Panoramic Counseling Blog

December’s Mental Health Book Club

Follow along as Johnzelle chats with 6 guests about Jennette McCurdy's memoir, "I'm Glad my Mom Died," focusing on mental health themes along the way. Episode 1 (click here) Episode 2 (click here) Episode 3 (click here) Episode 4 (click here) (more…)

Memoirs of Mental Health: Billy Porter

In this 3-part podcast series, Johnzelle discusses Billy Porter's Memoir, Unprotected. Episodes will focus on the environments that Billy navigated, racism, homophobia, trauma, mental health, and hope. Click the episode links below to start the podcast. Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 This podcast is sponsored by House of Isis: Beauty Naturally. Save 15% at houseofisis.co with my code "MJZLOCS"...[ read more ]

Book Review: No One Succeeds Alone

Since I'm always the one recommending books, I was surprised when one of my clients recommended a book to me. And what a great recommendation it was! Today, I'll be sharing some of the insights that I gained from No One Succeeds Alone: Learn Everything you can from Everyone you can, by Robert Reffkin. What's this book about? This book...[ read more ]

Mental Health Movie Review: Dear Evan Hansen

My wife and I haven't been to a movie theater since before the pandemic. On a whim, we reserved seats this morning for a matinee showing of Dear Evan Hansen. Though we were masked up and fully vaxed (also boostered!), we were relieved to learn that we were the only people who bought tickets for that particular showing. That's right,...[ read more ]

Memoirs of Mental Health: Anna LeBaron

Recently, I’ve been becoming more interested of the topic of spiritual abuse, so I was intrigued when I found a memoir (my favorite genre) by Anna LeBaron titled The Polygamist’s Daughter. Trauma From hearing LeBaron’s story, I am in awe of how she made it through such complex and recurrent trauma. Her mother was the fourth wife of a polygamist “prophet”....[ read more ]

Memoirs of Mental Health: Mariah Carey

I have never been more excited to press "publish" on a blog post than I have been today. Mariah Carey is on my short list of musicians that have changed my life (right next to THE Ms. Lauryn Hill) so obviously, I pre-ordered The Meaning of Mariah Carey when it was first announced. Today, I'm excited to share some mental health...[ read more ]

Finding Resilience in 2020

"Resilience" is an important trait in my line of work for both my clients and myself. As I reflected on the lessons that I've learned during these past 5 months in quarantine, the word resilience stood out. The dictionary on my Mac defines resilience as, "The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness;" however, I thought I'd reach out to...[ read more ]

Memoirs of Mental Health: Keke Palmer

I'm pretty sure that Keke Palmer is one of the youngest people whose memoir I've read. Today, I'm excited to share some of the insights that I've gained from her book, I Don't Belong to you: Quiet the Noise and Find your Voice. Mental Health Insights I believe that a lot of millennials and gen-z folks will resonate with this...[ read more ]

Book Review: Little & Lion

It has been a while since I've come across a novel that focuses so strongly on a variety of mental health and social topics, which is why I'm excited to share about Little & Lion, by Brandy Colbert. Mental Health Themes Bipolar Disorder: One of the main characters, Lionel, has been diagnosed with Bipolar II Disorder after a misdiagnosis for...[ read more ]

Racism and Mental Health

Today, I talk with Dr. Lakesha Roney, LPC about the impact of racism on mental health. https://youtu.be/vjw_zy3sg64 Here's the article I mentioned where Dr. Roney discussed being a parent of a child with autism https://panoramiccounseling.com/538-2/ Thanks for watching! If you enjoyed this content, feel free to buy me a coffee to support the blog and podcast. Be sure to sign up for my...[ read more ]