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Launching Your Daughter podcast was created to support parents and caregivers in empowering their tween and teen girls as they prepare for young adulthood. Guests will be interviewed to discuss topics such as anxiety, perfectionism, depression, trauma, relationship struggles, budgeting time and money, nutrition and self-care. Conversations about mindfulness, self compassion, mind, body and spirit connections, holistic and alternative approaches used in psychotherapy and counseling will also ...
 
Whether you are just starting out in the field of eating disorders or a seasoned, wise clinician, everyone needs support, guidance and advice once in awhile. Welcome to dietitian seasonings and therapist reasonings, hosted by therapist Meredith Riddick and dietitian Jill Sechi, eating disorders specialists supervisors with A Collaborative Approach. This podcast is intended to support, educate, and validate clinicians in the eating disorders field; emphasizing the team approach as best practi ...
 
Selling the Couch is the #1 podcast for aspiring, new, and current mental health private practitioners. Psychologist Melvin Varghese interviews successful therapists about the business side of private practice (e.g., how they get referrals, their best tips and strategies, and their daily habits, etc.) as well as the world's top business, marketing, and social media experts. What you get are bite sized and highly actionable tips to guide your private practice and entrepreneurial journey. Star ...
 
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Today’s show covers a topic we’ve talked about before, but there are many aspects for a clinician to consider around money. The topic carries many nuances and emotional ties, so we need to have continuing conversations about how we feel and think about money. Michael Spencer is a holistic declutter coach. She has an interesting background in the ac…
 
Jill takes the wheel this week with the focus of metabolism and how eating disorders effect the metabolism process of the body. Jill goes through very basic concepts of metabolism, function and how eating disorders can lower or "rev up" the body's metabolism (during refeeding). Is metabolism as simple as "calories in vs calories out?" Mmmmm, no. Li…
 
Today’s show focuses on the importance of doing our own work in therapy to be effective as business owners and good people in the world. In light of all the difficulties in navigating 2020, this topic has been extremely relevant, and I’ve seen firsthand the value of therapy in my own life. Join us to learn more. Elizabeth (“Biz”) Cush is a good fri…
 
This is a bit of a somber episode. Meredith and Jill discuss their personal experiences losing a client or a client in their practice. How do you handle this as a clinician? As Meredith states "we build relationships with clients and we genuinely care about them." It makes sense they we will be affected by their passing or that may be worried that …
 
With all that’s going on in the world around us, dealing with grief in various forms and degrees has become extremely relevant. Additionally, we all know people who are hurting through the loss of a loved one, so wisdom from an expert is timely and helpful. Besides, it’s always fun to have a good friend on the podcast! Join us! Dr. Sonya Lott is a …
 
Jill begins this episode with a client's letter to her ED. A letter of "goodbye." How do you know when to discharge a client or decrease frequency of appointments. Do you use your gut feeling? What behaviors are you hoping to see? Often in the ED field, clients are seen for a longer length of time. Now this may be more known from a therapist point …
 
Today’s show is an interesting conversation about how unexpected things can happen, even in the world of private practice. You just never know what the future may hold! Laura Vaillancourt previously appeared on STC to discuss her group private practice that focused on the elderly and their caregivers. Since that time, she was approached by a corpor…
 
As we enter a new STC season, we are all aware of the challenges for clinicians during the coronavirus pandemic. Many practitioners have pivoted and transitioned into the world of telehealth, which still presents obstacles. Join us to learn more in today’s show. Dr. Adina Silvestri works as an addictions therapist and has a podcast called Atheists …
 
This is the second part of our series on Trauma and EDs. Meredith reviews the concept of fight, flight or freeze and gives descriptions of various characteristics of these behaviors. Meredith emphasizes the importance of diagnosing accurately as there are may characteristics of trauma that seem to be other psychiatric diagnosis. For example some cl…
 
How do you succeed in marketing your practice when you tend toward introversion? So many clinicians are not extroverts and don’t feel comfortable with the traditional networking that is required in marketing. There are challenges to face, and fortunately, there are non-traditional forms of marketing that can be done. This show will give you some va…
 
This session (and maybe the next) will be some Meredith time! She reviews basic aspects of trauma. What is trauma? How does this occur? When we say someone has trauma, what does this mean? Meredith also discusses various interventions therapists may use. Our title is based off a very good book that we recommend you read: The Body Keeps the Score: B…
 
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a millionaire? Most of us have probably spent some time dreaming about how we would use that kind of wealth, but you might be surprised to learn that millionaires don’t live and spend the way we think they do. The show will take a short break for the month of April. This is because I like to practi…
 
We are working on some new episodes so please tune in next week! Remember to sign up for our newsletter to receive some extra bonus materials such as role plays. As we are busy behind the scenes, listen to one of our previous episodes where we talk about the importance of obtaining supervision. Meredith and Jill discuss the supervision process for …
 
With the growth of the telemedicine industry in recent years, have you considered using this technology in your private practice? If your curiosity is piqued, then you might wonder about the differences in marketing online counseling vs. a traditional private practice. Join us to learn more about this intriguing concept. Shelly Smith, LMFT, shares …
 
We are so excited to get requests for topics! Today's podcast is covering compulsive exercise in relationship to eating disorder recovery. Meredith and Jill first review the difference between athletes and compulsive "exercisers." An excellent resource is Dr. Kate Bennett's website: Athlete Insight. Meredith reviews aspects of exercise that a thera…
 
Where do your ideal clients hang out? Who are the people and organizations that are serving them? These are questions you should answer as you consider narrowing your focus and attracting your ideal clients. Today’s show dives into the practical steps you can take to accomplish these important goals. Keri Nola is a dear friend who has been on the s…
 
Welcome Becky Henry to this weeks podcast. Read more about Becky Henry here. Becky discusses a bit of her own story about how she was first a parent of a child in the throws of an eating disorder. She discusses what was helpful for her as she was supporting her child in the recovery process. Becky also discusses the perspective of the parent and th…
 
In this last episode before the usual August break for STC, I wanted to highlight my colleagues and valued listeners. So much knowledge and wisdom have been shared in these first few years of the podcast, and today’s show includes clips from other clinicians sharing what they have learned and how they have implemented those lessons into their pract…
 
This is an episode addressing a requested topic: "How to handle clients whose trauma involves a lot of foods (either specific types of foods or certain settings or preparing foods) as an RD (ie how to do your work while staying in your lane?)" Meredith and Jill discuss their thoughts and opinions on how to address when clients struggle with trauma …
 
The pandemic and months of quarantine have many of us relying more than ever on video. We use video for meetings, live sessions, live-streaming, and other content, so it’s important to have the best quality possible. Join us to learn more. Michael Rothermel is my videographer who filmed the welcome video for STC back in 2017. We were part of the sa…
 
Meredith and Jill discuss the difficulties that can occur when working with clients that are 18 or older and their usually very concerned parents. There are of course laws and guidelines with age however with eating disorders, malnutrition can affect an individual's brain. Working with the most "nourished" brain in the room is often needed (the par…
 
Today’s show is a special episode as we celebrate STC hitting the ONE MILLION downloads’ milestone. When I started the podcast, I thought one million downloads was a reasonable 20-year-goal, but here we are, just five years along in the journey. To mark this occasion, I’m going solo today with advice to the younger me, or what I wish I had known fi…
 
Meredith and Jill discuss their thoughts and opinions about Episode 25 with Dr. Ralph Carson: What's weight got to do with it? We hope you found his presentation thought provoking, powerful and informative. As Dr. Carson says, he's the messenger and all of what he presented was research as we currently know. Meredith and Jill emphasized the importa…
 
As rewarding as it is to start your own podcast and share your knowledge and expertise with the world, there is one thing that makes it even better--and that’s monetizing your podcast. Wouldn’t it be a dream come true to make money from your podcast? You might think it’s the impossible dream, but today’s show brings practical information and simple…
 
In this episode Meredith and I have the opportunity of speaking with Dr. Ralph Carson, RDN, CEDRD for a full hour and a half. Dr. Carson provides more of a presentation with question and answers towards the end. The focus of this podcast is bridging the gap between healthcare recommendations and focus of weight loss vs the recommendations by eating…
 
July is an exciting month because STC will hit one million downloads! It’s something I could never have imagined during these first few years. As STC has grown, we’ve added new team members and made significant changes. One of the biggest changes to date is happening now, and we’re taking a closer look in today’s show. Nicole Denison has been my vi…
 
In preparation for our upcoming episode to be released on July 6, 2020, with Dr. Ralph Carson, RD, CEDRD, LD we wanted to share a role play that we published (video version) in our June newsletter. You can sign up here to receive our newsletter and for the special bonuses we will be providing from Dr. Carson's discussion (powerpoint video version o…
 
During times like these, it’s essential to think outside the box, but every decision has business and financial implications. One way to survive the pandemic shutdown is to pull back from one-on-one work and create income streams that aren’t dependent on being there in person. If you’re curious to know more, then join us for this episode. Jackie Fl…
 
Hi all! In preparation for our July 6, 2020 podcast, Meredith and I wanted to re-post a previous podcast topic: The Role of the Dietitian in Eating Disorder Treatment. Listen on and be refreshed. Dietitians play an essential role in the treatment of eating disorders. They also have a deep understanding of health and wellness and can blend this know…
 
Since STC usually focuses on aspects of the journey into private practice, today’s show is different. We are talking to someone who decided to take her skill set in another direction and move away from private practice. A traditional talk-therapy practice isn’t for everyone, and there are other therapeutic healing modalities that can be fulfilling …
 
In this episode Meredith and Jill discuss their personal perspectives about Douglas Bunnell, PhD, FAED, CEDS-S's interview on Episode 23. Meredith reflects on the anxiety of clinicians that are new in the field and seasoned in the field and how this develops through personality types and also training in graduate school. Jill discusses the difficul…
 
Today’s show is different from the regular topics of business and entrepreneurship, and it may be one of the most important issues of all. Join us to learn some golden nuggets to help you in your relationships. Roger Nygard is best known for his highly acclaimed and successful documentary called Trekkies. Today’s conversation is focused on Roger’s …
 
In this episode, Meredith and Jill have the opportunity to interview Dr. Bunnell. Through his 30 years of experience in the ED field, he shares his clinical wisdom and generally describes the 14 qualities or characteristics of effective therapists/clinicians. There are more and more clinicians entering the ED field. However, there lacks adequate tr…
 
We are tackling another topic relevant to the pandemic crisis. This particular time is a good chance to think about private practice in different ways than ever before. If you’ve ever considered blogging as a way to build your practice and expand your reach to your ideal clients, then this is the show for you. Lauren Hahn is a licensed mental healt…
 
All of these twos! This was not planned. In this session Jill and Meredith discuss the education component in dietitian sessions. Dietitians have a huge role in eating disorder support by providing education to clients. Often most client "know" a lot however they "know" a lot of misinformation. A dietitian helps dispel these food and nutrition myth…
 
The concept of using telemedicine for mental health clinicians has become very relevant due to the coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, meeting clients this way is something that is not just temporary; clinicians need to make this transition and set themselves up for successful telemedicine for the future. Roy Huggins has been at the forefront of t…
 
Do you provide education in your sessions? Most clients that struggle with eating disorders need to "unlearn" misinformation that they have heard from youtubers, the internet or Netflix "shockumentaries." Often those newer in the field provide much more nutrition and psychoeducation in sessions than those that are more seasoned. But for those that …
 
As clinicians, we occupy a unique role as we hold space for the grief of our clients while still navigating our own grief and disappointment in a time like this pandemic crisis. These times make us think differently about how we serve our clients, which makes today’s show about text-based therapy very relevant. Can it be used in an ethical and effe…
 
In this episode Meredith and Jill discuss the "Stay At Home" (due to the Covid 19 Pandemic) challenges that have demanded many clinicians in the eating disorders field to see clients via video or phone. During this pandemic, have clients been able to transition smoothly from in person to "virtual?" Do you you prefer or do you struggle with the virt…
 
Even though today’s topic is very specific, it’s one that applies to many clinicians. We are discussing the unique situation of restarting a private practice after a military deployment. We include many helpful tips if you find yourself in that situation, or if your niche involves working with the military population. Chad Welch has a private pract…
 
In part 2 of our interview with Robyn Goldberg, RDN, CEDRD-S, Robyn discusses some content in her book regarding supporting and helping caregivers in supporting their loved one during eating disorder recovery. She discusses the importance of emphasizing not "envying" their loved one's eating disorder. Robyn encourages the awareness of their loved o…
 
Today’s show is about search engine optimization (SEO), an essential aspect of your private practice website. The truth is that you can have the most beautifully designed website on the planet, but it won’t help your practice if it doesn’t attract people. If you’re confused about trying to navigate the world of SEO, then this is the show you don’t …
 
Robyn Goldberg joins Dietitian Seasonings & Therapists Reasonings with the release of her new book The Eating Disorders Trap for a two part series. Part begins with Robyn discussing a case with a clinician who referred a very sick client to her. The clinician has minimal knowledge about eating disorders. Robyn's role became one of educating the cli…
 
It’s a challenge to open up and be vulnerable about what you’ve learned along your journey. Often, it’s that authenticity that is most effective in helping others learn from what YOU have learned. Today’s guest is an example of openness and vulnerability. Katie Leikam, LCSW, has a private practice in Decatur, GA. She is sharing with transparency ab…
 
Meredith and Jill talk about when and how to incorporate nutrition topics and concerns when a client has heart disease, diabetes, or abnormal lab values, etc. when they are in the throws of eating disorder recovery. They review when a client is in the the "early stages of recovery" as well as when they have had a year or two of recovery "under thei…
 
Welcome to a solo episode about a very important topic: Focusing on Your ONE Thing. This episode is an outgrowth of one of my personal goals for 2017, which is to read one business-related book per month. I’ve already read a book that has impacted me greatly and changed the way I approach my business. The book is The One Thing: The Surprisingly Sim…
 
In this podcast Meredith and Jill provide a role playing scene that is often common in the dietitian's and therapist's sessions. Often times parents want to try to bargain and negotiate their child's weight goal that usually the dietitian sets through a full assessment and review of weight history. We also have this on video as well on A Collaborat…
 
This episode features . . . .you! Nineteen of our listeners took the time to record their tips for getting referrals, which just happens to be the most-asked question for clinicians. This episode is bittersweet for me because it’s the last one of this season. I’m taking some time off to focus on being a husband and daddy and to take some much-neede…
 
Kari Anderson joins us for another podcast on the subject of desire for weight loss or for clients who call themselves compulsive "overeaters" and "addicted to food." These clients often do not realized they may even be struggling with an eating disorder. How do we allow clients to talk about a strong desire to lose weight. As clinicians in the fie…
 
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