A Conversation With the Reluctant Therapist

Tuesdays, 2:00PM - 3:00PM

The Reluctant Therapist, 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? You are invited to call in and share your thoughts at 805-781-3875.

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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.

07/07/2015  

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?

So you know your Sun sign but what about your Soul sign?

Grandma Moses began painting at the age of 78. Harriette Thompson just finished her 16th marathon at 92. What does it take to stay engaged in life when the common wisdom says it's time to slow down?

Sometimes even our best intentions can inadvertently cause a loved one to feel stress, anxiety or even anger. How can we best offer our congratulations and positive thoughts in a supportive and nurturing way?

When it comes to our mental health and well-being, finding meaningful work and a sense of purpose is crucial.

As Nepal grapples with the complexities of rebuilding and carrying on after recent earthquakes, it 's the resilience and resolve of the people who are at the heart of the healing. 

Americans tend to leave more earned vacation time left unused annually than any other country in the Western world. Americans also have the highest rates of anxiety, depression, insomnia and stress-related illnesses.

Pregnancy is a magical time of growth and transformation– not only for babies, but also for the woman as she experiences her own transformation into her new role as mother. What does it mean to be a mother?

We tend to associate the process of grieving with death and the loss of a cherished other. But this is only one of many ways in which we experience grief.

Broadcast date: 4/21/15

What are the messages of our dreaming life? How can we learn to tap into these powerful messages from our unconscious and use them to navigate our waking lives?

Broadcast Date: 4/14/15

There has been a significant change over the last 20 plus years in the way that the helping professions view, approach and treat mental health in the United States.

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