52 episodes

The Beachfront Therapist is a space for mental health providers. We have honest conversations about what it means to be a therapist, and own a practice, while trying to make space for ourselves. The focus of this podcast and community is all the ways we make space for our own fun and joy as clinicians. Topics include tips to make your practice or side hustle run smoother, systems and organization, creative ways to stave off burnout, finding joy in our profession, and making space for fun and happiness in our practice and in our lives. The Beachfront Therapist's host is Lisa Savinon, a counselor that moved to the beach after discovering the need to make space for her own joy and happiness as a clinician. Lisa's practice is entirely telehealth model, and she is also a wife and mom, special needs parent, doctoral student, EMDRIA consultant in training, and an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 200). This podcast features episodes on all things therapy and practice owning as well as special EMDR by the Ocean episodes for those that are trained in EMDR and those that are interested. 

The Beachfront Therapist Lisa Savinon

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 32 Ratings

The Beachfront Therapist is a space for mental health providers. We have honest conversations about what it means to be a therapist, and own a practice, while trying to make space for ourselves. The focus of this podcast and community is all the ways we make space for our own fun and joy as clinicians. Topics include tips to make your practice or side hustle run smoother, systems and organization, creative ways to stave off burnout, finding joy in our profession, and making space for fun and happiness in our practice and in our lives. The Beachfront Therapist's host is Lisa Savinon, a counselor that moved to the beach after discovering the need to make space for her own joy and happiness as a clinician. Lisa's practice is entirely telehealth model, and she is also a wife and mom, special needs parent, doctoral student, EMDRIA consultant in training, and an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 200). This podcast features episodes on all things therapy and practice owning as well as special EMDR by the Ocean episodes for those that are trained in EMDR and those that are interested. 

    2. Supporting Child and Adolescent Resilience

    2. Supporting Child and Adolescent Resilience

    In this episode, we feature Sara Kahler, LPC and Licensed Behavioral Specialist; Sara shares her expertise on supporting resilience in children and adolescents. She explains how to distinguish between typical child and adolescent behavior and behavior that may be cause for concern. Sara discusses the use of coping skills to both increase resilience and shorten recovery time for children and adolescents. Finally, she reviews common stress and anxiety behaviors seen in children and adolescents and the evidence-based approach she uses to work with them.



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    • 53 min
    5. The influence of Childhood Attachment on Adult Relationships

    5. The influence of Childhood Attachment on Adult Relationships

    In this episode, we discuss the influence of early attachment on adult relationships with Liz Casey, LPC. If you work with adult survivors of childhood trauma or clients that present with characteristics of Borderline Personality Disorder or CPTSD, this is the episode for you. Liz talks us through the presentation of clients that did not have attachment needs met in childhood and the shame they experience because of it. She shares her approach to working with attachment in session and explains why she prefers the term connection. Liz discusses the importance of shifting from blame to responsibility and how it helps clients. She also helps us identify signs that clients may struggle with attachment and explains her preferred interventions for helping clients work through attachment issues. 



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    • 36 min
    7. A Fresh Perspective on Working with Children

    7. A Fresh Perspective on Working with Children

    Whether this is your area of expertise or you want to learn more about working with kids, I think we can all recognize the need to support this underserved population. Many states are experiencing a shortage in child mental health providers, yet the need is great: nearly 1 in 5 children experience a mental health, emotional, or behavioral disorder, and half of all lifetime mental illnesses begin by age 14. Given these statistics, it is easy to see why clinicians want, and need, to know more about working with children. Our goal today is to explore some of the fears clinicians have about working with children and the stereotypes that hold us back from doing it.

    In this episode, we take a fresh look at working with children. Our guest, Jennifer Mathes, LPC, talks us through her child-centered approach, including the process of engaging the child and making the child the main focus of each session; she also highlights the steps she takes to help her child clients discover that they do want to know themselves better and shares how she engages in their world. Finally, she talks us through gaging the level of interaction necessary for each caregiver and her method for updating and including them. 



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    • 57 min
    8. A Beginners Guide to REBT

    8. A Beginners Guide to REBT

    This episode is all things REBT (Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy). Our guest, Emily Remo, M.A., discusses the differences and similarities of CBT and REBT. She also shows us how to use REBT in session and illustrates how it can be uplifting. Emily demonstrates ways to use client statements, like should or must, to segue into REBT work and provides psychoeducation on the ABCs of REBT. Plus, Emily shows us how to teach the ABCs to clients. Finally, we wrap this episode up with some tips and tricks for doing family therapy through telehealth. REBT has been used to treat disorders that, we as clinicians, encounter often, including Depression and Anxiety, and REBT provides clients with skills that they can continue using long after therapy has ended. This is a 2 part podcast, and in the second part, Emily gives us some tips for using telehealth in family therapy.



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    • 46 min
    9. When Adult Children Move Back Home

    9. When Adult Children Move Back Home

    Young adults are “boomeranging” back home, and this experience is putting them at an increased risk of Depression. At the same time, their parents are in the position of taking on additional financial responsibilities, caretaking duties, and stress. So, how do we, as clinicians, support them? In this episode, we explore the anxiety and depression associated with this change and discuss interventions therapists can use to support both the young adults and parents in this situation.
    Whether you work with clients that have children who recently moved back home, or your client moved back in with their parents, a home environment with more than two adults living together can become quite stressful. A recent study found that young adults who move back home, or "boomerang” back home, experience an increase in depressive symptoms. Young adults move back home for a variety of reasons, including losing a job, decline in income, personal relationship breakdown, opportunities to socialize, or to care for elderly parents. During the course of the pandemic, over 15.9 million people moved back home; given the high numbers of adults moving back in with their parents, therapists are likely to see clients experiencing both sides of this situation in their practices. 



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    • 31 min
    10. Children of Caregivers with Narcissistic Personality Disorder

    10. Children of Caregivers with Narcissistic Personality Disorder

    Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) can be difficult for most adults to understand, but imagine this diagnosis from the eyes of a child and the psychological impact that they can endure into adulthood. In this episode, guest host Jill Harle, LPC, shares the symptom presentation of clients raised by a caregiver with NPD and the role this can play in their understanding of self and future partner selection. Jill also discusses her treatment approach and three step plan for working with teen or adult children of Narcissists.



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    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Sara R Smith ,

Great Resource!

What an amazingly interesting and thought provoking podcast! I absolutely love hearing the different perspectives on the different topics being discussed. This podcast has the ability to touch on complicated topics.

patrickt55 ,

Lisa Saviñon creates curated therapist content

This podcast is amazing! The topics are extremely relevant to therapists and also explore everyday topics. Lisa Saviñon has done an excellent job putting together podcasts that are enlightening, very informative, and also have light moments as well. I listen daily. Thanks Lisa!

NolanRyanBeef ,

5 stars!

The content is interesting and really applicable to my work! I get things that are immediately useful and it’s fun it engaging too!

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