Therapy Talk Episode 3: Featuring Melinda Taylor LPC-S LMFT-S.
Melinda Taylor, MS
Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist-Supervisor
Individual, Marriage and Family Therapy
Specializing in Trauma and Relationship Issues
Melinda is a group practice therapist her private practice clinic Professional Christian Counseling is located in Russellville , Arkansas. She offers a unique therapy opportunity that she refers to as A Healing Intensive. A Healing Intensive is a 7 hour therapy session! Now that is a long therapy session! She expressed that A Healing Intensive is ideal for individuals that have felt stuck with their current therapy process or previous therapy attempts. She stressed that this intensive experience is not a replacement for traditional therapy, which she continues to practice 2 days a week. She has organized her other work days to provide 1 full day of therapy with an individual. Melinda expressed that A Healing Intensive can be effective treatment for individuals struggling with issues of trauma, anxiety, depression and many more. Mrs. Taylor has practiced counseling for almost 20 years and has multiple specialty training certificates she has earned over her career. Some of the therapy modalities and techniques she uses in her Healing Intensive sessions are EMDR, Hypnosis, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Somatic Therapies, and Ego State Therapy. She has extensive knowledge in the process of intensive therapy sessions as she has volunteered with non-profit organizations focused on providing week long intensive therapy for military service members at therapeutic retreats since 2014.
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How to find Mental Health Resources? How to find a Therapist? Lets face it finding a therapist or counselor can be overwhelming and discouraging. In this video Rachel Hatfield a licensed marriage and family therapist and Lindsey Copper a Marriage and Family Therapist associate discuss the easiest ways to find a therapist and helpful tips for deciding if the therapist is the right fit for you. Seeing a mental health professional should be as common and accepted as seeing a general medical doctor. We have mad so much progress towards decreasing the stigma related to mental health and finding a good counselor should not be as difficult as it has been in the past. We now understand the brain body connection and know that mental health is physical health!
Episode 2 Therapy Talk Lindsey Cooper, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate from California Therapy Talk Host: Rachel Hatfield M.S. LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S, TAC-S
Guest: Lindsey Cooper Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Topic: How to find therapy resources Tips to help find a therapist you can work with
1. Contact your Primary Care Physician for a referral recommendation
2. Asking friends and family if they are aware of anyone, they would recommend
3. Searching the online data base on the licensing board for the state you are in
4. Doing a quick search online for a list of therapist websites
5. Searching online directories for Mental Health Professionals
6. Your health insurance should have an online provider directory, or you can call the number on the back of your insurance card
Free or Reduced Cost Therapy Resources
Online Directories for Mental Health Professionals
Mind Set: Mental Health Survival Tips for 2020
1. Learn to cook something new
2. Eat together at the dining table, or have someone join you for a meal via video call.
3. Play and stay active. If you live alone organize a group video call for playing a board-game everyone has or meet in a VR room for a virtual hangout.
4. Stay Connected- It is so easy to let this social distancing get you down. Don't forget that we have so many ways to stay connected. Schedule routine video calls with people you love. Plan a meal to eat together over a video call. Play an online game together.
5. Rest - Always remember doing nothing is doing something. We must take time to rest and digest. Start practicing mindfulness and relaxation skills. There are several free apps that help encourage relaxation, mediation and mindfulness.
6. Create- learn a new hobby or start back with activities you once enjoyed. Take this time to remind yourself of things that bring you joy.
7. Read- read a new book or something you have enjoyed before
8. Learn- something new, take an online course, search you-tube for free instructions on something you have always wanted to learn about.
9. Grow- don't forget to grow through this pandemic. Give yourself permission to slow down and allow yourself to heal from the turmoil and disruption this global crisis has caused. Find ways grow, physically, emotionally and cognitively. Develop healthy self-care routines that create space for your needs during this time. Practice being attentive to your partner and children during this time. Make efforts to increase quality time, finish projects, laugh often, play always, love greatly, and practice grace.
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Our guest for this interview is Andrew Bennett, LCMFT, Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist. We are discussing his creation of a card game that helps develop emotional awareness and increase knowledge of emotions. This game is a wonderful tool for therapist to use in session and families to use on family game night! Check out the link below for details on how to purchase a set for your kiddos and family. Please remember to like this video if you enjoyed our content, hit that notification bell and subscribe to this channel to be the first to know about future interviews and videos about mental health awareness!
Rachel Hatfield M.S. LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S, TAC-S
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