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#14-Holiday Special with Bonnie Houpt, MT-BC

Check Out The Episode! In today's holiday special episode, Bonnie Houpt navigates her way through 20 would you rather questions related to therapy! She was such a great sport and we had so much fun! We talk about business, clinical identity, self-care, and so many other fun things in this episode, it's hard to pinpoint… Continue reading #14-Holiday Special with Bonnie Houpt, MT-BC

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#12- Identity, Trauma, & Music Therapy with Aksana Kavaliova, MTA

Check out the Episode! In this episode, Aksana shares her experiences working as a music therapist while eventually deciding to obtain another degree in trauma informed care. She discusses elements of trauma work that she has incorporated into her current clinical work with children who have special needs and how it has changed her approach.… Continue reading #12- Identity, Trauma, & Music Therapy with Aksana Kavaliova, MTA

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#11- Therapeutic Theater, Inclusion, and Collaboration with Angelle Cook, MA, RDT

  Check out the episode here! In this episode, Angelle Cook, MA, RDT, discusses her passion for supporting people with various ability levels by creating a space where they can utilize performance in a therapeutic way. She explains the unique approach that A Place To Be, the agency she works for, has created in supporting… Continue reading #11- Therapeutic Theater, Inclusion, and Collaboration with Angelle Cook, MA, RDT

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#10- Unicorns, Authenticity, and Radical Acceptance with Lucerno Morse, LPC, RPT, NCC

Check Out The Episode! In this episode, Lucy shares her journey to becoming a therapist, the joy of authenticity in therapeutic relationships, and the variety of different approaches and theories that inform her practice. We discuss the impact that conference has on us as therapists and what kinds of self-care help us let go of… Continue reading #10- Unicorns, Authenticity, and Radical Acceptance with Lucerno Morse, LPC, RPT, NCC

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The Power of Nature…

After interviewing Mika McLane on episode #4 of the podcast, I found myself so smitten with the idea of incorporating more nature into my sessions. I've been on a mission ever since and have noticed beautiful outcomes from incorporating nature in some way. Mika's story about bringing snow into the hospital made such an impression… Continue reading The Power of Nature…

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#9- Connections, Advocacy, & Movement with Erica Hornthal, LCPC, BC-DMT

Listen to Episode #9! Dance therapist Erica Hornthal discusses her journey to becoming a dance therapist and shares her passions working within mental health and those with cognitive deficits. We talk about the nuances of creative arts therapy advocacy and creative therapies within a variety of settings. We dig into the ins and outs of… Continue reading #9- Connections, Advocacy, & Movement with Erica Hornthal, LCPC, BC-DMT

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#7- Trauma, Relationship, and Exploration in Play Therapy with Kirsten Goffena, LPC, RPT-S, NCC

Check out the episode! In this episode, Kirsten discusses her current work with children and adults. She dives deep into the importance and nuances of the therapeutic relationship, sharing thoughts on authenticity and therapist-as-self. Take a listen to jump down a few rabbit holes and gain amazing insight into the world of play therapy. Kirsten… Continue reading #7- Trauma, Relationship, and Exploration in Play Therapy with Kirsten Goffena, LPC, RPT-S, NCC

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#6- Wellness, Advocacy, & Rural Mental Health with Danielle Masttopierro, MS, ATR-BC, LCAT

Check Out The Episode! In this episode, Danielle dives into many topics including rural mental health, residential mental health, creativity, advocacy for the creative arts field, therapy for teens, and wellness for clients and for therapists. She shared an exciting intervention that she is using when collaborating with other professionals and discusses her experiences working… Continue reading #6- Wellness, Advocacy, & Rural Mental Health with Danielle Masttopierro, MS, ATR-BC, LCAT

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Episode #4- Mika McLane, MPC, ATR, LCAT, CCLS

Check Out The Episode! In this episode, Mika discusses her journey to becoming an art therapist, her creative endeavors using nature within therapy, and her current blossoming private practice in New York State. She talks about thinking outside of the box as a therapist and the importance of grounding in the body. Take a listen… Continue reading Episode #4- Mika McLane, MPC, ATR, LCAT, CCLS