Trauma

Emily Clark, MSW, on Shame

Survivors of sexual violence often carry a great deal of shame and self blame. In this episode of Woman Worriers, host Elizabeth Cush and her guest, Emily Clark, MSW, talk about overcoming shame and finding confidence in recovery from sexual assault.

 

Susan Piver on The Four Noble Truths of Love

Can mindfulness help your marriage? In this episode of Woman Worriers Annapolis-based therapist Elizabeth Cush talks with Susan Piver, meditation teacher and author of The Four Noble Truths of Love, about the Buddhist perspective on relationships.

 

Elizabeth Cush on Healing Through Storytelling

Exploring your story can help you put the past in a new perspective. In this episode of the Woman Worriers podcast, host Elizabeth Cush shares her story of sexual abuse and talks about how telling it helped her heal.

 

Marisa Goudy on The Healing Power of Writing

If you have ever wondered whether you have a story inside you, this episode of “Woman Worriers” is for you. Annapolis-based therapist Elizabeth Cush talks with Marisa Goudy, a writer and writing coach, about helping women find their voices and the healing power of writing.

 

Nicole Burgess On Introverted Women

If you’ve ever wondered whether you might be an introvert, this episode of “Woman Worriers” is for you. Annapolis-based therapist Elizabeth Cush talks with Nicole Burgess, LMFT, an empowerment mentor for introverted women, about what it means to be an introvert, how anxiety impacts you if you are introverted, and how introverted women can take care of themselves.

 

Jenna Hollenstein on Mindful Eating

If dieting leaves you discouraged—maybe even a little depressed—this episode of Woman Worriers will give you hope. Host Elizabeth Cush talks with Jenna Hollenstein, a nutrition therapist, about the damage that the “diet culture” has done and how mindful eating can help us get in touch with the wisdom of our bodies.

 

Elizabeth Cush on Guided Imagery

According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, intimate partner violence affects more than 12 million people in the United States every year. In recognition of October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Woman Worriers host Elizabeth Cush interviews Rae Leonard, of Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Abuse and Domestic Violence Program, about resources for victims of domestic abuse.

Robert Cox on Changing the Culture of Sexual Assault

Will life really be harder for me after #MeToo? In this episode of “Woman Worriers,” Annapolis-based therapist Elizabeth Cush talks with Robert Cox, of Life Recovery Consulting, about how the white patriarchal response to women’s accusations of abuse and sexual assault is impacting survivors and victims — and what needs to change.

Rae Leonard on Domestic Violence

According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, intimate partner violence affects more than 12 million people in the United States every year. In recognition of October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Woman Worriers host Elizabeth Cush interviews Rae Leonard, of Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Abuse and Domestic Violence Program, about resources for victims of domestic abuse.

Elizabeth Cush on Sexual Assault

Recent headlines have raised many questions about sexual assault reporting. In this episode of the Woman Worriers podcast, host Elizabeth Cush explores why more women don’t come forward immediately — if at all — when they are sexually assaulted.

Elizabeth Bonet on Hypnosis and Perinatal Anxiety

Sometimes motherhood can feel overwhelming. In this episode of Woman Worriers, host Elizabeth Cush interviews Elizabeth Bonet, a clinical psychologist who specializes in anxiety and perinatal mood disorders, about new moms, anxiety and depression — and how hypnosis can help.

Mercedes Samudio, LCSW on Shame-Proof Parenting

If you’ve ever wondered how those other mothers seem to keep it all together, this week’s episode of the Woman Worriers podcast is for you. Host Elizabeth Cush interviews Mercedes Samudio, LCSW, a parent coach and author of Shame-proof Parenting: Find your unique parenting voice, feel empowered, and raise whole, healthy children.

Rebecca Wong on Anxiety, Intimacy and Relationships

Relationship skills don’t always come naturally. In this episode of Woman Worriers, host Elizabeth Cush interviews Rebecca Wong, LCSW, a relationship therapist, about relationships, intimacy, anxiety, building healthy boundaries, communicating effectively, bringing mindfulness into the moment and more.

Elizabeth Cush On Managing Anxiety

Sooner or later, you’re going to hit your anxiety head on. In this episode of the Woman Worriers podcast, host Elizabeth Cush shares her personal experience with managing anxiety in a triggering situation.

Lindsey Ellison on Narcissistic Partners

If you’re never quite living up to your partner’s expectations, it’s a problem — and the problem isn’t you. In this episode of Woman Worriers, host Elizabeth Cush and her guest, relationship coach Lindsey Ellison, talk about women in relationships with narcissists.

Nazanin Moali, PhD on Sexuality, Addiction and Anxiety

Does anxiety affect sexual relationships? In this episode of Woman Worriers, host Elizabeth Cush and her guest, Nazanin Moali, PhD, talk about the different ways that anxiety might shape your sex life.

Adriana Alejandre, LMFT on Women and Trauma

Lack of money… Guilt over family left behind… The stigma of seeking counseling… Latina women, particularly immigrants, face many fears. In this episode of Woman Worriers, creator and host Elizabeth Cush and her guest, Adriana Alejandre, MA, LMFT, talk about anxiety and women of color.

Allison Puryear, LCSWC, CEDS, on Thriving With Anxiety

Anxiety doesn’t have to be the enemy. In this episode of Woman Worriers, Creator and host Elizabeth Cush and her guest, Allison Puryear, LCSWC, CEDS, share unique perspectives on anxiety, therapy, work and life.

Laura Reagan on Healing Childhood Trauma

Childhood trauma can stay with us long into adulthood, affecting the pattern of our lives. In this episode of Woman Worriers, host Elizabeth Cush talks with Laura Reagan, an integrative trauma therapist, about healing past pain.

Healing Trauma, Anxiety & Addiction with Mindfulness

Trauma, anxiety and addiction can go hand in hand. In this episode of “Woman Worriers,” Annapolis-based therapist Elizabeth Cush talks with Robert Cox, of Life Recovery Consulting, about his own experiences with these issues and insights into how mindfulness can help manage the anxiety and ease the cravings.