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Laura Reagan, LCSW-C, Psychotherapist, Burnout Prevention Consultant and Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator interviews guests to discuss holistic and alternative approaches used in psychotherapy, counseling, coaching and healing sessions. Be a fly on the wall as therapists discuss the practice of psychotherapy and how they implement self care into their own lives to prevent therapist burnout. Conversations about mindfulness, self compassion, The Daring Way™, EMDR, art therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, other somatic methods, trauma, parenting, attachment will get you thinking deeply about therapy and the universal experience of being human, with all the joy and pain that entails.

Therapy Chat Laura Reagan, LCSW-C

    • Mental Health
    • 4.5 • 46 Ratings

Laura Reagan, LCSW-C, Psychotherapist, Burnout Prevention Consultant and Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator interviews guests to discuss holistic and alternative approaches used in psychotherapy, counseling, coaching and healing sessions. Be a fly on the wall as therapists discuss the practice of psychotherapy and how they implement self care into their own lives to prevent therapist burnout. Conversations about mindfulness, self compassion, The Daring Way™, EMDR, art therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, other somatic methods, trauma, parenting, attachment will get you thinking deeply about therapy and the universal experience of being human, with all the joy and pain that entails.

    255: Expressive + Play Therapies, Nature + Mindfulness For Traumatised Children + Families with Dr. Janet Courtney

    255: Expressive + Play Therapies, Nature + Mindfulness For Traumatised Children + Families with Dr. Janet Courtney

    Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In this week's episode Laura interviews Dr Janet Courtney, a play therapist and author of several books including, "Healing Child and Family Trauma through Expressive and Play Therapies: Art, Nature, Storytelling, Body and Mindfulness." In this week's episode, part 1 of a two part conversation, Janet describes how she uses expressive and play therapy as well as nature, somatic work and mindfulness to help children and families who have experienced trauma. Listen in to this fascinating conversation that will be of interest to parents and therapists alike. 
    Janet A. Courtney, PhD, RPT-S is Founder of FirstPlay® Therapy (an infant play therapy model) and founder of the FirstPlayCafe blog. Dr. Courtney is author of, “Healing Child and Family Trauma through Expressive and Play Therapies: Art, Nature, Storytelling, Body and Mindfulness,” and author and Editor of the groundbreaking books, “Infant Play Therapy: Foundations, Models, Programs and Practice, “ and “Touch in Child Counseling and Play Therapy: An Ethical and Clinical Guide.” She is a TEDx Speaker, a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor, and past chair of the Ethics and Practice committee for the Association of Play Therapy and past President of the Florida Association for Play Therapy. Beginning in 1997 she was an Adjunct Professor in the School of Social Work at Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida. Her research into practitioner experiences of training in touch and Developmental Play Therapy is published in the American Journal of Art Therapy and the International Journal of Play Therapy. She offers a certification to practitioners in FirstPlay Therapy® and provides training to professionals in the Ethical and Clinical Competencies of Touch, Expressive Play Therapies, and nature-based Play Therapy. Dr. Courtney has created a unique form of therapeutic storytelling called, FirstPlay Kinesthetic Storytelling® that can be found in her children’s book, The Magic Rainbow. She has been invited to speak nationally and internationally including Bali, Indonesia, the Cayman Islands, England, Ireland, Morocco, Russia and the Ukraine. 
    Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2 month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat.
    Resources
    www.FirstPlayTherapy.com 
    www.FirstPlaycafe.com 
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    Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio 

    • 46 min
    254: The Holidays + Family Dysfunction with Sharon Martin

    254: The Holidays + Family Dysfunction with Sharon Martin

    Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In this week's episode host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C shares feedback sent in by listeners in response to last week's episode with Tina Gilbertson. Laura responds to the listeners' comments and shares her perspective. After that, you will hear a replay of a past episode on why the holidays can be difficult and what can help (even though this was recorded before Coronavirus, it's relevant!).
    Then listen in for a replay of a past interview with recent guest Sharon Martin, LCSW on the dynamics and communication patterns that are common in abusive and dysfunctional families, and how it can impact us.
    Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2 month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat.
    Resources
    https://sharonmartincounseling.com 
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    Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button. 
    Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here. 
    Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio 

    • 1 hr 24 min
    253: Family Estrangement with Tina Gilbertson

    253: Family Estrangement with Tina Gilbertson

    Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C speaks with Tina Gilbertson, the author of Reconnecting with Your Estranged Adult Child. As the winter holidays approach, many families will have uncomfortable conversations happening about politics. Many families have found relationships strained by the stress of the political situation in our country. Laura and Tina discussed how family estrangement happens and what parents who want to reconnect with their estranged adult children can do to repair their relationships.
    Tina Gilbertson is a psychotherapist and author of Reconnecting with Your Estranged Adult Child. Her work has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, Glamour, Real Simple and Redbook. In 2019, Tina cofounded www.ReconnectionClub.com, offering education, community, and support to help estranged parents repair their relationships with their adult children. Originally from Vancouver, B.C., Canada, she now lives in Denver, CO. Find out more about her work at www.TinaGilbertson.com.
    Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2 month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat.
    Resources
    www.TinaGilbertson.com
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    Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here. 

    Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio 

    • 46 min
    252: Teletherapy With Kids with Dr. Roseann Cappana-hodge

    252: Teletherapy With Kids with Dr. Roseann Cappana-hodge

    Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In this week's episode host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C speaks with returning guest Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge. Roseann is the author of multiple books including "Teletherapy Toolkit™". Laura and Roseann discussed the challenges of providing psychotherapy to children using a virtual format and Roseann offered hope and help for therapists and families who are using this medium during the pandemic. Tune in for an interesting discussion that will be helpful for therapists, teachers and parents as we all navigate the way our interpersonal communication has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic which is affecting the United States and the world.
    Dr. Roseann is a mental health trailblazer, founder of The Global Institute of Children’s Mental Health and Dr. Roseann & Associates, who is, “changing the way we view and treat children’s mental health”. FORBES magazine called her, “A thought leader in children’s mental health”. Her work has helped thousands reverse the most challenging conditions, such as ADHD, anxiety, mood, autism, learning disability, Lyme, and PANS/PANDAS using PROVEN holistic therapies such as neurofeedback, biofeedback, and psychotherapy. She is the author of the first ever book on teletherapy activities for child and adolescent therapists, “Teletherapy Toolkit™” and It’s Gonna be OK!™ book and The Get Unstuck Program™, which are resources for parents to reverse their child’s symptoms. She has been featured on dozens of media outlets including: Fox, CBS, NBC, FORBES, PARENTS, and New York Times.
    Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2 month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat.
    Resources
    Dr Roseann's website: https://www.drroseann.com 
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    Leave me a message via Speakpipe by going to https://therapychatpodcast.com and clicking on the green Speakpipe button. 

    Thank you for listening to Therapy Chat! Please be sure to go to iTunes and leave a rating and review, subscribe and download episodes. You can also download the Therapy Chat app on iTunes by clicking here. 

    Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio 

    • 44 min
    251: Perfectly Hidden Depression with Dr. Margaret Rutherford

    251: Perfectly Hidden Depression with Dr. Margaret Rutherford

    Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In this week's episode, recorded prior to the start of the pandemic, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews therapist Dr. Margaret Rutherford, author of the recent book "Perfectly Hidden Depression" and host of the Self Work Podcast. Though the interview took place pre-pandemic, the subject of the discussion is just as timely now, if not more so, with so many people impacted by the mental health effects of the events of 2020.
    Dr. Margaret Rutherford, a clinical psychologist, has practiced for twenty-six years in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Earning the 2009 Arkansas Private Practitioner of the Year award for her volunteer work at a local free health clinic, she began blogging and podcasting in 2012 to destigmatize mental illness and educate the public about therapy and treatment. With her compassionate and common-sense style, her work can be found at HuffPost, Psych Central, Psychology Today, The Mighty, the Gottman Blog and others. She hosts a weekly podcast, The SelfWork Podcast with Dr. Margaret Rutherford. And her new book, Perfectly Hidden Depression: How to Break Free from the Perfectionism that Masks Your Depression, is published by New Harbinger and available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble or your local bookstore.
    Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2 month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat.
    Resources
    Find everything Margaret is doing, including her book, podcast and therapy work at - www.drmargaretrutherford.com 
    Purchase Margaret's book, Perfectly Hidden Depression, here: https://amzn.to/3eut0fe
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    Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio 

    • 41 min
    250: Overcoming Perfectionism with Sharon Martin-LCSW

    250: Overcoming Perfectionism with Sharon Martin-LCSW

    Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In this week's episode, recorded prior to the start of the pandemic, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews therapist Sharon Martin, LCSW, author of the recent book "The CBT Workbook for Perfectionism" and blogger for Psych Central.
    Though the interview took place pre-pandemic, the subject of the discussion is just as timely now, if not more so, with so many people impacted by the mental health effects of the events of 2020. Sharon and Laura discussed perfectionism and the process of personal growth and change.
    Sharon Martin, LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist, mental health writer, and media contributor on emotional health and relationships. Her psychotherapy practice, in San Jose, CA, specializes in helping individuals struggling with perfectionism, codependency, and people-pleasing. Her own struggle to feel “good enough”, inspired her passion for helping others learn to accept and love themselves. Sharon writes the popular blog Happily Imperfect for PsychCentral.com and is the author of The CBT Workbook for Perfectionism.
    Thank you to this episode's sponsor, TherapyNotes. Get a 2 month free trial of TherapyNotes by going to www.TherapyNotes.com and using the promo code TherapyChat.
    Resources
    Sharon's website is: https://livewellwithsharonmartin.com 
    Purchase her book at - https://amzn.to/3kWVaBK 
    Learn more about Sonya Renee Taylor - the Body is Not An Apology here: https://thebodyisnotanapology.com/about-tbinaa/history-mission-and-vision/
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    Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio 

    • 39 min

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Thank you for: Trauma Explained! (3/16/18)

No wonder I've been "in my head" ignoring the feelings in my body. I wasn't knowingly doing this. I learned early in life that was how to survive. Thank you for suggesting Lynn Fraser's Fear of Trauma Stored in the Body. It's such a clear explanation of how I learned to live AND the way out! Thank you Laura!

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I’m a Registered Psychologist in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. I discovered this podcast in summer 2017 and I love it. Every episode is informative and interesting. It helps me with my theoretical understanding of childhood trauma and my clinical practice. I want to commend Laura and her amazing guests for supporting the important work of healing childhood trauma. I share these podcasts (almost daily) with my clients and my colleagues because they are so valuable for healing childhood trauma. (I think the only reason there aren’t more raving reviews is because it’s challenging to figure out how to review the podcast on this app.) Laura, you’re amazing! I thank you for producing these podcasts and I encourage you to keep doing so! All my best to you, Dr. Teressa Grosko

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