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Dr. Beth Trammell, PhD, HSPP

Tools for supporting children's mental health with Dr. Beth Trammell, PhD, HSPP

S5 E7: Right-sizing your life with Nicole McNelis
Oct 10 2022
S5 E7: Right-sizing your life with Nicole McNelis
This episode is all about "right-sizing" your life. Who knew that was even a thing?!?  Nicole McNelis joins the podcast to share her process for moving through life in a way that honors who we are and what we want our life to be. Her three-step model - A.C.A. - is threaded with self-compassion and practical ways to implement this model in everyday interactions and decisions. This episode is also cross-listed on my other podcast, Things you learn in therapy, because I believe it is powerful for this audience as well!!You can learn more about Nicole  at www.nicolemcnelis.comAs always, thanks for tuning in folks!! Your support matters more than you know! Listen, comment, like and SHARE!Nicole McNelis is a licensed mental health therapist and maternal mental health counseling specialist. Nicole talks with her hands, wears her heart on her sleeve, and does not have an inside voice. Her therapy clients frequently remark on her straightforward and engaging style of counseling. Nicole operates her very own counseling private practice in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – where she also resides with her family. She is a mom to two of the most energetic, curious, and full-of-life little boys.  Nicole’s therapy practice focuses on the needs of women, moms, and mom-to-be. Her practice is woman-centered and creates space for women to explore their own unique and important challenges. Nicole has been featured as a mental health expert in print publications, online media, books, and podcasts.  She uses a blend of candor, humor, and deep authenticity to fully engage her audience.   Passionate about supporting women through life transitions both big and small, Nicole helps women move through the overwhelm and exhaustion of juggling it all – all the time. Feel free to share your thoughts at www.makewordsmatterforgood.com or email me at Beth@makewordsmatterforgood.com
S4 E8: The things that no one talks about (pregnancy, childbirth, & newborns)
Jun 8 2022
S4 E8: The things that no one talks about (pregnancy, childbirth, & newborns)
This episode was originally produced for the other podcast (Things You Learn in Therapy), but I am sharing it here because it was so good. My guest, Megan MacCutcheon, shares a WEALTH of knowledge about all things related to motherhood/fatherhood - especially during those pregnancy and right-after-birth times!  Heard of the "baby blues"? We explore that! Heard of other mental health issues specific to the prenatal period?? We cover those, too!Thanks for listening, all! Enjoy!Here's a bit more about Megan:Megan MacCutcheon is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Perinatal Mental Health practitioner who helps overwhelmed moms find a sense of balance while raising young children. As a busy mom of three, Megan knows that motherhood is a juggling act. She loves teaching tools and strategies to help moms de-stress and embrace self-care so they can better navigate challenges associated with parenting. She is passionate about spreading awareness regarding the various and very common perinatal mood and anxiety disorders women can experience and enjoys supporting moms through healing and finding fulfillment in their journeys. Megan also specializes in helping women and young adults build self-esteem and has published four books on the topic. You can find her online at www.meganmaccutcheon.com and download her free guides at www.meganmaccutcheon.com/resourcesFollow Make Words Matter at www.makewordsmatterforgood.com
S4 E2: Small things to do at home that make a BIG difference
Feb 3 2022
S4 E2: Small things to do at home that make a BIG difference
I have found my professional twin! A fellow psychologist who loves kids, loves parents, loves helping, and loves sharing small ways that can make a big difference with parents and kids. This conversation with Krysten Taprell, aka The Therapist Parent, was so exciting because it brings real-life therapy skills into the living room. Listen in as she shares her advice for sleep, dreams, and mindfulness with kids - that frankly....also applies perfectly to adults! Thank you for listening to this episode of #thingsyoulearnintherapy.As with one of the other episodes on grief, I am cross-listing this episode on my other podcast Things you learn in therapy because I know the content is powerful for both audiences.Here is a bit about Kristen. Be sure to check out her social media pages - they are FILLED with great images for parents!!I am a Psychologist with over 20 years experience working with children and families. I have worked in many settings including schools, Private Practice and Government agencies. I have extensive experience working with people on the Autistic Spectrum as well as conducting diagnostic assessments. In this time I found that I was seeing the same issues coming through my door, requiring the same strategies. While some difficulties will need regular sessions with a qualified Psychologist, sometimes parents just need a few tips and creative ideas to bring change to their children's lives. I hope to offer you proven strategies and playful activities that children respond to.The Therapist Parent.com and Facebook @Psychologistkrysten or The Therapist ParentFeel free to share your thoughts at www.makewordsmatterforgood.com or email me at Beth@makewordsmatterforgood.com
S4 E1: Grief and all that comes with it.
Jan 28 2022
S4 E1: Grief and all that comes with it.
This cross-listed episode with my other podcast Things You Learn in Therapy  is so powerful I just needed to share it to both podcasts!The grief of losing a loved one can be overwhelming. And to lose a child...unfathomably difficult. Though most of us haven't experienced such a tragic loss, we can learn from the many things that today's guest, Michelle Benyo, shares with us. Grab a box of tissues and your journal. We've all experienced grief in the last two years. It's with a grateful heart and open mind that I share with you this awe-inspiring episode of #thingsyoulearnintherapy.Michele Benyo is a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist®, a parent coach, and the founder of Good Grief Parenting. After her 6-year-old son died of cancer, her 3-year-old daughter said, “Mommy, half of me is gone.” This heartbreaking statement focused Michele’s career as an early childhood parenting specialist on the impact of grief on young children, particularly after child loss. Michele equips parents and other caring adults to recognize young children’s grief and to provide the support children need to cope well with any loss. The desire of Michele’s heart is to see families live forward after loss toward a future bright with possibilities and even joy.www.goodgriefparenting.com podcast is meant to be a resource for the general public, as well as fellow therapists/psychologists. It is NOT meant to replace the meaningful work of individual or family therapy. Please seek professional help in your area if you are struggling. #breakthestigma #makewordsmatter #thingsyoulearnintherapy #thingsyoulearnintherapypodcastFeel free to share your thoughts at www.makewordsmatterforgood.com or email me at Beth@makewordsmatterforgood.com