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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

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 23 Ratings

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

    How To Date After An Abusive Relationship

    How To Date After An Abusive Relationship

    On this episode, Dr. Aimee Daramus stops by to offer advice on how to date after an abusive relationship.



    Aimee Daramus, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in chronic mental illness. She works in private practice at Urban Balance in Chicago, and is an adjunct professor at Harold Washington College. She wrote a book, Understanding Bipolar Disorder: The Essential Family Guide, and her new book on Relationship OCD is coming out in February. She loves classic horror movies, has been kicked out of bookstores at last call, and is a guest co-host on the Bipolar Girl podcast.

    • 45 min
    What Is Imposter Syndrome?

    What Is Imposter Syndrome?

    In this episode GiShawn Mance, PhD discusses imposter syndrome.  She defines what it is, the feelings associated with it, whether it is truly a "syndrome", how to conquer any feelings of insecurity, and why women tend to experience it more.



    Dr. GiShawn Mance is a clinical psychologist licensed in the state of Maryland.  She is dedicated to providing quality, comprehensive mental health services to meet the individual needs of each client.  Dr. Mance provides clinical individual, group, and family services to children and adults.  Her specialty areas include child mental health (6 yrs – 12yrs), trauma treatments, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and parent support.  Other clinical areas of expertise include mood and anxiety disorders, issues of adjustment, life transitions, and anger management.



    Dr. Mance also has extensive experience in conducting cognitive assessments for children, adolescents, and adults.  Dr. Mance received her doctorate in clinical psychology from DePaul University.  She completed her clinical internship at Duke University Medical Center where she trained extensively in trauma treatments, ADHD, family therapy, and community mental health.  She has a master of arts in community psychology from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, and a bachelor of science from Bethune Cookman University.  Dr. Mance completed a postdoctoral fellowship in community based participatory research at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.Dr. Mance has partnered with communities both domestically and internationally influencing mental health practices and research. She has contributed to the national dialogue on race and mental health as a guest on WHUR, NPR, the Washington Post, National Geographic, and Yahoo.com.  

    • 40 min
    What Do You Wish You Knew About Abusive Relationships?

    What Do You Wish You Knew About Abusive Relationships?

    On this episode, coauthor of Kendall Ann's book "What I Wish I Knew: Surviving and Thriving After An Abusive Relationship", Dr. Amelia Kelley, stops by to answer reader and listener questions with Kendall Ann.  They discuss how the book came to fruition, suggest other books survivors can read to help them thrive, chat about the difference between an abusive partner and a "jerk" and much more.



    Dr. Amelia Kelley is a trauma-informed therapist who has conducted research on the effects of exercise on ADHD symptoms as well as a the effects of resiliency on PTSD. She is a trained Hypno-therapist, Art therapist, HSP Therapist, EMDR-informed therapist, meditation teacher, as well as a Certified Yoga instructor integrating therapeutic yoga and psychotherapy. She is a presenter and writer in the “science-help” field focusing on Highly Sensitive Persons, trauma, motivation, healthy living, and adult ADHD.  She is a guest podcast presenter focusing on women’s issues and coping with the trauma of unhealthy relationships, as well as a coach and trainer for SAS’s Work/Life Program in Cary, NC and a resident trainer for the NC Art Therapy Institute. Her practice is also currently part of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium at the Kinsey Institute.



    For more information about Dr. Kelley visit her site and follow her social media HERE.



    Click HERE to purchase, rate, or review What I Wish I Knew: Surviving and Thriving After an Abusive Relationship.

    • 52 min
    What Should I Do If I’m In A Relationship With A Narcissist?

    What Should I Do If I’m In A Relationship With A Narcissist?

    Darlene Lancer stops by to chat about what to do if you are in a relationship with a narcissist.  Darlene is an internationally sought after relationship expert and media spokesperson on narcissism and codependency, a psychotherapist and author of 9 books, including Dating, Loving, and Leaving a Narcissist, Conquering Shame and Codependency: 8 Steps to Freeing the True You and Codependency for Dummies.  She’s counseled individuals and couples for 30 years and coaches internationally. Her ebooks include: 10 Steps to Self-Esteem, How To Speak Your Mind - Become Assertive and Set Limits, Dealing with a Narcissist: 8 Steps to Raise Self-Esteem and Set Boundaries with Difficult People, "I'm Not Perfect - I'm Only Human" - How to Beat Perfectionism, and Freedom from Guilt and Blame - Finding Self-Forgiveness. They’re available on Amazon, other online booksellers and her website, www.whatiscodependency.com, where visitors can get a free copy of “14 Tips for Letting Go".

    To find Darlene's fantastic resources please visit:



    LinkedIn



    Youtube



    Twitter



    Instagram



    Facebook Codependency Page



    Facebook Profile



    Facebook Professional Page



    Pinterest

    • 50 min
    How Do You Help Someone Who Is in a Toxic Relationship?

    How Do You Help Someone Who Is in a Toxic Relationship?

    Chelli Pumphrey, MA, LPC stops by to discuss what to do if someone in your life is in an unhealthy, toxic, or abusive relationship.



    Chelli is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Relationship Coach, Reiki Master, and author with almost 30 years of clinical experience. She specializes in working with trauma, adult attachment, narcissistic abuse and pathological love relationships.



    Chelli founded Trilogy Holistic Mental Health in Denver, CO, and currently serves as Clinical Director of both Trilogy and Strength in Motion Counseling in Boulder, CO. She also maintains her own private practice where she offers toxic relationship recovery coaching programs. As a Certified Integrated Medicine Mental Health Practitioner and Reiki practitioner, Chelli is passionate about integrative, holistic mental health, believing that mind, body, and spirit should be nurtured throughout the healing journey.



    Chelli has hosted an internet talk show, Destination Love, and was a featured relationship coach in LEAP: The Coaching Movie with John Gray and Jack Canfield in 2018. Her book, Insight is 20/20:How To Trust Yourself To Protect Yourself From Narcissists and Toxic Partners will be published in May 2022 with New Degree Press.



    SOCIAL LINKS:



    https://www.facebook.com/chellipumphreytherapy



    https://www.instagram.com/chellipumphrey/



    https://www.linkedin.com/in/chellipumphrey/



     

    • 44 min
    Why Do We Dream?

    Why Do We Dream?

    Why do we dream? In this episode, John Cline, Ph.D. stops by to help us navigate the science of sleep and the theories on why humans dream.



    John Cline, Ph.D., D,ABSM, FAASM, is a licensed clinical psychologist and is board certified in clinical sleep disorders. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Sleep. He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the American Psychological Association; and a fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Connecticut Psychological Association. He is a past president of the Connecticut Psychological Association and served as a member of the Council of Representatives of the American Psychological Association. In 1996 he was awarded the American Psychological Association’s Karl F. Heiser Presidential Award for Advocacy in Psychology. He is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Yale Medical School. While actively working in sleep medicine, health psychology and general clinical psychology he also writes the “Sleepless in America” blog for Psychology Today Magazine.



    To read Dr. Cline's blog for Psychology Today CLICK HERE.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 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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