’s no bad food. It’s all food.

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