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Sessions With Bob & Lena
54 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
The Power Of Letting Go
Are you stuck and don't know what to do? Does it feel like you're banging your head against the wall and nothing is happening? Are you sitting with questions you don't have any answers to? In this episode, Bob and Lena discuss what it means to surrender and let go, and how they help their clients find acceptance with the things they can't control.
53 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
One Year Pandemiversary: What's Happening Now?
It's been one year since Covid-19 was officially declared a pandemic. The entire year, but especially recently, has shown an uptick in people seeking therapy. Therapists are booked and people need affordable mental health care more than ever. Lena and Bob discuss what themes they are seeing in therapy as we approach the one year mark of the pandemic, and how they are helping their clients navigate those challenges.
74 minutes | Jun 25, 2020
The Reality of Being a Black Woman in the US (according to Alison and Latasha)
In this episode, Bob and Lena pass the mic to Alison Crockett and Latasha Harrison to discuss the realities of being a black woman in America. Alison Crockett is a musician, singer, and songwriter in the genre of Nu Jazz, R&B, with 6 records. She is an educator and choral director and a professor at George Washington University in the music department. Dr. Latasha Harrison has 3 Masters Degrees and a PhD. She works as a counselor at the Imago Center and is an administrator at the Department of Special Education, as well as an adjunct professor at Bowie State University.
72 minutes | May 20, 2020
Pandemic Parents: Parenting Challenges in a Pandemic
Bob and Lena chat with parenting experts and Imago relationship therapists Caroline Bernhardt-Lanier and Tory Joseph on the challenges parents are facing with their children during the pandemic. This episode is focused on listener questions and the topics include: Sibling fighting, managing kids and parents big emotions, anxiety, talking to kids about the realities of a pandemic, distance learning, and more.
66 minutes | May 13, 2020
Socially Distant Singles
Bob and Lena are joined by 3 singles living a socially distant life. The group processes the challenges, the loneliness, the spiritual awakenings, and the gifts of living as a single person during Covid 19.
58 minutes | Apr 25, 2020
Couples in Covid: Nowhere to go!
Lena and Bob discuss the issues that functional and semi-functional couples are facing as they are faced with too much time together during the novel coronavirus. Different scenarios and strategies to overcome poor communication, stress, and conflict are all discussed.
65 minutes | Dec 26, 2019
Keeping Up With the Joneses: The Comparison Dilemma, featuring Brian Smith
It has been said that comparison is the thief of joy, yet why is it that so many of us constantly compare ourselves to others? In this episode, Lena and Bob interview theologian Brian Smith on envy, comparison, social hierarchies, and why so many get caught up in the "keeping up with the Joneses" phenomenon.
65 minutes | Aug 9, 2019
The Mysteries Of Men: Interview with Dr. Siegel on the Psychology of Men
Bob and Lena interview the brilliant Dr. Carl Siegel on everything you ever wanted to know about men. What do men struggle with? What are the relational struggles men go through? What do men want? Why do men leave? How does one raise an emotionally healthy boy to be an emotionally healthy man? These questions are discussed and much more. Dr. Carl Siegel is the Executive Director of the Imago Center in Washington DC. He is an expert on male psychology and sees individuals, couples and runs mens support groups in Washington DC.
58 minutes | Apr 21, 2019
Toxic Femininity: When adult women act like mean girls (featuring Kim and Angie)
According to statistics, 2/3 of women have reported being bullied by a female boss at work. Toxic masculinity is a hot topic and in an era where women are supposed to be supporting other women, it doesn't always go that way. Lena and Bob interview "Kim" and "Angie" on their personal experiences of toxic female bosses and the group also discusses female relational aggression in the workplace, mom wars, female bullying and more.
73 minutes | Mar 31, 2019
Let's Talk About Sex! Featuring Shervon Laurice & Mike Giordano
Lena and Bob interview psychotherapists Shervon Laurice & Michael Giordano (who specialize in sex therapy) on everything you always wanted to know about sexual issues. Topics include: mismatched desire, low libido, erectile dysfunction, sexual communication, eroticism, open relationships, polyamory and more. Find out about how sex therapists work with these issues.
48 minutes | Jan 24, 2019
Season 2, Episode 13: Do we Choose Unhappiness?
Bob and Lena have discussed the biological aspects of depression in previous episodes but this one focuses on whether or not human beings choose to be unhappy. Bob and Lena explore why this happens frequently, the purpose for it and why we often choose unhappiness over happiness. They also discuss the latest scientific research linking stress and inflammation to depression.
47 minutes | Dec 15, 2018
False Expectations: Have unrealistic ideals ruined romantic relationships? (Season 2, Episode 12)
Rom-coms, Disney, fables and media subconsciously influence how we view our relationships and often to our detriment. Bob and Lena discuss how unrealistic expectations potentially ruin perfectly good relationships and hurt single people who are looking for the right person. What are realistic expectations for a relationship and what should someone be looking for when it comes to the "right" person? Bob and Lena also look at the research and how rom-coms can encourage stalker behavior, and much more.
71 minutes | Aug 2, 2018
Episode 11: Post traumatic growth-finding new meaning after hard times
Lena and Bob interview Jim Rendon, author of the book, "Upside: The New Science of Post-Traumatic Growth." This episode is a follow up to the previous episode on trauma. Find out why so many people can go on with their lives after experiencing horrible and life changing events. Learn the difference between resilience and growth and find out why there is a lot of hope after bad things happen to good people.
66 minutes | Jul 5, 2018
Episode 10: The prevalence of trauma- did it happen to you?
You don't have to have a clinical diagnosis of PTSD to experience trauma and the influence it can have on your feelings and behaviors. Traumatic experiences, even one, can have a profound impact on the way we live our lives and on our relationships. Many people have experienced a trauma in their lifetime and it can come from many things- bullying, neglect, any kind of abuse, witnessing a horrifying event, violence or threat of violence, accidents, threat to safety and so much more. In episode 10, Lena and Bob interview trauma specialist Melanie Shapiro of the Viva Center and unpack everything related to trauma and healing, including the best modalities to treat trauma.
44 minutes | Jun 10, 2018
Part 3- Communications Breakdown! When couples fight (Episode 9).
Part 3 of communications breakdown explains the way Bob and Lena use Imago relationship therapy to help couples communicate effectively and restore their connection. Get a crash course in this highly effective way to work with couples.
46 minutes | Jun 5, 2018
Part 2: Communications Breakdown! When couples fight (Episode 8)
Part 2 of Communications Breakdown continues the discussion on why couples fight, the things that couples do that predict break up or divorce and continued tips to break the cycle of conflict and increase healthy communication and connection.
39 minutes | May 13, 2018
Part 1: Communications Breakdown! When Couples Fight (Episode 7)
Bob and Lena discuss the communication breakdown that happens when couples fight. Find out what leads to communication breakdown in relationships, why it happens and strategies to help you strengthen the communication in your relationship (part 1 of 2)
49 minutes | Mar 14, 2018
Episode 5- The Terror of a Turbulent World: How do we manage?
What are the consequences of constantly being bombarded with bad news that seems to be overly prevalent in the news and everywhere we turn? Lena and Bob examine collective and subconscious anxiety in the aftermath of events such as the recent Parkland Florida school shootings. Tune in for insight and practical tips to managing life when things feel like they're too much. Bonus: listener question at the end- how to talk to kids about tragedy.
43 minutes | Jan 28, 2018
Episode 4: The Big Depression - Part 1
Are you depressed? Do you know someone who is depressed? What's the difference between being clinically depressed vs. situationally depressed? How do grief, trauma, spiritual crisis and culture contribute to depression? What do we do about it and how do we get better?
38 minutes | Dec 26, 2017
Episode 3: Behind Closed Doors: The truth about marriage and long term relationships
Do you ever wonder about what goes on behind the facade of those happy social media couples? Experienced couples therapists, Bob and Lena have seen it all and tell the truth about the reality of long term relationships.
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