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The Psychological Effects of Social Media

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About this Episode

In this episode of "The Counselors Chair," presented by Chattanooga Counseling and Consulting, we explore the profound psychological and sociological effects of social media on individuals and communities. We discuss how social media platforms can impact mental health, often contributing to anxiety, depression, and issues with self-esteem. Our conversation sheds light on how social media shapes identity and relationships, frequently leading to unrealistic comparisons and pressures. We also examine the influence of social media on community dynamics, recognizing its potential to both connect and fragment. Our expert guests offer valuable insights into the role of algorithms in shaping perceptions and interactions. We share practical strategies for maintaining a healthy relationship with social media and mitigating its negative effects. Listeners will gain a compassionate understanding of the intricate balance between social media and psychological well-being. Join us for an engaging and informative discussion on navigating the digital landscape with mindfulness and care.

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About the Counselor's Chair Podcast

Welcome to "The Counselor's Chair" podcast, where we delve into the rich and multifaceted world of mental health, personal growth, and philosophical inquiry.

Our podcast is dedicated to providing you with insightful discussions, expert advice, and thoughtful reflections on a wide array of topics related to counseling, psychology, philosophy, and self-help. Whether you are a seasoned professional in the field or someone seeking personal development and understanding, our episodes are designed to enlighten, inspire, and empower you on your journey.


Each episode features conversations with experienced counselors, psychologists, and other experts who share their knowledge and practical strategies for navigating the complexities of life. We explore everything from therapeutic techniques and mental health trends to philosophical concepts and self-improvement tips. Our goal is to create a supportive and informative space where listeners can gain new perspectives, deepen their understanding, and find practical tools to enhance their well-being and personal growth.


At Chattanooga Counseling and Consulting, we believe in the power of connection, compassion, and continuous learning. Our podcast reflects our commitment to fostering a community that values mental health and personal development. We invite you to join us on this enriching journey, as we explore the paths to a healthier mind, a more fulfilled life, and a deeper understanding of the human experience. Thank you for being part of our community, and we look forward to growing together.

Season 1 Hosts: Joshua Zello LPC-MHSP and Andrew Cudd LMFT

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