I am always so happy when I come across clear, easy to understand, practical and (bonus) free information on trauma and mental health. I am even more excited when this information provides direction as to how to find the specific types of help those with trauma histories deserve.
It’s not an exaggeration to say I was ecstatic when I heard about Laura Reagan’s brand new podcast Trauma Chat. When I listened to it, I was like ‘wow,’ this is exactly what I needed to hear five years ago when my partner and I began searching for information on complex trauma.
I want you to know about it too.
There are at least seven reasons I am excited about this podcast:
- The episodes are for anyone. This podcast provides basic and clear information for the person directly impacted, those closest who want to learn more and others. I think anyone will benefit.
- The episodes are brief – ten to twenty minutes.
- There is one main point per show.
- Laura’s expertise as a well-established podcaster means she is an excellent communicator in this medium.
- As a trauma clinician, she conveys sensitivity to ensuring content, as much as possible, is not overwhelming.
- The style of this podcast is warm, personable and relaxed. Honestly, given the topic of trauma, it’s a pleasant listen.
- This podcast also stands out because it is not an interview style show. Laura is the only speaker, which allows the show to be brief and on point.
I could go on but I’ll let Laura speak for herself. Links to the podcast and website are summarized at the end.
By the way, this is not the first time Laura has been a guest on my blog. To read her other interview During Covid, two trauma therapists talk about support for trauma survivors & loved ones.
Laura Reagan, LCSW-C, CDWF, (she/her) is a clinical social worker specializing in trauma, attachment, mindfulness, and self compassion in Severna Park, Maryland. She is the owner of The Baltimore Annapolis Center for Integrative Healing. Laura and her associates specialize in trauma-informed psychotherapy and counseling for children, adolescents and adults in Anne Arundel County, Maryland and surrounding areas. Laura is also the founder the podcast Therapy Chat, the new podcast Trauma Chat and the Trauma Therapist Network, a website offering information and resources for trauma survivors and trauma therapists.
Who is Trauma Chat for?
Trauma Chat is for anyone who wants to understand what trauma is and how it affects us.
What is Trauma Chat about?
Simply put, Trauma Chat is about how trauma shows up in our lives and how to find resources for support and healing following traumatic experiences.
When do the episodes release?
Trauma Chat is a limited weekly podcast that is released on Tuesdays.
Where can people find it?
When the website goes live August 1, Trauma Chat will be live on the Trauma Therapist Network site. Its web address is www.traumachatpod.com. For now, there is a link on the coming soon homepage.
Bonus: if you sign up to receive notifications about upcoming episodes, you receive the free PDF 10 Mistakes When Choosing a Trauma Therapist.
Why did you decide to do a podcast for everyone?
My other show, Therapy Chat, consists of in depth conversations about therapy with a focus on trauma, attachment, mindfulness, self compassion, relationships and creativity.
I wanted to provide that basic information in bite sized episodes because trauma is, by its nature, overwhelming. Hopefully listeners will find the information they need to be more easily accessible in this short format.
How are you hoping Trauma Chat helps people and their loved ones?
I hope Trauma Chat helps anyone who is wondering if they’re affected by trauma; anyone who loves someone who has experienced trauma; anyone who knows they have trauma and wants to find help.
My goal is to to provide psychoeducational information to depathologize trauma responses and reduce stigma while empowering listeners with the information they need to find support and help.