At Counselors for Change we believe that everyone has the capacity to be a counselor– one who advocates for the wellbeing of another. The Counselor for Change Spotlight is dedicated to highlighting counselors, in and outside the field of mental health, who advocate for change, end stigma, and promote equity.
If you know a “counselor” who is making a difference in your community, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would like to highlight the excellent work of Jennifer Savage, LPC, Bridger Falkenstien, PLPC, and Melissa Sundwall, LPC , creators and hosts of the Beyond Trauma Podcast. They are dedicated to providing a free resource for everyone who is thinking about or taking the courageous journey of personal growth. Their compassionate presence, which you can actually feel just by listening to them, humanizes our experiences by putting them into a context where all of our responses make sense. The validation and information allows listeners to move into a place of empowered being and action.
Their vision is to bring healing and relief to those suffering from the symptoms of trauma and give information about EMDR through the lens of the client as well as therapist. They are open about their own experiences on both the couch and the therapist’s chair. Great therapists have a great therapist! Their other podcast, Notice That, provides resources specifically useful for therapists to hone and advance their skills.
You can listen to episodes on most listening platforms or even through their website. They also provide great information and resources on their Facebook. Check them out and share. You won’t be disappointed.
Dr. Kirk Honda with Psychology in Seattle Podcast
Dr. Kirk Honda has a Doctorate in Psychology, a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy, and has been working as a therapist with individuals, couples, and families since 1996. He has been a university professor since 1998.
His podcast and YouTube channel inspire change with open and informed dialogue on important topics such as relationships, mental health, and popular culture. His reaction videos of popular reality shows, like 90 Day Fiancé and Love is Blind, provide a therapist POV that challenges misconceptions of mental health, ends stigma, and normalizes therapy illustrating how it can improve daily life.
Dr. Kirk Honda’s work provides accessible and relatable mental health information making him a Counselor for Change worth checking out.