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She Persisted: Your Teen Mental Health Resource

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She Persisted is THE teen mental health podcast—made for teens, by a teen. In each episode, Sadie brings you authentic, accessible, relatable conversations about every aspect of mental wellness. Expect evidence-based, teen-approved resources, coping skills (lots of DBT), insights, and education in e… read more

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171. Relationship Advice That Will Change Your Life: Improve Your Interpersonal Effectiveness This Holiday Season

December 10th, 2023


#171 In this week's solo episode, I share advice on how you can improve and maintain your interpersonal relationships this holiday season! I discuss …

170. What to Expect When Texting Crisis Text Line & What Teens Today Are Struggling With feat. Crisis Counselor Ana Tueme

December 1st, 2023


Today's guest is Ana Tueme, a senior psychology and Spanish double major at Simmons University and volunteer Crisis Counselor at Crisis Text Line …

169. Dr. Shairi Turner on the Teen Mental Health Epidemic & How Crisis Text Line Can Help

November 25th, 2023


Today's guest is Dr. Shairi Turner, the Chief Health Officer of Crisis Text Line-- a global nonprofit organization providing free and confidential text-based mental health support and crisis intervention. Dr. Turner is …

168. DBT Crash Course: Key DBT Skills & Dialectics That CHANGED My Life!

November 17th, 2023


#168 In this week's solo episode, I share some of my favorite DBT skills and dialectics that changed my life! I discuss why DBT is so unique compared …

167. Teen Mental Health: Stigma, Social Media, & Starting Therapy feat. Dr. Justin Puder

November 5th, 2023


#167 Today's guest is Dr. Justin Puder— a licensed psychologist who mainly works with teens and young adults around many mental health difficulties …

166. Amanda E. White on Substance Use in College, Taylor Swift Therapy, & Seeking Help

October 28th, 2023


#166 Today's guest is Amanda E. White— a licensed therapist and founder of the Therapy for Women Center, a group therapy practice serving clients in …

165. Changing Your Behaviors 101: How to Decrease Problem Behaviors & Increase Wanted Behaviors

October 23rd, 2023


#165 In this week's solo episode, I share some of the psychology behind behavior and explain exactly how you can change your behaviors! I discuss why …

164. Teenager Therapy's Gael Aitor on Gen Z Mental Health Resources, Starting a Podcast, and How to Feel Less Alone

October 16th, 2023


#164 Today's guest is Gael Aitor— the creator and co-host of Teenager Therapy—the biggest teen mental health podcast in the world. Teenager Therapy has been featured in the New York Times, Teen Vogue, and has had guests …

163. Treating Eating Disorders: How to Get Help & Get Better feat. David Alperovitz (Program Director of Klarman Eating Disorders Center at McLean Hospital)

October 7th, 2023


#163 Today's guest is David Alperovitz— an assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the …

162. 10 Psychology Facts You Should Know: How to Improve Your Outlook and Boost Your Well-Being

September 29th, 2023


#162 In this week's solo episode, I share some of my favorite psychology facts that you can use to improve your mental health and overall well-being! …

161. A Parent’s Guide to Teen Mental Health feat. Ann Coleman

September 24th, 2023


#161 Today's guest is Ann Coleman— a mom, attorney, educator, podcaster, and an advocate for parenting teens. After her son struggled with ADHD and …

160. Gigi Robinson on Chronic Illness, Social Media Influencers, & Sharing Your Story

September 18th, 2023


#160 Today's guest is Gigi Robinson— a chronic illness and body positivity advocate, Sports Illustrated Swim Search finalist, speaker, and podcast host. We discuss her advice on navigating chronic illness as a student …

159. Back to School Advice, Creating School/Life Balance, & My Junior Year Goals - SOLO EP

September 10th, 2023


#159 In this week's solo episode, I break down my goals for my junior year of college and answer a bunch of your questions! I discuss what my exact …

158. Your TikTok Therapist on Gen Z Mental Health, Staying Optimistic, and Talking to Your Parents About Your Mental Health

September 3rd, 2023


#158 Today's guest is Leandro Olszanski— a board-certified psychotherapist with 10+ years of experience helping teenagers, adults, and couples …

157. Overcoming Loneliness & Isolation as a Teen feat. Dr. Caroline Fenkel

August 25th, 2023


#157 Today's guest is Dr. Caroline Fenkel— a leader in adolescent mental healthcare with over fifteen years of direct clinical experience working …

156. Tracking Your Mental Health: Diary Cards, Bullet Journaling, Apps, & More - SOLO EP

August 22nd, 2023


#156 This week's solo episode is about tracking your mental health! I discuss how tracking your mental health can increase awareness and therefore …

155. Are You a Perfectionist?: The 3 Types of Perfectionism & How You Can Achieve Your Goals WITHOUT It feat. Nicole Baker

August 13th, 2023


#155 Today's guest is Nicole Baker—a life coach specializing in helping perfectionists, a Life Coach Baker podcast host, and a goal-setting …

154. Erin Treloar on Overcoming Anorexia, Silencing off the Eating Disorder "Voice," and Stepping into Self Love

July 22nd, 2023


#154 Today's guest is Erin Treolar—a celebrity health & life coach, meditation teacher and host of the Raw Beauty Talks podcast. We discuss …

153. EMOTIONAL VULNERABILITY: How Teenagers Can Understand & Regulate their Emotions!

July 1st, 2023


#153 Today's solo episode is all about emotional vulnerability in teens! I explain the DBT model of emotions and the biopsychosocial theory as a …

152. Healing Your Relationship with Health: Diet Culture, Exercise, Eating Disorders, & More feat Abbie Stasior

June 26th, 2023


#152 Today's guest is Abbie Stasior— a Columbia University graduate student, soon to be Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and founder of Be About …

151. YOUR COLLEGE APPLICATION GUIDE: How to Write Your Essays, Build Your Resume, & More! feat. Kate Stone

June 19th, 2023


#151 Kate is an expert college coach and admissions consultant dedicated to unlocking the full potential of young individuals and guiding them toward …

150. Mental Health in College Q+A: Burnout, Getting Rejected, Stress, & Self-Care

June 4th, 2023


#150 In today's solo episode, I am answering a bunch of your questions on mental health when applying to college and while attending college! I talk …

149. How to THRIVE as a College Student aka YOUR ULTIMATE COLLEGE TOOLKIT feat Dr. Olivo & Dr. Seidler

May 29th, 2023


#149 Today's guests are Dr. Sarah Olivo and Dr. Liz Seidler— two clinical psychologists and hosts of the College is Fine, Everything is Fine podcast …

148. Should You Discuss Mental Health When Applying to College? feat. Emi Nietfeld

May 20th, 2023


#148 Today's guest is Emi Nietfeld— an author, mental health advocate, and speaker whose works include her 2022 memoir Acceptance and her viral New York Times essay on her experience working at Google. In this episode, …

147. What Every College Student Should Know: Mental Health Do’s and Don’ts feat. The College Psychiatrist

May 13th, 2023


Today's guest is Dr. Bianca Busch— a board-certified adult and board-eligible child & adolescent psychiatrist who specializes in helping college …

146. How to Stop Rejecting Reality & Avoiding Improvement: Skills You NEED if You’re Struggling

May 5th, 2023


Today's solo episode is all about how to maintain your mental health (aka avoid making your mental health WORSE) during times when you're struggling! …

145. 7 Steps for Getting Better Sleep feat. Nicole Shallow

April 30th, 2023


Today's guest is Nicole Shallow— a sleep expert, behavior coach, and public speaker who works to help others develop habits that ultimately improve …

144. Dr. Nicole LePera on Intergenerational Trauma, Anxiety, Ego States, & Advice for Teens

April 20th, 2023


Today's guest is Dr. Nicole LePera, a clinical psychologist, author, podcaster, and creator of the "Holistic Psychologist" platform that has amassed …

143. EXPOSURE THERAPY: Exactly How to Reduce Anxiety, OCD, & Avoidance

April 13th, 2023


Today's solo episode is all about exposure therapy! We discuss what exactly exposure therapy is, how it works, and who can benefit from it, the four …

142. ADHD Explained: Advice for Teens & Adults with ADHD feat. Kristen Carder

April 6th, 2023


Today's guest is Kristen Carder— an ADHD expert, top podcast host, and internationally-recognized mindset coach for adults with ADHD. In this …

141. Losing a Loved One to Suicide: What Alexandra Wyman Wants You to Know

March 30th, 2023


Today's guest is Alexandra Wyman— an author, podcaster, speaker and grief navigator. After losing her husband to suicide, Alexandra wrote The Suicide Club: What to Do When Someone You Love Chooses Death to offer a road …

140. Q+A: Trusting Yourself, Willfulness, Advocating for Your Needs, & Building Healthy Relationships

March 23rd, 2023


In today's solo episode, I am answering a bunch of your questions! I share my tips on how to advocate for your needs with others, why we sometimes …

139. A Therapist's Guide to Why We Get Stuck & Ways to Move Forward feat. Britt Frank

March 16th, 2023


Today's guest is Britt Frank—a licensed psychotherapist, trauma specialist, speaker, award-winning adjunct instructor, and author of The Science of Stuck. In this episode, we discuss why people get stuck in the first …

138. How to Survive a Panic Attack - SOLO EP

March 9th, 2023


Today's solo episode is all about how to cope when you are experiencing a panic attack or other forms of intense anxiety. We discuss three DBT …

137. The Hidden Dangers of Social Media Use: Mental Health Risks for Teens Online & How Parents Can Help feat. Dr. Lisa Strohman

March 2nd, 2023


Today's guest is Dr. Lisa Strohman—an attorney, clinical psychologist, and author who has widely become known for her advocacy and education around …

136. TEEN TREATMENT PROGRAMS: Tips for Parents & Teens on Finding the Right Treatment Program ft. Dr. Justin Mohatt

February 23rd, 2023


Today's guest is Dr. Justin Mohatt— an internationally recognized, double Board-Certified Psychiatrist at Ohana, a program for child and adolescent …

135. Q+A: Self-Care, School Burnout, Social Media, Seeking Help, & More!

February 16th, 2023


In today's solo episode, I am answering a bunch of your questions! I share my tips on avoiding social media addiction, finding a self-care routine, …

134. ELLIE ZEILER’s Advice for Teens: Mental Health, Relationships, Confidence, Social Media, & More!

February 9th, 2023


Today's guest is Ellie Zeiler, an 18 year-old social media influencer, model, actress, and podcaster who boasts almost 11 million followers on …

133. EATING DISORDERS: Signs, Symptoms, Social Media, & Support Systems feat. Dr. Sam DeCaro

February 2nd, 2023


Today's guest is Dr. Sam DeCaro— a licensed psychologist who provides individual, family, and couples therapy. Dr. DeCaro also served as an Assistant …

132. 10 Coping Skills You NEED to Know - DBT Education

January 26th, 2023


Today's solo episode is all about coping skills! I discuss all of my favorite DBT coping skills geared toward tolerating distress and regulating …

131. Why We Struggle with Our Emotions & Ways to Build Emotional Intelligence feat. Jay Fields

January 19th, 2023


Today's guest is Jay Fields, an educator, coach and author who has taught the principles of embodied social and emotional intelligence to individuals and organizations for twenty years. In this episode, we talk all …

130. Making Goals and Getting Motivated: Easy Ways to Increase Productivity & Achieve Your Ambitions feat. Kate Stone

January 12th, 2023


Today's guest is Kate Stone, an actress, founder of the HeartSpeak Empowerment School, college coach, and creator of The 30-Day Motivation Text …

129. New Years Resolutions For Your Mental Health: SMART Goals, My 2023 Intentions, + More

January 5th, 2023


Today's solo episode is all about new year's resolutions and goals for 2023! I cover why people with anxiety tend to set unrealistic goals, shifting …

128. Ally Petitti on Anxiety, Health and Childhood Struggles, & Advice for Teens

December 27th, 2022


Today's guest is Ally Petitti—host of the popular podcast Trying To Figure It Out. On her podcast, Ally discusses toxic friendships, toxic …

127. Getting Through Grief: Tips for Processing Grief and Healing Your Heart feat. Sharon Brubaker

December 20th, 2022


Today's guest is Sharon Brubaker—a certified life coach and credentialed Grief Specialist who has studied grief and healing for over 16 years. Sharon specializes in helping grieving women process their thoughts and …

126. YOUR MENTAL HEALTH TOOLKIT for the Holiday Season (Navigating Finals Stress, Family Relationships, Seasonal Depression, + Body Image)

December 13th, 2022


Today's solo episode is all about managing your mental health during the holidays! I answer your questions on continuing healthy habits over winter …

125. Tips for Teens: Relationships, College Apps, Finals Stress & More! feat. Talk With Zach

December 6th, 2022


Today's guest is Zach Gottlieb, who is the 16-year-old founder of Talk With Zach. Talk With Zach is a Gen-Z movement and community that hosts …

124. Generational Healing: Nancy Diaz on Identity Struggles & Trauma for Multicultural Women of Color

November 29th, 2022


Today's guest is Nancy Diaz of Global Citizen Therapy. Nancy provides online therapy and coaching services for multicultural women of color in order …

123. Q+A: Staying Healthy in College, Eating Habits, Starting Therapy, & More!

November 22nd, 2022


In today's solo episode I am answering a bunch of your questions! I share my tips on managing disordered eating habits, how to talk to your parents …

122. Ending Institutionalized Child Abuse feat. Breaking Code Silence - THE TROUBLED TEEN INDUSTRY

November 15th, 2022


Today's guest is Bobby Cook, who is on the Breaking Code Silence team. Breaking Code Silence is a nonprofit organization that works to support and uplift survivors of the troubled teen industry (TTI) while promoting …

121. Mary's Cup of Tea on Healing Your Body Image through Journaling, Social Media, College, & More!

November 8th, 2022


Today's guest is Mary Jelkovsky—host of the self-love podcast Mary's Cup of Tea, author of The Gift of Self-Love, and inspirational speaker who helps women worldwide on their body-image struggles and loving themselves …

120. Mental Health Habits to Decrease Emotional Vulnerability & Sustain Recovery

November 5th, 2022


Today's solo episode is all about mental health habits! I discuss how the principles in James Clear's Atomic Habits can be applied to mental health, …

119. A TEEN'S GUIDE TO THERAPY: Finding a Therapist, Avoiding Red Flags, Unique Challenges, and Breaking Up with your Therapist feat. Shani Tran

October 25th, 2022


Today's guest is Shani Tran—therapist and author of Dope Therapy who focuses on educating around cultural humility and working with people of color, …

118. Dr. Sasha Heinz on Improving Your Life with Developmental + Positive Psychology Principles

October 20th, 2022


Today's guest is Sasha Heinz, PhD, MAPP—a developmental psychologist and life coach who is an expert in positive psychology, lasting behavioral …

117. How I Get the Most Out of Therapy + Feel Seen in Sessions - SOLO EP

October 17th, 2022


Today's solo episode is all about optimizing your therapy appointments! I reflected on my 7 years of therapy and my experiences working with almost …

116. Lindsey Simcik on Being Okay with Being Single, Using Discipline to Find Freedom, Thriving in the Chaos of College

October 6th, 2022


Today's guest is Lindsey Simcik—the co-host of Almost 30 and Morning Microdose! Almost 30 is a top 50 lifestyle, wellness, and spirituality podcast, with events all over the world, digital courses and workshops, and a …

115. SUICIDE PREVENTION: What to Expect When Calling 988 + Reasons to Have Hope feat. Adia Fadaei

September 25th, 2022


TRIGGER WARNING for suicidal ideation and suicide prevention-related language

In honor of September being Suicide Prevention Month, I am sitting down …

114. SUICIDE PREVENTION: My Experience, Crisis Survival Skills, + Long-Term Recovery

September 18th, 2022


TRIGGER WARNING for suicidal ideation + attempt

In honor of September being Suicide Prevention Month, today's solo episode is all about my …

113. How to Make New Friends, Overcome Loneliness, + Combat Social Anxiety with Friendship Expert Dr. Marisa Franco

September 8th, 2022


Today's guest is Dr. Marisa Franco—a psychologist, author, professor, and friendship expert. In this episode, we discuss the untrue beliefs we hold …

112. Struggling with Depression as a Perfectionist: Dr. Margaret Rutherford on Perfectly Hidden Depression

August 31st, 2022


Today's guest is Dr. Margaret Rutherford—a psychologist, author, podcast host, and writer! We discuss Dr. Margaret's background in the mental health …

111. What Does Therapy Mean to You? feat. Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins

August 19th, 2022


Today's guest is Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins—a Netflix star, producer, content creator, proud Howard University graduate, and the host of Trials To Triumphs on the OWN Network! In this episode, we discuss Ashley's …

110. AMA: Habit Tracking, Mental Health Book Recommendations, + Treatment Storytimes - SOLO EP

August 12th, 2022


In today's ask me anything/Q+A/advice episode, I am answering your questions about advocating to your parents, knowing what type of therapy is right for you, hitting rock bottom, dealing with judgment, addressing the …

109. Understanding Depression: Causes, Cognitions, Comorbidity, + Coping Featuring UPenn Professor Ayelet Ruscio PhD

August 5th, 2022


Today we are going "into the classroom" with my Abnormal Psychology professor, Ayelet Ruscio! Dr. Ruscio's research a the University of Pennsylvania …

108. Michael Slepian PhD on The Psychology of Secrets + How to Be More Vulnerable

July 28th, 2022


Today's guest is Michael Slepian—the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Associate Professor of Leadership and Ethics at Columbia University, a recipient …

107. Working Through Difficult Emotions and Suicidal Thoughts feat. Liz + Mollie

July 21st, 2022


TW for suicidal thoughts ~42 minutes into this episode

Today's guests are Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy, the co-authors of the WSJ bestseller No …

106. Dr. Judy Ho on Why We Self-Sabotage + How to Stop

July 10th, 2022


This week's guest is Dr. Judy Ho—a licensed and triple board-certified Clinical and Forensic Neuropsychologist, a tenured Associate Professor at …

105. Mental Health Advice for College Students: Tips to Master Your Routine, Relationships, Rest, Recreation, and Resources

June 30th, 2022


In today's solo episode I am giving you my tips on how to maintain your mental health as a college student! After wrapping up my freshman year at the …

104. Sleep Deprivation, Insomnia, + Night Routine Tips for Teens feat. Generation Sleepless Authors Heather Turgeon + Julie Wright

June 23rd, 2022


Today's guests are Heather Turgeon and Julie Wright—the psychotherapists, sleep experts, and the authors of The Happy Sleeper and Generation …

103. How to Optimize Your Therapy Sessions feat. ShrinkChick's Emmalee Bierly + Jennifer Chaiken

June 18th, 2022


Today's guests are ShrinkChicks co-hosts and Therapy Group founders Emmalee Bierly, LMFT, and Jennifer Chaiken, LMFT! We dive into how negative therapy experiences led Emalee + Jennifer to become therapists, the reasons …

102. High School, College Apps, Dating, Podcast Growth, + More feat. The Girly Girl Podcast's Carmen Applegate

June 9th, 2022


Today's guest is Carmen Applegate—the host of The Girly Girl Podcast! In this episode, we answer all your questions about high school, content …

101. Auschwitz Survivor Dr. Edith Eger on Living in the Present, Uncertainty, Suppressed Emotions, and Inner Dialogues

June 2nd, 2022


Today's guest is Dr. Edith Eger—a psychologist, New York Times bestselling author, dancer, and holocaust survivor. At 16 years old, Edith and her …

100. My Top 10 Mental Health Tips from 100 Episodes + 4 Years of Depression Recovery

May 27th, 2022


Episode 100—can you believe it?!? I asked you guys on Instagram what you wanted to hear to celebrate and the majority said a solo episode. So, here …

97. truth x She Persisted: A Roundtable Discussion on Vaping, Teen Nicotine Use, and Quitting Substances as a Young Adult

April 26th, 2022


Truth Initiative is America's largest nonprofit public health organization dedicated to a future where tobacco and nicotine addiction are things of the past. In this roundtable with Truth Initiative, we discuss the …

96. Eileen Kelly on DBT at McLean, Her Treatment Takeaways, + the Day-to-Day of Living in a Mental Hosptial

April 22nd, 2022


Eileen Kelly is the host of Going Mental and the founder of KILLER AND A SWEET THANG (KAAST)—an online comprehensive resource for young people to discover, learn about and connect with their sexual health, pleasure, and …

95. 5 Skills to Regulate Your Emotions, Decrease Emotional Vulnerability, + Build Your Life Worth Living

April 14th, 2022


Today's solo episode is all about the emotion regulation module of DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy). I dive into everything you need to know to …

93. Manifesting Your Mental Health feat. Efia Sulter

March 31st, 2022


Today's guest is Efia Sulter—a mindset and manifestation coach and the host of The Manifest Edit! Efia's passion is helping ambitious women create …

92. Reclaiming Your Life and Identity After Trauma + PTSD feat. Michele Rosenthal

March 25th, 2022


Today's guest is Michele Rosenthal—a Certified Professional Coach, Board Certified Trauma and PTSD Hypnotist, Licensed Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming AND a trauma and PTSD survivor herself. She is …

91. Why You're Experiencing Anxiety + A Therapist's Advice on How to Cope feat. Tara Bixby

March 16th, 2022


Today's guest is Tara Bixby—a therapist, anxiety coach, and host of the Courageously.u Podcast. In this episode, we dive deep into anxiety. Tara and I talk about causes, triggers, advice for parents vs. teens, somatic …

90. Crisis Survival 101: Coping Skills, SUDs Scores, + My Recommendations

March 9th, 2022


Today's solo episode is all about crisis survival! In this episode we dive deep into how to survive a crisis—whether that's extreme anxiety, anger, …

89. Bailey Stanworth on Social Media + Mental Health: Societal Influence, Creating Boundaries, + Virtual Vulnerability

March 2nd, 2022


Today's guest is Bailey Stanworth—founder of PLAY digital, co-host of What Day is It?, and a self-proclaimed accidental influencer! In this episode, we take a deep dive into Bailey's mental health and body image …

88. The Neuroscience of PTSD, Traumatic Experiences, and Emotion Regulation feat. Madeline Bailey

February 22nd, 2022


Today's guest is Madeline Bailey—she holds an M.S in Neuroscience from Tulane University and has a B.S. in Psychology from the University of North …

87. Being the CEO of Your Life: Developing Leadership Skills, Taking Ownership, + Support Systems feat. Sarah Hernholm

February 16th, 2022


Today's guest is Sarah Hernholm—a former elementary school teacher turned entrepreneur and the founder of WIT. WIT (Whatever It Takes) works with …

86. The Teenage Girl's Guide to Increasing Confidence, Self-Esteem, and Self-Love feat. The Teen Life Coach, Sami Halvorsen

February 8th, 2022


Today I'm joined by Sami Halvorsen, the host of The Teen Life Coach podcast and the founder of Knowing Up. In this episode, Sami and I discuss her personal journey with self-love, the most common challenges teens …

85. The Emotion Education you Should Have Gotten: Evolutionary Causes, Core Emotions, Primary vs. Secondary, and How to Cope

February 1st, 2022


Today I'm bringing you everything I learned from my time in treatment at 3East, McLean Hospital, and my multiple times through DBT about emotions! We …

84. Andrea Arlington on Reparenting, Healing Generational Trauma, and Family Recovery

January 25th, 2022


In today's episode, I sit down with Andrea Arlington—ICF, PCC Life Coach Specializing in Family Recovery & Relationships.

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83. Freeing Yourself from Stress + Struggle by Understanding the Human Experience feat. Beth Segaloff

January 17th, 2022


Today’s guest is Beth Segaloff—a Licensed Clinical of Social Work, Life Coach, Reiki Master, Registered Yoga Teacher, Certified Firewalk Instructor, and Mom.

Beth's Website:

Beth's …

82. How to Let Go of Expectations + Improve Your Self-Talk feat. Paige Tonz

January 12th, 2022


Today’s guest is Paige Tonz—a former D1 athlete and coach helping transform girls into strong women beyond the playing field or court. Paige has worked with 1000+ athletes in her programs and workshops. She believes …

81. Dr. Aliza Pressman on Parenting Styles, Improving Parent-Child Relationships, and Navigating Conflict

January 6th, 2022


Today I am joined by Dr. Aliza Pressman—a developmental psychologist with over 15 years of experience working with families. Dr. Aliza holds a BA …

80. Surviving Teenage Depression + Anxiety: FAQs, Intensive Treatment, DBT, Coping Skills, + More

December 27th, 2021


In today's solo episode I tell my mental health story. I dive into my struggle with depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, self-harm, and more. I …

79. Doug Bopst on Hitting Rock Bottom, Going From Felon to Fitness Coach, and Using Adversity to Your Advantage

December 6th, 2021


Today I am joined by Doug Bopst—an award-winning personal trainer, author, speaker, and business owner. Those credentials and accolades are a result …

78. Dr. Caroline Leaf on Neuroplasticity, the Brain vs. the Mind, and Cognitive Detoxing

November 23rd, 2021


Find extended show notes, timestamps, transcriptions, and the episode's YouTube video here!

Today I am joined by Dr. Caroline Leaf, a communication …

77. Dr. Kojo Sarfo on ADHD in Women: Presentations, Diagnosis, and Treatment

November 8th, 2021


Find extended show notes, timestamps, transcriptions, and the episode's YouTube video here!

Today I am joined by Dr. Kojo Sarfo a social media content creator, mental health nurse practitioner, and psychotherapist to …

76. Dr. Alexandra Solomon on Building Healthy Relationships as a Teen, Exploring Sexuality, Soulmates, and Sex Education

October 27th, 2021


Find extended show notes, timestamps, transcriptions, and the episode's YouTube video here!

#76 Today I am joined by Dr. Alexandra Solomon a licensed …

75. Amen Clinic's Dr. Jay Faber on Teenage Substance Use: Brain Impacts, Long-Term Effects, and Quitting Tips

October 19th, 2021


Find extended show notes, timestamps, transcriptions, and the episode's YouTube video here!

#75 This week's guest is Dr. Jay Faber. John A. “Jay” Faber, MD is a clinical and forensic double board-certified psychiatrist …

74. Sophie Gray (Founder of DiveThru) on Diet Culture, Body Neutrality, Teenage Self-Harm, and Mental Health Education

October 9th, 2021


Find extended show notes, timestamps, transcriptions, and the episode's YouTube video here!

#74 This week's guest is Sophie Gray. Sophie is the founder and creator of DiveThru, a mental health app helping you navigate …

73. Victoria Garrick on Student-Athlete Mental Health, Body Image, Intuitive Eating, Vulnerability, and College Lifestyle

October 1st, 2021


Episode transcript, extended show notes, and video can be found here.

#73 This week's guest is former D1 Athlete, Victoria Garrick. Victoria is known for her mental health advocacy on Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, and her …

72. Almost 30's Krista Williams on How Meditation Will Change Your Life, Body Acceptance, Experiencing Your Emotions, and Surviving Depression + Anxiety

September 26th, 2021


Episode transcript, extended show notes, and video can be found here.

#72 Today I am sitting down with Krista Williams from Almost 30 for one of my all-time favorite interviews!

Almost 30:

Krista's …

71. 1st Month of College DEBRIEF: Tips for Move-In, Socializing, Productivity, Studying, and more!

September 19th, 2021


Episode transcript, extended show notes, and video can be found here.

#71 There are so many fun interviews coming to She Persisted in the next few months and I had to do a life update episode before those go up!

This …

69. Navigating Anxiety as a Teenager: Coping Skills, Listener Q+A, Personal Experiences, and More

August 13th, 2021


Episode transcript, extended show notes, and video can be found here.

#69 Hello from Denmark (though I’m actually editing and releasing this 2 weeks later back at home) which is statistically the happiest country in the …

68. How Our Mental + Physical Health Are Connected feat. Laura Martin

July 16th, 2021


Episode transcript, extended show notes, and video can be found here.

#68 Today I am joined by the amazing Laura Martin—a Certified IBS Nutrition …

67. High School RECAP

July 2nd, 2021


Episode transcript, extended show notes, and video can be found here.

TRIGGER WARNING for suicidal ideation.

This solo episode is all about my high …

66. Alexis Haines on Teenage Addiction, Childhood Trauma, and Taking Radical Accountability Over Your Healing

June 18th, 2021


Episode transcript, extended show notes, and video can be found here.

TRIGGER WARNING for sexual assault + abuse, substance use, self-harm, and …

65. Lindsay Fleming LPC on Inpatient, Outpatient, Group, and Individual Therapy as a Teenager

May 21st, 2021


Episode transcript, extended show notes, and video can be found here.

Today I am joined by Lindsay Fleming, LPC a Chicago-based therapist working to help individuals take baby-step their way to understanding & …

64. Inside the Secret World of the Troubled Teen Industry #breakingcodesilence

May 9th, 2021


Episode transcript, extended show notes, and video can be found here.

TRIGGER WARNING for physical and emotional abuse, substance usage, and suicidal ideation

DISCLAIMER: All statements in this episode are opinions. The …

63. Overcoming Stagefright, Finding Your Voice, and Networking 101 feat. Rae Fung

April 30th, 2021


Episode transcript, extended show notes, and video can be found here.

Today I am joined by Rae Fung. Rae is a Speaking Coach. Impact-driven millennials and teens work with her to Own their Unique Voice and Story to be …

62. Evan Haines on The Evolution of the Treatment Industry, Navigating Adolescent Addiction, and the Compassionate Care Model

April 24th, 2021


Episode transcript, extended show notes, and video can be found here.


Read the episode transcript here.

Today I am joined by Evan Haines. Evan is the co-founder of …

61. Bite Sized Mindfulness for Adolescents feat. Kira Willey

April 18th, 2021


Episode transcript, extended show notes, and video can be found here.

Today I am joined by Kira Willey. Kira works to bring music, movement, and …

60. Zachery Dereniowski (aka MD Motivator) on Vulnerability, Relatability, and Empowerment

April 9th, 2021


Episode transcript, extended show notes, and video can be found here.

Today I am joined by Zachery Dereniowski (@mdmotivator) a former college dropout …

59. How to Discuss Your Mental Health in Your College Application According to a Former USC Admissions Counselor

March 26th, 2021


Episode transcript, extended show notes, and video can be found here.

Today I am sitting down with Hillary Higgins, the Associate Director of College …

58. Maintaining Your Mental Health Throughout The College Application Process (Navigating Rejection, Deferral, and Acceptance)

March 7th, 2021


Episode transcript, extended show notes, and video can be found here.

This week I am sitting down with one of my best friends—Maya—to dive into how to …

57. How I Got Into the University of Pennsylvania (My Test Scores, Personal Statement, Supplementals, Activities, Recommendation Advice, Etc)

February 27th, 2021


Episode transcript and extended show notes can be found here.

This week I am sitting down to walk through my college applications. I go through my …

56. OCD + Exposure Therapy

February 19th, 2021


Episode transcript and extended show notes can be found here.

This week I am doing a solo episode all about OCD, anxiety, and exposure therapy! I walk …

55. Mental Health Advice for High School Students

February 7th, 2021


Episode transcript and extended show notes can be found here.

This week I am doing a solo episode on my mental health advice for high school students! …

54. Kirstie Taylor on RELATIONSHIPS, Attachment Styles, How Childhood Traumas Impact Relationships, and Boundaries

January 23rd, 2021


Episode transcript and extended show notes can be found here.

Kirstie Taylor is a dating and relationship writer who found a loyal internet following …

52. Q+A: Why I started She Persisted, misconceptions about treatment, increasing productivity, podcast growth tips, + more!

January 8th, 2021


Episode transcript and extended show notes can be found here.

This week, I am doing a solo Q+A episode where I dive into the following questions...

+ …

51. Woomanhood + Wellness feat. Amanda DiMarco

December 18th, 2020


Episode transcript and extended show notes can be found here.

Amanda founded Just Mands Blog in 2015 and Just Mands The Podcast March of 2020. She is …

50. Dr. Uma Naidoo on Nutritional Psychiatry: Using Nutrients to Improve Your Mental Health feat. Uma Naidoo MD

December 11th, 2020


Episode transcript and extended show notes can be found here.

This week I am joined by Dr. Uma Naidoo. Michelin-starred chef David Bouley described

49. Authenticity + Storytelling with Sage Lally

December 4th, 2020


Episode transcript and extended show notes can be found here.


Today, I am joined by Sage Lally, the founder of be. be. is a newsletter & community working to empower …

48. How I recovered from teenage depression

October 24th, 2020


Episode transcript and extended show notes can be found here.

This week I sit down to talk about what helped during my recovery journey. The main tips …

47. DBT Education: TIPP, Crisis Survival Skills, + Riding the WAVE (Distress Tolerance)

October 16th, 2020


Episode transcript and extended show notes can be found here.

In this week's episode I teach the TIPP (Temperature, Intense exercise, Paced breathing, Paired muscle relaxation) skill, discuss when to use crisis survival …

46. Bootstrapping a Buisiness feat. Evonna Kuehner of ANOVÉ Beauty

October 9th, 2020


This week I am joined by Evonna Kuehner, the CEO and founder of ANOVÉ Beauty (@anovebeauty on Instagram.) Evonna founded ANOVÉ® with the intent to create luxury skincare products for all skin tones and types. Noticing …

45. Balancing Your Life feat. Abbie Stasior

October 2nd, 2020


This week I'm joined by Abbie Stasior (@abbie.stasior on Instagram). Abbie is a health and life coach, graduate student at Columbia University, and …

44. Your Insecurity is Not Unique feat. Kelsey Jones

September 26th, 2020


This week, I am joined by Kelsey Jones! Kelsey is the host of What's Stopping You (available on apple podcasts, spotify, or wherever you listen to your shows), a senior at University of Texas, Austin, and a digital …

42. Q+A #2: Personal Growth, Applying to College, Radical Acceptance (DBT Education) and more!

September 11th, 2020


This week I sat down and answered the following questions... 

  1. How has hearing about other people’s stories impacted your own life?
  2. It takes a lot of …

41. The Traumatic Side of the Adolescent Treatment Industry feat. Daisye Byrd Graham

September 4th, 2020


TRIGGER WARNING for anyone who has experience with sexual trauma or rape. 

In this week's episode, I sit down with one of my best friends, Daisye Byrd Graham. This is Daisye's second appearance on She Persisted and in …

40. Living Past Crazy feat. J'Anmetra Waddell

August 28th, 2020


This week, I am joined by J'Anmetra Wadell. Jo-jo is an internationally best selling author, podcaster, and keynote speaker. She is a domestic abuse survivor and the only Life Past Crazy specialist. If you've struggled …

39. Your Foolproof Guide to a Good Night's Sleep (+ 2 Guided Sleep Meditation Practices)

August 21st, 2020


If you are a fellow insomniac or just hoping to have a better night's sleep, this episode contains all the tips and tricks you need to know to have an amazing night of sleep!

Available on Apple Podcasts, Anchor, and …

38. Before You Kill Yourself feat. Leo Flowers

August 14th, 2020


Today I am joined by Leo Flowers. Leo is a TEDx speaker, stand-up comedian, life coach and has his Masters in Counseling/Psychology. He is also hosts …

37. Brush and Barley's Audrey Bailey on Jesus and Mental Health

August 7th, 2020


This week, I am joined by Audrey Bailey, the artist behind the hugely successful Brush and Barley brand. Her pieces surround her faith, the …

36. Being Young AND the Best Version of Yourself feat. Sarah Humphrey

July 31st, 2020


This week I am joined by Sarah Humphrey, the host of It Ain't It Sis. We talk bullying, body image, struggling with mental health at a young age, …

35. Clean Beauty, Mental Health During Quarantine, Giving Back, Diversity in the Beauty Industry, and Entrepreneurship feat. Cassandra McClure

July 24th, 2020


This week's guest is Cassandra McClure, a multi-hyphenated entrepreneur in the beauty industry with a passion and commitment to clean beauty. She …

32. Scout Sobel on her experience with bipolar, Okay Sis, healthy relationships, navigating mental illness, and more!

June 26th, 2020


This week’s guest is Scout Sobel, the host of SCOUT Podcast and cohost of Okay Sis. She is not only the CEO of Scout’s Agency, a PR agency that specializes in podcasts and women’s voices, brands, and companies but a …

31. Full eating disorder recovery, owning your recovery, and working on yourself before helping others feat. Alexis Smith

June 19th, 2020


Lexie Smith (from Every Ounce of Strength) and I sit down to discuss her mental health journey, full recovery, taking ownership of your mental …

30. GRATITUDE feat. Jill Nowak (LICSW) from 3East, McLean Hospital

June 12th, 2020


Jill Nowak (LICSW) from 3East, McLean Hospital and I sit down to reminisce about my time at 3East, discuss the benefits of gratitude, the difficulty …

29. Validation and Empathy: How YOU can support the Black Lives Matter movement

June 5th, 2020


Though this week's episode is different from my normal episodes, it was extremely important to me to share this with you all. I hope this DBT …

28. Blaise Aguirre M.D. on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, emotional experience, persistence, and taking ownership of your life!

May 22nd, 2020


Blaise Aguirre M.D. (world-renowned psychiatrist, dialectical behavioral therapy expert, founder and medical director of 3East, and assistant …

27. The Benefits of Therapy, Medication Management and Stigma, and The COVID-19 Mental Health Crisis with Emily LeBaron

May 15th, 2020


With Emily LeBaron (from the Living For Hope Brand) I sit down and talk all things therapy, medication, and coping during COVID-19. Emily shares her story as a teenage depression survivor and talks about her brand.  

26. Gaining independence, taking control of your mental health, how to maintain your self-respect in your interactions, and the FAST skill (DBT Education)

May 9th, 2020


In this episode, I sit down with my younger sister, Ivy and we talk about self-respect, independence and I teach the FAST (be Fair, no Apologies, …

25. Gaining Confidence, Navigating Social Media in a Healthy Way, Maintaining Productivity in Quarantine, and the Importance of Vulnerability! feat. the Leeza Rants Podcast

May 1st, 2020


Leeza (from The Leeza Rants Podcast) and I cover EVERYTHING in this episode. From our own experiences with anxiety, confidence, social media, productivity and self care in quarantine, the importance of having a …

24. Teenage Break-Up Protocol: How to Figure Out if You Need to End a Relationships, the 8-Step Approach to Ending it, and Break-Up Horror Stories!

April 25th, 2020


In this episode, Steph and I sit down to go through break up protocol! Like we mentioned in today's episode, we're not experts, just speaking from …

23. A Dad's Perspective: Preconceptions About Adolescent Mental Health, Parenting Tips, and Our Growth as a Family

April 11th, 2020


I sit down with my Dad and ask him about his preconceptions about adolescent mental heath, we dive into his emotional experience when I was sent to …

22. How to maintain your mental health during coronavirus (COVID-19) and self-quarantine

April 3rd, 2020


In episode 22 of Nevertheless, She Persisted, I sit down with Maya for the 2nd time to discuss how things have changed due to corona virus. We share …

21. DBT Education: GIVE + THINK skills aka how to improve your relationships... navigating parental conflicts, friendships, and arguments

March 21st, 2020


In this episode of DBT education I teach the GIVE (be Gentle, act Interested, Validate, Easy manner) and THINK (Think, Have empathy, Interpretations, Notice, use Kindness) skills allowing listeners to effectively …

20. DBT Education: DEARMAN skill (Describe, Express, Assert, Reinforce, be Mindful, Appear confident, Negotiate)... how to get what you want from other people in an effective manner

March 18th, 2020


In the second episode of the Interpersonal Effectiveness module, I teach the DEARMAN (Describe, Express, Assert, Reinforce, be Mindful, Appear …

19. DBT Education: Interpersonal Effectiveness Overview... clarifying relational goals and disproving unhealthy beliefs ft. my younger sister

March 12th, 2020


In the first episode of the Interpersonal Effectiveness module, I walk my younger sister though an overview of interpersonal effectiveness, unhealthy …

18. DBT Education: Mindfulness continued (the HOW skills: Nonjudgmentally+Effectively+One-Mindfully, Loving Kindness, and Being vs Doing Mind)... skills for combatting depression and anxiety

March 7th, 2020


This week's episode continues our journey into the mindfulness module. We talk about what mindfulness his, the purpose, and how it can help you with …

17. DBT Education: Intro to Mindfulness (the WHAT skills: Participate+Observe+Describe and States of Mind) with guided mindfulness practices!

February 29th, 2020


This week's episode begins our journey into the mindfulness module. We talk about what mindfulness is, the purpose, and how it can help you with your …

16. DBT Education: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (an overview)... changing problem behaviors, validating, key principles to use when combatting teenage depression and anxiety

February 21st, 2020


This DBT Overview episode covers the biosocial therapy, behavior change tactics, dialectics, and validation. I go over a recent interpersonal conflict with my sister and we troubleshoot the interaction to maximize for …

15. How do you support a friend struggling with depression and anxiety while maintaining your own mental health?

January 24th, 2020


I sit down with my best friend from home, who recounts what it was like watching me struggle, go to treatment, and come back home successfully. We …

14. The effect of depression and anxiety on a family… feat. my younger sister

October 25th, 2019


In this episode, I sit down with my younger sister and we talk about how mental health impacts a family unit. We dive into her experience at home while I was at McLean, the differences she saw in me and the family, and …

11. Emily Thelen (MA+LCPC+CTRS) on adjusting to change, societal norms, therapeutic boarding school, wilderness, and recovering from depression and anxiety.

October 2nd, 2019


This week I sit down with one of my therapists from my therapeutic boarding school. We talk about how she saw me change, the difficulty of measuring …

10. Jacob Sparks (LMFT) on therapeutic boarding schools, healthy relationships, coping skills, self love, and recovering from depression and anxiety.

September 23rd, 2019


I sit down with one of my past family and individual therapists (current therapist at the time of this recording) to discuss the work we've done. I ask him bout how listeners can improve their relationships, how I have …

8. A parent’s guide to adolescent treatment for depression and anxiety: family therapy, what it’s like sending your child away, and how it helped our family… feat. my Dad

August 21st, 2019


In this episode of Nevertheless, She Persisted, I ask my Dad what it was like to be a parent of a patient at a residential program and a therapeutic …

6. Building and maintaining fulfilling, healthy, loving relationships with family members, friends, and peers

August 7th, 2019


Sitting down with a friend, we discuss relationships. We cover co-dependent unhealthy romantic relationships and friendships, evolving family …

5. Teen anxiety: how to cope, using skills, and surviving school

July 31st, 2019


In this episode we talk anxiety. Between personal experiences, breaking down what panic attacks feel like, and why anxiety gets in the way of things, the listener gets a well rounded view of how anxiety works.


If you …

3. A sister’s perspective: what do depression and anxiety look like? How do you support a sibling struggling? How did therapy help our family?

July 17th, 2019


I ask my younger sister how she was impacted by my mental illness. From how the focus of the family shifted to how our relationship has evolved we …

2. A Dad’s perspective on how to support a teen suffering from depression and anxiety

July 16th, 2019


I sit down with my Dad to discuss what it was like to see his child suffering from mental illness. Between conversations about the difficult decision …

1. A teen’s perspective: depression and anxiety… my core beliefs, the decision I made to work on myself, and my journey through intensive mental health treatment

July 11th, 2019


After 25 episodes, I went back and re-recorded my first episode. I talk all about what inspired me to start the podcast, my story, and my personal …

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