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.

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Health
12:36 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

What is 'normal' development for adolescents?

Broadcast date: 1/20/2015

Adolescence is a confusing time emotionally, physically and mentally for teenagers, and their parents. How do we determine whether certain behaviors are part of normal development or symptoms of a potential mental health concern? Tune in Tuesday for a conversation about the wide range of potential paths adolescent development can take, when or if parents need to be concerned, and how to hire the most effective professional if help becomes necessary.

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Health
11:14 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Power of the tribe

Broadcast date: 1/13/2015  

To change the world we need to start changing the conversations. The Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett, discusses the inspiration, support and power we can find in gathering with groups.

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Health
11:38 am
Tue January 13, 2015

The Power of Awe

Broadcast date: 01/06/2014

Maybe our overuse of the word has diminished the potential of truly experiencing the awesome to change our lives.

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Mental Health
3:11 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

Collective Mental Health

Broadcast date: 01/06/2015

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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Mental Health
3:08 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

New Passions in Midlife

Broadcast date: 12/30/2014

When our current life no longer supports our mental health and well-being, how do we find the courage and energy to make a change?  Tune in for a discussion with the Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett, and her guests about finding new passions in midlife and enhancing your life by taking a chance.

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Health
3:19 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

When the holidays aren't happy

Broadcast date: 12/16/2014  

For many, the holiday season brings little to be happy about, especially for those struggling with depressive moods or current chronic depression.

Along with anxiety, depression is the most common concern that brings people into therapy. So how are we doing as a community and a profession in helping ourselves, and others, to cope with this often debilitating condition?

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Health
4:52 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

When the "Nest" gets Cluttered

Broadcast date: 12/09/2014 

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Mental Health
3:37 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

A Game Plan for the Holidays

Broadcast date: 11/25/2014

You may spend days or weeks preparing for holiday celebrations, but how do you get ready to face family and friends.  A communications “game plan” can make the difference between connection and discord at your next gathering.

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Mental Health
2:13 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

The Importance of Traditional Feasts

Broadcast date: 11/18/2014

As we enter into our season of gathering, meals become one of the central components of our celebrations.  How we come together and the food we choose to share are important to maintaining our mental and physical health.  But with all of the noise we hear from the media and our own inner dialogues, it can be easy to dismiss the importance of our traditional feasts.  Tune in for a discussion of the benefits of sitting around the table. 

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Mental Health
1:27 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Veterans Day

Broadcast date: 11/11/2014

Why do we set aside an entire day to celebrate and remember our Veterans?  Tune for a conversation with the Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett, to sing the praises of those who have put their lives on the line to defend and protect our country.  Are we doing our part to care for our Veteran’s? Caring talk for the Central Coast - The Reluctant Therapist - on your public radio station, KCBX.

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Politics
4:10 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Election Day

Broadcast date: 11/4/2014

It's Election Day, and every candidate claims to have their pulse on the needs and desires of the citizens, but do they really know what matters to you?  Tune in for a conversation with the Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett, about the issues that impact our lives and whether we feel that we’re being represented or ignored by those in office.

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Mental Health
3:52 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

The Business of Being Born

Broadcast date: 10/28/14

When did pregnancy and childbirth become viewed as medical emergencies instead of natural occurrences experienced by women since the beginning of time?  This is the question explored in the documentary, The Business of Being Born, and current research supporting a return to a more balanced and holistic approach to childbirth.  Tune in for a conversation with the Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett, about the growing concern among professionals and parents regarding this era of pathologizing life's most normal experiences?  

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Mental Health
3:23 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Working for the Greater Good

Broadcast date: 10/21/14

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Mental Health
3:05 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Our Use of Technology

Broadcast date: 10/14/14

In spite of emerging research exposing the negative impacts of too much technology in our lives, the onslaught of high tech tools are not going away any time soon. How can we learn to interact with our screens in ways that enhance and improve our lives instead? Tune in for A Conversation with the Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett. 

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