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Have you ever wondered what your therapist would say about this, that, or the other? Carrie and Josh are two mental health professionals with nearly four decades of experience between the two of them; and they are opening the door to welcome you in as they discuss and critically think through mental health, relational health, and recovery issues and the therapeutic processes involved. You'll find these episodes to be informative, compassionate, endearing, and at times, comical. Tune in to watch the LIVE broadcasts of these episodes on Facebook and YouTube.

Therapists' Take with Carrie and Josh Family Solutions Media

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    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Have you ever wondered what your therapist would say about this, that, or the other? Carrie and Josh are two mental health professionals with nearly four decades of experience between the two of them; and they are opening the door to welcome you in as they discuss and critically think through mental health, relational health, and recovery issues and the therapeutic processes involved. You'll find these episodes to be informative, compassionate, endearing, and at times, comical. Tune in to watch the LIVE broadcasts of these episodes on Facebook and YouTube.

    Episode 11: On the Lasting Pain of Infidelity

    Episode 11: On the Lasting Pain of Infidelity

    Most of us know, either through direct experience or vicarious experience of someone close to us, that infidelity is a painful discovery or revelation. But, why does the pain linger? Why is it that after a year or so into hard couple recovery work does it still hurt so badly? What does this pain mean? Is it supposed to be this way? Does it ever get better? In this episode of Therapists’ Take, Carrie and Josh will address these questions and more.
    #TherapistsTakePodcast #BetrayalTrauma #AffairRecovery
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    00:00 - Intro
    02:20 - How Long Am I in Couples Recovery?
    12:14 - The Collapse of the Relational Infrastructure.
    24:07 - Why Does It Still Hurt?
    30:36 - Squirrel Moment: Mumbling
    32:22 - The Path Forward
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    Resources:
    Therapist Directory: https://www.psychologytoday.com
    Betrayal Trauma Therapist Directory: https://iitap.com/search/custom.asp?id=5357
    The Gottman Institute (Relationship Research) - https://www.gottman.com/
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    About the Hosts
    Carrie and Josh are both licensed marital and family therapists (LMFT) that specialize in betrayal trauma recovery. You can read more about them and the work they do on their practice website - https://www.familysolutionsok.com.
    Follow us on our other platforms which include instagram and apple podcasts. Links can be found on our Link Tree - https://www.linktr.ee/familysolutionsok
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    Book Recommendations for Betrayal Trauma:
    - The Betrayal Bind by Michelle Mays - https://amzn.to/4buziZj
    - Mending a Shattered Heart by Stefanie Carnes - https://amzn.to/42zlecS
    - The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk - https://amzn.to/3SUdAH5
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    Articles by Carrie & Josh
    - What Is Transitional Distrust - https://shorturl.at/gpuTZ
    - Introducing Reflection Aggression - https://shorturl.at/bpHPW
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    • 43 min
    Episode 10: On the Three Channels of Self-Awareness | Whitney Alexander (guest)

    Episode 10: On the Three Channels of Self-Awareness | Whitney Alexander (guest)

    Are you “self-aware?” If so, how much? What is this concept we are hearing about everywhere called “self-awareness?” Well, in this episode of Therapists’ Take, not only are we going to define it, we are also going to break it down, and then discuss how to access it.

    We are excited to have our guest, Whitney Warren-Alexander, who is a licensed therapist, group practice owner, and EMDR consultant. Whitney has special interest in the the exploration of self-awareness and the work of Debra Littrell regarding the three channels of self-awareness (https://transformativespirit.com).
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    About Our Guest

    Visit her webiste - the Warren Alexander Group - https://www.WarrenAlexanderGroup.com

    Follow her on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100067394941595

    RecoveryTV LIVE Interview on Sobriety - https://youtu.be/pd6IjqzFobE?si=P6Qm8gCOmN89K1Kr
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    00:00 - Whitney's Joke Is Funny!

    04:03 - Intro

    07:05 - Defining Self-Awareness

    11:40 - The 3 Channels

    19:38 - Trauma Is Time Traveling

    20:08 - Exercise Example

    25:50 - What About Relationships?

    29:34 - Somatic Focus

    35:10 - Gathering Info from All Channel

    37:44 - Is the Body the Best Direct Source?

    40:00 - Start with Mindfulness

    44:13 - Josh learns about "Turn or Burn" Sermons

    47:31 - Everyone Needs a Cry song

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    Other Resources:

    Book: The Untethered Soul - https://amzn.to/48ZxsOn

    Family Solutions Counseling - https://www.familysolutionsok.com

    EMDR Directory - https://www.emdria.org/directory/

    Therapist Directory: https://www.psychologytoday.com

    Betrayal Trauma Therapist Directory: https://iitap.com/search/custom.asp?id=5357

    The Gottman Institute (Relationship Research) - https://www.gottman.com/

    Domestic Violence Hotline: https://www.thehotline.org/

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    • 48 min
    Episode 09: On "Are 'Newbie' Therapists Worth It?" | Dr. Kelly Roberts (Guest)

    Episode 09: On "Are 'Newbie' Therapists Worth It?" | Dr. Kelly Roberts (Guest)

    Have you ever been concerned about your therapist’s qualifications? Have you ever been alarmed by their youthful appearance (i.e., lack of life experience) or credentials, or the lack thereof?

    Well, if you have, you are not alone. It is actually quite common. Even a seasoned therapist’s youthful appearance may be thrown in to question from time to time. One reason we vet our therapists seemingly more often (but not always) than other medical professional is because there is something about our mental, emotional, and relational well-being that adds an extra dose of vulnerability. Thus, an inexperienced therapist can be alarming when searching for a therapist.

    In this episode of Therapists’ Take, we are going to tackle the unique phenomenon of working with a “newbie” therapist. We welcome to the conversation guest therapist and professor, Dr. Kelly Roberts, who serves as the clinical director of the marriage and family therapy program at Oklahoma Christian University. This means she is responsible for training bright new minds of our therapeutic future. Join us as we discuss that new therapists can be a delightful surprise as they are often more than meets the eye.

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    00:00 - Introduction

    05:20 - Reflecting Back to Our "Newbie" Days

    15:09 - When Does a Newbie Stop Being a Newbie?

    21:08 - Less Is More Sometimes.

    30:05 - New vs Seasoned

    40:28 -A Newbie Story

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    More about Dr. Kelly Roberts

    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/reddirtkelly

    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelly-m-roberts-phd-lmft-129a8713

    Professor Profile - https://www.oc.edu/directory/kelly-roberts

    AAMFT Profile - https://www.aamft.org/Supervision/Search/Profiles/viewprofile.aspx?ID=94634

    KOCO Interview - https://www.koco.com/article/oklahoma-christian-university-affordable-therapy/43440543
    Recipient of the 2022 AAMFT Excellence in Media Award - https://youtu.be/1zoNf5LJ5f8?si=W4FVIljf534aI2Pd

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    The OC MFT Program and Clinic:

    The Family Therapy Clinic - https://www.oc.edu/family-therapy-clinic

    The Training Program - https://www.oc.edu/academics/college-of-sciences-education/human-sciences/marriage-and-family-therapy-m-s-h-s

    The Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ocmft

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    Other Resources:

    Family Solutions Counseling -https://www.familysolutionsok.com

    Therapist Directory: https://www.psychologytoday.com

    Betrayal Trauma Therapist Directory: https://iitap.com/search/custom.asp?id=5357

    The Gottman Institute (Relationship Research) - https://www.gottman.com/

    Domestic Violence Hotline: https://www.thehotline.org/

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    • 44 min
    Episode 08: On the Power of the Spoken Word | Carl Patterson (Guest)

    Episode 08: On the Power of the Spoken Word | Carl Patterson (Guest)

    Words are powerful! As our stories unfold and we find ourselves in a chapter of pain and suffering, it's not uncommon that words were utilized as the weapon of choice whether you were on the receiving end, or you were the one wielding the sword... or maybe both.

    But all hope is not lost. Yes, words can cut us to the core, but words can be extremely healing as well. The right combination of words along with an infectious rhythm and the proper inflection…… when done well, words can sneak by our barriers and defenses and reach right into our souls to offer us some semblance of peace and healing.

    We are happy to have spoken word artist and licensed therapist, Carl Patterson on Therapists’ Take to talk about the Power of the Spoken the Word. Carl is not only a phenomenal therapist, but he is also a talented spoken word artist. We hope you enjoy this LIVE broadcast of Therapists’ Take.

    RecoveryTV's "Words Matter" Video, ⁠click here⁠.

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    In this broadcast, Josh mentions hearing once that "happy people listen to sad songs." After a little more research we learned a little more about this phenomenon sometimes referred to as the "Tragedy Paradox." Here's a good ⁠article ⁠on the issue.
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    More About Our Guest:


    Follow Carl on ⁠Instagram⁠
    See Carl's Therapist ⁠Profile Page⁠
    Watch Carl perform the poem we had to cut ⁠Tedx Talk⁠

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    Resources:


    ⁠Family Solution Counseling⁠ Website
    ⁠Psychology Today⁠ Therapist Directory
    ⁠Betrayal Trauma⁠ Therapist Directory
    ⁠The Gottman Institute⁠ (Relationship Research)
    ⁠Domestic Violence⁠ Hotline

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    • 29 min
    Episode 07: On Complacency & Other Relational Cancers

    Episode 07: On Complacency & Other Relational Cancers

    Therapists’ Take on Complacency and other forms of Relational Cancer. In this episode, Carrie and Josh discuss particular relational phenomenon that they consider to be cancerous to committed couple relationships. They will discuss complacency, resentment, mother-enmeshment and more. You definitely don't want to miss the part where they discuss John Gottman's "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse." See chapters and resources below:

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    00:00 - Introduction

    03:08 - What Is Relational Cancer?

    06:24 - Complacency: Keeping the "Well-Oiled Machine" Well-Oiled

    12:43 - Resentment: Is It Even Functional?

    19:35 - John Gottman & The Four Horsemen

    23:20 - Enmeshment vs Co-Dependency

    30:31 - Contempt: The 4th Horseman

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    Books:

    The Seven Principles for Making a Marriage Work by John Gottman (reference to The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse) - https://amzn.to/4b0BIii

    Outlive by Peter Attia, MD - https://amzn.to/3RXTQAy

    When He's Married to Mom by Kenneth Adams (reference to Mother-Enmeshment) - https://amzn.to/3HqWlpX

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    Resources:

    Therapist Directory: https://www.psychologytoday.com

    Betrayal Trauma Therapist Directory: https://iitap.com/search/custom.asp?id=5357

    The Gottman Institute (Relationship Research) - https://www.gottman.com/

    Overcoming Enmeshment Workshop for Mother-Enmeshed Men - https://www.overcomingenmeshment.com/workshop/mother-enmeshed-men/

    Domestic Violence Hotline: https://www.thehotline.org/

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    • 35 min
    Episode 06: On Selfishness

    Episode 06: On Selfishness

    Therapists’ Take on Selfishness. As therapists we often hear the word selfishness thrown around either toward another person or in reflection of how one feels about self.

    Selfishness is a complicated concept that is worth exploring. For example, what’s the difference in selfishness and selflessness? What about the difference in selfishness and self care? How does codependent giving fit in the mix?

    In this episode, Carrie and Josh giver their take on the complexities of these concepts. Enjoy the show!
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    00:00 - Introduction
    06:30 - Why a Podcast Episode on Selfishness?
    10:45 - Selfishness
    15:05 - Self-care
    25:35 - Selflessness
    29:23 - Codependent Giving
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    Book: Daring Greatly by Brene Brown - https://amzn.to/47o7d2K
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    Happy New Year! Enjoy these articles written by Therapists' Take Co-Host, Joshua Nichols

    A New Approach to a New Year (2022) - https://familysolutionsok.com/a-new-approach-to-a-new-year/
    5 Tips for New Year's Resolutions Success (2018) - https://familysolutionsok.com/a-new-approach-to-a-new-year/
    New Year's Resolution Worksheet (PDF) - https://familysolutionsok.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/New-Years-Resolution-Worksheet2.pdf
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    Follow us across all social medias - https://www.linktr.ee/familysolutionsok
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    Resources:
    Therapist Directory: https://www.psychologytoday.com
    Betrayal Trauma Therapist Directory: https://iitap.com/search/custom.asp?id=5357
    Domestic Violence Hotline: https://www.thehotline.org/
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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

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whitwar27 ,

Love the banter

Josh and Carrie have such a rapport and are fun to listen to!!!

Red Dirt Kelly ,

Solid and personable

I was a guest on this podcast and so much appreciated working with Carrie and Josh. As a listener, I love how they focus on solid information as well as set a friendly vibe — creating a great drive time listening experience.

hermione2709 ,

So inspirational!!

I absolutely love learning more about therapy from you guys. I hope to be as great practitioners as you one day!

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