How do you become a therapist? And how do different types of therapy work? Johanne Schwensen, clinical psychologist and co-founder of therapy platform It's Complicated, takes you on a journey into the life of therapists in private practice. How do you become a therapist? And how do different types of therapy work? Johanne Schwensen, clinical psychologist and co-founder of therapy platform It's Complicated, takes you on a journey into the life of therapists in private practice.
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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.
Wild therapy with Gemma Autumn
Season 2 of the It's Complicated podcast is an interview series with therapists on the It's Complicated platform. We kick off this second season with a cozy and therapeutic interview with the fittingly named Gemma Autumn, who besides being an Integrative Counsellor, also is a practicing artist and energy worker. We talk about what makes the perfect counsellor, what it means when companies pick up the tab, wild therapy, reiki, and much more.
Making Therapy Accessible
In this episode, we learn about two young Berlin-based initiatives dedicated to making therapy accessible to those who don't always have equal access to mental health services due to racial, cultural, financial, and/or geographic barriers. We speak with Kemoy Jemmott of the Queer Black Therapy fund, Kathrine Dennis of Expanding Circles on their visions of a more equitable future in the mental health fields. Further, we'll speak with Danni and Michael of Berlinauslandermeme's about the power of turning darkness into humor through a practice of sharing online as well as using social capital for good.
A New Normal - Online Therapy During COVID
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, therapists around the world have taken their practice online and many are discovering subtle (and not-so-subtle) changes in the process, depth, and nature of therapy at a distance. In this episode, we'll hear stories, thoughts, and feelings from clinical psychologist and It's Complicated co-founder, Johanne Schwensen as well as Berlin-based psychoanalyst, Aleksandar Dimitrijevic. We'll also hear stories and insights from two clients, Barbara Hilton and Daria Kyrilova, as well as a short story from Reece Cox, the host of It's Complicated.