What is Beyond Well?

Beyond Well with Sheila Hamilton is a podcast that recognizes the shared experience of the inner world—the commonality of depression (35 million people worldwide,) the unrelenting battle with anxiety (40 million Americans suffer from anxiety) and the likelihood that at some point, every one of us will need help in getting through the day.

Each episode fixes on a central theme— isolation, self-loathing, anxiety, or depression. We also explore the search for meaning and happiness, and we provide a different way of reclaiming balance in our lives. We want to give you the opportunity to relate, to laugh, and to begin gathering a few tools for your emotional toolbox.

What you’ll find at Beyond Well is people who care deeply about the world, the health of our friends and family, and the strength of our community. We talk with artists, authors, musicians and people with lived experience about what it means to be human in an age of angst. The show is hosted by journalist and author Sheila Hamilton, who has reported and written on the topic of wellness for more than a decade, and Dr.’s Jenna LeJeune and Brian Goff.

Here's a little more information about us.

Sheila Hamilton

Sheila Hamilton

Sheila Hamilton is the host of Beyond Well, a five-time Emmy award winning journalist, radio host, and the author of two mental health related books, All the Things We Never Knew, Chasing the Chaos of Mental Illness and Sheila’s debut novel due out in 2020.

Sheila is a passionate suicide prevention advocate and a nationally recognized speaker for American Program Bureau. She was awarded the Judy Cushing Celebrating Life Award in 2018, and was voted Portland’s favorite radio personality in 2016. She co-hosted the highly-rated Kink morning show for more than a decade.

Brian Goff, Ph.D.

Brian Goff, Ph.D.

Dr. Brian Goff is Brian Goff, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in Portland, Oregon specializing in the use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) with adults struggling with depression, anxiety, and dysregulated behaviors.

He is the founder and director of Evergreen Clinical, a nonprofit mental health clinic serving uninsured adults. Brian was a co-founder of the Portland DBT Institute and has an extensive clinical and training background in Dialectical Behavior Therapy.


Jenna LeJeune, Ph.D.

Jenna LeJeune, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and President and co-founder of Portland Psychotherapy Clinic, Research and Training Center in Portland, Oregon. She is the co-author of the forthcoming book, Values in Therapy: A Clinician’s Guide to Helping Clients Explore Values, Increase Psychological Flexibility, and Live a More Meaningful Life. Jenna is also a peer-reviewed ACT trainer and provides ACT trainings to professionals around the world.

If you care about this topic, join us.

People talk about ending stigma as the solution for our nation’s mental health related crisis. But, access to care is severely lacking. Beyond Well meets you where you are, on your phone. Download the episodes on iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud and Radio One.

Beyond Well Newsletter

Additional videos, extended ask the doctor, after show notes, links to info on anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, suicide prevention, living with loss, managing grief, better sex, bossing up, and thriving in a changing workplace.

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