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A Conversation with the Reluctant Therapist

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The Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett, leads a conversation about the state of our collective mental health and the ways in which our helping professions are either aiding or getting in the way of our cultural well-being. With so many social services, treatments and programs available - why are we all still struggling in so many ways?

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The Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett, leads a conversation about the state of our collective mental health and the ways in which our helping professions are either aiding or getting in the way of our cultural well-being. With so many social services, treatments and programs available - why are we all still struggling in so many ways?

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Compassionate conversations

By annabellechelsea - Mar 11 2020
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In a world that is seems ever increasingly divided and anxious, Elizabeth’s compassionate, insightful, thought provoking conversations are more important than ever. She brings heart and wisdom to her show and her listeners, and her passion for mental health and collective well being shines through.

A must listen

By Seabarrett - Feb 15 2019
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I never miss a week of this show. Very interesting and inspiring.

iTunes Ratings

21 Ratings
Average Ratings
20
1
0
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Compassionate conversations

By annabellechelsea - Mar 11 2020
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In a world that is seems ever increasingly divided and anxious, Elizabeth’s compassionate, insightful, thought provoking conversations are more important than ever. She brings heart and wisdom to her show and her listeners, and her passion for mental health and collective well being shines through.

A must listen

By Seabarrett - Feb 15 2019
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I never miss a week of this show. Very interesting and inspiring.
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A Conversation with the Reluctant Therapist

Latest release on Oct 13, 2020

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Rank #1: The Reluctant Therapist: Making mental health treatment more accessible

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Currently 86 percent of working psychotherapists are white, and many earned their degrees before multicultural counseling became a standard part of graduate training. This reality inspired the creation of AYANA Therapy, an online platform connecting marginalized and intersectional individuals with mental health professionals. Listen to a conversation with Elizabeth Barrett and AYANA's founder and CEO Eric Coly.

Oct 13 2020

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Rank #2: The Reluctant Therapist: Reimagining a mental health plan

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Mental health care can be liberating, but it can also be debilitating. How can we be sure that we are accessing help that will truly bring relief, healing and support, to reach our highest potential? Tune in for a conversation with Reluctant Therapist Elizabeth Barrett and guest James Statler, executive director of Community Counseling Center, about challenging the current system of mental health care treatment and re-imagining a mental wellness plan for addressing our complex social challenges.

Oct 06 2020

58mins

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Rank #3: The Reluctant Therapist: Learning to nurture our soul

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In the face of stress, trauma and tragedy, learning to nurture our soul and lean in to our relationships is fundamental in maintaining our mental health and well-being. Tune in for a conversation with Reluctant Therapist Elizabeth Barrett and guest Dr. John Elfers about how we can find the energy to rekindle our motivation and tap into the tools available to calm our mind and improve our lives.

Sep 29 2020

57mins

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Rank #4: The Reluctant Therapist: Claudia for Learning

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Cal Poly sophomore Claudia Kraake saw a need, had an idea and developed a program in less than a month. The program connects hundreds of struggling parents with over 380 student tutors who are helping their children navigate virtual learning, make social connections and get outdoors. Elizabeth Barrett shares a conversation with learn-by-doing entrepreneur Claudia Kraake about Claudia for Learning and making a difference, lifting spirits and caring for our mental health.

Sep 23 2020

56mins

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Rank #5: The Reluctant Therapist; Suicide prevention and awareness

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September is Suicide Prevention and Awareness month. Knowing how to recognize, address and talk about stressors, mental health, loss and grief; is critical in helping those we love and care for and help to reduce ever increasing suicide rates. Tune in for a Conversation with Elizabeth Barrett, the Reluctant Therapist and Alysia Hendry, suicide prevention coordinator for the county of San Luis Obispo about h ope, resilience and recovery.

Sep 15 2020

58mins

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Rank #6: The Reluctant Therapist: Who we are, one story at a time

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Every person has a story to tell and once we hear that story, we are connected. Healing the divide in this country will require having the patience to listen to each other's story to discover the humanity, love and light in every person. Tune in for a conversation with Elizabeth Barrett, the Reluctant Therapist, from the Black Hills of South Dakota and meet three individuals learning to live their best lives with love, honor and dignity.

Sep 08 2020

58mins

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Rank #7: The Reluctant Therapist: A conversation with Dr. Riane Eisler

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If we as a country fail to value the work of those who care for others, who will be able, or want to do the work? Tune in for a conversation with Dr. Riane Eisler, author of the groundbreaking book, "The Chalice and the Blade." Her work as the president of the Center for Partnership Studies, and as the founder of the Caring Economy Campaign, has been incorporated into the Biden/Harris and Democratic platform, which vows to transform the value of care and caregivers in our economy.

Sep 01 2020

55mins

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Rank #8: The Reluctant Therapist: Stranger who becomes a friend

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Nothing is better than meeting a stranger who then becomes a friend. Jim Christensen, from Ashton, Idaho, is an avid fly fisherman, expert welder, boat builder and open book—all the traits for a great conversation. Tune in for a show from the road with the Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett, and meet Christensen, an ordinary person doing extraordinary things.

Aug 25 2020

59mins

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Rank #9: The Reluctant Therapist: Why we vote

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Ratified on August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment guaranteed American women the right to vote. It was a long, bloodless battle fought by generations of mothers and their daughters to secure their place in the political conversation. The struggles for opportunity and equality still continue 100 years later. Tune in for a conversation with the Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett, about the women whose shoulders we stand on and the lessons learned from the suffragist movement that need to be applied today.

Aug 18 2020

58mins

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Rank #10: The Reluctant Therapist: Who will educate the children?

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While schools scramble to develop and offer a remote education that meets academic requirements, parents are scrambling to create alternative learning opportunities that also address their children's social and emotional needs, while providing much needed childcare. "Learning Pods", or "Pandemic Pods" are comprised of families who come together to provide educational support, child care and social interactions. They're quickly springing up all over the country and the county. Tune in for a Conversation with Elizabeth Barrett, the Reluctant Therapist and guests, about the pros and cons of parent-led curriculum's and the potential for unintentionally fueling already troubling economic and racial inequities in our school systems.

Aug 11 2020

58mins

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