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The Right Fit Podcast

The Right Fit Podcast

By Michelle Pomeroy
I interview fellow therapists to help you find a professional who is the right fit for you.
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Nathan Watkins, LMFT: Play therapy and how to play with and be more present for kids as well as how to model and teach emotional intelligence.

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Mary Whyte and all things Music Therapy
Mary Whyte, MA, SCMT, MT-BC is the founder of Pure Progression Music Therapy here in Utah. In this interview with Mary, Michelle is introduced to all things music therapy. Mary is very passionate about the benefits of music therapy. Music can reach people in ways other treatments cannot. She shares how music therapy as an evidence-based approach can be helpful for many populations including kids, teens, the elderly and those with special needs. Michelle comes away feeling inspired to look again at how music can be used as a healing tool in her own life. 
31:21
July 19, 2021
Niki Olsen on mind-body bridging to improve spirituality for LDS women.
Niki Olsen, LCMHC, coaches LDS women and specializes in mind-body bridging to help clients improve their relationship to self and God. In this episode Niki guides Michelle through an exercise where you can follow along! You will take away a tangible skill to move from the "natural man" to the divine self. 
45:53
July 12, 2021
Kate Johnson on navigating faith issues in marriage & partnership.
Kate Johnson, LAMFT shares three helpful ways to navigate mixed-faith or religion transition in marriage or partnership. She normalizes religious/spiritual development, discusses how slowing things down can be helpful and suggests approaching your partner, whether they are believing or transitioning with curiosity rather than making assumptions.  Kate also points out that we are all in mixed-faith relationships, so what she shares here is applicable for everyone!
38:14
July 2, 2021
Clair Mellenthin on good enough parenting.
Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S is a child and family therapist, author and the founder of attachment-centered play therapy. In this episode Clair talks about her experience growing up in a family of eight children and how international travel as a child gave her a unique world view. As a parent of three teenagers, Clair shares from her personal and professional experience about parenting. She talks about what it's like to let yourself be human in the process, how to like your children more and what to do if you and your partner don't always agree on how to parent.  You can learn more about Clair at: https://clairmellenthin.com/
37:23
June 9, 2021
Patrick Powers on owning your eroticism, exploring sexual values, & reducing sexual shame.
Patrick Powers, LAMFT specializes in treating OCD and issues related to sexual identity and shame. In this episode we talk about the things that aren't being talked about. Patrick doesn't shy away from the taboo topics related to sexuality. We unpack what it means to align our sexual templates and sexual values, how sexual shame develops, and the effects of trying to divorce the sexual part of us through compulsive avoidance.  If you are interested in working with Patrick, you can find him at The EFT Clinics in Millcreek and Lehi, UT. 
50:26
May 24, 2021
Nathan Watkins, LMFT: Play therapy and how to play with and be more present for kids as well as how to model and teach emotional intelligence.
Nathan Watkins, LMFT gives  a tour of his play therapy room, shares his story including how a climbing accident lead to becoming a therapist and what it's like to be a new father, talks about how to be present with kids so they feel seen, how to play with kids to help them feel empowered, and how to model and teach emotional intelligence to children. 
37:53
May 7, 2021
Ana Marques: Trauma & Live Therapy with Michelle
In this episode Ana Marques, LAMFT shares her personal and professional knowledge about trauma. She even does some live IFS therapy with Michelle helping her understand her anxiety. Learn about trauma and how it might be effecting your life as well as how to manage it through therapy with a professional who is the right fit. 
37:06
April 22, 2021
Carina Wolf: Living with grief and using boundaries so we don't lose ourselves.
Carina Wolf, CSW shares her story of growing up in Brazil, being abandoned as a newborn, adopted, moving to the US, and losing both her parents before the age of 35. Carina has a big heart and is a giver. We talk about how she was able to find herself after all that loss by using boundaries. Find Carina here: https://theeftclinic.com/carinawolf or on instagram @carinawolf_therapy
40:12
April 12, 2021
Ed Peterson: Mid-life adults, addiction & attachment.
In this episode, Ed Peterson, LCSW tells us his story and addresses topics such as addiction, mid-life crisis, rebellion, narcissism, imposter syndrome, and attachment. 
33:13
March 29, 2021
Laura Parry- Women & mothers, maternal health, assertiveness, attachment, inner-child & parenting.
Laura Parry, LCSW is certified in perinatal mental health. In this episode Laura discusses treating women-specific issues including PMAD (perinatal mood and anxiety disorders), explains how understanding your attachment to caregivers and self helps you be a better parent, and recommends some great books and resources. Please see notes below.  Recommended Resources: Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents by Linday Gibson Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Sue Johnson The Assertiveness Guide for Women by Dr. Julie Hanks The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk PostPartum Support International Warm-Line 1-800-944-4773 Maternalmentalhealth.utah.gov PPSI national website https://www.postpartum.net/
29:40
March 22, 2021
How to expand your options for therapy
The mental health field is really busy right now! In this short episode Michelle talks about how to expand 3 common filters when deciding on a therapist to work with that will give you way more options.
08:06
March 15, 2021
Dani Thurman- Kids, Teens, Adults. How to release emotional pain, vulnerability, & how to encourage your loved ones to change.
Dani Thurman, LMFT works with all ages. In this interview we learn how to release emotional pain by focusing on the body, why it's important your therapist is vulnerable, and how to encourage your loved ones to change. 
27:34
March 5, 2021
Ben Kroff- Teens and Families
Ben shares his story as well as how he works with struggling teens and their families. Ben believes bad behavior is simply a response to pain and often that behavior is the symptom of family dysfunction. He commonly invites family members to join in on the therapy work. Ben also believes physical movement is very important in the healing process. He incorporates movement by walking with his clients during their therapy sessions. 
29:37
March 1, 2021
Meet Michelle and the Podcast
Michelle shares who she is and what this podcast is all about. 
15:42
February 20, 2021
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Find out what The Right Fit Podcast is all about!
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February 20, 2021