Human & authentic conversations with experienced therapists in the field to cultivate a sense of openness, validation and belonging for the future generations of therapists.
Gaining Experience in the Field as a Therapist in Training with Alyssa Pelletier
In this week's BONUS episode, I'm sitting down with therapist in training Alyssa Pelletier and we are chatting about seeking out and exploring opportunities in the field as a therapist in training. Alyssa is sharing with us some different experiences she had before beginning her MFT program as well as the work she is currently doing as a virtual assistant for a therapist in private practice.
We talk about why these experiences are so powerful for our training and how putting yourself out there can really help build your confidence.
If you'd like to reach out to Alyssa to chat further you can find her on her Instagram account @alyssaraetherapy.
*The last day to enroll in Virtual Assistant University for Therapists is Thursday Oct. 8th @ 11:59p EST! To celebrate season 1 of the podcast, podcast listeners can use code VA2020 for 10% off. https://taylorandersonmft.mykajabi.com/virtual-assistant-university-for-therapists
Positive Client Change is Possible with Alyssa Currie, Self-Trust Mentor
This week I am joined by Alyssa Currie, a therapist turned self-trust mentor based in Alberta Canada. Alyssa is sharing with us a story that will help remind all of us therapists in training why it is we joined this field. We are chatting about witnessing positive change in your clients and how even with seemingly challenging cases, positive client change is possible. I hope you leave this episode feeling inspired and empowered as a therapist in training!
You find Alyssa:
**Side note: My digital course, Virtual Assistant University for Therapists is open for enrollment until October 8th! If you're interested in learning how to become a VA for therapists, be sure to check it out as I have a list of therapists waiting to find their perfect VA! Learn More: https://taylorandersonmft.mykajabi.com/virtual-assistant-university-for-therapists
Five Lessons from a Supervisor with Alice Mills Mai, LMHC
Five Lessons from a Supervisor:
1. The Supervisor does not have all the wisdom and knowledge
2. We do not only learn from the good counseling sessions
3. Supervision is not counseling
4. We can't take care of our clients without taking care of ourselves
5. Our field is not immune to racism
Alice Mills Mai is the founder and CEO of Centering Wholeness LLC. Alice is a mental health counselor, supervisor, consultant, analyst, and Ph.D. student. Alice likes to describe herself as a human first before any roles or titles. With this value at heart, Alice created Centering Wholeness LLC. Centering Wholeness aims to foster counselor and organizational wholeness and wellness through supervision, training, and education. Alice is passionate about supporting counselor wellness and quality supervision. As a supervisor, consultant, and counselor, Alice’s work rest on the tenets of Black feminist theory, trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, and relational lenses.
Alice is currently a doctoral student studying Counselor Education and Supervision at The University of the Cumberlands. Alice’s research areas are correctional mental health, supervision, counselor wellness, the intersect of societal structures, and mental health.
How to reach Alice:
Email: email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org
Instagram: @akostherapy & @centeringwholeness
Join Virtual Assistant University for Therapists to become a VA for therapists: Enrollment opens Thursday, September 24 and closes Thursday, October 8th https://taylorandersonmft.mykajabi.com/virtual-assistant-university-for-therapists
Choosing The Wrong Intervention with Alaina Brubaker, LMFT
In this episode I'm sitting down with Alaina Brubaker, a LMFT based in Rochester, NY. Alaina is sharing an experience with us that she had as a therapist in training where she chose the wrong intervention with a client. We talk about what happens when you make a mistake as a therapist in training and also about the fine line between getting clients out of their comfort zone and choosing an intervention they aren't ready for yet.
To learn more about Alaina visit her Instagram: @alaina_talks_therapy or her website: alainabrubaker.com
Getting Out of Your Own Head In Session with Laura Goldstein, LCMFT
In this episode of Beginner's Mind, I am joined by Laura Goldstein, a LCMFT in private practice in Rockville, MD. Laura is sharing with us an experience she had as a therapist in training where her supervisor gave her some feedback on the affect she had in session. Laura shares how the affect she was feeling in that session was rooted in her own process as a therapist in training rather than the client's experience and what they were sharing with her. We talk about making mistakes as a therapist and how Laura's transparency with clients about her own imperfection allows her clients to be more vulnerable in session.
To learn more about Laura:
Building Your Telehealth Confidence with Dr. Therese Mascardo
In this episode I am joined by Dr. Therese from Exploring Therapy. Dr. Therese is a California-based Clinical Psychologist who lives and works abroad as an online therapist and digital nomad. Dr. Therese is the TELEHEALTH QUEEN and I've admired her work for quite some time now.
Today she is sharing:
- how she transitioned into a full time online private practice
- what she thinks the long term impact of the pandemic will be on our field and telehealth
- some practical telehealth tips for success
- how to build the therapeutic relationship and your confidence via telehealth as a therapist in training
You can find Dr. Therese at her website: https://www.exploringtherapy.com/
or on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/exploring.therapy/
Easing all my worries!
This podcast makes me feel so validated and less alone!
Loving this podcast!
This podcast is so encouraging and educational for therapists in training. Her topics are very applicable to the season we are in. Her conversations are also very encouraging! Thank you for this work!
Taylor has really hit the nail on the head here for something that is SO needed for beginners in our field. Honest, genuine, thought provoking, and empowering conversations between real life experts + therapists in training. This should be required listening for all therapists in training! I only wish I had this perspective to balance out the modeling + learning I received early on in grad school. I cannot wait to continue to grow through further episodes!!!