45 episodes

This podcast is a journey into the world of transformation and personal growth through the counseling process. Therapists Valerie Hamaker and Dr. Todd Frye interview and discuss their experiences with a variety of individuals and couples who share their life-changing experiences in working through the counseling process. This podcast is both inspiring and educational for the counselor, counselor in training, or for anyone wanting to learn more about their own potential for growth and change.

Voices About Living Valerie Hamaker; LPC, NCC, CPT, SATP

    • Education
    • 5.0, 39 Ratings

This podcast is a journey into the world of transformation and personal growth through the counseling process. Therapists Valerie Hamaker and Dr. Todd Frye interview and discuss their experiences with a variety of individuals and couples who share their life-changing experiences in working through the counseling process. This podcast is both inspiring and educational for the counselor, counselor in training, or for anyone wanting to learn more about their own potential for growth and change.

    Episode 45: Series 9 [Part 4 of 5] From Pinterest Wedding to Covid Wedding: Life Events During a World Pandemic

    Episode 45: Series 9 [Part 4 of 5] From Pinterest Wedding to Covid Wedding: Life Events During a World Pandemic

    Join host Valerie as she follows up with both new bride Mary Kate and her Momma Jill. Both touchingly share their experiences in the aftermath of planning of wedding during Covid-19. Their stories are hopeful and full of gratitude in the realization of what really matters most.

    • 27 min
    Episode 44: Series 9 [Part 3 of 5] From Pinterest Wedding to Covid Wedding: Life Events During a World Pandemic

    Episode 44: Series 9 [Part 3 of 5] From Pinterest Wedding to Covid Wedding: Life Events During a World Pandemic

    Meet Jill, mother-of-the-bride. Her daughter (just interviewed last week) is an only daughter and eldest child. Jill’s internal work to prepare for this important life-altering event was already going to a growth experience. Then throw in Covid-19 and watch what happened. Struggle. Stress. Falling apart a little. Coming together a lot. Grieving. Celebrating. Loving. Growing. … Continue reading "Episode 44: Series 9 [Part 3 of 5] From Pinterest Wedding to Covid Wedding: Life Events During a World Pandemic"

    • 34 min
    Episode 43: Series 9 [Part 2 of 4] From Pinterest Wedding to Covid Wedding: Life Events During a World Pandemic

    Episode 43: Series 9 [Part 2 of 4] From Pinterest Wedding to Covid Wedding: Life Events During a World Pandemic

    Meet Mary Kate, a young women getting married in just a few days. Join her in conversation with Valerie as they talk through the twists and turns of planning a wedding during perhaps the strangest time in recent history. You’ll be blown away by her maturity and perspective in her journey through this difficult time.

    • 38 min
    Episode 42: Series 9 [Part 1 of 5] From Pinterest Wedding to Covid Wedding: Life Events During a World Pandemic

    Episode 42: Series 9 [Part 1 of 5] From Pinterest Wedding to Covid Wedding: Life Events During a World Pandemic

    In this series Valerie interviews several individuals impacted by Covid-19 in a unique way. Each of these individuals happened to plan weddings that have fallen during some level of ‘lock down’ and are managing the complexities of moving forward with pivotal life events in the wake of an unprecedented situation. Today Val interviews her own … Continue reading "Episode 42: Series 9 [Part 1 of 5] From Pinterest Wedding to Covid Wedding: Life Events During a World Pandemic"

    • 34 min
    Episode 41: BONUS Episode! @thehappyslothclub Founder Tells Her Story about Overcoming the Stigma of Therapy to Find Healing from Trauma and Depression

    Episode 41: BONUS Episode! @thehappyslothclub Founder Tells Her Story about Overcoming the Stigma of Therapy to Find Healing from Trauma and Depression

    Val and Instagram account sensation Hannah Shurey, founder of @thehappyslothclub talk about Hannah’s own journey to the moment when she overcame her own fears of therapy and found this the greatest gift she could have given herself. Val and Hannah are working hard to help the US and the UK (and everywhere in between) get … Continue reading "Episode 41: BONUS Episode! @thehappyslothclub Founder Tells Her Story about Overcoming the Stigma of Therapy to Find Healing from Trauma and Depression"

    • 26 min
    Episode 40: Series 8 [Part 4 of 4] Who’s Taking Care of the Caregiver?

    Episode 40: Series 8 [Part 4 of 4] Who’s Taking Care of the Caregiver?

    In this wrap up episode, join Val and co-host Todd dig more deeply into the concept of asking for help, support, and guidance. Why do we struggle so much to reach out for others’ help when most of us are happy to be on the giving end? This podcast unpacks this phenomenon and encourages each … Continue reading "Episode 40: Series 8 [Part 4 of 4] Who’s Taking Care of the Caregiver?"

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

LQBT2020 ,

She’s great

Valerie is great! We enjoyed her 10 phase video series-very informative. She is easy to talk to and we highly recommend her.

Man in Recovery ,

Informative and Insightful

I really love the structure of this podcast as I get to hear the voices and journeys of real life people and Valerie’s counsel for them. Also, the professional breakdown between Valerie and the other host at the end of each story is a fantastic recap. I’ve leaned a lot about myself and the process of healing in my relationships with loved ones through theses episodes. Thank you!

Tablespoon of Love ,

Courage in Brokenness

Love listening to the podcast every week! Valerie knows her craft and I’m especially thankful to all the courageous people willing to share their stories. I hope it would encourage many to reach out to a therapist and seek the healing that really we all need.

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