Therapy Chat Podcast

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Host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C (she/her), a Baltimore-area integrative trauma therapist, started Therapy Chat Podcast in 2015. Since then she has been interviewing therapists, researchers, authors, coaches and other experts on trauma, attachment, mindfulness, self-compassion, relationships, neuroscience, creativity, self-care, perfectionism and worthiness.

Laura shares her lived experience of wisdom learned in her journey of life as a therapist who has complex trauma for the benefit of others. Whether you’re a mental health professional or not, Therapy Chat will teach you to understand yourself and your relationships more deeply and to connect with others from your highest self.

The overall focus of the show is 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, Therapy Chat is heard in more than 160 countries and has featured an incredible array of fascinating guests.

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

  • Dr. Patricia 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 so much more.
  • and so many more guests.

Since its start in August 2015, Therapy Chat has over 420 episodes, has been heard in 160+ countries, and has 8 Million Downloads! Therapy Chat is among the top .05% most downloaded podcasts.

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


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