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. Aksana also shares great … Continue reading #12- Identity, Trauma, & Music Therapy with Aksana Kavaliova, MTA
It's no surprise I am a huge fan of podcasts. My husband got me into them, way back when we were dating ten years ago, and there were only a handful of good podcasts around. Now? They are everywhere and it's wonderful!! This list is by no means exhaustive and honestly I had to have … Continue reading TT5: Therapy-Related Podcasts!
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
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
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…
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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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
This list is by no means exhaustive and is my current top favorite books that have resonated with me this past year. This list is also biased towards the populations that I work with, but there is no doubt that these would be helpful for any therapist working with any populations. Next year the list … Continue reading TT5: Therapy-Related Novels and Books (of 2019)
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