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Women In-Depth: Conversations about the Inner Lives of Women

Listen in as therapists, coaches, writers, and other experts explore the inner lives of women: their struggles, fears, hopes, & dreams. This podcast is about cultivating a conversation around the uncomfortable, uncertain, and unknown aspects of a woman's experience. Through interviews and stories, Lourdes Viado, PhD, MFT goes beneath the surface and takes a deeper look at relationships, motherhood, self-acceptance, authenticity, aging, healing, suffering, loss, and other areas connected to the emotional and psychological well-being of women. We will be cultivating conversation around the entire experience of being a woman, with all its different aspects.
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Dec 21, 2016

My guest on the podcast this week is Anne Mcarthy Strauss, Anne has been writing since she penciled The Princeton Street News, a weekly report on the lives of her Long Island, New York neighbors, at age ten. Today, she is a versatile novelist, writer, interviewer, researcher and public relations pro who focuses on shelter, alternative healthcare, technology and women’s fiction.

After majoring in Journalism at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Anne pursued a career in corporate public relations and freelance writing. She is the author of A Medical Affair (Booktrope 2013) and The Passion Thief (Booktrope 2014). Anne lives in Saratoga Springs, New York, with her husband and their two unconditionally loving Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) She appeared on HBO in the film Hard Times: Lost on Long Island (Blowback Productions, 2010). When not writing, she’s likely to be hiking, kayaking, painting, crafting, swimming, or spending time with her dogs.

You can read the full show notes at www.lourdesviado.com

Dec 14, 2016

My guest on the podcast this week features Krysta Dancy, MA, MFT. Krysta is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Roseville, California where she has been working with clients since 2005. In addition to her private practice, she is the Co-Director and Supervisor of a local counseling nonprofit (The Place Within) where she supervises 8-12 interns on their path to licensure. The Place Within offers counseling on a sliding fee scale to those who might otherwise be unable to access counseling. She also keeps a blog and speaks for local groups on some of her favorite psychological topics. She also sometimes functions as a spokesperson for the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) where she has been a member (and previous board member) since 2005.

You can read the full show notes at www.lourdesviado.com

Dec 7, 2016

My guest on the podcast this week is Dara Hoffman-Fox. Dara is a Licensed Professional Counselor and gender therapist in private practice who works with transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender questioning individuals. She frequently serves as a resource on transgender issues for the media and is a prolific gender-identity thought leader whose articles and videos have empowered thousands worldwide. She provides educational resources through a blog (darahoffmanfox.com), YouTube channel, social media networks, trainings and presentations, and her first publication: You and Your Gender Identity: A Guide to Discovery.

You can read the full show notes at www.lourdesviado.com

Nov 30, 2016

Today my guest is Tamara Powell, Tamara is a psychotherapist, and life coach who practices in Pensacola, FL. Tamara’s practice focuses on those struggling with issues related to sexuality and spirituality, including abuse and trauma. Tamara first made her appearance on the podcast in episode 10. From that episode, there was a lot of feedback to get her back on the podcast to discuss further what spiritual abuse could really look like, how a person could become vulnerable to it and the long-term effects of experiencing spiritual abuse.

You can read the full show notes at www.lourdesviado.com

Nov 23, 2016

Today’s show features, Sharon Martin. Sharon is a licensed therapist, counselor, and mental health and wellness writer based in San Jose, CA. She has spent 20 years providing counseling, therapy, and clinical supervision. Sharon has built a specialized private practice that reflects her belief that you matter and you can love yourself, heal, be empowered, speak your truth, and create a life you love. Listen for Sharon’s incredible insights on life, well-being and much more!

You can read the full show notes at www.lourdesviado.com

Nov 16, 2016

Today’s show features Bethany Webster - a writer, transformational coach, international speaker and what you could call a "midwife of the heart." Her work is focused on helping women heal the Mother Wound so that they can step into their divine feminine power and potential. She coaches successful women on how to heal the Mother Wound so that they can make a quantum leap in their impact and leadership. Bethany is the author of the forthcoming book "Healing the Mother Wound: Move Beyond What Your Mother Never Gave You and Become the Woman You're Meant to be."

You can read the full show notes at www.lourdesviado.com

Nov 9, 2016

My guest today is Namrata Rindani McMahill, a couples and family therapist in private practice in San Diego. Nam is an advocate and champion for discarded, diagnosed, shamed, judged, and marginalized people. Her career spans 12 years, 2 continents, and multiple languages. Today’s topic is a sensitive one, but one that is important and relevant to so many; we’re talking about “the other woman.” Join us!

You can read the full show notes and access the resources at www.lourdesviado.com

Nov 2, 2016

My guest today is Stacey Horn, a relationship coach and clinical hypnotist. Stacey has been a licensed clinical social worker for 25 years and has spent the last 7 years exploring the field of hypnosis in beautiful Eagle County, Colorado. Even though hypnotherapy has been used since the 1700’s, there are still many misconceptions, mysteries, and questions surrounding this therapy technique. Stacey is here to deepen our understanding of this technique that is used in various fields. Join us for this insightful episode and expand your knowledge of hypnosis!

You can read the full show notes at www.lourdesviado.com

Oct 26, 2016

My guest today is Dr. Nicolle Zapien, a psychotherapist, certified sex therapist, and college professor from San Francisco. Our topic today is an important one because it affects so many people. We’re discussing the experience of infidelity in relationships. Join us!

 

You can read the full show notes at www.lourdesviado.com.

Oct 19, 2016

My guest today is Rebecca Wong, a relationship therapist, consultant, and speaker. She’s also the creator of Connecfulness, a research-based practice encouraging people to explore and embrace every aspect of humanity. Today’s topic is the need to be seen, heard, understood, and accepted. It’s something we both fear and desire. Rebecca is launching a podcast very soon, and she currently lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband, daughters, and furry family members. Join us!

You can read the full show notes and access all the links and resources at www.lourdesviado.com

Oct 13, 2016

Welcome to a show about how to deal with the end of a relationship. My guest is Stephanie Macadaan, LMFT, who practices in Los Angeles. Her work focuses on couples and individuals who are healing from breakups and starting over. Stephanie runs a support group called Happily Ever After Divorce: Healing Support for Women. This conversation is relevant to almost everyone, because the end of a relationship is a universal experience that most people go through at some point in their lives. Join us now.

You can read the full show notes and access all the links and resources at www.lourdesviado.com/podcast

Oct 6, 2016

My guest today is Dr. Anne Goshen, a licensed psychotherapist in San Diego, CA. Anne’s work focuses on helping couples solve conflicts, rebuild trust, and reconnect. She also helps individuals improve relationships and cope with divorce. In addition to her private practice, Anne teaches graduate courses in marriage and family therapy. Today we’re discussing how to make the decision to stay in or leave a relationship. Join us in this conversation about this important topic!

You can read the full show notes and access all the links and resources at www.lourdesviado.com

Sep 29, 2016

Today’s show features my guest, Diann Wingert, a psychotherapist and life coach in Pasadena, CA. Diann specializes her counseling and coaching to help women approach change with mindfulness, neurobiology, positive psychology, and attachment theory. Have you faced the fear of change as you approach your mid-life years? Listen for Diann’s moving and inspiring insights!

You can read the full show notes and access all the links and resources at www.lourdesviado.com.

Sep 22, 2016

My guest today is Erika Lopez, a psychotherapist in private practice in Houston, TX, who specializes in issues surrounding infertility. This topic is one that touches SO many lives, and Erika will help us understand why this is difficult to deal with and how friends and family can best offer help. Erika is married with a toddler daughter and has been a therapist for about three years. She offers workshops for parents and couples. Let’s jump into this topic with Erika!

You can read the full show notes and access all the links and resources at www.lourdesviado.com

Sep 15, 2016

My guest today is Renee Beck, a marriage and family therapist in private practice in Oakland, CA. Renee specializes in dreamwork and transpersonal therapy for alternative healers, inner seekers, and artists. She has been an approved clinical supervisor for the California Institute of Integral Studies and has supervised hundreds of beginning therapists working toward licensure. Renee is the author of The Art of Ritual and has several decades of experience working with dream, ritual, energy, and symbolic systems. Today’s conversation explores digging deeper into dreams, feminine and masculine energies, and archetypal symbols. Dreams can be powerful sources of wisdom and guidance. Want to know more? Join us!

You can read the full show notes and access all the links and resources at www.lourdesviado.com

Sep 8, 2016

My guest today is Dr. Jonice Webb, a clinical psychologist in private practice in Lexington, MA, specializing in work with couples and families. She has been featured on NPR and on many radio shows and online magazines. She’s here to deepen our understanding of what childhood emotional neglect (CEN) really is. It’s really about what DIDN’T happen, and even though it can be subtle and invisible, CEN has a tremendous impact on many individuals. Our conversation will cover how CEN shows up and how we can begin the healing process. Join us!

You can read the full show notes and access all the links and resources at www.lourdesviado.com

Sep 1, 2016

 My guest today is Tamara Powell, a psychotherapist and life coach who practices in Pensacola, FL. Tamara’s practice focuses on those struggling with issues related to sexuality and spirituality, including abuse and trauma. Many people don’t even realize that spiritual abuse exists and that it has the profound ability to impact many with deep psychological issues. I hope you will join us for this meaningful conversation.

You can read the full show notes and access all the links and resources at www.lourdesviado.com

Aug 25, 2016

Jodie Gale is a soul-centered psychotherapist living among the beaches of northern Australia. She helps women who struggle with body image concerns, yo-yo dieting, chronic dieting, and eating disorders. These are issues that many, if not most, women encounter at some point. Jodie’s approach is from the perspective of wholeness, healing, transformation, and growth. She helps women find purpose, value, and meaning out of suffering.

You can read the full show notes and access all the links and resources at www.lourdesviado.com

Aug 18, 2016

Welcome! My guest today is Keri Nola, an intuitive psychotherapist, best-selling author, and soul mentor for healing entrepreneurs worldwide. She has a thriving clinical practice focusing on holistic healing, and her practice has recently evolved to create virtual products, programs, and retreat experiences to support the sacred work of healers. Keri is on a mission to ignite a global, heart-centered movement that holds space for healers to awaken and bring their soul work to life. Join us as we look at the Divine Feminine, healing energies, and Shadow Work.

 

Aug 11, 2016

Welcome! My guest today is Dr. Agnes Wainman, a clinical psychologist in private practice in London, Ontario, Canada. Agnes’ practice focuses on working with burned out and overwhelmed women, new moms, and those struggling with infertility. Today we’re discussing qualities of strong, successful women, from the writings of Glennon Doyle Melton, the author of Carry On, Warrior and Love Warrior.

You can read the full show notes and access all the links and resources at www.lourdesviado.com

Aug 4, 2016

My guest today is Laura Reagan, a clinical social worker in private practice in the Baltimore area. Laura specializes in childhood emotional neglect and trauma. She is a board approved clinical supervisor, holds advanced certification in trauma therapy, and is a certified Daring Way facilitator. Laura hosts the Therapy Chat podcast, where she covers many topics that give support and meaning to those who’ve experienced trauma. We’re tackling a difficult topic today: How to respond when a child reveals that sexual abuse has taken place. Sexual abusers are usually people that the family and the child know. How do we respond and move through this difficult time? Join us for this important conversation.

 You can read the full show notes at www.lourdesviado.com

Jul 28, 2016

Welcome! Today’s guest is Daniela Paolone, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who practices in Westlake Village, CA. Daniela specializes in supporting people living with chronic pain, illness, anxiety, and depression. Their unique challenges aren’t understood by those who haven’t experienced these issues. She’s here to deepen our understanding and awareness, because many of us have loved ones who are facing these challenges. I hope you’ll join us for this enlightening conversation with Daniela!

You can read the full show notes and access all the links and resources at www.lourdesviado.com

Jul 21, 2016

Welcome! My guest today is Shirani Pathak, an entrepreneur and holistic psychotherapist in San Jose, CA. Shirani is the founder and owner of The Relationship Center of Silicon Valley. As an educator, Shirani holds workshops and classes about the most important relationship of all—the one with ourselves. In addition, she does writing and coaching, formulating her unique approach of blending spirituality into all that she does. Shirani’s work is holistic in every way, using the mind, body, and spirit approach. She is a healer and a certified energy medicine practitioner who focuses her work on women, because we so often neglect ourselves. I know you will learn much from our conversation, so join us!

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Why we MUST nourish and cultivate the relationship with ourselves
  • Why people are thirsty for what her practice offers
  • How she blends spirituality with clients from different spiritual backgrounds
  • Meet the client where they are
  • “Care for others first”—it’s what women are taught!
  • Two relationships that must be nurtured and nourished above all others
  • Signs of those who don’t have a nourishing relationship with self
  • What is the common denominator?
  • How to “step into” relationship with yourself
  • Loving yourself: it takes more than yoga!
  • How positive affirmations can help
  • It’s a process that takes time
  • Resistance, challenges, and sacrifices
  • Old relationships become “old stories”
  • The “sifting” as we grow, heal, and evolve
  • Misunderstandings and myths
  • How do I find time for myself?
  • “The Inner Hustler”
  • Make a “to-be” list, and not a “to-do” list
  • Suggestions for beginning this process (begin with quiet time each day for YOU!)

Resources:

www.relationshipcentersv.com (Visit Shirani’s website for the Free Guide to Writing Powerful, Positive Affirmations. Also, find information about the Relationship Retreat in Lake Tahoe, CA, scheduled for Sept. 30-Oct. 2.)

 

Jul 14, 2016

Are you hurting or deceiving someone you love? Or has someone you loved betrayed you with an affair or sexual secrets and your heart is broken? Perhaps you have been struggling with depression or anxiety and don't know where to turn. If so, you are not alone. Every person and couple stumbles at some point in their life and needs support along the way.

Today’s guest is Mari Lee. She’s a respected and trusted therapist, who brings a compassionate and direct focus to her work treating each counseling client as a unique human being. Mari is recognized nationally and internationally for her work with spouses and partners of sex addicts, and with male and female sex, love and pornography addicts. Additionally, Mari is the best-selling author of, “Facing Heartbreak: Steps to Recovery for Partners of Sex Addicts” and speaks and teaches nationally on this topic, as well as supervises and trains other therapists and counselors around the world in sex addiction recovery treatment.

You can read the full show notes and access all the links and resources at www.lourdesviado.com/women-in-depth-podcast

Jul 6, 2016

Today we’re talking about relationship issues, especially when couples face infidelity and divorce. My guest is Alicia Taverner, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Join us as Alicia shares her wisdom on these difficult topics.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Why Alicia’s purpose in therapy has always been to help and support women
  • How her practice focuses on women and couples who are trying to “put themselves back together”
  • Statistics on extra-marital affairs: (they are more common than you think!)
  • The HUGE paradox in our beliefs and actions
  • The importance of the language we use surrounding infidelity
  • What is an “affair”?
  • The emotional impact
  • How women and men differ in their reactions to affairs
  • How a relationship becomes vulnerable to an affair
  • From Alicia’s blog: 5 things that come between couples and cause affairs
  • The roles of disconnection and loneliness
  • Why people have affairs
  • The Vacuum of the Affair
  • How to strengthen your relationship connection
  • Don’t play “the blame game”
  • How to take responsibility and HEAL
  • Why the same problems might still exist
  • Myths about infidelity
  • Qualities of couples who recover
  • Why an affair is a psychological trauma
  • Alicia’s advice
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