Tune in each week and listen as a relationship therapist and a trauma specialist team up to offer keen insight about the ways that human connections and damaging emotional situations complicate, confuse, and sometimes even conspire to heal and harmonize each other.


Latest Episodes

Confidence Vs. Narcissism

Individual Couples Family Teen and Therapist Ashlyn Graff joins Laura today to chat about Confidence Vs. Narcissism. Website: https://anchorlighttherapy.com/

Getting Started when You are Depressed with Laura Richer and Ashlyn Graff LMHCA

One of the greatest challenges when dealing with depression is finding the energy and motivation to move in the direction that will support you in feeling better and recovering. Ashly Graff LMHCA offers up some expert advice on how to as Nike says “Just Do It” and some actionable steps to get there. Treating depression is different for everyone and the right way to treat depression is finding what works for you. Ashlyn shares some tips on how to get started and start feeling better.

Secondary Trauma with Laura Richer LMHC and Michelle Mooney LMHC

Michelle and Laura discuss how the news, being exposed to the chronic stress or trauma in others, and living through a pandemic can create a trauma response in people who are not being directly impacted. This is especially prevalent in the healthcare industry. Laura and Michelle will point out symptoms of secondary trauma and offer up some expert tips on how you can treat this condition if you are being affected by this mental health challenge.

Stengthen Family Bonds

Child & Family Therapist Andi Eberhardt stops by to chat with Laura about strengthening family bonds, especially, during the summer time. Create that quality time with your family. Website: https://anchorlighttherapy.com/andi-eberhardt/

Teen Suicide Awareness and Prevention

On this episode of Holding Ground psychotherapist Laura Richer speaks with Licensed Mental Health Counselor Sarah Skoterro about the signs and causes of suicidality in kids and teens and what parents can do to intervene and help prevent their child being at risk. With 30+ years of national experience as a counselor, trainer, advocate and speaker – Sarah Skoterro still finds joy and compassion in mental health and advocacy for healthcare overall. Her specific interest and dedication is to training and raising awareness of suicide intervention and prevention, her efforts have spanned settings ranging from major corporations in the private sector to community-based not for profit entities, educational settings and hospitals. Of particular focus in her work is the growing need for facile and fast access to care, edification of natural supports and increasing the “normalization” of screening and/asking about mental health factors across all sectors of care. Website(s): https://offtheclockpsych.com/page/6/?fbclid=IwAR093eU9-Lzp4_qtVRgGGle_K3GUovC2C6ud6-sAV5uIXl81QEMfxkZCxT4
https://familiesontheline.com/resources/
https://www.dbtfamilyskills.com/resources-for-families-couples–friends.html
https://health.ucdavis.edu/health-news/newsroom/covid-19-is-wrecking-our-sleep-with-coronasomnia–tips-to-fight-back-/2020/09
https://health.clevelandclinic.org/put-the-phone-away-3-reasons-why-looking-at-it-before-bed-is-a-bad-habit/
https://psychotherapyacademy.org/
https://nowmattersnow.org/
https://www.dbtselfhelp.com/

Understanding All of the Moving Parts

On this episode of Holding Ground psychotherapist Laura Richer and Marriage and Family Therapy Intern Denise Johnson discuss Internal Family Systems therapy aka IFS. IFS is a therapy that was developed by Richard C. Schwartz. Denise and Laura talk about how this effective therapy can help clients better understand their own inner conflict and create positive change in their lives by understanding and addressing issues related to trauma, addiction, and self-sabotaging behaviors.

The Top 8 Premarital Questions To Discuss Before You Tie The Knot

On this episode of Holding Ground psychotherapist Laura Richer and Anchor Light Therapy Collective’s clinical director Michelle discuss why premarital counseling can benefit couples considering taking the next step. They touch on the top 8 Must Ask questions that partners will want to discuss before saying I do.

Art Therapy is Speaking your Language with guest Jennifer Spektor

Do you feel like you have some emotional work to do but therapy feels intimidating? Does it feel scary to talk about feelings or find the right words to say? Art Therapy might speak to you. On today’s episode host Laura Richer talks to art therapist about Jennifer Spektor about the benefits of using art as part of the therapeutic processes and how you can accomplish emotional growth and healing using art.