318 episodes

Laura Reagan, LCSW-C, Psychotherapist, Burnout Prevention Consultant and Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator interviews guests to discuss holistic and alternative approaches used in psychotherapy, counseling, coaching and healing sessions. Be a fly on the wall as therapists discuss the practice of psychotherapy and how they implement self care into their own lives to prevent therapist burnout. Conversations about mindfulness, self compassion, The Daring Way™, EMDR, art therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, other somatic methods, trauma, parenting, attachment will get you thinking deeply about therapy and the universal experience of being human, with all the joy and pain that entails.

Therapy Chat Laura Reagan, LCSW-C

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Laura Reagan, LCSW-C, Psychotherapist, Burnout Prevention Consultant and Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator interviews guests to discuss holistic and alternative approaches used in psychotherapy, counseling, coaching and healing sessions. Be a fly on the wall as therapists discuss the practice of psychotherapy and how they implement self care into their own lives to prevent therapist burnout. Conversations about mindfulness, self compassion, The Daring Way™, EMDR, art therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, other somatic methods, trauma, parenting, attachment will get you thinking deeply about therapy and the universal experience of being human, with all the joy and pain that entails.

    314: Complicated Grief + Nature Therapy with Dr. Nyasha Grayman

    314: Complicated Grief + Nature Therapy with Dr. Nyasha Grayman

    Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews psychotherapist, author, consultant, coach and professor Dr. Nyasha Grayman. Dr. Grayman is the author of Seasonal Therapeutic Encounters with Nature Journal: 52 Experiences for Baltimoreans. Dr. Grayman specializes in helping African Americans who are grieving sudden, traumatic losses of someone important to them.
    In this conversation you'll hear:
    Why nature is helpful in healing from traumatic and complicated grief. How Dr. Grayman structures her therapy work with African American clients who are grieving due to sudden or violent death of someone they care about. Why she wrote her book in a journal format. How others can create similar books to hers. Dr. Nyasha Grayman is a licensed psychotherapist in Maryland, USA with certifications in grief counseling, trauma treatment, and telemental health. She holds a BA from Spelman College, an MA in Counseling from New York University, and a PhD in Counseling Psychology, also from New York University. Dr. Grayman has a boutique practice, Wisdom Counseling - Baltimore LLC, where she specializes in working with bereaved African American adults. She is also Associate Professor of Psychology and Africana Studies at a Baltimore, Maryland area college.
    Resources
    Dr. Grayman's website is here.
    Follow Dr. Grayman on Instagram here.
    Find Dr. Grayman's book on Amazon here.
    Thank you to SuperBill for sponsoring this week's episode! SuperBill is free for therapists, and your clients can use the code THERAPYCHAT to get a free month of the service. Also, you can earn $100 for every therapist you refer. Learn more at www.thesuperbill.com!
    This week's episode is also sponsored by Trauma Therapist Network. Therapists, join by 1/31/22 and lock in the lowest membership rate. You'll have a beautiful listing for your practice that helps trauma survivors find you so they can receive the right kind of help for their particular need. And you'll have access to additional support coming soon!  
    Starting in March 2022, 4 monthly calls are added to the membership at the original Founding Member rate if you join by January 31, 2022. After February 1 the membership price goes up so this is your chance to get the lowest pricing that will be offered for the lifetime of your membership! Join now at www.traumatherapistnetwork.com!
    Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio 

    • 40 min
    313: Narcissistic Abuse with Brenda Stephens

    313: Narcissistic Abuse with Brenda Stephens

    Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviews therapist Brenda Stephens, LPCC, who is the author of two books on narcissistic abuse: Healing from Narcissistic Mothers: A Daughter’s Recovery Guide; and The Narcissism Recovery Workbook: Skills for Healing from Emotional Abuse. In this episode you will hear Laura and Brenda discuss:
    What Narcissistic Abuse is What therapists need to know about Narcissistic Abuse How surviving this type of abuse affects us during childhood and as adults The process of healing from Narcissistic Abuse Brenda Stephens is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in San Diego, CA. She works exclusively with those seeking help in resolving their experienced trauma. Brenda specializes in working with those who have been in relationships with narcissists and are recovering from the emotional, and sometimes physical, wounds they have endured in their relationships. Brenda has been working with this population for several years and is providing groups, workshops, and trainings in order to make this topic more known and understood by practitioners and survivors of narcissistic abuse, alike.
    With the use of EMDR, parts work, and an understanding of Structural Dissociation, Ms Stephens is able to help those suffering with symptoms of trauma, Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Ms. Stephens is the founder and owner of Stephens Therapy Associates which consists of eighteen therapists who have been trained by her to offer support, guidance, and a path toward healing for survivors of narcissistic abuse. She recently completed a three year term as Board Member and Secretary for the California Association for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (CALPCC) and continues to offer support on panels and trainings offered by CALPCC.
    Ms. Stephens is the author of the books "Healing from Narcissistic Mothers: A Daughter’s Recovery Guide" and "The Narcissism Recovery Workbook: Skills for Healing from Emotional Abuse." These books are designed to help people understand what narcissistic relationships look like and how to recover from them. Brenda offers trainings to other therapists in recognizing and working with this population which is woefully underserved. She holds a Master's in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Wisconsin - Stout.
    Resources
    Learn more about Brenda's work with survivors of Narcissistic Abuse at: www.narctrauma.com. 
    Washington state residents wanting to work with Brenda can visit the therapy website at: www.stephenstherapy.com
    Thank you to SuperBill for sponsoring this week's episode! SuperBill is free for therapists, and your clients can use the code THERAPYCHAT to get a free month of the service. Also, you can earn $100 for every therapist you refer. Learn more at thesuperbill.com!
    This week's episode is also sponsored by Trauma Therapist Network. Therapists, join now and lock in the lowest membership rate. You'll have a beautiful listing for your practice that helps trauma survivors find you so they can receive the right kind of help for their particular need. Starting in March 2022, 4 monthly calls are added to the membership at the original Founding Member rate if you join by February 28, 2022. After March 1 the membership price goes up so this is your chance to get the lowest pricing that will be offered for the lifetime of your membership!
    Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio 

    • 59 min
    312: Finding Your Authentic Self As A Child Of Emotionally Immature Parents with Dr Lindsay Gibson

    312: Finding Your Authentic Self As A Child Of Emotionally Immature Parents with Dr Lindsay Gibson

    Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In this first episode of 2022 Laura welcomes guest Dr. Lindsay Gibson, author of several books, including most recently, "Self Care for Children of Emotionally Immature Parents." Laura and Lindsay had a fascinating conversation about how emotionally immature parents - those whose emotional/attachment needs weren't met by their own parents - can affect their children's development.
    Lindsay explains identity formation in fascinating detail. Listen to this compassionate and eye-opening conversation about the pain of growing up with emotionally immature parents, how having emotionally immature parents can interfere with connecting to your authentic self, and how to move forward if this is your story.
    Lindsay C. Gibson, Psy.D. holds both a Masters and Doctoral Degree in clinical psychology. She has been a psychotherapist for over thirty years, working in diverse settings such as the Juvenile Court system, community mental health, psychiatric hospitals, group practice, and solo practice. During her career in psychological testing, doing literally thousands of evaluations of children and adults, Dr. Gibson was uniquely in demand for her ability to understand people from a developmental perspective.
    Dr. Gibson is also a gifted teacher and public speaker and has offered training on multiple topics to other mental health professionals throughout her career. She has served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor for the Virginia Consortium Program for Clinical Psychology, leading doctoral student workshops and independent study classes.
    Dr. Gibson is the author of four books: Who You Were Meant to Be, Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents, Recovering from Emotionally Immature Parents, and Self-Care for Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents. Since its publication in 2015, her second book has been a repeated Amazon #1 bestseller in several categories and has been translated into seventeen languages. She has also writes a monthly column on Well-Being for Tidewater Family magazine. Dr. Gibson lives and works in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
    Resources
    Learn more about Dr. Lindsay Gibson at her website: www.drlindsaygibson.com 
    Thank you to this week's sponsor, TheSuperBill.com! Therapists: If your practice doesn’t accept insurance, go to thesuperbill.com to get started with SuperBill, a service that can help your clients get reimbursed. The next time a potential client asks if you accept insurance, let them know that you partner with SuperBill to help your clients effortlessly receive reimbursement.
    Your clients can get a free month of service with the promo code "THERAPYCHAT" and don't forget, you can receive $100 for each therapist you refer!
    Thank you also to Trauma Therapist Network for sponsoring this week's episode. Trauma therapists - clients with trauma are searching for specialized therapy related to their specific needs. Let them know you're out there! Now is your chance to lock in Founding Member pricing and receive all the perks of membership at the lowest price!
    Founding Members pay only $33/month for the duration of their membership and receive:
    A dynamic, beautiful therapist listing page that highlights all of your skills and areas of specialization while helping trauma survivors find you so they can get the therapy they're looking for! Your page is customizable with links to articles you've written, videos, photos, and more!
    Quarterly open-ended community calls starting in January 2022.
    Beginning March 1, 2022 all members are invited to participate in 4 weekly live calls focused on: training in specific topics related to trauma; case consultation; self-care and member Q&A. All but the case consultation calls will be recorded and become part of a library accessible for current and future members.
    Founding Member pricing ends January 31, 2022 so don't wait to lock in your best price and receive all of the goodies!
    Starting February 1, 2022 the price of membership increas

    • 51 min
    311: Exploring The Other Side Of Self Compassion with Dr. Kristin Neff

    311: Exploring The Other Side Of Self Compassion with Dr. Kristin Neff

    Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C revisits a previous interview with Dr. Kristin Neff, the researcher and author who has made the concept of Self Compassion familiar to the mainstream.
    In this interview from earlier in 2021, Dr. Neff explains how women can use the "Mama Bear" energy of Fierce Self Compassion to set boundaries and be kind to themselves and others from a place of authenticity. This is a great episode to listen to as we transition to a new year.
    Kristin Neff is currently an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, conducting the first empirical studies onbself-compassion almost twenty years ago. In addition to writing numerous academic articles and book chapters on the topic, she is author of the book Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself.
    In conjunction with her colleague Dr. Chris Germer, she has developed an empirically supported training program called Mindful Self-Compassion, which is taught by thousands of teachers worldwide. They co-authored the Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook and Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program: A Guide for Professionals. Her newest work focuses on how to balance self-acceptance with the courage to make needed change. In June 2021, she will publish Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power, and Thrive. 
    Resources
    Sharon's website: https://www.livewellwithsharonmartin.com/
    If you're a therapist specializing in trauma, join the Trauma Therapist Network while Founding Member pricing is still available and lock in the lowest price! 
    Clients with trauma are looking for the specialized services you offer. Sign up at: https://traumatherapistnetwork.com/therapist-submission-form/
    Thank you to this week's sponsors!
    Thank you to Sunset Lake CBD for sponsoring this week's episode! Sunset Lake CBD is created on a small farm outside of Burlington, Vermont that is a producer for Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream. 
    Sunset Lake CBD customers support regenerative agriculture that preserves the health of the land and creates meaningful employment in the community. Farmworkers are paid a living wage, and employees own the majority of the company.
    Therapy Chat listeners, get 20% off your entire order of Sunset Lake CBD products using promo code CHAT at www.sunsetlakecbd.com. 
    Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio

    • 34 min
    310: Thriving During The Holiday Season with Sharon Martin

    310: Thriving During The Holiday Season with Sharon Martin

    Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C revisits a previous interview with Sharon Martin, LCSW on surviving and thriving during the holidays, especially if your family relationships are "complicated." 
    Sharon Martin, LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in codependency recovery with an online practice serving California residents. For the past 20 years, she’s been helping perfectionists and people-pleasers overcome self-doubt and shame, embrace their imperfections, learn to set boundaries, and reclaim their self-worth. Sharon writes the blog Conquering Codependency for Psychology Today and is the author of The CBT Workbook for Perfectionism and The Better Boundaries Workbook.
    Resources
    Sharon's website: https://www.livewellwithsharonmartin.com/
    If you're a therapist specializing in trauma, join the Trauma Therapist Network while Founding Member pricing is still available and lock in the lowest price! 
    Clients with trauma are looking for the specialized services you offer. Sign up at: https://traumatherapistnetwork.com/therapist-submission-form/
    Thank you to this week's sponsors!
    Thank you to Sunset Lake CBD for sponsoring this week's episode! Sunset Lake CBD is created on a small farm outside of Burlington, Vermont that is a producer for Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream. 
    Sunset Lake CBD customers support regenerative agriculture that preserves the health of the land and creates meaningful employment in the community. Farmworkers are paid a living wage, and employees own the majority of the company.
    Therapy Chat listeners, get 20% off your entire order of Sunset Lake CBD products using promo code CHAT at www.sunsetlakecbd.com. 
    Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio

    • 45 min
    309: Perfectionism - Stop Being So Hard On Yourself! With Sharon Martin

    309: Perfectionism - Stop Being So Hard On Yourself! With Sharon Martin

    Welcome back to Therapy Chat! This week host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C revisits a previous interview with Sharon Martin, LCSW on perfectionism. We often don't even realize that we're holding ourselves to impossibly high expectations. This issue especially comes up around the holidays when we tend to put pressure on ourselves to create a perfect experience that is more of a fantasy than reality. 
    Sharon Martin, LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in codependency recovery with an online practice serving California residents. For the past 20 years, she’s been helping perfectionists and people-pleasers overcome self-doubt and shame, embrace their imperfections, learn to set boundaries, and reclaim their self-worth. Sharon writes the blog Conquering Codependency for Psychology Today and is the author of The CBT Workbook for Perfectionism and The Better Boundaries Workbook.
    Resources
    Sharon's website: https://www.livewellwithsharonmartin.com/
    If you're a therapist specializing in trauma, join the Trauma Therapist Network while Founding Member pricing is still available and lock in the lowest price! 
    Clients with trauma are looking for the specialized services you offer. Sign up at: https://traumatherapistnetwork.com/therapist-submission-form/
    Thank you to this week's sponsors!
    Thank you to Sunset Lake CBD for sponsoring this week's episode! Sunset Lake CBD is created on a small farm outside of Burlington, Vermont that is a producer for Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream. 
    Sunset Lake CBD customers support regenerative agriculture that preserves the health of the land and creates meaningful employment in the community. Farmworkers are paid a living wage, and employees own the majority of the company.
    Therapy Chat listeners, get 20% off your entire order of Sunset Lake CBD products using promo code CHAT at www.sunsetlakecbd.com. 
    Podcast produced by Pete Bailey - https://petebailey.net/audio

    • 45 min

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497 Ratings

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Most helpful Therapy resource

Laura Reagan, LCSW-C, is really tapping into something bigger … And she is making a pathway for people like me (not knowledge in psychology) to find tangible changes. I found her new podcast The Trauma Chat to be even better as it provides easy to understand information that you can use to then go to her Therapy Chat to find in-depth information and resources. Her new website is also very helpful. I believe that what Laura Reagan is doing is serving as a liaison between those of us in need to the specific kind/type of provider who can be the most helpful to our specific situation/need. I thank you Laura Reagan, LCSW-C for your efforts to make a better world for all of us 🌎❤️…. I highly recommend her website and both of Podcasts!!!

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As an elementary school counselor, I always learn something during each episode. So valuable to me.

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