Dr Courtney Tracy, a world-renowned psychotherapist, clinical entrepreneur, and mental health content creator known as The Truth Doctor, joins The Orgasmic Lifestyle Podcast by Venus O’Hara to share her expertise and thoughts on mental health issues and how to address them effectively.
- Dr. Courtney’s LinkedIn
- Dr. Courtney’s Instagram
- Dr. Courtney’s TikTok
- Dr. Courtney’s Website
- Dr. Courtney’s Youtube
- The Truth Doctor Podcast
Mental health with The Truth Doctor (0:21)
Dr. Courtney is a doctor of clinical psychology and a licensed clinical social worker. She is also known as The Truth Doctor. Her mission is to help her clients find their truth about who they are and what makes them happy.
Dr. Courtney started the truth doctor at the end of 2019. When the pandemic hit, people were experiencing more mental health issues. She decided to support these people by bringing The Truth Doctor to other social media platforms.
Stereotypes about therapists (04:40)
Many people think that all therapists live a perfect life and have the answers to every problem. When someone becomes a therapist, people expect them to have their lives in order, act less human, and be less authentic. However, the relationships therapists form with their clients determine the success of therapy. Though it’s necessary to keep professionalism, it’s also crucial to show some aspects of personal humanness.
Social media and mental health (09:12)
Dr. Courtney started social media because her mental health was suffering, and she wanted to share that therapists are also human beings and experience mental health issues.
Acknowledging the unconsciousness (18:44)
It’s important to address your unconsciousness because we live our lives in our default and autopilot mode way more often than we think we do. Our brains also memorize many other things that directly impact our relationships and mental health. Acknowledging your unconsciousness gives you agency to say, do I want to base my actions right now on my past and my unconscious? Or do I want to do something different consciously?
The impact of childhood experiences on mental health (22:12)
Though childhood experiences affect personality, don’t solely focus on them or else you will be spending your present time in the past. In most situations, working with a client requires the therapist to learn about them and help guide the person to their problem’s solution.
The signs of an inefficient therapist (29:15)
One sign is that the therapists talk more about themselves. Secondly, they manage emergencies poorly. Thirdly, some therapists try working outside of their scope.
Reparenting yourself (32:37)
For people who had a traumatic childhood, reparenting starts with realizing that you are taking care of yourself and exploring how to do that.
Which phrase/affirmation/quote/philosophy do you live by?
“Your unconscious is showing”
Do you have a book that has changed your life?
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk.
Subscribe to The Orgasmic Lifestyle Podcast by Venus O’Hara
- “I’m trying to help people not live in the depths of their minds or their body just because they don’t understand it.”
- “I understand that there’s a level of professionalism that we need to have when we’re in the room with our clients. But there’s also a level of humanness that we need to have.”
- “I’m encouraging people who spend decades working to remember that you are a human being first, and you need to take breaks, and you need to be you because you don’t want to feel like you have the opportunity to be you after you’ve retired.”
- “I wish that more therapists inquire more often and be more specific about how they work with people and what they do. And to continuously check-in at the end of every session for feedback.”