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The SelfWork Podcast

I'm Dr. Margaret, a psychologist for over 25 years and the author of Perfectly Hidden Depression. I created The SelfWork Podcast in 2016 to explain mental health treatment, and to give you the chance to consider therapy without thinking it's weird or somehow suggests you can't "fix" your own problems. My team is so honored that five years later, SelfWork has earned nearly 3.5 million downloads! Each episode features the popular listener question. And, once a month, you’ll hear a “You Get the Gist” segment - a five minute run-down of a current topic - as well as an interview with an outstanding guest author or expert, adding to the wide diversity of topics listeners so appreciate. Regularly rated as one of the top mental health/depression podcasts out there, I keep it short and casual - and I'd love to hear from you. Please join me.
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Dec 26, 2016

There are many people who never reveal to others, or perhaps even admit to themselves, that they were abused as children. Your victimization might have been physical, emotional, sexual, or through neglect. Shame, feeling somehow that the responsibility was yours, denial or avoidance of pain — all can have a stifling effect on your present […]

The post 007 SelfWork: Childhood Abuse: How It’s Healing To Reveal appeared first on Dr. Margaret Rutherford.

Dec 17, 2016

Grief and depression are hard enough to get through at any time of the year. Add the busy nature of the holidays, and that pain can be incredibly lonely to bear. In today’s podcast, Dr. Margaret gives tangible suggestions of both things to do, and recognitions to keep in mind, to help cope with either […]

The post 006 SelfWork: Vital Tips To Cope With Grief And Depression appeared first on Dr. Margaret Rutherford.

Dec 4, 2016

Regaining trust, whether it’s after an affair or some other form of betrayal, can be a complex process for any relationship. In this podcast, Dr. Margaret provides the essential steps of healing and regaining trust, specifically after an affair. But she points out that these very steps can be used within any relationship — parent […]

The post 005 SelfWork: After An Affair: The Essential Steps Of Regaining Trust appeared first on Dr. Margaret Rutherford.

Nov 21, 2016

This podcast is the second in a series of two on what Dr. Margaret calls “Perfectly Hidden Depression.” PHD isn’t a diagnosis, but a syndrome, or group of characteristics that are found together, and serve to help you deny or ignore depression that’s kept far underneath the surface. Your life looks perfect. You’re active and […]

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Nov 6, 2016

Are you struggling with loneliness, exhaustion, even depression but no one knows it but you? Do you have trouble admitting vulnerability? Do you keep a facade of having it all together, when you realize at some level there’s something wrong? If so, this podcast is for you. Perfectly Hidden Depression (PHD) isn’t a diagnosis, but […]

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Oct 26, 2016

Did you know that anxiety is much more prevalent than depression in our culture? And what’s worse than anxiety or panic? Being anxious or panicked about panic — feeling as if you dread the next hour or day because you don’t know if your anxiety will overwhelm you. Dr. Margaret gives you both information about […]

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Oct 12, 2016

In her initial podcast, Dr. Margaret focuses on the seven things that keep your work in therapy safe and appropriate. Her “Seven Commandments of Good Therapy” applies to all therapies, and gives you a yardstick to measure a new therapist, or therapy you’re already receiving. It’s amazing how many people keep going to therapy, without […]

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