The Holistic Counseling Podcast-logo

The Holistic Counseling Podcast

Health & Wellness Podcasts

The Holistic Counseling Podcast hosted by Chris McDonald, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, inspires mental health therapists to discover treatment options outside the box of traditional therapy. She challenges Therapists to take the journey within to discover what holistic strategies they connect with and begin integrating into their practice. Chris understands the stigmas attached to holistic therapy, yet she also knows how the client's benefits far outweigh the looks, what-ifs, and worries about what people will think of you as a Mental Health Professional. With a 200-hour Yoga Teacher and Group Practice Owner to her name, Chris specializes in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief in young adults. She has seen firsthand how beneficial mindfulness, breathwork, meditation, and yoga have been in supplementing traditional therapy - especially in today’s hectic world. If you’re a Mental Health Therapist looking for the most up-to-date holistic treatments and wanting to learn best practices using them in treatment, The Holistic Counseling Podcast is for you! Chris helps you take your practice to the next level with a thriving holistic counseling service that you can offer with confidence. Are you ready?

The Holistic Counseling Podcast hosted by Chris McDonald, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, inspires mental health therapists to discover treatment options outside the box of traditional therapy. She challenges Therapists to take the journey within to discover what holistic strategies they connect with and begin integrating into their practice. Chris understands the stigmas attached to holistic therapy, yet she also knows how the client's benefits far outweigh the looks, what-ifs, and worries about what people will think of you as a Mental Health Professional. With a 200-hour Yoga Teacher and Group Practice Owner to her name, Chris specializes in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief in young adults. She has seen firsthand how beneficial mindfulness, breathwork, meditation, and yoga have been in supplementing traditional therapy - especially in today’s hectic world. If you’re a Mental Health Therapist looking for the most up-to-date holistic treatments and wanting to learn best practices using them in treatment, The Holistic Counseling Podcast is for you! Chris helps you take your practice to the next level with a thriving holistic counseling service that you can offer with confidence. Are you ready?

Location:

United States

Description:

The Holistic Counseling Podcast hosted by Chris McDonald, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, inspires mental health therapists to discover treatment options outside the box of traditional therapy. She challenges Therapists to take the journey within to discover what holistic strategies they connect with and begin integrating into their practice. Chris understands the stigmas attached to holistic therapy, yet she also knows how the client's benefits far outweigh the looks, what-ifs, and worries about what people will think of you as a Mental Health Professional. With a 200-hour Yoga Teacher and Group Practice Owner to her name, Chris specializes in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief in young adults. She has seen firsthand how beneficial mindfulness, breathwork, meditation, and yoga have been in supplementing traditional therapy - especially in today’s hectic world. If you’re a Mental Health Therapist looking for the most up-to-date holistic treatments and wanting to learn best practices using them in treatment, The Holistic Counseling Podcast is for you! Chris helps you take your practice to the next level with a thriving holistic counseling service that you can offer with confidence. Are you ready?

Language:

English


Episodes

Conscious Dance and Sound Therapy: Interview with Iszabel

5/11/2022
MEET ISZABEL Iszabel is an Ecstatic Dance DJ, Movement Medicine Teacher, Sound Technician, and Sound Therapist. She holds classes, workshops, retreats, and ceremonies around the world. She has DJ residencies in Ibiza and the UK and has played some of the most forward-thinking festivals, including Burning Man and Buddhafield. She hosts a monthly radio show on OpenLab, ‘Music Medicine’, and runs an online DJ course – ‘DJ Mystery To Mastery’ is a heart-based approach to the art of mixing music....

Duration:00:35:48

Elevate your Self-Care by Hiring a VA: Interview with Cindy Molder

5/4/2022
Does your mental health practice have systems in place, so you, as a provider can focus on your clients? Do you have time to grow and scale your business and still have time freedom? MEET CINDY MOLDERCindy Molder, the owner of Therapy Practice Solutions, has a vision for a Virtual Assistant company that specializes in mental health. Her goal is to train and equip women in order to provide professional, personal service to practices, providers, and clients. One of her greatest joys is to meet...

Duration:00:42:09

The magic of mindfulness: Simple steps to improve your life with Janis Cohen and Chris McDonald

4/27/2022
How can mindfulness reduce stress and chronic pain? Can practicing mindfulness create a connection between success in life and physical health and wellbeing? Do you find yourself reacting to life mindlessly instead of pausing and reflecting mindfully? MEET JANIS COHENhttps://www.janisrcohen.com/ (Janis R. Cohen, LCSW), is internationally known as The Intuitive Therapist. She has worked with children, adults, couples, and families for almost three decades. Janis combines her extensive...

Duration:00:42:33

Mental Health and Chakras: Understanding their Connection with Kristine Weber

4/20/2022
Is there a connection between your chakras and your mental health? How do you process your life experiences through each chakra? What does the current research say about biofields? MEET KRISTINE WEBERKristine Weber, MA, is a leading authority on the neuroscientific benefits of slow, mindful yoga and an advocate for the use of these practices as a part of the solution to the healthcare crisis. Kristine is leading the charge to get slow, mindful practices to people who desperately need them...

Duration:00:53:59

Authenticity and Self-Brainspotting with Cynthia Schwartzburg

4/13/2022
*KINDLY NOTE: Cynthia will be doing an experiential, please don't do this while driving* What is self-brainspotting? How do you reset your expectations and your rulebook for a better and more authentic life? What does true inner authenticity look like? MEET CYNTHIA SCHWARTZBERGCynthia Schwartzberg, LSCW, is a well-recognized leader in the ground-breaking Brainspotting field. She has spent decades using https://cynthasis.teachable.com/ (Brainspotting and other highly regarded techniques) to...

Duration:00:39:28

The Mindful Practice of Zentangle with Cathy Boytos

4/6/2022
Have you struggled to stay present with meditation? Do you need a quick technique to help you overcome the stifling feelings of perfectionism? Can you use rhythmic art to help you build self-esteem? MEET CATHY BOYTOSCathy Boytos has spent most of her life creating art (Fine Art, Mixed Media, Photography and Botanicals). She is an award-winning Graphic Designer, but now devotes most of her time to Botanical Illustration Art and Zentangle® - a method of drawing structured patterns through...

Duration:00:35:54

How to use Feng Shui for your Counseling Office with Susannah Alle

3/30/2022
Which Feng Shui principles can therapists use in arranging their office space for good energy? Do you have overstuffed bookshelves, drawers, or closets in your office? How can you create a healthy energetic flow within your office? MEET SUSANNAH ALLESusannah Alle is a certified feng shui consultant and the owner of https://www.healinghomesfengshui.com/ (Healing Homes Feng Shui). When Susannah first found out about feng shui in the 1990s, she was immediately hooked. She found it enlightening...

Duration:00:31:07

Embodiment in eating disorder recovery and mental health treatment with Rachel Lewis-Marlow

3/23/2022
How do you incorporate embodied healing into eating disorder treatment? Why is it important to have a bottom-up approach for body-to-brain communication in recovery? What is the role of the provider’s embodiment in eating disorder recovery? MEET RACHEL LEWIS-MARLOWRachel Lewis-Marlow is a somatically integrative psychotherapist, dually licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Massage and Bodywork Therapist. She is also a Certified Advanced Practitioner in Sensorimotor...

Duration:00:39:07

Energy Art with Michele Lundstrom

3/18/2022
Are you interested in energy art? What are some of the benefits of creating art with real crystals? How can you create energy art? MEET MICHELE LUNDSTROMMichele Lundstrom is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in private practice and an intuitive empath. She is also a Shamanic practitioner, Certified Advanced Chakredy® Practitioner, Reiki Master, Empath Coach, Teacher, and Energy artist. Michele provides intuitive readings through your subtle energy (the chakras) to help identify and...

Duration:00:27:45

How you can align with your dream life and business from the inside-out with Dr. Shannon D. South

3/16/2022
Is your intuition the voice of your soul and wise self? What are some traps that can stop you from moving forward in your life? How can visualization help you to overcome stressors in your life? MEET DR. SHANNON D. SOUTHhttps://drshannonsouth.com/ (Dr. Shannon D. South), aka the “Joy Doctor”, is an award-winning therapist, an Amazon best-selling author, and an inspirational speaker. Dr. Shannon is also the founder of the Ignite Your Life! and Grow Your Business by Growing You Breakthrough...

Duration:00:45:33

Empower yourself and discover more success in your practice with Linda Bonnar

3/9/2022
Do you have feelings of low self-worth that are getting in the way of your success? Do you often struggle with comparing yourself to others? Are you treating yourself with respect and kindness? MEET LINDA BONNARhttps://lindabonnarlifecoach.com/ (Linda Bonnar) is a Personal & Corporate Coach, Author, Trainer, and Educational Wellbeing Consultant based in New York City. Passionate about empowering others to succeed, Linda partners with business executives and future leaders across the globe....

Duration:00:35:57

Find Healing through the Tao Te Ching, with Jessie Kanzer

3/2/2022
Can wisdom from the past still ring true today? Do you sometimes need help returning to your center when life gets busy? Do you know how to properly “do nothing”? MEET JESSIE KANZERAs an 8-year-old refugee who only spoke Russian, Jessie (or “Asya” then) yearned to fit in. Having arrived in America, she changed her name and much about herself. Later though, she experienced depression, an eating disorder, and all sorts of existential problems. She pursued Hollywood fame, men, and the American...

Duration:00:36:24

How Therapists can really help parents of high risk kids with Aaron Huey

2/23/2022
As a parent, do you practice self-care? How does practicing emotional regulation as an adult make you a better parent? What can therapists do to help stressed-out parents who deal with unhappy children? MEET AARON HUEYAaron has been working with children, teens, and parents for over 18 years. After ten years directing camps and empowerment programs around the world, Aaron opened https://firemountainprograms.com/ (Fire Mountain) because he wanted to work with kids and families on a deeper...

Duration:00:47:15

The Impact of Blood Sugar on Mental Health with Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo

2/16/2022
Can untreated elevated blood sugar levels contribute to anxiety and depression? Which blood sugar-related symptoms can therapists look out for in their clients? What can you do to reduce insulin resistance? MEET DR. RITAMARIE LOSCALZOhttps://drritamarie.com/ (Dr. Ritamarie) specializes in using the wisdom of nature to restore balance to hormones. She places a special emphasis on thyroid, adrenal, and insulin imbalances. Dr. Ritamarie founded the Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology to...

Duration:00:33:30

Getting Started Teaching Yoga in Clinical Practice, Solo episode with Chris McDonald

2/11/2022
Why should you consider using yoga in therapy? Which parts of yoga can benefit and deepen your therapeutic practice? How can yoga empower your clients? IN THIS PODCAST:Benefits to using yoga in therapy Getting started: take small steps See what your clients already know Keeping yoga trauma-informed Benefits to using yoga in therapy Yoga can be used as a bottom-up therapeutic practice for trauma-informed healing. Clients who struggle with trauma are generally more successful in using...

Duration:00:29:35

How to Create Full Bodied Success Mastery with Avital Miller

2/9/2022
How can you achieve full-bodied mastery for success and enjoyment for life? What is the relationship between willingness and willpower? Why should you be mindful of who you listen to? MEET AVITAL MILLERFrom Program Manager at Microsoft to award-winning author of https://www.healinghappensforyou.com/book (Healing Happens) and international keynote speaker, https://www.avitalmiller.com/ (Avital Miller) has passionately shared spiritual, healing, and dance programs to thousands of people...

Duration:00:38:50

Managing the Stigma of Holistic Counseling with Janis Cohen

2/2/2022
Have you ever worried that you will be judged by others because you use holistic strategies in therapy? Do you feel like you are in the “holistic closet” due to people’s misperceptions about holistic modalities? Can you stand in confidence of your work? MEET JANIS COHENhttps://www.janisrcohen.com/ (Janis R. Cohen, LCSW), is internationally known as The Intuitive Therapist. She has worked with children, adults, couples, and families for almost three decades. Janis combines her extensive...

Duration:00:30:58

How to use Spirituality in Counseling with Alissa Schneider

1/26/2022
How do you introduce faith into counseling with clients? Why should you be mindful of the content that you consume? What happens when faith does not quell pain? MEET ALISSA SCHNEIDERAlissa Schneider is a licensed mental health counselor who specializes in helping people struggling with anxiety, OCD, and eating disorders. She uses an integrative approach with her clients while being very compassionate, and she integrates faith into the counseling sessions should her client desire it. She...

Duration:00:30:32

How to market your practice when you offer multiple modalities with Joanna Sapir

1/19/2022
Are you working in your zone of genius? Is there a difference between marketing a holistic practice to a regular practice? Is your current marketing strategy connecting you to your ideal client? MEET JOANNA SAPIRhttps://joannasapir.com/ (Joanna Sapir) has been a teacher and mentor for more than twenty years — from the classroom to the gym floor to wellness practices around the world. She works with established practitioners that are doing innovative and transformational work in marketing,...

Duration:00:45:05

How to Use Crystals in Therapy with Teresa Cox Mayle

1/14/2022
How can crystals be used in therapy to deepen a client’s connection with their subconscious mind? Where do you start in becoming acquainted with crystals? How do you cleanse them after sessions? MEET TERESA COX MAYLETeresa has been a counselor for nearly 30 years and qualified as an LCMHC in 2014. Her professional experience includes working in crisis intervention, with individuals with disabilities as a Student Support Services counselor, and as a community college Director of Counseling...

Duration:00:38:18