Today's special guest is Tamara Powell. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and empowerment coach and the founder of Arya Therapy Services in Pensacola, Florida.
Tamara takes us through her personal background and what led her to a career in psychology
A discussion of figuring out which kind of clients to attract (and which to repel!)
Tamara explains her concept of Radical Autonomy
The distinction (and similarities) between therapy and coaching in Tamara’s work
How Tamara made the jump from graduate school straight to private practice
The most rewarding and challenging aspects of Tamara’s career as a therapist and coach
Today's special guest is Dr. Eleanor Haspel-Portner. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and professional certified coach through the International Coach Federation. She is based in Pacific Palisades, California.
Eleanor takes us through her personal background and why she had a unique interest in psychology
How Eleanor’s psychotherapy work and observing her clients led her to pursue certification as a coach
How therapy and coaching differ in their look back into a client’s past
Why Eleanor prefers to keep her niches open instead of focusing just on one area of study
Eleanor shares her challenges in marketing her practice online
Today's special guest is Dr. Paulette Sherman, a Licensed Psychologist, Certified Life Coach, and Relationship Expert based in New York City.
Paulette takes us through her personal background and how it impacted her choice to pursue psychology
A discussion of finding your niche and how you don’t need to have it all figured out from Day 1
The challenge of modern dating and how Paulette helps clients navigate their relationships today
Why mindset -- not just making the right moves -- is key to creating great relationships and finding love
The most rewarding and challenging aspects of Paulette's career
Today's special guest is Sonjachardé Mixon. She is a life coach and the founder of Sôl Wellness Coaching in Atlanta, Georgia.
A journey through Sonjachardé’s personal background and how it led her to coaching
Some of the common expectations Sonjachardé’s clients put on themselves that can hold them back
Making the transition from employee to entrepreneur and the challenges that brought on
Why it’s important to gauge how much savings you’ll need before making the jump to entrepreneurship
Today's special guest is Susan Pease Banitt, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Trauma Expert, and Spiritual Coach based in Portland, Oregon.
Susan takes us through her personal background and what led her to a career in psychology
A discussion of the experiences that led Susan to refine her niche in trauma and PTSD
Why it’s the relationship between client and therapist/coach that is the truly transformative ingredient
How Susan came to incorporate Reiki in her healing work
Today's special guest is Kacey Cardin. She is an Executive + Leadership Coach and an accredited member of the International Coach Federation who splits her time between Nashville, Tennessee and Brooklyn, New York.
How Kacey’s career as a professional opera singer prepared her for a career in coaching
The unique similarity between a vocal coach and life coach
Kacey introduces her “7 Wheels of Leadership”
The most challenging aspect of Kacey’s coaching career
Today's special guest is Thomas Doherty, a Licensed Psychologist based in Portland, OR. He is a pioneer in the emerging field of ecopsychology, which is the study of the relationship between environmental issues and mental health and well-being.
Thomas takes us through his educational background and why he was drawn to nature-based counseling
How being out in nature affects the body on a physiological as well as a conscious level
A discussion of the process Thomas uses to help clients move past their life challenges
How Thomas leverages his expertise in environmental issues in his consulting work as well
Some of the largest challenges Thomas has faced in his professional career
Today's special guest is Ruby Le. She is a dating coach based in San Diego, California and holds a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Ruby takes us through her personal background and how it impacted her career choice
How Ruby continuously refined her niche until she reached her ideal clientele
Why working on your own mental health is usually the most effective first step in improving your dating life
How a checkbox approach to dating is often the biggest impediment to finding lasting love
Today's special guest is Rosalie Cosio, a Certified Life Coach with Zen Mind Space in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Why Rosalie transitioned from organizational coaching to life coaching
A background on Zen Mind Space and their Core Four offering
A discussion of imposter syndrome and how to combat it
The most rewarding and challenging aspects of Rosalie’s coaching career
Today's special guest is Michael Linn. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania and the founder of Resolute Counseling in Chambersburg, PA.
A background of Michael’s childhood experiences that led him to a career in psychology and counseling
Why Michael decided to name his practice Resolute Counseling
A discussion on niching down and why Michael chose to keep his niches open
Michael’s transition from employee to business owner and key factors in making the jump
Today's special guest is Kimberly Mascaro. She is a somatic psychologist, licensed psychotherapist, and the owner of Conscious Chimera, which is based in Nevada City, California.
A discussion of Kimberly’s background as an artist and how it evolved into a career in psychology
How Kimberly incorporates art and dreamwork into her therapy work
An introduction to yoga nidra and how it can help clients move past trauma
Why it’s OK to not have your niche and focus figured out on Day 1 as a coach or therapist
Today's special guest is Celeste Ballard. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and the owner of Within Holistic Counseling, with an office in the Chicago area and another Knoxville, Tennessee.
How Celeste came to realize that talk therapy only gets clients so far
How Celeste incorporates mindfulness and meditation in her practice
A discussion of the entrepreneurial challenges of starting your own private practice
The importance of finding a niche to help your business stand out
Today's special guest is Lisa Larsen, a licensed psychologist based in Lancaster, California who specializes in the areas of grief and trauma.
How Lisa became interested in trauma and its impacts on mental health
A discussion of the psychotherapeutic techniques Lisa uses in her trauma work
How EMDR works with clients recovering from trauma and its benefits
How Lisa got involved in working with the LQBTQ community
Today's special guests are Roane and Eva Hunter. They are Marriage and Family Counselors specializing in individual, couples, and family therapy based in Madison, MS. Their private practice is called Lifeworks Counseling and they have offices in 4 locations throughout Mississippi.
Roane takes us through his past struggles with pornography and sexual addiction and how it impacted his marriage and career
What Eva felt was missing from her own therapy and how Lifeworks improves upon those limitations
Why Roane feels that adding an outdoor component is especially beneficial for men’s coaching
A discussion of the process used at Lifeworks to help clients contend with issues around sexual addiction and infidelity
Today's special guest is Chuck Hancock, a licensed professional counselor and the founder of Inner Life Adventures based in Fort Collins, Colorado. He is also the founder of his coaching practice called Reconnecting to our Nature.
Why a corporate career left Chuck unfulfilled and led him to a career in nature-based counseling
A discussion of Chuck’s therapy and coaching work and the challenges his clients face
Background on how Chuck’s coaching practice came to be and how it differs from counseling
The most rewarding and challenging aspects of Chuck’s career in service to his clients
Today's special guest is Dr. Todd Pressman. He is a licensed psychologist, award-winning speaker, and author of the book "Deconstructing Anxiety: The Journey from Fear to Fulfillment."
How Todd organizes his understanding of the human psyche around the concept of fear and anxiety
A discussion of the five universal core fears and how to identify them in clients
The function of the "Chief Defense" in protecting us from our Core Fear
How Todd’s program helps people turn their core fear into a life of fulfillment
Today's special guest is Veronica Monet, a Certified Sexologist, Anger Management Coach, and Relationship Coach based in Grass Valley, California.
Veronica’s long journey to becoming a relationship coach
How Veronica fought the stigma behind her experience as a high-end escort when launching her coaching business
The unique advantages that Veronica's time as an escort offers her as a coach
A discussion of authenticity when choosing a coaching niche
Using an hourly pricing model vs a monthly model for coaches
Today's special guest is Christopher Jackson, a certified professional coach and the co-founder of Coaching and Counseling in Connecticut, LLC.
How lessons learned Christopher’s career in professional football prepared him for coaching
The psychological parallels between sports and regular life
The benefits (and challenges) of opening a practice with your spouse
An overview of Chris’s Core Clarity Session and how it helps clients re-align themselves with their values
Today's special guest is Dr. Diana Hill, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and high performance coach based in Santa Barbara, California. She is also a co-host of the Psychologists Off the Clock Podcast where she discusses evidence based approaches to living well.
A background of Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT)
How journaling can help identify (and improve on) your self-story
An introduction to the concept of Psychological Flexibility
The close relationship between pain and values
How Dr. Hill applies ACT in her executive coaching work
Today's special guest is Karen Carlucci, a Licensed Psychotherapist and Certified Professional Coach based in New York City.
A discussion of social work as compared to counseling
Why Karen decided to serve a broad spectrum of clients vs niching down
How Karen incorporates Buddhist philosophy in her outlook on mental health and well-being
How Karen balances and distinguishes between her therapy and coaching work
The most challenging aspect of going into private practice
Today's special guest is Sharon Lawrence, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the owner of Selah Wellness & Therapeutic Services in Largo, Maryland.
The meaning and psychological significance behind the name Selah
The kinds of challenges therapists themselves face when seeking therapy
Sharon’s take on the difference between therapy and coaching
Why Sharon is known as the SelfCarePreneur
Today's special guest is Dr. Laura Muggli, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with offices in New York and Florida.
Laura’s educational background and how she got interested in clinical psychology
How Laura distinguishes between ADHD, anxiety, depression, and other issues with her clients
The difference between coaching and therapy in the context of ADHD
The most rewarding and challenging aspects of Laura's career
Today's special guest is Benjamin Russack, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in San Francisco, California.
How a job as a chess instructor first intrigued Benjamin in psychology and personal growth
Why Benjamin keeps his therapy approach open and varied depending on his clients
Benjamin’s personal connection with eating disorders and how it influenced his choice of niche
How Benjamin distinguishes between coaching and therapy
Today's special guest is Caitlin Magidson, a Licensed Psychotherapist and Career Coach based in Bethesda, Maryland.
Caitlin’s take on the difference between therapy and coaching
Why Caitlin chose her niche to be clients in their 20s and 30s
The unique challenges millennials face that didn’t exist in previous generations
The most rewarding and challenging aspects of Caitlin’s experience as a therapist and coach
Today's special guest is Hannah Eaton, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is the founder of Sequoia Immersions based in Seattle, Washington.
Hannah’s journey to choosing a career in helping others lead better lives
A discussion of Wilderness Immersion Retreats and how they help couples strengthen their relationship
An overview of the Gottman 7 Principles Program
The importance of both individuals in a couple being clear on their therapy goals
Today's special guest is Mark Hurwich. He is a Transformational Coach and the founder of Concentrated Coaching based in Evanston, Illinois.
An introduction to Mark’s work and how his clients get “stuck”
A discussion on Mark’s unique fee structure
How Mark structures his sessions with clients and his process for reigniting their spark
The biggest challenge Mark faces in his coaching work
Today's special guest is Lynn Berger, a career counselor, career coach, and author based in New York City.
How Lynn has adapted her modalities (remote and in person) throughout her career
A discussion of motivated skills, values, personality style, and temperament
Lynn distinguishes between career counseling and career coaching
How COVID-19 has impacted Lynn's clients
Today's special guest is Julie Lillis, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with Soul Ambition Counseling in Boynton Beach, Florida.
A discussion of Julie’s early life and its influence on her decision to pursue psychology
Why including an intro video on your bio page can help improve your client fit
An introduction to Gottman Method Couples Therapy
Julie’s take on the difference between coaching and therapy
The most rewarding and challenging aspects of Julie’s therapy work
Today's special guest is Michael Robbins, a Licensed Psychotherapist, Qi Gong and Taoist meditation teacher, artist and poet based in Somerville, MA.
How Michael’s childhood experiences influenced his interest in psychotherapy
Comparing the practice and benefits of Qi Gong and yoga
How psychotherapy is coming to embrace mindfulness and the mind-body connection
Why Michael chooses to publish his artwork and poetry on his therapy website
Today's special guest is Reina Lombardi, a Board Certified Art Therapist and the founder of Florida Art Therapy Services in Ft. Myers, Florida.
Reina’s love for art and how it became her focus in her therapy practice
How Reina embraces the uncertainty of making big career decisions
An introduction to Art Therapy and its academic foundation
How Reina navigates the complexities of remote therapy in her Art Therapy practice
Today's special guest is Jeff Siegel, a Wellness, Health, and Life Coach, a Certified Personal Trainer, and Transformational Speaker based in Boston, Massachusetts.
How an eating disorder in Jeff’s earlier life started his journey to healing
Why a mind-only focused coaching approach can be limited
How a body-focused approach is about so much more than boosting happiness hormones
How Jeff creates a 4-part action plan for his clients based on their unique life situation
The aspect of his coaching work that Jeff found most challenging
Today's special guest is Lynn Zakeri, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Skokie, IL, which is just outside of Chicago.
A background on Lynn’s path to becoming a social worker
Why it’s the relationship that does much of the transformative work with clients
The most challenging aspects of Lynn’s jump from school social worker to private practice
Why Lynn chose not to niche down (and why it has worked)
Today's special guest is Julie M. Simons, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Sarasota, Florida.
A background of Julie’s life experiences that led her to a career in psychology
An introduction to Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
The advantage of being able to offer a variety of non-verbal therapeutic techniques
The difference between therapy and coaching and how Julie incorporated coaching in her work
What Julie considers to be the biggest challenge in her therapy and coaching career
Today's special guest is Dana Gionta, a clinical psychologist, executive coach and organizational consultant. She is the author of her book titled "From Stressed to Centered: A Practical Guide to a Healthier and Happier You. She also just launched a new brand podcast called Living a Vibrant and Fulfilling Life"
Why Dana started offering coaching in her therapy practice
Dana’s experience at iPEC and how it prepared her for her coaching career
A discussion of the importance of self care and boundary setting
How COVID-19 has (and hasn’t) changed Dana’s organizational coaching work
Today's special guest is Keiko Wolfe, a Licensed Professional Counselor and the founder of Blossom Counseling and Wellness based in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. She is licensed in the states of Pennsylvania and South Dakota and also provides life coaching to clients nationwide.
Why Keiko uses a strengths based and positive approach with her clients
How Keiko incorporated life coaching into her therapy work
A discussion of Art Therapy and why children are not the only age group that can benefit
Why it’s important to have a wide diversity of therapeutic approaches on a private practice staff
Today's special guest is Donna Weinberger. Donna is the founder and CEO of Inspire Recovery, a Drug & Alcohol Rehab center for the LGBTQIA+ community in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Why Donna started Inspire Recovery to serve the LGBTQ community
Donna takes listeners through the rehab process at Inspire Recovery
How Inspire Recovery takes a holistic approach to drug and alcohol addiction
The most rewarding and challenging aspects of Donna’s work with the LGBTQ community
Today's special guest is Carole Cullen, a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and the owner of My Therapist in Wake Forest, NC.
How Carole’s experiences as a child influenced her decision to work with couples
A background on the Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Therapy
The dynamics of working with individuals vs couples in relationship therapy
How My-Therapist incorporates workshops and retreats with couples seeking therapy
Today's special guest is Barry Wolfson, the director of Hypnosis Counseling Center. He has a Master's in Counseling and locations in Flemington and Princeton, New Jersey, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania and Fort Myers, Florida..
An overview of how (and why) hypnosis works
How to prepare and train potentially unfit clients for hypnosis
Why an initial intake is important to spot clients with psychological trauma
How the practice and reputation of hypnosis has changed in the past 30 years
Today's special guest is Ingrid Sthare, a Board Certified Relationship Coach. She is the founder of Relationship Coaching & Coupling based in Greenville, South Carolina and serving clients worldwide.
How Ingrid got involved in relationship coaching
How dating and relationships changed since 9/11
How Ingrid incorporates positive psychology in her coaching work
How Ingrid’s personal relationships made her a more effective relationship coach
Today's special guest is Beth Sonnenberg, a Licensed Psychotherapist based in Livingston, New Jersey.
How Beth chose her particular areas of focus
Comparing Beth’s therapy and life coaching work
A discussion of the transition from being a clinician to a full time private practice
The importance of networking when first opening up your private practice
Today's special guest is Lori Ann Davis, a certified relationship specialist based in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is the author Unmasking Secrets to Unstoppable Relationships: How to Find, Keep and Renew Love and Passion in Your Life.
Why Lori made the switch from therapy to coaching
Why coaching can make a great retirement option for seasoned therapists
A discussion of the double edged sword of online dating
How coaches approach couples who have a partner unwilling to attend sessions
How to avoid marketing scams when building your coaching practice
Today's special guest is Christa Hardin. She is the owner and director of Reflections Counseling and Coaching Center in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.
How Christa first began helping repair relationships (at the age of 7!)
A background on Christa’s R&R Relationship Repair Program
The importance of helping a client re-imagine their narrative or story
The delicate social situations created by COVID-19
Today's special guest is Dr. Candice Seti, a California-licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in Eating & Behavioral Change. She is also a Certified Nutrition Coach, Certified Personal Trainer, and the author of a 2017 book titled Shatter the Yoyo.
Dr. Seti’s personal weight loss journey and how it impacted her work
The limitations of a purely calorie-focused diet
The importance of being mindful and intuitive with your food choices
The challenge of balancing personal weight loss goals with cultural expectations
A discussion of the differences and similarities between therapy and coaching
Today's special guest is Jasmine Pope, a Licensed Independent Social Worker and Purpose Coach based in Toledo, OH. She is also an author, having published her first book earlier this year titled In the Middle: Learning How to Navigate the Process to Purpose.
Why Jasmine centered her practice around the concept of Purpose
The line of questioning that helps Jasmine’s clients find their purpose
Some background on Jasmine’s “Pretty, Powerful, Purposeful” conference
What Jasmine finds most rewarding about her work
Today's special guest is Jaime Bronstein, a Licensed Psychotherapist and relationship coach based in Los Angeles, California. She is also the host of “Love Talk Live” on LA Talk Radio.
The (happy!) backstory that inspired Jaime’s pursuit of psychotherapy
Important questions to ask yourself when you're dating someone
The importance of meeting right away when using online dating
A comparison of Jaime’s coaching and therapy work
Today's special guest is Dave Turo-Shields. A therapist for 32 years and a coach since 2006, he is the founder of Kenosis Counseling Center with 3 locations in the Indianapolis area.
How a baseball coach first inspired Dave’s path to a career helping others
The meaning and significance behind the name Kenosis
The impact of COVID-19 on Dave’s therapy practice
Why Dave feels that coaching and therapy share more similarities than differences
The most rewarding and challenging aspects of Dave’s career
Today's special guest is Dr. Stan Hyman, a licensed psychotherapist, clinical sexologist and life coach practicing in Miami, Florida.
How Stan’s decision to seek therapy inspired his psychotherapy career
The challenge of making the transition from employee to owning a private practice
A discussion on working with clients facing issues surrounding infidelity
The role of coaching vs therapy when working with partners and couples
Today's special guest is Becca Clegg, a Licensed Professional Counselor based in Atlanta, Georgia. She is also the author of a book titled "Ending the Diet Mindset: How to Reclaim a Healthy and Balanced Relationship with Food & Body Image"
Becca’s backstory and how it led her into the world of psychology, food, and body image
How Becca individualizes the approach for each client’s life situation
The impact of cultural differences when it comes to our relationship with food
The dynamics of group therapy and what kind of client might benefit most from it
How Becca added speaking to her professional repertoire
Today's special guest is Dr. Nanika Coor, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist based in Brooklyn, New York.
The incongruence between a child’s and parents reality that can lead to conflict
Nanika’s path to choosing her particular niche
A discussion of coaching vs therapy in relation to parenting
How COVID-19 has impacted Nanika’s clients with children at home
Today's special guest is Patrick Martin, a Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist based in Covina, California.
How Patrick balances full time employment, contractual work, and his private practice
An Introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Patrick’s strategy and mindset during the initial intake assessment
The biggest challenges Patrick has faced in his therapy work
Today's special guest is Monica Obando, a hypnotherapist and certified wellness coach based in Tampa, Florida.
What inspired Monica’s interest in yoga, hypnotherapy, and coaching
Why hypnosis can uncover memories and blocks that talk therapy can miss
Why sharing a Hispanic ethnicity is especially helpful for many of Monica's clients
How COVID-19 has changed the anxieties that Monica’s clientele faces
Today's special guest is Liz Higgins, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the founder of Millennial Life Counseling based in Dallas, Texas.
The importance of speaking your clients "language"
Why millennials face a unique challenge compared to any previous generation
The effects of tech and gadgets on the dating world
What Liz sees as her biggest challenges in her therapy practice
Today's special guest is Dr. Amanda Craig. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the Founder of Manhattan Marriage and Family Therapy in New York City.
How Dr. Craig first got involved in psychology and therapy
The importance of “sitting on the couch” and being on the receiving end of the therapist/coach relationship
Why Dr. Craig focuses on the positive, not negative, when working with clients
Why it's important to stay open-minded and not be afraid to be wrong or corrected by your clients
Today's special guest is Helen Wyatt, a Relationship and Sex Therapist with the Center for Mindful Living in Chicago, Illinois.
Helen’s background as an opera singer (and how it prepared her for a career in therapy)
A discussion of the most common sexual challenges clients face
How to balance a clients’ goals with your own biases as a therapist/coach
The impact of COVID-19 on Helen’s work and her clients
The importance of ritual in a couples healing process
Today's special guest is Dr. Nicole McGuffin, a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is the Founder and Clinical Director of Amazing Brains, with locations in Steamboat Springs, Vail, and Frisco, Colorado.
A brief introduction to Neurofeedback
Comparing the approaches of utilizing neurofeedback vs taking medication
The importance of creating a safe, nurturing relationship with your client
The limitations of traditional psychological diagnostics
Today's special guest is Dr. Colleen Cira, a Clinical Psychologist and the Founder and Executive Director of Cira Center for Behavioral Health in Chicago, Illinois.
How Dr. Cira’s experiences at an early age impacted her decision to pursue psychology
The role of mindfulness and meditation in Dr. Cira’s work
A brief introduction to Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
The impact of COVID-19 on Dr. Cira’s practice and clients
Ethical considerations of expanding a therapy practice to include remote-only clients
Today's special guest is Katie Quick, a Licensed Professional Counselor and Life Coach based in Denver, Colorado.
Why Katie decided to focus on teachers as the focal point of her work
Katie’s advice on choosing a niche when starting your career
How Katie provides education and training for teachers in addition to emotional support
Why playing (live!) music is such an integral part of Katie’s work
Today's special guest is Shaudi Adel, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states of New York and California. She is the Clinical Director at Centered Mind Therapy.
An introduction to Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Shaudi’s perspective on the difference between therapy and coaching
How a proper initial assessment is critical to determining the proper path of treatment for a client
How Shaudi embraced remote therapy even pre-COVID
Today's special guest is Dr. Rachel Allyn, a Holistic Psychologist, retreat leader and Pleasure Expert based in Minneapolis and LA.
The meaning behind the term Bodyfulness
How and why retreats can be so effective in psychotherapeutic work
How coaching can implement movement and the body in their own work
What Dr. Allyn finds most rewarding and most challenging about her work
Today's special guest is Marjorie Kreppel, a licensed counselor and the founder of The Counseling Center of Maryland.
A discussion on the difference between coaching vs therapy
An introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Why Marjorie left a 20-year career in Marketing before becoming a counselor
The importance of self care for therapists and coaches
What Marjorie sees as her biggest challenge when working with clients
Today's special guest is Anne Lindyberg, a Mental Health Counselor and Career Coach based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Anne’s journey from upstate New York to rural Iowa
Why support was critical for Anne’s transition from employee to owning her own practice
An introduction to Satir Transformational System Therapy
How COVID-19 has (and hasn't) impacted Anne's practice
Today's special guest is Rosanne MacDonald, a Certified Hypnotherapist and Certified Coach Practitioner. She is based Thousand Oaks, California and serves clients worldwide.
How Roseanne went from legal secretary to hypnotherapist
The process of hypnotherapy and how it differs from traditional psychotherapy
How the conscious mind often gets in the way of our deepest, most important desires
How COVID-19 has impacted Roseanne’s hypnotherapy practice
Today's special guest is Laura Cross, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is the owner of a group private practice called Individual and Relationship Therapy Center in Denver, Colorado.
Why Laura left a 20-year career in corporate America
The challenges of making the jump from employee to entrepreneur
How Laura decided between therapy and coaching at the outset of her career
Drawing the boundaries between coaching and therapy
Today's special guest is Dr. J. Renae Norton, a clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders including Bulimia, Anorexia and Emotional Eating. She is the director of the Norton Center for Eating Disorders in Hyde Park, Ohio.
Why eating disorders can be so hard to treat
A discussion on anorexia and obesity and why they can share the same cause
Why residential treatment is ineffective at treating eating disorders
The impact of food addiction and the importance of eating clean foods
Today's special guest is Jennifer Klesman, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Therapist with Cityscape Counseling in downtown Chicago.
A discussion of Jen's journey from working in schools to private practice
How and why Jen decided to specialize in dealing with trauma
An overview of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Why adding a somatic element to therapy (and coaching!) can be so effective
How COVID-19 has changed the way therapy works
Today's special guest is Danielle LaSusa, a Philosophical Coach based in Portland, Oregon.
A discussion of the unique intersection of coaching and philosophy
Why Greek philosophers were the original coaches
How the struggles of motherhood helped Danielle find her story
Why screening questions are important to discern between the need for coaching and therapy
How philosophy and coaching use stories to help people make sense of their world
Today's special guest is Sandra Clifton, a Board Certified Educational Therapist and founder of Clifton Corner in Scarsdale, New York.
How Sandra was one of the first to call herself an academic coach
Why Sandra went against the deficit model of education to a strengths model
The (inspiring!) backstory behind the Clifton Corner name
What are Twice Exceptional students?
Today's special guest is Nan Wise. Dr. Nan is a Licensed psychotherapist, cognitive neuroscientist, certified sex therapist, and certified relationship specialist based in New Jersey.
How Dr. Nan’s neuroscience background informs her psychotherapy practice
How psychotherapy has changed over the past 30 years
How Dr. Nan incorporates coaching into her practice
A discussion on the differences between coaching and therapy
Today's special guest is Alisha Hawrylyszyn Frank, a certified life coach, Reiki Master, meditation teacher, and yoga instructor.
Alisha's take on the difference between therapy and coaching
A brief introduction to Reiki
How Alisha made swift adjustments to her practice in response to COVID-19
The story behind the name “Fiercely Optimistic”
Today's special guest is Karl Memmer, a Licensed Professional Counselor and the owner of Resilience Counseling & Social Skills Center in Glen Allen, Virginia.
Where therapy and coaching meet and diverge
The importance of resilience for positive mental health
How COVID-19 has ushered in an era of telehealth and remote therapy
COVID’s silver lining that has helped expand Karl’s practice
Today's special guest is Taylor Vest, a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern with Austin Family Counseling based in Austin, Texas.
How COVID-19 has made therapy especially challenging
The effectiveness of sand tray therapy
The varying educational requirements for therapists and coaches
How therapists used past-looking as well as forward-looking techniques with clients
Today's special guest is Marisa Hendrickson, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor based in Seattle, WA.
How Internal Family Systems theory makes up the core of Marisa’s therapy work
How Marisa incorporates coaching methods in her therapy
Marisa’s biggest challenges in running her practice
The importance of setting boundaries and expectations with clients
Today's special guest is Asta Klimaite, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and founder of Beautiful Mind Therapy in Hanover Park, Illinois.
The unique challenge of working with clients with eating disorders
How the boundaries between therapy and coaching can blur
Why the coaching relationship is truly the driving force behind a clients progress
Why working with high functioning clients is often especially difficult
Today's special guest is Em Ryan, a National Certified Counsellor and a Member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. She is the owner of Anam Cara Therapy.
The differences in counseling requirements in Ireland and the United States
Em's view of counseling vs coaching
How Em is incorporating mindfulness in schools
Examples of active mindfulness in day-to-day life
Today's special guest is Dr. William DeFoore, a Licensed Professional Counselor, Coach, and Author based in Denton, Texas.
How Dr. DeFoore's practice evolved to include coaching
How interviews are used to identify more specifically what a client needs
The story behind the Goodfinding newsletter and how it came about
Why life experience, even more than academics, has informed Dr. DeFoore's therapy work
Today's special guest is Carolyn Tucker, a Life Coach with a focus on adolescents and young adults. She is also a Psychotherapist with a focus on anxiety and trauma.
Distinguishing between coaching and therapy work
Why Carolyn keeps her therapy and coaching practices separate
The challenge of balancing differing degrees of motivation between parent and child
The importance of managing expectations as a therapist or coach
Today's special guest is Dr. Susan Kaye, a Sexologist, sex educator, intimacy coach, and surrogate partner specialist. She has offices in Austin and Philadelphia and serves clients online, as well.
How Dr. Kaye uses her intake to build a "thread" of a person's life
What's missing from traditional psychotherapy when dealing with sex related issues
"The body keeps the score" -- what it means and why it matters
Doing away with the idea of "normal" and embracing what's natural
Today's special guest is Joanna Grover Watson, a Cognitive Therapist and Board Certified Coach based in Miami Beach, Florida.
A discussion comparing coaching and therapy methods
Why Joanna keeps therapy and coaching separate in her practice
A short introduction to Functional Imagery Training
The particular challenge faced by weight loss focused clients
How food is crafted to keep us addicted and its negative health impacts
Today's special guest is Ellen Hartson, a Licensed Independent Social Worker and life coach based in Solon, Ohio.
An exploration of the different niches Ellen focuses on in her practice
Ellen's take on the difference between therapy and coaching
How she blends therapy and coaching within her own practice
How to go about choosing a niche in your own practice
Today's special guest is Jennifer Wolf, an equine-assisted psychotherapist and owner of Destinacions Therapy in Black Forest, Colorado.
How dealing with tragedy led her to a career in therapy
Jennifer's experience with horses from an early age
What makes horses uniquely fit for therapy work with human clients
Jennifer's view on the similarities and differences between coaching and therapy
The importance of boundaries between therapist and client
Today's special guest is Ce Eshelman, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is the founder of The Attach Place Center for Strengthening Relationships.
Ce's take on the difference between therapy and coaching
The importance of the initial client assessment in determining the most appropriate approach
How Ce's personal adoption journey impacted her career
The most rewarding and most challenging aspects of Ce's career
Today’s special guest is David Essel, a Coach, Author, and Motivational Speaker based in Fort Myers, Florida.
Why athletes are often limited by issues that have nothing to do with sports and everything to do with psychology
The critical importance of accountability in coaching
How David builds a referral network with his client base
Why choosing a clear coaching niche gives you an edge
Today’s special guest is Eliot Andre, a recreational therapist and certified life coach based in Boulder, Colorado.
How a 3-day wilderness survival course kickstarted Eliot’s coaching career
The aspect of the coaching business that Eliot finds most challenging
The importance of a support network of family and friends
Why choosing a niche is so important for coaches