In this episode, Djuan Short, LCSW joins Amber Dee on the couch to dive into the Dos and Don’t in Therapy.
Featuring: Djuan Short, LCSW Dujan Short is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Yoga Teacher and EMDR provider. Using EDMR, Yoga Therapy, Trama Focused Therapy and Holistic Psychotherapy, Dujan helps her clients calm and regulate their bodies and minds at Dahlia Rose Wellness. She is also the author of Healing on Purpose: Journey to Emotional and Rational Wellness.
In this episode:
- What you should be looking for when trying to find a therapist.
- Why do you need to make a list of the things you want to work on before starting therapy.
- How to do research on potential therapists.
- Dujan’s recommended number of therapists to do consults with.
- Why you need to think about your budget when getting a therapist.
- What a sliding scale is.
- Finding resources to pay for therapy.
- How to have difficult conversations with your therapists about their behavior.
- Why you should talk about big things earlier in your session than towards the end.
- The reason you have to be willing to do the follow-up work.
- The importance of being an active participant in therapy.
Mentioned In This Episode:
- Dujan’s Book- Healing on Purpose: Journey to Emotional and Rational Wellness.
- Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself by Nedra Glover Tawwab
- The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel A. van Der Kolk
- Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image, and the Capacity for Relationship by Laurence Heller Ph.D. and Aline LaPierre Psy.D.
- Healing Invisible Wounds: Paths to Hope and Recovery in a Violent World by Richard F. Mollica
- Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We're Not Hurting: Real Talk for When There's Nowhere to Go But Up by Terrie Williams
- Transforming The Living Legacy of Trauma: A Workbook for Survivors and Therapists by Janina Fisher
- My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem
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