Coach Mike Ferullo and Meaghan Langlois on Wellness Recovery

S6 E1: Coach Mike Ferullo and Meaghan Langlois on Wellness Recovery

Released October 6, 2023

In the season six premiere, we speak with Coach Mike Ferullo and Meaghan Langlois of the Boston Bulldog Running Club and Wellness Recovery. Coach Mike provides insight on his approach to integrative wellness while Meaghan shares her story of finding the running club.

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Breanna Mylius and Yvonne Marchese on Ageism

S6 E2: Breanna Mylius and Yvonne Marchese on Ageism

Released October 13, 2023

According to the United Nations, it is estimated that one in two people are ageists. In this episode we talk to Breanna Mylius, Clinical Director of The Meadows (our flagship facility), and Yvonne Marchese, host of the Late Bloomer Living podcast, about the mental health implications and effects of ageism.

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Tina Aggarwal

S6 E3: Tina Aggarwal on Complex Trauma Within Marginalized Communities

Released October 20, 2023

In this episode, we speak with Tina Aggarwal, Director of Outpatient Services at The Meadows-Silicon Valley, about her personal experiences as a complex trauma survivor and how it informs her work with those in marginalized communities. She breaks down how this type of healing works, reminding that it takes time, but transformation is possible.

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Magnus Johnson

S6 E4: Magnus Johnson on Mission 22

Released November 10, 2023

In this special Veterans Day episode, we speak with Magnus Johnson, Founder of Mission 22. He details his military service, the story behind starting his nonprofit, and his thoughts on veteran suicides and mental health issues.

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Mike Gurr

S6 E5: Mike Gurr on Navigating Parenting

Released November 17, 2023

Parenting teenagers with mental health issues can be extremely challenging, but there are professional treatment options like therapy and residential programs that can provide individualized, trauma-informed care to help kids heal. As Executive Director of the Meadows Adolescent Center, Mike Gurr explains the assessments and protocols they use to support teens struggling with anxiety, depression and self-harm. Though the parenting journey has ups and downs, Gurr emphasizes that with the right treatment and family engagement, transformative change is possible.

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Jack Register

S6 E6: Jack Register on Toxic Masculinity

Released December 1, 2023

In this episode, we speak with Jack Register, Clinical Director of the Claudia Black Young Adult Center, about toxic masculinity. He talks us through his experience as a military kid and the transition to being in relationships as an adult. Jack also shares how he helps young men navigate their emotions in his work here at MBH.

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Erie Herbert

S6 E7: Erie Hebert on Resiliency (Part 1)

Released December 8, 2023

For the first episode in this two-part discussion, Erie Hebert opens up about his personal experiences overcoming adversity. His story highlights how trauma impacts people in complex ways, and how healing requires connection and can lead to serving others.

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Erie Herbert

S6 E8: Erie Hebert on Resiliency (Part 2)

Released December 19, 2023

In this episode, we conclude our conversation with Erie Hebert who shares details of his challenging upbringing and the other hurdles he overcame before taking the helm of The Meadows Outpatient Center-Austin. Throughout his journey, he displayed incredible resilience that provides a powerful example of overcoming adversity.

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Sean Walsh

S6 E9: Sean Walsh on Leadership in Behavioral Health

Released January 19, 2023

In this episode we speak with Meadows Behavioral Healthcare Chief Executive Officer Sean Walsh. Listen in as we discuss how our Senior Fellows impact the care we provide, the process that goes into evaluating expansion efforts, and the importance of recovery coaching.

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Dr. Stefanie Carnes

S6 E10: Dr. Stefanie Carnes onCompulsive and AddictiveSexual Behavior

Released January 26, 2024

In this episode, MBH senior fellow Dr. Stefanie Carnes discusses the controversies surrounding compulsive sexual behavior disorder and its history seeking legitimacy as a diagnosis. She covers the role of complex trauma and attachment issues in driving these behaviors, as well as the need to recognize women also struggle with compulsive sexuality.

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Tian Dayton

S6 E11: Dr. Tian Dayton on Experiential Trauma Therapy

Released February 2, 2024

In this episode, Meadows Senior Fellow Dr. Tian Dayton discusses why role-playing is a core element of psychodrama and how it helps people externalize inner dynamics to see issues from different perspectives. Later, she explains why it’s important for therapists to trust the process and remember to be of service to the client.

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Dr. Claudia Black

S6 E12: Dr. Claudia Black on Healing the Whole Family

Released February 9, 2024

In this episode, we sit down with Meadows Senior Fellow Dr. Claudia Black as she explains why chronic, ongoing trauma can be very damaging to a child’s development and lead to emotional dysregulation. We also have a conversation about why the power of storytelling can be impactful in conveying the emotional truth of traumatic experiences.

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Dr. Kevin McCauley

S6 E13: Dr. Kevin McCauley: A Compassionate View of Addiction

Released February 16, 2024

In the season finale of Beyond Theory, we speak with Meadows Senior Fellow Dr. Kevin McCauley about how addiction creates dysfunction in the brain’s dopamine-based value/reward system. We also revisit a conversation from last season about fentanyl and the use of CBD.

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