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Therapy Chat

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Laura Reagan, LCSW-C

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Laura Reagan, LCSW-C, Psychotherapist, Burnout Prevention Consultant and Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator interviews guests to discuss holistic and alternative approaches used in psychotherapy, counseling, coaching and healing sessions. Be a fly on the wall as therapists discuss the practice of psychotherapy and how they implement self care into their own lives to prevent therapist burnout. Conversations about mindfulness, self compassion, The Daring Way™, EMDR, art therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, other somatic methods, trauma, parenting, attachment will get you thinking deeply about therapy and the universal experience of being human, with all the joy and pain that entails.

Latest Episodes

249: Transformation Through Adversity with Dr. Suzy Ross

Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2 month free trial ofTherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat. Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In this week's episode, recorded prior to the start of the pandemic, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews Dr. Suzy Ross about experiencing transformation through adversity. Dr. Suzy Ross is the Coordinator of Recreation Therapy at San Jose State University in California. Her primary research examines the underlying archetypal pattern of personal transformation and is the subject of her book, “The Map to Wholeness: Real-life Stories of Crisis, Change, and Reinvention.” Dr. Ross has numerous published articles in peer-reviewed scholarly journals and has spoken to participants attending local, state, national and international conferences. As a consultant she provides support to healthcare agencies and to individuals in private practice. As a recreational therapist, she specializes in the treatment of women survivors of sexual trauma, post-traumatic stress, and adventure therapy. In partnership with indigenous elders, Dr. Ross leads study abroad to ancient Peruvian Inka sites for the recovery of indigenous wisdom through sacred play. Suzy lives close to the ocean and loves to be immersed in nature. Resources https://suzyross.net Purchase her book, The Map to Wholeness -https://amzn.to/3jquo3j Want a cool Therapy Chat t-shirt, sticker or mug? Find them here:https://www.teepublic.com/user/therapychat Leave me a message viaSpeakpipeby going tohttps://therapychatpodcast.comand clicking on the greenSpeakpipebutton. Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure togo to iTunesand leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunesby clicking here. Podcast produced by Pete Bailey -https://petebailey.net/audio

61 min2 d ago
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249: Transformation Through Adversity with Dr. Suzy Ross

248: Clinical Hypnotherapy For Performance Anxiety with Elisa Dinapoli

Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2 month free trial ofTherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat. Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In episode 248, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews Scotland and New Zealand-based clinical hypnotherapist and hypnotherapy coach Elisa DiNapoli. Elisa is a musician and performer who loves helping fellow performers overcome performance anxiety with clinical hypnotherapy. If you've wanted to learn more about hypnotherapy, you will want to listen in to this episode, which was recorded back in January, 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the world. Elisa Di Napoli has been a full time integrative clinical hypnotherapist since 2001, her practice expanding across New Zealand and Scotland. Her work places a great deal of importance on positive mental health, Neurolinguistic Psychology, and Holistic Coaching. She studied hypnotherapy at the prestigious Hypnotherapy Training Institute of Northern California, training with world-renowned teachers Randal Churchill and Ormond McGill. She is among the first practitioners to embrace the innovative discipline of hypnotic coaching. She is a drummer and an accomplished singer-songwriter with 20 years of performance experience and eleven albums under her belt. Her background includes philosophy, art, comparative religion, music performance, and acting. Resources https://hypnotichealing.co.uk Want a cool Therapy Chat t-shirt, sticker or mug? Find them here:https://www.teepublic.com/user/therapychat Leave me a message viaSpeakpipeby going tohttps://therapychatpodcast.comand clicking on the greenSpeakpipebutton. Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure togo to iTunesand leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunesby clicking here. Podcast produced by Pete Bailey -https://petebailey.net/audio

41 min1 w ago
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248: Clinical Hypnotherapy For Performance Anxiety with Elisa Dinapoli

247: Gentle Self Care From An Ayurvedic Perspective with Gracy Obuchowicz

Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2 month free trial ofTherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat. Welcome back to Therapy Chat! Today host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C speaks with Gracy Obuchowicz about self-care from an ayurvedic perspective. Gracy Obuchowicz is a Washington, DC-based group facilitator, retreat leader and self-care coach. She helps overwhelmed professionals find a deeper work/life balance and live their way into real purpose with strength and ease. Honest and nurturing, Gracy creates healing communities all over the world that activate deep change. Her thoughtful and practical application of self-care techniques continue to evolve and transform many lives. Gracy is a certified Integral Facilitator, a 500-hour registered yoga teacher, and a continuing scholar of Ayurveda. She has led transformational self-care retreats as close as West Virginia and as far away as India and Bali. She has led self-care workshops for the Department of Justice, the American Clinical Social Workers Association, Greenpeace, Lee Montessori Charter School, DC Public Schools, and the DC Public Charter School Board. Gracy work has been featured in The Washington Post, Washingtonian magazine, on NPR, in Conscious Company magazine and through the Ten Directions blog. In 2019, she published selfcarefully, an independent press book on how to care for yourself within the current challenges of our world. Selfcarefully has been reviewed by Publisher’s Weekly and featured by AIGA Eye on Design. She finds work/life balance by caring for her son Jonah, trying out new recipes in the kitchen, and playing outside in nature as much as possible. Resources http://www.selfcarewithgracy.com Want a cool Therapy Chat t-shirt, sticker or mug? Find them here:https://www.teepublic.com/user/therapychat Leave me a message viaSpeakpipeby going tohttps://therapychatpodcast.comand clicking on the greenSpeakpipebutton. Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure togo to iTunesand leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunesby clicking here. Podcast produced by Pete Bailey -https://petebailey.net/audio

43 min2 w ago
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247: Gentle Self Care From An Ayurvedic Perspective with Gracy Obuchowicz

246: Understanding The Process Of Trauma Therapy with Dr Gretchen Schmelzer

Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2 month free trial ofTherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat. Welcome back to Therapy Chat! Today host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C revisits her conversation with Gretchen Schmelzer, PhD about her 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 Leave me a message viaSpeakpipeby going tohttps://therapychatpodcast.comand clicking on the greenSpeakpipebutton. Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure togo to iTunesand leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunesby clicking here. Podcast produced by Pete Bailey -https://petebailey.net/audio

43 min3 w ago
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246: Understanding The Process Of Trauma Therapy with Dr Gretchen Schmelzer

245: Trauma, Attachment, Compassion + Yoga In Therapy with Deirdre Fay

Thank you to this episode's sponsor,TherapyNotes. Get a 2-month free trial ofTherapyNotesby going towww.TherapyNotes.comand using the promo codeTherapyChat. Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's podcast host Laura Reagan revisits an earlier episode speaking withDeirdre 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 e...

38 minSEP 26
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245: Trauma, Attachment, Compassion + Yoga In Therapy with Deirdre Fay

244: Surprising Sources Of Childhood Trauma From Family Origin - With Sharon Martin

Thank you to this episode's sponsor,TherapyNotes. Get a 2-month free trial ofTherapyNotesby going towww.TherapyNotes.comand using the promo codeTherapyChat. Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's podcast host Laura Reagan revisits an earlier episode speaking withSharon 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 Want a cool Therapy Chat t-shirt, sticker or mug? Find them here:https://www.teepublic.com/user/therapychat Leave me a message viaSpeakpipeby going tohttps://therapychatpodcast.comand clicking on the greenSpeakpipebutton....

52 minSEP 18
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244: Surprising Sources Of Childhood Trauma From Family Origin - With Sharon Martin

243: Chronic Illness & Trauma

Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's podcast host Laura Reagan revisits her conversation with 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. Thank you to this episode's sponsor,TherapyNotes. Get a 2-month free trial ofTherapyNotesby going towww.TherapyNot...

64 minSEP 11
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243: Chronic Illness & Trauma

242: Childhood Trauma + Our Physical + Mental Health With Dr. Gabor Mate

Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's podcast host Laura Reagan revisits an earlier episode speaking to 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. 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-edg...

43 minSEP 4
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242: Childhood Trauma + Our Physical + Mental Health With Dr. Gabor Mate

EP241: The Primal Wound Of Adoption + Eco Therapy With Any Sugeno

Welcome to episode 241 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. This week's episode features two previous fascinating conversations with Amy Sugeno, LCSW, PLLC. Amy explains that Eco Therapy can take many forms, including animal-assisted (for example, canine and equine) therapies, wilderness therapies, walk and talk therapy, horticulture therapy and clinical eco-therapy in an office, as well as many other possibilities. She explains that this is a depth-oriented type of psychotherapy which can be very powerful. Amy describes how she conducts an eco-therapy session what to wear and what a client can expect overall. She and Laura discuss the power dynamics of the therapy relationship and how Eco Therapy can help create a balance. For the past 10 years, Amy has worked to help people heal from trauma. Most of her work has been with adults and teens affected by interpersonal violence and sexual abuse. Over the years, she has also worked with people struggling with suic...

95 minAUG 28
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EP241: The Primal Wound Of Adoption + Eco Therapy With Any Sugeno

240: Childhood Emotional Neglect: What Is It + How Does It Impact Relationships? With Dr Jonice Webb

Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In this week's episode host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C revisits two of her favourite conversations with Dr Jonice Webb. Dr. Webb has been a licensed psychologist since 1991, and has worked in a variety of different settings over the course of her career, including a psychiatric emergency service and substance abuse programs. She has been the Director of several large outpatient clinics. For the past eight years, she has been enjoying her private practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, specializing in the treatment of couples and families. Dr. Jonice Webb has been interviewed on NPR and over thirty radio shows across the United States and Canada about the topic of her book, Emotional Neglect, and has been quoted as a psychologist expert in the Chicago Tribune. She writes the popular Childhood Emotional Neglect Blog on PsychCentral.com. Over two decades of practicing psychology, Dr. Webb gradually started to see a factor from childhood which weighs upon people as...

61 minAUG 24
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240: Childhood Emotional Neglect: What Is It + How Does It Impact Relationships? With Dr Jonice Webb

Latest Episodes

249: Transformation Through Adversity with Dr. Suzy Ross

Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2 month free trial ofTherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat. Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In this week's episode, recorded prior to the start of the pandemic, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews Dr. Suzy Ross about experiencing transformation through adversity. Dr. Suzy Ross is the Coordinator of Recreation Therapy at San Jose State University in California. Her primary research examines the underlying archetypal pattern of personal transformation and is the subject of her book, “The Map to Wholeness: Real-life Stories of Crisis, Change, and Reinvention.” Dr. Ross has numerous published articles in peer-reviewed scholarly journals and has spoken to participants attending local, state, national and international conferences. As a consultant she provides support to healthcare agencies and to individuals in private practice. As a recreational therapist, she specializes in the treatment of women survivors of sexual trauma, post-traumatic stress, and adventure therapy. In partnership with indigenous elders, Dr. Ross leads study abroad to ancient Peruvian Inka sites for the recovery of indigenous wisdom through sacred play. Suzy lives close to the ocean and loves to be immersed in nature. Resources https://suzyross.net Purchase her book, The Map to Wholeness -https://amzn.to/3jquo3j Want a cool Therapy Chat t-shirt, sticker or mug? Find them here:https://www.teepublic.com/user/therapychat Leave me a message viaSpeakpipeby going tohttps://therapychatpodcast.comand clicking on the greenSpeakpipebutton. Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure togo to iTunesand leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunesby clicking here. Podcast produced by Pete Bailey -https://petebailey.net/audio

61 min2 d ago
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249: Transformation Through Adversity with Dr. Suzy Ross

248: Clinical Hypnotherapy For Performance Anxiety with Elisa Dinapoli

Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2 month free trial ofTherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat. Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In episode 248, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews Scotland and New Zealand-based clinical hypnotherapist and hypnotherapy coach Elisa DiNapoli. Elisa is a musician and performer who loves helping fellow performers overcome performance anxiety with clinical hypnotherapy. If you've wanted to learn more about hypnotherapy, you will want to listen in to this episode, which was recorded back in January, 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the world. Elisa Di Napoli has been a full time integrative clinical hypnotherapist since 2001, her practice expanding across New Zealand and Scotland. Her work places a great deal of importance on positive mental health, Neurolinguistic Psychology, and Holistic Coaching. She studied hypnotherapy at the prestigious Hypnotherapy Training Institute of Northern California, training with world-renowned teachers Randal Churchill and Ormond McGill. She is among the first practitioners to embrace the innovative discipline of hypnotic coaching. She is a drummer and an accomplished singer-songwriter with 20 years of performance experience and eleven albums under her belt. Her background includes philosophy, art, comparative religion, music performance, and acting. Resources https://hypnotichealing.co.uk Want a cool Therapy Chat t-shirt, sticker or mug? Find them here:https://www.teepublic.com/user/therapychat Leave me a message viaSpeakpipeby going tohttps://therapychatpodcast.comand clicking on the greenSpeakpipebutton. Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure togo to iTunesand leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunesby clicking here. Podcast produced by Pete Bailey -https://petebailey.net/audio

41 min1 w ago
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248: Clinical Hypnotherapy For Performance Anxiety with Elisa Dinapoli

247: Gentle Self Care From An Ayurvedic Perspective with Gracy Obuchowicz

Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2 month free trial ofTherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat. Welcome back to Therapy Chat! Today host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C speaks with Gracy Obuchowicz about self-care from an ayurvedic perspective. Gracy Obuchowicz is a Washington, DC-based group facilitator, retreat leader and self-care coach. She helps overwhelmed professionals find a deeper work/life balance and live their way into real purpose with strength and ease. Honest and nurturing, Gracy creates healing communities all over the world that activate deep change. Her thoughtful and practical application of self-care techniques continue to evolve and transform many lives. Gracy is a certified Integral Facilitator, a 500-hour registered yoga teacher, and a continuing scholar of Ayurveda. She has led transformational self-care retreats as close as West Virginia and as far away as India and Bali. She has led self-care workshops for the Department of Justice, the American Clinical Social Workers Association, Greenpeace, Lee Montessori Charter School, DC Public Schools, and the DC Public Charter School Board. Gracy work has been featured in The Washington Post, Washingtonian magazine, on NPR, in Conscious Company magazine and through the Ten Directions blog. In 2019, she published selfcarefully, an independent press book on how to care for yourself within the current challenges of our world. Selfcarefully has been reviewed by Publisher’s Weekly and featured by AIGA Eye on Design. She finds work/life balance by caring for her son Jonah, trying out new recipes in the kitchen, and playing outside in nature as much as possible. Resources http://www.selfcarewithgracy.com Want a cool Therapy Chat t-shirt, sticker or mug? Find them here:https://www.teepublic.com/user/therapychat Leave me a message viaSpeakpipeby going tohttps://therapychatpodcast.comand clicking on the greenSpeakpipebutton. Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure togo to iTunesand leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunesby clicking here. Podcast produced by Pete Bailey -https://petebailey.net/audio

43 min2 w ago
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247: Gentle Self Care From An Ayurvedic Perspective with Gracy Obuchowicz

246: Understanding The Process Of Trauma Therapy with Dr Gretchen Schmelzer

Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2 month free trial ofTherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat. Welcome back to Therapy Chat! Today host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C revisits her conversation with Gretchen Schmelzer, PhD about her 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 Leave me a message viaSpeakpipeby going tohttps://therapychatpodcast.comand clicking on the greenSpeakpipebutton. Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure togo to iTunesand leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunesby clicking here. Podcast produced by Pete Bailey -https://petebailey.net/audio

43 min3 w ago
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246: Understanding The Process Of Trauma Therapy with Dr Gretchen Schmelzer

245: Trauma, Attachment, Compassion + Yoga In Therapy with Deirdre Fay

Thank you to this episode's sponsor,TherapyNotes. Get a 2-month free trial ofTherapyNotesby going towww.TherapyNotes.comand using the promo codeTherapyChat. Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's podcast host Laura Reagan revisits an earlier episode speaking withDeirdre 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 e...

38 minSEP 26
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245: Trauma, Attachment, Compassion + Yoga In Therapy with Deirdre Fay

244: Surprising Sources Of Childhood Trauma From Family Origin - With Sharon Martin

Thank you to this episode's sponsor,TherapyNotes. Get a 2-month free trial ofTherapyNotesby going towww.TherapyNotes.comand using the promo codeTherapyChat. Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's podcast host Laura Reagan revisits an earlier episode speaking withSharon 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 Want a cool Therapy Chat t-shirt, sticker or mug? Find them here:https://www.teepublic.com/user/therapychat Leave me a message viaSpeakpipeby going tohttps://therapychatpodcast.comand clicking on the greenSpeakpipebutton....

52 minSEP 18
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244: Surprising Sources Of Childhood Trauma From Family Origin - With Sharon Martin

243: Chronic Illness & Trauma

Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's podcast host Laura Reagan revisits her conversation with 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. Thank you to this episode's sponsor,TherapyNotes. Get a 2-month free trial ofTherapyNotesby going towww.TherapyNot...

64 minSEP 11
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243: Chronic Illness & Trauma

242: Childhood Trauma + Our Physical + Mental Health With Dr. Gabor Mate

Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's podcast host Laura Reagan revisits an earlier episode speaking to 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. 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-edg...

43 minSEP 4
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242: Childhood Trauma + Our Physical + Mental Health With Dr. Gabor Mate

EP241: The Primal Wound Of Adoption + Eco Therapy With Any Sugeno

Welcome to episode 241 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. This week's episode features two previous fascinating conversations with Amy Sugeno, LCSW, PLLC. Amy explains that Eco Therapy can take many forms, including animal-assisted (for example, canine and equine) therapies, wilderness therapies, walk and talk therapy, horticulture therapy and clinical eco-therapy in an office, as well as many other possibilities. She explains that this is a depth-oriented type of psychotherapy which can be very powerful. Amy describes how she conducts an eco-therapy session what to wear and what a client can expect overall. She and Laura discuss the power dynamics of the therapy relationship and how Eco Therapy can help create a balance. For the past 10 years, Amy has worked to help people heal from trauma. Most of her work has been with adults and teens affected by interpersonal violence and sexual abuse. Over the years, she has also worked with people struggling with suic...

95 minAUG 28
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EP241: The Primal Wound Of Adoption + Eco Therapy With Any Sugeno

240: Childhood Emotional Neglect: What Is It + How Does It Impact Relationships? With Dr Jonice Webb

Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In this week's episode host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C revisits two of her favourite conversations with Dr Jonice Webb. Dr. Webb has been a licensed psychologist since 1991, and has worked in a variety of different settings over the course of her career, including a psychiatric emergency service and substance abuse programs. She has been the Director of several large outpatient clinics. For the past eight years, she has been enjoying her private practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, specializing in the treatment of couples and families. Dr. Jonice Webb has been interviewed on NPR and over thirty radio shows across the United States and Canada about the topic of her book, Emotional Neglect, and has been quoted as a psychologist expert in the Chicago Tribune. She writes the popular Childhood Emotional Neglect Blog on PsychCentral.com. Over two decades of practicing psychology, Dr. Webb gradually started to see a factor from childhood which weighs upon people as...

61 minAUG 24
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240: Childhood Emotional Neglect: What Is It + How Does It Impact Relationships? With Dr Jonice Webb
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