Finding The Balance Between Dedication and Needing Rest with Artist & LGBTQ+ Community Leader Kia Sisowath (he/him)
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by Open Space Therapy Collective
1w ago
My Therapist is Out! Podcast - Ep 31 Finding The Balance Between Dedication and Needing Rest with Artist & LGBTQ+ Community Leader Kia Sisowath (he/him)   This week host Renae Johnson (they/them) and Artist & LGBTQ+ Community Leader Kia Sisowath (he/him) unpack the complex process of being a dedicated artist and when you’ve sacrificed too much.   In this episode we unpack: Breaking gender stereotypes in performance art  How to step up when your artistic vision and collaborators need you The signs of burnout and sacrificing yourself for your art The role rest plays in cr ..read more
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What are mood stabilizers? with Psych NP Mikey Whited (they/he)
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by Open Space Therapy Collective
3w ago
Ep 30 What are mood stabilizers? with Psych NP Mikey Whited (they/he) This week host Renae Johnson (they/them) and Psych NP Mikey Whited (they/he) real talk about what “mood stabilizer” medications really do (and don’t do).  In this episode we answer: What does a mood stabilizer do? How does it work?  Who would benefit from being on a mood stabilizer? If you start, do you have to stay on mood stabilizers forever?  How long does it take to feel the benefits of a mood stabilizer when taken regularly? Are mood stabilizers  addictive?  Join us as we dive into the medica ..read more
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Building Trust as a Creative Leader with Artist Kane Kongppien (he/him)
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by Open Space Therapy Collective
1M ago
My Therapist is Out! Podcast - Ep 29 Building Trust as a Creative Leader with Artist Kane Kongppien (he/him) This week host Renae Johnson (they/them) and Artist, Dancer, and Creative Leader Kane Kongppien (he/him) explore the depth of what it truly means to build trust and emotional safety with your creative colleagues.  In this episode we answer: What emotional safety means in a professional environment How leading LGBTQ+ Pride events at Disney and in SoCal cities builds community What changes in Kane’s life inspired him to break his own intergenerational cycles  Compassionate and ..read more
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Gender Identity, Religious Trauma, and the Why behind OSTC Swapcast with Mental Illness Happy Hour
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by Open Space Therapy Collective
1M ago
My Therapist is Out! Podcast - Ep 28 Gender Identity, Religious Trauma, and the Why behind OSTC Swapcast with Mental Illness Happy Hour This week’s episode is a swapcast with the Mental Illness Happy Hour. Host Paul Gilmartin (he/him) interviews Open Space Therapy Collective founder Renae Johnson (they/them) about their personal story and how it led them to founding OSTC as a hub for queer and trans mental health care.  In this episode Paul & Renae talk about: How religious trauma numbs us from ourselves How feeling like “not fitting anywhere” was the clue to help unlock the explorat ..read more
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Healing from being rejected by your family with Debbie Whyte (she/her)
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by Open Space Therapy Collective
2M ago
Host Renae Johnson (they/them) and Open Space Therapy Collective therapist Debbie Whyte (she/her) explore the healing process from being rejected by your biological family.    In this episode we answer: Common reasons someone may experience rejection from their family Trauma caused by being rejected from your family Coping strategies for dealing specifically with parental rejection The beginning process of healing What “creating your own family” really means Ways the holidays trigger rejection   Join us as we dive into the complexities of these relationship experiences an ..read more
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Why is my queer relationship mirroring hetero dynamics? with Kristen Crowe (she/they)
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by Open Space Therapy Collective
3M ago
Episode Description My Therapist is Out! Podcast - Ep 25 Why is my queer relationship mirroring hetero dynamics? with Kristen Crowe LPCC, BC-DMT (they/she) This week host Renae Johnson (they/them) and Open Space Therapy Collective therapist Kristen Crowe (they/she) explore why your queer relationship can end up behaving in heteronormative ways.  In this episode we answer:  Why do I feel like I’m stuck in a toxic hetero relationship model I can’t break out of? But to reel it back, what are the problems with hetero relationships?  I love my partner, but I can’t get them to see th ..read more
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Listener Q&A w/ Jenny Nigro (they) & Terra Friedman (she)
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by Open Space Therapy Collective
3M ago
My Therapist is Out! Podcast - Ep 24 Listener Q&A with Jenny Nigro ASW and Terra Friedman AMFT    This week we dive into the questions that you sent in for us!  Host Renae Johnson LPCC, ATR-BC, CCTP (they/them) with Open Space Therapy Collective Therapists Jenny Nigro ASW (they/them) and Terra Friedman AMFT (she/her) discuss:  Holding Boundaries  Exploring Gender Identity    Queer Experience & Mental Health As queer folks we often find ourselves sitting with a cis-het therapist wondering why we can’t connect or why things don’t feel safe. Somet ..read more
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Ambiguous Grief, Growth, & Community with Bryan Kosarek (he/him)
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by Open Space Therapy Collective
4M ago
Ep 23 Ambiguous Grief, Growth, & Queer Community w/ Bryan Kosarek (he/him)   Building a community and chosen family who gets you is one of the most important endeavors of our lifetime. Join us this week as we talk with @Bryan Kosarek, founder of the Unite App. Together we explore:   ??‍♂️ Queerness ? Ambiguous Grief ☃️ Growth Past Family Dynamic Patterns ? Effect of Building Queer Community   We all need each other to be our best selves.    Find new ways to build community with @Unitē    Start Therapy to grow into your authentic self ??‍♂️  Link in B ..read more
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What to do When You Don’t Feel Motivated with Kristen Crowe (she/they)
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by Open Space Therapy Collective
4M ago
If you were lazy you would be having more fun! Being unmotivated sucks, no ifs, ands, or buts. Being unmotivated can feel like:      ? Worthless ?Depressed  ? Angry   But unmotivated isn’t “just being lazy”. There are a million reasons we feel unmotivated.   ?? Too much change happening at once ☄️ No time to focus on what fills your cup ⚕ Symptoms from mental or physical illnesses ?‍♂️ Your body is forcing you to take a break   All of these things and so much more can leave us feeling unmotivated and trigger our inner critic to run havoc on our self-este ..read more
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What Exactly are SSRI’s? with Psych NP Mikey Whited (he/they)
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by Open Space Therapy Collective
5M ago
We hear medication terms and names thrown around all of the time. By our friends, social media, even doctors will just suggest something but won’t really take the time to explain. My Therapist is Out and Mikey Whited, Pscyh NP (he/they) are here to help make all that medical jargon really clear for you as we dive into SSRI medication today.    SSRIs have been around for a long-time and are typically used to help reduce depression symptoms. However these Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors are so much more! Join us as we talk about how they work (and don’t), how you’re brain and g ..read more
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