Therapy Chat Podcast

Since its start in August 2015, Therapy Chat has over 420 episodes, has been heard in 160+ countries, and has 8 Million Downloads! With hundreds of episodes about trauma, mental health, therapy, and wellness, Therapy Chat is ranked among the top .05% most downloaded podcasts in every genre.

Currently a Top Podcast in the Mental Health Category in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and Australia!

Therapy Chat was started in 2015 by Host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C (she/her), a Baltimore-area integrative trauma therapist, trainer, coach, speaker, supervisor and consultant.

Since then, Laura has been interviewing therapists, researchers, authors, coaches and other experts about healing trauma and attachment and releasing new episodes weekly.

Laura founded Trauma Therapist Network in 2021 because therapists and potential clients were contacting her with the variations of the same question:

“How can I find a therapist like the ones Laura interviews on Therapy Chat?”

“How can I learn to be the type of therapist Laura interviews on Therapy Chat?”

Learn more about how Trauma Therapist Network came into being here.

Therapy Chat Podcast conversations focus on healing trauma and attachment wounds with mindfulness, self-compassion, EMDR, Brainspotting, parts work and other integrative and somatic psychotherapy approaches as well as energy work and indigenous healing practices.

You’ll hear compassionate discussions about rebuilding self trust, recovering from betrayal trauma, identifying unhealthy family dynamics, breaking cycles of intergenerational trauma, narcissistic abuse, parental estrangement, emotional immaturity, codependency, reconnecting to intuition, developing boundaries in relationships, neuroscience, creativity, self-care, perfectionism, worthiness and much more.

Laura shares wisdom gained from her personal lived experience and more than 20 years working with trauma survivors in grassroots settings, community mental health, the military, and her group psychotherapy private practice.

As a therapist with developmental trauma, Laura is sensitive to the challenges of healing from abuse, neglect and loss and she shares from her own journey so listeners can learn that Trauma Is Real, Healing Is Possible and Help Is Available.

Whether you’re a mental health professional or not, the discussions heard on Therapy Chat will teach you to understand yourself and your relationships more deeply and to connect with others from your highest self.

You’ll learn about alternatives to traditional talk therapy. Therapy Chat focuses on “bottom-up” approaches to healing trauma. Be a fly on the wall as Laura and her guests talk about psychotherapy in ways that might surprise you!

With over 40,000 listeners per month and 8 Million downloads, Therapy Chat is heard in more than 160 countries and has featured an incredible array of fascinating guests and many more to come.

Past Therapy Chat Podcast guests have included authors and experts in the field of trauma and mental health including:

  • Dr. Pat Ogden, Founder of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Author of Trauma and the Body, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy in Context has been a Therapy Chat Podcast guest twice;
  • Dr. Kristin Neff, Author of Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind To Yourself and Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power and Thrive;
  • Dr. Gabor Maté, Author of When The Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction, Scattered Minds: The Origin and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder and others;
  • Dr. Mona Delahooke, Author of Beyond Behaviors & Brain-Body Parenting, has been a guest on Therapy Chat Podcast twice;
  • Dr. Arielle Schwartz, Author of many books including The Complex PTSD Workbook;
  • Dr. Deborah Korn, Author of Every Memory Deserves Respect;
  • Sharon Martin, LCSW, Author of The Better Boundaries Workbook and The CBT Workbook for Perfectionism has been a guest on Therapy Chat Podcast three times and counting;
  • Deirdre Fay, MSW, Author of Becoming Safely Embodied and Attachment-Based Yoga and Meditation for Trauma Recovery has been on Therapy Chat Podcast twice;
  • Sarah Peyton, Author of Your Resonant Self & The Resonant Self Workbook has been on Therapy Chat Podcast three times and counting;
  • Dr. Leslie Korn, Author of Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health, The Good Mood Kitchen, and Natural Woman: Herbal Remedies for Radiant Health at Every Age and Stage of Life, among others, has been a guest on Therapy Chat Podcast multiple times;
  • Deb Dana, LCSW, Author of Polyvagal Theory in Therapy and Polyvagal Exercises for Safety and Connection has appeared twice on Therapy Chat Podcast;
  • Dr. Lindsay Gibson, Author of Self Care for Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents & Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents as well as other books;
  • Dr. Jonice Webb, Author of Running On Empty: Overcome Your Childhood Emotional Neglect and Running On Empty No More: Transform Your Relationships With Your Partner, Your Parents and Your Children has been on Therapy Chat Podcast twice;
  • Dr. Janina Fisher, Author of “Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Self-Alienation,” and ‘Transforming the Living Legacy of Trauma: a Workbook for Survivors and Therapists,” and Advisory Board member of the Trauma Research Foundation; originator of Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment (TIST) model.
  • Dr. Stephen Porges, who identified Polyvagal Theory;
  • Dr. Peter Levine, the creator of Somatic Experiencing;
  • Linda Thai, MSW, a therapist, speaker, trainer, yoga instructor, somatic healer and more;
  • and so many more guests.


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