The Reluctant Therapist: 2012 Archives

December 26, 2012: The Reluctant Therapist: Now that we are finally able to settle back and relax after a hectic season of giving and receiving, it's a good time to discuss how we can continue the spirit of service to those in need, not just over the holidays - but year round. Elizabeth Barrett, The Reluctant Therapist talks with Teri Kerchefski, Executive Director of the Child Development Center, about ways we can help children, their families, and the programs that work to support them.

November 28, 2012(b): Christmas gifting can be a great source of stress financially and emotionally. The Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett, discusses ways to relieve that stress, including the new smART Studio - a green studio and gallery promoting creative reuses for artists of all ages - with founder Teri Kurchevski.

October 31, 2012: Death is one of our greatest fears - and we often speak of it only in hushed tones - as if saying it out loud might bring it our way. Join the Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett and her guest, Dr. Ned Shultz, for a Halloween conversation about death, our cultural discomfort surrounding the subject, and our psychological resistance to dying.

August 29, 2012: The Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett, will be live in the studio leading 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 still struggling in so many ways?

June 20, 2012: Live Call-in with the Reluctant Therapist...According to marriage and family counselor Elizabeth Barrett, we've been lulled into believing that we can, and should, trust others with our mental health and well-being. When it comes to tending to our emotional health - Barrett says it's time to take back our collective power and talk about the ways we can best serve as advocates for our own lives and the lives of those whom we love and care for.

June 6, 2012: Elizabeth Barrett questions the practice of wishing happiness to those starting out on their life's adventures.

May 2, 2012: In honor of Mother's Day, The Reluctant Therapist is calling for a cease fire in the social - political war on women and hoping for peace in our intergenerational conflict.

April 4, 2012: "Radio Therapy" We all love radio for different reasons. This month the Reluctant Therapist explores the often overlooked mental health benefits of tuning in.

March 7, 2012: "What's That Smell?" We spend a lot of money on products that promise to make us smell and feel good. The Reluctant Therapist explores the dirty little secrets behind fragrance and our well-being.

February 1, 2012: The Break-up: It may start out all wine & roses, but when love fails - life becomes more thorn & vinegar. The Reluctant Therapist discusses the painful path of the post-relationship break-up.

January 4, 2012: "Why Marriages Unravel" With the new year comes re-evaluation - The Reluctant Therapist sorts through the layers of our most important relationship and explores how to strengthen marriage and intimacy.

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