25 Inspiring Mental Health and Wellness Podcasts

25 Inspiring Mental Health and Wellness Podcasts

25 Inspiring Mental Health and Wellness Podcasts

Do you enjoy getting information from podcasts? They can be inspirational, educational, informational, and motivational. If it’s a form of learning that you enjoy, then you might want to check out these inspiring mental health and wellness podcasts:

1. LatinX Therapy

LatinX Therapy podcast in Spanish and English for mental health and wellness

LatinX Therapy is a bilingual podcast with episodes in Spanish every other week. Host Adriana Alejandre is an LMFT who wants to “demystify myths and diagnoses” for LatinX individuals. To that end, she speaks with a variety of mental health professionals and professionals in other related fields to address a variety of different “cultural and commonly stigmatized themes.” We love how dedicated this podcast is to breaking the stigma.

2. The Mindful Muslim Podcast

Conversations on mental health, psychology, Islam and spirituality.

Every culture has different approaches to discussing mental health within the context of a belief system. The Mindful Muslim podcast shares “conversations on mental health, psychology, Islam and spirituality.” Recent topics include “healing and inner work in Islam,” “Racism, Colourism, and the Muslim Identity,” and “Suicide in Muslim Communities.”

3. Brobriety

podcast about sobriety and masculinity

This is a niche podcast about the relationship between masculinity and substance use, including conversations with experts on mental health, wellness, and other related topics. In particular, we love the episodes that discuss how substance use relates to common mental health conditions such as depression, providing food for thought on how to work through those challenges.

4. Mental Health Hope and Recovery

Mental Health Hope and Recovery Podcast

The two women who lead this podcast both have personal experience in working through chronic severe mental health challenges. They bring this experience to the table with authentic conversations about varied diagnoses as well as treatment options. If you’re seeking mental health and wellness podcasts that are from people with lived experience, rather than “experts,” then this one might be right for you.

5. Imani State of Mind

Imani State of Mind Mental Health and Wellness Podcast

You might know Dr. Imani Walker from television. She’s a psychiatrist who co-hosts this podcast with a comedian to bring lightness and levity to “sharing their personal and professional experiences to help navigate and normalize conversations about mental health.”

6. In Recovery with Dr. Nzinga Harrison

recovery, addiction and substance use treatment podcast

Dr. Harrison is the Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder of Eleanor Health, who believes in a comprehensive, compassionate approach to treating addiction.” This podcast offers a complete picture to the issues and treatment options associated with recovery for life.

7. Into The Fold

mental health podcast from Texas

The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health in Texas hosts this podcast. It includes interviews with a variety of experts about mental health and wellness, from Texas as well as nationwide. If you want to learn more about the organization itself and its role in the state’s mental health history, check out the August 25, 2022 episode.

8. Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday

Oprah super soul Sunday podcast

Oprah interviews a diverse array of different thought leaders about many different topics including spirituality and wellness. This is a very inspirational podcast!

9. Happier with Gretchen Rubin

Happier Podcast with Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project, researches happiness, habits, and other aspects of positive mental health. She co-hosts this podcast with her sister and they talk about many different ways to boost your happiness. The podcast has grown to include weekly episodes of More Happier and short weekly bursts of A Little Bit Happier to brighten your days throughout the week.

10. Jane Goodall’s Hopecast

Jane Goodall Hopecast Podcast

Jane Goodall is an inspirational speaker who hangs on to hope despite a lifetime of seeing challenging things in the world around us. The Hopecast helps listeners have hope as well. She speaks to a variety of thought leaders about the topic on this podcast.

11. We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon DoyleWe can do hard things podcast

Glennon Doyle is the author of “Untamed,” a book inspiring people, especially women, to live from their most authentic inner selves. This podcast expands upon that book. She, along with her wife and sister, speaks on the podcast about handling all of the hard things that make up a human life.

12. Therapy for Black Girls

therapy for black girls podcast

This is a podcast from Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed psychologis whose “work focuses on making mental health topics more relevant and accessible for Black women.” She applies pop culture to mental health topics to keep things interesting, relevant, and accessible. Recent topics have included “Blending families for the holidays,” “criminalization of black youth,” and “grounding yourself for a new year.”

13. Where Should We Begin with Esther Perel

relationship therapy podcast with Esther perel

Relationship therapist Esther Perel shares her insights in this podcast. We get to listen as she speaks to real couples the way she really speaks to them in the therapy room. This gives us a glimpse into the therapeutic process, along with important information about navigating relationship challenges. Note: She also has a podcast called “How’s Work?” which is about our work relationships!

14. Small Things Oftensmall things often relationship podcast by gotten institute

The Gottman Institute is another leader in relationship counseling. This podcast provides quick tips for all of the small things that you can do to improve your romantic relationship.

15. The Psychology Sisters

mental health and wellness podcasts the psychology sisters

A psychologist and a psychotherapist are committed to destigmatizing conversation around mental health. Recent topics have included self-awareness, stuckness, vulnerability, and chronic illness.

16. The Positive Psychology Podcast

postive psychology podcast

This podcast is all about how to live a good life. It has a scientific basis that’s provided in an accessible format. Recent topics have included body image and the power of ritual. This isn’t a frequently-aired podcast. However, there’s a good body of episodes to listen to in the back catalog.

17. All in the Mind with Sana Qadar

all in the mind mental health podcast

As described on the website,”All in the Mind is an exploration of the mental: the mind, brain and behaviour — everything from addiction to artificial intelligence.” Recent topics include autism history, why we laugh, and “the vicious cycle of alcohol and anxiety.”

18. The Psychology Podcast with Scott Barry Kaufman

The Psychology Podcast with Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman

This is one of those mental health and wellness podcasts that interviews people about the brain. It’s designed to give you increased insight into yourself and human behavior in order to live a better life.

19. Take Out Therapy

Take out therapy podcast

Quick twenty minute episodes from a social worker providing self-help tips for stress reduction, life balance, and other common issues.

20. The SelfWork Podcast 

Mental health and therapy podcast

This podcast is more than five years old. Dr. Margaret Rutherford’s goal is to explain mental health treatment and to demystify therapy. Examples of recent topics include “Five Steps To Build Your Social Muscle and Tackle Self-Consciousness and Social Anxiety” and “When Families Are Fractured: Estrangement and Parental Alienation.”

21. Said in Therapy

mental health podcast

Clinical psychologist Iman Tohami shares stories from the therapy room. Recent topics include toxic friendships, imposter syndrome and how to set boundaries.

22. Dear Therapists with Lori Gottlieb and Guy Winch

dear therapists podcast

Sit in on therapy sessions with two therapists as they “offer you unforgettable stories of what it means to be human.” Recent sessions include breaking free of people pleasing, Instagram flirtations, and shopping addiction.

23. Therapy in a Nutshell

mental health podcast therapy in a nutshell

Therapist Emma McAdam’s “mission is to make mental health skills easy to understand.” If you love what she shares on the podcast, you can often take related courses from her. Recent topics have included the relationship between the brain-gut and mental health, how alcohol makes your brain more anxious, and the role of genes in mental illness.

24. Therapy Thoughts with Tiffany Roe

therapy thoughts podcast

A therapist’s quick tips and life lessons. Recent topics include self-harm, anorexia and bulimia, and conflict resolution.

25. The Happiness Lab

happiness podcast

Pushkin explains, “Yale professor Dr. Laurie Santos has studied the science of happiness and found that many of us do the exact opposite of what will truly make our lives better. Based on the psychology course she teaches at Yale — the most popular class in the university’s 300-year history — Laurie will take you through the latest scientific research and share some surprising and inspiring stories that will change the way you think about happiness.”

BONUS: This Is Not What I Ordered

hsp podcast episode

Check out the episode interview HSP therapist and CMP alum April Snow.

Podcasts are great resources. However, they are no substitute for going to therapy yourself. Ready to make an appointment? Browse our therapist directory today to find the therapist who is right for you.

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