Close the Chapter Podcast

January 23, 2024 // Speaking with Heart with Dr. Heather Browne

In this episode, Kristen and returning guest, Dr. Heather Browne explore the transformative power of communication and how bringing love into every conversation can transform relationships.

January 17, 2024 // Important Ways to Help Your Mental Wellbeing this Year

In this episode, Kristen explores strategies and practices to enhance your overall well-being in the new year, delving into the significance of self-reflection, setting boundaries, and cultivating gratitude.

January 10, 2024 // Ways to Improve Your Mental & Emotional Health

In this episode, Kristen explores strategies for improving mental and emotional well-being. Join her on a journey towards self-discovery and healing for a fulfilling start to the new year.

January 3, 2024 // Key Questions to Ask Yourself to Begin the New Year

In this episode, Kristen shares key questions to start your year right. Discover how answering these questions can guide you toward self-awareness, intentional living, and meaningful goals.

December 27, 2023 // How to Stop Trying to Fix and Solve Others' Problems

In this episode, Kristen explores why we rush to fix others' pain and the power of simply listening. She shares insights on embracing discomfort, fostering authentic connections, and finding healing through empathy.

December 20, 2023 // 3 Step Plan for Anxiety with Dr. Luana Marques

In this episode, Kristen sits down with Dr. Luana Marques, an associate professor at Harvard Medical School and bestselling author to explore a three-step approach to anxiety and psychological avoidance, delving into the roots of avoidance and the imperative role of discomfort in personal growth.

December 13, 2023 // The Art and Power of Acceptance with Ashley Davis Bush, LICSW

In this episode, Kristen and her guest, Ashley Davis Bush, a licensed psychotherapist, and author, delve into the essential role of acceptance in healing. They share insights on overcoming fear, navigating grief and loss, and the journey towards self-acceptance.

December 6, 2023 // Effective Communication Strategies to Work Through Hard Conversations with Amy Green Smith

In this episode, Kristen sits down with Amy Green Smith, a certified life coach and courageous communication expert. They delve into overcoming the fear of difficult conversations and navigating self-worth and perfectionism in effective communication.

November 29, 2023 // The Importance of Childhood Development & Attachment to Create A Healthy Family System with Erica Komisar, LCSW

In this episode, Kristen talks with Erica Komisar, a clinical social worker, psychoanalyst, and author, about the pivotal role of early childhood development and attachment in shaping a healthy family. They explore the profound impact a mother's role in the first three years has on a child's overall well-being.

November 22, 2023 // The Roles in Dysfunctional Families and Connection to Codependency & Boundaries with Sharon Martin, LCSW

In this episode, Kristen sits down with Sharon Martin, a psychotherapist and author specializing in codependency recovery. They delve into how challenging childhoods and family dynamics can lead to codependency and share some helpful strategies to build healthier relationships and boundaries.

November 15, 2023 // Developing Fierce Self-Compassion with Dr. Kristin Neff

In this episode, Kristen sits down with Dr. Kristin Neff, a researcher, author, and co-founder of the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion. They delve into self-compassion, distinguishing it from fierce self-compassion, and share practical strategies for nurturing self-compassion.

November 8, 2023 // Learning to Claim Space and Use Your Voice with Eliza VanCort

In this episode, Kristen interviews Eliza VanCort, a survivor, speaker, and author, about her journey from childhood trauma to claiming space in her life. They highlight the significance of "flipping the script" and discuss the key aspects of claiming space.

November 1, 2023 // How to Embody Your Emotions for a More Peaceful Life with Dr. Raja Selvam

In this episode, Kristen talks with Dr. Raja Selvam, a licensed clinical psychologist and creator of integral somatic psychology. They discuss the power of feeling and processing emotions throughout the body.

October 25, 2023 // Understanding Emotional Neglect with Dr. Jonice Webb

In this episode, Kristen delves into the topic of emotional neglect, sharing her previous conversation with Dr. Jonice Webb, a recognized psychologist and best-selling author. They explore emotional childhood neglect, its symptoms, common coping mechanisms and the path to reconnecting with suppressed emotions for healing.

October 18, 2023 // How to Live a More Authentic Life and Break Free of Performing with Ritu Bhasin

In this episode, Kristen sits down with Ritu, an award-winning empowerment coach and author, to explore the transformative journey of authenticity. They share some practical strategies and personal anecdotes that will empower you to shed the burden of performing and embrace your true self.

October 11, 2023 // How Inquiry Is Key To Your Healing with Alex Boianghu

In this episode, Kristen talks with Alex Boianghu, a psychotherapist with over 30 years of experience, about the importance of self-inquiry, exploring its role in enhancing self-awareness and personal growth.

October 4, 2023 // How to Co-Parent Consciously with Mikki Gardner

In this episode, Kristen is joined by conscious co-parenting coach, Mikki Gardner, to delve into the complexities of co-parenting and effective communication during and after a divorce. They discuss practical strategies to enhance communication, set boundaries, and prioritize self-awareness, emphasizing the importance of making choices that promote a peaceful co-parenting dynamic.

September 27, 2023 // The Myth of Closure & Understanding Ambiguous Loss with Pauline Boss, PhD

In this episode, Kristen talks with Dr. Pauline Boss, an educator and author, to explore the concept of ambiguous loss and its profound impact on individuals and families. They discuss practical ways to deal with this kind of grief, drawing from Dr. Pauline's expertise. This conversation offers valuable insights for anyone facing the challenges of uncertain loss.

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.