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Girl Insta-rupted

Feb 20, 2020

Kati Morton gets insta-rupted today. Kati Morton holds a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and is a licensed marriage and family therapist. In addition, she is a certified dialectical and behavioral therapist and grief counselor and a member of The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. She runs a private practice in Santa Monica, CA. Over the past seven years, Kati has leveraged social media to share mental health information worldwide through video. Her specialties include working with individuals experiencing eating disorders and self-harming behaviors, although she addresses all things related to mental health.

Kati is well known for her YouTube channel, which now has over 820 thousand subscribers, over 62 million views. In addition to her YouTube channel and strong presence on social media, she has appeared on CBS’ “The Doctors”, the HLN/CNN’s “Dr. Drew On Call”, and KTLA News. Kati released her first book, Are u ok?: A Guide to Caring for Your Mental Health in late 2018.


In today’s episode Syd and Kati talk about the current state of mental health in the US, how to find the right kind of therapist, the homeless crisis in Los Angeles, the process of writing a book, being a YouTube sensation and the memory loss associated with trauma.




  • Being a secret keeper as a kid
  • Kati starting her career as a counselor in the Foster Care system
  • CBT vs. DBT
  • Little trauma’s adding up to big trauma
  • How we’ve becoming a society of labeling and group identity
  • Online bullying
  • Creating YouTube video’s for over a decade
  • The use therapy apps
  • Tackling the homeless crisis in Los Angeles
  • Getting several nominations for Streamy awards
  • The memory loss associated with trauma




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