Today’s Guest: Laura Lewis-Barr was a graduate student in clinical psychology but eventually switched majors and earned her M.A. in theatre. In 2019 Laura began making stop motion films focused on fairy tales. Laura is now an award-winning filmmaker and educator. Her focus is on animating fairy tales and mythic stories for personal and collective transformation. She is inspired by the works of ML Von Franz, Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung, and Michael Meade. Laura's films are made in her basement in Chicago, and her screening events are filled with heart and questions for the soul.
Season 6, Episode 4
Today’s Guest: Dr. Clarissa Castillo-Ramsey is a multi-passionate creative (abstract artist, transformational coach, author, podcaster, and organizational psychologist). The heart of her work beats at the intersection of leadership development, creativity, and wellness. Through her 5-step framework, she empowers individuals to "paint their path."
Season 6, Episode 3
Today’s Guest: Tracy Taris is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist who holds a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University. She owns a group private practice where she and her team provide individual, couples, and family counseling in person and via telehealth. Tracy is the author of Many Voices One Truth, published by Winged Publications. In the book, Tracy shows readers how to differentiate between voices that compete for our attention. She uses psychotherapy techniques and meditative and prayer practices to teach readers how to calm the mind and tune into the Voice that created them. Tracy also serves as a therapist in the Health Center at College of The Canyons in the Santa Clarita Valley. She enjoys spending time with her husband Michael, their two daughters, son-in-law and granddaughter.
Season 6, Episode 2
Today’s Guest: For 39 years, Dr. Ericha Scott has treated people struggling with substance and behavioral use disorders, mental illness, trauma and dissociation. She has also worked with victims of torture and sex trafficking. As a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and certified Creative and Expressive Arts Psychotherapist, Dr. Scott has dedicated her life to health, wellness, and art as medicine. This work has included academic and experiential teaching for clinicians, doctors, the public, and herself, relevant to her own personal health journey. She describes herself as “a healer who walks the fine line between mysticism and evidenced-based psychotherapy.” As an artist, author, therapist, and keynote speaker she advocates for disempowered populations by collaborative cultural exchange around the world. This year she was the keynote speaker for the first scientific expressive arts therapy conference in Cairo, Egypt, and she has been invited to return in 2024.
Season 6, Episode 1
Today’s Guest: Jackie Schuld is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Board-Certified Art Therapist, and Registered Expressive Arts Therapist. She owns a private practice that specializes in late-identified autism (Jackie is autistic and ADHD). She is the author and illustrator of Therapy Private Practice, Grief is a Mess, and Making it Through Chemotherapy. While Jackie values her professional work, what she really wants people to know is that she is a human first. She loves waking up early and writing, taking naps, creating art, venturing into nature, doing puzzles, spending time with her family, and much, much more.
Today’s Guest: Dr. Eric Maisel is the author of more than 50 books as well as the "Rethinking Mental Health" blog for Psychology Today. He trains creativity coaches and works with clients worldwide. Dr. Maisel’s most recent books include “Redesign Your Mind” (Mango, 2021), “Transformational Journaling for Coaches, Therapists and Clients” (Routledge, 2021), and “Unleashing the Artist Within” (Dover, 2019).
Season 5, Episode 9
Today’s Guest: Anna Hindell is a Certified Gestalt therapist and Iyengar Yoga teacher with a thriving private practice in New York City. Anna helps teenagers, adults, and couples with issues including depression, anxiety, life changes, eating disorders, addiction, trauma, and parenting. She is a graduate of the Gestalt Associates, and the Center for Somatic Studies, and she is also a Certified Iyengar yoga teacher. Before starting her private practice, Anna worked in public and private schools as a high school social worker and also as a psychiatric social worker at Metropolitan Hospital. Anna has 20 years of experience working in the field of mental health as well as teaching yoga, and her focus as a Gestalt Therapist is on integrating the body into her work with clients.
Season 5, Episode 8
Today’s Guest: Kristen Rashid (she/her) is a Registered, Board-Certified art therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor, holding a Masters Degree in Creative Arts Therapy from Drexel University. Kristen is the founder of Artful Explorations Therapy, an art therapy and counseling center for kids, teens, families, and adults, located in Philadelphia, PA. Kristen has a background in graphic design and book arts, and apart from her art therapy work, her main creative outlet for the past few years has been writing picture books. She’s a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and is the blogmaster for the Eastern Pennsylvania chapter. She’s also the recipient of a 12x12 Picture Book Challenge Scholarship for 2023. Before picture books, Kristen focused her creative energies on songwriting, and before that on visual art. Creative expression is always an integral part of her life.
Season 5, Episode 7
Today’s Guest: Bridget Steed is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Person-Centered Expressive Arts Therapist, and multimodal artist currently living on the Yucatán Peninsula in Southern Mexico. She works as a teletherapist for a nonprofit agency where she sees kids and adolescents, combining talk therapy, visual art, music, movement, drama, and writing, while also growing her private practice, Precious Cargo Expressive Arts Therapy, and maintaining an art business. Bridget holds a dual Master's Degree in Art Therapy and Counseling from Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and completed her post-graduate studies through late psychologist Dr. Natalie Rogers’ Person-Centered Expressive Arts Institute in Sonoma, California. She is passionate about using "art as healing" and believes everyone has within them a deep well of untapped inner resources in the form of creative expression just waiting to be uncovered.
Season 5, Episode 6
Today’s Guest: Sara Montague Miller is a Licensed Professional Counselor in solo private practice on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. She specializes in working with members of the LGBTQ+ community and clients struggling with spiritual or existential concerns. She provides clinical supervision for those seeking counseling licensure in Mississippi as well as business consultation for therapists starting solo practices. She also owns Uninvented Colors Photography, capturing lifestyle portraits locally and decorating walls all over the world with bold and colorful art prints.
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.