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: 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

Tune in for a little music and conversation about what brings light to our life.

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. 

Broadcast date: 10/13/2015

Sometimes the most interesting, helpful, healing and life-changing experiences are the result of a random conversation with a stranger. 

Broadcast date: 10/06/2015

It's said that human beings will struggle with change until the discomfort and misery of staying the same becomes more unbearable than the pain of living through the change. 

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.

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