71 episodes

Welcome to Creative Therapy Umbrella! This podcast is dedicated to helping therapists support the well-being and mental health of children through the creative arts. You will hear a variety of interviews with creative arts therapists, expressive therapists, and child specialists who focus on supporting infant and child mental health. Digging this content? There's a lot more in our monthly newsletter. Sign up here: https://www.creativetherapyumbrella.com/newsletter/

Creative Therapy Umbrella Kate Shannon

    • Social Sciences
    • 4.9 • 31 Ratings

Welcome to Creative Therapy Umbrella! This podcast is dedicated to helping therapists support the well-being and mental health of children through the creative arts. You will hear a variety of interviews with creative arts therapists, expressive therapists, and child specialists who focus on supporting infant and child mental health. Digging this content? There's a lot more in our monthly newsletter. Sign up here: https://www.creativetherapyumbrella.com/newsletter/

    #71 – Authenticity and the “space between” with Kellee Clark, LMFT, RPT and Abby Esquivel, LCSW, RPT-S

    #71 – Authenticity and the “space between” with Kellee Clark, LMFT, RPT and Abby Esquivel, LCSW, RPT-S

    In this episode, Kellee and Abby, from the Whole Therapist Podcast, share their experiences as therapists. They discuss the importance of authenticity, the relationship between therapist and client, the relational neurosciences, and a bit about their podcast as well.







    Abby is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. She is EMDR Certified and a Consultant in Training. Abby is also a Circle of Security Parent Facilitator, and trained in Theraplay level One.  She specializes in working with children, families, and women’s issues. Abby has ten years of experience working with women and child survivors of trauma, anxiety disorders, and attachment injuries. Abby uses an attachment lens when working with children and adults.  Prior to founding Be and Belong Counseling PLLC, Abby has experience providing services to runaway and homeless youth, adolescent girls in residential treatment, women residing in domestic violence shelters, and providing intensive in-home therapy to families formed through adoption. Abby also offers consultation and supervision to interns and clinicians working towards clinical licensure or their Registered Play Therapist credential as an Advanced Clinical Supervisor (ACS).







    Kellee is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Play Therapist, Certified Synergetic Play Therapist, EMDR Certified clinician, and a Circle of Security Parenting facilitator. Kellee does provide supervision for MFT applicants in CO, and is currently an AAMFT approved supervisor in training. Kellee also provides play therapy consultation to PsyD interns at the community mental health agency she works at part-time. Kellee has been providing therapy services to children, families, and adults since 2010.  Kellee has worked in a variety of settings including: providing therapy to those with substance abuse struggles in an inpatient and outpatient dual diagnosis center, providing in-home services with children and families involved with Child Protective Services, providing services to children and families residing in a domestic violence shelter, and providing services to adolescent girls in residential treatment. Kellee currently splits her time as an independent contract therapist with Forward Family Therapy and at a local community mental health agency where she provides therapy to children, families, and mothers experiencing postpartum depression/anxiety. Kellee has co-presented a poster presentation at the APT national conference in Phoenix, AZ in 2018 and co-presented on a co-created Multifamily Healing Group at the Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference in CO in 2018. Kellee consistently contributes to the “Ask A Therapist,” section in her local CO newspapers. 







    Check out Embodying Epigenetics: A training by Abby and Kellee of the Whole Therapist Podcast!







    Aggression in the Play Room by Lisa Dion







    The Power of Discord by Ed Tronik and Claudia







    Bonnie Badenoch books







    Robyn Gobbel







    Check out the Whole Therapist Podcast here!







    Find Abby's private practice website here and find Kellee's private practice website here.















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    • 1 hr 10 min
    #69 – Supporting neurodiverse and twice-exceptional clients with Alyssa Stone, MT-BC, NMT, CYT 500

    #69 – Supporting neurodiverse and twice-exceptional clients with Alyssa Stone, MT-BC, NMT, CYT 500

    In this episode, Alyssa shares with us some of her insight working as a music therapist and specialist in supporting neurodiversity. Alyssa brings tangible takeaways in this episode, specifically on how you can create a more supportive space for your neurodiverse clients in your sessions, practice, and approach. Take a listen to hear Alyssa share her expertise, passion, and compassionate approach to supporting individuals of all abilities!







    Alyssa Stone, MT-BC, NMT, CYT 500, is a passionate Autism provider, board certified music therapist, music educator, and yoga instructor. Her holistic approach, engaging expertise and determined drive have led to the reality of her life-long goal, opening a therapeutic center for children called Dynamic Lynks. A graduate of the University of Miami, Alyssa studied music therapy, music education, and psychology. Alyssa's passion lies in early intervention for children with Autism and providing the best therapeutic services possible to help all individuals reach their fullest potential!







    Check out Dynamic Lynks on their website, Instagram, Youtube, or Facebook!















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    • 1 hr 2 min
    #68- Holiday Special Q&A with Kate and Mike!

    #68- Holiday Special Q&A with Kate and Mike!

    In this holiday special, Kate and Mike answer questions sent in from followers on Instagram! We talk everything from tv shows to work/life balance. Take a listen for some fun and we are sending warm wishes during this holiday season!







    Follow the Instagram account mentioned in the episode!







    @musictherapychronicles@kimbestcreative @bclikesyou @triciacaiati@benannaband@aspiremusictherapy @lucetherapy@mkstevensmusic @dynamiclynks @mgrivasberger























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    • 51 min
    #67- Telehealth tips and tricks with Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge, Ed.D., LPC, BCN, LLC

    #67- Telehealth tips and tricks with Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge, Ed.D., LPC, BCN, LLC

    In this episode, Dr. Roseann talks with us about some tips and tricks that she has learned along the way regarding telehealth. She tell us about her recent book, Teletherapy Toolkit, where she put together resources including legal information, parent checklists, self-care resources, regulation ideas, creative and expressive art activities, and somatic interventions to mention a few. She created this book to cover telehealth from A to Z for therapists and gives us a glimpse into the book in this interview.







    Dr. Roseann is a trailblazing Psychologist for almost 30 years, Pediatric Mental Health Expert and the founder and director of The Global Institute of Children’s Mental Health and Dr. Roseann and Associates. Her Connecticut-based center, established in 2001, has helped thousands of children and adults reverse the most challenging conditions such as ADHD, Autism, anxiety, depression, concussion, learning disability, Lyme Disease, and PANS/PANDAS. Dr. Roseann treats these conditions using proven holistic therapies such as neurofeedback, biofeedback, psychotherapy, and nutrition using her trademarked two-week intensive 360 RebootTM Program. Her mission is to teach parents how to reduce and reverse their child’s symptoms using proven natural therapies and her book, “It’s Gonna be OK!TM, and course, The Get Unstuck ProgramTM: The Step by Step Way to Change Your Child’s Mental Health, give parents the tools for lasting change. Author of Teletherapy ToolkitTM: Therapist Handbook for Treating Children and Teens and course, the first of its kind, is a professional’s guide to virtual therapeutic activities and how to keep kids engaged in teletherapy. She is also co-author of the best selling book "Brain Under Attack: A Resource For Parents and Caregivers of Children With PANS, PANDAS, and Autoimmune Encephalopathy". Named a “Thought Leader in Children’s Mental Health” by FORBES, she has been featured on dozens of media outlets such as The Mel Robbins Show, Fox News, CBS, NBC, PIX11 NYC, Cheddar TV, USA Today, Yahoo News, WebMD, Business Insider, PARENTS, The Week, and The New York Times.







    Check out Dr. R at her website, Facebook, or Instagram!







    Check out the free bonus download mentioned in the episode!







    Check out the Teletherapy Toolkit!























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    • 1 hr 1 min
    #66- Out of the trenches: Growing our resilience and reconnection with Sarah Dooling, LCSW, RPT-S

    #66- Out of the trenches: Growing our resilience and reconnection with Sarah Dooling, LCSW, RPT-S

    In this episode, Sarah shares a little bit about the importance of caring for ourselves as therapists. We touch on compassion fatigue, burnout, and what steps you can take to dig yourself out of the trenches (and how to notice you're down there in the first place!) Sarah has an incredible warmth about her that makes talking and learning from her so easy. Her compassion for helpers is palpable and her advocacy for therapists in the frontlines is a much needed voice in our community. Take a listen to this very important episode!







    Sarah Scott Dooling is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor specializing in play therapy. Sarah teaches graduate-level classes at two San Diego universities, and facilitates creative, interactive professional development workshops for clinicians and educators. As a Social Worker, Educator and Consultant, it’s Sarah’s mission to equip people working with kids in high-stakes scenarios with the skills and self-awareness to thrive. Through customized workshops, webinars, and consultations she helps clinical practitioners hone their craft, cultivate resilience, and reconnect with their purpose.







    Reach out directly to Sarah at Sarahdoolingbp@gmail.com







    You can find out more about Sarah at her website or you can follow her on Instagram!







    Check out Sarah's workshops and trainings!























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    • 1 hr 1 min
    #65- Challenging The Narrative: Untold Music Therapy History and Issues of Diversity with Mai Abe, MT-BC

    #65- Challenging The Narrative: Untold Music Therapy History and Issues of Diversity with Mai Abe, MT-BC

    In this episode, Mai talk to us about some of the issues within music, music history, and music therapy. Mai about the history of therapeutic uses of music dating back to 3,000 years ago, specifically from non-European cultures. She discusses the issue of this missing history due to ethnocentrism, its impact on music therapists, as well as its impact on music therapy in action. We also dive into the lack of diversity within the field of music therapy and the repercussions this is having on our field, our therapists, and our clients.







    Mai Abe, MT-BC, is the founder of Creative Vibes Music Therapy, which provides music therapy sessions for people of all ages and abilities. Her passion for music and people started at a young age, which led to a dual degree in clarinet performance and psychology at the Eastman School of Music/University of Rochester. The decision to pursue music therapy culminated from a desire to honor the whole process of music making, rather than focusing on the end result. She went on to pursue her Master of Music Therapy Equivalency at Loyola University New Orleans, and completed her internship with Expressive Therapies Utah. Her mission with Creative Vibes is to enhance the strengths of each individual by fostering and modeling authenticity, vulnerability, and openness in our music together. 







    You can find out more about Creative Vibes and the work Mai does on her website, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, or email her at maiabe@creativevibesmt.com.







    Decolonizing The Music Room







    The Therapeutic Value of Hip-Hop







    "Untold Music Therapy History" Youtube Video







    "Racial Inequality in Music Therapy" YouTube Video







    Minor Feelings Book







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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Novalí ,

A Fulfilling Listen

If you’re looking for an easy way to experience living with a creative growth mindset, this is such a lovely way to meet that goal! Lighthearted yet full of informational layers: leaves you feeling full without the heaviness often associated with a satisfying meal 💞

Jaycie Voorhees ,

Smooth and engaging

Kate is such an engaging speaker and a skilled interviewer. I feel like I could listen to her for hours! It was such a joy being a guest on this podcast, and I absolutely love listening to the wide variety of episodes. I highly recommend this one for any creative arts therapists!

Hayley Francis Cann ,

Awesome Experience

Kate, you are so down to earth and easy to talk to. It was wonderful being a guest on your podcast and I would highly recommend this experience to anyone curious about sharing their story.🧡

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