Episode 62: The Gift in the Wound with Mari Lee

December 4, 2017
We were excited to sit with Mari Lee and talk about her upcoming book "The Gift in the Wound: Stories of Hope and Resiliency"  Mari, Jackie, and Jon all reflect on the changes and gifts that have come into their lives post trauma and heart-break.
Mari A. Lee, LMFT, CSAT-S is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a
Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, and is recognized nationally and
internationally for her work with sex addicts and their partners. She is the
founder of Growth Counseling Services, a recovery center located in
Southern California. 
Mari is also the author of the best selling book, “Facing Heartbreak: Steps
to Recovery for Partners of Sex Addicts”, and “The Creative Clinician.” Her
next book, “The Gift in the Wound: Stories of Hope and Resiliency” will be
out in 2018. She is a popular speaker and presents across the country on
the topic of sex and love addiction, partner’s trauma and resiliency.
In addition to her clinical work, speaking and writing, Mari is known as “The
Counselor’s Coach”, and is a trusted business coach helping therapists
create multiple income streams and develop successful private practices.
She facilitates the popular on line coaching group, “Like A Boss”, and gives
generously to the clinical community with free information on her coaching
website blog. Mari has created a complete clinical packet for therapists in
private practice, as well as group therapy forms, and freebies on her
toolbox page as a support. For supportive information, materials and
workshops, please visit: www.thecounselorscoach.com
For further information and support, or if you are interested in hiring Mari
as a speaker for your organization, event, TV, radio, or pod cast show, you
may contact Mari at 818.521.4370, or reach her via email at:mari@thecounselorscoach.com

Episode 61: Mother Hunger with Kelly McDaniel

November 28, 2017

Jackie and Jon spoke with Kelly McDaniel recently about Mother Hunger and it's particular impact on women in sex addiction recovery- don't tune out men- this is good for you too!  Kelly is a renowned Sex Addiction Therapist, Author (Ready to Heal: Breaking Free from Addictive Relationships), and Trauma Therapist.  Buckle up and get ready to have more light shed on some of the darker corners of your psyche!

Be sure to get more of Kelly's work at www.kellymcdanieltherapy.com or at www.healingheartbreaktherapy.com

Episode 60: Vicki Tidwell Palmer- More Healing for Betrayed Partners

November 20, 2017
Jackie and Jon welcome Vicki Tidwell Palmer, author of Moving Beyond Betrayal: The 5-Step Boundary Solution for Partners of Sex Addicts.  Vicki, Jon and Jackie explore the nature and role of boundaries in recovery and Vicki offers some refreshing and useful perspectives on the experience and needs of betrayed partners.
Be sure to check out Vicki's website and blog for more on this conversation

Episode 59: Dan Griffin and the ‘Man Rules’

November 13, 2017

Dan Griffin talked with us recently about his work understanding men and men's issues.  Dan is the host of the fantastic Man Rules Podcast and is known for his unique way of approaching men and men's issues.  We talk about the concept of 'man rules' and 'women rules' and look at some recent events that highlight what is and isn't working with modern manhood.

You can connect with more of Dan's work at www.dangriffin.com or on Facebook @dangriffinma or on Twitter @authordgriffin.


Episode 58: Recovery Coaching with Amy Smith

November 8, 2017

Jackie and Jon sit down again with Amy Smith, the founder of Worth Recovery to talk recovery coaching.  What is a Recovery Coach?  How does coaching work with therapy and 12 steps?  Answers to these questions and more!

You can find out more about Amy and the recovery coaching she does at www.worthrecovery.com


Episode 57: Mother-Enmeshed Men with Ken Adams

October 31, 2017
Jackie and Jon talk to nationally renowned author and treatment provider, Dr. Ken Adams.  Ken is known for his groundbreaking and cutting-edge work with sex addicts and offers specific help to men who are dealing with issues related to unresolved relationships with their mothers.  Ken helps the men who are trapped between loyalty to mom and loyalty to their partner get unstuck.  Ken has written numerous books focused on helping addicts heal from sexual addiction such as When He's Married to Mom, Silently Seduced and Clinical Management of Sex Addiction.
You can find out more about Ken and the work he does with mother-enmeshed men at www.drkenadams.com.  His books are available on Amazon.com.

Episode 56: Sexism

October 24, 2017

Sexism and assault are big topics in the news.  Jon and Jackie discuss why understanding sexism and working on your issues with sexism is part of a well-rounded, relationship-focused recovery.


Episode 55: Out of the Dog House with Rob Weiss

October 16, 2017

*This episode is marked explicit because it does contain references to human sexuality and words that some might find offensive- we find that the material is still relevant to our audience and sometimes these topics are best served in frank, adult conversations*

Jon and Jackie welcome Rob Weiss (@robweissmsw) to the podcast.  Rob is an accomplished author, therapist, and advocate for sex addicts in recovery.  Today we talk to Rob about his newest book Out of the Dog House: A Step-by-Step Relationship-Saving Guide for Men Caught Cheating.  Our conversation explores the experience of the spouse who has been cheated on as well as the experience of the person who has done the cheating including what happens for both at discovery/disclosure, initial steps to take for stabilization, and changes and growth that can happen in a relationship post-infidelity.
You can find Rob at www.robertweissmsw.com

Episode 54: Shame and Addiction with Doug Sorenson

October 9, 2017

We are very excited to have our friend and nationally recognized expert on shame and sex addiction Doug Sorenson on the show.  In this episode, Doug, Jon, and Jackie share some of their personal experiences with shame and Doug shares some insights around becoming more shame resilient.

You can find out more about Doug and his practice at https://www.dougsorensen.net/

Episode 53: “We’re all One Big Family Here!”

October 3, 2017

This is the second installment of Jon and Jackie's side project- The Hidden Trauma Crash Course.  In this episode, we discuss larger workplace dynamics and how they reflect family dynamics.  Human beings have a way of carrying the shadow of their family relationship dynamics with them everywhere they go- even when it isn't helpful.