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September 6, 2019
Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2-month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat.  Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's podcast host Laura Reagan revisits an earlier episode speaking with Deirdre Fay, MSW, LICSW, who integrates trauma and attachment theory with yoga and meditation in embodiment.  The work she does arises out of her life. What she knows is grounded in her own healing as well as rigorous training as a psychotherapist looking for answers and ways to help others navigate the often-difficult terrain of healing trauma and attachment wounds. Deirdre knows what it’s like to make that journey. She did it dealing with her own history of trauma and as she searched for answers to relational and attachment issues. During the course of her life, she was lucky to have lived for six years in a spiritual community [Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health] which surrounded her with a nurturing environment. That experience grounded Deirdre in her commitment to finding ways to help other people. The Becoming Safely Embodied Skills were born during those years and came to fruition as she worked with trauma survivors in Boston both in her private practice and in hospital settings. She wanted to develop easy to apply take home skills that people could use when they weren’t in therapy. Resources https://dfay.com Visit Therapy Chat website at Http://therapychatpodcast.com and send host Laura Reagan a voice message letting her know what you think of Therapy Chat! Did you like this episode? Did you dislike it? Let her know! Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio 
August 30, 2019
Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2-month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat.  Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's podcast host Laura Reagan revisits an earlier episode, expanding more on trauma, what you think it is: and what you can do if you have experienced it. If you listened to episode 195 with Dr. Gabor Maté, you’ll be interested in this episode, in that episode we defined what trauma was, but there is still confusion around what trauma is, so I hope this episode will help in explaining further what trauma is and the issues around it. When you hear the word "trauma," what do you think of? If you're like most people, you probably imagine that people experience the effects of trauma after a plane crash, surviving a fire, a major car accident, or participating in military combat. It's true that all of those things can cause someone to experience trauma symptoms, but there are many other traumatic experiences which are more common in the general population that we don't always recognize as being traumatic. I must point out, though, that I have talked to many people who have survived house fires or military combat. Most often when I describe that these experiences - which you and I can pretty much agree, can we not, are considered by most people to be experiences fitting the definition of trauma - could have been traumatic, the person sitting with me in the therapy room will say, "I don't really think of it as traumatic. I mean, so many people have been through much worse." There is a reason why that statement is so interesting, which I explain in the podcast… Enjoy! Resources Episode 79: Childhood Traumatic Stress: The Mind-Body Connection http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/show/baltimoreannapolispsychotherapypodcast/id/5241791 Episode 25: What Is Childhood Emotional Neglect? - https://www.laurareaganlcswc.com/connectwithyourtrueselfblog/2016/3/21/therapy-chat-podcast Visit Therapy Chat website at Http://therapychatpodcast.com and send host Laura Reagan a voice message letting her know what you think of Therapy Chat! Did you like this episode? Did you dislike it? Let her know! Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio 
August 23, 2019
Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2-month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat.  Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's podcast host Laura Reagan revisits an earlier episode speaking to Amy Sugeno, LCSW. Amy is a clinical social worker in private practice who specializes in working with survivors of trauma related to attachment, particularly related to adoption. Amy explains how attachment trauma can affect children who were adopted, even if the adoption went as smoothly as it possibly could. She describes how children who have been adopted may act out behaviorally to tell their parents how they feel. Amy also talks about a surprising way adoptive parents (and others parenting traumatized children) may experience trauma themselves and how to recognize the symptoms. She and Laura discuss how prior difficulty with conceiving a child can contribute to the experience for parents, how the parent’s own attachment style and trauma history is “churned up” through the process of adoption. She describes how adoption can change relationships within a family and between the family and their community. She explains some of the non-verbal ways of processing trauma that she uses with her clients. Amy describes Nature as her “co-therapist.” She tells listeners how to get on her mailing list and offers opportunities to hear her speak around the country. Resources:   http://www.amysugenocounseling.com  Download the free Therapy Chat app here  (ios only) Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more head to - https://patreon.com/TherapyChat where members get special perks and swag too!  Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button.  Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here.  Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio 
August 16, 2019
Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2-month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat.  Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's podcast host Laura Reagan revisits an earlier episode speaking to. Gabor Maté. Dr. Maté is the co-founder of Compassion for Addiction, a new non-profit that focuses on addiction. He is also an advisor of Drugs over Dinner. As an author, Dr. Maté has written several bestselling books including the award-winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction; When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress; and Scattered Minds: A New Look at the Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder, and co-authored Hold on to Your Kids. His works have been published internationally in twenty languages. For twelve years Dr. Maté worked in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside with patients challenged by hard-core drug addiction, mental illness and HIV, including at Vancouver’s Supervised Injection Site. With over 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience and extensive knowledge of the latest findings of leading-edge research, Dr. Maté is a sought-after speaker and teacher, regularly addressing health professionals, educators, and lay audiences throughout North America. In the fall of 2017, Dr. Maté will be launching a brand new website offering online courses in his various areas of expertise. The first course will be a training program for health professionals working with people with addiction. Dr. Maté explains the connection between childhood traumatic stress at any point in development - even in utero - and mental and physical health and well-being. Beyond a discussion of ACES, he describes the causes of illness and how trauma fits in. Did you know that ADD/ADHD, MS, Prostate cancer, ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) and many other diseases, as well as addictions of all kinds are linked to trauma? Gabor's books, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts, Scattered, and When the Body Says No go into depth with the research to support his assertions. Resources: https://drgabormate.com https://www.compassion4addiction.org https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66cYcSak6nE (Ted Talk) Article Dr. Maté referenced: "An Integrated Scientific Framework for Child Survival and Early Childhood Development" from Pediatrics, February 2012, Vol 129, Issue 2. Download the free Therapy Chat app here  (ios only) Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more head to - https://patreon.com/TherapyChat where members get special perks and swag too!  Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button.  Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here.  Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio 
August 9, 2019
Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2-month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat.  Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's podcast host Laura Reagan revisits an earlier episode speaking to Tim Desmond about self-compassion.  Tim is a student of Zen master Thich Nhat Hahn who wrote a book called Self Compassion in Psychotherapy: Mindfulness-Based Practices for Healing and Transformation. Laura and Tim discuss how he became interested in self-compassion, how it has helped him, and how it can be used in psychotherapy.  Resources: http://www.timdesmond.net  http://www.morningsuncommunity.org  Download the free Therapy Chat app here  (ios only) Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more head to - https://patreon.com/TherapyChat where members get special perks and swag too!  Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button.  Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here.  Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio 
August 2, 2019
Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2-month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat.  Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's podcast host Laura Reagan revisits an earlier episode speaking to Lisa Ferentz about Trauma.  What you’ll hear in this episode: After 32 years in private practice, Lisa knows that trauma survivors use coping strategies such as eating disorders, addictions, self-mutilation, depression, anxiety, and relationship problems.  Lisa does consulting work for clinicians in the US and Canada; she has written two books and has two more in process. Early in her practice, Lisa realized how important it is to approach her work from the viewpoint of being a good student and learning from your clients. In the exciting world of therapy today, incredible connections are being made between trauma and the impact on the brain. Lisa advises that clinicians be more aware and mindful in working with the body in trauma work. Lisa explains “dual awareness,” meaning being aware of what’s happening in both the client’s and clinician’s body during therapy. Lisa explains the “vasovagal zone” of the body and tracking sensations in the area that houses 80% of emotions. Trauma is stored visually and viscerally, and can present with actual physical pain, such as: Limb pain Fibromyalgia Chronic migraines Stomach/GI upset Fatigue  One technique is to start with the body and work your way into words to deal with trauma. Movement and expressive arts can also be used in trauma therapy. Simplistic art therapy strategies can open the door to visually-based modality when a client is unable to communicate with words. Lisa uses drawing, collaging, and sand tray art so a client can SHOW their narrative, share a memory, or process an emotion. Clinicians have to refrain from interpreting the client’s art for themselves. Lisa explains the stigma associated with borderline personality disorder as opposed to  identifying the same client as a “trauma survivor.” Lisa introduces her books: Treating Self-Destructive Behavior in Trauma Survivors: A Clinician’s Guide and Letting Go of Self-Destructive Behaviors: A Workbook of Hope and Healing. One is for clinicians and one is for laypeople. In treating trauma survivors, you have to give them new tools to replace self-destructive behavior—other ways to self-soothe and regulate their pain. Lisa explains why she doesn’t like standard safety contracts because they introduce a power struggle between client and therapist. “The goal is that trauma therapy doesn’t re-traumatize.” Lisa gives details about her Institute in Baltimore, in its 9th year of offering certification programs in Advanced Trauma Treatment, working with expressive modalities and traditional talk therapy. The Institute offers ethics training, from which 700 clinicians have already graduated. Her website includes a calendar of CEU training and the details about the Trauma Certificate Levels 1 & 2. Resources: www.lisaferentz.com Download the free Therapy Chat app here  (ios only) Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more head to - https://patreon.com/TherapyChat where members get special perks and swag too!  Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button.  Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here.  Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio 
July 26, 2019
Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2-month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat.  Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's podcast host Laura Reagan revisits an earlier episode speaking to Dr Jonice Webb about understanding childhood emotional neglect.  What you’ll hear in this episode: The definition of Childhood Emotional Neglect: a parent’s failure to respond enough to the child’s emotional needs This condition is different from physical neglect and abuse. In her private practice, Dr. Jonice kept seeing patients with the same patterns. She has identified 12 different types of parenting styles that lead to Childhood Emotional Neglect. Children of CEN end up treating their children with the same patterns of behaviors, and no one really knows what’s wrong. Dr. Jonice has developed a questionnaire, designed for adults, to determine if you’ve been affected by this condition. Her book gives examples of what happens to a child with real-life vignettes. How to heal from CEN? Fully recognize and accept that CEN happened. Welcome back and get in touch with walled-off emotions. Dr. Webb wants to put together training for CEU’s for therapists who want to work on this specialty, but first, she wants to complete a research project to compile results. She is working on making a page on her website listing mental health providers who can work with people on CEN. Resources: www.emotionalneglect.com or email her at jwebbphd@rcn.com Download the free Therapy Chat app here  (ios only) Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more head to - https://patreon.com/TherapyChat where members get special perks and swag too!  Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button.  Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here.  Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio 
July 19, 2019
Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2-month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat.  Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's podcast host Laura Reagan speaks to Kathy Steele about structural dissociation.  Kathy Steele is a psychotherapist, consultant, trainer, and author. She practices in Atlanta, Georgia, working with complex psychological trauma, dissociation, attachment issues, therapeutic impasse, therapist self-care, and many other related topics in psychotherapy. Kathy has been in private practice since 1985, and with Metropolitan Psychotherapy Associates in Atlanta, Georgia since 1988. She was Clinical Director of Metropolitan Counseling Services, a non- profit psychotherapy and training center until 2016. Kathy received her undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina in 1978, and completed her graduate work at Emory University in 1983. She is a Past President and Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), and has also served two terms on the Board of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS). Kathy served on the International Task Force that developed treatment guidelines for Dissociative Disorders, and on the Joint International Task Force that has developed treatment guidelines for Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. She has received a number of awards for her work, including the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award from ISSTD, an Emory University Distinguished Alumni Award in 2006, and the 2011 Cornelia B. Wilbur Award for Outstanding Clinical Contributions from ISSTD. Kathy is known for her humor, compassion, respect, and depth of knowledge as a clinician and teacher, and for her capacity to present complex issues in easily understood and clear ways. She is sought as a consultant and supervisor, and as an international lecturer on topics related to trauma, dissociation, attachment, and psychotherapy. She enjoys collaborating with colleagues around the world on clinical, educational, and research projects. Kathy has (co)authored numerous book chapters, peer reviewed journal articles, and three books with her colleagues. Resources: https://www.kathy-steele.com  Download the free Therapy Chat app here  (ios only) Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more head to - https://patreon.com/TherapyChat where members get special perks and swag too!  Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button.  Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here.  Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio 
July 12, 2019
Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2-month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat.  In this week's episode host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C discusses a topic which is often misunderstood by the general public as well as mental health professionals: dissociation. Next week's episode is an interview with Kathy Steele, an expert on this subject, who explains the concept of Structural Dissociation. To help demystify this topic and lay some groundwork for understanding the interview with Kathy, Laura gives some basic definitions and describes how they might show up in therapists' offices as well as in each of our personal lives.  Laura will be re-releasing some past episodes on the topic of trauma and new episodes will resume in early September, 2019. Resources: Download the free Therapy Chat app here  (ios only) Treating Trauma-Related Dissociation, A Practical, Integrative Approach by Kathy Steele, Onno Van Der Hart and Suzette Boon  and Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation: Skills Training for Patients & Therapists: buy on Amazon (non-affiliate link) International Society for Study of Trauma & Dissociation: www.isstd.org Wisdom, Attachment & Love in Trauma Therapy by Susan Pease Banitt - find on Amazon here (non-affiliate link) Therapy Chat Episode 152 with Susan Pease Banitt - listen here The Trauma Toolkit by Susan Pease Banitt - find on Amazon here (non-affiliate link) Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Internal Self Alienation by Janina Fisher - find on Amazon here (non-affiliate link)  System Speak Podcast: listen here Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more head to - https://patreon.com/TherapyChat where members get special perks and swag too!  Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button.  Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here.  Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio 
June 28, 2019
Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2-month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat.  Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's podcast host Laura Reagan speaks to Dr. Veronique Mead on chronic illness and trauma.  Dr. Veronique Mead integrates the research on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), attachment trauma and additional types of adversity as risk factors for autoimmune disease and other chronic illnesses. She shares this emerging new paradigm of disease on her blog Chronic Illness Trauma Studies to inform people living with chronic physical conditions and educate medical and health care professionals. Veronique draws from her background as a family physician and assistant professor, a Master's degree in body-oriented psychotherapy, specialty training in somatically based trauma and perinatal therapies, and applying and exploring these principles on a personal journey of recovery from chronic illness. She lives in Boulder, CO. Resources  Veronique's website: https://chronicillnesstraumastudies.com/ Are you a therapist needing support to sharpen your clinical skills in working with trauma survivors? Want to work with Laura for clinical consultation? Get in touch via laura@bahealing.com. Or if you're interested in joining an upcoming online or in person clinical consultation group, go here to sign up on the interest list!  Please let us know what you'd like to learn more from Laura by completing this short survey!  Want a cool Therapy Chat t-shirt, sticker or mug? Find them here: https://www.teepublic.com/user/therapychat  Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more head to - https://patreon.com/TherapyChat where members get special perks and swag too!  Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button.  Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here.  Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio 
June 21, 2019
Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2-month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat.  Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's podcast host Laura Reagan speaks to Dr Helena Vissing about somatic therapy in perinatal mental health. Dr. Vissing is a Licensed Psychologist practicing in West Los Angeles. She specializes in Early Development, Maternal Mental Health, and trauma. As Adjunct Faculty at Antioch University and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Dr. Vissing teaches Child and Adolescent Development, Treatment of Children and Adolescents, and Play Therapy classes. She is also Faculty on the Training Committee of the nonprofit Maternal Mental Health NOW, where she trains providers working with families in Maternal Mental Health. Dr. Vissing has experience working as a School Psychologist and Play Therapist in her home country Denmark, before she relocated to Los Angeles. She has a private practice in Westwood where she provides trauma-informed psychotherapy for adults and children. She is trained in psychodynamic and somatic approaches and is also certified in Interpersonal Therapy. She is enrolled in the Somatic Experiencing 3-year program for trauma treatment. Dr. Vissing has published articles and book chapters on Maternal Mental Health and the psychology of motherhood. She also runs a group for Perinatal Anxiety and Depression at the nonprofit counseling center Well Baby Center.  Resources    https://allthingsmaternal.blog/about/about-helena/  Are you a therapist needing support to sharpen your clinical skills in working with trauma survivors? Want to work with Laura for clinical consultation? Get in touch via laura@bahealing.com. Or if you're interested in joining an upcoming online or in person clinical consultation group, go here to sign up on the interest list!  Please let us know what you'd like to learn more from Laura by completing this short survey!  Want a cool Therapy Chat t-shirt, sticker or mug? Find them here: https://www.teepublic.com/user/therapychat  Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more head to - https://patreon.com/TherapyChat where members get special perks and swag too!  Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button.  Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here.  Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio 
June 14, 2019
Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2-month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat.  Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's podcast host Laura Reagan speaks to Mari Lee about showing up vs. showing off. Mari A. Lee is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and Supervisor, and the founder of Growth Counseling Services, a private recovery practice located in Glendora, California. Mari is recognized for her clinical work with sex addicts, traumatically betrayed spouses, and couples healing from infidelity. Additionally, Mari is a trusted coach and respected entrepreneur with 30 years of business experience. She is the founder of, "The Counselor’s Coach" and provides effective coaching, clinical materials, and dedicated support to therapists across the U.S. and around the world. Mari's specialized coaching is focused on helping therapists create and launch multiple income streams beyond the one-on-one clinical hour. Mari is also the co-author of the bestselling book, “Facing Heartbreak: Steps to Recovery for Partners of Sex Addicts”, and she is the author of, “Healing Betrayal”, and “The Creative Clinician." Her next book, “The Gift in the Wound: Stories of Resiliency and Hope” will be out in 2020. Finally, Mari is a popular speaker and presents across the country on the topic of sex and love addiction, partner’s betrayal trauma, and is the co-founder of, “The Shine Retreat for Women”, which is an inspiring, rejuvenating and inclusive self care weekend retreat where all women are warmly welcomed. Shine 2019 is happening September 27-29th in beautiful Laguna Beach, California. Resources  To learn more about Mari’s clinical work visit: www.GrowthCounselingServices.com  To schedule coaching session with Mari visit: www.TheCounselorsCoach.com  To attend The Shine Women’s Retreat visit: www.ShineRetreatforWomen.com  Are you a therapist needing support to sharpen your clinical skills in working with trauma survivors? Want to work with Laura for clinical consultation? Get in touch via laura@bahealing.com. Or if you're interested in joining an upcoming online or in person clinical consultation group, go here to sign up on the interest list!  Please let us know what you'd like to learn more from Laura by completing this short survey!  Want a cool Therapy Chat t-shirt, sticker or mug? Find them here: https://www.teepublic.com/user/therapychat  Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more head to - https://patreon.com/TherapyChat where members get special perks and swag too!  Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button.  Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here.  Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio   
June 7, 2019
Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2-month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat.  Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's podcast host Laura Reagan speaks to astrologer and psychotherapist Debra Silverman.  When Debra Silverman was just 20 years old, she met an astrologer who blew her mind and changed her world forever. She had officially been introduced to the world of Astrology. It was then that she realized the stars in her own world had aligned just right, and she had found her life’s purpose. Debra went on to deeply study the mind and body, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology & Dance from York University and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. Over the past 40 years of professional experience and private practice, she has specialized in helping thousands of individuals achieve emotional health and wisdom based on their unique personality and the four elements: water, air earth, and fire. Her work with families, individuals, and couples has her standing out in a sea of therapists and coaches. While there is no “one size fits all” approach, Debra has developed a unique psychological-spiritual model, combining her expertise in Esoteric (soul-centered) Astrology with her extensive education in Psychology to help those going through major life changes, especially in crisis. She custom designs her therapeutic approach to each individual, using astrology and psychology as a magical healing combination. What makes Debra different is not only her honest and direct style, but her fun and non-traditional way that she breathes new life into an ancient practice. Her goal is to connect with you on a deeper level and help you heal, while making you laugh and accepting you just as you are. She shares her knowledge through her own radio show, called Tell Me A Story, which airs each Tuesday online, and by writing columns for various magazines. She has also taught at the internationally renowned Esalen Institute. Her work has taken her around the globe, practicing and lecturing in places like New York, Los Angeles, London, Vancouver, Seattle and Boulder, Colorado, where she now lives. Tune in to her Radio Show here! When she’s not helping you with your emotional health, she’s working on her own well-being. A self-proclaimed “yoga maniac,” Debra loves being with her 25-year old son, meeting new people, and bringing everyone together. Her life’s work is to bring hope to the children. Resources  debrasilvermanastrology.com  Are you a therapist needing support to sharpen your clinical skills in working with trauma survivors? Want to work with Laura for clinical consultation? Get in touch via laura@bahealing.com. Or if you're interested in joining an upcoming online or in person clinical consultation group, go here to sign up on the interest list!  Please let us know what you'd like to learn more from Laura by completing this short survey!  Want a cool Therapy Chat t-shirt, sticker or mug? Find them here: https://www.teepublic.com/user/therapychat  Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more head to - https://patreon.com/TherapyChat where members get special perks and swag too!  Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button.  Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here.  Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio 
May 31, 2019
Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2-month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat.  Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's podcast host Laura Reagan revisits one of her first episodes about the challenges of letting go.  Some points to ponder if you are struggling to let go. What was it like for you to move out of your parents’ home and into adulthood? Did you go to college? Did you live with your parents past the age of 18? When were you ready to move out? Were your parents ready for you to go before you were ready? Or were you ready to go before your parents wanted you to leave? Individuation is a developmental task every young adult must complete in order to become an independent and self-sufficient adult. Some families discourage individuation by refusing to allow children and adolescents to express their own individuality. Conformity is highly valued and dissent is not tolerated. These parent/child relationships can be described as enmeshed when the child and the parent are not felt to be independent people, but rather the children are seen by the parents as an extension of the parents. When you make a mistake, I feel ashamed that you have embarrassed the family. Some kids rebel and express themselves through their appearance. The parents may believe that everyone should wear khaki pants and navy blue shirts and have traditional hairstyles, but the child wants to dress in all black with long purple hair and a safety pin through his lip.  Parents may see this as disrespectful and a power struggle escalates to the point where the child is kicked out of the house by the time they are 18, if not earlier. Do you know how to allow your child to leave home with grace and joy, rather than a big fight? If your parents were angry at you for wanting to be an independent adult, you might react the same way towards your kid without even realizing it. Resources  Daring Greatly by Brené Brown Rising Strong by Brené Brown Self Compassion by Kristin Neff Are you a therapist needing support to sharpen your clinical skills in working with trauma survivors? Want to work with Laura for clinical consultation? Get in touch via laura@bahealing.com. Or if you're interested in joining an upcoming online or in person clinical consultation group, go here to sign up on the interest list!  Please let us know what you'd like to learn more from Laura by completing this short survey!  Want a cool Therapy Chat t-shirt, sticker or mug? Find them here: https://www.teepublic.com/user/therapychat  Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more head to - https://patreon.com/TherapyChat where members get special perks and swag too!  Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button.  Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here.  Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio 
May 24, 2019
Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2-month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat.  Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's podcast host Laura Reagan revisits one of her first episodes about the challenges of letting go.  In this episode, you will hear how to let go when your child graduates from high school and leaves home to go to college. Laura shares her personal struggle to understand and cope with her own feelings as her child graduated from high school, offering practical strategies for addressing difficult emotions so parents can help their children cope with their own reactions to this important life transition from childhood to adulthood. Laura emphasizes self-care and reflection.   Resources  Are you a therapist needing support to sharpen your clinical skills in working with trauma survivors? Want to work with Laura for clinical consultation? Get in touch via laura@bahealing.com. Or if you're interested in joining an upcoming online or in person clinical consultation group, go here to sign up on the interest list!  Please let us know what you'd like to learn more from Laura by completing this short survey!  Want a cool Therapy Chat t-shirt, sticker or mug? Find them here: https://www.teepublic.com/user/therapychat  Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more head to - https://patreon.com/TherapyChat where members get special perks and swag too!  Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button.  Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here.  Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio 
May 17, 2019
Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2-month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat.  Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's podcast host Laura Reagan speaks with Dr. Marni Feuerman about why are we drawn to unavailable partners?  Dr. Marni Feuerman is a licensed marriage and family therapist and licensed clinical social worker. She maintains a private practice and offers workshops focused on relationship problems, marriage, infidelity, dating, and divorce.   As a nationally recognized relationship and marriage expert, she has contributed to countless online media outlets. She lives in South Florida with her husband and twin daughters.  Resources  www.drmarnionline.com   Are you a therapist needing support to sharpen your clinical skills in working with trauma survivors? Want to work with Laura for clinical consultation? Get in touch via laura@bahealing.com. Or if you're interested in joining an upcoming online or in person clinical consultation group, go here to sign up on the interest list!  Please let us know what you'd like to learn more from Laura by completing this short survey!  Want a cool Therapy Chat t-shirt, sticker or mug? Find them here: https://www.teepublic.com/user/therapychat  Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more head to - https://patreon.com/TherapyChat where members get special perks and swag too!  Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button.  Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here.  Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio 
May 10, 2019
Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2-month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat. Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's podcast host Laura Reagan speaks with Chris McDonald about holistic self-care for therapists and counselors. Chris McDonald's speciality is working with teens and young adults. If you worry a lot and have a hard time relaxing, you have come to the right place! Chris can help you discover inner peace and become better equipped to handle life’s challenges. Chris is someone who is calm, compassionate, genuine, funny and honest with her clients in session. She believes in treating the whole person, mind, body & spirit. Chris was previously a School Counselor for 16 years and realized how much she loves working with teens. As Chris built her private practice, she found myself passionate about helping young adults as well. Chris realized how difficult “adulting” can be and how having proper support and guidance can be very beneficial during these years. Chris decided to become a Counselor after her first Intro to Psychology course in College. Her professor was such an inspiration. Chris made a life decision to follow her passion and change her major from Journalism to Psychology. It was the best choice she had ever made! When Chris is not in the office, she enjoys movies, going out to eat and traveling to the beach and mountains. Her favorite self-care activities include daily meditation, yoga and reading. Resources www.pathtohopecounseling.com  Are you a therapist needing support to sharpen your clinical skills in working with trauma survivors? Want to work with Laura for clinical consultation? Get in touch via laura@bahealing.com. Or if you're interested in joining an upcoming online or in person clinical consultation group, go here to sign up on the interest list! Please let us know what you'd like to learn more from Laura by completing this short survey! Want a cool Therapy Chat t-shirt, sticker or mug? Find them here: https://www.teepublic.com/user/therapychat  Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more head to - https://patreon.com/TherapyChat where members get special perks and swag too! Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button. Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here. Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio
May 3, 2019
Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2-month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat.  Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's podcast as part of a two-part episode, host Laura Reagan speaks with Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge about inflammation a mental health.  Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge is the founder and director of Dr. Roseann and Associates and originator of the 360° Reboot® Intensive Therapies Program. Her center is known for offering expert-level integrative mental health support and she has more than 25 years working with children, teens, adults, and parents. She answered her calling to be a psychologist, and currently has integrative centers in Ridgefield and Newtown, CT, where the focus is on providing clinically valid holistic therapies, such as neurofeedback, biofeedback, counseling, and assessment for a variety of issues and conditions.  After seeing individuals and families suffer through unsuccessful attempts at traditional therapies, Dr. Roseann became passionate about using highly effective research-based clinical therapies to alleviate stress and suffering, bringing children and adults to a point of wellness. Dr. Roseann is a well-respected BCN Practitioner who is a popular and sought-after speaker and a co-author of “Brain Under Attack” a resource guide about PANS/PANDAS.     She is an expert in several areas including anxiety and anxiety-related disorders, ADHD, Autism, executive functioning, Dyslexia, and other reading disabilities, learning disabilities, Lyme Disease, PANS/PANDAS, Concussion/Post-Concussion Syndrome, pediatric mental health, and parent coaching.  Dr. Roseann is a Connecticut Certified School Psychologist, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Integrative Medicine Mental Health Provider (CMHIMP), and a Board Certified Neurofeedback Provider (BCN). Dr. Roseann serves on the boards of the Northeast Regional Biofeedback Society and Epidemic Answers, and is a Lyme Connection Task Force Professional Advisor.  Resources  https://drroseann.com   Are you a therapist needing support to sharpen your clinical skills in working with trauma survivors? Want to work with Laura for clinical consultation? Get in touch via laura@bahealing.com. Or if you're interested in joining an upcoming online or in person clinical consultation group, go here to sign up on the interest list!  Please let us know what you'd like to learn more from Laura by completing this short survey!  Want a cool Therapy Chat t-shirt, sticker or mug? Find them here: https://www.teepublic.com/user/therapychat  Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more head to - https://patreon.com/TherapyChat where members get special perks and swag too!  Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button.  Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here.  Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio 
April 26, 2019
Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2-month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat.  Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's podcast as part of a two-part episode, host Laura Reagan speaks with Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge about pans / pandas and mental health.   Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge is the founder and director of Dr. Roseann and Associates and originator of the 360° Reboot® Intensive Therapies Program. Her center is known for offering expert-level integrative mental health support and she has more than 25 years working with children, teens, adults, and parents. She answered her calling to be a psychologist, and currently has integrative centers in Ridgefield and Newtown, CT, where the focus is on providing clinically valid holistic therapies, such as neurofeedback, biofeedback, counseling, and assessment for a variety of issues and conditions.  After seeing individuals and families suffer through unsuccessful attempts at traditional therapies, Dr. Roseann became passionate about using highly effective research-based clinical therapies to alleviate stress and suffering, bringing children and adults to a point of wellness. Dr. Roseann is a well-respected BCN Practitioner who is a popular and sought-after speaker and a co-author of “Brain Under Attack” a resource guide about PANS/PANDAS.     She is an expert in several areas including anxiety and anxiety-related disorders, ADHD, Autism, executive functioning, Dyslexia, and other reading disabilities, learning disabilities, Lyme Disease, PANS/PANDAS, Concussion/Post-Concussion Syndrome, pediatric mental health, and parent coaching.  Dr. Roseann is a Connecticut Certified School Psychologist, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Integrative Medicine Mental Health Provider (CMHIMP), and a Board Certified Neurofeedback Provider (BCN). Dr. Roseann serves on the boards of the Northeast Regional Biofeedback Society and Epidemic Answers, and is a Lyme Connection Task Force Professional Advisor.  Resources  https://drroseann.com   Are you a therapist needing support to sharpen your clinical skills in working with trauma survivors? Want to work with Laura for clinical consultation? Get in touch via laura@bahealing.com. Or if you're interested in joining an upcoming online or in person clinical consultation group, go here to sign up on the interest list!  Please let us know what you'd like to learn more from Laura by completing this short survey!  Want a cool Therapy Chat t-shirt, sticker or mug? Find them here: https://www.teepublic.com/user/therapychat  Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more head to - https://patreon.com/TherapyChat where members get special perks and swag too!  Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button.  Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here.  Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio 
April 19, 2019
Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2-month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat.  Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's episode, host Laura Reagan speaks with Dr. Eileen Russell about her book Restoring Resilience: Discovering Your Clients' Capacity for Healing.   Eileen Russell is a clinical psychologist in private practice in New York City and Montclair, NJ. She is author of a book on resilience and affective-experiential psychotherapy called, Restoring Resilience: Discovering Your Clients’ Capacity for Healing, published by W.W. Norton & Co. in June 2015.  Eileen is Senior Faculty at and founding member of the AEDP Institute through which she teaches and supervises psychotherapists who are learning Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy. She is also on the Faculty of the National Institute for the Psychotherapies’ (NIP) Integrative Trauma Program. She is generally interested in integrative approaches to psychotherapy particularly those that emphasize psychodynamic and experiential models and has also studied and practices EMDR and Gendlin’s Focusing. She believes the most effective psychotherapies combine depth with the power of a focus on the positive, change processes and resilience. She has taught and trained people in AEDP nationally and internationally and is happy to speak about it to anyone who is interested.  Eileen’s research and writing interests include the development of AEDP theory and practice, resilience, positive psychology and psychodynamic practice, and spirituality in psychotherapy, and most recently, psychology and social responsibility. She is a big believer in balance and finding time and space for contemplation, being present, and hanging out with her family.  Resources  https://books.wwnorton.com/books/detail.aspx?id=16667   https://www.amazon.com/Restoring-Resilience-Discovering-Clients-Capacity-ebook/dp/B00YWZ30Y2   Are you a therapist needing support to sharpen your clinical skills in working with trauma survivors? Want to work with Laura for clinical consultation? Get in touch via laura@bahealing.com. Or if you're interested in joining an upcoming online or in person clinical consultation group, go here to sign up on the interest list!  Please let us know what you'd like to learn more from Laura by completing this short survey!  Want a cool Therapy Chat t-shirt, sticker or mug? Find them here: https://www.teepublic.com/user/therapychat  Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more head to - https://patreon.com/TherapyChat where members get special perks and swag too!  Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button.  Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here.  Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio 
April 5, 2019
Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2-month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat.  Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's episode, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C welcomes back Susan L. Roberts, M. Div, OTR-L to continue her conversation from episode 174 about her work as an occupational therapist and how she incorporates Traditional Chinese Medicine and other ancient methods into her practice.   Susan L. Roberts, author, lecturer, nutritionist, and occupational therapist combines four decades of practice working with people of all ages using manual therapies, sensory integration, nutrition, and healing rituals. Her latest book, Sustainable Health: Simple Habits to Transform Your Life, integrates all of these areas to help people take charge of their health and happiness using the five occupations of eating, playing, sleeping, working, and loving to radically transform health.  Susan studied occupational therapy at Boston University, theology at Harvard, nutrition at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, and Five Element Theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Tao of Healing Center in New York City. She has worked in psychiatric hospitals, physical rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing facilities, schools, and home care. Her pediatric clinic, Changes Occupational Therapy, in Tucson, AZ, used play as the focus for healing.  Susan has taught occupational therapy theory and practice at Eastern Kentucky University and New York Institute of Technology. She has written: Biomechanics: Problem Solving for Occupational Therapy; Kinesiology: Movement in the Context of Activity; My Kid Eats Everything: A Journey from Picky to Adventurous Eating; and The Food Explorers Passport.  Resources  www.susanlroberts.com   Susan is giving away a free audiobook of her newest book, Sustainable Health. To enter for a chance to win, e-mail Laura at therapychat.podcast@gmail.com or use Speakpipe via www.therapychatpodcast.com to contribute a question for Laura to ask Susan in part 2 of this conversation by March 31, 2019 at 11:59 pm. Laura will randomly select one winner to receive a free audiobook, courtesy of Susan Roberts!  Are you a therapist needing support to sharpen your clinical skills in working with trauma survivors? Want to work with Laura for clinical consultation? Get in touch via laura@bahealing.com. Or if you're interested in joining an upcoming online or in person clinical consultation group, go here to sign up on the interest list!  Please let us know what you'd like to learn more from Laura by completing this short survey!  Want a cool Therapy Chat t-shirt, sticker or mug? Find them here: https://www.teepublic.com/user/therapychat  Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more head to - https://patreon.com/TherapyChat where members get special perks and swag too!  Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button.  Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here.  Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio 
March 29, 2019
Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2-month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat.  Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's episode, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C speaks to Heather Tuba about her work supporting partners of people who are survivors of trauma.   Heather offers a beautiful perspective on her important work, which is much needed since and estimated 80% of adults in the US have experienced trauma in childhood. While the public is gradually becoming more aware of trauma survivors' needs for support, their partners are often overlooked and Heather has been working tirelessly to change that.  Heather Tuba is a writer, advocate, and certified trauma recovery coach. She is the founder of Heather Tuba Trauma-Informed Partner Support, a website dedicated to partners of survivors. She is also the founder of and Partners to Survivors with Complex PTSD, the only online support group for those in intimate relationships with adults with C-PTSD. She is the author of two resource guides for partners and offers one-on-one coaching support as well as educational consults for professionals interested in learning how to better support partners.  Heather’s work is a result of her personal experience as a partner. When her husband of twenty years began to experience once-dissociated memories of childhood abuse, their life was turned upside down. Not only was she left with the task of finding him help, she knew she needed support. Finding none, she began to blog about childhood trauma and in 2017, focused exclusively on partners.  Her areas of expertise include partner care, specifically the impact of dissociation and dissociated parts on partner relationships, and supporting yourself while your partner is in recovery. She is a fervent advocate for partners, most of whom are in situations of overwhelm and exhaustion. Her belief is that support groups and one-on-one support can help alleviate the stress on both partners and survivors.  Resources  Find Heather Tuba at - www.heathertuba.com  Click here for Therapy Chat episode 128 with Dr. David Treleaven, on trauma sensitive mindfulness.  Here is a past episode of Therapy Chat: When Your Partner Doesn't Understand Trauma about a common problem of misunderstanding in relationships where there is trauma.  Are you a therapist needing support to sharpen your clinical skills in working with trauma survivors? Want to work with Laura for clinical consultation? Get in touch via laura@bahealing.com. Or if you're interested in joining an upcoming online or in person clinical consultation group, go here to sign up on the interest list!  Please let us know what you'd like to learn more from Laura by completing this short survey!  Want a cool Therapy Chat t-shirt, sticker or mug? Find them here: https://www.teepublic.com/user/therapychat  Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more head to - https://patreon.com/TherapyChat where members get special perks and swag too!  Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button.  Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here.  Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio 
March 22, 2019
Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2-month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat.  Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's episode, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C speaks to Alyce Wellons, LCSW about yoga therapy in clinical practice.   Alyce Wellons, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker since 1999 in the State of Georgia and has maintained a private psychotherapy, supervision and consultation practice for over 19 years in the Virginia Highlands area of Atlanta, Georgia.  Alyce see's individuals and couples for short or long term psychotherapy. During the consultation and assessment phase, you will meet and discuss what is bringing you in, your goals for therapy, and work together to work out a plan to move forward. She has experience and training in many different modalities and areas of psychotherapy.  Using these different influences along with your goals for therapy, you will begin to move forward.    Her areas of expertise are addiction/recovery/relapse, PTSD, trauma and dissociation, and attachment-related work with individuals and couples. Alyce also uses mindfulness, meditation and yoga-based education and techniques to help people learn to deal with stress related to daily life, relationships, recovery, depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues.    Resources  https://www.alycewellons.com   Are you a therapist needing support to sharpen your clinical skills in working with trauma survivors? Want to work with Laura for clinical consultation? Get in touch via laura@bahealing.com. Or if you're interested in joining an upcoming online or in person clinical consultation group, go here to sign up on the interest list!  Please let us know what you'd like to learn more from Laura by completing this short survey!  Want a cool Therapy Chat t-shirt, sticker or mug? Find them here: https://www.teepublic.com/user/therapychat  Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more head to - https://patreon.com/TherapyChat where members get special perks and swag too!  Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button.  Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here.  Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio 
March 15, 2019
Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2-month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat.  Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's episode, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews Susan L. Roberts, M. Div, OTR-L about her work as an occupational therapist and how she incorporates Traditional Chinese Medicine and other ancient methods into her practice. Laura and Susan had a fascinating discussion which will be continued soon in Part 2. Audience participation is encouraged - please send a question for Laura to include in her second conversation and you may win a free audiobook of Susan's latest book! Details below.  Susan L. Roberts, author, lecturer, nutritionist, and occupational therapist combines four decades of practice working with people of all ages using manual therapies, sensory integration, nutrition, and healing rituals. Her latest book, Sustainable Health: Simple Habits to Transform Your Life, integrates all of these areas to help people take charge of their health and happiness using the five occupations of eating, playing, sleeping, working, and loving to radically transform health.  Susan studied occupational therapy at Boston University, theology at Harvard, nutrition at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, and Five Element Theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Tao of Healing Center in New York City. She has worked in psychiatric hospitals, physical rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing facilities, schools, and home care. Her pediatric clinic, Changes Occupational Therapy, in Tucson, AZ, used play as the focus for healing.  Susan has taught occupational therapy theory and practice at Eastern Kentucky University and New York Institute of Technology. She has written: Biomechanics: Problem Solving for Occupational Therapy; Kinesiology: Movement in the Context of Activity; My Kid Eats Everything: A Journey from Picky to Adventurous Eating; and The Food Explorers Passport.  Resources  Thank you to This Jungian Life Podcast for sponsoring today's episode! Listen at: http://www.thisjungianlife.com www.susanlroberts.com   Susan is giving away a free audiobook of her newest book, Sustainable Health. To enter for a chance to win, e-mail Laura at therapychat.podcast@gmail.com or use Speakpipe via www.therapychatpodcast.com to contribute a question for Laura to ask Susan in part 2 of this conversation by March 31, 2019 at 11:59 pm. Laura will randomly select one winner to receive a free audiobook, courtesy of Susan Roberts!  Are you a therapist needing support to sharpen your clinical skills in working with trauma survivors? Want to work with Laura for clinical consultation? Get in touch via laura@bahealing.com. Or if you're interested in joining an upcoming online or in person clinical consultation group, go here to sign up on the interest list!  Please let us know what you'd like to learn more from Laura by completing this short survey!  Want a cool Therapy Chat t-shirt, sticker or mug? Find them here: https://www.teepublic.com/user/therapychat  Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more head to - https://patreon.com/TherapyChat where members get special perks and swag too!  Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button.  Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here.  Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio 
March 8, 2019
Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2-month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat.  Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's episode, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews grief counselor, author and speaker Isabel Stenzel Byrnes, LCSW, MPH about death and grief. Isabel shares her unique perspective on grief as someone who has survived a lifetime of living with a terminal chronic illness, and the loss of many important people in her life. This episode raises thought-provoking questions about acceptance, our cultural view of death in the West, and how we handle unpleasant emotions.  Isabel is a licensed clinical social worker and bereavement counselor at Mission Hospice & Home Care, where she counsels children, teens and adults who have lost a loved one. She also leads writing through loss groups for those who are grieving, among other support groups. Isabel has experienced significant losses of her own and has lived with serious illness all of her life.   As an author, documentarian, patient advocate and public speaker, Isabel has lectured around the country on topics such as living well with illness, grief and loss, end-of-life issues and organ donation, including a TEDx Stanford talk in 2014.  Resources  Thank you to This Jungian Life Podcast for sponsoring today's episode! Listen at: http://www.thisjungianlife.com Isabel's website: http://www.thepoweroftwomovie.com/home/  Mission Hospice website: http://missionhospice.org  Watch Isabel's TEDx talk, "The Art of Saying Goodbye" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dkffpibi-Dc   Dr. Katherine Shear's Center for Complicated Grief at Columbia University: https://complicatedgrief.columbia.edu/about-us/our-team/  Are you a therapist needing support to sharpen your clinical skills in working with trauma survivors? Want to work with Laura for clinical consultation? Get in touch via laura@bahealing.com. Or if you're interested in joining an upcoming online or in person clinical consultation group, go here to sign up on the interest list!  Please let us know what you'd like to learn more from Laura by completing this short survey!  Want a cool Therapy Chat t-shirt, sticker or mug? Find them here: https://www.teepublic.com/user/therapychat  Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more head to - https://patreon.com/TherapyChat where members get special perks and swag too!  Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button.  Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here.  Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio 
March 1, 2019
Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2-month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat.  Welcome back to Therapy Chat! Today host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C speaks to Dr. Daniel P. Brown about attachment needs in children and adults.   Dr. Brown received his undergraduate degree at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA in molecular biology and his Ph.D. in Religion & Psychological Studies at the University of Chicago. He received a Danforth Fellowship given for promise in teaching excellence, and as part of that fellowship received specialized training in how to teach. While in graduate school he was particularly interested in interdisciplinary studies. At the University of Chicago he worked in religion & psychological studies, the history of religions, anthropology, human development and clinical psychology. Erika Fromm, Ph.D. a noted hypnoanalyst, served as his primary clinical mentor–a relationship that spanned 35 years.   Dr. Brown has taught hypnotherapy for 38 years. His books on hypnosis include a standard textbook on clinical hypnosis, Hypnotherapy and Hypnoanalysis (with E. Fromm), Hypnosis and Behavioral Medicine (with E. Fromm), and Creative Mastery in Hypnosis and Hypnoanalysis, on the permissive style of hypnotherapy. While in graduate school in Chicago he commuted to the University of Wisconsin, Madison for part time studies in the Buddhist studies program, where he learned Tibetan, Buddhist Sanskrit, and Pali.  Resources  Thank you to This Jungian Life Podcast for sponsoring today's episode! Listen at: http://www.thisjungianlife.com For a limited time, until March 30, 2019, receive 10% off of Dan's course using promo code: THERAPYCHAT in the section when talking about Dan Brown. https://www.attachmentproject.com  https://www.drdanielpbrown.com   Please let us know what you'd like to learn more from Laura by completing this short survey!  Are you a therapist needing support to sharpen your clinical skills in working with trauma survivors? Want to work with Laura for clinical consultation? Get in touch via laura@bahealing.com. Or if you're interested in joining an upcoming online or in person clinical consultation group, go here to sign up on the interest list!  Want a cool Therapy Chat t-shirt, sticker or mug? Find them here: https://www.teepublic.com/user/therapychat  Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more head to - https://patreon.com/TherapyChat where members get special perks and swag too!  Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button.  Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here.  Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio 
February 22, 2019
Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2-month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat.  Welcome back to Therapy Chat! Today host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C flies solo to have a deeper discussion of trauma triggers  In this week's episode, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C discusses a topic which comes up frequently on Therapy Chat: trauma triggers. She provides a more in-depth discussion than has happened in past episodes, using examples of how trauma triggers may show up for us and how clinicians and non-professionals can conceptualize these symptoms through the lens of trauma. She also offers recommendations for clinicians and non-professionals for how to address these triggers when they arise.  Resources  To learn more about Tara Brach's RAIN approach: https://www.tarabrach.com/rain/  Kristin Neff's self-compassion guided meditations: https://self-compassion.org/category/exercises/#guided-meditations  Please let us know what you'd like to learn more from Laura by completing this short survey!  Are you a therapist needing support to sharpen your clinical skills in working with trauma survivors? Want to work with Laura for clinical consultation? Get in touch via laura@bahealing.com. Or if you're interested in joining an upcoming online or in person clinical consultation group, go here to sign up on the interest list!  Want a cool Therapy Chat t-shirt, sticker or mug? Find them here: https://www.teepublic.com/user/therapychat  Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more head to - https://patreon.com/TherapyChat where members get special perks and swag too!  Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button.  Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here.  Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio 
February 15, 2019
Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2-month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat.  Welcome back to Therapy Chat! Today host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C speaks to Terry Marks-Tarlow, Ph.D about accessing clinical intuition.  Terry Marks-Tarlow, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who lives in Topanga and maintains a private practice in Santa Monica, California. Terry works with adults, adolescents and couples. She is Core Faculty of the Insight Center in Los Angeles. She is a Research Associate at the Institute of Fractal Research in Kassel, Germany, and sits on the Advisory Board of the California Dance Institute.   Terry has been practicing and teaching yoga for over 30 years. During psychotherapy, she taps into the embodied wisdom available from yoga plus her dance background. Terry loves art and draws profusely, illustrating many of her own books. Generally, she strives towards a balanced life, aiming to embody her own values in order to "walk the talk." Dr. Marks-Tarlow is available for psychotherapy, talks, and trainings through her website.  Resources  https://www.markstarlow.com   Please let us know what you'd like to learn more about from Laura by completing this short survey!  Are you a therapist needing support to sharpen your clinical skills in working with trauma survivors? Want to work with Laura for clinical consultation? Get in touch via laura@bahealing.com. Or if you're interested in joining an upcoming online or in person clinical consultation group, go here to sign up on the interest list!  Want a cool Therapy Chat t-shirt, sticker or mug? Find them here: https://www.teepublic.com/user/therapychat  Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more head to - https://patreon.com/TherapyChat where members get special perks and swag too!  Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button.  Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here.  Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio 
February 8, 2019
Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2-month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat.  Welcome back to Therapy Chat! Today host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C speaks to Dr. Rachel Altvater about what parents need to know about play therapy.   Dr. Rachel Altvater is a Licensed Psychologist in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia, Registered Play Therapist–Supervisor, and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She is the owner of Creative Psychological Health Services, a psychologist at Gil Institute for Trauma Recovery and Education, an affiliate faculty member at Loyola University Maryland, the Continuing Education Director of Starbright Training Institute, and a board member of The MD/DC Association for Play Therapy.   Dr. Altvater published two articles in the International Journal of Play Therapy on her research of technology use in play therapy and is a contributing author in Integrating Expressive Arts into Counseling Practice: Theory-Based Interventions (2nd ed.) and Integrating Technology in Modern Therapies: A Clinician’s Guide to Developments and Interventions. She is the recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Alumna of the Year from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington, D.C. Campus, and the 2018 Outstanding Play Therapy Research Award from the Maryland/DC Association for Play Therapy.  Resources  https://www.facebook.com/dr.rachelaltvater   https://www.a4pt.org   Dr.rachelaltvater@gmail.com   Please let us know what you'd like to learn more about from Laura by completing this short survey!  Are you a therapist needing support to sharpen your clinical skills in working with trauma survivors? Want to work with Laura for clinical consultation? Get in touch via laura@bahealing.com. Or if you're interested in joining an upcoming online or in person clinical consultation group, go here to sign up on the interest list!  Want a cool Therapy Chat t-shirt, sticker or mug? Find them here: https://www.teepublic.com/user/therapychat  Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more head to - https://patreon.com/TherapyChat where members get special perks and swag too!  Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button.  Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here.  Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio 
February 1, 2019
Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2 month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat.  Welcome back to Therapy Chat! Today host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C speaks to Irene Siegel, Ph.D., LCSW about Transpersonal Therapy, Shamanism and Trauma.   Irene Siegel, Ph.D., LCSW is co-director of Center Point in Huntington N.Y. where she conducts her integrative psychotherapy practice and teaches meditation and healing. She is an approved EMDR consultant and teacher. She studied the ancient healing arts of shamanism throughout North and South America, and teaches the integration of Western psychotherapy and science with ancient healing arts as depicted in her recently published book The Sacred Path of the Therapist: Modern Healing, Ancient Wisdom, and Client Transformation.   As a teacher and lecturer, she has broken through traditional barriers presenting at numerous conferences, introducing the innovative concept of integrating shamanism, mindful awareness, and resonance into psychotherapy      Resources  Dr. Irene Siegel's website: http://www.drirenesiegel.com/  The Sacred Path of the Therapist (affiliate link)  Please let us know what you'd like to learn more about from Laura by completing this short survey!  Are you a therapist needing support to sharpen your clinical skills in working with trauma survivors? Want to work with Laura for clinical consultation? Get in touch via laura@bahealing.com. Or if you're interested in joining an upcoming online or in person clinical consultation group, go here to sign up on the interest list!  Want a cool Therapy Chat t-shirt, sticker or mug? Find them here: https://www.teepublic.com/user/therapychat  Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more head to - https://patreon.com/TherapyChat where members get special perks and swag too!  Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button.  Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here.  Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio 
January 25, 2019
Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2 month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat. Welcome back to Therapy Chat! Today host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C flies solo to look back at episode 165 with Gretchen Schmelzer and reevaluates the trauma therapy process and also answering a listeners question. Resources Click to listen to Episode 165 with Gretchen Schmelzer  Journey Through Trauma by Gretchen Schmelzer: https://amzn.to/2sIt6J5 (affiliate link) Trauma & Recovery book by Judith Herman: https://amzn.to/2Msbt9q (affiliate link) Janina Fisher's Psychoeducational Aids for Psychological Trauma Flip Chart: https://janinafisher.com/flip-chart Want a cool Therapy Chat t-shirt, sticker or mug? Find them here: https://www.teepublic.com/user/therapychat Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more head to - https://patreon.com/TherapyChat where members get special perks and swag too! Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button. Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here. Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio
January 18, 2019
Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2 month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat. Welcome back to Therapy Chat! Today host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C speaks to Danielle Matthew about the impacts of bullying. Danielle Matthew is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who treats bully victims and their families and educates schools, medical professionals and the community about the bullying epidemic. With over 20 years of experience, Danielle authored Amazon Parenting Best-Seller, The Empowered Child: How to Help Your Child Cope, Communicate, and Conquer Bullying, and is the Director of The Empowerment Space Bullying Therapy Program in Los Angeles. Featured in Huffington Post, Washington Post and TODAY.com, Danielle has also appeared on Fox, ABC and CBS Morning Shows and Mom Talk Radio. Resources dmatthew@empowerment.space https://www.amazon.com/Empowered-Child-Communicate-Conquer-Bullying-ebook/dp/B076H95DTX  Phone: 818-267-4242 Skype: dmatthew_24 Want a cool Therapy Chat t-shirt, sticker or mug? Find them here: https://www.teepublic.com/user/therapychat Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more head to - https://patreon.com/TherapyChat where members get special perks and swag too! Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button. Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here. Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio
January 11, 2019
Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2 month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat. Welcome back to Therapy Chat! Today host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C speaks to Gretchen Schmelzer, PhD about her new book Journey Through Trauma: A Trail Guide to the 5-Phase Cycle of Healing Repeated Trauma. Gretchen Schmelzer, PhD is a licensed psychologist, trained as a Harvard Medical School Fellow. She is a trauma survivor, who has worked for twenty-five years with the complex issues of trauma, integration and behavior change across every level of system from individuals, to groups, to large systems and countries, including her role as the expert consultant Frontline for their documentary on Alaskan survivors of priest sexual abuse (aired April 19, 2011). She leads programs using leadership development and trauma-informed emotional intelligence to help communities worldwide engage in the difficult public health issues confronting them such as AIDS and Domestic Violence. She is working on a book on long-term trauma and you can read more from Gretchen at her website, Emotional Geographic. Resources http://gretchenschmelzer.com Want a cool Therapy Chat t-shirt, sticker or mug? Find them here: https://www.teepublic.com/user/therapychat Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more head to - https://patreon.com/TherapyChat where members get special perks and swag too! Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button. Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here. Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio
January 4, 2019
Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2 month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat. Welcome back to Therapy Chat! Today is a solo episode where host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C discusses some of the highlights of 2018 and intentions and plans for 2019. She talks about topics that will be heard on Therapy Chat in the coming year and asks listeners for input on upcoming topics as well as courses and webinars she is planning to create in 2019. Laura also provides an update on her own health journey which she has shared with listeners in recent episodes. Click here to read the article in Psychotherapy Networker about Therapy Chat! Click here to read the Bustle article that included Therapy Chat! Four Pillars book: https://www.amazon.com/Four-Pillar-Plan-Longer-Healthier/dp/0241303559 Click here to contribute to the survey on what courses/webinars you'd like me to make in 2019:  Want a cool Therapy Chat t-shirt, sticker or mug? Find them here: https://www.teepublic.com/user/therapychat Thank you for supporting Therapy Chat! Resources Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more head to - https://patreon.com/TherapyChat where members get special perks and swag too! Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button. Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here. Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio
December 21, 2018
Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today’s episode, Laura welcomes back Sharon Martin, LCSW to speak about surviving the holidays.  Sharon is a licensed therapist, counselor, and mental health and wellness writer based in San Jose, CA. She has spent 20 years providing counseling, therapy, and clinical supervision. Sharon has built a specialized private practice that reflects her belief that you matter, and you can love yourself, heal, be empowered, speak your truth, and create a life you love. Listen for Sharon’s incredible insights on life, well-being and much more! Resources https://livewellwithsharonmartin.com/handling-the-holidays-workbook/ https://livewellwithsharonmartin.com Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button. Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more: https://patreon.com/TherapyChat - members get special perks and swag too! Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here. Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio
December 13, 2018
This week, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C recorded a short note for listeners about what is coming up for the rest of the month of December, 2018. Find past and future episodes of Therapy Chat at: www.therapychatpod.com Contact Laura via Speakpipe to let her know what you think of Therapy Chat! Do you have a guest you'd like her to interview? A question you'd like her to answer on the show? Get in touch by going to the website above and leaving a message using the Speakpipe button. Support Therapy Chat on Patreon here: www.patreon.com/therapychat 
December 7, 2018
Welcome to episode 162 of the Therapy Chat Podcast. This week Laura is flying solo to answer a listeners question connecting with emotions that we have previously suppressed and not allowed to come to the surface.  Resources: Get a free month and 1 free book while supporting Therapy Chat: www.audibletrial.com/therapychat   Kristin Neff's website: www.selfcompassion.org   Book: Self Compassion by Kristin Neff   Christopher Germer's Mindful Self Compassion website: www.centerformsc.org   Book: The Mindful Path to Self Compassion by Christopher Germer   Tara Brach's website: www.tarabrach.com/compassion1   Hilary Jacobs Hendel's website: https://www.hilaryjacobshendel.com/   Book: It's Not Always Depression   Our first interview: Episode 97   Our second interview: Episode 134   Dr. Jonice Webb's website: https://drjonicewebb.com/   Books: Running On Empty and Running On Empty No More   Our first interview: Episode 25   Our second interview: Episode 111   The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study questions: https://acestoohigh.com/got-your-ace-score/   David Treleaven's website: https://www.davidtreleaven.com/   Book: Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness   Our interview: Episode 128   Deirdre Fay's website: https://dfay.com/   our interview: Episode 145 Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button. Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more: https://patreon.com/TherapyChat - members get special perks and swag too! Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here. Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio
November 30, 2018
Welcome to episode 161 of the Therapy Chat Podcast. This week is my conversation in person with Kyle Davies about mind, body and spirit when living with chronic illness. Kyle Davies is a wellbeing and mindset coach, author and trainer. He specializes in helping individuals and groups to optimise their energy and wellbeing, combat stress and stress related symptoms, improve mental clarity and performance, and develop inner resilience and flow. Kyle originally qualified as a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and  is the creator of Energy-Flow Coaching™. He spent a chunk of his career pioneering a new approach for treating chronic fatigue and pain, anxiety, depression and other stress related symptoms – which is reflected in the recently published book, The Intelligent Body. Kyle’s work is about developing people from the inside out. He doesn’t try to get people to learn loads of mental techniques that they quickly forget, or to try and fix their environment because situations and environments often can’t be changed. Rather he helps people to gain a better and deeper understanding of themselves so they can tap into their own resilience, flow and potentials, helping them be more effective at work, at home, and in life. Kyle facilitates transformations for those who are stuck, overwhelmed, lost or stressed and empowers them to experience greater personal freedom and higher consciousness. His work offers a new understanding of the relationship between hidden stress in the body, emotional energy, and chronic health challenges. Resources: http://www.energyflowcoaching.com http://kyledavies.net Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button. Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more: https://patreon.com/TherapyChat - members get special perks and swag too! Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here. Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio
November 23, 2018
Welcome to episode 160 of the Therapy Chat Podcast. This week is a re-run of episode 110 and 115 with Kyle Davies in anticipation of the new interview with Kyle that is coming in episode 160.  Kyle Davies is a wellbeing and mindset coach, author and trainer. He specializes in helping individuals and groups to optimise their energy and wellbeing, combat stress and stress related symptoms, improve mental clarity and performance, and develop inner resilience and flow. Kyle originally qualified as a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and  is the creator of Energy-Flow Coaching™. He spent a chunk of his career pioneering a new approach for treating chronic fatigue and pain, anxiety, depression and other stress related symptoms – which is reflected in the recently published book, The Intelligent Body. Kyle’s work is about developing people from the inside out. He doesn’t try to get people to learn loads of mental techniques that they quickly forget, or to try and fix their environment because situations and environments often can’t be changed. Rather he helps people to gain a better and deeper understanding of themselves so they can tap into their own resilience, flow and potentials, helping them be more effective at work, at home, and in life. Kyle facilitates transformations for those who are stuck, overwhelmed, lost or stressed and empowers them to experience greater personal freedom and higher consciousness. His work offers a new understanding of the relationship between hidden stress in the body, emotional energy, and chronic health challenges. Resources: http://www.energyflowcoaching.com http://kyledavies.net Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button. Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more: https://patreon.com/TherapyChat - members get special perks and swag too! Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here. Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio
November 16, 2018
Welcome to episode 159 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. Today Laura speaks with Deb Dana, LCSW about Polyvagal Theory.   Deb’s work is based on the principles of Polyvagal Theory. Developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, Polyvagal Theory offers a way to understand the human autonomic nervous system and directly engage with our habitual patterns of response. Through a polyvagal lens we learn to listen to our embodied stories.  Using a polyvagal perspective, we can let go of self-criticism and bring an open heart to exploring the "ways and whys" of our daily experience...how we interact or isolate, join or judge, move toward or away, speak or stay silent.  Resources https://www.rhythmofregulation.com  Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button. Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more: https://patreon.com/TherapyChat - members get special perks and swag too! Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here. Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio
November 8, 2018
Welcome to episode 158 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. Today’s episode is a solo episode where Laura discusses the importance of self-care, avoiding chronic stress and keeping tabs on your health and well-being before issues start. Resources: https://therapychatpodcast.com   Episode 110 with Kyle Davies: http://traffic.libsyn.com/baltimoreannapolispsychotherapypodcast/TherapyChat_EP110.mp3 Poet Nayyirah Waheed on Instagram: @nayyirahwaheed   Her website: https://www.nayyirahwaheed.com/salt Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button. Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more: https://patreon.com/TherapyChat - members get special perks and swag too! Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here. Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio
November 2, 2018
Welcome to episode 157 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. This week we're delighted to welcome back Lanie Smith return to the podcast who talks all about creativity, play, and intuition Lanie Smith, MPS, ATR, a registered art therapist, has worked in a variety of settings for several years. Her work began with the Nat'l Institute of Health, researching the efficacy of art therapy with war-affected youth in N. Uganda, followed by two publications. Lanie developed environmental art therapy for sustainable practice at numerous sites in the Phoenix area. She provides art therapy to others to support the prevention of burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma. Lanie also supervises and trains on the ethical considerations regarding the use of art in therapy. Resources https://www.laniesmithcoaching.com Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button. Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more: https://patreon.com/TherapyChat - members get special perks and swag too! Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here. Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio 
October 26, 2018
Welcome to episode 156 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. This week, we’re delighted to welcome back Dr. Natalie Feinblatt who speaks to us all about working with former cult members. Dr. Natalie Feinblatt is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice. She is based in Santa Monica & specializes in addiction. Natalie's goal is to empower her clients to live their lives with as much passion & purpose as possible. If you're willing to make changes to live a better life, then she is happy to help you do so every step of the way. If you're struggling to get sober, you're scared about the impact sobriety might have on your creative abilities (and life in general). If you're in early sobriety, you're working to gain your footing in a new landscape. If you're a trauma survivor, you're wondering why your sensitivity & insight aren't helping you get to that light at the end of the tunnel. What do you do if your pain is too great to handle on your own? Working with Natalie, you will be accepted and listened to carefully & perceptively. You will feel centered and much more grounded. She adapts her style to fit your needs and strive to treat you with a balance of gentleness and active encouragement. Resources http://www.drnataliefeinblatt.com https://www.betterhelp.com/natalie-feinblatt https://www.icsahome.com https://www.amazon.com/Take-Back-Your-Life-Relationships-ebook/dp/B001RNPD9M https://www.amazon.com/Captive-Hearts-Minds-Recovery-Relationships/dp/0897931440 Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more: https://patreon.com/TherapyChat - members get special perks and swag too! Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button. Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here.
October 19, 2018
Welcome to Therapy Chat! In today’s episode, we’re delighted to welcome Dr. Robert T. Muller, author of the new book, "Trauma & the Struggle to Open Up". Dr. Robert T. Muller trained at Harvard University, was on faculty at the University of Massachusetts, and is currently at York University in Toronto. Dr. Muller was recently honored as a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation (ISSTD) for his work on trauma treatment. And his psychotherapy bestseller, Trauma and the Avoidant Client, in its third printing, has been translated and won the 2011 ISSTD award for the year's best written work on trauma. As lead investigator on several multi-site programs to treat interpersonal trauma, Dr. Muller has lectured internationally and has been the keynote speaker at mental health conferences in New Zealand and Canada. He founded an online magazine, The Trauma & Mental Health Report, that is now visited by over 100,000 readers a year. With over 20 years in the field, Dr. Muller has a therapy practice in Toronto. Resources https://www.amazon.com/Robert-T.-Muller/e/B0033AFO5A  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Trauma-Struggle-Open-Up-Avoidance-ebook/dp/B0784V8WJB http://www.yorku.ca/rmuller/  Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more: https://patreon.com/TherapyChat - members get special perks and swag too! Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button. Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here. Podcast Produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio
October 12, 2018
Welcome to Therapy Chat! In today’s episode, we’re delighted to welcome Robyn E. Brickel, MA, LMFT to the podcast. Robyn E. Brickel, MA, LMFT is the clinical director and lead therapist at Brickel and Associates, LLC in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, which she founded in 1999. She is deeply committed to clinical practice, professional education and better public awareness of mental health issues. Robyn practices a strengths-based approach to therapy. She helps clients process and heal from trauma, addictions, challenged family systems, and mood disorders including maternal mental health issues. She works with individuals (both adolescents and adults), couples, families, and groups. With advanced training and experience in the treatment of trauma, dissociation, addiction and maternal mental health, Robyn helps people make and maintain positive changes in their lives. Clients find a safe therapeutic environment for recovering from dysfunctional relationships, anxiety, depression, abuse history, addictions, and eating disordered behaviors. New skills learned in treatment include a better understanding of how to work from personal strengths.Robyn’s work with at-risk adolescents goes beyond behavioral interventions and resolving negative school performance. Working with young people and teens, she taps into the strengths of community and family systems, helping members grow and thrive together. Robyn speaks to school and parent groups about mental health risks facing young people today. Presentations include teaching other therapists how to work within a trauma-informed, strengths-based framework, to work with adolescents and their families in a collaborative approach treating substance abuse and the trauma of domestic violence. The Washington Post and Washington Parent magazine have featured her insights in articles about the dangers of adolescent marijuana use and teen dating safety. Resources https://brickelandassociates.com/blog/  https://brickelandassociates.com/9-signs-you-need-better-self-care-trauma-survivor/ Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more: https://patreon.com/TherapyChat - members get special perks and swag too! Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button. Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here. Podcast Produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio
September 28, 2018
Welcome to Therapy Chat! In today’s episode, we’re delighted to welcome back trauma specialist and EMDR trained clinician Nityda Gessel. Feeling like a foreigner in your own body is beyond unsettling. Despite your drive and success, it is challenging to feel worthy, comfortable, and at peace within your own skin, and this further exacerbates your fear that you are just not good enough. You might worry that there is no fix for you and you'll feel this way forever. And because to others, you appear to have it all together, it's incredibly lonely to know that inside you there is a longing for love and living that is not being satiated- a pervasive fear that love and joy may never come. Nityda Gessel works with women who due to a traumatic past and overwhelming self-doubt, struggle to cultivate meaningful and fulfilling relationships and feel a sense of purpose in life. Her approach is one that addresses the mind and body as a whole. Nityda integrates somatic awareness, yoga, meditation and mindfulness into psychotherapy. There is a well-spring of wisdom within you that's been neglected. With a compassionate heart and non-judgmental mind, she will help you listen to and trust that wise voice within. A moment of courage can jumpstart a journey toward happiness and lasting peace. Resources http://traumaconsciousyoga.com https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/show/baltimoreannapolispsychotherapypodcast/id/6777693 Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more: https://patreon.com/TherapyChat - members get special perks and swag too! Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button. Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here. Podcast Produced by Pete Bailey - http://petebailey.net/audio
September 21, 2018
Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today’s episode, Laura speaks with Susan Pease Banitt, LCSW about wisdom, attachment + Love in trauma therapy. Susan Pease Banitt, LCSW is a social worker, psychotherapist and author who specializes in the treatment of severe trauma and PTSD. She has worked in the field of mental health for more than four decades in diverse settings: inpatient, outpatient, and medical with adults and children, and trained in the Harvard medical teaching hospitals in Boston, MA. She is a Karuna Reiki® Master, Kripalu trained yoga teacher (RYT 200), and shamanic healer in the Celtic tradition.In addition Susan studied Past Life Regression Therapy with Dr. Brian Weiss. Susan’s book The Trauma Tool Kit: Healing PTSD From the Inside Out won several awards including; the Alumni Media Award for Written Work by Simmons College School of Social Work, the Silver Nautilus Award for Health and Healing and was runner-up at the London Book Fair in the category of Spiritual Books.  Susan speaks internationally on the psychological and holistic treatment of PTSD. Her second book: Wisdom, Attachment and Love in Trauma Therapy: Beyond Evidence-Based Practice  has just been released! Susan is passionate about helping people heal fully from even the worst traumatic histories. She believes in the power of attachment and caring in the helping relationship, and likes to carry a big metaphorical tool kit. She has done decades of her own healing work, practices meditation daily, and strives to live mindfully and with a compassionate heart in her professional and personal life. Susan is a continuous learner and is excited to bring many modalities to her healing work. She has worked on several boards of directors to support her local healing and artistic communities. She loves to laugh and in her spare time enjoys performing improvisational comedy. Susan lives and works in Portland, Oregon. She is grateful for her supportive friends, family and wise animal companions. Susan is available for individual therapy with all ages, PTSD coaching, classes, workshops, licensure supervision for social workers, Reiki, PLRT and runs a monthly PTSD support group. Resources http://www.suepeasebanitt.com Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more: https://patreon.com/TherapyChat - members get special perks and swag too! Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button. Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here.
September 14, 2018
Welcome to episode 151 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. Today, Laura revists her interview with Dr. Richard Schwartz.   Richard Schwartz earned his Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Purdue University, after which he began a long association with the Institute for Juvenile Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and more recently at The Family Institute at Northwestern University, attaining the status of Associate Professor at both institutions. He is coauthor, with Michael Nichols, of Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods, the most widely used family therapy text in the United States. Dr. Schwartz developed Internal Family Systems in response to clients' descriptions of experiencing various parts–many extreme–within themselves. He noticed that when these parts felt safe and had their concerns addressed, they were less disruptive and would accede to the wise leadership of what Dr. Schwartz came to call the "Self." In developing IFS, he recognized that, as in systemic family theory, parts take on characteristic roles that help define the inner world of the client. The coordinating Self, which embodies qualities of confidence, openness, and compassion, acts as a center around which the various parts constellate. Because IFS locates the source of healing within the client, the therapist is freed to focus on guiding the client's access to his or her true Self and supporting the client in harnessing its wisdom. This approach makes IFS a non-pathologizing, hopeful framework within which to practice psychotherapy. It provides an alternative understanding of psychic functioning and healing that allows for innovative techniques in relieving clients' symptoms and suffering. In 2000, Richard Schwartz founded The Center for Self Leadership in Oak Park, Illinois. CSL offers three levels of IFS training, national and international workshops for both professionals and the general public, an annual conference, publications, and video resources of Dr. Schwartz's work through its website at www.selfleadership.org. Dr. Schwartz is a featured speaker for many national psychotherapy organizations and a fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and he serves on the editorial boards of four professional journals. He has published four books and over fifty articles about IFS. His books include Internal Family Systems Therapy, Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model, and The Mosaic Mind (with Regina Goulding), as well as Metaframeworks (with Doug Breunlin and Betty Karrer). His most recent book is about using IFS with couples, titled You Are The One You've Been Waiting For, under the Trailheads imprint of The Center for Self Leadership. Dr. Schwartz lives and practices in Brookline, MA. Resources: https://www.selfleadership.org   Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more: https://patreon.com/TherapyChat - members get special perks and swag too! Register now for the next Daring Way™ and Relational Equine Assisted Learning retreat: https://laurareaganlcswc.com/retreat Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button. Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here. Podcast Produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio
September 7, 2018
Welcome to episode 150 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. Today I’m revisiting my interview with Sarah Peyton. Sarah Peyton, international speaker and facilitator, has a passion for weaving together neuroscience knowledge and experiences of healing that unify people with their brains and bodies. Sarah makes Interpersonal Neurobiology research available for our embodied brains to use in living at peace with ourselves. Funny, touching, and filled with personal stories and up-to-date research on our nervous systems and how they interact with each other, her presentations change lives and invite self-acceptance and self-compassion. Sarah offers healing experiences of hearing ourselves and others deeply (using the precision and resonant language that come alive in the long-term study of Nonviolent communication) and 3D body-centered explorations of families over generations (through family constellation work.) Sarah is a CNVC Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication;  an experienced facilitator of Family Constellation work; speaks and writes internationally on the confluence of NVC, Constellation work, and the world of neuroscience research; guest lectures at the International Systemic Constellations Association (ISCA) Intensive at Bernried, Germany ('14, '15, '16); has been a regular contributor to the Global Association of Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies (GAINS) journal and currently contributes to The Knowing Field journal. In 2015 she published a chapter on Constellations and Health in the German book, Salutogenesis, edited by Stephan Hausner. Resources: http://empathybrain.com https://www.yourresonantself.com Please consider supporting Therapy Chat by becoming a member on Patreon! Just $1 a month would make a huge impact to keep Therapy Chat going strong! To learn more: https://patreon.com/TherapyChat - members get special perks and swag too! Register now for the next Daring Way™ and Relational Equine Assisted Learning retreat: https://laurareaganlcswc.com/retreat Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button. Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here. Podcast Produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio
August 31, 2018
Welcome to episode 149 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. Today Laura revisits her chat with Dr. Pat Ogden about bottom-up processing using sensorimotor psychotherapy.
August 24, 2018
Welcome to episode 148 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. This week's episode features Laura revisiting her interview with Dr. Gabor Maté. Dr. Maté is the co-founder of Compassion for Addiction, a new non-profit that focuses on addiction. He is also an advisor of Drugs over Dinner.
August 17, 2018
Interview with Buddhist Psychologist and student of Thich Nhat Hahn Tim Ambrose Desmond, LMFT.
August 10, 2018
Welcome to episode 146 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. This week Laura re-visits the issue of when your partner doesn't understand trauma.
August 3, 2018
Welcome to episode 145 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. This week Laura re-visits her interview with Deirdre Fay, MSW, LICSW, who integrates trauma and attachment theory with yoga and meditation in embodiment.
July 27, 2018
Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today’s episode host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C re-visits her interview with Stuart Fensterheim, LCSW Stuart is a clinical social worker in Scottsdale, Arizona, practicing with couples using Sue Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) which is an attachment-based couples therapy method.
July 20, 2018
Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today’s episode host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C re-visits her interview with Rebecca Wong, LCSW-R.
July 13, 2018
Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today’s episode host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C re-visits her interview with Amy Sugeno, LCSW. Amy is a clinical social worker in private practice who specializes in working with survivors of trauma related to attachment, particularly related to adoption.
July 6, 2018
Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today’s episode, Laura speaks with trauma specialist and EMDR trained clinician Nityda Gessel.
June 29, 2018
Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today’s episode, Laura speaks with Sharon Martin, LCSW. Sharon is a licensed therapist, counselor, and mental health and wellness writer based in San Jose, CA. She has spent 20 years providing counseling, therapy, and clinical supervision. Sharon has built a specialized private practice that reflects her belief that you matter, and you can love yourself, heal, be empowered, speak your truth, and create a life you love. Listen for Sharon’s incredible insights on life, well-being and much more! Resources https://livewellwithsharonmartin.com Register now for the next Daring Way™ and Relational Equine Assisted Learning retreat: https://laurareaganlcswc.com/retreat Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button. Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here.
June 22, 2018
Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today’s episode, Laura speaks in person with Charlotte Hiler Easley.
June 15, 2018
Welcome to episode 138 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. This week, we speak with Rebecca E. Williams, PhD and Julie S. Kraft, MA, LMFT, about their new book The Gift of Recovery: Mindfulness Skills for Living Joyfully Beyond Addiction.
June 8, 2018
*Warning, explicit episode* Welcome to episode 137 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. This week, we speak with Tamara Powell, LMHC about spiritual bypass. Tamara is the owner of Arya Therapy Services, the now global phenomenon in holistic health and healing. She is also the founder of Tales from a Trapezoid dedicated to the more raw and edgier side of life, working with those who may often feel like a trapezoid in a world full of circles. Tamara also hosts her own podcast Sacred Psychology, where through stories and interviews, she takes listeners behind the veil of counseling into erotic, relational, and spiritual diversity, uncovering how to accomplish mankind’s greatest challenge – finding purpose and passion no matter the worldview or proclivity. Resources Find Tamara at: https://aryatherapy.com https://aryatherapy.com/about-the-podcast (Sacred Psychology Podcast) https://talesfromatrapezoid.com https://www.facebook.com/talesfromatrapezoid Become a member of Therapy Chat by joining me on Patreon: https://patreon.com/TherapyChat  Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button. Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here.
June 1, 2018
Welcome to episode 136 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. This week, we speak with Paula Scatoloni, LCSW, CEDS, SEP and Rachel Lewis-Marlow, MS, EdS, LPC, LMBT about embodied recovery. Paula is a somatic-based psychotherapist, Certified Eating Disorders Specialist, and Somatic Experiencing™ practitioner in Durham, NC. She has a private practice in Chapel Hill, NC and has worked in the field of eating disorders for over two decades. Prior to developing Embodied Recovery, Paula co-developed the first intensive outpatient program for eating disorders with Dr. Anita Johnston author, Eating In the Light of the Moon. She also served as the Eating Disorder Coordinator at Duke University for nine years where she developed campus policies and managed a multidisciplinary treatment team. She is a certified Shake Your Soul ® instructor and has provided mindful movement classes at Carolina House Treatment Center. Paula has taught extensively on the etiology and treatment of eating disorders through classes, workshops, professional trainings, and conferences.  She is currently an SEP assistant and session provider.  She has training in Bodywork and Somatic Education (BASE) and additional models for somatic work with developmental trauma.   She is a faculty member at the NC Center for Resiliency in Chapel Hill, NC and has been collaborating with researchers for the past four years to develop a study on the efficacy of somatic therapy within the eating disorder population.  Rachel is a somatically integrative psychotherapist, dually licensed in counseling and therapeutic massage and bodywork. She is a Certified Advanced Practitioner in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and has advanced training and 25 + years of experience in diverse somatic therapies including Craniosacral Therapy, Energetic Osteopathy, Oncology massage and Aromatherapy. Rachel worked as a primary therapist at Carolina House for 4 years. There she developed the Embodying Recovery group therapy protocol which formed the basis for her contribution to the EMBODIED RECOVERY treatment model.  Rachel is a private consultant to eating disorders treatment facilities. She provides ongoing training and supervision to clinical and support staff in the programmatic implementation of the embodied recovery model. She is currently consulting for Carolina House in their residential, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient treatment programs.  In her private practice in Chapel Hill, NC, Rachel works with trauma, eating disorders, and dissociative disorders.  She has extensive experience as a teacher and presenter, focusing on accessing the body’s unique capacity to give voice to the subconscious and to lay the foundation for healing and maintaining psychological and physical health. Resources https://embodiedrecovery.org Become a member of Therapy Chat by joining me on Patreon: https://patreon.com/TherapyChat  Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button. Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here.
May 15, 2018
Welcome to episode 135 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. This week, we have a very interesting guest in Dr. Natalie Feinblatt who speaks to us all about cults and how they work.
May 4, 2018
Welcome to episode 134 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. This week, we’re delighted to welcome back Hilary Jacobs Hendel, LCSW. In this episode, Hilary speaks to me all about her amazing new book “It’s Not Always Depression”. Hilary grew up in New York City in a culture of "mind over matter." Raised by a psychiatrist and a guidance counselor, family time included analyzing her thoughts and dreams. Feelings were rarely mentioned (except perhaps to discuss how to get rid of them!) She thought she had total control over my emotions. Now she wants to share what she (and many psychotherapists and researchers) know about the new science of emotions. She wants others to learn what she had the good fortune to learn: that core emotions provide a path to physical and psychological well-being. Resources http://www.hilaryjacobshendel.com https://www.facebook.com/AuthorHilaryJacobsHendel Become a member of Therapy Chat by joining me on Patreon: https://patreon.com/TherapyChat  Register now for the next Daring Way™ and Relational Equine Assisted Learning retreat: https://laurareaganlcswc.com/retreat Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button. Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here.
April 27, 2018
Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today’s episode, as we lead up to the next Daring Way, Laura Reagan, LCSW-C re-visits her interview with Charlotte Hiler Easley, LCSW.
April 22, 2018
Welcome to this special Sexual Assault Awareness Month Episode! I'm sharing two episodes from early in Therapy Chat's life on the issue of sexual assault. After the #MeToo movement, founded by Tarana Burke, ignited on social media over the past year, the general public began to understand what most women and many men already knew: sexual violence can affect anyone, and its effects are deep and longlasting. This is a problem in our culture which can be ended, but not without everyone gaining awareness. Statistics indicate that one in four women and one in six men will be sexually assaulted during their lifetime. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a great time to learn more about this important issue. Here's an article from the New York Times about why Tarana Burke started this movement: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/20/us/me-too-movement-tarana-burke.html What you’ll hear in this episode: Two types of sexual assault are Childhood Sexual Abuse (to be covered in a later episode) and Sexual Assault/Rape not involving a child. This is our focus today. If you are assaulted, you have several options to consider: Call a Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline. Visit the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network at www.rainn.org. Most hospitals provide a forensic evidence exam at no cost to you, within 120 hours of the assault. Your state's sexual assault coalition can give you a list of hospitals with forensic programs. It is your personal decision whether or not to report the assault to the police and you can usually receive an evidence collection exam without reporting to police. The victim should tell someone who will be supportive. Visit www.evawintl.org (End Violence Against Women International.) Check out their “Start by Believing” campaign. The US military and most colleges/universities have separate options for reporting sexual assault. Keep in mind that the civil legal process is another option outside the criminal investigation; a settlement can be obtained without bringing criminal charges. The Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Abuse (MCASA) is an outstanding resource for survivors. http://www.mcasa.org/ Find a Sexual Assault Crisis Center Directory at www.centers.rainn.org. There are some common reactions of victims following sexual abuse. Find a comprehensive list at www.musc.edu.  There are many community events across the country in April to bring awareness to sexual assault. Some events include The Clothesline Project, The Monument Quilt, Performances of The Vagina Monologues (find info at: www.vday.org), Take Back the Night, and Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.  This is Part 2 of a series about Sexual Assault Awareness, and today’s focus is on Childhood Sexual Abuse. Let’s jump right into our topic! What you’ll hear in this episode: Childhood Sexual Abuse is “a form of child abuse including sexual activity with a minor who is not capable of consenting.” Remember that a child CANNOT give consent to sexual activity! Childhood Sexual Abuse is not always physical contact, but can include digital/online interaction, fondling, exhibitionism, child pornography, sex trafficking, and much more. In 93% of cases, the sexual abuser of a child is someone known to the child or the family. Most statistics under-represent the frequency of occurrence, but data indicates 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys will be sexually abused during childhood. Up to 20% of adult females and 5-10% of adult males have been sexually abused during childhood. There is an increased risk of sexual assault later in life when a child has had their boundaries violated in this way. Most offenders are male, with about 33% being juveniles. There is often a “grooming process” used by the abuser to draw the child into a sexual relationship, and usually, the abuser will fill roles of trust and value in the victim’s family. This makes it harder for children to come forward and makes them more likely to believe they are responsible for the abuse The effects of childhood sexual abuse can include emotional problems, mental health issues, behavioral problems, and academic problems. The effects can also include PTSD, depression, anxiety, suicide, and eating disorders. Many times these behaviors are not recognized as signs of sexual abuse. Protect children by showing interest in their lives, knowing the people in their lives, and knowing caregivers especially well. Background checks and the sex offender registry are NOT foolproof. Know how to ask questions to the child and how to respond without judgment and blame. Report abuse to the police and, if applicable, to Child Protective Services. Call the Child Help National Abuse Hotline: 1-800-422-4453 Help is available at sexual abuse crisis centers. Visit centers.rainn.org and search by zip code. When seeking a therapist look for one with specific training in the field of sexual abuse. Not all therapists are qualified to help in all areas. The therapist should have knowledge and experience in developmental trauma. Other resources include: victimsofcrime.org and www.rainn.org. Call the National Sexual Assault Hotline 24/7 to speak to someone who can help you if you need someone to talk to after listening to this episode. The phone number (US Only) is: 1-800-656-4673 The RAINN chat hotline is available at: https://hotline.rainn.org/online/terms-of-service.jsp Other Notes:  Register for the Authentic Self Two Day Retreat with Charlotte Hiler Easley, LCSW and Laura Reagan, LCSW-C at: https://laurareaganlcswc.com/retreat
April 13, 2018
Welcome to episode 131 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. This week’s guest features Anna Seewald who talks about why parenting is so hard.
April 6, 2018
Welcome to episode 130 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. This week’s guest features Lanie Smith who talks about spirituality as burnout prevention using eco-art therapy.
March 30, 2018
Welcome to episode 129 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. This week’s guest features Xanthia Johnson. She is the founder of Urban Playology in Washington, DC. Urban Playology provides psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families. In this episode, you will hear Xanthia discuss representation and connection via expressive arts.
March 23, 2018
Welcome to episode 128 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. Today Laura speaks to David Treleaven, PhD.
March 16, 2018
Welcome to episode 127 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. Today Laura speaks to Lynn Fraser about mindfulness & somatic work in healing trauma.
March 9, 2018
Welcome to episode 126 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. Today Laura speaks to Dr. Maelisa Hall about how much is too much for a therapist to share in a session?
March 2, 2018
Welcome to episode 125 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. Today Laura speaks to Dr. Loretta Pyles about her work and new book “Healing Justice”.
February 23, 2018
Welcome to episode 124 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. Today Laura welcomes back Dr. Leslie Korn.   Dr. Leslie Korn has had a bi-lingual (Eng/Span) clinical practice since 1977 and providing over 50,000 hours of integrative health care to people with a diverse range of health problems in both urban and rural settings.
February 16, 2018
Welcome to episode 123 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. Today Laura speaks to Julia Alexander, LMSW, M.Ed.
February 9, 2018
Welcome to episode 122 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. Today Laura has a deeper discussion about intimate partner violence.
February 1, 2018
Hey all! I'm not releasing a new episode the week of February 1, because I'm busy working on my Q&A episode series which will start next week with Elizabeth's question about my interview with Tamara Hill on Trauma Bonding.  I'll miss you but please join us in the Therapy Chat Facebook group! To join, request to join on FB here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TherapyChat/  and then sign up for the Therapy Chat e-mail list! You'll then be added to the group. Talk to you soon! New episode February 8th!  
January 26, 2018
Welcome to episode 121 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. Today Laura speaks about bottom-up processing using sensorimotor psychotherapy with Dr. Pat Ogden.
January 19, 2018
Welcome to episode 120 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. Today is a solo episode where I’m continuing the conversation on from episode 117 about Parts Work. Resources: IFS website for resources I mentioned: https://selfleadership.org/ifs-store.html Interview with Renee Beck on the Shadow: http://traffic.libsyn.com/baltimoreannapolispsychotherapypodcast/Renee_Beck.mp3 Interview with Lourdes Viado on the Shadow: http://traffic.libsyn.com/baltimoreannapolispsychotherapypodcast/Lourdes_interview.mp3 Interview with Keri Nola on the Shadow: http://traffic.libsyn.com/baltimoreannapolispsychotherapypodcast/Keri_Nola_Shadow.mp3 Poem: The Guest House by Rumi The Ferentz Institute: http://theferentzinstitute.com Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button. Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here. Visit Therapy Chat website at Http://therapychatpodcast.com and send host Laura Reagan a voice message letting her know what you think of Therapy Chat! Did you like this episode? Did you dislike it? Let her know!
January 6, 2018
New Year's episode on resolutions vs. intentions and what's coming in 2018 on Therapy Chat!
December 23, 2017
Feeling holly-jolly? Maybe not so much. In this episode of the Baltimore Annapolis Psychotherapy Podcast host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C discusses three reasons why for some of us the holidays can be the most stressful time of the year.
December 15, 2017
Welcome to episode 117 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. I’m delighted to have as my guest today, Dr. Richard Schwartz.
December 8, 2017
Welcome to episode 116 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. I’m delighted to have as my guest today, Sarah Peyton.
November 30, 2017
Welcome to episode 115 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. I’m delighted to welcome back Kyle Davies this week for part two of our conversation on connecting with your true self.
November 24, 2017
Have you ever wondered about Shamanism? Dr. Carmen Roman is a psychologist from Mexico who now practices in California, and she explains how she developed an interest in this work.
November 17, 2017
Interview with Melissa Divaris Thompson on the realities of pregnancy and motherhood that most people never talk about.
November 9, 2017
An interview with chronic pain expert Daniela Paolone, LMFT of Westlake Village Counseling.
November 3, 2017
Interview with Dr. Jonice Webb on her new book, Running On Empty No More about repairing relationships affected by Childhood Emotional Neglect.
October 27, 2017
Welcome to episode 110 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. My guest this week is Kyle Davies.
October 20, 2017
Welcome to episode 109 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. My guest this week is Beth Medina.
October 13, 2017
Welcome to episode 108 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. My guest this week is Dr. Carmen Roman.
October 6, 2017
Welcome to episode 107 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. My guest this week is Tamara Hill.
September 29, 2017
Interview with Buddhist Psychologist and student of Thich Nhat Hahn Tim Ambrose Desmond, LMFT.
September 22, 2017
Laura Regan hosts a solo episode to tackle the issue of when your partner doesn't understand trauma.
September 19, 2017
Bonus Episode for Suicide Awareness & Prevention Month! Replay of Laura's interview with Dr. Jonathan Singer, host of the Social Work Podcast, professor at Loyola University in Chicago, and co-author of the book, "Suicide in Schools" which details how communities can address the issue of suicide. Welcome back to Therapy Chat! Today’s topic is a serious one, and something that needs to be talked about, although most of us would rather not think about it. September is Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month, and host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C recorded this special episode to honor a friend’s brother who died by suicide almost 3 years ago. Today Laura interviews someone who has worked for years in the field of suicide prevention. Jonathan B. Singer, PhD is podcaster, a social work professor at Loyola University in Chicago and one of the co-authors of the book “Suicide in Schools: A Practitioner’s Guide to Multi-Level Prevention, Assessment, Intervention and Postvention.” This book is a guide for schools and communities, as well as families, to understand what we can all do to make a difference in the problem of suicide which plagues the United States. Jonathan shares some shocking statistics about the problem of suicide – how often it happens and who is most at risk. He describes specific things schools and communities can do to prevent suicide and to support a person who is feeling suicidal. He also talks about how schools can develop crisis plans to put into action when a school community member dies by suicide. Our community has been affected by suicide far too often. One person dying by suicide is too many, but the numbers are much higher than that. This episode may inspire you to take action to make a difference in your community to reduce suicide. And host Laura Reagan invites you to make a donation in honor of Nick Moothart by visiting the Team Nick fundraising page for the Annapolis Out of the Darkness Walk, hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).   Click here to make a donation to Team Nick   Click here to make a donation to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention   Listen to the Social Work Podcast here   Learn more and order Suicide in Schools: A Practitioner’s Guide here.   Learn more about Jonathan B. Singer, PhD here   Visit Therapy Chat website at Http://therapychatpodcast.com and send host Laura Reagan a voice message letting her know what you think of Therapy Chat! Did you like this episode? Did you dislike it? Let her know!   Thank you for listening!
September 15, 2017
Welcome to episode 103 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. My guest this week is Valerie Martin (LCSW, RYT, CSAT Candidate) who is a psychotherapist and yoga instructor in Nashville, TN.
September 8, 2017
In Episode 102, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews Krista Verrastro, RDT, a Maryland drama therapist. Krista is one of only six hundred-plus drama therapists in the United States. She explains what drama therapy is, how she got involved with it, and how she uses it in her practice.
September 1, 2017
Episode 101 of Therapy Chat is the last in the "Best Of Therapy Chat" segment. Our number one most popular episode is the interview with Stuart Fensterheim, the Couples Expert! Stuart talks about how our attachment style affects our adult relationships.  Welcome to episode 62 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. This is the third episode in the trauma and attachment series featuring Stuart Fensterheim, LCSW. Stuart is a clinical social worker in Scottsdale, Arizona, practicing with couples using Sue Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) which is an attachment-based couples therapy method.  In the episode, Stuart talks about how he works on making connections with couples and how our childhood attachment affects the way we show up in relationships as adults. He also touches upon John Bowlby's Attachment Theory, which focuses on your relationship with your primary caretaker and how it influences everything through your life. To make sense of this theory, he talks further about the relationship young babies have with their caretaker, avoiding failure to thrive and how the needs of a young baby to experience touch and closeness, continue with us throughout our adult life. Resources http://www.thecouplesexpertscottsdale.com http://www.thecouplesexpertscottsdale.com/podcasts http://www.iceeft.com http://www.simplypsychology.org/bowlby.html Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes! You can get a free month of TherapyNotes plus 10% off for a year using the code CHAT17 ! Visit https://therapynotes.com to sign up! Or just click here to get the 10% discount for 12 months! Visit Therapy Chat website at Http://therapychatpodcast.com and send host Laura Reagan a voice message letting her know what you think of Therapy Chat! Did you like this episode? Did you dislike it? Let her know!
August 30, 2017
Welcome to episode 100 (woohoo!) of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. In this episode, we hear from listeners about what they enjoy about the podcast, favorite episodes and more.
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