Therapy Chat Episode 290

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Welcome back to Therapy Chat! In this week’s episode, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C announces that her new project, Trauma Therapist Network is now live and shares details and gratitude. Next, listen in on a fascinating interview with Kristen D. Boice, LMFT, an EMDR and Brainspotting therapist who is the owner of a trauma-focused group practice called Pathways to Healing in Noblesville, Indiana.

In response to listener requests, Laura invited Kristen to Therapy Chat to discuss EMDR – what it is and how it helps; and Brainspotting – what it is and how it helps — and how they are similar and different. This was a fascinating discussion which will be followed up next week with an interview with Curt Widhalm, LMFT about using EMDR with adolescents.

Guest’s Bio:

Kristen D. Boice is a licensed marriage and family therapist with over 20 years experience and owner of a group private counseling practice, Pathways to Healing Counseling. She’s also the host of the Close the Chapter Podcast and a sought-after international speaker. Kristen is an EMDR-trained psychotherapist, which, as she mentions in the interview, is one of the most effective, researched-based trauma treatment modalities along with Brainspotting.

She specializes in improving self-worth, helping couples and families resolve conflicts and develop powerful communication skills, effective parenting strategies, making life transitions, grief and loss, reducing anxiety and working through trauma. Most importantly, she instills hope, helps people create possibilities and develop a sense of inner peace.

Prior to entering the counseling field, Kristen was an executive at a Fortune 500 company. She is passionate about helping her clients reach their goals along with speaking and presenting workshops on a variety of topics.

Resources for this Episode:

Listen to Kristen’s podcast, Close the Chapter, here and find out about everything she is doing! 

Kristen’s counseling group, Pathways to Healing

Gratitude/Appreciation – Shout Outs:

Kat Love

Cultivate WP

Keri Nola

Keri’s first and second interviews on Therapy Chat

Melvin Varghese of Selling the Couch 

Welcome to the Trauma Therapist Network Family:

Roberta Wasserman, LCSW-C

January Roberts, LCPC

Gretchen Seefried, LSW

Help us make Trauma Therapist Network the best resource it can be!

Send a message about resources you think should be included in the Trauma Therapist Network Site using the form on this page.

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Thank you also to Therapy Reimagined Conference! Therapy Reimagined is more than a conference – it’s an experience! Join the community of Modern Therapists for the 4th annual, 2nd virtual, 1st HYBRID(!!) Therapy Reimagined Conference from September 23-25, 2021! We will be in Los Angeles and online with our super fancy virtual conference App. We bring fresh diverse voices to our virtual and physical stages talking about cutting edge topics that most other conferences avoid. Learn more at AND – Grab your virtual or hybrid ticket for 15% off with a special promo code for Therapy Chat Listeners: THERAPYCHAT15. 

The Therapy Reimagined Conference is going HYBRID this year, meaning you can join us virtually or in-person in Los Angeles for 3 days of learning and connection. With headliners like Dr. Bandy X Lee and Dr. Jamie Marich, you know that we’re exploring topics that don’t find their way onto typical conference stages. Grab a virtual conference ticket OR join our small (but mighty!) group of modern therapists in Los Angeles September 23-25 at the Sheraton Universal. We’re keeping the live audience small, so don’t wait if you want to be in the room! Learn more about what we’ve planned for this year at And make sure to use THERAPYCHAT15 at checkout for 15% off your virtual or hybrid conference ticket. No matter how you participate in Therapy Reimagined, it is going to be an event to remember! *And if you attend say hi! I’m presenting at the conference!

The new website I (Laura) have been telling you about is NOW LIVE! Go check out – a community for finding information, resources and help for trauma and please tell anyone you think would benefit! We also have a trauma therapist directory listing so if you’re a trauma therapist, join now and help clients with trauma find you! Trauma is real, healing is possible and help is available. Finding a trauma therapist should be easy. Trauma Therapist Network is here to connect you!

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Original Date

August 6, 2021

About the Host

Laura Reagan, LCSW-C

Laura Reagan, LCSW-C is an integrative trauma therapist and owner of a group practice, the Baltimore Annapolis Center for Integrative Healing. She is also the host of Therapy Chat and Trauma Chat podcasts and the founder of the Trauma Therapist Network, a website for learning information about trauma and finding resources and help for trauma.

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