I am frequently launched back into that place I was right when I decided to start this podcast.
It was about three years ago.
I was caught in traffic and it was raining. (I think I had a headache, too!)
During that time I’d been listening to podcasts of interviews of people doing pretty incredible things with their lives.
I was commuting to and from one of my internships and always thinking about the clients.
Am I doing the right thing?
I don’t know what the hell I’m doing?
They’re not listening to me.
I know I could help them if they listened, and then I could use that intervention I’d read about, and then they’d be on their way.
Yep. That was pretty much my internal dialogue, give or take.
I was eager, though definitely a bit misguided.
During one of those drives I had that lightening bolt moment and thought, What if I started a podcast and interviewed seasoned trauma therapists to help the people starting out just like me?
I knew I could gain a lot from it and hoped others could, as well.
Well, here we are some time later, 166 countries are listening in, and I’ve learned a hell of a lot. (I hope some of you have, too!)
Anyway, all this gets me to the point that the kind of seasoned clinician I would have loved to have been listening to during those commutes is Nancy Morgan.
Dr. Nancy Morgan returns, and I couldn’t be more excited about having her back. Dr. Morgan was a guest on episode 205. Ever since that time, I’ve wanted to have her back. Dr. Morgan epitomizes the elements of this work which I consider to be those close to my heart–compassion, authenticity, and education.
Dr. Nancy Morgan specializes both in working with adults with severe mental health challenges whose traumatic histories influence and inform their thoughts and behaviors and in providing Trauma-Focused training and supervision to future therapists.
Her primary work has been in Partial Hospitalization Program settings, Secure Residential Treatment Facilities, and Intensive Outpatient Programs, where she’s served as a clinician, manager, or most often as program clinical supervisor.
Currently, Dr. Morgan works as the Director of Behavioral Health at LifeMoves, Northern California’s largest agency dedicated to breaking the cycle of homelessness where she has developed a Trauma-Focused Mindfulness-Based training curriculum whereby she provides didactics, supervises, and mentors graduate psychology students.