303: Attachment + Adoption With Amy Sugeno
Release Date: 11/04/2021
Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews therapist Brenda Stephens, LPCC, who is the author of two books on narcissistic abuse: Healing from Narcissistic Mothers: A Daughter’s Recovery Guide; and The Narcissism Recovery Workbook: Skills for Healing from Emotional Abuse. In this episode you will hear Laura and Brenda discuss: What Narcissistic Abuse is What therapists need to know about Narcissistic Abuse How surviving this type of abuse affects us during childhood and as adults The process of healing from Narcissistic Abuse Brenda...info_outline 312: Finding Your Authentic Self As A Child Of Emotionally Immature Parents with Dr Lindsay Gibson
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Welcome to episode 303 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 suicidal thoughts, self-harming behaviors, eating disorders, homelessness, chronic mental illness, and substance abuse.
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