Thereâs a reason therapy should be private.
These are life changing episodes for people to hear. Thank you to Hillary for having the courage to be transparent and to her clients who are saving lives by helping people see they are never alone in their suffering. This feels like Godâs work through Hillary as an instrument of love to beautiful souls.
Hillary is exceptionally articulate and able. Her ability to hold safe space for others is inspiring and allows the listener to feel vulnerable in tandem with the episode. There is such an opportunity to learn here that I wholeheartedly recommend.
Listening to an episode of OPP is like lifting a mirror to my soul â Iâm deeply moved every time. Thank you.
Listening to this show can almost be considered free therapy. The clients on the podcasts all reflect some aspect of a problem or insecurity within myself or someone I know. I would recommend wearing sunglasses while listening if you're outside your home because I cry almost every episode. It's very affirming to hear you're not the only one who feels a certain way about something. Thank you to Hillary for making this podcast and all the participants who were brave in sharing their stories. I'm really happy to have found this podcast.
Love this podcast. So authentic, so transparent! Love every minute of it!
Each episode has been a gem. I learn. I am challenged. I am taken forward in my own journey. Hillary is great. I wish I could get guidance on how to find a good therapist.
Hi. The sexual assault is a matter that most of the kids will feel shame to talk about, in some countries. I like to know about Canadian kids and the way they thought to deal with this if they went through. Iâm from another country and people will suffer for whole life if they had such experience. And I think this should be changed.
I really like the idea of this podcast and I relate and can learn something through each episode. However, Iâm having a hard time hearing the therapistâs tone of voice during recorded sessions. It sounds extremely condescending and insincere. I understand maybe this is her specific approach, but I canât get myself to listen to her. Especially when the therapist keeps saying âIâm sorryâ and âohhhâ to calm the clients. The apologies and responses for clientsâ struggle usually come immediately after hearing them, so fast that it sounds like their emotions and not processed properly. Just saying âI understandâ and âohh that must be hardâ doesnât really always make other people feel understood. They sound so condescending and just doesnât sound sincere at all. I deal with a lot of similar mental issues as the people on this podcast have; and hearing her voice makes me cringe a bit more and sometimes even more anxious. I really love this idea for this podcast but Iâm having a hard time continuing listening to this.
This was the BEST podcast I found and listened to in 2018! I can't wait for more!
I canât recommend OPP enough! It is an incredible resource for clinicians as well as folks simply interested in understanding themselves and the world around them more. Listening to folks share on OPP has made me feel less alone in a variety of areas from anger to anxiety. It is engaging, educational and at times heart wrenching. What a gift to get to go âbehind the curtainâ with Hilary and her clients.
Iâm inspired by each guestâs courage to share their stories and some of their most vulnerable moments. And Iâm deeply grateful to Hillary for providing a safe place for all of us to think about ourselves and the way we respond to situations in our own lives. Kudos to the entire OPP team for producing a brilliant, life-changing show!
While I like this pod, and especially her educational asides, I find the therapist a bit contrived in her manner. Check out her real voice when sheâs reading the credits at the end as opposed to her âtherapy voiceâ during sessions. I also find the premise a little alarming that clients would want their sessions recorded. We all know people change when they know they are being recorded. Overall, itâs more helpful than hurtful I suppose, so thatâs a good thing.
Iâve had so many thoughts and feelings while listening to these episodes. Some, I had to turn off half way through â some made me think for days. Wrestling with my own feelings and trauma, this has been incredible empowering. I am in therapy myself, and listening to Hillary has allowed me to better understand what my own therapist is doing. Itâs been a very deep podcast for me. I recommend it not as entertainment, but as a map. It has helped me navigate my feelings and issues much much better.Thank you to all of the clients in this podcast who have allowed me to grow as a father, husband, and man. âï¸
I write this review not to be mean, but to be useful to others like me. I know some people like whispers and people who hiss and other ASMR sounds but I HATE THEM. I had an immediate, gross, physical reaction upon hearing the therapistâs voice. Itâs like sheâs trying to make an ASMR with the whispering and cracking and hissing all her âsâ sounds. If you are sensitive to sound, this is not the podcast for you.
This podcast is so interesting and helpful. I strongly believe in the normalization of therapy and mental health issues and I think podcasts like this make a huge step towards that effort. Well done!
Iâve always been pro-therapy and mental health discussion, but this podcast helped in two ways: 1) it helped me realize that my boyfriend might have type 2 ptsd, which we didnât know anything about, and heâs now seeing a therapist for it! Knowing that what he has might be ptsd and not just years of anxiety and depression has helped him better understand his emotions and mental health And 2) helps me to bridge the gap in my work between human and animal therapy and psychology (I work as an animal behavior consultant). Really amazing podcast!
I am a brand new LMHC in training - second semester of my clinical internship - and this podcast has touched me so deeply. There is nothing quite so meaningful as the opportunity to listen to such a skilled therapist in her interactions. I am over the moon that there are more episodes coming. Thank you!!
As a newly licensed clinical social worker, Iâm SO thankful for this podcast. Iâve been taking notes on Hilaryâs input from the liturgists podcast for a while now and just found this gem! Thanks so much Hilary for your wisdom, insight, and knowledge- but mostly for your willingness to share it with us all. â¤ï¸
Hillary's clients are incredibly brave, her explanatory comments are incredibly helpful, and every episode is captivating. Personally, episodes 1 and 8 of season 1 featuring "Sloane" helped me finally see how the effects from complex childhood trauma were still playing out in my life. It helped me finally put together the "bread crumbs" my therapist had been leaving for me. I've listened to those two episodes countless times.
So insightful and fascinating.
I just binge listened through all the episodes and it was amazing! As someone who is in school to become a therapist, listening to hillaryâs sessions taught me so much!
I just binge listened to all the available episodes in two days - I am absolutely in love with this podcast. Other Peopleâs Problems tackles the stigma surrounding therapy and mental health. Hillary gives fantastic insight into her sessions, and itâs got me excited for my own upcoming therapy sessions. Thank you so much to Hillary, her team, and most importantly her patients for creating such an important show. I so hope that there will be more episodes soon.
I love getting to listen in on sessions to hear technique used in-the-moment with pauses to explain whatâs going on. Essential for counselors in training. Highly recommend episodes 1 and 8 to hear what a trauma survivor might sound like, as well as to listen in on a process of diagnosis.
I have so enjoyed this podcast! I love hearing Hillaryâs commentary throughout the session as she explains different types of therapy. She even gives details as to why her client may be reacting a certain way. For example: they might say they are angry at their mother, but really it means they are scared they might become hurtful like their mother or fear they will never be good enough. It makes you think back to moments in your life when you might have had a different situation but felt similar. It opens you up to some introspection. I enjoy how she connects what we feel in the physical body to how we feel emotionally.The editing of this podcast is fabulous and there is a good balance of hearing the personâs story and not needing so much background. But when needed, Hillary gives just enough background to help the listener understand the patientâs story in a short session. They have picked good sessions that many can learn from. Personally I have gone to about 3 years of counseling and it has been helpful. I have enjoyed listening in on otherâs sessions here because it makes my experience in counseling seem more normal, and it makes me look back on sessions that were more painful and begin to relearn or remember what my therapist said. The biggest thing I have learned while listening to this podcast is that itâs okay to bring ânormal problemsâ into counseling. While there might be an underlying mental health issue people are still people and they get hurt. For many reasons we donât always learn how to process hurt and the pain that comes with life, that could be a mental illness, traumatic event, or a bad childhood, but this podcast shows that regardless of the baggage we have to carry through life we can still learn to function as whole beings again. We donât have to be defined by our trauma. We can be human and thatâs okay. I highly recommend listening to this podcast. If you have never been in counseling (or have gone to bad counseling) this gives you a wonderful picture of what it can look like. Note: There are some intense topics, so it is not recommended to listen with children present. If you know you have particular triggers the individual podcast description will give you an intro to the topic discussed.The only issue Iâd have with this podcast is there are a lot of advertisements. But thatâs expected in the world. Especially since Iâm listening to this for free! ð
I love this podcast so much. I love that even though our situations are very different, I always connect/get something from each person and episode. I think the podcast is taking great strides in advocating for mental health awareness/destigmatizing therapy. If nothing else, this podcast has been thought provoking when thinking about my own problems. I definitely recommend.
It talks about how many kids have problems in their life that can be solved. It shows what the kids did or wanted during the situation!
I am absolutely in love with this podcast. I have definitely taken something away from each of these episodes. I canât stop listening. Iâve binged the whole series just today and hope that this will continue on. These people are real, I applaud their desire to get help and share with us listeners. I only wish I could find someone like you to talk to. I can tell how much youâve studied, researched and poured your all into what you do. You listen so well and hear what others are trying to convey. You seem to be so supportive, kind, soft spoken and understanding. You are smart and simply amazing at what you do. So thank you for sharing. :)
I am grateful for the bravery of the clients and thank them for sharing their stories. As a podcast, this is well done, nicely recorded, edited and very listenable. Good job!
Thanks for inspiring hope and pointing out the connectedness of us all.
I really love this podcast. I relate so strongly to Sloane. When she was told â you are a warrior womanâ i started crying as well. I think the work this podcast is doing is important. Thank you!
It is so helpful to hear people's problems so expertly dissected. Listening helps point me toward the mental motions I need to live a happier life.
Eh. Why are these people getting therapy? They donât have problems. Their feelings are just getting hurt.
loving this podcast. interesting concept and really therapeutic to listen to!
Wow. Just wow. I am so glad that I have found this podcast. Though, not all episodes relate to me, I still love listening. Itâs so great, for me, to sit and just listen to other peopleâs problems to make me feel not so alone. Thank you, Hillary.
Hillary McBride is brilliant while being thoughtful & compassionate. This podcast is saying what may be the most important thing you can say to a human... âYou are not aloneâ. Thank you.
I have yet to find a counselor that Iâve reacted so quickly to their voice and responses. If you know anyone in Orange County CA let me know! Lol All of the current episodes touch some chord within and I canât wait for more episodes!
this is raw and amazing!
Iâve heard Hillary as a guest/co-host on other podcasts and always want more of her wisdom and insight...Iâm thrilled sheâs struck out on her own! Listening to her work with clients is affirming of my own journey. Love it!
I first heard Hillary on The Liturgists podcast about Spiritual Trauma. I was immediately riveted by her extensive knowledge about trauma and how it affects the brain and wreaks havoc in relationships and lives. As someone working within the area of empowering sexually exploited women and preparing to pursue a MSW, Other Peoples Problems provides wonderful insight into creating a safe space for trauma informed care. And as someone who personally experienced abuse and trauma as a child, Hillary has planted seeds that are starting to germinate. Iâm am determined to give myself the gift of healing and integration.
I work as a crisis therapist and am always looking at ways to expand my clinical skills. I downloaded this podcast to explore another therapists process and I was not disappointed. Recommending this podcast to everyone I know!