Mondays, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.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.The show is Holding Ground, hosted by Laura Richer and Michelle Mooney of Anchor Light Therapy Collective.Laura and Michelle, two therapists from Anchor Light Therapy Collective, have two big truths coloring the backdrop of their show:
1. It’s tough out there, folks. The world is a crazy place.
2. We have an infinite and immutable ability to grow, change, transform, overcome, and adapt to everything that comes our way.
With wisdom, experience, and a lot of heart, Laura and Michelle look at the ways that trauma impacts how we love ourselves—and others. How deep childhood hurts translate to tough trust issues. How unresolved pain influences professional performance. How addiction freezes growth. How codependency shuts down self-esteem. How dang hard it is to read Instagram posts about self-love when all you feel is self-hate.
As serious as they are about our favorite healing modalities – from hypnotherapy and EMDR to couples therapy and counseling – they also like to laugh, too.
“Join us and our guests, friends, collaborators, and colleagues every Monday morning as we share clinical insight, friendly banter, and results-oriented resources and action items for positive change and powerful growth,” said Laura.
Laura: Almost 10 years into her practice, Laura has definitely found her niche in helping folks navigate relationships—their own self-love relationship and the romantic and platonic relationships they have with others. From TV and radio appearances to one-on-one, couples, and group counseling sessions, Laura enjoys nothing more than helping break down unhelpful stories and build up narratives with truly happy plotlines.
Michelle: A trauma therapist who helps clients find their way out of addiction and anguish, often with a powerful methodology called EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. This technique uses lateral eye movements and other minor physical movements that allow the body to transfer painful feelings and memories to a place of acceptance and resolution. Michelle is a Midwestern transplant who joined Anchor Light in the spring of 2020 after working in intensive clinical settings with high-risk populations.