Happy New Year! I’m sitting on the couch in my fleece pjs on a chilly Sunday morning, drinking coffee and still waking up. It’s the New Year and I’m preparing to return to work after a holiday hiatus, during which I filled myself up with reading (fiction–not self-help or psychology books, for a change!), silence […]
At 23 years old, Morgan Ransom is a graduate student in Counselor Education who just finished her first practicum as a counselor-in-training at a local agency. With a background as a high-achieving student and collegiate athlete, Morgan reflects on the many changes happening in her relationships and in herself as she works towards becoming a […]
In the wake of Richard Spencer’s visit to Gainesville, FL, I sat down for a timely emotional conversation with counselor Kathleen Joseph. Kathleen talks about fighting cancer, experiencing racism, and struggling to find a therapist in a field of mental health professionals who don’t look like her. When editing this episode, I chose to leave […]
My father has been a big influence on me, including how I approach counseling work. In this episode, I interview Dad about his experiences as a Hospice nurse. We talk about learning to listen, be present, and “get out of the way.” We also touch on our relationship, including the closeness, pain and healing that we’ve […]
Tina Tannen, PhD, LMHC, was initially reluctant about the premise of the podcast. After some consideration, she decided to come on the show. Tina’s commitment to her own ongoing development yielded rich conversation about her views on therapist self-disclosure and reflections on self-acceptance. She also contributed a long list of resources. I’m expecting many of […]
My husband, lawyer Thomas Hawkins, was gracious enough to sit down with me to talk about our relationship and what it’s like for him to be involved with me.