...But, Have You Considered Therapy?

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On this week's episode, Mel talks with Nicole about the loss of her babies, and how she has begun to heal and move through the grief. Nicole also offers suggestions and encouragement to women who are experiencing similar losses.
Rocky shares some more suggestions for those starting a transition and his top five transgender resources in Texas.
On the podcast this week, Mel talks with Rocky (from Episode Three) about his own journey through counseling, as well as his transition. Rocky provides insight into ways that the trans community can be better served by the mental health community, as well as provides helpful information for folks experiencing their own similar journey.
On the podcast this week, Mel talks with human rights and intersex activist, and campaign manager of Texas's soon to be first openly trans city council member. We talk about the struggles of the intersex community and how counselors can better serve them, as well as Alicia's own personal journey with therapy.
On this week's episode, Mel sits down with Austin counselor Alex Barnette to talk about people-pleasing: how Alex treats it, and her own personal experience with it. https://www.alexbarnettecounseling.com/
On this week's episode, Brandon Jones, founder of Good Society, talks about the integral role that therapy has played in his success. Brandon has done a lot of inner child work that has allowed him to integrate his inner child into his adult identity, which has allowed for a great amount of healing. https://www.goodsociety.com/
On this week's episode, Mel speaks with Rowan Hartin, a mental health professional who specializes in career counseling and working with folks who have no idea what they want to do with their lives. Rowan is also educating herself on psychedelic therapy, which is the use of psychadelic substances to enhance therapy in a way that helps people move through trauma. Links mentioned in this episode: https://www.rowanhartin.com/ https://amzn.to/2squzUE
On this week's episode, Mel chats with Katie, who recently had a breakthrough with her therapist where she realized that she struggles with alcoholism. Katie discusses how she came to that realization, and how it felt to experience that in therapy. Links mentioned in this episode: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/
Kayla White, LPC, CCTP joins us again to discuss her new training as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Mel and Kayla discuss the misconceptions and definitions around trauma/Trauma and how it lives in the body. Resources: https://www.pesi.com/ https://www.kaylawhitelpc.com/
This week, Mel speaks with Ilyse Kennedy about her own therapy experience, and her work with mothers in the peri and post natal spaces. Ilyse discusses postpartum depression, and also the lesser known postpartum anxiety that many mothers experience, and how important it is for a new mother to have a support system in place.
This week, Mel sits down with Vanna Winters. Vanna is a contributor for The Mighty, NAMI, Thought Catalog, Project Heal, and Alliance for Eating Disorder Awareness. She chats with Mel about her personal mental health journey and new discovery of Ketamine Infusion Therapy. Social Media Link: www.instagram.com/vanna_writes Non-Profit Link: https://www.findedhelp.com
This week, Mel sits down with Tyler who came to our live show at The Riveter. Tyler discusses what it's like to move to a new city, deal with anxiety, and seek help on his own as a 21-year-old. This episode will instill your faith back in our youth! Links mentioned: https://www.amazon.com/Feeling-Good-New-Mood-Therapy/dp/0380810336 https://www.centralathlete.com/ https://www.psychologytoday.com/us
Welcome back listeners! Mel is starting off the year speaking to Jake Wiskerchen who is a Marriage and Family Therapist, National Certified Counselor. Jake hosts his own podcast Noggin Notes and is the founder of Zephyr Wellness in Nevada. He is also apart of Walk the Talk America that bridges the gap between gun safety and the mental health community. https://walkthetalkamerica.org/ https://www.zephyrwellness.org/ https://nogginnotespod.podbean.com/
This week, Mel chats with Donna about her diagnosis of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and what she has learned while coping with it.
This week, Mel sits down with Sascha Biesi, co-owner and executive chef at the vegan bakery Skull and Cakebones. Sascha opens up about her struggle with bipolar disorder and her experience with Electroconvulsive Therapy (formerly known as electroshock).
On this week's episode, Mel sits down with Katie Winer, LPC to discuss the philosophies of Health At Every Size, and Intuitive Eating. Katie discusses the importance of these philosophies to her own personal journey and talks about how she provides a safe space free from diet culture in her office to promote healing.
For our one year anniversary, we turned the tables with Mel as the guest. She is interviewed by Sydney, a peer and friend of the pod who appeared in our first two episodes.
On this week's episode, Mel talks with Jess Sprengle, a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in severe eating disorders and her work using intuitive eating principles and DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) Links mentioned in this episode: https://amzn.to/2ZB25Xk https://amzn.to/2f2TFAW https://bit.ly/2GBpYGF https://www.allianceforeatingdisorders.com/ https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/ https://www.instagram.com/thecrankytherapist/
On this week's episode, Mel chats with Paige about her experience in family therapy, and her work as a LCSW working with children who have been sexually abused.
This week on the podcast, Mel sits down with Develon and Rocky for their take on the concept of “toxic masculinity” in the wake of the controversial commercial from Gillette. Links mentioned in this episode: Rocky's Youtube Page, Swirl Baby TV: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL487QX3qEw2l5CDUVlzhVg/featured Develon's Business Facebook, Vocal Visions: https://www.facebook.com/vocal.visions
Mel sits down with Bri Jenkins, host of The Tea with Bri. Briona discusses quarantine, mental health, and the current civil rights movements, Black Lives Matter. She shares her current experience of what it's like to live through this current time being a queer black woman in Austin. Links Mentioned in this Episode: https://www.theteawithbripodcast.com/episodes https://www.brionajenkins.com/ https://www.measureaustin.org/ https://austinjustice.org/ http://grassrootsleadership.org/ https://allgo.org/ https://thelovelandfoundation.org/ https://btac.blacktrans.org/ https://www.rachelcargle.com/
Mel and Sam are practicing social distancing for a casual remote discussion on the worldwide trauma that's affecting us all. We discuss our current mental state, best tips for self-care and keeping a health relationship during this chaotic time.
On this week's episode, Mel chats with Dr. Han Ren about her work with the Asian-American community, and the importance of including people of color in the conversations happening within the mental health community in Austin, and in the broader community as well. Links Mentioned in this Episode: https://www.drhanren.com/ https://www.crisistextline.org/ https://fakequity.com/ https://thebodyisnotanapology.com/ https://nowhitesaviors.org/ https://libjournal.uncg.edu/ijcp/article/viewFile/249/116 (Essay)
On the podcast this week, Mel talks with Alicia, a counseling grad student who works in a domestic violence shelter, and who was inspired to become a counselor by her experience with childhood trauma and narcissistic parenting. https://www.safeaustin.org/
On this week's episode, Mel speaks with Phyllis about her illustrious and lengthy career as a therapist. Phyllis has been practicing for 40 years, and has amassed a wealth of knowledge and experience that she shares with us in this episode.
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Oct 2nd, 2018
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Mar 11th, 2020
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