Back Porch Bestie

Back Porch Bestie

Hosted by: Kasey Compton & Kelsey Blaha

Have you ever looked around, examined your life, and thought is this IT?? I imagine you have, and I KNOW you’re not alone. I’m Kasey and right here beside me is Kelsey. We are licensed professional counselors,...

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56: Is Perfectionism a Trauma Response? with Dr. Tara Sanderson, PsyD, MBA

Are perfectionists born or made? According to Dr. Tara Sanderson, perfectionism can stem from a fear response, often triggered by past experiences. In this episode, Dr. Tara shares her personal journey and how she has...
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55: Communicating Effectively and Building an Unstoppable Team with Mike Michalowicz

Join Mike Michalowicz as he shares his secret sauce for rock-solid communication and crafting teams that simply can't be stopped. He talks about his experiences working with a predominantly female team and emphasizes...
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54: The Gift of Dissociation with Ryan Pink (Part 2)

The besties continue to chat with Ryan Pink about the journey through trauma and healing. They discuss the connection between our physiology and our mythology (thoughts and beliefs), and give their thoughts on...
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53: Using the Right Tool to Fix the Problem: Holistic Trauma Healing with Ryan Pink (Part 1)

Ryan Pink, an entrepreneur and trauma expert, shares his personal journey of being diagnosed with acute and complex PTSD, which led him to explore various trauma healing modalities. He spent $300,000 and even tried 18...
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52: Managing Conflicts in Your Relationship (#NightTimeKelsey) with Tara Vossenkemper, PhD, LPC

The amazing Tara Vossenkemper is back for another episode! In this conversation, her and the besties chat about how relationships can change and get better over time. Tara explains the concept of perspective and how...
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51: Alternative Healing Tools for Trauma (Flower Essences, Tarot, and Reiki) with Maureen Clancy, LCSW, Reiki Master

Maureen Clancy, a licensed clinical social worker and Reiki master, shares her personal journey of healing from trauma and how she discovered alternative healing tools such as flower essences, Reiki, and tarot. These...
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50: How to Manage Stress and Prevent Burnout with Gabrielle Juliano-Villani, LCSW

Struggling with burnout? You're not alone! Burnout is a real struggle, and sometimes we don't even realize we're experiencing it. Gabrielle Juliano-Villani, a licensed clinical social worker, shares her personal...
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49: Finding Self-Care That Works For You with Traci W. Pirri, LCSW-S, EMDR Approved Consultant

Exercising, taking a bubble bath, relaxing on the couch…you’ve heard of the “typical” self-care routines. What about personalized self-care? Traci W. Pirri, owner of Hope for the Journey, discusses her thoughts on...
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48: Breaking Free from the Boxes: Unapologetic Authenticity with Dr. Emy Tafelski

In a world that constantly bombards us with messages about who we should be and how we should act, embracing unapologetic authenticity can be a transformative journey. According to Dr. Emy Tafelski, a licensed...
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47: A Book Launch Is A Lot Like Giving Birth

From feeling exposed to experiencing joy, launching “In Search of You” has been a rollercoaster of emotions for Kasey. In this episode, the besties discuss the experience of launching a book and the highs and lows...
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46: Embracing Your Authentic Voice with Berit Elizabeth, MA

Ever struggled with having hard conversations? Did you know that our body language, posture, and voice can impact how we feel and how others perceive us during difficult conversations? It’s true! Berit Elizabeth,...
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45: Exploring Sexuality, Gender and Relationships with Noelle Clason, LMFT, PhD Candidate in Human Sexuality

Dive into the fascinating realm of human sexuality, gender expression, and consensual non-monogamy with Noelle Clason, founder of Sex-Positive Therapy! Noelle shares her background and expertise in gender, sexuality,...
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