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So, what is Therapist Uncensored all about?

We have fun translating the complex relational sciences and psychology into understandable and practical tools that can give you the power you need to uncover your best self. (Believe us, your people will be so happy.)

We will help you understand how to recognize and then update unconscious expectations of yourself and others. Applying the science of modern attachment and relational neurobiology can have life-changing impacts on your mind, your choice of partners, your parenting, your social relationships, your work life and how you interact in the world.

Sounds too good to be true, but fortunately the science is very clear, and hopeful… and we want everyone to have access to it.

And as if that's not enough goodness, team Therapist Uncensored is working to dismantle our undeserved privilege in various ways but one is financial.  A full 50% (!) of all income from corporate sponsors and merch sales goes to non-profit organizations that provide access to mental health services for those traditionally left out of mainstream healthcare. Our Neuronerd Patrons support the production of the show so that we together can accomplish this mission and help us make it happen, and they also vote at the end of the year for the charity for the year. 

 

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What People Are Saying About Therapist Uncensored

Five million+ downloads (what?!)

Apple-Ranked Top 10 Social Science Podcast in U.S.

Top 50 Science Podcast in 75 countrieS

Blew me away!

I am a clinical psychologist with 18 years of experience. I just listened to your dismissive/avoidance podcast, and was extremely impressed! You unpack the theories with such skill, lightness, and fun. Your ability to articulate the client's perspective was excellent. Thank you for sharing your talents and gifts with us! - a fan in KC

Drjillt

Therapist Uncensored Podcast
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2020-06-27T22:20:17+00:00

Drjillt

I am a clinical psychologist with 18 years of experience. I just listened to your dismissive/avoidance podcast, and was extremely impressed! You unpack the theories with such skill, lightness, and fun. Your ability to articulate the client's perspective was excellent. Thank you for sharing your talents and gifts with us! - a fan in KC

So informative and fun!

I’m hooked on this podcast! They’re so educational yet also captivating (not dry). They have tons of credible guest speakers, and there’s always new information. Well worth a listen!

Hannah9098753578

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2020-04-22T07:57:17+00:00

Hannah9098753578

I’m hooked on this podcast! They’re so educational yet also captivating (not dry). They have tons of credible guest speakers, and there’s always new information. Well worth a listen!

Fantastic

They're smart, clever, interesting, and funny down to earth women are the real deal. I have really stuck gold listening to such deep, meaningful and relevant topics on relationships , evidenced based healing. . I highly recommend this podcast on every level. Inner help, life help and and accessible . Thank- you 🙏💖

Ediebouvier - Australia - November 2, 2021

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2021-11-05T18:53:54+00:00

Ediebouvier - Australia - November 2, 2021

They're smart, clever, interesting, and funny down to earth women are the real deal. I have really stuck gold listening to such deep, meaningful and relevant topics on relationships , evidenced based healing. . I highly recommend this podcast on every level. Inner help, life help and and accessible . Thank- you 🙏💖

WOW

Just discovered your podcast and I can't stop listening! I am a huge geek on my own with these topics, but even more, I am married to a narcissist. I so appreciate all of the technical aspects and practical tips. Life changing!

mominwashington

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2020-05-15T14:36:29+00:00

mominwashington

Just discovered your podcast and I can't stop listening! I am a huge geek on my own with these topics, but even more, I am married to a narcissist. I so appreciate all of the technical aspects and practical tips. Life changing!

Super interesting and helpful

As a psychology student I started looking for a podcast on some interesting topics. This is the absolute most interesting podcast I found. I really love how Ann & Sue and their guests present these interesting topics and explain them so clearly. I often share podcast with my fellow students, teachers or even with non-psy friends, because they break the topics down so well. I just finished episode 98 and am still so enthusiastic about this podcast, so I finally subscribed as a Patron to support these amazing women create more content! I can’t wait to continue with the next episode!

Iris_1024 from The Netherlands

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2021-04-02T23:05:03+00:00

Iris_1024 from The Netherlands

As a psychology student I started looking for a podcast on some interesting topics. This is the absolute most interesting podcast I found. I really love how Ann & Sue and their guests present these interesting topics and explain them so clearly. I often share podcast with my fellow students, teachers or even with non-psy friends, because they break the topics down so well. I just finished episode 98 and am still so enthusiastic about this podcast, so I finally subscribed as a Patron to support these amazing women create more content! I can’t wait to continue with the next episode!

Thank you! So much great information !

I am a counselor, mostly with children. However, I have learned so much about adults, polyvagal theory, attachment myself and narcissism. So appreciate your work and your guests!

Taylor63toys

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2020-04-22T07:21:26+00:00

Taylor63toys

I am a counselor, mostly with children. However, I have learned so much about adults, polyvagal theory, attachment myself and narcissism. So appreciate your work and your guests!

You have something important to say and I'm grateful you are saying it!

I love you ladies. I get so much from each episode. I am a practicing counselor and it really helps me in my daily work and my personal life. Thank you so much for this show

Angie Land - United States - November 3, 2021

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2021-11-05T18:51:06+00:00

Angie Land - United States - November 3, 2021

I love you ladies. I get so much from each episode. I am a practicing counselor and it really helps me in my daily work and my personal life. Thank you so much for this show

Love this podcast

For me this is the best podcast there is when it comes to anything to do with understanding ourselves and how we relate to each other on deeper levels. I share this a lot with other healthcare professionals and clients and always trust that the standard is very high and the content up to date / accessible / delivered in a really lovely way.

Dunmore2013

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2020-04-22T07:54:44+00:00

Dunmore2013

For me this is the best podcast there is when it comes to anything to do with understanding ourselves and how we relate to each other on deeper levels. I share this a lot with other healthcare professionals and clients and always trust that the standard is very high and the content up to date / accessible / delivered in a really lovely way.

Amazing Source!

This podcast brings together all the insightful theories and approaches (attachment, development, neurobiology, survival adaptations, polyvagal, trauma, etc.) in a practical way that really relates to actual real-life processes of development, stuckness, growth, and change. Great appreciation for the nuanced and encompassing approach. I look forward to learning more from the podcast and from their other resources.

EatingOats - The Netherlands - November 4, 2021

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2021-11-05T18:47:13+00:00

EatingOats - The Netherlands - November 4, 2021

This podcast brings together all the insightful theories and approaches (attachment, development, neurobiology, survival adaptations, polyvagal, trauma, etc.) in a practical way that really relates to actual real-life processes of development, stuckness, growth, and change. Great appreciation for the nuanced and encompassing approach. I look forward to learning more from the podcast and from their other resources.

Happy to have found u

I am so happy to have found this podcast. I find it an invaluable resource as a working counselor. Not only does it provide information, but it also provides a pick me up if you are teetering on the edge of burnout.

malpalOG

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2020-05-15T14:35:38+00:00

malpalOG

I am so happy to have found this podcast. I find it an invaluable resource as a working counselor. Not only does it provide information, but it also provides a pick me up if you are teetering on the edge of burnout.

I Love your podcast!

I appreciate every episode, it’s such high quality information, amazing guests, and you two are so much fun!

Stephanie Salido

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2020-05-15T14:37:08+00:00

Stephanie Salido

I appreciate every episode, it’s such high quality information, amazing guests, and you two are so much fun!

Invaluable Resource

During these troubling fields, this podcast continues to equip listeners like me with cutting-edge tools to regulate emotions during the darkest of storms, and to help those in your spheres of influence. The guests interviewed always amaze me. I cannot express the words to thank the hosts for their service. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!

HipHopRapture

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2020-04-22T07:57:48+00:00

HipHopRapture

During these troubling fields, this podcast continues to equip listeners like me with cutting-edge tools to regulate emotions during the darkest of storms, and to help those in your spheres of influence. The guests interviewed always amaze me. I cannot express the words to thank the hosts for their service. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!

Thank you Ann and Sue

If you need to be reminded that there are exceptional humans in the world doing generous things with their talents & spreading compassion then listen to this podcast. If you want to become a better human yourself... if you want to feel like you are earning an honorary psychology degree by listening to an entertaining, fascinating and addictive podcast then give this a listen. If you have any interpersonal relationships that you care about making the best they can be... then you will be amazed at what you can learn.

madamezauum

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2020-05-07T14:09:57+00:00

madamezauum

If you need to be reminded that there are exceptional humans in the world doing generous things with their talents & spreading compassion then listen to this podcast. If you want to become a better human yourself... if you want to feel like you are earning an honorary psychology degree by listening to an entertaining, fascinating and addictive podcast then give this a listen. If you have any interpersonal relationships that you care about making the best they can be... then you will be amazed at what you can learn.

Really helpful

Thank you so much for the information. I currently work with homeless women as a therapist and love love my job. Would love to hear more about best practices to use when working with homeless population and how to advocate for them..., and more, if you could do a episode on that topic I’d would be very grateful

Beejoon

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2020-04-22T07:58:22+00:00

Beejoon

Thank you so much for the information. I currently work with homeless women as a therapist and love love my job. Would love to hear more about best practices to use when working with homeless population and how to advocate for them..., and more, if you could do a episode on that topic I’d would be very grateful

Therapist Uncensored Reaches Across the Gold to Bring Hope!!

I discovered this podcast at a time of crises in my life & relationships. I began with the series of being in challenging relationships then went to the very first talk & have listened to almost every episode! Never again apologize for an episode lasting too long if each episode were 2 hours I would still have listened to them all! This information from your qunie perspectives is a lifeline that if we all knew would shift the destructive dynamics that destroy people & families! Please keep releasing, keep sharing!!

Georgi-Ahau - New Zealand

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2021-12-08T03:00:13+00:00

Georgi-Ahau - New Zealand

I discovered this podcast at a time of crises in my life & relationships. I began with the series of being in challenging relationships then went to the very first talk & have listened to almost every episode! Never again apologize for an episode lasting too long if each episode were 2 hours I would still have listened to them all! This information from your qunie perspectives is a lifeline that if we all knew would shift the destructive dynamics that destroy people & families! Please keep releasing, keep sharing!!

An incredible resource! 

You ever listen to a podcast and think “wow, I can’t believe this is free”? That’s me with Therapist Uncensored. This show is a hugely valuable resource for both therapists and individuals on a path of self-exploration. The conversations Sue and Ann facilitate are always super engaging...

- Oliviabaker13 · United States of America · 08/02/21
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2021-08-12T04:39:06+00:00
You ever listen to a podcast and think “wow, I can’t believe this is free”? That’s me with Therapist Uncensored. This show is a hugely valuable resource for both therapists and individuals on a path of self-exploration. The conversations Sue and Ann facilitate are always super engaging... - Oliviabaker13 · United States of America · 08/02/21

Honest, Helpful, & Informative

Thank you for producing a podcast that is unbiased, informative and to the point. So happy to have found you here!

Oliveblue

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2020-04-22T07:22:37+00:00

Oliveblue

Thank you for producing a podcast that is unbiased, informative and to the point. So happy to have found you here!

Thank you! So much great information!

I am a counselor, mostly with children. However, I have learned so much about adults, polyvagal theory, attachment myself and narcissism. So appreciate your work and your guests!


Taylor63toys

Therapist Uncensored Podcast
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2020-06-28T19:14:39+00:00

Taylor63toys

I am a counselor, mostly with children. However, I have learned so much about adults, polyvagal theory, attachment myself and narcissism. So appreciate your work and your guests!

Thank you so much for this wonderful, insightful, educational and brave series. Each episode offers important information on the most important areas of psychology and nourish the curiosity of therapists and curious punters alike.

Niknakpsy - Australia

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2021-12-08T02:53:42+00:00

Niknakpsy - Australia

Thank you so much for this wonderful, insightful, educational and brave series. Each episode offers important information on the most important areas of psychology and nourish the curiosity of therapists and curious punters alike.

Thank You!

Thank you, ladies. This is such helpful work you’re doing!

confused_explorer

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2020-05-15T14:34:36+00:00

confused_explorer

Thank you, ladies. This is such helpful work you’re doing!

Great Resource for Psych Enthusiasts

Very informative while also being quite pleasant to listen to...

S4Style - Singapore

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2021-12-08T02:56:48+00:00

S4Style - Singapore

Very informative while also being quite pleasant to listen to...

Exceptional And Essential Listening

This podcast has been invaluable to me on a personal and professional level. Depending my understanding and practice of maintaining boundaries, learning to play catch instead of ping pong in the way i communicate. Sue and Anne are fantastic, clear and incredibly knowledgeable hosts who really hold the listener through the learning and discovery journey. As a parent of an adult son with bipolar and regulation challenges your series holding your own has been truly wonderful and at the end of the challenging year that was 2020 ... came at the perfect time. Thank you 🙂

Lola&Sim via Apple Podcasts ·Australia ·12/14/2020

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2020-12-18T22:37:16+00:00

Lola&Sim via Apple Podcasts ·Australia ·12/14/2020

This podcast has been invaluable to me on a personal and professional level. Depending my understanding and practice of maintaining boundaries, learning to play catch instead of ping pong in the way i communicate. Sue and Anne are fantastic, clear and incredibly knowledgeable hosts who really hold the listener through the learning and discovery journey. As a parent of an adult son with bipolar and regulation challenges your series holding your own has been truly wonderful and at the end of the challenging year that was 2020 ... came at the perfect time. Thank you 🙂

Game Changing

I geek out on clinically-oriented podcasts, and these women seem to find the perfect balance of being accessible yet highly instructive... they don't shout into the mic or pontificate. they are humble, grateful life-long learners who find joy in sharing cutting edge knowledge and high-end guests. Suddenly long-drives have become most bearable...thank you so much.

Waynengwrites

Therapist Uncensored Podcast
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2020-05-07T14:10:55+00:00

Waynengwrites

I geek out on clinically-oriented podcasts, and these women seem to find the perfect balance of being accessible yet highly instructive... they don't shout into the mic or pontificate. they are humble, grateful life-long learners who find joy in sharing cutting edge knowledge and high-end guests. Suddenly long-drives have become most bearable...thank you so much.
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We bring you world-reknown guest experts, as well as outside-the-choir voices, so you may have direct access to updated theory and fresh ideas as they come.

Featured guests include the smartest minds in the relational sciences.

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Arielle Schwartz

Jill Bolte-Tayl0r

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Kristen Neff

Lou Cossolino

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Stan Tatkin

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And many, many more deep thinkers and fabulous minds that we interview both to bring you their work, and to continuously integrate new and trusted perspectives into our own thinking and theory of what actually works to heal people.

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Therapist Uncensored Podcast

Candid unscripted conversations rooted in modern attachment and the newly emerging sciences of the mind will deeply inform, entertain and even surprise you.

Learn how to outsmart your biology and improve your relationships with others.

This podcast will break down what makes you and yours emotionally tick… and tock.  So join us, dive in with co-hosts Sue Marriott & Dr. Ann Kelley, as well as their array of rock-star guest experts.

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Disarming Human Defenses: Harnessing Healthy Aggression with Jeanne Bunker, Session 4 of 5 (186)

Disarming Human Defenses: Harnessing Healthy Aggression with Jeanne Bunker, Session 4 of 5 (186)

Aggression is not a feeling, it can be positive or negative goal-directed life energy. Learn to use this energy to propel us forward in conversation with guest expert Jeanne Bunker and co-host, Sue Marriott. What is healthy aggression? It can be a resource to help us navigate our personal goals, increase intimacy within our relationships, and to act as a catalyst for change when paired with desire. Follow along as Jeanne Bunker and Sue Marriott break down the negative connotations and provide perspective to harness this resource and help reclaim healthy aggression. Shownotes at www.therapistuncensored.com/186. Join our Neuronerd community at www.therapistuncensored.com/join.

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Navigating Power Dynamics, Disarming Human Defenses with Ann & Sue: Session 3 of 5 (185)

Navigating Power Dynamics, Disarming Human Defenses with Ann & Sue: Session 3 of 5 (185)

When you unconsciously deem “power” as what keeps you “safe” in vulnerable situations, reflecting and rewiring on this dynamic can transform your connections.
Human defenses are quite necessary to protect our nervous system and sense of self. The goal isn't to eliminate defenses – but to learn how to regulate them, especially in relationships. Defenses can often feel triggered when there is an uneven power dynamic expressed in a relationship and can be influenced by outside factors like gender socialization, culture, or personal history.

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SUE MARRIOTT, LCSW, CGP & ANN KELLY, Ph.D.  

Ann Kelley Ph.D. (she/her/hers) and Sue Marriott LCSW, CGP (he/her/hers) are experienced licensed therapists that provide candid and focused education to help you bring awareness to the unconscious patterns in your life that get in your way.

As out, gay married co-hosts they bring in humor and personal insights of the cringy struggle to try to function more securely as a couple, and in the world.  They also provide state of the art education, clinical insights, summaries of complex science and their own developed reflections on how to grow through these life-long patterns.

No matter what your history or what your age, there is hope to keep developing your secure self, which helps grow closeness with those you love.

Meet Your Cohosts

SUE MARRIOTT, LCSW, CGP & ANN KELLEY, Ph.D.

Ann Kelley Ph.D. (she/her/hers) and Sue Marriott LCSW, CGP (she/her/hers) are experienced licensed therapists that provide candid and focused education to help you bring awareness to the unconscious patterns in your life that get in your way.

As married co-hosts they bring in humor and personal insights of the cringy struggle to try to function more securely as a couple, and in the world.  They also provide state of the art education, clinical insights, summaries of complex science and their own developed reflections on how to grow through these life-long patterns.

No matter what your history or what your age, there is hope to keep developing your secure self, which helps grow closeness with those you love.

ANN KELLY, Ph.D. & SUE MARRIOTT, LCSW, CGP

Deepen your relationships and demystify your own interpersonal blocks by learning how to use the sciences of the mind.

We want to help each of you become a little more secure, not as a feeling but as a neurological fact. If you are interested in learning how to outsmart your biology and transform into the most relational and confident version of you, then you are our people.

Our audience is intentionally wide- it includes everyone from seasoned therapists, students in the field, other professions that can benefit from knowing how to deeply understand people, those injured by early relationships, and those life-long learners interested in staying abreast and helping make the world a little more secure.

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