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The Thoughtful Counselor is a podcast that is dedicated to producing great conversations around current topics in counseling and psychotherapy. We view counseling and psychotherapy as a deeply beautiful and complex process, and strive to incorporate both the art and science of the field in each episode.

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    • Social Sciences
    • 4.8, 92 Ratings

About
The Thoughtful Counselor is a podcast that is dedicated to producing great conversations around current topics in counseling and psychotherapy. We view counseling and psychotherapy as a deeply beautiful and complex process, and strive to incorporate both the art and science of the field in each episode.

    EP176: Introducing PsychoHairapy - Bringing Counseling Into the Salon with Ayanna Moss

    EP176: Introducing PsychoHairapy - Bringing Counseling Into the Salon with Ayanna Moss

    Priscilla Wilson speaks to Ayanna Moss about PsychoHairapy, a community health model created to secure a space for African Americans to address mental health and well-being through hair care. Ms. Moss details the PsychoHairapy concept, how services are provided, and beneficial outcomes.
    For more on Ayanna, links from the conversation, and then APA citation for this episode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com
    The Thoughtful Counselor is created in partnership with Palo Alto University’s division of Continuing & Professional Studies. Learn more at www.paloaltou.edu/concept

    • 36 min
    EP175: Family Violence and Safety Planning - Victoria Kress speaks with Matthew Paylo, Nicole Stargell, and Marissa Grey

    EP175: Family Violence and Safety Planning - Victoria Kress speaks with Matthew Paylo, Nicole Stargell, and Marissa Grey

    Victoria Kress, Matthew Paylo, Nicole Stargell, and Marissa Grey discuss how the Covid-19 pandemic influencing family violence, what counselors need to be aware of, ethical considerations when safety planning, and how to use technology when developing a safety plan with clients of all ages.
    For more on the guests, links from the conversation, and then APA citation for this episode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com

    The Thoughtful Counselor is created in partnership with Palo Alto University’s division of Continuing & Professional Studies. Learn more at www.paloaltou.edu/concept.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    EP174: Honest Talk About Racial Injustice: Amanda Giordano speaks with Markus Lloyd and Antwuan Malone

    EP174: Honest Talk About Racial Injustice: Amanda Giordano speaks with Markus Lloyd and Antwuan Malone

    Guest Host Amanda Giordano speaks with Markus Lloyd and Antwuan Malone on their personal experience of racism as black men, how systemic racism shapes the way black children think about themselves, and how many white Americans manipulate history to avoid the reality of systemic racism in our past and present.
    For more on Markus, Antwuan, and Amanda, links from the conversation, and then APA citation for this episode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com.
    The Thoughtful Counselor is created in partnership with Palo Alto University’s division of Continuing & Professional Studies. Learn more at paloaltou.edu/concept.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    EP173: Spirit in Session - Working with Your Client’s Spirituality (and Your Own) with Russell Siler Jones

    EP173: Spirit in Session - Working with Your Client’s Spirituality (and Your Own) with Russell Siler Jones

    Mike speaks with Russell Siler Jones on the practical nuts and bolts of bringing spirituality into our work as counselors and mental health workers. They discuss attending to our clients spirituality (in whatever form that comes, attending to our own spirituality, and the intersection of psychotherapy and spiritual direction.
    For more on Russell, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com.

    • 50 min
    EP172: Community Stress and Black America - An Urgent Matter with The Four Doctors

    EP172: Community Stress and Black America - An Urgent Matter with The Four Doctors

    The Four Doctors - Janeé Avent Harris, Angie D. Cartwright, Loni Crumb, and Dominique S. Hammonds - discuss Mental Health Awareness Month, the unique mental health concerns of Black communities, and how the senseless murders of Black individuals and most recently the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, result in community stress, fear, and collective trauma in Black families and communities.
    For more on The Four Doctors, links from the conversation, and then APA citation for this episode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com.

    The Thoughtful Counselor is created in partnership with Palo Alto University’s division of Continuing & Professional Studies. Learn more at www.paloaltou.edu/concept.

    • 55 min
    EP171: Surrounded Yet So Alone - Addressing Loneliness through a Relational-Cultural Lens with J.W. Freiberg

    EP171: Surrounded Yet So Alone - Addressing Loneliness through a Relational-Cultural Lens with J.W. Freiberg

    Mike speaks with Terry Freiberg on the growth of chronic loneliness in the United States, the use of relational cultural theory in response to loneliness, and the unique features of loneliness during Covid-19.
    For more on Terry, links from the conversation, and the APA citation for this episode visit www.thethoughtfulcounselor.com.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 Ratings

Psych Podcast Nut ,

I needed this!

Thank you for a thoughtful, heartfelt discussion about race, trauma and counseling. As a white counselor, I appreciated this perspective sharing so much. Wonderful interview.

changagarcia ,

Episode 160

Interview with Dr. Janeé Avent Harris was SOOOO good! I would love to hear more from her!

raelynn107 ,

Episode 165

Wow I really learn some new stuff about my life and my reactions due too my PTSD thanks and I believe i am teaching my sautéed the same things and Ingot to try to break the cycle

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