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292: The Importance Of Conflict For Healthy Relationships with Risa Ganel

Therapy Chat

Release Date: 08/20/2021

307: Setting Boundaries with Sharon Martin show art 307: Setting Boundaries with Sharon Martin

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week's episode is timely as the holiday season is in full swing. In today's episode, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews returning guest Sharon Martin, LCSW about setting boundaries.  Sharon Martin, LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in codependency recovery with an online practice serving California residents. For the past 20 years, she’s been helping perfectionists and people-pleasers overcome self-doubt and shame, embrace their imperfections, learn to set boundaries, and reclaim their self-worth. Sharon writes the blog Conquering...

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306: Exploring Covid-Related Brain Fog + Fatigue with Kyle Davies show art 306: Exploring Covid-Related Brain Fog + Fatigue with Kyle Davies

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NOTE: This episode is not medical advice. If you have questions about COVID, consult your doctor. Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week host Laura Reagan welcomes returning guest Kyle Davies back to the show. Laura and Kyle discuss their experiences recovering from COVID and some of the long term symptoms of fatigue and brain fog that they and others they know have experienced. Kyle shares his perspective on COVID and how he has used similar techniques to those he practices with people who have chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and other chronic illnesses to help reduce such symptoms. ...

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305: Embodied Healing For Sexual Trauma with Erika Shershun show art 305: Embodied Healing For Sexual Trauma with Erika Shershun

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews Erika Shershun, LMFT, a somatic trauma therapist in California who specializes in working with survivors of sexual trauma. In this episode you'll hear Erika, who is trained in EMDR and Somatic Experiencing, talk about the importance of embodiment - being present in our bodies - to the healing process and how sexual trauma can make it difficult to stay in our bodies. She discusses some of the common reactions to sexual trauma and explains how her book, Healing Sexual Trauma, offers daily practices for grounding,...

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304: Brainspotting with Perinatal Trauma With Jana Glass show art 304: Brainspotting with Perinatal Trauma With Jana Glass

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In this week's episode host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews Jana Glass, LPC about how she uses Brainspotting with her clients who have perinatal trauma.  Jana Glass is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified in Addictions, Perinatal Mental Health, Brainspotting, and Telemental Health. She founded her private practice, Supportive Solutions, LLC, to support people healing from trauma, recovering from substance abuse, and improving Perinatal Mental Health including support with fertility challenges, miscarriage, stillbirths, difficult births, and Pre...

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303: Attachment + Adoption With Amy Sugeno show art 303: Attachment + Adoption With Amy Sugeno

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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...

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302: Looking Beneath The Surface At Child Behaviour With Dr. Mona Delahooke show art 302: Looking Beneath The Surface At Child Behaviour With Dr. Mona Delahooke

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C revisits her interview with Dr. Mona Delahooke, a child psychologist, blogger and author who is spreading the message that the behavioral approach to understanding children's behavior is missing two important pieces. In her book and her blog she shares how children's behavior reflects their internal experience and their attempts to get their needs met, including the primary need for safety and attachment and sensory needs.  Mona M. Delahooke, Ph.D. is a clinical child psychologist with a passion for supporting families and...

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301: Trauma Therapy With Traumatized Children + Families And Infant Mental Health with Dr Janet Courtney show art 301: Trauma Therapy With Traumatized Children + Families And Infant Mental Health with Dr Janet Courtney

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week, in a replay episode, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C shares two past episodes from earlier this year. Laura interviewed infant and child therapy specialist Dr. Janet Courtney, who shares why she uses play therapy and expressive arts in her work with traumatized children and families. In part two she speaks about infant mental health and how she works with traumatized infants and their families. About this episode's guest: Janet A. Courtney, PhD, RPT-S is Founder of FirstPlay® Therapy (an infant play therapy model) and founder of the FirstPlayCafe blog. Dr....

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300: Lauras Most Frequently Recommended Resources For Healing + Learning About Trauma show art 300: Lauras Most Frequently Recommended Resources For Healing + Learning About Trauma

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week we are celebrating 300 episodes. Therapy Chat Podcast started six years ago in August, 2015. Since then the show has been downloaded - as of today, which is October 18, 2021 - 4,296,070 times. Host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C thanks everyone who has listened, whether this is your first time or you've listened from the start, and everyone in between. Today, to celebrate the 300th episode Laura shares some of the resources she recommends to people again and again. This list will be published on the Resources page of the Trauma Therapist Network site and will be...

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299: Healing Trauma In The Viscera with Lisa Ferentz show art 299: Healing Trauma In The Viscera with Lisa Ferentz

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In this week's episode, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C revisits her two previous conversations with Lisa Ferentz. In this episode, you will hear Lisa speak about her book Finding Your Ruby Slippers: Transformative Life Lessons from the Therapist which looks at how you can overcome everyday obstacles, boost confidence, and end self-critical thoughts with simple life lessons. Lisa is a recognized expert in the strengths-based, depathologized treatment of trauma and has been in private practice for 32 years. She presents workshops and keynote addresses nationally and...

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298: Brainspotting For Performance with Thad Frye show art 298: Brainspotting For Performance with Thad Frye

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In this week's episode, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews returning guest Thad Frye, LCSW. Thad was a guest on episode 216 in early 2020, speaking about how Brainspotting can help with grief, trauma and more. This week he returns to speak in more depth about how he uses Brainspotting to help athletes and creatives who are struggling in their performance. Listen in to this fascinating conversation! Thad Frye, LCSW is a Brainspotting psychotherapist with a passion for supporting individual adults as they address grief, anxiety and performance issues. He has...

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C expresses gratitude to Melvin Varghese, PhD, who recently interviewed her on his podcast, Selling the Couch. That interview goes live in September, 2021.

Be prepared to hear Laura getting all choked up while sharing about the process of creating the new website Trauma Therapist Network. Laura also thanked Katie Vernoy, LMFT and Curt Widhalm, LMFT for interviewing her on their podcast, The Modern Therapist's Survival Guide. Laura talked about how her frustration with the lack of awareness about trauma and trauma therapy, despite the data that is out there on its long term impact, led her to create the Trauma Therapist Network. Laura also celebrated the first 5000 downloads of Trauma Chat Podcast and welcomed the newest member of the Trauma Therapist Network family, Mary Sue McCarthy, LCPC of Hunt Valley, MD. Mary Sue is Certified in EMDR and also uses Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Equine Therapies in her practice, where she specializes in trauma and substance abuse. 

Also, in today's episode, Laura interviews Risa Ganel, LCMFT, a relationship expert and public speaker who owns a private couples therapy practice in Maryland. Risa speaks about the importance of conflict in relationships, how our early relationships can teach us unhealthy conflict styles and describes the elements of healthy conflict and what she calls "the intimacy circuit". Risa has trained with Esther Perel and Terry Real and is a Certified Relational Life therapist. 

Risa's website:

https://togethercouplescounseling.com

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