Ep: 6: Learning to Listen

Laurel Nesbit is a registered intern in Mental Health Counseling who works with people in crisis.¬†She talks about how her own therapy helped her learn to feel and be aware of herself as a person, and how she uses this awareness with her clients. We also discuss boundaries in counseling relationships. She was kind enough […]

Ep. 5: On Caring and Carrying

Dr. Meggen Sixbey, LMHC, LMFT and I talk about the ways we care for and carry our clients with us as we move through our personal lives. We discuss our role as professors and supervisors and what we believe matters most in counseling relationships. Meggen and I have known each other since my graduate school […]

Ep. 4: Empathy vs. Judgment

Dr. Marshall Knudson is a licensed psychologist who directed the Alachua County Crisis Center in Gainesville, FL for 35 years. He was also my supervisor and mentor for seven years, and perhaps the person who has most influenced growth as a therapist and a person. We talk about empathy vs. judgment in the counseling process, […]

Ep. 3: Seeing and Being Seen

Dr. Brandi Pritchett-Johnson is a licensed psychologist, mother, wife, and social justice activist. She talks about being Black in the context of her personal and professional life, the recent presidential election, and how her life has been transformed by clients and mentors.  

Ep. 2: A World of Opportunity

Kristen Shader is a new counselor, grappling with questions of how much of herself to share in her therapy relationships. Kristen reflects on how her personal life has changed as she’s become better at setting boundaries and saying “no” in her professional work, and ways she still wants to grow. We also talk about leaning […]

Ep. 1: The Art of Relationship

Sunni Lutton is an advanced doctoral student in Mental Health Counseling. She talks about her lived experiences of trauma and crippling distress, and how she is learning to integrate all of who she is and where she has been into the art of therapy relationships.