Close the Chapter Podcast

May 8, 2024 // Top 10 Things to Release

In this episode, Kristen talks about ten things to let go of for a healthier mind. From breaking free of unhealthy patterns to embracing self-compassion, she guides you through essential steps for personal growth.

May 1, 2024 // Change Your Life with Understanding Your Emotions

In this episode, Kristen discusses the significance of understanding our core emotions for personal growth and shares practical tips to manage our feelings.

April 24, 2024 // The Power of Words with Case Kenny

In this episode, Kristen delves into the impact of words and labels on our self-perception with guest Case Kenny, writer and podcaster. They explore the role of journaling in reshaping our inner dialogue for healing and self-discovery.

April 17, 2024 // Money and Spending with Sally Palaian, PhD

In this episode, Kristen shares her conversation with Dr. Sally Palaian, a licensed clinical psychologist and author, about the psychological roots of compulsive spending. They share some strategies for overcoming this behavior and achieving financial well-being.

April 9, 2024 // 5 Step Framework for Separation and Divorce with Jamie Davis

In this episode, Kristen delves into the journey of separation and divorce with Jamie Davis, a certified family law specialist. They explore the five-step framework for navigating this challenging journey with care and support.

April 2, 2024 // Teen Mental Health and Social Media

In this episode, Kristen shares her conversation with Noblesville Mayor Chris Jensen and Youth Council students, Maya and Danielle on the Mental Health Monday. They delve into the significant impact of social media on teen mental health, exploring challenges, communication barriers, and coping strategies amidst the pressures of online platforms.

March 27, 2024 // Healing Your Anxiety with Faust Ruggiero

In this episode, Kristen delves into the journey of overcoming anxiety with Faust Ruggiero, a psychologist and author. They explore the roots of anxiety, including familial influences, and provide practical steps for healing.

March 20, 2024 // Signs of Codependency with Michelle Farris, LMFT

In this episode, Kristen is joined by Michelle Farris, a codependency expert and course creator, to explore the signs and origins of codependency. They share practical insights for recognizing codependent behaviors and taking steps toward healing in relationships.

March 13, 2024 // Communication Skills that will Change your Life

In this episode, Kristen delves into the importance of effective communication and understanding emotions within relationships. She offers practical advice on self-awareness and staying calm during tough conversations.

March 6, 2024 // How To Be an Effective Communicator

In this episode, Kristen shares her conversation with Noblesville Mayor Chris Jensen on the Mental Health Monday, where they discuss effective communication and its impact on mental well-being.

February 27, 2024 // Healing From a Break Up with Denna Babul

In this episode, Kristen explores healing after a breakup and shares her interview with Denna Babul, an author and relationship coach. They discuss navigating relationship dynamics and offer practical tips for moving forward.

February 21, 2024 // 5 Myths About the Healing Journey

In this episode, Kristen debunks five common myths about healing, drawing from her therapy practice, and offers practical tips for fostering resilience and self-awareness on your personal growth journey.

February 14, 2024 // Sober Curiosity with Amanda Kuda

In this episode, Kristen talks with Amanda Kuda, an expert in living an alcohol-free lifestyle. They discuss Amanda's journey, busting myths about sobriety, and the power of self-reflection for personal growth.

February 6, 2024 // Helping High Conflict Couples with Jennine Estes, LMFT and Jackie Wielick, LMFT

In this episode, Kristen explores the dynamics of high conflict couples with licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and authors, Jenine Estes and Jackie Wielick. They delve into communication challenges, attachment wounds, and strategies for fostering emotional safety and vulnerability within relationships.

January 30, 2024 // Loving Someone with Suicidal Thoughts or Self-Harming with Stacey Freedenthal, PhD, LCSW

In this episode, Kristen and guest Stacey Freedenthal, a psychotherapist, author, and educator specializing in suicide risk, dive deep into the complexities of loving someone with suicidal thoughts or self-harm. They provide a deeper understanding of how to effectively support and communicate with loved ones navigating these challenging mental health issues.

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 20 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 20 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.