You Must Be Some Kind of Therapist is a podcast for seekers, dreamers, and questioners that intimately explores the human experience. Your host, Stephanie Winn, distills years of wisdom gained from her practice as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She invites guests from a broad variety of disciplines and many walks of life, including researchers, writers, artists, healers, advocates, inventive outliers, and creative geniuses. Together, they investigate, illuminate, and inspire transformation - in the self, relationships, and society. Curious about many things, Stephanie’s uniquely interdisciplinary psychological lens tackles challenging social issues while encouraging personal and relational wellness. Join this journey through the inner wilderness.
17. Lisa Swallow: Crossing Party Lines
Lisa K Swallow is the co-founder and Executive Director of Crossing Party Lines, Inc., a national nonprofit dedicated to reducing toxic polarization by creating open dialogue between Americans with dissimilar political views. In this interview, she shares a wealth of wisdom derived from helping hundreds of people heal the political divide in their families and communities, exploring insights and tools derived from mindfulness, relational neurobiology, Nonviolent Communication, and Moral Foundations Theory.
16. Michael DC Bowen: The Wisdom in World-bridging
A lifelong learner, heterodox thinker, and self-taught dabbler in many disciplines, Michael D. C. Bowen brings a wealth of wisdom on the many worlds he has traveled through. After building his career in data engineering and raising his family, he decided to undertake a “martial education” by joining the citizens’ police academy and being trained as a first-responder. What have his life experiences taught him about the process of becoming a fully self-actualized human being?
15. Benjamin the Dream Wizard: Dreamwork and the Edges of the Known
During his career working in acute mental health facilities, Benjamin helped people in psychotic states. His professional and personal curiosities led him to developing a unique passion for interpreting and exploring dreams. Benjamin is one of those rare gems who’s calm and collected in a crisis, and comfortable exploring the edges of sanity. He believes his autism has aided him in developing his unique skillsets with logic and curiosity. In this episode, we explore the edges of the known, including hallucinations, misophonia, dementia, fantasy, substance abuse, autism, and parts work.
14. Michelle Alleva: The Long Way Home - a detrans journey
Michelle identified as transgender for a period of ten years, during which time she was prescribed testosterone and underwent two medically unnecessary surgeries (mastectomy and hysterectomy). Seven years after being prescribed testosterone, at nearly 30 years of age, she was diagnosed with Autism, ADHD, and post-traumatic stress. She detransitioned a few years later.
13. Jessie Mannisto: Brains & Bravery: Turning Breakdowns into Breakthroughs
Jessie Mannisto is the founder and editor in chief of Third Factor, a magazine and community for creative, free-thinking individuals trying to chart their unique paths through life.
12. Jonas Rosen: Psychedelics and the Psyche
In this episode, Jonas shares his wealth of wisdom, derived from research and experience, on this intriguing yet taboo topic.
Stephanie has the courage to speak what most people are thinking and back it up with facts and data. I admire her candor and grace in the face of the cancel culture mob.
Essential help in navigating our insane world
Stephanie is an absolute and rare gem who deserves and will ultimately find a very wide audience. Highly recommend the astonishing session with Helen Joyce in podcast #11, also viewable on YouTube, over 2 hours and every minute is worth listening to carefully.
Hate speech and discrimination
Stephanie thinks she knows more than experts in the field. She disagrees with research out of UCLA, and other places while dismissing the experiences of transgender people. She finds an audience with parents who abuse their trans kids and others who subscribe to binary gender identities and find themselves stopping hormones. If you have paid Stephanie money as a client you may have a verifiable fraud claim against her and a malpractice lawsuit. Contact a lawyer specializing in malpractice immediately.