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The It's Complicated Podcast takes a journalistic view into the problems and stories of applied psychology today.

It's Complicated is a platform dedicated to helping you find the right therapist. www.complicated.life/

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The It's Complicated Podcast takes a journalistic view into the problems and stories of applied psychology today.

It's Complicated is a platform dedicated to helping you find the right therapist. www.complicated.life/

    Making Therapy Accessible

    Making Therapy Accessible

    In this episode, we learn about two young Berlin-based initiatives dedicated to making therapy accessible to those who don't always have equal access to mental health services due to racial, cultural, financial, and/or geographic barriers. We speak with Kemoy Jemmott of the Queer Black Therapy fund, Kathrine Dennis of Expanding Circles on their visions of a more equitable future in the mental health fields. Further, we'll speak with Danni and Micheal of Berlinauslandermeme's about the power of turning darkness into humor through a practice of sharing online as well as using social capital for good.

    • 57 min
    A New Normal - Online Therapy During COVID

    A New Normal - Online Therapy During COVID

    Since the outbreak of COVID-19, therapists around the world have taken their practice online and many are discovering subtle (and not-so-subtle) changes in the process, depth, and nature of therapy at a distance. In this episode, we'll hear stories, thoughts, and feelings from clinical psychologist and It's Complicated co-founder, Johanne Schwensen as well as Berlin-based psychoanalyst, Aleksandar Dimitrijevic. We'll also hear stories and insights from two clients, Barbara Hilton and Daria Kyrilova, as well as a short story from Reece Cox, the host of It's Complicated.

    • 47 min
    Reflections from Quarantine

    Reflections from Quarantine

    In this Episode, Reece speaks with Its Complicated cofounder about what covid19 means for therapy and therapists as well as how to manage in life during quar time.

    • 21 min
    Things my Polyamorous Therapist Says

    Things my Polyamorous Therapist Says

    In this episode, I speak with polyamorous relationship coach, co-host of the Multiamory podcast, and author of the widely read polyamory classic, The Smart Girl's Guide to Polyamory, Dedeker Winston about her experience, the basics, the do's and don't's of polyamory.Next, I speak with Mathias Funke, a polyamorous psychotherapist practicing in Berlin and specializing in his work with people in polyamorous relationships.

    • 54 min
    Psychedelics and Psychotherapy with Gestalt Therapist, Mikko Karhulahti

    Psychedelics and Psychotherapy with Gestalt Therapist, Mikko Karhulahti

    In this episode, we speak with Gestalt Therapist, Mikko Karhulahti about the future potentials of psychedelics in clinical settings and the second wave of research happening today at Universities around the world.

    • 27 min
    Asylum Seekers, Refugees, and Psychotherapy with Jesse Harbaugh

    Asylum Seekers, Refugees, and Psychotherapy with Jesse Harbaugh

    In this episode of It's Complicated, we speak with US therapist, Jesse Harbaugh about the nuances and challenges of therapy with asylum seekers and refugees. Jesse has worked with refugees and asylum seekers extensively in the US and since moving to Berlin she has been regularly volunteering at temporary housing shelters. From Jesse's perspective, psychotherapy is not always complatible across cultural divides. To a person coming from a non-western background the value of therapy might not be immediately apparent and even notions such as "trauma" could be presumptuous or misleading. In this episode, we will discuss these topics to reveal some of our western assumptions in pursuit of more globally compatible psychotherapy.

    • 27 min

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