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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

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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.

    436: Nervous System Regulation + The Developing Brain - With Lisa Dion

    436: Nervous System Regulation + The Developing Brain - With Lisa Dion

    Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week's interview features Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S. Lisa Dion, LPC, RPT-S, is an international teacher, creator of Synergetic Play Therapy, founder and President of the Synergetic Play Therapy Institute, co-founder of the Synergetic Education Institute, creator of the Business of Therapy and host of the Lessons from the Playroom podcast.
    She is the author of Aggression in Play Therapy: A Neurobiological Approach for Integrating Intensity and is the 2015 recipient of the Association for Play Therapy’s Professional Education and Training Award of Excellence.
    I heard Lisa speak last year in London and really appreciated her vibrant, interesting way of speaking about neuroscience and nervous system regulation; the developing brain, and trauma and attachment. That's what we talked about in this week's episode. Hope you'll find it thought-provoking!
    Follow Lisa Dion on Instagram at: @synergeticplaytherapy @Synergeticplaytherapyinstitute @lisadion
    Watch this episode in video format on YouTube!
    Check out the trainings and other offerings related to trauma and attachment via the PESI/Psychotherapy Networker partner page and get special discounts! 
    The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an EMDRIA-approved EMDR Therapy training institute created by Dr. Jamie Marich, a clinician and author who is on a mission to confront stigma around mental health, trauma, and dissociation.
    They’re offering a special discount to Therapy Chat listeners! Save 15% on any of their courses or CE programs including EMDR basic training until the end of 2024. Go to instituteforcreativemindfulness.com and use promo code: 15OffForListeners. 
    Thank you to TherapyNotes for sponsoring this week’s episode! TherapyNotes makes billing, scheduling, notetaking, and telehealth incredibly easy. And now, for all you prescribers out there, TherapyNotes is proudly introducing E-prescribe! Try it today with no strings attached, and see why everyone is switching toTherapyNotes, now featuring E-prescribe! Use promo code “chat” at www.therapynotes.com to receive 2 FREE months of TherapyNotes!!
    Join the TTN e-mail list to learn what's coming up in 2024 with Therapy Chat, Trauma Chat and Trauma Therapist Network and get my free PDF 5 Common Mistakes People Make When Searching For A Trauma Therapist here!
    Find my most frequently recommended resources for learning about trauma here – includes recommended books and trainings.
    Find a trauma therapist near you via findtraumatherapy.com! We believe that trauma is real, healing is possible and help is available at Trauma Therapist Network. 
    Love Therapy Chat? Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and subscribe where you listen to your podcasts! Thank you!
    Podcast produced by Vaudeo Productions - https://vaudeoproductions.com


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    • 38 min
    435: Developmental Trauma, Autoimmune + Integrative Nutrition with Dr. Leslie Korn

    435: Developmental Trauma, Autoimmune + Integrative Nutrition with Dr. Leslie Korn

    Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In the last of the interviews from Psychotherapy Networker Symposium in March 2024, I was fortunate to have a deep conversation with my friend and colleague Dr. Leslie Korn. Leslie has been a guest on Therapy Chat previously and I've learned so much from her about integrative nutrition and trauma.
    This time we talked about the intersection between childhood trauma, "dis-ease," "dis-orders," autoimmune responses, integrative nutrition and overall health and wellbeing. I talked about my own journey with a health crisis between 2015 and 2019 and what I've learned since then. We touched on attachment, developmental trauma, hormones, autoimmune responses, integrative nutrition and mental health, among many other things, in this fascinating conversation!
    Work with Leslie via her website here. 
    Check out Dr. Leslie Korn's trainings and other offerings related to trauma and integrative nutrition via the PESI/Psychotherapy Networker partner page and get special discounts! 
    Watch this episode in video format on YouTube!
    TIME SENSITIVE INFO FOR TRAUMA THERAPISTS: 
    *Trauma Therapists*, my membership community, TTN is NOW OPEN until June 7th, 2024 ! If you haven't already, Add your name to the waiting list here for first access and a special discount! Those who are already on the waiting list, check your email for the registration link and a discount code to save 25% on your first month!
    The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an EMDRIA-approved EMDR Therapy training institute created by Dr. Jamie Marich, a clinician and author who is on a mission to confront stigma around mental health, trauma, and dissociation.
    They’re offering a special discount to Therapy Chat listeners! Save 15% on any of their courses or CE programs including EMDR basic training until the end of 2024. Go to instituteforcreativemindfulness.com and use promo code: 15OffForListeners. 
    Thank you to TherapyNotes for sponsoring this week’s episode! TherapyNotes makes billing, scheduling, notetaking, and telehealth incredibly easy. And now, for all you prescribers out there, TherapyNotes is proudly introducing E-prescribe! Try it today with no strings attached, and see why everyone is switching toTherapyNotes, now featuring E-prescribe! Use promo code “chat” at www.therapynotes.com to receive 2 FREE months of TherapyNotes!!
    Join the TTN e-mail list to learn what's coming up in 2024 with Therapy Chat, Trauma Chat and Trauma Therapist Network and get my free PDF 5 Common Mistakes People Make When Searching For A Trauma Therapist here!
    Find my most frequently recommended resources for learning about trauma here – includes recommended books and trainings.
    Find a trauma therapist near you via findtraumatherapy.com! We believe that trauma is real, healing is possible and help is available at Trauma Therapist Network. 
    Love Therapy Chat? Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and subscribe where you listen to your podcasts! Thank you!
    Podcast produced by Vaudeo Productions - https://vaudeoproductions.com


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    • 1 hr
    434: Shame As An Adaptation To Trauma + Attachment Wounds with Dr. Janina Fisher

    434: Shame As An Adaptation To Trauma + Attachment Wounds with Dr. Janina Fisher

    This week's episode is the fourth of five live interviews recorded live at Psychotherapy Networker Symposium in March. This week's guest is someone I have admired and learned from for years, Dr. Janina Fisher! Janina Fisher was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Networker this year.
    I was so honored to be able to sit down with her face to face to discuss a topic she spoke about at the conference, the challenge of how shame shows up in our lives and can present obstacles along our healing paths. I shared some of my observations from my own lived experience of the insidious way shame can creep in without us even realizing its impact, and Janina spoke about shame as a somatic adaptation, and how trauma therapists can work with shame effectively to help clients who are unconsciously operating and responding from that space.
    I was so grateful to speak with this amazing teacher who has done so much for the field of trauma therapy over more than 30 years! Because of some tech issues, this is a shorter episode than usual. Many valuable nuggets for therapists and anyone who wants to understand how shame can insidiously take over and get in the way of how we want to live our lives!
    Learn about Janina Fisher's work at her website: https://janinafisher.com/
    Register for Janina's TIST training
    Check out Janina Fisher's trainings and other offerings related to trauma, attachment and shame via the PESI/Psychotherapy Networker partner page and get special discounts! 
    TIME SENSITIVE INFO FOR TRAUMA THERAPISTS: 
    *Trauma Therapists*, my membership community, TTN is NOW OPEN until June 1st, 2024 ! If you haven't already, Add your name to the waiting list here for first access and a special discount! Those who are already on the waiting list, check your email for the registration link and a discount code to save 25% on your first month!
    Watch this episode in video format on YouTube!
    The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an EMDRIA-approved EMDR Therapy training institute created by Dr. Jamie Marich, a clinician and author who is on a mission to confront stigma around mental health, trauma, and dissociation.
    They’re offering a special discount to Therapy Chat listeners! Save 15% on any of their courses or CE programs including EMDR basic training until the end of 2024. Go to instituteforcreativemindfulness.com and use promo code: 15OffForListeners. 
    Thank you to TherapyNotes for sponsoring this week’s episode! TherapyNotes makes billing, scheduling, notetaking, and telehealth incredibly easy. And now, for all you prescribers out there, TherapyNotes is proudly introducing E-prescribe! Try it today with no strings attached, and see why everyone is switching toTherapyNotes, now featuring E-prescribe! Use promo code “chat” at www.therapynotes.com to receive 2 FREE months of TherapyNotes!!
    Join the TTN e-mail list to learn what's coming up in 2024 with Therapy Chat, Trauma Chat and Trauma Therapist Network and get my free PDF 5 Common Mistakes People Make When Searching For A Trauma Therapist here!
    Find my most frequently recommended resources for learning about trauma here – includes recommended books and trainings.
    Find a trauma therapist near you via findtraumatherapy.com! We believe that trauma is real, healing is possible and help is available at Trauma Therapist Network. 
    Love Therapy Chat? Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and subscribe where you listen to your podcasts! Thank you!
    Podcast produced by Vaudeo Productions - https://vaudeoproductions.com


    Our Sponsors:
    * Check out Happy Mammoth and use my code CHAT to save 15% on your first order at www.happymammoth.com!
    * Check out Seed and use my code 25LIVING for a great deal: https://seed.com


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    • 23 min
    433: Decolonizing Mental Health With Dr. Shawna Murray-Browne

    433: Decolonizing Mental Health With Dr. Shawna Murray-Browne

    This week's episode, recorded live at Psychotherapy Networker in March, features a very special guest: Dr. Shawna Murray Browne, LCSW-C. I was so fortunate to spend time with Shawna as she spoke about what the process of decolonization and reconnecting to the land can look like. Her course, Decolonizing Therapy for Black Folks, was so deeply impactful for me, and I barely scratched the surface of it beginning four years ago. In our conversation we both shared about our personal experiences during our journeys toward decolonization, touching on many meaningful milestones along the way. I deeply admire Dr. Shawna Murray Browne, LCSW-C and I hope you will be equally inspired when you listen to or watch this episode of Therapy Chat. 
    Listen to our conversation to learn about Shawna's training program in her Liberatory framework teaching therapists to recognize how our field is influenced by colonization and what we can do to begin working from a decolonization perspective. She speaks about how trauma can be transcended through this collective healing process and how she works with leaders and organizations to decolonize their ways of practicing. She paints an optimistic and hopeful picture of the resources available to assist those who don't have the means to access therapy, and describes some of the many valuable community resources available in her home city of Baltimore.
    Learn about the School for Liberation Focused Healing: (home of DTBF and group coaching for therapists and wellness practitioners)
    Find consultation for organizations at https://kindredwellness.net
    For access to oral histories, and resources for leaders looking for support in reconnecting to the land, go to: https://shawnamurraybrowne.com
    Find Dr. Shawna on Instagram; Find Cllctivly at https://cllctivly.org/
    *Trauma Therapists*, my membership community opens for new members later in May! Add your name to the waiting list here for first access and a special discount!
    Watch this episode in video format on YouTube!
    The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an EMDRIA-approved EMDR Therapy training institute created by Dr. Jamie Marich, a clinician and author who is on a mission to confront stigma around mental health, trauma, and dissociation.
    They’re offering a special discount to Therapy Chat listeners! Save 15% on any of their courses or CE programs including EMDR basic training until the end of 2024. Go to instituteforcreativemindfulness.com and use promo code: 15OffForListeners. 
    Thank you to TherapyNotes for sponsoring this week’s episode! TherapyNotes makes billing, scheduling, notetaking, and telehealth incredibly easy. And now, for all you prescribers out there, TherapyNotes is proudly introducing E-prescribe! Try it today with no strings attached, and see why everyone is switching toTherapyNotes, now featuring E-prescribe! Use promo code “chat” at www.therapynotes.com to receive 2 FREE months of TherapyNotes!!
    Join the TTN e-mail list to learn what's coming up in 2024 with Therapy Chat, Trauma Chat and Trauma Therapist Network and get my free PDF 5 Common Mistakes People Make When Searching For A Trauma Therapist here!
    Find my most frequently recommended resources for learning about trauma here – includes recommended books and trainings.
    Find a trauma therapist near you via findtraumatherapy.com! We believe that trauma is real, healing is possible and help is available at Trauma Therapist Network. 
    Love Therapy Chat? Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and subscribe where you listen to your podcasts! Thank you!
    Podcast produced by Vaudeo Productions - https://vaudeoproductions.com


    Our Sponsors:
    * Check out Happy Mammoth and use my code CHAT to save 15% on your first order at www.happymammoth.com!
    * Check out Seed and use my code 25LIVING for a great deal: https://seed.com


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    • 36 min
    432: Healing Trauma Through Yoga + Somatic Psychotherapy - With Dr. Arielle Schwartz

    432: Healing Trauma Through Yoga + Somatic Psychotherapy - With Dr. Arielle Schwartz

    This week's episode is the second in the live episodes recorded at Psychotherapy Networker back in March - my guest today is Dr. Arielle Schwartz! We talked about our own healing journeys, how yoga can help trauma survivors with embodiment, integrative therapies, and much more. Be sure to check out the link in the show notes for special partner discounts on Arielle's many offerings through PESI! 
    Dr. Arielle Schwartz is a clinical psychologist and leading voice in the healing of trauma. She is an internationally sought-out teacher and author of seven books including The Complex PTSD Workbook, The Post-Traumatic Growth Guidebook, EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology, and Applied Polyvagal Theory in Yoga. As the founder of the Center for Resilience Informed Therapy, she offers a mind-body approach to therapy for trauma and informational mental health and wellness updates through her writing, public speaking, social media presence, and blog. She believes that the journey of trauma recovery is an awakening of the spiritual heart.
    Check out Arielle's trainings and other offerings related to somatic psychology via the PESI/Psychotherapy Networker partner page and get special discounts! 
    Find Arielle Schwartz online at https://drarielleschwartz.com/ 
    Arielle has an in person workshop coming up in North Carolina at the Art of Living. Learn more and register here!
    Trauma Therapists, my membership community opens for new members later in May! Add your name to the waiting list here for first access and a special discount!
    Watch this episode in video format on YouTube!
    The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an EMDRIA-approved EMDR Therapy training institute created by Dr. Jamie Marich, a clinician and author who is on a mission to confront stigma around mental health, trauma, and dissociation.
    They’re offering a special discount to Therapy Chat listeners! Save 15% on any of their courses or CE programs including EMDR basic training until the end of 2024. Go to instituteforcreativemindfulness.com and use promo code: 15OffForListeners. 
    Thank you to TherapyNotes for sponsoring this week’s episode! TherapyNotes makes billing, scheduling, notetaking, and telehealth incredibly easy. And now, for all you prescribers out there, TherapyNotes is proudly introducing E-prescribe! Try it today with no strings attached, and see why everyone is switching toTherapyNotes, now featuring E-prescribe! Use promo code “chat” at www.therapynotes.com to receive 2 FREE months of TherapyNotes!!
    Join the TTN e-mail list to learn what's coming up in 2024 with Therapy Chat, Trauma Chat and Trauma Therapist Network and get my free PDF 5 Common Mistakes People Make When Searching For A Trauma Therapist here!
    Find my most frequently recommended resources for learning about trauma here – includes recommended books and trainings.
    Find a trauma therapist near you via findtraumatherapy.com! We believe that trauma is real, healing is possible and help is available at Trauma Therapist Network. 
    Love Therapy Chat? Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and subscribe where you listen to your podcasts! Thank you!
    Podcast produced by Vaudeo Productions - https://vaudeoproductions.com


    Our Sponsors:
    * Check out Happy Mammoth and use my code CHAT to save 15% on your first order at www.happymammoth.com!
    * Check out Seed and use my code 25LIVING for a great deal: https://seed.com


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    • 43 min
    431: Clinical Hypnosis in Trauma Therapy - With Courtney Armstrong

    431: Clinical Hypnosis in Trauma Therapy - With Courtney Armstrong

    This week on Therapy Chat you'll hear the first of 5 conversations recorded live at Psychotherapy Networker in March! My guest this week is the delightful Courtney Armstrong, LPC, an expert in trauma-informed clinical hypnosis. Listen in as Courtney demystifies this topic and explains how trauma informed clinical hypnosis can support therapists in practicing more authentically for better therapeutic outcomes. Therapists, be sure to check out the link in the show notes where in partnership with PESI/Psychotherapy Networker, many of Courtney's home study courses are offered at a discounted price. 
    With over 25 years of experience, Courtney Armstrong, LPC is a licensed professional counselor and the founder of the Institute for Trauma Informed Hypnotherapy. She’s certified by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, is the mastermind behind the clinical hypnosis training program for the US Veterans Administration and has trained countless clinicians globally. Courtney's bestselling books, “Rethinking Trauma Treatment,” “The Therapeutic Aha!,” and “Transforming Traumatic Grief,' showcase her expertise in helping clients reclaim resilience after trauma. From national television to the stage at the Psychotherapy Networker, Symposium, she's been a go-to expert on trauma-informed clinical hypnosis. 
    Check out Courtney's trainings in trauma informed clinical hypnosis via the PESI/Psychotherapy Networker partner page and get special discounts! 
    Find Courtney online at https://realworldtherapy.com and https://traumainformedhypnotherapy.com! 
    Watch this episode in video format on YouTube!
    The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an EMDRIA-approved EMDR Therapy training institute created by Dr. Jamie Marich, a clinician and author who is on a mission to confront stigma around mental health, trauma, and dissociation.
    They’re offering a special discount to Therapy Chat listeners! Save 15% on any of their courses or CE programs including EMDR basic training until the end of 2024. Go to instituteforcreativemindfulness.com and use promo code: 15OffForListeners. 
    Thank you to TherapyNotes for sponsoring this week’s episode! TherapyNotes makes billing, scheduling, notetaking, and telehealth incredibly easy. And now, for all you prescribers out there, TherapyNotes is proudly introducing E-prescribe! Try it today with no strings attached, and see why everyone is switching toTherapyNotes, now featuring E-prescribe! Use promo code “chat” at www.therapynotes.com to receive 2 FREE months of TherapyNotes!!
    Join the TTN e-mail list to learn what's coming up in 2024 with Therapy Chat, Trauma Chat and Trauma Therapist Network and get my free PDF 5 Common Mistakes People Make When Searching For A Trauma Therapist here!
    Find my most frequently recommended resources for learning about trauma here – includes recommended books and trainings.
    Find a trauma therapist near you via findtraumatherapy.com! We believe that trauma is real, healing is possible and help is available at Trauma Therapist Network. 
    Love Therapy Chat? Leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts, and subscribe where you listen to your podcasts! Thank you!
    Podcast produced by Vaudeo Productions - https://vaudeoproductions.com


    Our Sponsors:
    * Check out Happy Mammoth and use my code CHAT to save 15% on your first order at www.happymammoth.com!
    * Check out Seed and use my code 25LIVING for a great deal: https://seed.com


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    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

Nicjj85 ,

Excellent podcast

I’ve listened for years, as a mental health practitioner it has facilitated my ongoing CPD. I also appreciate Laura’s LGBTQI+ inclusivity.

u*dtfuukhsshsmnskgsjysf ,

I love ya’ll

First of all thank you, I listen to this a lot and it helps me find myself. I have been bullied, i have self-harmed and I have frequent panic-attacks. I have 2 therapists but something about this podcast is calming. Just the other day I had a panic attack and I listened to this to calm me down. I love ya’ll so much and this is no joke ❤️

ChrisRud ,

Great show

This is one of my main podcasts I listen to. Helpful in many ways.

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