209 episodes

Kathryn DeFatta, who has earned her Masters of Education from Vanderbilt University in Human Development Counseling, is inviting you into conversations around what it’s like to live fully in a world where we’ve become accustomed to shut parts of ourselves off. Here you will find a space that welcomes in discomfort, tough questions, and hard truths, all while showing how to find joy through it all.

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Kathryn DeFatta, who has earned her Masters of Education from Vanderbilt University in Human Development Counseling, is inviting you into conversations around what it’s like to live fully in a world where we’ve become accustomed to shut parts of ourselves off. Here you will find a space that welcomes in discomfort, tough questions, and hard truths, all while showing how to find joy through it all.

    Couch Talks:I Don't Like the Way My Mom Speaks To My Daughter

    Couch Talks:I Don't Like the Way My Mom Speaks To My Daughter

    Couch Talks is the special bonus episode that comes out every Wednesday where Kat answers questions that listeners send to Kathryn@youneedtherapypodcast.com. This week Kat answers a question about how to best approach talking to a parent about behaviors that you don't think are appropriate around their kids. 

     

    Follow Kat on Instagram: @Kat.Defatta

    Follow the podcast Instagram: @YouNeedTherapyPodcast

    Have a question, concern, guest idea, something else? Reach Kat at: Kathryn@youneedtherapypodcast.com

    Heard about Three Cords Therapy but don’t know what it is? Click here!

     

    Produced by: @HoustonTilley
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    • 18 min
    Is Today's Authenticity Authentic Or Just A Marketing Strategy?

    Is Today's Authenticity Authentic Or Just A Marketing Strategy?

    This week Kat is diving into how being authentic and being vulnerable became more than just a road toward freedom within our own stories. These days, authenticity and vulnerability for some people... are marketing strategies. How did we get here and how do we tell the difference between what is actually authentic authenticity versus performative... well this week's episode is a good place to start. 

    Follow Kat on Instagram: @Kat.Defatta

    Follow the podcast Instagram: @YouNeedTherapyPodcast

    Have a question, concern, guest idea, something else? Reach Kat at: Kathryn@youneedtherapypodcast.com

    Heard about Three Cords Therapy but don’t know what it is? Click here!

     

    Produced by: @HoustonTilley
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 25 min
    Couch Talks: My Relationship Doesn't Fit Societal Norms

    Couch Talks: My Relationship Doesn't Fit Societal Norms

    Couch Talks is the special bonus episode that comes out every Wednesday where @Kat.DeFatta answers questions that listeners send to Kathryn@youneedtherapypodcast.com. This week Kat talks about why people make such a big deal about age difference in relationships how and how approach people who make judgmental comments about them. 

     

    Follow Kat on Instagram: @Kat.Defatta

    Follow the podcast Instagram: @YouNeedTherapyPodcast

    Have a question, concern, guest idea, something else? Reach Kat at: Kathryn@youneedtherapyodcast.com

    Heard about Three Cords Therapy but don’t know what it is? Click here!

     

    Produced by: @HoustonTilley
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 14 min
    Narcissism At Work

    Narcissism At Work

    Is your boss a narcissist or are they just a jerk? If you’re asking yourself this question than this week’s episode is calling your name. Honestly, these days the word narcissist  is thrown around so much that it is almost losing it’s true me meaning. The good news: Kat is on a mission to help us understand what is just mean and harmful behavior and what it actually looks like to be in a relationship (specifically at work) with someone who might fit the criteria for malignant narcissism. 

    disclaimer: This podcast is not a replacement for mental health services and does not have the ability to diagnose or treat any person for mental health needs. This episode specifically does not and can not serve as means to help listeners diagnose or treat others or themselves with narcissistic personality disorder or any mental illness. 

     

    Follow Kat on Instagram: @Kat.Defatta

    Follow the podcast Instagram: @YouNeedTherapyPodcast

    Have a question, concern, guest idea, something else? Reach Kat at: Kathryn@youneedtherapyodcast.com

    Heard about Three Cords Therapy but don’t know what it is? Click here!

     

    Produced by: @HoustonTilley
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 41 min
    Couch Talks: Do I Need To Set Boundaries With My Unreasonable Mom? And How??

    Couch Talks: Do I Need To Set Boundaries With My Unreasonable Mom? And How??

    Couch Talks is the special bonus episode of You Need Therapy where Kat answers questions that listeners send to kathryn@youneedtherapypodcast.com.

    This week, Kat answers a question regarding what to do when a parent continues to react in irrational ways when you spend time with them. 

     

    Follow Kat on Instagram: @Kat.Defatta

    Follow the podcast Instagram: @YouNeedTherapyPodcast

    Have a question, concern, guest idea, something else? Reach Kat at: Kathryn@youneedtherapyodcast.com

    Heard about Three Cords Therapy but don’t know what it is? Click here!

     

    Produced by: @HoustonTilley
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 13 min
    What Is Masculinity with Justin Baldoni

    What Is Masculinity with Justin Baldoni

    This week Kat (@kat.defatta) has Justin Baldoni (@justinbaldoni) on the show to talk about some of the harmful messages that our culture's idea of masculinity creates. Justin recently came out with a book titled, Man Enough and has started the Man Enough Podcast in an effort to further undefine masculinity and offer freedom to those who have been hurt by the current popular beliefs of what being a man looks like. In this episode you will hear about some of those beliefs and gain a better understanding of why we need to start shifting how we view masculinity.

     

    Follow Kat on Instagram: @Kat.Defatta

    Follow the podcast Instagram: @YouNeedTherapyPodcast

    Have a question, concern, guest idea, something else? Reach Kat at: Kathryn@youneedtherapyodcast.com

    Heard about Three Cords Therapy but don’t know what it is? Click here!

     

    Produced by: @HoustonTilley
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
504 Ratings

504 Ratings

Alli Yori ,

The realest!

Kat is an amazing podcast host and I’d like to think we would be BFFs if we lived closer to each other! She brings her expertise and relatability together on this platform and just killllls it. Highly recommend for people of any age/gender. 🤍

LizMartin33 ,

I get Kat

Some people make more sense to us than others. I get Kat. I listen to all episodes and no matter what the topic is, I can adopt a nugget and continue my own recovery.

Have the day you need to have!!!
Liz

shanee howell ,

Love the show

Great content on a variety of topics! Thank you for sharing your time and expertise with us!

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