Dr. Margaret Rutherford

Clinical Psychologist, Author, Blogger, and Podcaster

Dr. Margaret Rutherford has been working as a psychologist in private practice for over 25 years. She began writing online in 2012, and since then has begun The SelfWork Podcast with Dr. Margaret Rutherford.

Dr. Rutherford is the author of Perfectly Hidden Depression: How to Break Free from the Perfectionism that Masks Your Depression. She has also written for HuffPost, Psychology Today, The Mighty, Psych Central, The Gott...

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Overview

Depression, anxiety, and personal emotional struggles are hard to manage on their own. The SelfWork Podcast can help you begin that healing, or be an addition to the work you’re already doing. 

Dr. Margaret Rutherford offers compassionate common-sense directions, ideas and goals toward the changes you want to make. She has been a psychologist for over 25 years; and here with The SelfWork Podcast, she lets you in on what she's learned from people just like you.

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SelfWork Podcast

  • 1

    Perfectly Hidden Depression

    • Perfectly Hidden Depression (21:45)

  • 2

    The Ten Traits Of Perfectly Hidden Depression

    • The Ten Traits Of Perfectly Hidden Depression (24:39)

  • 3

    How to Break the Bickering Habit

    • How to Break the Bickering Habit (21:30)

  • 4

    Do You Have Perfectly Hidden or High Functioning Depression? And Why Does It Matter?

    • Do You Have Perfectly Hidden or High Functioning Depression? And Why Does It Matter? (20:47)

  • 5

    Challenging and Changing Negative Self-Talk

    • Challenging and Changing Negative Self-Talk (21:54)

  • 6

    Making Motivation Happen

    • Making Motivation Happen (24:18)

  • 7

    Six Beginning Exercises To Motivate Growth and Change

    • Six Beginning Exercises To Motivate Growth and Change (26:05)

  • 8

    When it's Over - Healing from Rejection and Replacement

    • When it's Over - Healing from Rejection and Replacement (23:40)

  • 9

    The Power of Withdrawal

    • The Power of Withdrawal (30:30)

  • 10

    Emotional Growth: An Exercise In Self-Compassion

    • Emotional Growth: An Exercise In Self-Compassion (26:24)

  • 11

    How to Avoid Self Sabotage in a Relationship

    • How to Avoid Self Sabotage in a Relationship (25:05)

  • 12

    Pros and Cons of People Pleasing

    • Pros and Cons of People Pleasing (28:57)

  • 13

    The Distorted Beliefs That Lead You to Depression and Loneliness

    • The Distorted Beliefs That Lead You to Depression and Loneliness (27:27)

  • 14

    When You Fear Change For The Better

    • When You Fear Change For The Better (24:05)

  • 15

    An Exercise to Develop Self-Compassion

    • An Exercise to Develop Self-Compassion (26:24)

  • 16

    BII, GAD, OCD, BPD and PHD

    • BII, GAD, OCD, BPD and PHD (23:50)

  • 17

    The What, Why, Where, When and How of Setting Boundaries

    • The What, Why, Where, When and How of Setting Boundaries (25:31)

  • 18

    Resilience, Vulnerability and Finding Purpose

    • Resilience, Vulnerability and Finding Purpose (19:54)

  • 19

    Breaking the Habit of Beating Yourself Up

    • Breaking the Habit of Beating Yourself Up (22:19)

  • 20

    How to Stop Disappointment from Turning Into Depression

    • How to Stop Disappointment from Turning Into Depression (21:57)

  • 21

    How to Build Your Own Resilience

    • How to Build Your Own Resilience (25:29)

  • 22

    When You've Lost Yourself

    • When You've Lost Yourself (25:33)

What Others Have to Say

  • Authentic and solution focused

    I listen to this on my commute and I’ve learned so much about myself and my relationships. Dr Margaret’s open and curious approach is friendly, experienced and without judgement. Ten stars! ~ Deey

  • Informative and relatable

    Kudos Dr Margaret Rutherford for creating a podcast that is not only informative, but also accessible to anyone wanting more information about Psychology and psychological issues. Keep up the great work! ~ Lisa

  • Excellent and empathetic

    This is an excellent podcast loaded with helpful, useful and practical advice that is genuinely first rate. Dr Margaret is non-judgmental and centers her discussion on the most grounded and non-clinical ways to make listeners think hard about the hows and whys they do and/or feel particular things. This podcast is helping me see things in new, profound and encouraging ways. Excellent and empathetic.

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