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    In today's episode, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C talks with an associate from her practice, January Roberts, LGPC about how to help children and ourselves self-regulate during stressful times such as the current Coronavirus outbreak. January describes specific strategies parents can use and offers examples of how they can help.

    January Roberts, LGPC, takes a holistic approach to wellness and has experience and specialized training in individual and community crisis response, including support for first responders and community leaders. With a nuanced understanding of how trauma can have a wide range of effects, January helps each client explore stressors and integrate strategies that promote balance, resilience, and wellbeing. January works with children, adolescents and adults at the Baltimore Annapolis Center for Integrative Healing.

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    Resources

    https://www.bahealing.com/meettheteam https://www.facebook.com/ConnectWithJanuary

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    Welcome back to Therapy Chat! On today's episode host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C flies solo to talk about support for coping during the outbreak Coronavirus.

    Link to the Crisis Kit, including an audio download recording of the Eye of the Hurricane meditation and some coping tools with instructions that can be used in a crisis: https://positivepsychology.com/the-crisis-kit/

    LifeForce Yoga article with instructions and photos of Bee Breath: https://yogafordepression.com/bee-breath-brahmari-practice/

    Tara Brach's RAIN practice: https://www.tarabrach.com/rain/

    Links to 3 guided meditation downloads I recorded previously: https://www.bahealing.com/mindfulness

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    Welcome back to Therapy Chat! On today's episode host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C speaks to Kara Bolling about what it's like when the therapist is pregnant.

    Kara Bolling, MSW, LCSW-C is a somatic psychotherapist near Baltimore, Maryland. She works with adults and young adults who feel the struggle of absent or unsatisfying relationships, with people who have experienced trauma, and with parents who need extra support during the toddler and teenage years. Kara lives in Baltimore with her husband and two precious children. She enjoys singing and making things. Her first book is called The Therapist's Guide to Being Pregnant.

    Resources

    www.karabolling.com

    https://karabolling.com/my-books/

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    Welcome back to Therapy Chat! On today's episode host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C speaks to Lori Gottlieb about her new book "Maybe You Should Talk To Someone".

    Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, which is being adapted as a television series with Eva Longoria. In addition to her clinical practice, she writes The Atlantic’s weekly “Dear Therapist” advice column and contributes regularly to The New York Times and many other publications. She is also a TED speaker, a member of the Advisory Council for Bring Change to Mind and advisor to the Aspen Institute. A contributing writer for the Atlantic, she has written hundreds of articles related to psychology and culture, many of which have become viral sensations. She is a sought-after expert in media such as The Today Show, Good Morning America, The CBS Early Show, CNN, and NPR’s “Fresh Air.”

    Resources

    https://lorigottlieb.com

    https://twitter.com/LoriGottlieb1

    https://www.ted.com/talks/lori_gottlieb_how_changing_your_story_can_change_your_life

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    On today's episode host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C speaks to Paula Scatoloni and Rachel Lewis-Marlow about attachment, somatic work and sensory processing in therapy.

    Paula Scatoloni, LCSW, CEDS, SEP is a somatic-based psychotherapist, Certified Eating Disorders Specialist, and Somatic Experiencing™ practitioner in Durham, NC. She has a private practice in Chapel Hill, NC and has worked in the field of eating disorders for over two decades. Prior to developing Embodied Recovery, Paula co-developed the first intensive outpatient program for eating disorders with Dr. Anita Johnston author, Eating In the Light of the Moon. She also served as the Eating Disorder Coordinator at Duke University for nine years where she developed campus policies and managed a multidisciplinary treatment team. She is a certified Shake Your Soul ® instructor and has provided mindful movement classes at Carolina House Treatment Center. Paula has taught extensively on the etiology and treatment of eating disorders through classes, workshops, professional trainings, and conferences. She is currently an SEP assistant and session provider. She has training in Bodywork and Somatic Education (BASE) and additional models for somatic work with developmental trauma. She is a faculty member at the NC Center for Resiliency in Chapel Hill, NC and has been collaborating with researchers for the past four years to develop a study on the efficacy of somatic therapy within the eating disorder population.

    Rachel Lewis-Marlow, MS, EdS, LPC, LMBT is a somatically integrative psychotherapist, dually licensed in counseling and therapeutic massage and bodywork. She is a Certified Advanced Practitioner in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and has advanced training and 25 + years of experience in diverse somatic therapies including Craniosacral Therapy, Energetic Osteopathy, Oncology massage and Aromatherapy. Rachel worked as a primary therapist at Carolina House for 4 years. There she developed the Embodying Recovery group therapy protocol which formed the basis for her contribution to the EMBODIED RECOVERY treatment model. Rachel is a private consultant to eating disorders treatment facilities. She provides ongoing training and supervision to clinical and support staff in the programmatic implementation of the EMBODIED RECOVERY model. She is currently consulting for Carolina House in their residential, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient treatment programs. In her private practice in Chapel Hill, NC, Rachel works with trauma, eating disorders, and dissociative disorders. She has extensive experience as a teacher and presenter, focusing on accessing the body’s unique capacity to give voice to the subconscious and to lay the foundation for healing and maintaining psychological and physical health.

    Resources

    hthttps://embodiedrecovery.org/

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    On today's episode host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C speaks to Dr Craig Heacock about understanding the research on psychedelics with trauma Survivors.

    Dr. Craig Heacock is an adolescent/adult psychiatrist and addiction specialist in Colorado and is the host and co-producer of the psychiatric podcast Back from the Abyss. He is a co-therapist in the Phase 3 trial of MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy for PTSD and has particular interest in the use of ketamine and other psychedelics to treat severe mood disorders and PTSD. He is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and did his psychiatry training at Brown University.

    Resources

    https://www.craigheacockmd.com/

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    On today's episode host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C speaks to Philip Tedeschi about animal-assisted therapies.

    Philip Tedeschi is the executive director of the Institute for Human-Animal Connection and a clinical professor at the Graduate School of Social Work. He is globally recognized for expertise in the clinical methods of animal-assisted Interventions and coordinates the school's animal-assisted social work certificate program for Master of Social Work (MSW) students, as well as the animals and human health professional development certificate program. He received his MSSW degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where his specialization was the bio-affiliative connection between people and animals.

    He studies and teaches on the intricate relationship between people, domestic and wild animals, and the natural world. Tedeschi’s research, scholarship, presentations, training and community practice work have focused on human-animal interactions, conservation social work, human ecology, causes of violence toward people and animals. Tedeschi is a certified Master Therapeutic Riding Instructor, former course director and instructor with Outward Bound, wilderness medical technician, forensic evaluator and has many years of experience in non-traditional therapeutic approaches with children, adults and families. He specializes in the therapeutic and health-promoting potential of human-animal and nature interaction, trauma-informed methods and intervention in interpersonal violence, including assessment and intervention with cruelty and animal abuse.

    Resources

    https://portfolio.du.edu/ptedesch

    https://www.amazon.com/Transforming-Trauma-Resilience-Connections-Human-Animal/dp/155753795X

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    On today's episode host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C speaks to Thad Frye about brainspotting for grief, loss and trauma.

    Thad is the owner of Thad Frye Counseling in Boulder County and has been in the counseling field for over 16 years. He earned his BA in Psychology with a minor in Religious Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder and earned his Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, certified Brainspotting practitioner and has completed Phase 1 and 2, the Master Class and the Intensive with Dr. Pie Frey. Thad is passionate about the healing power of Brainspotting and utilizes it with people grieving the loss of a loved one, as well as, artists, musicians and athletes who want to further their creativity and performance.

    Resources

    https://www.rockymountainbrainspottinginstitute.com/

    https://www.thadfryecounseling.com/

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    On today's episode host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C speaks to Dr. Dan Pollets about what happens when the therapist becomes sick.

    Dr. Pollets has over 35 years of psychotherapy experience treating a vast array of psychological problems in many different clinical settings.

    He worked in rehabilitation psychology and behavioural medicine at Boston Medical Center for 17 years. He consulted to the Center for Sexual Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine for over ten years. He has been a staff psychologist at Winchester Hospital. Currently, he is in full-time private practice in Medford, Massachusetts.

    Dr. Pollets has advanced training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy, and family systems, couples, group and sex therapy. He is an ASSECT Diplomate in Sex Therapy and Associate Clinical Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Boston University Medical School.

    Dr. Pollets received his BA from Washington University in St. Louis, attended New York University (Masters Program in Psychology) and received his doctorate from Boston University in Personality and Clinical Psychology.

    Resources

    http://www.drdanpollets.com/

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    On today's episode host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C speaks to Donna Jackson Nakazawa about her forthcoming book, The Angel and The Assassin: The Tiny Brain Cell That Changed the Course of Medicine.

    Donna Jackson Nakazawa is an award-winning journalist and internationally-recognized speaker whose work explores the intersection of neuroscience, immunology, and human emotion. Her mission is to translate emerging science in ways that help those with chronic conditions find healing.

    She is the author of six books, including her forthcoming book, The Angel and The Assassin: The Tiny Brain Cell That Changed the Course of Medicine (Random House/Ballantine, January 2020), which illuminates the newly-understood role of microglia – an elusive type of brain cell capable of Jekyll and Hyde behavior. When triggered, microglia can morph into destroyers and take down synapses, causing depression, anxiety, and Alzheimer’s. But under the right circumstances, they can be angelic healers, repairing the brain in ways that can help alleviate symptoms and prevent disease. Hailed as “riveting,” “stunning,” and “visionary,” The Angel and the Assassin elucidates the biological basis behind the mind-body connection and offers us a radically reconceived picture of human health.

    Donna’s other books include Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology, and How You Can Heal (Atria / Simon & Schuster, 2015), The Last Best Cure (Hudson Street Press / Penguin, 2013), The Autoimmune Epidemic (Touchstone / Simon & Schuster, 2009), and Does Anybody Else Look Like Me? A Parent’s Guide to Raising Multicultural Children (Perseus, 2003). Her writing has been published in The Washington Post, Health Affairs, Aeon, More, Parenting, AARP Magazine, Glamour, and elsewhere. She blogs for Psychology Today and HuffPost.

    In addition to her work as a science journalist, Donna has been a keynote speaker at numerous universities, conferences and hospitals. Her keynote lectures include the 2019 Care Plus Annual Conference, 2018 Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care Conference, 2018 Golisano Children’s Hospital Annual Pediatric Conference, 2017 Royal Society of Medicine SIRPA Conference on Chronic Pain and Emotion, 2017 Learning and the Brain Conference, 2016 Johns Hopkins Conference on Trauma-Informed Healing, and the 2012 International Congress on Autoimmunity. She has appeared on The Today Show, National Public Radio, NBC News, and ABC News.

    Resources

    https://donnajacksonnakazawa.com

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    On today's episode host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C speaks to Christine Forner about challenging the preconceptions of dissociation.

    Christine Forner (Ba, Bsw, Msw, Rsw). Has been in the healing profession in one form or another since the age of 16 where she worked on a crisis line for teens. Christine spent the first part of her career in the front lines working at local sexual assault centres, long term therapeutic setting and shelters for domestic violence survivors. Since 2011, Christine has worked in her own private practice, which specializes in complex trauma and dissociative disorders.

    Christine has over thirty years of working with individuals with Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorders, Traumatic Dissociation, Developmental Trauma and Dissociative Disorders, with specialized training in EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Psychotherapeutic Meditation techniques, Neurofeedback and Havening. Christine is also the current clinical supervisor for WayPoints, a center in Fort McMurry, Alberta that specializes in sexual assault and domestic violence.

    Christine teaches locally and at an international level on the issue of dissociation, complex trauma, and the intersection of dissociation and mindfulness. Christine is the current President for the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. Christine has also served on the board of the ISSTD since 2010 and was the ISSTD treasurer from 2011-2017. She is the author of Dissociation, Mindfulness and Creative Meditations: Trauma informed practices to facilitate growth (Routledge, 2017). As well as avidly working with those who have been hurt the most, Christine has dedicated her professional life to educating others on the logic, normality and commonality of dissociation.

    The summation of her work is to educate practitioners about the vital importance of their presence, patients and care with those who have been through the most severe and brutal injuries so that they get treated with dignity and compassion. The four qualities of presence, patience, dignity and compassion applied to every aspect of the therapeutic process can result in profound inner healing; something every human deserves to experience.

    Resources

    https://www.isst-d.org/

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    On today's episode host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C revisits four previous episodes to take an in-depth look into the issue of disassociation.

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    Happy New Year 2020! Looking Back, Looking Forward. On today's episode, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C discusses the tears, fears, joys, sorrows, loss and grief she has experienced over the past year. She looks back on what's happened in 2019 and the lessons she learned about herself through experiencing a personal health crisis as well as the imminent death of a parent. She discusses grief, loss, healing, being a workaholic, somatic work and integrative practices and the new perspective she has found while traveling this path.

    Laura talks about what's coming up in the new year, including in person events and courses, along with 3 day Daring Way™ intensives for therapists. She leaves listeners with a loving kindness meditation moment.

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    Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today’s episode, Laura revisits her conversation with Sharon Martin, LCSW about surviving the holidays.

    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/handling-the-holidays-workbook/

    https://livewellwithsharonmartin.com

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    Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's episode, host Laura Reagan, speaks to Rebecca Bloom, LMHC, ATR- BC about art and somatic therapies in trauma work.

    Rebecca received her training in clinical art therapy at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, graduating with a Masters Degree in Art Therapy and Creativity Development. She is a Board Certified Art Therapist and Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselor.

    Over the last twenty years, Rebecca has provided counseling, training, and consulting services in the areas of youth and family services as well as adults struggling with addiction and mental health issues. Having worked in diverse racial, cultural, and socioeconomic settings Rebecca has worked hard to bring cultural competence to her work. For eight years Rebecca taught in Antioch University Seattle's masters Art Therapy program

    Currently, Rebecca is studying with Pat Ogen's Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute and am a Level 2 practitioner, www.sensorimotorpsychotherapy.org

    Rebecca is committed to her own creative process and is enjoying nature photography and felting.

    Resources

    www.bloomcounseling.com

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    Feeling holly-jolly? Maybe not so much. In this episode of the Baltimore Annapolis Psychotherapy Podcast host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C discusses three reasons why for some of us the holidays can be the most stressful time of the year. Listen in if you've ever felt stressed during the holidays with all of the emphasis on consumerism and comparing your house to everyone else's. This podcast episode is great for people who have strained relationships with family of origin, childhood trauma, and highly conflictual families.

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    Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's episode, host Laura Reagan, speaks to Casey Hersch about living with chronic illness.

    Casey Hersch is a licensed clinical social worker, consultant, author, ballroom dancer, and founder of www.lightyoursparkle.life. She specializes in integrative treatment models for chronic illness. She has enhanced her understanding of healing through her studies of holistic treatment modalities. Her own struggles with autoimmune illness (Crohn's disease) and trauma inspire her to help others connect the dots of their own lives and to embrace the many dimension of healing. She is passionate about empowering others to be experts in their own bodies. She has published articles for Social Work Today, The New Social Worker, Taste for Life, and Consciouscat.com to name a few. Pet companionship, music, dancing, and relationships are at the heart of her healing, and she emphasizes there is not a "one size fits all" approach to health. Her book, pending publication, explores the connections between illness, trauma, attachment, and resiliency.

    Resources

    https://lightyoursparkle.life/

    https://lightyoursparkle.life/more-sparkle/blog/124-the-intersection-of-autoimmune-disease-and-social-work-an-effective-partnership-for-health

    https://lightyoursparkle.life/more-sparkle/blog/37-finding-the-best-fit-in-health-care

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    Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's episode, host Laura Reagan, speaks to Dr. Alyssa Berlin about preparing to become a parent.

    Dr. Alyssa Berlin is a clinical psychologist specializing in pregnancy, postpartum and parenting. She offers private counseling for women individually and with their partners on issues such as anxiousness and emotional fluctuation during pregnancy, postpartum blues and depression, and the complex issues that can arise between and around new and expectant parents.

    Dr. Berlin is the creator of The AfterBirth Plan Workshop, a program that prepares couples for what to expect after a baby is born and how to prepare for a physically and emotionally healthy postpartum transition for the baby, for each partner and for the evolving relationship.

    Dr. Berlin is a labor support doula, combining her psychological background and her doula training to help women and their partners feel empowered and comfortable in the labor and delivery process, both on a physical and emotional level. Dr. Berlin has a specific expertise addressing anxiety, fear or any other emotional concern that may arise around having a baby before, during and after the birth.

    Dr. Berlin is is on the Board of Advisors for the International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN) and is a faculty member of Maternal Mental Health NOW Training institute. She conducts a multitude of live pregnancy and parenting workshops throughout Southern California and globally via Skype. You can read Dr. Alyssa's blogs on the Huffington Post where she contributes to PBS's 'This Emotional Life" project.

    Dr. Berlin received her doctorate at Argosy University in Atlanta, GA, went on to become a certified Gottman educator and is a member of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Alyssa and her husband, prenatal chiropractor Dr. Elliot Berlin live in Los Angeles and are the proud parents of four amazing children.

    Resources

    https://www.doctorberlin.com/

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    Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's episode, host Laura Reagan, speaks to

    Joseph R. Lee, LCSW, Certified Jungian Analyst

    Joseph R. Lee is a certified Jungian Analyst and licensed clinical social worker in private practice in Virginia Beach, Virginia at www.DepthPsychotherapy.net. He works with adults and teens. He is currently the president of The Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts, www.cgjungphiladelphia.org, which provides a public seminar and trains Jungian Analysts. He is accredited by the I.A.A.P., and received his Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. He lectures nationally on the Hermetic Kabbalah with a focus on its reinterpretation through modern idioms.

    Lisa Marchiano, LCSW, Certified Jungian Analyst

    Lisa Marchiano is a licensed clinical social worker and certified Jungian analyst in private practice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She received her MSW from New York University and completed analytic training at the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. She is also a mom. Lisa is on the faculty of the Philadelphia Jung Institute. Her writings have appeared in Quillette, the journal Psychological Perspectives and in PSYCHED Magazine. She blogs on parenting for Psyche Central at Big Picture Parenting, and on Jungian topics at www.theJungSoul.com. Lisa is building an online community where mothers can explore the profound changes that motherhood brings. Please come by and visit at motherhoodtransformation.com.

    Deborah Stewart, LCSW, Certified Jungian Analyst

    Deborah Stewart is a Jungian Analyst and Licensed Clinical Social Worker residing in Cape Cod, MA. You can find her at www.DeborahCStewart.com She is a member of the Philadelphia Association of Jungian Analysts, where she co-chairs and teaches in the training seminar and contributes to the Association’s blog. She is an active member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and participates in other professional organizations. She has a special interest in trauma and is the author of Encounters with Monsters: The Significance of Non-Human Images of Trauma in the Psyche.

    Resources

    http://www.thisjungianlife.com/

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    Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In today's episode, host Laura Reagan, speaks to Dr. Jane Tornatore about learning to be kind with ourselves.

    Dr. Jane Tornatore has dedicated her career to helping people be kinder to themselves. Her style incorporates compassion, curiosity, deep listening, and heartfelt optimism, along with powerful shots of playfulness. She draws on her extensive professional training and wide-ranging life experiences to help people release old patterns and unnecessary stress.

    A therapist, speaker, and author based in Seattle, local and national audiences rave about her engaging workshops on perfectionism, self-compassion, improving brain health, reducing stress, and the Caregiver Rollercoaster.

    Dr. Tornatore received a Master’s degree at the University of Illinois, and a PhD at the University of Minnesota. Before going into private practice, she spent two decades working in the field of Alzheimer’s, including research and working for the Alzheimer’s Association. She has authored over 20 articles and just published a book—Everything is Perfect, Just Not ME! A Roadmap for Self-Acceptance.

    For those who can't come into her office, Dr. Tornatore also offers a 3-month program called 7 Powerful Practices For Your Inner-Perfectionist. The course uses a combination of on-line training and group phone calls to help people create the lasting change they have always wanted, to go from stressed out and negative, to calm and positive.

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