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What is Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy?
Missy Stancil joins me to chat about spiritually integrated psychotherapy. We define spirituality and religion and chat about how trained therapists can use both to help survivors of trauma. Missy discusses how she weaves spirituality into her therapy sessions for those who are interested in including it. We also chat why spiritually integrated therapy can … Continue reading What is Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy? →
How Does Trauma Affect Your Body?
Dr. Amelia Kelley sits down to chat about how trauma affects the body and strategies that you can use to reduce that trauma. Dr. Kelley is an expert in using adjunctive therapies along with cognitive therapy to help those who have experienced trauma. Dr. Kelley defines trauma and explains how trauma is stored in the … Continue reading How Does Trauma Affect Your Body? →
Is There a Link Between Trauma and Addiction?
I interview Jessika Sands about the link between trauma and addiction. We discuss brain development, where trauma is stored in the brain, and why survivors of trauma are sometimes more likely to develop an addiction. Jessika Sands, MA, LPC, LAC is a licensed therapist, licensed addiction therapist and EMDR consultant. She provides EMDR, Brainspotting, and … Continue reading Is There a Link Between Trauma and Addiction? →
How is the Alliance for Hope International Helping Survivors of Domestic Violence?
On this episode I speak with William Ackerman, Natalia Aquirre, and Casey Gwinn, from the Alliance for Hope International. We discuss the valuable resources available for survivors and their families through the Family Justice Center Alliance and Camp Hope America. We chat about how Casey was able to establish the first revolutionary Family Justice Center … Continue reading How is the Alliance for Hope International Helping Survivors of Domestic Violence? →
Is My Partner a Narcissist?
On this episode I chat with Dr. Elinor Greenberg about narcissism. We discuss the difference between healthy narcissism and having the personality adaptation. We answer the burning questions: Does a narcissist love you? And what causes the Narcissistic Personality Adaptation? We also outline the predictable stages of a romantic relationship with a narcissist. Dr. Elinor Greenberg is an … Continue reading Is My Partner a Narcissist? →
What is Gaslighting?
In this episode I chat with Dr. Stephanie Moulton Sarkis about gaslighting. Dr.Sarkis defines gaslighting, explains its effects, describes why it is such a powerful tool for those looking to manipulate others, and discusses how you can protect yourself against it. Stephanie Moulton Sarkis, Ph.D., NCC, LMHC, DCMHS is a bestselling author and psychotherapist. She … Continue reading What is Gaslighting? →
PTSD and Survivors Of Domestic Violence
In this bonus episode of High Heels and Heartache, I sit down with Crystal Yarborough to discuss how Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, can affect survivors of domestic violence and abuse. We chat about what PTSD is, the symptoms of PTSD, what recovery sometimes entails, and life after PTSD. Crystal Yarborough is a Licensed … Continue reading PTSD and Survivors Of Domestic Violence →
Art Therapy and Trauma
In this episode, Gretchen Miller explains why art therapy can be a valuable resource in the recovery of survivors of domestic violence. Gretchen M. Miller, MA, ATR-BC, ACTP is a Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist, Advanced Certified Trauma Practitioner, Adjunct Faculty Member, Speaker, and Author. For almost twenty years, Gretchen has been working as … Continue reading Art Therapy and Trauma →
Relationship Red Flags
In my first episode of High Heels and Heartache, I sit down with Dr. Candice Creasman to discuss red flags in relationships that might be indicators of toxic, unhealthy, or abusive behaviors. We also have a fantastic chat about boundary setting in relationships. Dr. Creasman is a therapist, author, and meditation teacher with over 10 … Continue reading Relationship Red Flags →