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: 09/29/2015

Would you have the courage to change the course of your life if you felt the call to something greater than yourself? 

Broadcast date: 09/22/2015

Elation, relief, shock, sadness, grief, despair, joy, fear, freedom and opportunity are just some of the emotions that accompany the life stage known as The Empty Nest. 

Broadcast date: 09/15/2015

Suicide is not an individual act. Taking one's life affects family, friends, colleagues and community. 

Broadcast date: 09/08/2015

How can we expect young people to be responsible about their intimate encounters when they haven't received proper sex education? 

Broadcast: 09/1/2015

Now that the United States experiences an average of one mass shooting per day and claims the highest rate of mental health disorders in the world, it may be time to talk about a connection. 

Broadcast: 08/25/2015

The transition into college is a time of many competing emotions for both students and parents. 

The Anxiety Dance

Aug 12, 2015

Broadcast date: 08/18/2015

Anxiety is the most common mental health complaint and challenge for adults and children. 

Broadcast date: 08/11/2015

Where do you feel most at home? Being rooted in a sense of place and belonging has a deep connection to our mental health and well-being. 

Broadcast Date: 08/04/2015 

In light of the hacking into the infidelity website, Ashley Madison, what is the allure of an affair or dangerous tryst that would cause someone to put their life, family and reputation on the line to pursue?

  Divorce is never easy, pretty or one-sided, and it is only after the shock, anger and heartache fade - that the real healing begins.

Broadcast Date: 07/21/2015

Today, Elizabeth is joined in the studio by her daughter Kelly as the two discuss their recent experience viewing Disney and Pixar's newest movie, 'Inside Out,' an animated exploration of emotional development. 

Broadcast Date: 07/14/2015

It's the season of sunshine, shorts, swimming and socializing, but for many it's a time filled with self-loathing and shame. 

Broadcast Date: 06/30/2015  

Sometimes the best medicine for what ails us is a good old-fashioned heart-to-heart with someone who is able to just listen and offer love.

Broadcast Date: 06/23/2015

When we look back over the course of our lives it's important to pay more attention to the many different stories that made up our journey than to focus on one major assessment.


One of the keys to good mental health is a commitment to something greater than oneself. What connects you to your community, culture and country?