Welcome to another episode of the Mastering Counseling podcast! This episode we’re covering community mental health. Joining Megan to share her expertise is Katie Fleming, LMFT. Katie spent much of her earlier career working in community mental health, and had much to share on this subject.
Katie completed her undergraduate education at Purdue University and her graduate training at The Family Institute at Northwestern University before starting work in the field as a crisis therapist at a Chicago community mental health agency. After working in community mental health for a short while, she then transitioned to seeing clients in private practice at a couple of different group practices before eventually opening her own practice in late 2016, Fleming Family Therapy. In addition to her clinical work, Katie also manages and supervises two associate therapists.
Welcome to another episode of the Mastering Counseling podcast! This week we’re discussing the keys to working with infidelity in psychotherapy. This is something many clinicians will encounter, and we’ve brought an expert, Jasmine Menser-Lust, LCPC onto the show to share her insight.
Jasmine completed her graduate education at the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago and worked in several different clinical settings, including a hospital, a school, and a community mental health agency, before opening her own practice, Catalyst Counseling, which has now expanded to two different Chicagoland locations. In addition to working with clients in a one-on-one setting, she also maintains a comprehensive counseling blog and runs two different support groups, one of which specializes in helping women who have been cheated on process and heal from the trauma of infidelity.
Get ready for yet another episode of the Mastering Counseling podcast! This week we’re exploring a critical topic of discussion – the keys to counseling women in relationships. Joining Megan to share her expertise is Maria Inoa, LCSW. Maria is a licensed clinical social worker with her own private practice in Jacksonville, Florida that provides both in-person and online therapy for women struggling with a wide range of relationship issues.
She completed both her undergraduate and graduate education at Florida State University and has been practicing for over 12 years in the state of Florida. In addition to seeing clients and running her own business, she also maintains a relationship blog on her practices website, Full Potential Counseling, that offers education and resources for readers on a wide range of mental health topics.
Welcome to another episode of the Mastering Counseling podcast! This week we’re exploring a very important topic – treating anxiety in women and girls. Joining Megan to share her expertise is Nicole Burgess. Nicole is a licensed marriage and family therapist and distance credentialed counselor with her own private practice based in Indianapolis, Indiana (Burgess Counseling and Consulting LLC) that provides both in-person and online therapy for teenage girls and women who struggle with anxiety.
In addition to seeing clients, she is also a Women’s Empowerment Mentor and the host of Soulfilled Sisterhood, a podcast that inspires, supports, and celebrates the seasons of introverted women’s lives. Her previous podcast, Launching Your Daughter, is for parents and caregivers of tween and teen girls.
Welcome to another episode of Mastering Counseling! This week, we’re covering a number of fascinating topics including EMDR and chemical dependency with the help of Megan’s guest, Rhoda Mills Sommer, LCSW. Rhoda is a licensed clinical social worker and certified EMDR practitioner with her own private practice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that offers individual, couples, and family therapy for a wide range of issues, including sexual abuse, chemical dependency, codependency, adoption, depression, adolescence, personality disorders, and many more.
Rhoda completed her masters of social work at the University of Pittsburgh and her post-graduate training at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland. Aside from running her own successful therapy practice, Rhoda has worked in numerous clinical settings (both public and private) throughout her career, conducted presentations and trainings on several different topics (such as sexual abuse and Gestalt Therapy), and started her own blog and podcast, What Healthy Couples Know That You Don’t.
Stress and anxiety disorders are two challenges many clinicians will have to help their clients navigate. On today’s episode, Megan is joined by Dr. Jill Stoddard, who is a licensed clinical psychologist with her own private practice in San Diego, California that specializes in the treatment of stress and anxiety.
Dr. Stoddard completed her doctorate in clinical psychology at Boston University and her post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine before starting work as a staff psychologist at the San Diego Veterans Hospital. Soon after, she decided to open her own private practice, The Center for Stress & Anxiety Management (CSAM), which has grown to include three locations and six other staff therapists since its inception in 2008. In addition to seeing clients, she also conducts frequent presentations and trainings on the treatment of anxiety, is an award-winning teacher and peer-reviewed Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) trainer, and has authored a book on the use of experiential practice in ACT.
Welcome to another episode of the Mastering Counseling podcast! This week Megan was joined by Mari A. Lee, LMFT, CSAT-S, who is a licensed marriage and family therapist, certified sex addiction therapist and supervisor, and founder of several businesses, including her own private practice, Growth Counseling Services, as well as The Counselor’s Coach, a site dedicated to helping clinicians grow their practices and successfully manage the business end of their careers.
After working in business for several years, Mari returned to school to study marriage and family therapy at Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena, California before opening her own private practice, where she is recognized for her clinical work with sex addicts and partners and spouses of sexually compulsive people. In addition to running her own businesses, she is also a best-selling author ( Facing Heartbreak: Steps to Recovery for Partners of Sex Addicts | Healing Betrayal: First Steps for Partners and Spouses of Sex and Pornography Addicts) and conducts frequent presentations and trainings on many different topics, such as sex and love addiction, partner’s betrayal trauma, and women’s issues.
Welcome to another episode of the Mastering Counseling podcast! This week we’re exploring a very important topic – sex and love addiction. Joining Megan to share her expertise is Staci Sprout. Staci Sprout is a licensed clinical social worker and certified sex addiction therapist with her own private practice in Seattle, Washington called r.evolution psychotherapy. The practice specializes in therapeutic recovery from sexual/relationship addiction, intimacy avoidance, and codependency.
Staci completed both her undergraduate and graduate education at the University of Washington and practiced therapy in several different types of clinical settings before opening her own private practice, Revolution Psychotherapy, in 2011. In addition to seeing clients, she also conducts frequent presentation and trainings on sex addiction, runs a psycho-educational blog, “A new sexual revolution,” and authored a memoir about sex addiction and recovery, entitled Naked in Public: A Memoir of Recovery From Sex Addiction and Other Temporary Insanities.
How much do you know about animal-assisted therapy? On this Mastering Counseling episode we’re exploring this fun topic with the help of Megan’s guest, Dr. Elizabeth Carr. Dr. Carr is the founder of Kentlands Psychotherapy, a thriving practice. Lately, Dr. Carr has been working with Riley, their Facility/Therapy dog-in-training. Riley accompanies her in individual and couples counseling sessions, and regularly visits with other practice clients in the Kentlands Psychotherapy waiting room.
Dr. Carr completed her undergraduate education at Evergreen State College in Washington and her graduate training at both Avila College and the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Her current area of expertise is working with couples and individuals on a wide range of relationship-based issues, but she has also spent time working in both naval and civilian hospitals conducting psychiatric interviews and evaluations and psychotherapy sessions. Over the years, she has also served as both teacher and supervisor to training therapists at many different stages of development as well as other working professionals who interact with the field of mental health.
Time to dive into another episode of Mastering Counseling! On this episode we’re talking about couples therapy for LGBTQ couples and other special populations. Megan was joined by Jennine Estes, who is a licensed marital and family therapist in San Diego, California who specializes in working with couples, specifically those in the LGBTQ community. Jennine is also the owner of Estes Therapy, which is where she practices along with several other therapists.
Jennine completed her undergraduate education at Point Loma Nazarene University and her graduate training at Alliant International University. Her particular area of expertise is working with couples and she is trained in several different theoretical approaches, including cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, EMDR, and emotion-focused therapy. In addition to seeing clients, she also supervises and trains new therapists and runs a relationship blog, “Relationship in the Raw.” Listen in to hear her fantastic insight!