Mental Filter
Life: Through the lens of mental health

E31 How Parenting Changes Us with Eli Weinstein

A few episodes prior we discussed the journey to creating a family, along with the ups and downs that may come with it. But what happens once you become a parent? In a literal split second, your life completely changes and suddenly, you are now the caretaker of a new life. Today, we sat down with Eli Weinstein, LCSW, to discuss how parenting changes us, and who we become as a result of our new role as "mom" or "dad".

To connect with Eli, you can visit his website, https://www.eliweinsteinlcsw.com/, follow him on Instagram at @eliweinstein_lcsw, and check out his podcast, The Dude Therapist, streaming anywhere you find your favorite podcasts!

As always, thank you for listening, subscribing, and coercing your mail person to listen :) We appreciate each and every individual who takes the time to listen to Mental Filter.

Shmuel Fischler LCSW-C

E30 Should we stay or should we go? The Ups & Downs of Moving, with Shaya Sussman

Moving, whether it is down the block, a few states away, or in our most recent guest's cases, to another country, can be quite the experience to say the least. Packing up years worth of memories to, in a sense, start over somewhere new can bring up both positive and negative emotions for those moving, and those with whom we have made connections with in the town or city we are moving away from. Today we were joined by our friend and colleague, Shaya Sussman, to hear about his experience in moving his family to Israel. Shaya very candidly and wish a dash of humor shared all about the ups and downs associated with such a big step.

You can connect with Shaya via Instagram (@shaya_sussman_lcsw) or his website, shayasussman.com.

As always, thank you for listening, liking, subscribing, and coercing your mailperson to listen :)

Shmuel Fischler LCSW-C

E29 So you want to start a family? with Dr. Colleen Reichmann

The term "family" takes many on forms, but the most common we hear about comes when two individuals decide they want to have children. For some, it comes quite easy. But others hit many roadblocks, wrong turns, and detours along the way. For our guest on this episode, she and her husband began the journey to starting a family, only to find out it wasn't going to be as easy as she once thought.

We were joined by Dr. Colleen Reichmann (https://www.colleenreichmann.com/), a licensed clinical psychologist and mental health advocate, to hear about her journey through fertility treatments that finally allowed her to start the family she's always dreamed of. Colleen talks candidly and openly about the roadblocks, and the moments that were downright heartbreaking. Most importantly, she talks about having hope, which is something we could all use a little more of these days.

To connect with Colleen, you can follow her on Instagram @drcolleenreichmann, or send her an email at [email protected]

As always, thank you for listening and subscribing to Mental Filter :)

Shmuel Fischler LCSW-C

E28 Is it Lonely at the Top? with Rabbi Yisrael Motzen

No matter what denomination you associate with, we all know that those in clergy positions have tremendous responsibility to serve their communities. This week, we sat down with Rabbi Yisrael Motzen of Ner Tamid Congregation. Since joining his synagogue in 2012, Rabbi Motzen has introduced many Torah classes, youth programs, special events, and holiday programs.

You can connect with Rabbi Motzen via email at [email protected]

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Shmuel Fischler LCSW-C

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E27 Lonely No More with Marissa Meizz

Whether it's a memory from middle school that you would most certainly like to forget, or the result of the seemingly endless pandemic world we are currently living in, it's safe to say we can all relate to the feelings of loneliness when the topic of friends are involved. After a TikTok by a stranger went viral, Marissa created the ultimate project - No More Lonely Friends. No More Lonely Friends was Marissa's way of creating community and connection between those that need it the most, and it has grown into something bigger than she ever imagined.

You can connect with Marissa on Instagram (https://instagram.com/marissameizz) (https://instagram.com/nomorelonelyfriends), and TikTok (https://vm.tiktok.com/TTPd6XkWpf/).

As always, thank you for your continued support by subscribing, reviewing, rating, and coercing your mailperson to listen :)

Shmuel Fischler LCSW-C

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E26 Mirror, Mirror on the Wall with Chris Trondsen

We have all seen the glitz and glam of Hollywood when celebrities walk the red carpet. For some, the red carpet fulfills their lifelong dream of being a Hollywood star, while others struggle with the expectations that come along with this role. For this episode, we sat down with Chris Trondsen, a news host, therapist, and advocate for mental health. Chris shared pieces of his journey struggling with BDD and OCD, which eventually led him to pursue a psychology degree to become a therapist to help those just like him.

You can connect with Chris on Twitter (https://twitter.com/christrondsen), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/christrondsen/), or via email ([email protected]).

As always, thank you for your continued support by subscribing, reviewing, rating, and coercing your mailperson to listen :)

Shmuel Fischler LCSW-C

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E25 90% Mental with Bob Tewksbury

This week we were joined by Bob Tewksbury, retired major league baseball pitcher and mental skills coach. Bob's baseball journey was one for the books, but the end of his baseball career was the beginning of new career in sports psychology. As he describes in his book, 90% Mental, sports are not just about hitting a home run or scoring the winning goal; there are layers to great players, and mental skills are just one. We talked with Bob about his experience in the outfield, and what he is up to now, as well as how the mental skills applied in sports are applicable to our lives, even if we do not play a sport.

You can connect with Bob via his website, https://bobtewksbury.com/, or on Twitter, https://twitter.com/bob_tewksbury.

As always, thank you for your continued support by subscribing, reviewing, rating, and coercing your mailperson to listen :)

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E24 Giving is Getting with Brett Camalich

Be nice. Do good. Feel good.

From the newspaper headlines, to interruptions in your regularly scheduled programming on television, we are all familiar with the "doom and gloom" that this world has to offer. Sometimes, it seems like it can be easier to get caught up in that doom and gloom, and forget about the sunshine that can (and does!) peacefully exist.

Dude. Be Nice. has one mission: treat yourself and others better. All created by a man who wanted to be the anti-doom and gloom, Dude. Be Nice. is known for their awesome videos that highlight people who go the extra mile, and deserve recognition for doing so. This week, we got to sit down with Brett Camalich from Dude. Be Nice. (https://www.dudebenice.com/) to hear about his experiences in giving to others, and ultimately, what he gained from giving.

As always, thank you for your continued support by subscribing, reviewing, rating, and coercing your mailperson to listen :)

Shmuel Fischler LCSW-C

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E23 Rolling with the Punches with Ed Latimore

Throughout life, we meet individuals at our favorite coffee shop, or in a class we’ve taken, or even mailing a card at your local post office. What do all of these things have in common? Well, each of those people have things that make them unique, that make them stand out from those around them.

This week, we sat down with Ed Latimore, a former professional heavyweight boxer whose life started in the projects of Pennsylvania, which then eventually led him to pursue a degree in physics, develop an interest in chess, and lead a life of practicing stoicism. This episode really packs a lot of punches into one. The best place to find him is at www.edlatimore.com and all SM platforms.

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As a disclaimer, the thoughts and opinions of every guest co-host vary. While we respect them, they are not necessarily indicative of the values upheld by CBT Baltimore.

Shmuel Fischler LCSW-C

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E22 Power, Peace, Purpose with Rabbi Elimelech Goldburg

Directly from the kids, the purpose in their pain is to teach the world.

Each and every one of us has experienced challenges that are unfair, and seemingly insurmountable, sometimes leaving us to question the purpose that this pain is playing in our lives. We may ask, "why me?", feeling defeated by our tribulations, looking for a way out of the darkness. The children of Kids Kicking Cancer have a bit of a different idea.

We sat down with Rabbi Elimelech Goldburg, "Rabbi G", (https://kidskickingcancer.org/) a black belt Rabbi and founder of Kicks Kicking Cancer, to hear about how children experiencing pediatric illness and cancer are our true teachers. It is truly an inspiration to listen to Rabbi G describe how the children with the toughest feats face them with a smile on their face, and literally, a breath of fresh air.

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Shmuel Fischler LCSW-C www.cbtbaltimore.com

Mental health is everywhere. Period. The human experience; work, hobbies, interests, entertainment, challenges, relationships etc. is unique and seen through our own individual 'lenses'. Take a journey through these experiences together with a mental health professional (me!), his dry wit, and guests from across the landscape of everyday life he convinced to join him as they have candid conversations- all through the lens of mental health. Almost like you do...but recorded. No corn or dads were harmed during production. Obvious statement: Listening to this podcast, while meaningful and entertaining, does not come close to replacing professional support. Please feel encouraged to seek proper care if you are struggling. Please do not take us super seriously...we don't :) We can always be reached at www.cbtbaltimore.com