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Therapists Uncut Podcast

Oct 28, 2020


Breast Cancer Awareness BONUS Episode: Warriors Against Cancer

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we challenged our listeners to share their personal stories and help inspire others to continue the fight against cancer. Thank you, Sherry for submitting your video and reminding us of the importance of prevention and early detection. Tune in for tips on coping with the emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis, what to consider when you take on the role of caregiving, and the community of resources available.


Today’s Guest

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we challenged our listeners to share your stories with cancer to help inspire others and continue the fight against cancer. We would like to thank Sherry for submitting her video and reminding us of the importance of prevention and early detection. Thank you Sherry for helping us launch this bonus breast cancer awareness episode! We commend your bravery and


In this episode we talk about:

  • The benefits of prevention and early detection of cancer
  • Managing the physical and emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis
  • Coping with adjusting to new limitation in your day to day functioning as a result of the cancer diagnosis and/or treatment
  • Being self aware and listening to your body to help prioritize your health and emotional needs
  • The importance of regular examinations and talk with your doctor


Nikki, Jolene, and Alyssa also talk about resources to help you when you have been diagnosed with cancer, as well resource for caregivers who are caring for a friends or family member.

  • Remember, you are not alone
  • Don’t be afraid to talk to your doctor
  • Utilize the resources around you whether they be massages, local support groups, expressive arts or whatever may be available
  • Reach out to your supports and connect with your local resources and health care providers
  • As a caregiver, take care of yourself and be mindful of over exerting yourself


Also, huge shout out to the community groups, tattoo artists, organizations, and health care teams supporting families navigating cancer diagnoses and treatment. Thank you!


Resources mentioned:

We’ve pulled together any resources mentioned in this episode and put together some handy-dandy links:


Who we are:

Nikki Young is co-host of Therapists Uncut and a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Nikki keeps it personable. Nikki keeps it personable and professional. Yet, she always manages to keep the Therapists Uncut family and followers laughing. You may find her squirreling through topics, stories, or jokes, and all in good fun. Don't worry because someone (usually Jolene) will bring her back around to the conversation. Nikki is a licensed marriage and family therapist in her private practice located in Modesto, CA, and she is also a Crisis Junkie at heart. In addition to being co-owner of a group private practice, she is also a crisis clinician responding to local mental health crisis and emergencies. Learn more about Nikki at

Alyssa Najera is co-host of Therapists Uncut and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Alyssa is typically calm and composed on most days, but often has difficulty containing her excitement about the little things in life. She can sometimes drift into daydreaming about the endless possibilities in life and usually the last one of the group to understand Nikki and Jolene's punchlines.  She loves to laugh, spread positivity, and is often caught with a smile on her face. Alyssa is also a Child Welfare Services (CWS) social worker and supervisor alumni, previous child sexual abuse forensic interviewer, and owner and CEO of a group private practice in the small town of Oakdale, CA. Learn more about Alyssa at or

Jolene Daly is co-host of Therapists Uncut and a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Jolene is a seasoned therapist and private practice owner. She grew up in the Turlock, CA and Modesto, CA area most of her adult life and has been married to her comedian of a husband Jason for 20 years.  She is a genuine, authentic person with a bold personality. You'll often catch Jolene challenging our listeners and her fellow co-hosts, as she is passionate about her personal and professional values and is vocal when it comes to speaking out for what’s right. Learn more about Jolene at


Thank you for joining Therapists Uncut, a production of AMP Smart Business. To learn more about Therapists Uncut and stay up on upcoming episodes, please subscribe and follow us on social media. As a reminder, although the Therapists Uncut co-hosts are licensed therapists, they are not your therapist. This podcast is not intended to substitute professional mental health counseling. If you need professional therapy, please contact your local provider or primary care provider.  Thanks for listening and we’ll see you on the next episode of Therapists Uncut!

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Voice Over by Alexia Gloria