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CLOSE THE CHAPTER
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Close the Chapter Podcast

September 7, 2022 // 5 Myths About Grief with Dr. Sonya Lott

In this episode, Kristen talks with Dr. Sonya Lott, a Prolonged Grief Disorder Specialist and CEO of CEMPSYCH, LLC, about 5 myths about grief, how grief and loss affect your well-being, and how to cope with it.

August 31, 2022 // Episode 176-Helpful Strategies to Work Through OCD & Anxiety with Madina Alam, M.S., LMHC, LCMHC

In this episode, Kristen talks with Madina Alam, M.S., LMHC, LCMHC, Director of Clinical Operations-NOCD, about the symptoms and different types of OCD, how it develops and some helpful strategies to manage it.

August 24, 2022 // How to Get Unstuck & Move Into Action with Dr. Jennifer Blossom

In this episode, Kristen talks with Dr. Jennifer Blossom, a leadership coach & CEO of Blossom Leadership, about how to get unstuck and overcome your resistance to change, and move forward with your goals.

August 17, 2022 // Addiction Warning Signs, Prevention & Treatment in Teens with Richard Capriola

In this episode, Kristen talks with Richard Capriola, a mental health and substance abuse counselor, about warning signs that teenagers are struggling with addiction, what makes them vulnerable to addiction, and how you can help them.

August 10, 2022 // How Men's Fears of Women Shape Their Intimate Relationships with Dr. Avrum Weiss

In this episode, Kristen talks with Dr. Avrum Weiss about how men's fears of women can impact their intimate relationships and why they hide their fears and vulnerabilities.

August 3, 2022 // Unmasking Who You Really Are with Dr. Heather Browne

In this episode, Kristen talks with Dr. Heather Browne about unmasking your true self and how to honor your reality.

July 27, 2022 // The Impact of Secrets and Hidden Stories

In this episode, Kristen talks about secrets, how keeping secrets can harm you and how do you move through them.

July 20, 2022 // The Best Communication Strategies & Obstacles

In this episode, Kristen talks about obstacles to communication and how to handle difficult conversations.

July 13, 2022 // Episode 169-Getting Out of Your Head and Looping Thoughts with Brian Sachetta

In this episode, Kristen talks with Brian Sachetta about his mental health journey and some helpful strategies to cope with looping thoughts.

July 6, 2022 // The Pain of Powerlessness & Getting to Empowerment

In this episode, Kristen talks about the pain of powerlessness and how to reclaim your power after feeling powerless

June 29, 2022 // Encore Edition - Family Roles & The Impact on Your Relationships

In this encore episode, Kristen talks about the importance of understanding the role each family member plays, how it affects your relationships and how you can work through them.

June 22, 2022 // Enmeshment Trauma & Its Impact

In this episode, Kristen talks about enmeshment trauma and its impact on your relationships, and how you can heal from it.

June 8, 2022 // Encore Edition - Emotional Childhood Neglect with Dr. Jonice Webb

In this encore of episode 47, Kristen interviews Dr. Jonice Webb - a recognized psychologist and the author of the best-selling books Running on Empty and Running On Empty No More  - about how to heal from childhood emotional neglect.

June 1, 2022 // The Essential Key to Healing and Relationships

In this episode, Kristen helps you understand the three parts of yourself and how you can work through them so you can have a healthy relationship with yourself and others.

May 25, 2022 // How to Have a Thriving Relationship? with Dr. MIchael and Dr. Barbara Grossman

In this episode, Kristen talks with Dr. Michael and Dr. Barbara Grossman about making relationships thrive and the secrets to having a lasting romantic partnership.

May 18, 2022 // Love Addiction, Co-Dependency & Toxic Relationships with Sherry Gaba

In this episode, Kristen talks with Sherry Gaba, LCSW about what love addiction is, why are toxic relationships so addictive, and what are the first steps to breaking free from it.

May 11, 2022 // What Are You Addicted To?

In this episode, Kristen talks about addiction, the different types and stages of addiction, and how you can break free from them.

May 4, 2022 // The Healing Power of Inner Child Work

In this episode, Kristen talks about inner child work, why it's so powerful, and what are the ways to start your inner child healing.

April 27, 2022 // Building the Courage to Say Things Out Loud with Vasavi Kumar

In this episode, Kristen talks with Vasavi Kumar about gaining the courage to free yourself by saying it out loud - showing up your authentic self without the fear of being judged.

April 20, 2022 // How to Create Ease and Flow in Your Life with Dr. Stacie Lauro

In this episode, Kristen talks with Dr. Stacie about how to bring ease and flow to your life, and reconnect with your authentic self.

April 13, 2022 // Encore Edition-Triangulation: A Toxic Relationship Pattern

In this encore episode, Kristen talks about triangulation, how it affects your relationships, and how to stop this toxic pattern.

April 6, 2022 // Key Ways to Be A Better Listener

In this episode, Kristen shares some key ways to be a better listener and how listening can improve your relationships.

March 30, 2022// How to Stop Second Guessing Yourself to Create More Freedom and Fun with Aprille Franks

In this episode, Kristen talks with Aprille Franks about second-guessing yourself and how to stop it so you can experience true freedom and happiness.

April 13, 2022// 10 Tips for Overcoming Your Fear of Rejection

In this episode, Kristen shares the 10 tips for overcoming your fear of rejection, the different types of rejection, and how do you work through them.

March 16, 2022// Healing Your Insecurities

In this episode, Kristen talks about insecurity, where it really comes from, and helpful strategies to help you move through it.

March 9, 2022 // The Freeze Response & How to Work Through It

In this episode, Kristen talks about the freeze response, what happens during a freeze response, and how you can overcome it.

March 2, 2022 //The Spotlight Effect: Releasing What Other People Think About You

In this episode, Kristen talks about the spotlight effect, how it impacts your anxiety, and ways to work through it.

February 23, 2022// Anxiety, Shame and Teens: Helpful Strategies with Dr. Melanie McNally

In this episode, Kristen talks with Dr. Melanie McNally about what parents can do to help their teens manage anxiety and overcome shame.

February 16, 2022 // The Fawn Response; The Origin of People Pleasing

In this episode, Kristen talks about the origin of people-pleasing and how it has come to be known as The Fawn Response.

February 9, 2022 //Gaslighting in Relationships

In this episode, Kristen talks about Gaslighting in Relationships - How the term came about, the 14 signs that someone is gaslighting you, and how to work through it.

February 2, 2022 // A Deeper Dive Into Anxiety

In this episode, Kristen talks about the anxiety and fear that is plaguing the world and how to tend to yourself during this difficult time.

January 26, 2022 // Are You A Martyr?

In this episode, Kristen talks about martyrdom - what it is, the role of a martyr, how it evolves, and how you work through it to create expansion and self-reflection.

January 19, 2022 // The Hard Truths About Relationships

In this episode, Kristen reveals the hard truths about relationships -- what makes them work, what makes them fail.

About the show

Each week, I release a new podcast episode designed to help you close the chapter on the stress, anxiety, and negativity in your life—and open the door to more beautiful possibilities.

2021 winner of the Podcast for Business Awards - Best Health and Wellness Podcast and with 18 years of experience under my belt as a practicing psychotherapist, the CTC Podcast is designed to show you ways to navigate life’s hardest (and most joyful) transitions; with practicable, actionable takeaways and coping strategies you can apply immediately.

Featuring frequent guest interviews alongside my own insights from 18 years as a practicing psychotherapist, every episode features a combination of empowering information and inspirational, motivational content as we explore topics like:

• Relationships
• Self worth/Self love
• Stress management
• Work/life balance
• Parenthood
• Divorce
• Retirement
• And more

The ultimate goal? To give you a different way of looking at life, and the tools you need to feel calmer, happier, and lighter—every day.

Press play to begin your journey. The therapist is in.