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Your Full Life

Your Full Life

By Dana Strickland
Join Dana Strickland of Full Life Counseling in Surprise, AZ to discuss issues relating to mental wellness, DBT, and adaptive coping strategies.
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Black Lives Matter - Special Episode
I am honored to be joined by special guest, Alia Callum who is speaking on her experiences as a person of color growing up in a predominantly white area, and what she is doing to address racism in her school and community. 
July 26, 2020
Love Avoidance, Love Addiction
In Episode 8 I'll be introducing you to concepts of functional, enmeshed, and neglect in our parent/child attachments as a preface to our (ongoing) discussion about how we show up in our adult relationships. Starting with our focus on parent or caregiver/child relationships isn't about placing blame or scapegoating. It's about exploring the impact of whatever the best our parent(s) or caregiver(s) had to give us throughout our formative years (0-18) and how we carry that with us, even as we are learning to functionally re-parent ourselves. 
July 21, 2020
Boundaries and Trust
In this episode we'll be talking about the different types of external and internal boundaries that we all have; emotional walls as barriers to intimacy (into-me-you-see); and what it means to TRUST. 
June 18, 2020
EMD - what?
Thank you lovely humans for tuning into another episode of Your Full Life Podcast with Dana Strickland LPC. In this episode, we are continuing our talk with Allie Spomer LPC, owner and therapist at Life Anchors Counseling in Daphne, AL all about Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.  EMDR was developed by Francine Shapiro and is an evidence based modality originally normed for the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Veterans of the Vietnam war. Since then, it has been found to have highly effective results with other issues ranging from specific phobias, recent events, upcoming events, self-esteem issues, and the list goes on.  You can find out more about EMDR at and more about Allie Spomer @LifeAnchorsCounseling and
May 12, 2020
What is Trauma? w/ Allie Spomer, LPC & Dana Strickland LPC
Thanks for tuning in for another special edition of Your Full Life Podcast featuring Allie Spomer, LPC; owner & Therapist at Life Anchors Counseling in Daphne, AL. In this episode we're talking about trauma - what it is, how we treat it. If you'd like to read more about trauma, check out The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk. 
May 11, 2020
Special Guest - Introducing Allie Spomer, LPC
Hey y'all lovely humans! This episode we are joined by Allie Spomer, LPC owner and therapist at Life Anchors Counseling in Daphne, AL. Allie will be joining for this and two additional sessions to talk about the awesome work she is doing with kiddos and young adults, trauma, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). Find Allie on Facebook & Instagram @LifeAnchorsCounseling and online at **Please note that ALL episodes are marked "explicit" in case of a random curse word**
May 04, 2020
What the Crap is DBT?
Dana outlines the background of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), discusses the Basic Skills Assumptions and talks about Biosocial Theory.
April 27, 2020
Myth Busting Therapy
Dana is busting myths about therapy. Do I have to be on medication? Does it mean I'm crazy? If I have good friends, do I need therapy? And more. 
April 22, 2020
Please Allow me to (re)Introduce Myself
With all of the changes that have been happening at FLC, I am taking this as an opportunity to revise & revamp. Thank you for taking the time go allow me to reintroduce myself to you. 
April 19, 2020