Advice from Mom
About This Show
Advice from Mom is a podcast and cross-generational effort to answer life's big questions. Featured as “new and noteworthy” on iTunes and included on NPR's The Big Listen, Advice from Mom is an advice-column show hosted by Rebecca Garza-Bortman featuring listener letters and the advice and stories of her mother, Elizabeth Skibinski-Bortman, PhD. Affectionately known on the show as “Momma B”, Dr. Bortman is a small-town family therapist “on a one-woman mission to mother a mentally healthy world.”
Each episode, this mother-daughter duo explores questions sent in by their listeners with the help of a series of guest experts. They have recorded advice with actress & SNL alum, Michaela Watkins; artist and graphic journalist, Wendy MacNaughton; and NPR's The Kitchen Sisters, as well as crisis counselors, authors, and wise creative professionals of all sorts.
This podcast is founded on the belief that we need our mothers like we never have before. Not just our own mothers, but the mothers of the world. Anyone can submit a question at www.advicefrom.mom/request.
Most Recent Episode
Ep 17: Finding Your Therapist—a baby steps special
2 days ago
How do you start your search for your *very own* therapist? What should you be looking for online and on your health insurance card? What if you don’t have insurance? Is it kosher to ask your potential therapist questions about themselves? In thsi first part of a baby steps special, we go deep inside the mental health system to help YOU navigate finding a therapist of your very own, IRL. Momma B PhD puts on her detective cap to sleuth out mental health solutions as she investigates three cases of people, trying to find their therapist.
MOMMA B’S GOODIE BAG OF HELPFUL LINKS
Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists
Open Counseling: https://www.opencounseling.com
Open Path Collective: https://openpathcollective.org
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Advice from Mom is a production of Wise Ones Advice Services. It was produced by Juliet Hinely & Rebecca Garza-Bortman. Editing and Sound Design by Juliet Hinely. Mixed and mastered by Jake Young. Publicity by Jane Riccobono. Audio assistance by Bryan Garza. Our theme music is by Love Jerks. To see Rebecca play live, check out Love Jerks upcoming California show dates: www.lovejerks.com/live/
* This podcast is for informational purposes only and is not intended to offer diagnosis or treatment of any medical or psychological condition. All treatment decisions should be made in partnership with your health professional.
Rated 5 out of
Awesome advice. Entertaining mom-daughter hosts!
Such a genius combo! I love Momma B's dynamic with her daughter! There is nothing "careful" about their banter or their advice.. They get to the root of the problem with each questions and it's always helpful, productive advice.
Date published: 2017-01-09