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Featuring interviews with experts on the topics you're curious about and stories of extraordinary people who are changing the world.

High Heels and Heartache Podcast High Heels & Heartache

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    • 4.8 • 25 Ratings

Featuring interviews with experts on the topics you're curious about and stories of extraordinary people who are changing the world.

    What Type of Apologizer Are You?

    What Type of Apologizer Are You?

    Dr. La Keita Carter stops by to discuss her Psychology Today Article "What Type Of Apologizer Are You?". She discusses six types of apologies and how they are linked to emotional intelligence.



    Dr. La Keita D. Carter, a licensed psychologist in Maryland, specializes in trauma, sexual wellness and relationships, addictions, women’s issues, and cultural barriers to treatment. A native Baltimorean, Dr. Carter completed her bachelor's degree at Temple University (magna cum laude) as well as master's and doctoral degrees at Loyola University Maryland. Aside from being a licensed psychologist, she is a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) and licensed clinical alcohol & drug counselor (LCADC) in Maryland.



    Dr. Carter is the owner and CEO of the Institute for HEALing, LLC (iHEAL), an award-winning, nationally-accredited wellness agency based in Owings Mills, MD that specializes in the treatment of mental health disorders in children, teens, and adults. In addition to her practice, she teaches psychology at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Affectionately known as "Dr. C" by her patients and graduate students, she has authored three psychology textbooks and regularly writes articles related to sexual health, wellness, and relationships in her Psychology Today column, Inside Intimacy.



    Over the past two years, she was recognized as one of Maryland’s Most Admired CEOs, Maryland’s Top 100 Women (in 2021 and 2023), and Top 40 under 40 by The Daily Record and a Leader in Diversity by The Baltimore Business Journal. She has been featured guest discussing mental health topics in media outlets like The Afro, Fox45, WBAL, New York Times, Washington Post, WJZ13, and Baltimore Sun.



    With love for her community being a driving force behind her work, she volunteers her time as a member of the Board of Directors for Pro Bono Counseling as well as the Vice-President of the Board of Directors for the Black Mental Health Alliance, Inc. She holds the office of Secretary on the Board of Deacons at Providence Baptist Church as well as chaplain of one of the church’s oldest clubs.



    A 20+ year member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., our nation’s oldest historically Black Greek-letter organization, Dr. Carter was initiated in Delta Mu chapter at Temple University. She is an active member in Rho Xi Omega chapter (Baltimore, MD) where she currently serves as the Mental Health Committee Chairman, Technology Committee Chairman, and External Awards Committee Co-chairman. She is married to Jarrett Carter, Sr., and they have four children who range in age from 5-13. She enjoys exercising (lifting and cycling), baking, cooking, traveling, home decorating, and watching movies. She reserves Sundays, her favorite day of the week, for faith, family, and selfcare, which includes baking her weekly loaf of bread. Click here for my headshot.



    Check out Dr. Carter's Facebook HERE.



    Check out her Instagram HERE



    Her Psychology Today Blog HERE



    Her Website HERE



     

    • 50 min
    Why Does Emotional Resilience Require True Self-Care?

    Why Does Emotional Resilience Require True Self-Care?

    Amber Trueblood joins the show to discuss her article "True Emotional Resilience Requires True Self-Care". Amber highlights the differences between true self care and surface self care.  She also discusses the five different types of anxiety styles and suggests specific true self care ideas for each of the styles.



    Amber Trueblood, MBA, is a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), best-selling author, speaker, and mother of four sons. She has over 25 years of experience in mental health, and co-founded The M.E.C.A. Project to help teens and young adults thrive Mentally and Emotionally through Conscious Awareness. Amber has been featured in People, Oprah Magazine, CNN, Motherhood Maternity, Good Day LA, CBS8, FOX5, KTLA5, and many more.



    To read Amber's Psychology Today blog click here.



    To purchase any of Amber's books click here.



    Take Amber's Anxiety Style Quiz by clicking here.

    • 54 min
    What Are 7 Secrets To Liking Yourself More?

    What Are 7 Secrets To Liking Yourself More?

    On this episode, Katherine Cullen, LMSW, stops by to discuss her article "Seven Secrets To Liking Yourself More." She breaks down the consequences of self dislike and how everyone can benefit from improving the way they feel about themselves.



    Katherine (Schreiber) Cullen, LMSW, is a psychotherapist and co-author of The Truth About Exercise Addiction: Understanding The Dark Side of Thinspiration. She received her MSW from Fordham University and is currently pursuing an MA in Applied Catholic Theology at the University of Mary. Katherine is currently licensed to practice therapy in the states of NY, ME, PA, and VA, and she provides remote psychotherapy through Juniper Therapeutic Services. She works primarily with adults and couples who struggle with communication issues, emotion regulation, interpersonal skills, depression, anxiety, panic, poor self-image, and stress management. Katherine uses a variety of techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) with her clients. She currently lives in New York City with her husband and writes a blog for Psychology Today. Her work has been featured in TIME, Cosmopolitan, SELF, and The British Medical Journal (BMJ).



    Made a mistake? You're not alone. Here is a link to the Twitter thread about mistakes that people have made at work!



    Click HERE to check out her Instagram and HERE for her Twitter.

    • 34 min
    What Is A Trauma Bond?

    What Is A Trauma Bond?

    Jourdan Travers defines the term "trauma bond" and discusses what relationships typically have them and why they are a powerful dynamic in relationships.



    Jourdan Travers is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in the treatment of anxiety, mood, substance abuse/dependence, and personality disorders. She received her MSW from The University of Maryland and her B.A. in psychology from California State University Northridge. She is a well-respected psychotherapist trained in CBT, DBT, Trauma-Informed Care, Mindfulness, and Psycho-Education. She has previously worked at Promises Treatment Center and Malibu Vista in Malibu, California, and the Lindner Center of Hope in Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Ms. Travers has experience working with a range of patient populations, including individuals with severe mental illness as well as those with less acute diagnoses. Ms. Travers takes a holistic approach to mental health treatment — utilizing a variety of therapeutic approaches to help clients move through distressing thoughts, managing overwhelming emotions and urges, and focus on their strengths to achieve long-term results.



    To schedule and appointment with Jourdan click here.

    Check out Jourdan's Instagram here and her Facebook here.

    • 44 min
    What is the Fawn Trauma Response?

    What is the Fawn Trauma Response?

    Best friend to the show, Dr. Candice Creasman, discusses the "fawn" trauma response and how it is different from the other trauma responses of fight, flight, and freeze.



    Candice Creasman Mowrey, PhD is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor with a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology and a Doctorate in Counseling and Counselor Education. She has been in practice for 15 years working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual trauma, individuals with addictions, chronic pain, mood and personality disorders, and severe mental illness. She provides consultation and clinical supervision for individuals and small groups in addition to large scale speaking engagements. Her emphasis is intersectional emotion regulation and mindfulness. She is Health At Every Size-aligned, and works to incorporate body-acceptance and self-compassion into her work with clients and groups.



    For more information about Dr. Creasman please visit her website HERE. Or visit her Facebook and Instagram pages!



     

    • 43 min
    What is Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD)?

    What is Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD)?

    Robyn Brickel, M.A., LMFT  discusses Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  She defines CPTSD, outlines best practices for recovery, and examines how it is both similar and different to PSTD.



    Robyn is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 25+ years of experience providing psychotherapy, as well as the founder and clinical director of a private practice, Brickel and Associates, LLC in Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia. She and her team bring a strengths-based, trauma-informed, systems approach to the treatment of individuals (older adolescents and adults), couples and families.  She specializes in trauma (including attachment trauma) and the use of dissociative mechanisms, such as: self-harm, eating disorders and addictions.  She also approaches treatment of perinatal mental health from a trauma-informed lens.



    Robyn guides clients and clinicians who wish to better understand the impact of trauma on mental health and relationships. She has a wide range of post graduate trauma and addictions education and is trained in numerous relational models of practice, including Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT), the Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT), and Imago therapy.   She is a trained Sensorimotor Psychotherapist and is a Certified, Senior Facilitator for Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment (TIST), Certified EMDRIA therapist and Approved Consultant.  Utilizing all of these tools, along with mindfulness and ego state work to provide the best care to her clients. She prides herself in always learning and expanding her knowledge about the intricacies of treating complex trauma, trauma’s impact on the person and body, including the impact on maternal mental health and perinatal distress, all to aide clients in healing and post traumatic growth.



    Read much more about Robyn on her website



    She frequently shares insights, resources and links to mental health news on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram as well as in her blog at BrickelandAssociates.com

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Evan Joy ,

Excellent podcast for relationships!

Kendall covers excellent topics that are empowering, educational, and inspiring for relationship growth and healing.

jjosen ,

Im not stunned by the messenger but....

The stories and overall message is absolutely stunning! Listen up Kendall2020

WCB24 ,

Wonderful Podcast!

This podcast is a superb resource for survivors of domestic violence and also a wonderful resource for understanding how to more effectively navigate everyday human interaction.

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