In Therapy Talk, clinical psychologist and co-founder of It's Complicated, Johanne Schwensen, takes you on a captivating journey through the world of therapy. In conversation with a diverse array of mental health professionals, the various modalities are demystified, and therapy's intersection with society is explored. Whether you're a therapy-seeker or simply psychologically curious, Therapy Talk offers valuable insights and a fresh perspective on the impact of therapy.
Music by Kadri Arula
Navigating Compassion Fatigue with Rebekka Lehmann
In this episode, Johanne speaks with trauma therapist Rebekka Lehmann about the realities of secondary trauma and compassion fatigue. They explore the relevance of Rebekka's focus on helping professions, emphasizing the risks of burning out while caring for others. As a bonus, Rebekka will guide listeners through a meditation at the end.
Therapy in these unprecedented times with Katharina Albrecht
To kick off what can be considered Season 2 of the It's Complicated podcast, Johanne speaks to Katharina Albrecht about how she supports her clients in these unprecedented times. The two therapists talk about what it means to miss the bus in psychoanalysis, the difference between being nice and being kind, and implementing sensation tracking to build much-needed resilience to the outside world.
Online therapy with Sophie Buch
For the first time on Therapy Talk, It's Complicated co-founder and psychologist, Johanne Schwensen, talks to a close colleague of hers about life as a committed "online only" therapist. They explore the enormous potential of online therapy – both video, phone and chat therapy – and also visit the darker sides of psychology and the online world.
Music therapy with Kadri Arula
It's Complicated co-founder and psychologist, Johanne Schwensen, has a passion for therapy and music, yet knows close to nothing about music therapy. In this episode, Estonian psychodynamic therapist and music therapist Kadri Arula explains the workings of how to use music as a tool for therapeutic change.
Art therapy with Megu Kitazawa
What happens when you combine art and therapy? Art therapy of course, and that was about the only thing I knew about this type of counselling. Except this isn't entirely true, because I also knew that art making in itself has a therapeutic potential, and this fascinating intersection is what I set out to explore in my conversation with Berlin-based art therapist Megu Kitazawa. We talk about her psychodynamic training, the fast-paced nature of working at a psychiatric hospital, the best things to come out of a therapeutic relationship, and much more.
Sex- and couple's therapy with Kristi Moore
If I had to choose one type of counsellor that I find the most fascinating and awe-inspiring, it would have to be sex- and couple's counsellors. What draws me in is their skillset in navigating interpersonal dynamics, while grappling with huge concepts like sexuality, intimacy, and trust. In this episode, I get deep into conversation with someone who is exactly one of these counsellors: Sex- and couple's counsellor Kristi Moore. I ask about her path to become a therapist, how to begin to understand sexuality and intimacy, and what bringing the body into the therapy room means to her.