Season 1, Episode 9
Today’s guest: Dr. Miriam Torres Brinkmann was born and raised in Spain, where she worked as a journalist for several years. Eager to reinvent herself, she moved to San Diego, California, where she now resides, and studied for her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy and her Doctorate in Psychology, with a specialization in Expressive Art Therapy. She has completed advanced training in the field of couples therapy and has written two books for couples. Miriam also is trained in and uses EMDR and hypnotherapy with her individual clients. Miriam considers herself a multi-passionate, multicultural person. Apart from her online private practice as a couples therapist and relationship coach, Miriam also consults with clients as a life coach and organizes workshops for couples and individuals in different parts of the world, in both English and Spanish. Her career is devoted to helping couples and individuals achieve flourishing relationships and their best possible selves. She enjoys traveling, animals, friends, family, music, books, movies, sailing, nature, good food, and learning new things. She lives with her husband, Peter, as well as their Chihuahua, Bebe, three American quarter horses, and three parakeets.
Season 1, Episode 8
Today’s guest: Ann Taylor McNiece is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in Southern California. She comes from a family of creatives and loves using out-of-the-box methods to help people with different kinds of minds find success and healing. Ann hosts the Soul Grit Podcast, which covers faith and mental health. She is an extrovert who loves tacos and the beach.
Season 1, Epsiode 7
Today’s guest: Elle Bernfeld, LCSW, is a Brooklyn-based psychotherapist who specializes in artists, entertainers, and creative professionals. Her passion for working with those in the arts comes from her experience performing professionally and locally in the Los Angeles area as a child, as well as her years training at a conservatory as a young adult. In her private practice, she provides telehealth counseling to creatives of all kinds. Some of the issues she addresses in her practice are: identity, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, work/life balance, career transitions, and life purpose. A graduate of Columbia University and NYU, she has Master’s degrees in Clinical Psychology and Social Work.
Season 1, Episode 6
Today’s guest: Laura Kay is an award-winning operatic soprano and voice teacher based in New York City. She’s been seen on stages across the country in operas like Mozart’s “Die Zauberflote,” Bizet’s “Carmen,” and Verdi’s “La Traviata,” but her true love is modern American opera. She collaborates regularly with some of the most exciting composers in the U.S. to develop new works for the operatic and recital stages. As a recitalist, she’s known for her series introducing new compositions to audiences in unique ways, comparing them to mainstream works of stage and screen. As a teacher, she’s worked with students ranging from the seasoned professional to the first-time singer, and she holds positions on the faculties of NYU and Temple University. Her students have performed on Broadway, been featured on TV series, and have placed in competitions around the world. She holds degrees from Penn State University, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and NYU in operatic performance and vocal pedagogy. She also is currently pursuing her PhD in voice performance and pedagogy at NYU, where she’s focusing on teaching the whole student — bringing psychology into the voice studio.
I'm so excited to announce we will be publishing the podcast on a weekly basis instead of every other week! I've had so many great conversations w/amazing people, and I'm happy they're going to get out to all of you even quicker now. Here's where to listen:
Rachel Moore, LMFT, (she/her) is a singer, musician, writer, and the host of the Beyond Artist's Block podcast. She is also a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist based in San Diego, California. Rachel is certified in EMDR and trained in Brainspotting, and she focuses on working with creative clients, including writers, artists, and musicians.