9 episodes

The Holistic Counseling Podcast hosted by Chris McDonald, a Licensed Professional Counselor, inspires mental health therapists to explore treatment options outside the realm of traditional therapy. Yes, Chris knows all about the stigmas attached to holistic therapy, yet she also knows how the client benefits far outweigh the looks, what-ifs, and worries about what people will think of you as a Mental Health Professional.

With a 200-hour Yoga Teacher and Group Practice Owner to her name, Chris specializes in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief in young adults. She has seen firsthand how beneficial mindfulness, relaxation skills, meditation, and yoga have been in supplementing traditional therapy - especially in today’s world.

If you’re a Mental Health Therapist looking for the most up-to-date holistic treatments and wanting to learn how to integrate them into treatments, The Holistic Counseling Podcast is just for you! Chris helps you take your practice to the next level with a thriving holistic counseling service that you can give with confidence. Are you ready?

The Holistic Counseling Podcast Chris McDonald, LCMHCS

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The Holistic Counseling Podcast hosted by Chris McDonald, a Licensed Professional Counselor, inspires mental health therapists to explore treatment options outside the realm of traditional therapy. Yes, Chris knows all about the stigmas attached to holistic therapy, yet she also knows how the client benefits far outweigh the looks, what-ifs, and worries about what people will think of you as a Mental Health Professional.

With a 200-hour Yoga Teacher and Group Practice Owner to her name, Chris specializes in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief in young adults. She has seen firsthand how beneficial mindfulness, relaxation skills, meditation, and yoga have been in supplementing traditional therapy - especially in today’s world.

If you’re a Mental Health Therapist looking for the most up-to-date holistic treatments and wanting to learn how to integrate them into treatments, The Holistic Counseling Podcast is just for you! Chris helps you take your practice to the next level with a thriving holistic counseling service that you can give with confidence. Are you ready?

    Authentic Marketing for Holistic Counseling with Michelle Hardman

    Authentic Marketing for Holistic Counseling with Michelle Hardman

    How can you create an effective magnet to attract your ideal clients? What are some marketing mistakes that holistic counselors make when trying to market their practices? Why is your ‘why’ more important than your ‘how’?

    IN THIS PODCAST:
    - Differences between marketing for holistic group practices and other group practices
    - Talk about your ‘why’, not the ‘how’
    - Some mistakes holistic therapists make when marketing their practices
    - How to connect to your ideal client

    For show notes and additional resources, visit:
    https://www.holisticcounselingpodcast.com/episode/9

    • 32 min
    Who is the Healer? With Ronen Divon

    Who is the Healer? With Ronen Divon

    What stops you from achieving healing? Why do some people hold onto their trauma? Is the spiritual and path of awareness more difficult?

    IN THIS PODCAST:
    - What stops you from giving true healing to someone?
    - What can slow you down from achieving your own healing?

    For show notes and additional resources, visit:
    https://www.holisticcounselingpodcast.com/episode/8

    • 38 min
    Benefits of Energy Work with Sarah Granahan

    Benefits of Energy Work with Sarah Granahan

    Have you come into contact with energy work? Do you know what reiki and healing touch are? Are you aware of the mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical benefits?

    I speak with Sarah Granahan about the benefits of energy work.

    IN THIS PODCAST:
    - Reiki and Holy Fire definition
    - Healing touch
    - Combining energy work with therapy
    - Detoxing after energy work
    - Taking on other people’s (negative) energy

    For show notes and additional resources, visit:
    https://www.holisticcounselingpodcast.com/episode/7

    • 41 min
    Building self-care and self-confidence with Dr. Carla Marie Manly

    Building self-care and self-confidence with Dr. Carla Marie Manly

    Why is it imperative for a clinician to practice self-care? How can practicing self-care benefit a clinician’s work ability? What is the difference between self-confidence, self-esteem, and how can you build on them?

    I speak with Dr. Carla Marie Manly about building self-care and self-confidence and why it is important that we make this a priority.

    IN THIS PODCAST:
    - Self-care can mean tuning out
    - Self-care for clinicians
    - How can clinicians boost their self-care practices?
    - Self-confidence and self-esteem

    For show notes and additional resources, visit:
    https://www.holisticcounselingpodcast.com/episode/episode6

    • 42 min
    Differences between Advanced Holistic Therapists and Newbies

    Differences between Advanced Holistic Therapists and Newbies

    Where do you see yourself as a therapist, are you in the new or advanced category? How do you decide which type of holistic practitioner you want to be, and what are some important questions you can ask yourself when thinking through this? What are some of the most common holistic practices?

    IN THIS PODCAST:
    - New practitioners
    - Advanced practitioners
    - Recap on the previous episode

    For show notes and additional resources, visit:
    https://www.holisticcounselingpodcast.com/episode/episode5

    • 16 min
    An Overview of the Most Common Holistic Therapies

    An Overview of the Most Common Holistic Therapies

    Are you aware of all the common holistic therapies out there? Which modality would be best suited to your client's specific needs? What are the modalities that require a lot more intense training and supervision?

    IN THIS PODCAST:
    - Mindfulness/Grounding
    - Breathwork
    - Guided imagery
    - Meditation
    - Yoga
    - Reiki
    - Aromatherapy

    For show notes and additional resources, visit:
    https://www.holisticcounselingpodcast.com/episode/episode4

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

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28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Joshill:) ,

Great production!

Practical tips and wisdom from Chris for practitioners to help their businesses and professional experiences grow. Helpful topics and guests too, thank you!

sheryclark ,

First Podcast is off to a great start

Chris presents her introduction to holistic practices in counseling in clear, easy to understand explanations. By relating her initial experiences in using holistic therapies and how she started using them in her practice, Chris helps to demystify modalities thought of as non traditional. I look forward to hearing more of this series.

RWlistens ,

Rich and insightful

Great show for therapists

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