Vena M. Wilson, LCSW- along her guests, will identify strategies, share insights, and provide guidance on ways to enhance harmony, peace, and healing in the relationships we have with our friends,
our family members, as well as the relationship that we have with ourselves.
Cultivate Healing with a Power Punch with Mia Reid
Mia Reid, MA, LCMHC, LLPC is the founder of "Change Happens Today", a private practice agency located in Southfield, Michigan. Mia has over 25 years of experience working in higher education, where she assists students with problems solving conflicts and crafting helpful resolutions to the matters that impact their daily functioning. In her practice, she provides support to clients who experience various concerns related to stress, anxiety, depression, grief, ADHD, mood disorders, and PTSD. In addition to her work with adolescents and adults, Mia is a proponent of group therapy as an extremely beneficial way for group members to reduce their sense of isolation by connecting with their peers.
How the loss of her child informed her drive to work with individuals suffering from grief and trauma How she is able to help clients navigate the grief process The difference between acute grief and complicated grief The importance of therapy when dealing with the grieving process How combining her faith with her therapy allowed her to enter a growth mindset and move forward Resources:
Helpful Guidance for the Clinical Provider with Dr. Angela Roman Clack
Dr. Angela Roman Clack is a licensed psychotherapist, doctorly-trained clinician, and owner of Clack Associates LLC, a private practice outpatient counseling center in Southern New Jersey. She has over 25 years of experience working in the mental health field. In 2002, she earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Argosy University in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Clack is known for her ability to teach, supervise, coach and provide training in various areas pertaining to children, adolescents and their families. She provides treatment for individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, as well as general emotional distress and to those who experience difficulties in their relationships with others.
In this episode, we discuss:
What lead her to becoming a psychologist with the focus of working with women of color dealing with trauma and depression The importance of being able to connect and gain trust with clients The prevalence of generational trauma with women of color How trauma affects your physical health as well as your mental health Areas non-minority clinicians should be mindful of when working with women of color who've experienced trauma or depression Her new book, Women of Color Talk: Psychological Narratives on Trauma and Depression
Nutrition, Health, and Wellness with Laterria Patton
Laterria Patton is a writer, healer, and activist who produces content about nutrition that promotes reproductive health as well as hormonal balance specifically for black women.
In this episode, we discuss:
What is emotional eating? How women's hormones affect their emotions and how what we eat affects our hormones Recommendations on how to keep your hormones balanced on a consistent basis How food deserts disproportionately affect black and Latin women Resources:
Vena M. Wilson, LCSW shares valuable information about how resilience is developed in a child and
ways that adults can promote/enhance a youth’s innate resilience after adversity.
The Science of
Center on The Developing Child at Harvard
Erica Fryenberg. ‘Coping and The Challenge of Resistance’
Sarah Hudson, Ph.D. ‘Overcoming Adversity’ As Written in Policy, Vol. 32, No.3, Spring 2016
Spare The Rod, Spoil The Child
Vena M. Wilson, LCSW responds to a letter from a curious listener who wants to know whether spanking a child, (corporal punishment) is a beneficial approach to get children to follow rules. Vena offers ideas and strategies to reduce the possibility of long-term, negative consequences due to ineffective discipline approaches.
https://www.healthychildren.org: What’s the Best Way To Discipline My Child and
https://www.healthychildren.org: How to Give A Time Out
Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University: Toxic Stress (Video)
The American Academy of Pediatrics: Spanking and Child Development Across the First Decade of Life
Skillfully Navigating Through Family Toxicity with Anita Washington, M.Ed., M.B.A.
This episode was recorded during the holiday season but the tips on how to heal and establish support outside of your biological family are solid all year ‘round.
Vena Wilson, LCSW is joined by author Anita Washington as they discuss different ways you can protect yourself from dysfunctional and toxic family members. The conversation covers how to set a personal baseline, stay in control and how to transform the negative energy you may encounter during this time of year.
Anita Washington’s Book Family Is Not Everything: How to Minimize Their Mess, Maximize Your Happiness and Enjoy Emotional Baggage Breakthroughs
Can be purchased at:
Barnes & Noble: AnitaTheAuthor.com/FINEbn
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YouTube Channel: ThatAnitaLive.com/youtube
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One of my favorite podcast to listen too.
Helped me realize and deal with a lot of hidden issues that I was not aware. A lot of good content to benefit from. Very intelligent and voice is very soothing as well. Please continue!