Women

Sharon Martin on Perfectionism and Anxiety

Pressure to perform perfectly can come from many places—society, the people around us and, very often, from inside ourselves. Perfectionism can add to our anxiety and stress. It can keep us from trying new things for fear of failure. In this episode of the Woman Worriers podcast, host Elizabeth Cush, of Progression Counseling in Annapolis, Md., talks with Sharon Martin, a San Francisco Bay-area counselor and author of the Happily Imperfect blog and The CBT Workbook for Perfectionism. They share insights into how perfectionism holds us back and offer strategies to help you overcome perfectionist behaviors and bring your life into balance.

 

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.

 

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.

Kristen Ulmer on Fear

Have you been trying to conquer your fear and anxiety? Maybe it’s time to stop. In this episode of Woman Worriers, host Elizabeth Cush interviews Kristen Ulmer, a former extreme skier who is now a master facilitator, fear specialist and author of The Art of Fear: Why Conquering Fear Won’t Work and What to Do Instead.

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.

Laurie J. Cameron On Mindfulness

Can mindfulness make a difference in your life? In this episode of Woman Worriers, host Elizabeth Cush interviews author and mindfulness leadership coach Laurie J. Cameron about her new book, The Mindful Day: Practical Ways to Find Focus, Calm, and Joy from Morning to Evening.

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.

Jennifer Weeks, PhD, on Problematic Sexual Behavior

What happens when someone’s sexual behavior becomes a problem? In this episode of Woman Worriers, host Elizabeth Cush and her guest, Jennifer Weeks, PhD, talk about sex addiction and its impacts on the individual and the primary partner.

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.

Deb Del Vecchio-Scully, LPC, on Anxiety & Essential Oils

Could lavender or other essential oils help calm your anxiety? In this episode of Woman Worriers, host Elizabeth Cush and her guest, Deb Del Vecchio-Scully, LPC, talk about mindful breathing, brain chemistry and a unique way to feel better fast.