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The Holistic Counselor podcast is a transformative journey led by me, Diana S. Rice, from Through the Valley Therapy, based out of South Florida. I'm a licensed mental health counselor and certified integrative therapist with a unique perspective. As a BIPOC Christian integrative counselor, I explore non -pathological and faith -centered approaches to mental health. Join this curiosity with me as I share personal insights from my own walk while inviting evidence -based professionals from alternative healing modalities to the conversation. This podcast is a sanctuary for the curious and open -minded, offering a safe space to explore innovative methods of recovery. In a world where diagnosis can limit and hinder growth, I emphasize that with faith, all things are possible, and we are not bound by our symptoms. Together, we will dive into the root causes of mental health challenges, empowering all who listen to walk with me on uncharted trails toward their mountaintop. Welcome to the Holistic Counselor podcast, where faith, wellness, and personal growth converge to offer a path toward true transformation. Follow us now on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you enjoy your podcasts.

The Holistic Counselor Diana S. Rice, LMHC, CIMHP, CTP, QS

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The Holistic Counselor podcast is a transformative journey led by me, Diana S. Rice, from Through the Valley Therapy, based out of South Florida. I'm a licensed mental health counselor and certified integrative therapist with a unique perspective. As a BIPOC Christian integrative counselor, I explore non -pathological and faith -centered approaches to mental health. Join this curiosity with me as I share personal insights from my own walk while inviting evidence -based professionals from alternative healing modalities to the conversation. This podcast is a sanctuary for the curious and open -minded, offering a safe space to explore innovative methods of recovery. In a world where diagnosis can limit and hinder growth, I emphasize that with faith, all things are possible, and we are not bound by our symptoms. Together, we will dive into the root causes of mental health challenges, empowering all who listen to walk with me on uncharted trails toward their mountaintop. Welcome to the Holistic Counselor podcast, where faith, wellness, and personal growth converge to offer a path toward true transformation. Follow us now on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you enjoy your podcasts.

    Ep. 16 - Unlocking Emotional Well-being: Dr. Jay on Neuro Emotional Technique and the Polyvagal Theory

    Ep. 16 - Unlocking Emotional Well-being: Dr. Jay on Neuro Emotional Technique and the Polyvagal Theory

    Episode Description: In this enlightening episode, we dive deep into the realms of emotional well-being with Dr. Jay, a seasoned chiropractor who integrates Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) and the Polyvagal Theory in his practice. Dr. Jay elucidates the mechanisms of NET and its application alongside the Polyvagal Theory, offering valuable insights into understanding and addressing trauma. Join us as we explore the importance of self-awareness and the journey to healing from stuck trauma.
    Key Topics Discussed:
    Introduction to Neuro Emotional Technique (NET)
    Explanation of the Polyvagal Theory
    The intersection of chiropractic care and emotional health
    Importance of understanding trauma
    Steps to gather self-information for trauma healing
    Practical tips for emotional well-being
    Guest: Dr. Jay Marienthal, Chiropractor and Expert in Neuro Emotional Technique and Polyvagal Theory
     
    Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
    Books:
    The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk
    Internal Family Systems Therapy by Dr. Richard Schwartz
    The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological Foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-Regulation by Dr. Stephen Porges
    The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy: Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation by Deb Dana
    Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma by Peter Levine
    Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving by Pete Walker
    The Myth of Normal by Dr. Gabor Mate
     
    Website & Social Media: https://www.drjayhealth.com/ (Check out his educational materials for more information) @drjayhealth

    • 50 min
    Ep. 15 - Breaking Bonds, Building Trust: Inside the Therapy Room with an Infidelity Specialist

    Ep. 15 - Breaking Bonds, Building Trust: Inside the Therapy Room with an Infidelity Specialist

    Guest: Cassandra Thompson, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Qualified Supervisor
    Episode Overview: In this episode, Cassandra, a therapist who specializes in infidelity, joins us to explore the intricacies of affair recovery, the role of faith in healing, and the complex dynamics of love and sex addiction. Listen as we discuss the holistic approaches to overcoming the pain of betrayal and strategies for strengthening relationships.
    What You’ll Learn:
    Cassandra’s Journey Defining Infidelity  Holistic Affair Recovery  Faith and Healing:   Love Addiction & Sex Addiction Emotional Infidelity Words of Encouragement
    Connect with CassandraWebsite: www.coralspringscounselingcenter.com/meet-the-team/cassandra/ Social Media: @cthompsonlmhc 
    Connect with DianaWebsite: www.throughthevalleytherapy.comSocial Media: @throughthevalleytherapy 

    Resources Cassandra Recommends: Information about infidelity counseling: https://coralspringscounselingcenter.com/counseling-specialties/infidelity-counseling/

    Here's a blog about infidelity written by Cassandra Someone Cheated. A Checklist of Where to Start. https://coralspringscounselingcenter.com/someone-cheated-a-checklist-of-where-to-start/

    Great Book to start with: After the Affair by Janis Abrahms Springs

    • 46 min
    Ep. 14 - Navigating Relationships from SYMBIS to PCOS - Real Stories and Support Strategies

    Ep. 14 - Navigating Relationships from SYMBIS to PCOS - Real Stories and Support Strategies

    In this episode, we have a heartfelt and informative conversation with Deborah, LMFT, about the SYMBIS (Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts) program and her personal journey with PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome). We discuss how to navigate diet culture, societal pressures, and the importance of mental and emotional well-being while managing autoimmune conditions. Deborah shares her insights and strategies for coping, self-care, and maintaining self-compassion.
    Key Topics Covered
    1. Introduction to SYMBIS
      
    2. Deborah's Journey with PCOS
       
    3. Understanding PCOS
      
    4. Approaching Diet and Exercise
       
    5. Mental and Emotional Well-being
      
    6. Role of Self-Advocacy
      
    7. Final Messages and Encouragement
      
    Resources and References
    - SYMBIS Program: https://www.symbis.com/ 
    - PCOS Awareness and Support:
    https://www.pcosaa.org/    
    https://www.drweil.com/health-wellness/health-centers/women/polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-pcos/
    https://drhyman.com/blog/2022/09/07/podcast-ep596/ 
    Connect with Deborah
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/live/6efhV5devLM?si=ilHmeRxfy-JO2IEH
    Social Media: @richlydeb
    Website: https://linktr.ee/Therichcouch 
    Connect with Diana
    www.throughthevalleytherapy.com
    Social Media: @throughthevalleytherapy
    Thank you for listening to this episode of the Holistic Counselor Podcast. Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and leave a review if you enjoyed this conversation. Stay tuned for more insightful discussions on holistic health and wellness!

    • 43 min
    Ep. 13 - Breathe in Faith, Rise Above Fear: Your Path to Empowerment

    Ep. 13 - Breathe in Faith, Rise Above Fear: Your Path to Empowerment

    Today, we will explore the universal topic of fear and why trust, guarding our hearts, and renewing our minds are crucial to facing fear head-on.

    Connect with Diana: www.throughthevalleytherapy.com

    Apps mentioned in the episode:
    1. [Breathly] https://www.breathlyapp.com/ : A free app for breathwork exercises to manage stress and anxiety.
    2. [Pause App] https://www.pauseapp.com/ : An app for mindfulness and surrendering distractions to find peace.

    Episode Highlights:

    1. Fear as a Powerful Emotion:
       - Fear can grip, paralyze, and hinder us from living fully.
       - Understanding fear's basis in false evidence appearing real.

    2. Facing Personal Fear of Flying:
       - Sharing vulnerability before embarking on a journey.
       - Encouraging others to confront their fears alongside.

    3. Science of Fear:
       - Brain's response to fear triggers (fight, flight, freeze, fawn).
       - Release of stress hormones, muscle tension, heightened senses, and more.

    4. Importance of Breathwork:
       - Utilizing Breathly app for daily breathwork exercises.
       - Benefits of breathwork for stress regulation, mental clarity, and emotional balance.

    5. Mindfulness through Pause App:
       - Utilizing Pause App for mindfulness and surrendering distractions.
       - Surrendering to trust in the Lord and letting go of fear.

    6. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Tools:
       - Reality testing, evidence gathering, cognitive restructuring, and behavioral experiments.
       - Confronting fears with knowledge, understanding, and affirmations.

    7. Biblical Foundation for Conquering Fear:
       - Verses from Psalms and Proverbs anchoring faith and courage.
       - Trusting in the Lord, guarding the heart, and renewing the mind as transformative practices.

    Key Takeaways:
    - Fear is manageable through understanding and practical tools.
    - Breathwork, mindfulness, and cognitive restructuring empower individuals to face fears.
    - Trusting in the Lord, guarding the heart, and renewing the mind are foundational in conquering fear.

    Thank you for joining me in this exploration of fear and faith. Remember, trust in the Lord, guard your heart, and renew your mind as you navigate life's challenges. Until next time, may you find courage and peace in facing your fears.

    • 19 min
    Ep. 12 - Redefining Wellness: From Grief Counselors to Spa Pioneers - A Journey with the Power Sisters of 5 Elements

    Ep. 12 - Redefining Wellness: From Grief Counselors to Spa Pioneers - A Journey with the Power Sisters of 5 Elements

    Introduction:
    - Welcome to the Holistic Counselor podcast! In this episode, we're joined by Diana and Ornela, the visionary sisters behind 5 Elements Wellness Spa, where they merge beauty and wellness with a focus on mental and emotional health.

    Discussion Points:

    Transition to Holistic Healing:
    - Discover the inspiration behind Diana and Ornela's transition from grief counseling and behavior analysis to founding 5 Elements Wellness Spa, centered on holistic healing and preventative care.

    Understanding Biohacking and the Wellness Circuit:
    - Dive into biohacking and the wellness circuit offered at their spa, exploring how these innovative practices contribute to mental health and overall well-being.

    Mind-Body Connection in Holistic Healing:
    - Explore the profound impact of the mind-body connection in holistic healing and its role in promoting mental wellness, as discussed by Diana and Ornela.

    Hope Beyond Labels and Diagnoses:
    - Find hope and encouragement for individuals stuck in societal labels and diagnoses, as Diana and Ornela share insights into overcoming limitations and embracing personal growth.

    Future Goals and Aspirations:
    - Discover the future goals and aspirations of 5 Elements Spa and Wellness, as Diana and Ornela share their vision for expanding holistic healing services.

    Conclusion:
    - Thank you to Diana and Ornela for sharing their wisdom and insights on revolutionizing holistic wellness. Join us next time for another enlightening episode of the Holistic Counselor podcast!

    Connect with Diana and Ornela:
    - Website: https://www.fiveelementsspa.com/
    - Social Media: Follow @5_Elements_Spa

    Connect with Diana from Through the Valley Therapy:
    -Website: https://www.throughthevalleytherapy.com
    -Social Media: Follow @throughthevalleytherapy

    • 47 min
    Ep. 11 - Unveiling Cultural Competence: Holistic Perspectives from two BIPOC Mental Health Professionals

    Ep. 11 - Unveiling Cultural Competence: Holistic Perspectives from two BIPOC Mental Health Professionals

    Content Warning: Please note that this episode discusses mental health cases and experiences shared by Dr. Dorothy that may be disturbing or unsettling to some listeners. We advise listener discretion and encourage those who may be sensitive to such topics to consider their comfort levels before proceeding with this episode. If you find yourself feeling uncomfortable or distressed, we recommend pausing the episode and seeking support from a mental health professional.T hank you for being so understanding and take care while listening. Welcome to The Holistic Counselor Podcast, where we explore mental health, challenge conventional norms, and embrace holistic healing practices. In this episode, I am joined by a dynamic BIPOC mental health professional who brings a wealth of experience and insight to the conversation.

    Introduction:

    We open the episode by introducing our esteemed guest, Dr. Dorothy Chatelier-Orelus, a seasoned psychiatric nurse. We both share a common passion for cultural competence and holistic approaches to mental health care, challenging traditional Western ideals.


    Topic 1: Rejecting the DSM and Narrow Thinking

    We discuss the limitations of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and how it perpetuates narrow-mindedness in mental health treatment. They emphasize the importance of moving beyond these rigid frameworks to provide more personalized and inclusive healing experiences.

    Topic 2: Embracing Cultural Competence

    The conversation shifts to the significance of cultural competence in mental health practice. Our guests share personal anecdotes and professional insights into how understanding and respecting diverse cultural backgrounds can lead to more effective and empathetic therapy sessions.

    Topic 3: Holistic Perspectives for Inclusive Healing

    We highlight the value of holistic healing approaches that consider the mind, body, spirit, and environment. They discuss the integration of alternative therapies, mindfulness practices, and spiritual elements into mental health care, promoting overall well-being and resilience.

    Topic 4: Empowering BIPOC Healing

    The episode delves into the unique challenges faced by BIPOC communities in accessing mental health care. We share strategies for empowering BIPOC individuals, dismantling systemic barriers, and creating safe spaces for healing and growth.

    Conclusion:

    In wrapping up, we offer actionable tips for listeners to cultivate cultural competence, embrace holistic healing practices, and advocate for inclusive mental health care. They leave us with a message of hope and resilience, inspiring us to continue challenging the status quo and fostering positive change in the mental health landscape.

    Where to find Dr. Dorothy Chatelier-Oreluswww.peaceandheartmindcare.com @phmcare 

    Where to find Diana www.throughthevalleytherapy.com @throughthevalleytherapy

    • 48 min

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