Jeff Guenther is a licensed professional counselor in Portland, Oregon. He’s been a therapist since 2005 and his practice focuses on both couples and individuals. These days, he spends most of his spare time making one-minute videos for TikTok and Instagram, and more in-depth content on Patreon. Consider following him on all the platforms for relationship advice, tips, pep talks and other resources to maximize your mental health.
Our relationships and how happy we are within them has a powerful influence on our health, wellbeing and quality of life. In fact, in the Harvard Study of Adult Development which tracked the health of 268 sophomores over a period of 80 years, those who were the most satisfied in their relationships at age 50 were the healthiest at age 80. Surprise, surprise: close relationships are what keep us going and are better predictors of long and happy lives than social class, IQ or even genes. With that in mind, I wanted to interview relational alchemist Stefanos Sifandos on the important topic of narcissism so you can feel more empowered as you navigate dating and your relationships in general. This episode is a sneak peek into Week Four of my Dating 101 course launching again in Fall 2022, so if you're ready to dive into the deep work of relational awareness and set the stage for heart-led, fulfilling relationships, head to datingisdope.com to get on the waitlist!
This week I am so excited to share an amazing conversation from a Live webinar I hosted with one of my best friends, Vieanna Pharaon. Vienna is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of New York, practicing out of NYC. Vienna received her Master of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy from Northwestern University and trained extensively at The Family Institute, Bette D. Harris Center. In this episode we dive deep into dating, red flags, narcissism, unavailability, self-worth and so much more. Grab your pen and paper—this episode is dynamite!
This week I welcome my old friend Vasavi Kumar, who works as a therapist and business strategist. It won’t take you long to get a feel for Vassi’s incredible capacity for speaking candidly, her energy is infectious. She’s authentically herself, refreshingly honest and straight speaking. All this leads to a powerful conversation on her upbringing, cultural background, cocaine, relationships, mental health and so much more. Seriously, we cover a lot of ground in this one. I’m so grateful I can bring you her story which is ultimately one of incredible growth and self-awareness that we can all draw inspiration from. This one is a MUST Listen.
Mark is one of the best, he will force you to look into yourself and see yourself in a way that can only make you better. Truly wonderful. Thanks Mark!!!!
Love this podcast!!! Never boring, always full of lightbulb moments!! And a great sense of humor too to keep the tough stuff light.
I find myself returning to this podcast again and again. As life has carried me through quite the journey the last few years, I find peace and understanding in the topics Mark covers and the way he approaches them. Often times I am moved to tears because I relate so deeply, or find myself simply feeling seen and understood. There is so much to learn here by simply listening.
I listen to many relationship oriented podcasts and there are many great ones. Mark’s is the best because of how he picks his guests, how the topics are relatable on so many levels, and how encouraging and inspiring he is. ❤️
Mark Groves says it perfectly every time, he is impeccable in the way he uses words to reach the deepest parts of your true self and does not hold back, always refreshing and empowering listening to him speak as well as with his guests. I will always recommend!
I absolutely love listening to everything Mark has to say! Just listen. It will change your life in many ways. It really has done that for me.
Mark groves podcast has truly changed my life and how I see the world. His words and the guests that he brings on his podcast are true inspiration to personal growth. ❤️
What a delight it is to listen to this podcast. I am in total admiration for the full spectrum discussions and enlivening conversations taking place here. Mark, thank you for sharing your truth and heart with us and all your guests for their brave and wondrous expertise on such potent areas of important and life changing topics. Keep the good energy flowing and thank you from the depth of my being. Rock on 🤙🏽