Elizabeth Barrett

Host of The Reluctant Therapist

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

Ways to Connect

Why is it that we always think of the best thing to say after a conversation has ended? Join us Tuesday from 2-3 p.m. as The Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett, revisits some of her favorite topics from the last 6 months and shares a few of the thoughts and insights that came up in discussions after the show was over.

We spend a lot of time making apologies and excuses for the policies and actions of the United States—but maybe it’s time to rethink America the Beautiful and our feelings about being citizens. In honor of our nation’s birthday, we invite you to tune in Tuesday from 2 - 3 pm as Elizabeth Barrett, The Reluctant Therapist, explores patriotism and the connection between our mental health and national pride.

Tune in as Elizabeth Barrett reflects on the importance of vacation time in strengthening our family bonds and relationships. Call and join the conversation about this or any other topic related to your life, love and mental health. Caring Talk for the Central Coast.

With all of this talk about privacy, there's been very little said about the irony in demanding a halt to intrusive personal data gathering and our penchant for posting our innermost secrets online. Maybe privacy is overrated. Join A Conversation with the Reluctant Therapist Tuesday from 2-3 pm as Elizabeth Barrett discusses the impact of secrets on our mental health and well-being. Your calls are welcomed regarding this or any other topic related to your relationships, life, and love.

It’s all about Dad this week during the next Conversation with the Reluctant Therapist, Tuesday from 2 to 3 pm. Join host, Elizabeth Barrett, for a discussion about the importance of fathers in every aspect of our lives. You’re invited to call in and share your thoughts regarding this, or any other topic related to relationships, life, or your mental health and well-being. Caring talk for the Central Coast here on Public Radio KCBX.

During this season of celebrations, when you come face-to-face with newlyweds and recent graduates, wish them anything—a long life, deep love or resilience—but please don’t burden them with a wish for only happiness. Join Elizabeth Barrett for A Conversation with the Reluctant Therapist, Tuesday from 2-3 p.m., as we discuss the stress associated with a life focused primarily on the pursuit of happiness.

May 28, 2013: It just may be that our quirks and passions are what make us interesting, lovable, unique and human. Why do we work so hard to "fix" all of our perceived weaknesses? It's time to embrace our inner neurotic and let our "freak flags" fly!