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Elizabeth Barrett

Host of The Reluctant Therapist

Elizabeth Barrett is a wife, mother, licensed marriage-family therapist, educator, eavesdropper, 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.

Elizabeth's email: elizabeth@thereluctanttherapist.com

  • Tune in for a conversation with Psychotherapist, author and anxiety expert Lynn Lyons about the dangers of self-diagnosis and how the efforts of influencers to de-stigmatize mental health care, in many cases, has created more issues than answers in treatment and relief.
  • It may be easier to be cynical than vulnerable, to be aloof than invested or to be alone than intertwined but it is also pretty sad to be untethered. Tune in for a conversation about the joys, sorrows, expectations, work, comfort and stories of love that have made the world go round since the beginning of time.Air Date 02-13-24
  • STEM was a great corporate goal but has left many people lacking in the skills necessary to thrive in this complex society. Tune in for a conversation about the keys to creating a well-lived life - and it had very little to do with technology.
  • Tune in for a conversation about families - their form and function. And how they have struggled to remain stable and functional for over 100 years.Air Date 1-30-24
  • Tune in for a conversation about what some consider to be our defining decade. Is our 20's a time of productivity, delayed adolescence or emerging adulthood? Twenty-something guests Kyle Berlin and Gabe Mondo-Razo share their insights.
  • Tune in for a conversation with journalist, author, Big Sis, Katya Cengel about her life's journey and experiences that lead to her passion for giving back and mentoring others. A celebration of national mentoring month and those who volunteer to support and guide others.
  • What is a Marriage? It's more than falling in love. Tune in for a conversation about the institution of marriage and what it means to pledge your life to another person.
  • Tune in for a conversation with Professor Emerita of Psychology from the University of Notre Dame, and author of many books, including her latest, The Evolved Nest; Dr. Darcia Narvaez - about the importance of re-thinking our current narrative about caring for babies and moving toward a more indigenous, instinctual and natural model for child rearing.
  • With so much focus on what is wrong with our kids these days - we are overlooking the programs that already exist and help young people to grow, experience joy and thrive! Tune in for a conversation with Camp Natoma Executive Director Emily Zbin and Winemaker Michelle Thacher about investing in opportunities that are proven to improve the lives of young children, adolescents and young adults.Air Date 12/12/23
  • Couples therapy can enhance communication, improve intimacy, build stronger unions and even save relationships - but couples therapy can also be the last step before the end of a partnership. Getting help is important - getting the right kind of help is key to well-being. Tune in for a conversation with LMFT Ashley Taggert about working with couples and the success of programs like Emotionally Focused Therapy and the Gottman Method.Airdate 12-5-23