Leah Marone

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Today psychotherapist, Leah Marone joins the show to talk about how her time as a D1 Basketball player helped shape her views as a mental healthcare worker.  Or was it all a ploy by Matt to get Tom a free wellness check?

Today psychotherapist, Leah Marone joins the show to talk about how her time as a D1 Basketball player helped shape her views as a mental healthcare worker.  Or was it all a ploy by Matt to get Tom a free wellness check?

Summary

In this conversation, Leah Marone, a psychotherapist, discusses her journey from being a Division 1 basketball player to becoming a mental health professional. She talks about the challenges she faced as an athlete and how it has shaped her understanding of mental health. Leah also shares her experiences working with athletes and the importance of connection and energy exchange in therapy. The conversation touches on the evolution of mental health stigma and the need for vulnerability in therapy. They also discuss the impact of technology on mental health and the importance of self-care. In this conversation, Leah Marone discusses the importance of creating space for oneself and others in order to promote mental and emotional well-being. She emphasizes the need for clinicians and leaders to support and meet individuals where they are at, allowing them to explore and uncover parts of themselves that may have been hidden. Leah also highlights the challenges of perfectionism and the importance of finding balance between striving for excellence and nurturing other aspects of life. She shares practical tips and actionable advice for creating daily routines and integrating wellness into one’s culture.

 

Keywords

mental health, therapy, athletes, connection, energy exchange, stigma, vulnerability, technology, self-care, creating space, mental well-being, emotional well-being, support, perfectionism, balance, daily routines, wellness culture

Takeaways

Athletics can prime individuals for resilience and mental health challenges.
Connection and energy exchange are important in therapy and can be lacking in virtual settings.
Mental health is now seen as maintenance and self-care rather than a sign of weakness.
There is a fine line between labeling and understanding mental health issues.
Technology can both connect and disconnect individuals, impacting mental health.
Vulnerability is crucial in therapy and can help individuals build resilience. Creating space for oneself and others is crucial for mental and emotional well-being.
Clinicians and leaders should support and meet individuals where they are at, allowing them to explore and uncover hidden aspects of themselves.
Finding balance between striving for excellence and nurturing other aspects of life is essential.
Practical tips and actionable advice can help individuals create daily routines and integrate wellness into their culture.

Chapters

00:00 Introduction and Guest’s Background
02:59 Athletics and Mental Health Challenges
09:46 The Importance of Connection in Therapy
21:38 The Impact of Technology on Mental Health
25:25 Understanding the Fine Line Between Labeling and Understanding
28:11 The Role of Vulnerability in Therapy
29:10 The Power of Creating Space
34:45 Supporting and Meeting Individuals Where They Are At
35:26 Finding Balance: Striving for Excellence vs. Nurturing Other Aspects of Life
46:47 Practical Tips for Creating Daily Routines and Integrating Wellness

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