237 episodes

Two Austin therapists and their world-recognized guest experts break down modern attachment, relational neuroscience and trauma in a challenging but entertaining format designed to keep you off unconscious autopilot and moving towards closer connections.

Find us at https://therapistuncensored.com

Therapist Uncensored Podcast Sue Marriott LCSW, CGP & Ann Kelley PhD

    • Science
    • 4.8 • 146 Ratings

Two Austin therapists and their world-recognized guest experts break down modern attachment, relational neuroscience and trauma in a challenging but entertaining format designed to keep you off unconscious autopilot and moving towards closer connections.

Find us at https://therapistuncensored.com

    Security Individually, Relationally, and in Community with Ann & Sue (237)

    Security Individually, Relationally, and in Community with Ann & Sue (237)

    This is our final part where we lean into the last section of the book to help us all build a deeper connection, Moving from individual to interpersonal and then societal levels, we discuss the complexities of human connection. Ann and Sue touch on leadership and the need for nuance in navigating today's challenges while aiming to expand beyond just the Western lens. Whether it be with your partner or even how you navigate your community - building security helps us find a state of curiosity, openness, and wonder.

    • 29 min
    Shifting Activation Levels: Part II of Secure Relating with Ann & Sue (236)

    Shifting Activation Levels: Part II of Secure Relating with Ann & Sue (236)

    Following the launch of the book, our virtual party, and our Modern Attachment conference in Austin, TX, Ann and Sue open with gratitude from the event, and for the overwhelming outpour of love and support from our community and those who help inspire this content. As we dive into more chapters of the book, we lean into understanding the attachment spectrum colors, recognizing what is happening internally when we feel activated, and shifting activation levels.

    • 26 min
    Holding Your Own - Exploring the Concepts of Our Book with Ann & Sue

    Holding Your Own - Exploring the Concepts of Our Book with Ann & Sue

    After years of hard work, Sue and Ann could not be more excited to celebrate the release of their book. This episode discusses the themes and concepts, while emphasizing the importance of secure relating and holding one's own in an insecure world. They highlight the need for connection, collaboration, and tolerance in order to overcome division and polarization. Listen and explore their overview of the three sections of the book, and how they each represent a stage in the process of healing and personal growth.

    • 51 min
    Integrative Attachment Therapy with Dr. David Elliott (234)

    Integrative Attachment Therapy with Dr. David Elliott (234)

    Over 100 episodes after their last interview, Ann and Sue are thrilled to be back discussing all things attachment with Dr. David Elliott. Together they delve into the Three Pillars therapy model development, centered around three key elements: enhancing collaboration, fostering metacognition, and constructing new internal working models through imagery. Dr. Elliott elaborates on how the therapeutic journey prioritizes the therapeutic alliance, perspective-taking, and employing mental imagery to cultivate fresh attachment dynamics.

    • 58 min
    Information Processing: Sunglasses, Early Attachment & More with Ann & Sue (233)

    Information Processing: Sunglasses, Early Attachment & More with Ann & Sue (233)

    Ann and Sue are back for another deep dive, this time on all things information processing. Using the concept of sunglasses as a metaphor for information distortion, they explain how our internal working models and attachment experiences shape the way we perceive and interpret information. The sunglasses represent different states of activation, with clear glasses indicating a secure state and aviator sunglasses representing a defensive, self-protective state. Sunglasses can affect our relationships - but they don't have to stop us from building healthy connections. Follow along as we explore the importance of curiosity, self-reflection, and open-mindedness in navigating relationships.

    • 47 min
    Collective Activation: Navigating Today's Social Crisis (232)

    Collective Activation: Navigating Today's Social Crisis (232)

    Ann and Sue delve into the pressing emotional and social challenges confronting our world today. They examine the impact of divisive political rhetoric, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, collective distrust, and widespread trauma on individuals and society as a whole. Emphasizing the necessity of self-awareness and accountability, they underscore the role each person plays in contributing to collective healing and regulation. Throughout their conversation, Ann and Sue stress the importance of vulnerability, genuine connection, and the pursuit of healing as essential components of addressing systemic issues and promoting relational solutions. They also tackle the complexities of polarization, advocating for open-mindedness, nuance, and empathy in navigating ideological differences and fostering constructive dialogue. Explore the transformative potential of emotions like anger and the power of connection and love in driving positive societal change.

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
146 Ratings

146 Ratings

Sensitivity is good. ,

Life-changing and reassuring!

Hi from Australia and thank you for presenting this amazing and important information! I’ve just discovered you and feel a positive shift happening already. I love your friendly, intelligent conversations…deep concepts delivered in an easily understood way. I’m thrilled you are ad-free, please keep it pure that way. I’m going to join your patreon to help with that! With gratitude, Susy. x

petagold ,

Love this podcast ❤️

Love these chats! Invaluable to understanding behaviour, learning to get curious over reactive. This stuff has become even more important to me since becoming a parent.
There’s so much talk about domestic violence and coercive control and “what can we do about it? 🤷🏽‍♀️” how about… reassessing our own reactions? Moving to our parental reactions to our own kids? How about helping with emotional development?
How about becoming aware of our our own behaviours and reactions to feelings, and in that, naturally passing on these understandings.
Amazing. Thank-you 🙏🏽

LeelaKalyani ,

Love this podcast

My favourite podcast at the moment ! Sue & Ann you’ve both empowered me so deeply through these episodes in understanding myself, my internal working model & relationship dynamics so much. Thank you !

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