An honest and comprehensive discussion about guns and mental health. Two highly stigmatized cultures that have long stood across from each other, refusing to collaborate whenever tragedy strikes. That trend ends now. For firearms owners, clinicians, and the curious public. Enjoy a new podcast every Thursday! For this season, we will be mixing in traditional interviews and mental health conversations with our team of clinicians. The mental health podcast episodes will have green cover art, and the interviews will have blue background episode cover art.
Episode 86: Christian Counseling with Johnny Sanders, LPC
Johnny Sanders is a LPC in Oklahoma and Texas. He started an online Christian Counseling practice to align with his conservative Christian values. Johnny provides online individual and group counseling for adults in Oklahoma and Texas. He specializes in homeschooling mothers struggling with anxiety, firearm owners (including police officers/military), and pastors dealing with burnout in the ministry.
In this episode, the clinical team explores why and how counseling and Christianity are not mutually exclusive concepts and how professional psychotherapy services can serve those with a belief in Jesus.
Episode 85: Mental Health Misconceptions
The WTTA clinical team addresses common misconceptions about the mental health field. In many instances, non-clinical people have widely divergent (and inaccurate) opinions on practices, treatment plans, diagnoses, insurance coverage, and confidentiality.
If you have questions or feedback, we welcome your input through our social media channels or website contact.
Episode 84: Understanding Your Emotions
In this episode, Jake dissects and explains the 10 core emotions inherent in every human being's brain. Understanding one's emotional functioning is critical not only to navigating life itself and all the stimuli we encounter as we move through the day, but it can also improve communication, intimacy, leadership, parenting, work ethic, patience, and so much more.
To learn more about this, please click here to watch Jake's emotional functioning video series.
Episode 83: An Interview with Eddie Davenport
Guest host Kevin Berry interviews Eddie Davenport in this episode, which lets the audience get to know a member of our clinical podcast team better. Eddie gets vulnerable in this conversation, telling us about his journey from a gun owner to a gun-owning therapist.
Episode 82: Finding Meaning and Freedom in Life...and Death...
The WTTA clinical team, led this episode by Dr. DB Palmer, explores the concepts and foundations of one of counseling's oldest (but least understood) orientations: existential psychotherapy.
In this exploration, Dr. Palmer and the team discuss how to handle all sorts of life matters - including death - as viewed through the existential therapy lens. To learn more about this, we recommend reading books by Irvin Yalom, such as Love's Executioner, Viktor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning, or anything by Rollo May.
Episode 81: Yield Theory with Dr. Christian Conte
Dr. Christian Conte, creator of Yield Theory and one of the world's foremost anger management experts, joins the WTTA clinical team to discuss improving communication, avoiding conflict, and de-escalating potential problems.
Dr. Conte has written multiple books and workbooks, including Walking Through Anger, Advanced Techniques for Counseling and Psychotherapy, and 21 Days To Change Your Life.
His YouTube channel is full of free insights and skills, and his 60-second podcast provides pithy life lessons useful for anyone. We invite you to subscribe to both.
Thank you for the varied, and passionate stories and observations.
Im trying to catch up and listen to all the past episodes
An honest and comprehensive discussion about guns and mental health. Two highly stigmatized cultures that have long stood across from each other, refusing to collaborate whenever tragedy strikes. That trend ends now. For firearms owners, clinicians, and the curious public.
Get your head on straight
Perspective and context are everything. WTTA brings so many voices to the table that it has sharpened my thinking.