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The aim of “Interview with a Therapist” is to humanize the therapist and destigmatize the treatment. This podcast takes a personal look inside the professionals who treat mental health. Each episode is an interview with a different therapist using the same 10 questions. This format is inspired by James Lipton and The Actor’s Studio; the Vanity Fair Proust Questionnaire; NPR’s Terry Gross and Dan Gottlieb’s Voices in the Family.

Interview with a Therapist Christine Mollica, Ph.D.

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The aim of “Interview with a Therapist” is to humanize the therapist and destigmatize the treatment. This podcast takes a personal look inside the professionals who treat mental health. Each episode is an interview with a different therapist using the same 10 questions. This format is inspired by James Lipton and The Actor’s Studio; the Vanity Fair Proust Questionnaire; NPR’s Terry Gross and Dan Gottlieb’s Voices in the Family.

    Robin Pope Santa-Teresa, Psy.D.

    Robin Pope Santa-Teresa, Psy.D.

    Dr. Robin Pope Santa-Teresa is a licensed psychologist and school psychologist.  Dr. Santa-Teresa specializes in working with educational and mental health professionals using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and iRest Yoga Nida meditation.  She also is trained and experienced in working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals and is fluent in American Sign Language. Dr. Santa-Teresa has been providing therapy through telehealth since 2015.  In addition to therapy, she does consultation and assessment for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students and teaches through Western New Mexico University.  Her practice information can be found at www.panoramatherapy.com.
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    Mark Barajas, Ph.D.

    Mark Barajas, Ph.D.

    Mark Barajas, Ph.D. is a bilingual Licensed Psychologist and Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at Saint Mary’s College of California. Professor Barajas teaches courses in Psychopathology, Theories of Counseling, Family Psychology and Race, Culture, and Ethnicity in Psychology and conducts research exploring the broad intersection of culture and mental health. In his private practice, he provides psychological assessment and treats a small caseload of individuals and couples using an emotion-focused framework. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology from UC Davis and Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University. His practice information can be found at barajaspsychologicalservices.com. 
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    Morgan Rakay, LPC

    Morgan Rakay, LPC

    Morgan Rakay is a licensed professional counselor and board-certified dance/movement therapist who specializes in medical illness and chronic pain, caregiver issues, grief and loss. Morgan runs a small private practice in Philadelphia, PA, where she also offers community education in values-based advance care planning. She enjoys guest lecturing for several local universities and teaching hospitals and working as program coordinator for Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia. Her practice information can be found at www.MovementTherapyArts.com.
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    • 29 min
    Quanesha Johnson, LPC

    Quanesha Johnson, LPC

    Quanesha Johnson is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Educator. Her private practice is BTG Counseling & Educational Services, LLC. BTG stands for "bridging the gap."  She has a diverse background working with a multitude of individuals in a variety of settings, always taking a multicultural approach during her counseling sessions. Additionally, Quanesha provides educational workshops and trainings to schools, colleges, businesses, nonprofits and places of worship. One of her most popular presentations is on "Time Management."
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    • 47 min
    Christy Yerk-Smith, MA, NCC, LPC

    Christy Yerk-Smith, MA, NCC, LPC

    Christy received her Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology at  Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. She has over 25  years of professional experience in teaching and counseling children, adolescents, and adults, in a wide variety of issues, and is skilled at supervising other therapists for licensure. She has worked within the criminal justice system, at inpatient, outpatient, residential treatment and partial hospitalization facilities; managed care insurance offices, and Lehigh University’s Counseling Center as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor as well as the assistant director of  the Counseling Center at DeSales University and adjunct professor at DeSales University and Albright College.  She owns a private practice "Awareness To Change" in Allentown, PA.
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    • 52 min
    Angelica Ventresca, LSW

    Angelica Ventresca, LSW

    "Today on “Interview with a Therapist” I will be speaking with Angelica Ventresca, a Licensed Social Worker who has been practicing as a therapist for 20 years. Her passion has always been working with children and adolescents. She currently works for a non-profit organization and in a private practice. The private practice is Breathe Easy Therapy located in Center Valley, PA. 
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    • 47 min

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coriiibell ,

Great way inside a therapist mind!

Just listened to the episode with Mary Kelly and it was really interesting to hear her perspectives on the field. Definitely highlighted some things that non-therapists would be interested to know about therapist life!