Close the Chapter Podcast

February 23, 2022 // Anxiety, Shame and Teens: Helpful Srategies 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 Origins 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 // Hard Truths About Relationships

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

January 12, 2022 // How To Conquer Self-Doubt

In this episode, Kristen talks about self-doubt, where did it come from and how do we move forward and through it.

January 5, 2022 // How Avoidance Keeping You Stuck

In this episode, Kristen talks about avoidance coping and why it creates additional stress and misery in your life.

December 29, 2021 // Powerful Reflections Question Lead to Transformation

In this episode, Kristen gives you powerful questions to help you reflect and transform into your real authentic self.

December 22, 2021 // From Panic to Peace with Priscilla Warner

In this encore episode recorded in May 2020, Kristen talks with Priscilla Warner, author of bestselling books The Faith Club and Learning to Breathe, about her experience in healing from a paralyzing anxiety disorder to achieving peace and happiness.

December 15, 2021 // How To Not Let Your Thoughts Become Your Identity with Sam Led

In this episode, Kristen talks with coach, podcaster, and soon to be author, Sam Led, about his journey and how he helps people live fearlessly, especially those with ADHD, OCD and Anxiety.

December 8, 2021 // Exploring Men, Shame and Anger with Mark Boice

In this episode, Kristen Talks with her husband, Mark, about  shame and how it plays out it in men.

December 1, 2021 // Rebuilding Trust After Betrayal

In this episode, Kristen talks about Betrayal and how to rebuild trust so you can move forward and heal the relationship.

Nov. 24, 2021 // The 3 Patterns that Lead to Disconnection

In this episode, Kristen talks about how to recognize the three patterns that lead to disconnection and how to stop them.

November 17, 2021 // The Connection Between Trauma and Loneliness with Dr. Sylvia Kalincinski

In this episode, Kristen talks to Dr. Sylvia Kalicinski about better understanding the impacts of loneliness, childhood trauma, and healing.

Nov 10, 2021 // A Big Factor Keeping You Stuck

In this episode, I talk about what keeps people stuck, paralyzed, and unclear in their goals and ambitions, and how to go about getting unstuck.

Nov. 3, 2021 // Loving Someone With Disordered Eating with Dana Harron, PsyD

In this episode, I talk with Dr. Dana Harron about being in a relationship with someone with an eating disorder and how to understand and support them in their journey.

October 27, 2021 // How Self-Compassion Heals All Of Our Parts

In this episode, I talk with Elizabeth Cush, LCPC about having compassion for yourself when you make mistakes.

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.