• 434: Shame As An Adaptation To Trauma + Attachment Wounds with Dr. Janina Fisher

    This week's episode is the fourth of five live interviews recorded live at Psychotherapy Networker Symposium in March. This week's guest is someone I have admired and learned from for years, Dr. Janina Fisher! Janina Fisher was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Networker this year.

    I was so honored to be able to sit down with her face to face to discuss a topic she spoke about at the conference, the challenge of how shame shows up in our lives and can present obstacles along our healing paths. I shared some of my observations from my own lived experience of the insidious way shame can creep in without us even realizing its impact, and Janina spoke about shame as a somatic adaptation, and how trauma therapists can work with shame effectively to help clients who are unconsciously operating and responding from that space.

    I was so grateful to speak with this amazing teacher who has done so much for the field of trauma therapy over more than 30 years! Because of some tech issues, this is a shorter episode than usual. Many valuable nuggets for therapists and anyone who wants to understand how shame can insidiously take over and get in the way of how we want to live our lives!

    Learn about Janina Fisher's work at her website: https://janinafisher.com/

    Register for Janina's TIST training

    Check out Janina Fisher's trainings and other offerings related to trauma, attachment and shame via the PESI/Psychotherapy Networker partner page and get special discounts

    TIME SENSITIVE INFO FOR TRAUMA THERAPISTS: 

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    The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an EMDRIA-approved EMDR Therapy training institute created by Dr. Jamie Marich, a clinician and author who is on a mission to confront stigma around mental health, trauma, and dissociation.

    They’re offering a special discount to Therapy Chat listeners! Save 15% on any of their courses or CE programs including EMDR basic training until the end of 2024. Go to instituteforcreativemindfulness.com and use promo code: 15OffForListeners

    Thank you to TherapyNotes for sponsoring this week’s episode! TherapyNotes makes billing, scheduling, notetaking, and telehealth incredibly easy. And now, for all you prescribers out there, TherapyNotes is proudly introducing E-prescribe! Try it today with no strings attached, and see why everyone is switching toTherapyNotes, now featuring E-prescribe! Use promo code “chat” at www.therapynotes.com to receive 2 FREE months of TherapyNotes!!

    Join the TTN e-mail list to learn what's coming up in 2024 with Therapy Chat, Trauma Chat and Trauma Therapist Network and get my free PDF 5 Common Mistakes People Make When Searching For A Trauma Therapist here!

    Find my most frequently recommended resources for learning about trauma here – includes recommended books and trainings.

    Find a trauma therapist near you via findtraumatherapy.com! We believe that trauma is real, healing is possible and help is available at Trauma Therapist Network. 

    Love Therapy Chat? Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and subscribe where you listen to your podcasts! Thank you!

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    23m - May 24, 2024
  • 433: Decolonizing Mental Health With Dr. Shawna Murray-Browne

    This week's episode, recorded live at Psychotherapy Networker in March, features a very special guest: Dr. Shawna Murray Browne, LCSW-C. I was so fortunate to spend time with Shawna as she spoke about what the process of decolonization and reconnecting to the land can look like. Her course, Decolonizing Therapy for Black Folks, was so deeply impactful for me, and I barely scratched the surface of it beginning four years ago. In our conversation we both shared about our personal experiences during our journeys toward decolonization, touching on many meaningful milestones along the way. I deeply admire Dr. Shawna Murray Browne, LCSW-C and I hope you will be equally inspired when you listen to or watch this episode of Therapy Chat. 

    Listen to our conversation to learn about Shawna's training program in her Liberatory framework teaching therapists to recognize how our field is influenced by colonization and what we can do to begin working from a decolonization perspective. She speaks about how trauma can be transcended through this collective healing process and how she works with leaders and organizations to decolonize their ways of practicing. She paints an optimistic and hopeful picture of the resources available to assist those who don't have the means to access therapy, and describes some of the many valuable community resources available in her home city of Baltimore.

    Learn about the School for Liberation Focused Healing: (home of DTBF and group coaching for therapists and wellness practitioners)

    Find consultation for organizations at https://kindredwellness.net

    For access to oral histories, and resources for leaders looking for support in reconnecting to the land, go to: https://shawnamurraybrowne.com

    Find Dr. Shawna on Instagram; Find Cllctivly at https://cllctivly.org/

    *Trauma Therapists*, my membership community opens for new members later in May! Add your name to the waiting list here for first access and a special discount!

    Watch this episode in video format on YouTube!

    The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an EMDRIA-approved EMDR Therapy training institute created by Dr. Jamie Marich, a clinician and author who is on a mission to confront stigma around mental health, trauma, and dissociation.

    They’re offering a special discount to Therapy Chat listeners! Save 15% on any of their courses or CE programs including EMDR basic training until the end of 2024. Go to instituteforcreativemindfulness.com and use promo code: 15OffForListeners

    Thank you to TherapyNotes for sponsoring this week’s episode! TherapyNotes makes billing, scheduling, notetaking, and telehealth incredibly easy. And now, for all you prescribers out there, TherapyNotes is proudly introducing E-prescribe! Try it today with no strings attached, and see why everyone is switching toTherapyNotes, now featuring E-prescribe! Use promo code “chat” at www.therapynotes.com to receive 2 FREE months of TherapyNotes!!

    Join the TTN e-mail list to learn what's coming up in 2024 with Therapy Chat, Trauma Chat and Trauma Therapist Network and get my free PDF 5 Common Mistakes People Make When Searching For A Trauma Therapist here!

    Find my most frequently recommended resources for learning about trauma here – includes recommended books and trainings.

    Find a trauma therapist near you via findtraumatherapy.com! We believe that trauma is real, healing is possible and help is available at Trauma Therapist Network. 

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    36m - May 20, 2024
  • 432: Healing Trauma Through Yoga + Somatic Psychotherapy - With Dr. Arielle Schwartz

    This week's episode is the second in the live episodes recorded at Psychotherapy Networker back in March - my guest today is Dr. Arielle Schwartz! We talked about our own healing journeys, how yoga can help trauma survivors with embodiment, integrative therapies, and much more. Be sure to check out the link in the show notes for special partner discounts on Arielle's many offerings through PESI! 

    Dr. Arielle Schwartz is a clinical psychologist and leading voice in the healing of trauma. She is an internationally sought-out teacher and author of seven books including The Complex PTSD Workbook, The Post-Traumatic Growth Guidebook, EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology, and Applied Polyvagal Theory in Yoga. As the founder of the Center for Resilience Informed Therapy, she offers a mind-body approach to therapy for trauma and informational mental health and wellness updates through her writing, public speaking, social media presence, and blog. She believes that the journey of trauma recovery is an awakening of the spiritual heart.

    Check out Arielle's trainings and other offerings related to somatic psychology via the PESI/Psychotherapy Networker partner page and get special discounts

    Find Arielle Schwartz online at https://drarielleschwartz.com/ 

    Arielle has an in person workshop coming up in North Carolina at the Art of Living. Learn more and register here!

    Trauma Therapists, my membership community opens for new members later in May! Add your name to the waiting list here for first access and a special discount!

    Watch this episode in video format on YouTube!

    The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an EMDRIA-approved EMDR Therapy training institute created by Dr. Jamie Marich, a clinician and author who is on a mission to confront stigma around mental health, trauma, and dissociation.

    They’re offering a special discount to Therapy Chat listeners! Save 15% on any of their courses or CE programs including EMDR basic training until the end of 2024. Go to instituteforcreativemindfulness.com and use promo code: 15OffForListeners

    Thank you to TherapyNotes for sponsoring this week’s episode! TherapyNotes makes billing, scheduling, notetaking, and telehealth incredibly easy. And now, for all you prescribers out there, TherapyNotes is proudly introducing E-prescribe! Try it today with no strings attached, and see why everyone is switching toTherapyNotes, now featuring E-prescribe! Use promo code “chat” at www.therapynotes.com to receive 2 FREE months of TherapyNotes!!

    Join the TTN e-mail list to learn what's coming up in 2024 with Therapy Chat, Trauma Chat and Trauma Therapist Network and get my free PDF 5 Common Mistakes People Make When Searching For A Trauma Therapist here!

    Find my most frequently recommended resources for learning about trauma here – includes recommended books and trainings.

    Find a trauma therapist near you via findtraumatherapy.com! We believe that trauma is real, healing is possible and help is available at Trauma Therapist Network. 

    Love Therapy Chat? Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and subscribe where you listen to your podcasts! Thank you!

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    43m - May 10, 2024
  • 431: Clinical Hypnosis in Trauma Therapy - With Courtney Armstrong

    This week on Therapy Chat you'll hear the first of 5 conversations recorded live at Psychotherapy Networker in March! My guest this week is the delightful Courtney Armstrong, LPC, an expert in trauma-informed clinical hypnosis. Listen in as Courtney demystifies this topic and explains how trauma informed clinical hypnosis can support therapists in practicing more authentically for better therapeutic outcomes. Therapists, be sure to check out the link in the show notes where in partnership with PESI/Psychotherapy Networker, many of Courtney's home study courses are offered at a discounted price. 

    With over 25 years of experience, Courtney Armstrong, LPC is a licensed professional counselor and the founder of the Institute for Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy. She’s certified by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, is the mastermind behind the clinical hypnosis training program for the US Veterans Administration and has trained countless clinicians globally. Courtney's bestselling books, “Rethinking Trauma Treatment,” “The Therapeutic Aha!,” and “Transforming Traumatic Grief,' showcase her expertise in helping clients reclaim resilience after trauma. From national television to the stage at the Psychotherapy Networker, Symposium, she's been a go-to expert on trauma-informed clinical hypnosis. 

    Check out Courtney's trainings in trauma informed clinical hypnosis via the PESI/Psychotherapy Networker partner page and get special discounts! 

    Find Courtney online at https://realworldtherapy.com and https://traumainformedhypnotherapy.com

    Watch this episode in video format on YouTube!

    The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an EMDRIA-approved EMDR Therapy training institute created by Dr. Jamie Marich, a clinician and author who is on a mission to confront stigma around mental health, trauma, and dissociation.

    They’re offering a special discount to Therapy Chat listeners! Save 15% on any of their courses or CE programs including EMDR basic training until the end of 2024. Go to instituteforcreativemindfulness.com and use promo code: 15OffForListeners

    Thank you to TherapyNotes for sponsoring this week’s episode! TherapyNotes makes billing, scheduling, notetaking, and telehealth incredibly easy. And now, for all you prescribers out there, TherapyNotes is proudly introducing E-prescribe! Try it today with no strings attached, and see why everyone is switching toTherapyNotes, now featuring E-prescribe! Use promo code “chat” at www.therapynotes.com to receive 2 FREE months of TherapyNotes!!

    Join the TTN e-mail list to learn what's coming up in 2024 with Therapy Chat, Trauma Chat and Trauma Therapist Network and get my free PDF 5 Common Mistakes People Make When Searching For A Trauma Therapist here!

    Find my most frequently recommended resources for learning about trauma here – includes recommended books and trainings.

    Find a trauma therapist near you via findtraumatherapy.com! We believe that trauma is real, healing is possible and help is available at Trauma Therapist Network. 

    Love Therapy Chat? Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and subscribe where you listen to your podcasts! Thank you!

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    1h 3m - May 3, 2024
  • 430: Therapists And Toxic Business Relationships - With Kelly Higdon + Miranda Palmer

    Therapists - are you in a toxic business relationship? This week I'm covering why many therapy practices are struggling to stay afloat. Kelly Higdon, LMFT and Miranda Palmer, LMFT are two therapists and business coaches who co-own ZynnyMe and lead Business School for Therapists.

    They've been keeping up with the factors affecting therapist wellbeing for years! In our conversation we discuss how therapists and clients are being misled and mistreated by companies that don't have our best interests in mind. If you've unwittingly entered into a toxic relationship with an abusive business entity, you'll want to listen to this episode and take back your power!

    Some of the topics we covered in this episode:

    • Tech companies offering mental health treatment that is misaligned with therapist ethics and best practices, with potential HIPAA (and other) liability passed on to the therapist;


    • Insurance companies and the companies that negotiate their fees making huge profits while providers are paid less and consumers pay more for health insurance; 


    • How our field conditions us into “learned helplessness” in the face of such issues; 


    • Things therapists need to consider to protect our clients and ourselves; 


    • What we can do to challenge the ways the tech industry is “disrupting” the mental health field; and much more.


    Link to NY Times article

    Read Kelly + Miranda's blog post here 

    Kelly + Miranda's website: https://zynnyme.com

    Watch this episode on Therapy Chat's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@TherapyChatPodcast

    The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an EMDRIA-approved EMDR Therapy training institute created by Dr. Jamie Marich, a clinician and author who is on a mission to confront stigma around mental health, trauma, and dissociation.

    They’re offering a special discount to Therapy Chat listeners! Save 15% on any of their courses or CE programs including EMDR basic training until the end of 2024. Go to http://www.instituteforcreativemindfulness.com and use promo code: 15OffForListeners. 

    Thank you to TherapyNotes for sponsoring this week’s episode! TherapyNotes makes billing, scheduling, notetaking, and telehealth incredibly easy. And now, for all you prescribers out there, TherapyNotes is proudly introducing E-prescribe! Try it today with no strings attached, and see why everyone is switching toTherapyNotes, now featuring E-prescribe! Use promo code “chat” at www.therapynotes.com to receive 2 FREE months of TherapyNotes!!

    Join the TTN e-mail list to learn what's coming up in 2024 with Therapy Chat, Trauma Chat and Trauma Therapist Network and get my free PDF 5 Common Mistakes People Make When Searching For A Trauma Therapist here!

    Find my most frequently recommended resources for learning about trauma here – includes recommended books and trainings.

    Find a trauma therapist near you via https://traumatherapistnetwork.com ! We believe that trauma is real, healing is possible and help is available at Trauma Therapist Network. 

    Love Therapy Chat? Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and subscribe where you listen to your podcasts! Thank you!

    Podcast produced by Vaudeo Productions - https://vaudeoproductions.com



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    48m - Apr 26, 2024
  • 429: Traumatization + Its Aftermath: The Importance Of A Systemic Approach - With Antonieta Contreras

    This week I interviewed Antonieta Contreras about trauma therapy and the importance of a systemic approach to healing. We discussed misconceptions around trauma therapy, the importance of understanding the connection between trauma and the loss of internal equilibrium, and the role of nature, nurture, and consciousness in healing. Antonieta speaks about how she approaches therapy and how therapists can use her book, 'Traumatization and Its Aftermath,' to develop a systemic approach. Her book is packed with information on the experience of early trauma and its impact on identity development, and much more!

    Antonieta Contreras, LCSW-R, is a Gestalt trained psychotherapist in private practice in NYC and a Board member and Treasurer of the NY Association of Trauma Therapists (NYCATT). She is a consultant, supervisor and former faculty and co-director of ICP Trauma Studies Program. She is the author of the award winning book Traumatization and Its Aftermath (Routledge, 2023).

    Antonieta's website is found here.

    Find Antonieta's podcast, Ask Me About Trauma, here.

    Register for: Resilience Informed Therapy - An Integrative Somatic Approach to Trauma Recovery and get 12 CE's while learning from one of my favorite teachers, Dr. Arielle Schwartz! 

    Another of my favorite teachers, Dr. Janina Fisher, is opening enrollment to her next cohort of TIST trainees. The next cohort starts April 18th, you won't want to miss this opportunity to learn this helpful model. Receive 22.5 CE's while de-mystifying therapy when complex trauma and dissociation arise! Get all the details and register here

    Thank you to TherapyNotes for sponsoring this week’s episode! TherapyNotes makes billing, scheduling, notetaking, and telehealth incredibly easy. And now, for all you prescribers out there, TherapyNotes is proudly introducing E-prescribe! Try it today with no strings attached, and see why everyone is switching toTherapyNotes, now featuring E-prescribe! Use promo code “chat” at www.therapynotes.com to receive 2 FREE months of TherapyNotes!!

    Join the TTN e-mail list to learn what's coming up in 2024 with Therapy Chat, Trauma Chat and Trauma Therapist Network and get my free PDF 5 Common Mistakes People Make When Searching For A Trauma Therapist here!

    Find my most frequently recommended resources for learning about trauma here – includes recommended books and trainings.

    Find a trauma therapist near you via https://traumatherapistnetwork.com ! We believe that trauma is real, healing is possible and help is available at Trauma Therapist Network. 

    Love Therapy Chat? Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and subscribe where you listen to your podcasts! Thank you!

    Podcast produced by Pete Bailey – https://petebailey.net/audio



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    40m - Apr 19, 2024
  • 428: The Trauma Of PANS/PANDAS, AE + Neuroinflammation With Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge

    Therapists - there's so much important information in this conversation that you need to hear! In this conversation I spoke with Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge, who is an expert in PANS, PANDAS, and tick-borne illnesses as well as Autoimmune Encephalopathy (AE). Roseann shares about the symptoms, diagnosis, and holistic as well as allopathic treatment options for these conditions, emphasizing the importance of recognizing the sudden onset of neuropsychiatric issues without a trauma trigger while also speaking about how traumatic it can be for individuals and their families to suffer with these symptoms.

    The conversation highlights the need for therapists to be educated about these conditions, learn to support clients and find appropriate specialists to refer to for treatment of the health symptoms. The discussion sheds light on the prevalence of these illnesses and the challenges individuals face in getting proper diagnosis and treatment. Roseann also identifies how factors such as genetic mutations, nutrient deficiencies, and breaking of the blood-brain barrier can contribute to the development and worsening of these conditions. 

    Dr. Roseann is an Integrative Children’s Mental Health Expert and founder of The Global Institute of Children’s Mental Health. She is a Connecticut Certified School Psychologist, Board Certified Neurofeedback Provider (BCN), and the podcast host of the “It’s Gonna be Ok!™ with Dr. Roseann," the parenting resource for children's behavior and mental health.

    Dr. Roseann's website is found at: https://drroseann.com/

    Join Dr. Roseann's upcoming Webinar Series on PANS/PANDAS + AE which begins 4/19/24 and save $60 on your registration using promo code: THERAPY 

    Register for: Resilience Informed Therapy - An Integrative Somatic Approach to Trauma Recovery and get 12 CE's while learning from one of my favorite teachers, Dr. Arielle Schwartz! 

    Another of my favorite teachers, Dr. Janina Fisher, is opening enrollment to her next cohort of TIST trainees. The next cohort starts April 18th, you won't want to miss this opportunity to learn this helpful model. Receive 22.5 CE's while de-mystifying therapy when complex trauma and dissociation arise! Get all the details and register here

    Thank you to TherapyNotes for sponsoring this week’s episode! TherapyNotes makes billing, scheduling, notetaking, and telehealth incredibly easy. And now, for all you prescribers out there, TherapyNotes is proudly introducing E-prescribe! Try it today with no strings attached, and see why everyone is switching toTherapyNotes, now featuring E-prescribe! Use promo code “chat” at www.therapynotes.com to receive 2 FREE months of TherapyNotes!!

    Join the TTN e-mail list to learn what's coming up in 2024 with Therapy Chat, Trauma Chat and Trauma Therapist Network and get my free PDF 5 Common Mistakes People Make When Searching For A Trauma Therapist here!

    Find my most frequently recommended resources for learning about trauma here – includes recommended books and trainings.

    Find a trauma therapist near you via https://traumatherapistnetwork.com ! We believe that trauma is real, healing is possible and help is available at Trauma Therapist Network. 

    Love Therapy Chat? Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and subscribe where you listen to your podcasts! Thank you!

    Podcast produced by Pete Bailey – https://petebailey.net/audio



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    47m - Apr 12, 2024
  • 427: The Eyes Have It - Trip: Trauma Regulation + Integration Process with Monique Hoving-Smeets

    I named this episode "The Eyes Have It" to honor the fascinating connection my guest, Monique Hoving-Smeets, MFT describes between right and left eyes and awareness among parts of self in trauma work. Monique, a therapist based in Canada who specializes in complex trauma and dissociation, is the developer of the Trauma Regulation and Integration Model (TRIP). Among so many things, Monique also explores the internal attachment dynamics that can contribute to trauma and how TRIP helps to address these dynamics. She shares examples of how TRIP has been effective in treating chronic somatic symptoms and discusses ongoing research and future developments of the therapy.

    Monique Hoving-Smeets - MFT/CCC/RCC based on Vancouver Island, BC Canada, is the owmerof a private practice called RelationshipWorx and creator of the TRIP Trauma Regulation and Integration Process. In her private practice the majority of her clients present with trauma, complex trauma, religious and ritual abuse, dissociative disorders and attachment development injuries (presenting in so many different ways eg - chronic fatique, fibroymayalgia, depression, rage, perfectionism, disordered eating). Monique was born in the Netherlands, and has lived in 7 countries and considers Canada her permanent home.

    Find Monique's TRIP group for therapists on Facebook here!

    TRIP is on Instagram here!

    Register for: Resilience Informed Therapy - An Integrative Somatic Approach to Trauma Recovery and get 12 CE's while learning from one of my favorite teachers, Dr. Arielle Schwartz! 

    Another of my favorite teachers, Dr. Janina Fisher, is opening enrollment to her next cohort of TIST trainees. The next cohort starts April 18th, you won't want to miss this opportunity to learn this helpful model. Receive 22.5 CE's while de-mystifying therapy when complex trauma and dissociation arise! Get all the details and register here

    There isn't much time left - register now! The Ultimate Refresh is a 6-day, all-inclusive retreat in Costa Rica for entrepreneurs and leaders who know that burning out is not an option, hosted by my friend Melissa Wesner! Join us this April 14-19, 2024 for an opportunity to rest, relax, and build community while having the most amazing wellness experiences in the jungle. Register here: https://lifespringcounseling.net/small-business-owners-retreat-in-costa-rica and save $200 using coupon code: GUILTFREE !

    Thank you to TherapyNotes for sponsoring this week’s episode! TherapyNotes makes billing, scheduling, notetaking, and telehealth incredibly easy. And now, for all you prescribers out there, TherapyNotes is proudly introducing E-prescribe! Try it today with no strings attached, and see why everyone is switching toTherapyNotes, now featuring E-prescribe! Use promo code “chat” at www.therapynotes.com to receive 2 FREE months of TherapyNotes!!

    Join the TTN e-mail list to learn what's coming up in 2024 with Therapy Chat, Trauma Chat and Trauma Therapist Network and get my free PDF 5 Common Mistakes People Make When Searching For A Trauma Therapist here!

    Find my most frequently recommended resources for learning about trauma here – includes recommended books and trainings.

    Find a trauma therapist near you via https://traumatherapistnetwork.com ! We believe that trauma is real, healing is possible and help is available at Trauma Therapist Network. 

    Love Therapy Chat? Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and subscribe where you listen to your podcasts! Thank you!

    Podcast produced by Pete Bailey – https://petebailey.net/audio



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    51m - Apr 5, 2024
  • 426: Updating Our Understanding Of Attachment with Sue Marriott + Dr. Ann Kelley

    In this week's episode my guests are Dr. Ann Kelley and Sue Marriott, LCSW, hosts of Therapist Uncensored podcast and authors of the upcoming book, Secure Relating: Holding Your Own In An Insecure World. They discuss the importance of spreading secure relating and changing society through understanding attachment. They describe how their book challenges traditional views of attachment and proposes a spectrum of attachment patterns. We had a great conversation that I know you'll find interesting! Ann Kelley, PhD, (she/her) is a licensed psychologist in private practice, specializing in couples therapy from an integrative, attachment-based, relational framework. Sue Marriott , LCSW, CGP (she/her) has been running a private practice for over 25 years, seeing individuals and couples and leading multiple long-term psychotherapy groups.

    Find Secure Relating: Holding Your Own in An Insecure World on Amazon here

    Listen to Therapist Uncensored here. Learn about Ann & Sue's conference here.

    Register for: Resilience Informed Therapy - An Integrative Somatic Approach to Trauma Recovery and get 12 CE's while learning from one of my favorite teachers, Dr. Arielle Schwartz! 

    Another of my favorite teachers, Dr. Janina Fisher, is opening enrollment to her next cohort of TIST trainees. The next cohort starts April 18th, you won't want to miss this opportunity to learn this helpful model. Receive 22.5 CE's while de-mystifying therapy when complex trauma and dissociation arise! Get all the details and register here

    The Ultimate Refresh is a 6-day, all-inclusive retreat in Costa Rica for entrepreneurs and leaders who know that burning out is not an option, hosted by my friend Melissa Wesner! Join us this April 14-19, 2024 for an opportunity to rest, relax, and build community while having the most amazing wellness experiences in the jungle. Register here: https://lifespringcounseling.net/small-business-owners-retreat-in-costa-rica and save $200 using coupon code: GUILTFREE !

    Thank you to TherapyNotes for sponsoring this week’s episode! TherapyNotes makes billing, scheduling, notetaking, and telehealth incredibly easy. And now, for all you prescribers out there, TherapyNotes is proudly introducing E-prescribe! Try it today with no strings attached, and see why everyone is switching toTherapyNotes, now featuring E-prescribe! Use promo code “chat” at www.therapynotes.com to receive 2 FREE months of TherapyNotes!!

    Join the TTN e-mail list to learn what's coming up in 2024 with Therapy Chat, Trauma Chat and Trauma Therapist Network and get my free PDF 5 Common Mistakes People Make When Searching For A Trauma Therapist here!

    Find my most frequently recommended resources for learning about trauma here – includes recommended books and trainings.

    Find a trauma therapist near you via https://traumatherapistnetwork.com ! We believe that trauma is real, healing is possible and help is available at Trauma Therapist Network. 

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    53m - Mar 29, 2024
  • 425: The Journey Of The Wounded Healer with Dr. Peter Levine

    Today's Therapy Chat guest is Dr. Peter Levine, the developer of Somatic Experiencing, who speaks about his journey as a wounded healer. He shares that by being open about our experiences healing, our authenticity allows others to know they're not alone. None of us in the helping professions have been immune to suffering, it's a part of the universal experience of being human; and there's no shame in having experienced trauma, no matter who you are. In our conversation, Dr. Levine shares about how he developed Somatic Experiencing, and the surprising muse he found during that process. He discusses his violent childhood growing up in a family which was under threat by the mafia, and how Somatic Experiencing approaches healing from trauma "stuck" in the body.

    Learn more about Somatic Experiencing here. The Ergos Institute is here.

    Find Peter Levine's new book, Autobiography of Trauma: A Healing Journey on Amazon here.

    Register for: Resilience Informed Therapy - An Integrative Somatic Approach to Trauma Recovery and get 12 CE's while learning from one of my favorite teachers, Dr. Arielle Schwartz! 

    Another of my favorite teachers, Dr. Janina Fisher, is opening enrollment to her next cohort of TIST trainees. The next cohort starts April 18th, you won't want to miss this opportunity to learn this helpful model. Receive 22.5 CE's while de-mystifying therapy when complex trauma and dissociation arise! Get all the details and register here

    The Ultimate Refresh is a 6-day, all-inclusive retreat in Costa Rica for entrepreneurs and leaders who know that burning out is not an option, hosted by my friend Melissa Wesner! Join us this April 14-19, 2024 for an opportunity to rest, relax, and build community while having the most amazing wellness experiences in the jungle. Register here: https://lifespringcounseling.net/small-business-owners-retreat-in-costa-rica and save $200 using coupon code: GUILTFREE !

    Thank you to TherapyNotes for sponsoring this week’s episode! TherapyNotes makes billing, scheduling, notetaking, and telehealth incredibly easy. And now, for all you prescribers out there, TherapyNotes is proudly introducing E-prescribe! Try it today with no strings attached, and see why everyone is switching toTherapyNotes, now featuring E-prescribe! Use promo code “chat” at www.therapynotes.com to receive 2 FREE months of TherapyNotes!!

    Join the TTN e-mail list to learn what's coming up in 2024 with Therapy Chat, Trauma Chat and Trauma Therapist Network and get my free PDF 5 Common Mistakes People Make When Searching For A Trauma Therapist here!

    Find my most frequently recommended resources for learning about trauma here – includes recommended books and trainings.

    Find a trauma therapist near you via https://traumatherapistnetwork.com ! We believe that trauma is real, healing is possible and help is available at Trauma Therapist Network. 

    Love Therapy Chat? Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and subscribe where you listen to your podcasts! Thank you!

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    39m - Mar 21, 2024
  • 424: Healing After Betrayal Trauma with LaDonna Carey, MA

    Welcome back to Therapy Chat! Betrayal comes in many forms. One of the most common ways we think of it is when a partner has a hidden life or a side relationship they're keeping secret from their partner. Secrecy and shame can lead to broken trust and overwhelming feelings of betrayal that are not easy to recover from. If you've ever experienced the pain of betrayal, you'll want to hear my conversation with LaDonna Carey, MA!

    In our conversation, we explored the topic of betrayal trauma and how therapists can effectively help their clients heal. We talked about various forms of betrayal trauma, how attachment factors in, and what the healing process can look like. LaDonna Carey trains therapists to support survivors of betrayal trauma. She talks about her upcoming training at the Aloha Summit in Maui, discusses upcoming events and training, the contribution to rebuilding Maui, which is focused on healing and restoring the therapist community after a betrayal amidst our community which impacted hundreds of therapists and coaches - including both of us - both financially and emotionally.

    Based in Kingsport, TN, near the Smoky Mountains, LaDonna Carey is the creator of the Betrayal Recovery Center, providing services that support individuals healing from betrayal trauma through the 'Gathering Our Hearts' group. LaDonna has also authored the "Healing from Betrayal" workbook, serving as a guide to finding and redefining your Self during the rebuilding process after betrayal.

    Visit LaDonna's website; Find LaDonna on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn LaDonna has a webinar series starting in April, learn more here!

    Here's a special offer for the Aloha Summit, exclusively for my community! Learn from LaDonna Carey and other great speakers July 17-20, 2024 in beautiful Maui while supporting the rebuilding efforts there! Therapists, you can save $200 off the registration fee using coupon code: RRYYAKNN. A limited number of half price rooms are still available at the resort hotel! Sponsored by CE-GO, this event includes APA, NBCC, Social Work, LMFT and Counseling CE's. Register at www.alohasummits.com !

    You all know I love Dr. Arielle Schwartz's work. Did you know she has a course through our friends at Academy of Therapy Wisdom? Register for: Resilience Informed Therapy - An Integrative Somatic Approach to Trauma Recovery and get 12 CE's while learning from one of my favorite teachers.

    Another of my favorite teachers, Dr. Janina Fisher, is opening enrollment to her next cohort of TIST trainees. The program begins April 18th and if you're a trauma therapist, you won't want to miss this opportunity to learn this helpful model. Receive 22.5 CE's while de-mystifying therapy when complex trauma and dissociation arise! Get all the details and register here! Take your trauma therapy skills from good to great with this excellent training.

    Thank you to TherapyNotes for sponsoring this week’s episode! TherapyNotes makes billing, scheduling, notetaking, and telehealth incredibly easy. And now, for all you prescribers out there, TherapyNotes is proudly introducing E-prescribe! Try it today with no strings attached, and see why everyone is switching toTherapyNotes, now featuring E-prescribe! Use promo code “chat” at www.therapynotes.com to receive 2 FREE months of TherapyNotes!!

    Join the TTN e-mail list to learn what's coming up in 2024 with Therapy Chat, Trauma Chat and Trauma Therapist Network and get my free PDF 5 Common Mistakes People Make When Searching For A Trauma Therapist here!

    Find my most frequently recommended resources for learning about trauma here – includes recommended books and trainings.

    Find a trauma therapist near you via https://traumatherapistnetwork.com ! We believe that trauma is real, healing is possible and help is available at Trauma Therapist Network. 

    Love Therapy Chat? Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and subscribe where you listen to your podcasts! Thank you!

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    52m - Mar 14, 2024
  • 423: How Do I Set Boundaries That Stick? With Jules Taylor Shore

    Welcome back to Therapy Chat! If you've ever thought, "I know I need to set a boundary, but I don't know how to do it," or "I know what I should do/say, but why can't I seem to make myself do it?" then you'll love this episode. This week's guest, Juliane Taylor Shore, wrote the book, "Setting Boundaries That Stick: How Neurobiology Can Help You Rewire Your Brain to Help You Feel Safe, Connected and Empowered," which addresses the challenge of setting boundaries, which so many of us find confusing these days. In our conversation you'll hear Jules explain what the different types of boundaries are, how to set them and what's needed to make them stick. Jules is one of the speakers at this year's Psychotherapy Networker! Are you going? Save $50 using the link in the Show Notes!

    Juliane Taylor Shore, LMFT, LPC, SEP, is a therapist, author, and teacher who is creating spaces where people can move into more self-compassion, self-trust, empowerment, and integrity. She regularly teaches and speaks to people from all around the world and translates new understandings in neurobiology into practices that can support brain change. She came into the therapy world as a client who argued that feelings didn’t matter only to find herself all these years later having followed neuroscience to the obvious conclusion: we are really feeling and meaning making beings driven by our interdependence. She believes that embracing that reality is key to finding purpose and deep joy. She is the author of Setting Boundaries that Stick: How Neurobiology Can Help You Rewire Your Brain to Feel Safe, Connected and Empowered. She is an associate Instructor with the Coherence Institute and a core faculty member with Therapy Wisdom and Jules co-hosts Why Does My Partner...? Podcast with Rebecca Wong and Vickey Easa.

    Find Jules's website here

    Find Jules on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter + LinkedIn

    Find Why Does My Partner...? here!

    Join the TTN e-mail list to learn what's coming up in 2024 with Therapy Chat, Trauma Chat and Trauma Therapist Network and get my free PDF 5 Common Mistakes People Make When Searching For A Trauma Therapist here!

    We are accepting new clients in my therapy practice (for those located in Maryland). Learn more via our website: https://bahealing.com 

    Find a trauma therapist near you via https://traumatherapistnetwork.com ! We believe that trauma is real, healing is possible and help is available at Trauma Therapist Network. 

    Will you join me at Psychotherapy Networker Symposium in DC? It's coming up fast - the dates are March 21-24, 2024. Registration is still open, and you can get an additional $50 off with my coupon code: PARTNER50. You can join us live in person at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, DC, or virtually from anywhere. Register Now, and - something exciting is happening! I'll be live podcasting at the event - with special interviews of speakers! I hope to see you!

    Thank you to TherapyNotes for sponsoring this week’s episode! TherapyNotes makes billing, scheduling, notetaking, and telehealth incredibly easy. And now, for all you prescribers out there, TherapyNotes is proudly introducing E-prescribe! Try it today with no strings attached, and see why everyone is switching toTherapyNotes, now featuring E-prescribe! Use promo code “chat” at www.therapynotes.com to receive 2 FREE months of TherapyNotes!!

    Find my most frequently recommended resources for learning about trauma here – includes recommended books and trainings.

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    46m - Mar 8, 2024
  • 422: Women's Midlife Wellness the Naturopathic Way with Dr. Erin Kinney

    Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In this episode, the last for now in the series on women's wellness in midlife, I spoke with Dr. Erin Kinney, a naturopathic doctor in Annapolis Maryland, to discuss the connection between chronic stress and women's wellness. Dr. Kinney explained the impact of chronic stress - like developmental/childhood trauma - on our endocrine systems, affecting our hormones. I talked a bit about how this happened in my life and created a health crisis for me just around the time that Therapy Chat was born, interestingly! Erin explains that Cortisol, which we usually think of as the "stress hormone," is also responsible for our energy levels, and how we can change our relationship to cortisol by making simple lifestyle changes. Dr. Kinney explains these complex processes clearly, making this information easier for listeners to understand. 

    I also shared exciting news about the upcoming Psychotherapy Networker Symposium, where I'll be live podcasting and interviewing speakers, in partnership with PESI. It's not too late to register for the Networker, there's a link in the show notes to save $50 on your registration - and these interviews will be available for everyone, whether attending or not. Join my e-mail list and follow Therapy Chat on social media to keep up with the details!

    About today's guest: 

    Dr. Kinney is a Naturopathic Doctor, speaker, author and podcast host who helps stressed out patients improve their mood, balance their hormones and increase their energy. She is incredibly passionate about teaching her patients to understand WHY stress causes so many problems in the body and HOW they can change their response to stress so they can take back control in both their bodies and their lives. Dr. Kinney currently runs a private practice in Annapolis, Maryland where she specializes in treating patients with chronic health conditions related to hormonal and nervous system imbalances. In addition to her practice, she offers workshops, retreats and online programs.

    Find Dr. Erin Kinney's online here: https://drerinkinney.com and her clinic is at: https://thekinneyclinic.com

    Follow Dr. Kinney on social media: https://instagram.com/drkinney

    Join the TTN e-mail list to learn what's coming up in 2024 with Therapy Chat, Trauma Chat and Trauma Therapist Network and get my free PDF 5 Common Mistakes People Make When Searching For A Trauma Therapist here!

    We are accepting new clients in my therapy practice (for those located in Maryland). Learn more via our website: https://bahealing.com 

    Find a trauma therapist near you via https://traumatherapistnetwork.com ! We believe that trauma is real, healing is possible and help is available at Trauma Therapist Network. 

    Will you join me at Psychotherapy Networker Symposium in DC? It's coming up fast - the dates are March 21-24, 2024. Registration is still open, and you can get an additional $50 off with my coupon code: PARTNER50. You can join us live in person at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, DC, or virtually from anywhere. Register Now, and - something exciting is happening! I'll be live podcasting at the event - with special interviews of speakers! I hope to see you!

    Thank you to TherapyNotes for sponsoring this week’s episode! TherapyNotes makes billing, scheduling, notetaking, and telehealth incredibly easy. And now, for all you prescribers out there, TherapyNotes is proudly introducing E-prescribe! Try it today with no strings attached, and see why everyone is switching toTherapyNotes, now featuring E-prescribe! Use promo code “chat” at www.therapynotes.com to receive 2 FREE months of TherapyNotes!!

    Find my most frequently recommended resources for learning about trauma here – includes recommended books and trainings.

    Love Therapy Chat? Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and subscribe where you listen to your podcasts! Thank you!

    Podcast produced by Pete Bailey – https://petebailey.net/audio



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    51m - Mar 1, 2024
  • 421: Acupuncture for Women's Midlife Wellness with Dr. Sara Poldmae

    Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week's guest, Dr. Sara Poldmae is a licensed acupuncturist, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Doctor of Chinese Medicine. Dr. Sara discusses her approach to healing, which combines Eastern and Western medicine to help women find wellness in midlife. She emphasizes the importance of treating the root cause of symptoms and the need for a holistic approach to patient care. Sara shares her expertise in addressing hormonal imbalances and menopause symptoms. She highlights the role of acupuncture in balancing emotions and promoting overall well-being. Dr. Sara provides information about her clinics and the Rising Woman Project, a platform for empowering women in midlife. 

    Dr. Sara Poldmae, Licensed Acupuncturist, is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Her training has included over 4,000 hours in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Western Medicine Sciences. Dr. Sara also is a Certified Functional Medicine practitioner and certified yoga instructor. Dr. Sara is passionate about helping her patients to reach optimal levels of health through Acupuncture and natural health care. She has a strong focus on women’s healthcare, including fertility, PCOS, PMS and menopausal issues. Although her focus is primarily women’s health, she does enjoy working with a wide variety of complex health issues.

    Find Dr. Sara on Instagram and follow her clinic, Meadow Hill Wellness here!

    Find Sara's website here.

    Join the TTN e-mail list to learn what's coming up in 2024 with Therapy Chat, Trauma Chat and Trauma Therapist Network and get my free PDF 5 Common Mistakes People Make When Searching For A Trauma Therapist here!

    We are accepting new clients in my therapy practice (for those located in Maryland). Learn more via our website: https://bahealing.com 

    Find a trauma therapist near you via https://traumatherapistnetwork.com ! We believe that trauma is real, healing is possible and help is available at Trauma Therapist Network. 

    Will you join me at Psychotherapy Networker Symposium in DC? It's coming up fast - the dates are March 21-24, 2024. Registration is now open, and you can get an additional $50 off with my coupon code: PARTNER50. You can join us live in person at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, DC, or virtually from anywhere. Register Now, And I'm doing something exciting at the event...hope to see you!

    Thank you to TherapyNotes for sponsoring this week’s episode! TherapyNotes makes billing, scheduling, notetaking, and telehealth incredibly easy. And now, for all you prescribers out there, TherapyNotes is proudly introducing E-prescribe! Try it today with no strings attached, and see why everyone is switching toTherapyNotes, now featuring E-prescribe! Use promo code “chat” at www.therapynotes.com to receive 2 FREE months of TherapyNotes!!

    Find my most frequently recommended resources for learning about trauma here – includes recommended books and trainings.

    Love Therapy Chat? Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and subscribe where you listen to your podcasts! Thank you!

    Podcast produced by Pete Bailey – https://petebailey.net/audio



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    33m - Feb 23, 2024
  • 420: Menopause, Mood + Sex With Dr. Nazanin Moali

    Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week we're talking about a topic that has been relatively taboo until recently - but affects everyone with a uterus in some way. Welcome to a series on menopause! My guest today is Dr. Nazanin Moali, an internationally-recognized AASECT certified psychologist, educator, and host of Sexology Podcast. We talked about the impact of menopause on mental health and Nazanin shared from the sex therapist perspective. 

    We discussed the hormonal, mood and libido-related symptoms of menopause. This episode is important for every therapist to listen to and reflect on our level of comfort around speaking with clients about sex and menopause. 

    Takeaways

    • Menopause can have a significant impact on mental health and sexual well-being.
    • It is important for therapists to create a safe space for clients to discuss menopause and its effects.
    • Expanding the definition of sex and exploring different sexual experiences can help individuals navigate changes during menopause.
    • Therapists should convey their openness to discussing menopause and sexual health to help clients feel comfortable bringing up these topics.


    Find Dr. Nazanin Moali's podcast, Sexology, here

    Follow Sexology on Instagram @sexologypodcast

    Join the TTN e-mail list to learn what's coming up in 2024 with Therapy Chat, Trauma Chat and Trauma Therapist Network and get my free PDF 5 Common Mistakes People Make When Searching For A Trauma Therapist here!

    We are accepting new clients in my therapy practice (for those located in Maryland). Learn more via our website: https://bahealing.com 

    Find a trauma therapist near you via https://traumatherapistnetwork.com ! We believe that trauma is real, healing is possible and help is available at Trauma Therapist Network. 

    Will you join me at Psychotherapy Networker Symposium in DC? It's coming up fast - the dates are March 21-24, 2024. Registration is now open, and you can get an additional $50 off with my coupon code: PARTNER50. You can join us live in person at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, DC, or virtually from anywhere. Register Now, And I'm doing something exciting at the event...hope to see you!

    Thank you to TherapyNotes for sponsoring this week’s episode! TherapyNotes makes billing, scheduling, notetaking, and telehealth incredibly easy. And now, for all you prescribers out there, TherapyNotes is proudly introducing E-prescribe! Try it today with no strings attached, and see why everyone is switching toTherapyNotes, now featuring E-prescribe! Use promo code “chat” at www.therapynotes.com to receive 2 FREE months of TherapyNotes!!

    Find my most frequently recommended resources for learning about trauma here – includes recommended books and trainings.

    Love Therapy Chat? Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and subscribe where you listen to your podcasts! Thank you!

    Podcast produced by Pete Bailey – https://petebailey.net/audio



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    39m - Feb 16, 2024
  • 419: Marketing Your Practice Doesn't Have To Feel Sleazy With Jenn Fredette

    This week's episode includes a conversation with Jenn Fredette. We talked about how marketing doesn't have to be gross and make you feel ashamed of who you are. We discuss the role of attachment style in marketing and how therapists can show up authentically in their marketing efforts.

    We also explore the evolution of therapist influencers and the pressure to conform to certain marketing strategies. Jen emphasizes the importance of niching down and writing specifically to your ideal client. Overall, the conversation highlights the need for attuned marketing that reflects the therapist's true self and resonates with their ideal clients. Sound familiar? As you'll hear in an upcoming episode, I've been receiving an auditory listening program that has been healing my attachment system from the bottom up. I can attest to how differently I'm able to express myself in my marketing as a result! Jenn shares a lot of knowledge and wisdom in this conversation. I'm going back to listen again and take more notes! Here's more of what Jen shared.

    • Marketing can be authentic and grounded in who you are as a therapist.
    • Therapists should consider their attachment style and how it influences their marketing approach.
    • The pressure to conform to certain marketing strategies, such as becoming an influencer, may not be necessary or effective for all therapists.
    • Niching down and writing specifically to your ideal client can help attract the right clients and create a sense of attunement in your marketing.


    Find Jenn's copywriting services at A Thinkers Guide here

    Find Jenn's therapy practice, Therapy For Thinkers, here

    Her podcast is also called Therapy For Thinkers, and you can find it here

    Join the TTN e-mail list to learn what's coming up in 2024 with Therapy Chat, Trauma Chat and Trauma Therapist Network and get my free PDF 5 Common Mistakes People Make When Searching For A Trauma Therapist here!

    We are accepting new clients in my therapy practice (for those located in Maryland). Learn more via our website: https://bahealing.com 

    Find a trauma therapist near you via https://traumatherapistnetwork.com ! We believe that trauma is real, healing is possible and help is available at Trauma Therapist Network. 

    For 47 years, the #NetworkerSymposium has been an epic gathering of life-changing connection, creativity, and rejuvenation for therapists dedicated to creating meaningful change for clients, communities, and themselves. Save the date for next year's event: March 21-24, 2024. Priority pre-registration is now open, and you can get an additional $50 off with my coupon code: PARTNER50. Take advantage of our lowest prices and join us live in person at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, DC, or virtually from anywhere. Register Now, I'll see you there!

    Thank you to TherapyNotes for sponsoring this week’s episode! TherapyNotes makes billing, scheduling,notetaking, and telehealth incredibly easy. And now, for all you prescribers out there, TherapyNotes is proudly introducing E-prescribe! Try it today with no strings attached, and see why everyone is switching toTherapyNotes, now featuring E-prescribe! Use promo code “chat” at www.therapynotes.com to receive 2 FREE months of TherapyNotes!!

    Find my most frequently recommended resources for learning about trauma here – includes recommended books and trainings.

    Love Therapy Chat? Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and subscribe where you listen to your podcasts! Thank you!

    Podcast produced by Pete Bailey – https://petebailey.net/audio



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    48m - Feb 9, 2024
  • 418: Childhood Trauma - Understanding The Problem + Solutions With Dr. Marc Hauser

    In this episode of Therapy Chat, host Laura interviews Dr. Marc Hauser about his book 'Vulnerable Minds: The Harm of Trauma and the Hope of Resilience'. The conversation explores childhood trauma, resilience, and the healing process. Marc Hauser shares his background in cognitive neuroscience and his work with at-risk children, including those with traumatic experiences. The book aims to bring scientific knowledge to practitioners and parents to help children living with trauma. The conversation highlights the importance of trauma-informed care for children and the need to address their specific needs. 

    Pre-Order Vulnerable Minds: The Harm of Trauma and the Hope of Resilience on Amazon

    Marc's website

    International Children's Aid Network (iCAN) Instagram LinkedIn.  Facebook

    Join the TTN e-mail list to learn what's coming up in 2024 with Therapy Chat, Trauma Chat and Trauma Therapist Network and get my free PDF 5 Common Mistakes People Make When Searching For A Trauma Therapist here!

    We are accepting new clients in my therapy practice (for those located in Maryland). Learn more via our website: https://bahealing.com 

    Find a trauma therapist near you via https://traumatherapistnetwork.com ! We believe that trauma is real, healing is possible and help is available at Trauma Therapist Network. 

    Check out these great learning opportunities through our friends at the Academy of Therapy Wisdom:

    Working With Complex Trauma: Innovative Approaches for Restoring Mind-Body Integration with Dr. Bessel van der Kolk and Linda Thai, LMSW. 

    The Neurobiology of Feeling Safe - Working With Boundaries Inside and Out with Jules Taylor Shore, LPC, LMFT, SEP

    Neurobiology with Heart - Partnering With Your Client's Brain to Make Sessions Easier and Deeper - with Jules Taylor Shore, LPC, LMFT, SEP  

    Living With the Legacy Of Loss - A Somatic Approach for Working With Grief with Dr. Janina Fisher 

    Thank you to TherapyNotes for sponsoring this week’s episode! TherapyNotes makes billing, scheduling,notetaking, and telehealth incredibly easy. And now, for all you prescribers out there, TherapyNotes is proudly introducing E-prescribe! Try it today with no strings attached, and see why everyone is switching toTherapyNotes, now featuring E-prescribe! Use promo code “chat” at www.therapynotes.com to receive 2 FREE months of TherapyNotes!!

    Find my most frequently recommended resources for learning about trauma here – includes recommended books and trainings.

    Love Therapy Chat? Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and subscribe where you listen to your podcasts! Thank you!

    Podcast produced by Pete Bailey – https://petebailey.net/audio



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    1h 9m - Feb 2, 2024
  • 417: Healing Childhood Trauma Through Psychodrama Structures with Linda Thai, LMSW

    Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week I'm thrilled to bring you the last interview Linda Thai, LMSW, RYT-200, CLYL and I did in 2023. The previous three episodes with Linda were focused on my grief journey, and this one is different - though trauma, attachment and grief are woven in, of course. Linda teaches us about Psychodrama Structures, which is a method she has benefited from and uses to bring healing to many people. 

    In our conversation we explore themes of healing when one's Family of Origin was unable to meet our needs. I'm so excited to be heading to San Francisco, CA in February to witness one of Linda's Psychodrama Structures retreats in February 2024. I feel honored to be able to assist my friend and teacher and I'm sure I'll have much to share after experiencing that! Visit Linda's website at the links below to learn how you can participate in one of these experiences, if you're interested.

    Linda Thai describes herself as a somatic and trauma therapist, a freelance educator, public speaker and storyteller, group facilitator, collaborator, infiltrator, cross-pollinator, community-builder, agent of change, a former child refugee and a happy human being. You'll feel all of that and more come through in this beautiful conversation.

    Learn more about Psychodrama Structures and working with Linda in this way: https://www.linda-thai.com/programs/psychodrama-structures

    Keep up with all of the upcoming events Linda is offering here: https://www.linda-thai.com/programs/upcoming-events

    To be added to a waitlist and be informed of future opportunities to work with Linda before they're publicly announced, email her assistant, Tyler: assistant@linda-thai.com

    Join my e-mail list to learn what's coming up in 2024 with Therapy Chat, Trauma Chat and Trauma Therapist Network and get my free PDF 5 Common Mistakes People Make When Searching For A Trauma Therapist here!

    We are accepting new clients in my therapy practice (for those located in Maryland). Learn more via our website: https://bahealing.com 

    Find a trauma therapist near you via https://traumatherapistnetwork.com ! We believe that trauma is real, healing is possible and help is available at Trauma Therapist Network. 

    Check out these great learning opportunities through our friends at the Academy of Therapy Wisdom:

    Working With Complex Trauma: Innovative Approaches for Restoring Mind-Body Integration with Dr. Bessel van der Kolk and Linda Thai, LMSW. 

    The Neurobiology of Feeling Safe - Working With Boundaries Inside and Out with Jules Taylor Shore, LPC, LMFT, SEP

    Neurobiology with Heart - Partnering With Your Client's Brain to Make Sessions Easier and Deeper - with Jules Taylor Shore, LPC, LMFT, SEP  

    Living With the Legacy Of Loss - A Somatic Approach for Working With Grief with Dr. Janina Fisher 

    Thank you to TherapyNotes for sponsoring this week’s episode! TherapyNotes makes billing, scheduling,notetaking, and telehealth incredibly easy. And now, for all you prescribers out there, TherapyNotes is proudly introducing E-prescribe! Try it today with no strings attached, and see why everyone is switching toTherapyNotes, now featuring E-prescribe! Use promo code “chat” at www.therapynotes.com to receive 2 FREE months of TherapyNotes!!

    Find my most frequently recommended resources for learning about trauma here – includes recommended books and trainings.

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    1h 1m - Jan 26, 2024
  • 416: The Power Of Vulnerability In Allowing Connection - With Dr. Jenny Hughes

    Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week I'm joined by a fellow trauma therapist who is also a colleague and friend, Dr. Jenny Hughes.

    In our conversation we explore themes of building trust through allowing vulnerability, the power of connection and co-regulation in healing, the process of metabolizing emotions, integration and healing, the transformative power of difficult times, grief, vicarious trauma and vicarious resilience, hope, finding supportive spaces, the beauty and joy of trauma work, what happens in Jenny's Brave Trauma Therapist Collective, and so much more.

    Dr. Jenny Hughes is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of trauma

    and PTSD. As a clinician, she practices EMDR, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Prolonged Exposure therapy. Jenny has published a workbook designed for clients to use on their own or with their therapist called the PTSD Recovery Workbook.

    Jenny's practice website: www.jenniferhughesphd.com

    Learn about the Brave Providers Community at: www.braveproviders.com

    Join my e-mail list to learn what's coming up in 2024 with Therapy Chat and Trauma Therapist Network and get my free PDF 5 Common Mistakes People Make When Searching For A Trauma Therapist here!

    We are accepting new clients in my therapy practice (for those located in Maryland). Learn more via our website: https://bahealing.com 

    Find a trauma therapist near you via https://traumatherapistnetwork.com ! We believe that trauma is real, healing is possible and help is available at Trauma Therapist Network. 

    Check out these great learning opportunities through our friends at the Academy of Therapy Wisdom:

    Working With Complex Trauma: Innovative Approaches for Restoring Mind-Body Integration with Dr. Bessel van der Kolk and Linda Thai, LMSW. 

    The Neurobiology of Feeling Safe - Working With Boundaries Inside and Out with Jules Taylor Shore, LPC, LMFT, SEP

    Neurobiology with Heart - Partnering With Your Client's Brain to Make Sessions Easier and Deeper - with Jules Taylor Shore, LPC, LMFT, SEP  

    Living With the Legacy Of Loss - A Somatic Approach for Working With Grief with Dr. Janina Fisher 

    Thank you to TherapyNotes for sponsoring this week’s episode! TherapyNotes makes billing, scheduling,notetaking, and telehealth incredibly easy. And now, for all you prescribers out there, TherapyNotes is proudly introducing E-prescribe! Try it today with no strings attached, and see why everyone is switching toTherapyNotes, now featuring E-prescribe! Use promo code “chat” at www.therapynotes.com to receive 2 FREE months of TherapyNotes!!

    Find my most frequently recommended resources for learning about trauma here – includes recommended books and trainings.

    Love Therapy Chat? Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and subscribe where you listen to your podcasts! Thank you!

    Podcast produced by Pete Bailey – https://petebailey.net/audio



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    1h 0m - Jan 19, 2024
  • 415: What Therapists Don't Know About Adoption Can Hurt Their Clients - With Brooke Randolph

    Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week we have a returning guest, Brooke Randolph, LPC, LMHC, LPCC-S, an adoptive parent, therapist and advocate for the members of the adoption constellation, who is also the author of several books and a Brainspotting trainer. This conversation explores the complex and often overlooked aspects of adoption, focusing on the experiences of adoptees, adoptive parents, and birth parents. I talk about my journey of learning about adoption as a therapist, and we talk about the need for a deeper understanding of the subject. The conversation delves into the challenges faced by adoptees and the impact of adoption on identity and mental health. It also highlights the role of colonization, patriarchy, classism, and racism in the Western adoption system. The episode emphasizes the importance for therapists to educate themselves about adoption to better support their clients. Resources and related episodes are provided for further exploration. Here's some of what we covered:

    • Adoption is a complex topic that requires a deeper understanding and exploration of its various aspects.
    • Adoptees often face unique challenges, including higher rates of suicide and the conflicting feelings about searching for their birth parents.
    • The experiences and perspectives of adoptive parents and birth parents can differ significantly, leading to confusion and distress for adoptees.
    • Colonization, patriarchy, classism, and racism play a role in the Western adoption system and should be considered when discussing adoption.


    Follow Brooke on Social Media here: Instagram, Facebook + LinkedIn

    Visit Brooke's website to purchase her books and learn more about her work here: https://brooke-randolph.com/

    Learn more about the upcoming training 2/29/24-3/2/24 with Brooke Randolph and Dr. Abby Hasberry, a transracial adoptee and birth mother, therapist, educator and author, and register here (I'll be there all 3 days!):

    for days 1-2 only: https://brooke-randolph.com/consultation-training/adoption-competency-training/

    for days 1-3: https://brooke-randolph.com/consultation-training/brainspotting-training/brainspotting-with-adoption-specialty-training/


    Listen to previous Therapy Chat Episodes on adoption/attachment trauma here:

    Episode 303 - combining two past episodes with Amy Sugeno

    Episode 414 - Breaking Intergenerational Cycles of Trauma with Dr. Mariel Buqué

    Episode 351 - Family Secrets + Intergenerational Trauma with Dr. Galit Atlas

    Episode 257 - Inherited Family Trauma with Mark Wolyn

    Join my e-mail list to learn what's coming up in 2024 with Therapy Chat and Trauma Therapist Network and get my free PDF 5 Common Mistakes People Make When Searching For A Trauma Therapist here!

    We are accepting new clients in my therapy practice (for those located in Maryland). Learn more via our website: https://bahealing.com 

    Find a trauma therapist near you via https://traumatherapistnetwork.com ! We believe that trauma is real, healing is possible and help is available at Trauma Therapist Network. 

    Check out these great learning opportunities through our friends at the Academy of Therapy Wisdom:

    Working With Complex Trauma: Innovative Approaches for Restoring Mind-Body Integration with Dr. Bessel van der Kolk and Linda Thai, LMSW. 

    The Neurobiology of Feeling Safe - Working With Boundaries Inside and Out with Jules Taylor Shore, LPC, LMFT, SEP

    Neurobiology with Heart - Partnering With Your Client's Brain to Make Sessions Easier and Deeper - with Jules Taylor Shore, LPC, LMFT, SEP  

    Living With the Legacy Of Loss - A Somatic Approach for Working With Grief with Dr. Janina Fisher 

    Thank you to TherapyNotes for sponsoring this week’s episode! TherapyNotes makes billing, scheduling,notetaking, and telehealth incredibly easy. And now, for all you prescribers out there, TherapyNotes is proudly introducing E-prescribe! Try it today with no strings attached, and see why everyone is switching toTherapyNotes, now featuring E-prescribe! Use promo code “chat” at www.therapynotes.com to receive 2 FREE months of TherapyNotes!!

    Find my most frequently recommended resources for learning about trauma here – includes recommended books and trainings.

    Love Therapy Chat? Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and subscribe where you listen to your podcasts! Thank you!

    Podcast produced by Pete Bailey – https://petebailey.net/audio



    Our Sponsors:
    * Check out Happy Mammoth and use my code CHAT to save 15% on your order at: https://traumatherapistconsult.com/49ZMbsr
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    1h 5m - Jan 12, 2024
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