020: Dr. Claudia Black on Healing the Wounds from an Alcoholic Home and Family SystemShrink On The Couch add
Dr. Claudia Black, renowned author, psychotherapist, and speaker, shares about her healing journey through the fear and hurt of her father’s anger and alcoholism while growing up. Claudia shares about how Experiential Therapies, such as Gestalt and Psychodrama, helped her to get in touch and feel safe with her own feelings in her recovery journey. Claudia also shares about her new inpatient treatment center for young adults, The Claudia Black Young Adult Center in Wickenburg, Arizona.
019: Dr. Pat LaDouceur, LMFT and Author on Neurofeedback and How Small Changes Lead to Big ResultsShrink On The Couch add
Dr. Pat LaDouceur, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and author of Small Change, Big Results: How Simple Actions Can Reshape Your Life, shares about how the power of small actions and neurofeedback helped her overcome anxiety and stress. Pat also gives an excellent overview of a neurofeedback psychotherapy session and shares how neurofeedback impacts the lives of her clients.
018: Jasmin Lee Cori, LPC and Author on Incest and Parental Emotional Absence and NeglectShrink On The Couch add
Jasmin Lee Cori, Licensed Professional Counselor and author of The Emotionally Absent Mother: A Guide to Self-Healing and Getting the Love You Missed, shares about her healing journey through the wounds of incest and parental emotional absence with somatic experiencing psychotherapy. Jasmin also shares how she walks alongside her clients who are on a healing journey through childhood sexual abuse and emotional neglect.
017: Nancy Szakacsy, LMFT and Author On Grieving The Loss Of A ChildShrink On The Couch add
Nancy Szakacsy, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and author of Hannah Was Here: D.R.E.S.S. an alarm that must be heard, shares her story of the loss of her daughter, Hannah, to D.R.E.S.S. (Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms) Nancy shares openly about the journey of grief she has travelled since the loss of Hannah and the help she now offers families facing D.R.E.S.S. and loss across the world.
016: Lois Bushong, LMFT and Author on From Lost to Found as a Third Culture Kid and ExpatriateShrink On The Couch add
Lois Bushong, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Author of Being Everywhere & Nowhere: Insights into Counseling the Globally Mobile, shares her story of how being a Third Culture Kid and Expatriate while growing up impacted her sense of belonging, her struggle with depression, and finding her place in life and the world. Lois also shares how she uses her healing experience with individuals and families who are moving through similar challenges as they live and work in countries and cultures different from their passport country.
015: Dr. Andrea Brandt, LMFT and Author on Releasing Anger and Sadness Towards Emotional FreedomShrink On The Couch add
Dr. Andrea Brandt, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and author of Mindful Anger: A Pathway to Emotional Freedom, shares about how growing up in a passive aggressive household effected her own struggle with anger and passive aggressiveness as an adult. Andrea also shares how her own healing journey with anger and sadness compelled her to help others to release their own anger and sadness in healthy ways verbally, emotionally, and physiologically.
014: Marcia Naomi Berger, LCSW and Author on Healing the Wound of DivorceShrink On The Couch add
Marcia Naomi Berger, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and author of Marriage Meetings for Lasting Love: 30 Minutes a Week to the Relationship You’ve Always Wanted, shares about how the wound of her parent’s divorce affected her pattern of attachment in finding a love relationship towards marriage. Naomi also shares about her expertise on helping couples to connect more deeply with one another through weekly marriage meetings that she teaches about through her book, workshops, and private practice.
013: Dr. Stan Tatkin, LMFT and Author on The Psychobiological Approach to Couple TherapyShrink On The Couch add
Dr. Stan Tatkin, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and author of Wired For Love: How Understanding Your Partner's Brain and Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build a Secure Relationship, recalls how the kindness of his therapist and feeling loved helped to shape him through his own self-actualization and help mold him as a psychotherapist. Stan also shares about the approach he developed called the Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT) which assists couples in co-regulating at a nervous system level to create positive experiences of excitement, positive experiences of relaxation, and as a team, the couple can shorten and alleviate negative experiences or distress.
012: Dr. Barbara Steffens, LPCC and Author on Partner Betrayal Trauma and Sexual AddictionShrink On The Couch add
Dr. Barbara Steffens, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and co-author of Your Sexually Addicted Spouse: How Partners Can Cope and Heal, shares about her own healing journey through Partner Betrayal Trauma as a result of her husband's sexual betrayal. Barbara also shares about how her work has created a paradigm shift in the treatment approach for those who have been sexually betrayed by a partner.
011: Dr. Lynn Johnson on How Positive Psychology Transformed His Life and CareerShrink On The Couch add
Dr. Lynn Johnson, psychotherapist and author of Enjoy Life! Healing with Happiness, shares how picking up a book 23 years ago impacted his life and changed his direction as a veteran psychotherapist. Lynn also shares how cultivating happiness through the Positive Psychology concept of learned optimism is helping his clients in their own healing journeys.
010: Julie M. Simon, LMFT and Author on Emotional Eating, Overeating, Imbalanced Eating and a Holistic Intuitive Approach to Loving Your SelfShrink On The Couch add
Julie M. Simon, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Author of The Emotional Eater's Repair Manual: A Practical Mind-Body-Spirit Guide for Putting an End to Overeating and Dieting, shares her own story of struggling with overeating, emotional eating, binge eating, and her healing journey from an eating disorder to a healthy, balanced life. Julie also shares some great insights on a holistic intuitive approach to eating disorders and struggles.
009: Merrill Powers, LCSW on the Healing of Childhood and Adult Trauma Through the Adaptive Information Processing Model of EMDRShrink On The Couch add
Merrill Powers, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Approved EMDR Consultant, shares her journey of how childhood attachment wounds made launching into adulthood very difficult and how low self esteem, anxiety, and difficulty in making decisions affected her relationship choices which led to further abuse and trauma in an adult love relationship. Merrill gives an excellent understanding of how Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is bringing phenomenal change to the lives of her clients. Merrill also discusses with David the difference between big “T” traumas and small “t” traumas.
008: Ronald Mah, LMFT on Terror, Hypervigilance, and Survivor’s Guilt from Physical AbuseShrink On The Couch add
Ronald Mah, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and author of The One-Minute Temper Tantrum Solution, shares about his healing journey through anxiety, hypervigilance, terror, and the fear of screwing up due to physical abuse from an elementary school teacher. Ronald also shares about the great healing effect of developing deeper self compassion through psychotherapy and healthy self care practices.
007: Catherine Auman, LMFT and Author of Shortcuts to MindfulnessShrink On The Couch add
Catherine Auman, LMFT and author of Shortcuts to Mindfulness: 100 Ways to Personal & Spiritual Growth, shares about how mindfulness and meditation have helped her through chronic depression. Catherine shares about how she uses Transpersonal Psychology to help her clients move towards change. Catherine also explains the benefits of mindfulness to help with anxiety.
006: Brian Kypta, LMFT on a Sense of Belonging and Emotionally Focused TherapyShrink On The Couch add
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Brian Kypta, is on the show this week sharing about his struggle with finding a sense of belonging throughout his life. Brian also talks with David about how Emotionally Focused Therapy is helping his clients to relate to themselves and their loved ones in the ‘here and now’ of psychotherapy.
005: Sandra Russell, LMFT on Healing Sexual Abuse Through Brainspotting and EMDRShrink On The Couch add
Sandra Russell, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, shares her story of hope and healing through childhood sexual trauma and the impact of shame and loss upon her life. Sandra also shares about how Brainspotting and EMDR are greatly improving the lives of her clients she sees in her practice.
004: Bill O'Hanlon, From Depression to a Life of PossibilitiesShrink On The Couch add
Bill O'Hanlon, author, psychotherapist, and international speaker shares his journey through depression and childhood sexual abuse to a life of possibilities. Bill also shares how moving through the four energies of Blissed, Blessed, Pissed, and Dissed help to shape his healing journey. Whether you are searching for hope through psychotherapy or are a budding writer working on your first book, Bill is a true inspiration.
003: Kathleen Mates-Youngman, Author of the Couples Therapy WorkbookShrink On The Couch add
Kathleen Mates-Youngman, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, shares about her struggle with anxiety and panic attacks and how that has helped shape her heart as a therapist. She also talks about Schema Therapy in breaking negative thought patterns and her book on helping couples connect and love one another daily.
002: Bob Parkins, LMFT on Isolation and the Risk to ConnectShrink On The Couch add
What about Bob? This week's show features Bob Parkins, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, in private practice. Bob shares about his own struggle with isolation and how that has helped him to understand this struggle in the clients he sees. Bob also talks about his passion for group therapy for sexual compulsivity and addiction. So, Baby Step your way over and have a listen.
001: Lisa Charlebois, Author of You Might Be a Narcissist If...Shrink On The Couch add
Lisa Charlebois, psychotherapist and author of You Might Be a Narcissist If…, shares about her journey of healing through childhood sexual abuse and her struggle with narcissism as a result. Host David H. Wever and Lisa also explore the benefits to Object Relations psychotherapy.