Season 3, Episode 8
Today’s Guest: Jon Steele, LMFT, specializes in the treatment of anxiety, trauma, and grief for athletes and professionals. He runs and operates his own private practice, Jon Steele Therapy. He considers himself an active sports enthusiast and also enjoys the outdoors. He is an avid learner and is currently focused on practicing meditation and grounding.
Today’s Guest: Blanca Lucia Bergman is the founder of Mental Wellness for Artists (MWA), a community group of San Diego artists, mental health advocates, and arts leaders. She is also the founder of a local arts business, Art Unites, and co-lead vocalist in the band Poised In The Darkness.
Season 3, Episode 6
Today’s Guest: Katy MacRae, LCSW, is a psychotherapist based in New Haven, CT. She has been working in private practice for over a decade, and she also works for the psychiatry department at Yale New Haven Hospital. Katy focuses on using artmaking and creativity to help people learn and remember DBT and CBT skills.
Season 3, Episode 5
Today’s Guest: Rebecca Crawford, LMFT, is a Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in Southern California. She has been practicing for over 10 years and specializes in work with children and adolescents. She is experienced with play therapy, sand play and the use of art in treatment. Rebecca is also co-founder of DeTalks, a company created by women to help empower other women to find their voice and care for themselves. She is committed to empowering women and helping them find compassion for themselves.
In treatment with others, Rebecca focuses on helping individuals to again become connected to and be able to hear and know their own bodies. To practice honoring themselves. Throughout her own journey, she has discovered movement and writing as forms of meditation and connection to herself. When not practicing therapy or chasing her 5-year-old, she can be found dancing, running, practicing yoga, and writing poetry.
Season 3, Episode 4
Today’s Guest: Reina Lombardi, ATR-BC, ATCS, LMHC-QS, is a Registered Board Certified Art Therapist, Art Therapy Certified Supervisor, and Licensed Mental Health Counselor Qualified Supervisor practicing in Fort Myers, Florida. She is the owner of Florida Art Therapy Services, LLC, where she and her small team of therapists provide in-person and technology-facilitated individual and group art therapy and counseling services, contracted art therapy groups at various community agencies, supervision and continuing education programming for counselors and art therapists. She has contributed to several academic texts on the topics of art therapy and clinical supervision and is a frequent presenter/speaker at local and national professional conferences.
Reina is the owner of Creative Clinician’s Corner, LLC , where she hosts and produces the podcast The Creative Psychotherapist and offers practice-building resources and consultation services for creative arts therapists with a desire to build and scale their own private practice. As the host of The Creative Psychotherapist, she interviews successful creative therapists about the tools and strategies they use to grow their dream practices, as well as how they have hustled to create additional streams of income using their knowledge and creativity by developing products and services that enhance their therapy practices.
In her spare time, she loves to play on and in the ocean with her husband and their dog, explore vast natural landscapes, and get messy in the kitchen creating complex but healthy recipes.
Season 3, Episode 3
Today’s Guest: Rotem Brayer, M.Ed., LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, certified EMDR therapist, EMDR consultant, and an advanced EMDR trainer. He is the author of The Art and Science of EMDR—Helping Clinicians Bridge the Path from Protocol to Practice, and the founder of The EMDR Learning Community, which brings EMDR therapists together and provides education on EMDR therapy and its integration with other treatment approaches. As the co-founder of EMDR Denver, a practice that helps clients heal with an “EMDR first” approach, Rotem spends his time consulting on cases, coaching EMDR therapists, and helping his clients heal from the effects of trauma and attachment wounds.
Season 3, Episode 2
Today’s Guest: Jessica Van der Merwe is a licensed therapist in Oregon and Washington state. She owns a private practice and specializes in complex trauma recovery, PTSD, and relational and betrayal trauma. She also specializes in working with adult ADHD and neurodivergence and the intersection between neurodivergence and trauma experiences. Jessica is a certified Brainspotting therapist and is trained in Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment and Internal Family Systems therapy. She believes counseling should always involve humor, creativity, and transparency, and she will be the first one to make things awkward so you don’t have to.
Season 3, Episode 1
Today’s Guest: Daryl Chow, PhD, is based in Western Australia and works with a vibrant team of practitioners at the Henry Street Centre in the heart of Fremantle. He also returns to his home country, Singapore, to provide consultations and intensive therapy every few months. Meanwhile, he keeps busy with writing and conducting research, as well as trainings, clinical supervision, consultation, and mentoring.
He is a co-editor and contributing author of a recent book, The Write to Recovery: Personal Stories & Lessons About Recovery From Mental Health Concerns. He is also a senior associate and certified trainer for the International Center for Clinical Excellence (ICCE), which is a worldwide consortium of clinicians, researchers, and educators dedicated to promoting excellence in behavioral health services.
As part of his PhD, he researched the area of development and practices of highly effective psychotherapists, alongside with his mentor and collaborator, Scott D. Miller, Ph.D. Together they are co-authoring a forthcoming book, Reach: Pushing Your Clinical Performance to the Next Level.
Season 2, Episode 10
Today’s Guest: Christine Tomasello is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a leadership coach for heart-based entrepreneurs, most of whom are therapists or coaches. As a clinician, she specializes in highly sensitive people, grief and loss, as well as therapy for fellow therapists. She earned her Masters in Counseling from CSU Fullerton, and also has a background in organizational development and leadership consulting. Christine was a professional dancer in a former life, and received her BFA in dance from UC Irvine.
Season 2, Episode 9
Today’s Guest: Dr. Aviva Gaskill received her PhD in Clinical Psychology with Health Emphasis at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology in 2011. She is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the states of PA and NY. Dr. Gaskill has worked with children, adults, and older adults in various settings, as well as in private practice. She has extensive experience helping individuals cope with acute, terminal, and chronic medical problems, including cancer, pain, insomnia, Parkinson’s, and multiple sclerosis.
Dr. Gaskill is a graduate of the New York State Psychological Association's Leadership Institute. She previously served on the board of the Westchester Group Psychotherapy Society and is an active member and volunteer in the American Group Psychotherapy Association and Pennsylvania Psychological Association. She is a designated Partner in MS Care from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
She enjoys most active and outdoor activities, yoga, painting, and spending time with friends and family. One of her greatest joys is her work as a psychologist. Dr. Gaskill is not a blank slate therapist. She believes that helping you feel better needs to be an ongoing conversation about your goals. She believes that when you feel better, you live better.
Dr. Gaskill feels that everyone has a voice. Everyone has a reason that their point of view matters. When you feel like others are not listening to you, when you are facing a loss, when you are feeling alone in the world, someone needs to be there for you to truly hear what you have to say and help guide you through that difficult time. No one should suffer alone and in silence.
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.