Elizabeth Barrett

Host of The Reluctant Therapist

Elizabeth Barrett is a wife, mother, licensed marriage-family therapist, educator, eaves dropper, emotion worker, and mental health consultant. She uses all of these skills to address the subjects that we all struggle with in this conversation with the Reluctant Therapist.

Ways to Connect

Broadcast date: 07/19/2016

It isn't often that you get the chance to meet your hero, but when the opportunity arrives should you take it? It's hard for anyone to live up to their persona, which can lead to a disappointing personal encounter. But when offered the chance to interview author, activist and psychologist Mary Pipher at her home in Lincoln, Ne- it was worth the cross country car trip for this conversation. Tune in Tuesday at 2 for a conversation with Dr. Mary Pipher about creating a life worth living.

Broadcast date: 07/12/2016

It seems that when it comes down to it there are just a few things that make life worth living. Tune in Today - Tuesday - at 2 for a conversation from the Black Hills of South Dakota with 3 very different men who share some fundamental values that guide their lives.

Broadcast date: 07/05/2015

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 Riane Eisler PhD, about her work as the president of the center for Partnership Studies and the founder of theCaring Economy Campaign.

Broadcast date: 06/21/2016

Instead of a riotous clash of forces, this revolution may already be taking place outside of mainstream culture and under the noses of those in power. Tune in today at 2 pm for a conversation about how fathers, families, music and alternative economies are quietly changing the world.

Broadcast date: 05/31/2016

Growing old can happen gradually, or come on suddenly do to an illness, accident or trauma. The age at which we actually feel old can also arrive at any time in our life depending on our physical, emotional and mental health. Tune in  for a conversation with elder Lois Bristow PhD, about her experience accepting the transitions of age.

Broadcast date: 04/19/2016

April 22nd is Earth Day. 

Broadcast date: 04/12/2016

Power is the driving force in almost every aspect of our lives. 

Broadcast date: 04/05/2016

There are big changes happening in the world of men - a Men's Revolution of sorts, but no one is marching, chanting or burning their jock strap. 

Broadcast date: 03/29/2016

With all of the sexual content available and graphic images displayed on billboards, in store windows and in the media - we do a poor job of talking about sex and intimate relationships. 

Broadcast date: 03/22/2016 

Journaling is therapeutic. It's more than just a writing exercise. 

Broadcast date: 03/15/2016

One of the most well-recognized epidemics in the United States is that of skewed body image. But is this epidemic well understood? Tune in for a conversation about the sorts of mental strain that precipitate eating disorders, and advice on grappling with body image issues.  

Broadcast date: 03/08/2016

In honor of National Women's Day, Elizabeth asks the question: who is it that has made the most impact in your life- and why? 

Broadcast date: 03/01/2016

Although toddlers can be physically demanding and emotionally frustrating - the years spent raising teens can bring us to our knees. But time with our teens can often be engaging, enlightening and fulfilling. 

Broadcast Date: 02/23/2016

The medical model and helping professions are not exact sciences. 

Broadcast date: 2/16/2016

Wisdom is earned and then carefully shared, but Elizabeth points out that women's wisdom is often overlooked by society and women themselves. 

Broadcast date: 02/12/2016

Young adults (ages 12-17) perceive prescription pills, such as opioid pain relievers, to be less dangerous than street drugs because they are available through legal prescriptions.

Broadcast date: 02/02/2016

We spend our lives pursuing love. 

This week Elizabeth asks, is love worth it? Tune in for a conversation about our desire to love and be loved.

Broadcast date: 1/27/2016

As the 2016 election cycle heats up, so does the rhetoric, accusations and fear mongering by politicians whose sole intent is to terrify the electorate into voting with their emotions instead of their rational minds. 

Broadcast date: 01/19/2016

What does it take to change the world? 

Broadcast date: 1/12/2016

What goes into leaving a legacy? 

Broadcast date: 12/29/2015

It's that time of year again-- a time of wrapping up, of taking stock, of making new years resolutions. 

Broadcast date: 12/22/2015

Amidst the hustle and bustle of our often chaotic and complex lives, it's important to a moment to acknowledge the Joy that exists but can often go unnoticed. 

Broadcast Date: 12/15/2015 

One of our most influential relationships is the one we have with our father. 

How we give

Dec 9, 2015

Broadcast date: 12/8/2015

'Tis the season for giving, but how we give may be more important than the act of charity. Tune in for a conversation about the unintentional message our traditional toy drives send.

Broadcast date: 12/1/2015

They represent our closest blood ties and are often our most challenging interpersonal relationships, but overall our siblings are the keepers and witnesses of our entire history for better or worse. 

Broadcast date: 11/20/2015

Parenting is not "rocket science," but for millennials faced with all of the competing information available about child rearing, it can look more complex. Tune in for a conversation about stepping back from the “noise” and relying on intuition, from a grandmother's perspective.

Broadcast date: 11/10/2015

November 11th has been set aside as a national celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. 

Broadcast date: 11/3/2015

Lucia Capacchione has spent over 35 years teaching the life- saving magic of creative journaling. 

Broadcast date: 10/27/2015

If mental health was strictly a medical condition then treatment and care would be consistent world wide. But Eastern and Western cultures approach wellness and normal from different perspectives. 

Broadcast date: 10/20/2015

Between 15 and 20 percent of adults in the United States seek out some variety of mental health support or treatment each year. 

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