The Trauma Therapist | Podcast with Guy Macpherson, PhD | Inspiring interviews with thought-leaders in the field of trauma.
Inspiring interviews with thought-leaders and game-changers in the fields of trauma, mindfulness, addiction and yoga. Join Guy Macpherson, PhD at traumatherapistproject.com as we hear about the journeys of passionate mental health workers who dedicate their lives to helping others heal and thrive.

In the last two decades, Jamie Redford has written, directed or produced over a dozen films, including the award‑winning HBO documentaries The Big Picture, Toxic Hot Seat and Mann v. Ford.

Jamie co‑founded the Redford Center with his father in 2007 as a vehicle to make documentaries that inspire positive change. He holds a B.A. in creative writing and film from the University of Colorado, Boulder and an M.A. in literature from Northwestern University.

Direct download: Episode_143_-_Jamie_Redford.mp3
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Peter M. Bernstein, PhD, FAPA, MFT is founder and director of the Bernstein Institute for Trauma Treatment in Petaluma, CA. In private practice since 1974, Peter holds a doctorate in clinical psychology as a California licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

Dr. Bernstein specializes in the field of emotional and physical trauma and is the author of Trauma: Healing the Hidden Epidemic. A veteran of the Vietnam War era, Peter completed advanced infantry training at Fort Ord on the Monterey peninsula.

The Bernstein Institute offers individual, couples, and group therapy and uses Reichian-Myofascial Release Therapy (RMFR), a unique and proprietary modality developed by Dr. Bernstein for healing trauma, PTS, and other behavioral health issues.

Direct download: Episode_142_-_Peter_Bernstein.mp3
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Tracy is a nutrition therapist, registered licensed dietitian and attuned eating coach in private practice providing in-person, phone and online counseling since 2006. Tracy specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and eating problems for both adults and children.

Tracy’s experiences center on counseling and coaching in outpatient and intensive outpatient eating disorder settings and mindful, intuitive eating individual and group sessions. She maintains both an in-person and online practice with people from all over the country. Tracy has worked with individuals and groups on healing their worries with food, weight, body image and movement, championing their freedom through connection with their inner wisdom, using nutrition information gently and relying on intuitive eating.

Tracy also uses a personality based psychological and spiritual system called the Enneagram to help clients see where habitual ego patterns get them stuck (especially with food or body image issues) and how to operate more from the current moment as well as somatic tracking, grounding, resourcing and other tools to help people feel their own experiences to foster embodiment.

Direct download: Episode_141_-_Tracy_Brown.mp3
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Daniel Siegel, MD is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry.

He is currently a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, founding director of UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, founding co-investigator at the UCLA Center for Culture, Brain and Development, and executive director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational center devoted to promoting insight, compassion, and empathy in individuals, families, institutions, and communities.

Dr. Siegel is the founding editor of the Norton Professional series on Interpersonal Neurobiology, now with 50 textbooks in publication.

His books include Mindsight, Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology, The Developing Mind, Second Edition, The Mindful Therapist, The Mindful Brain, Parenting from the Inside Out (with Mary Hartzell, MEd), and the three New York Times bestsellers: Brainstorm, The Whole-Brain Child (with Tina Payne Bryson, PhD), and his latest No-Drama Discipline (with Tina Payne Bryson, PhD).

He has been invited to lecture for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Google University, and TEDx.

Direct download: Episode_140_-_Dan_Siegel.mp3
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Dr. George Lindenfeld is a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology awarded by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He served as a Resident in Medical Psychology at the University of Oregon Medical School in Portland, Oregon. His career as a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist spans a 45 year time period. He has been certified in EEG Biofeedback and Neurofeedback by the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America as well as by the Academy of Certified Neurotherapists.

Direct download: Episode_139_-_George_Lindenfeld.mp3
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My name is Guy Macpherson. I am a husband, father, brother, and a psychologist. I specialize in the treatment of trauma and early psychosis. My passion is raising the awareness of trauma and helping trauma therapists thrive.

I do this by helping trauma clinicians engage more effectively and deeply with their clients by:

  • Sharing trauma information and materials
  • The Trauma Therapist Podcast
  • Trauma Therapist elite

For the last six years I have dedicated myself to the study of trauma psychology, trauma therapy, post-traumatic growth, and most recently, the intersection of trauma and psychosis, specifically the signs of early psychosis.

Direct download: Episode_138_-_Live.mp3
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Nicole Marcia, MA, ERYT 500 has taught therapeutic yoga classes and offered individual sessions to trauma survivors struggling with trauma and addiction since 2004.

She also trains yoga teachers and clinicians in the trauma-sensitive yoga theory and techniques required to support trauma survivors in their healing, long-term stability and recovery.

In 2009, Nicole was awarded a master’s degree with a specialization in yoga therapy from Lesley University in Boston, MA. Since then, she has been employed by the Provincial Health Services Association at their Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addictions.

She serves as the director of training at Yoga Outreach, is a faculty member at Ajna Yoga and the Vancouver School of Yoga and a curriculum developer and instructor the Langara College Continuing Studies.

She teaches at Onsite, the treatment arm of North America’s first safe injection site and is a member of Bridge for Health and the Breathe Network which connects survivors of sexual violence with healing arts practitioners.

Direct download: Episode_137_-_Nicole_Marcia.mp3
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Monique Danielle is a Yoga Educator, Trauma Survivor, Student of Trauma-Focused Experiential Therapies, and the Founder of the Vivasana Center in Naples, Florida.

Monique and the Vivasana faculty offer a truly unique Psychologically-Informed™, Trauma-Aware, Residential Yoga Teacher Program which emphasizes cross-discipline collaboration and cooperation and focuses on empowering people to reach trauma survivors, people in recovery, and military vets.

Monique set the organization up to offer need-based partial tuition scholarships for low-income individuals, as well as full tuition scholarships for spouses of active duty military personnel.

Monique has also created and manages a successful yoga program for the Naples Shelter for Abused Women, contracts with Humana’s Corporate Wellness Division, and teaches for the county school district and government complex. She seeks to partner with forward thinking treatment centers and behavioral health professionals.

Direct download: Episode_136_-_Monique_Funk.mp3
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Athena Phillips is the owner of Integrative Trauma Treatment Center in Portland, OR and Vancouver Integrative Counseling in Vancouver, WA. She continues to practice out of her Portland location and provides professional trainings on the subjects of Trauma and Dissociative Disorders locally and nationally.

Athena has worked in social services in some capacity for over 20 years, and has been a practicing therapist for 10 of those years. She was in solo private practice for 5 years prior to opening her group practices; it was during this time that her specialization in trauma and dissociation became her focus. Her group practice offers integrative, progressive care that includes psychotherapy, support groups, medication management, acupuncture and massage from a prism of honor, hope and reverence.

Direct download: Episode_135_-_Athena_Phillips.mp3
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Amy Sugeno, LCSW, got her start as a wildlife biologist, studying a variety of species, mostly birds and bats. Over those 16 years, she consistently noticed how healing and restorative nature and the outdoors can be for people.

Now a therapist, Amy integrates ecotherapy, or nature-based therapies, into the healing process of her clients. She has worked at nonprofit agencies for the past 10 years with adults and older teens affected by domestic violence and sexual abuse. More recently, Amy has opened a small private practice in Marble Falls, Texas, where she provides ecotherapy to individuals and small groups, and particularly enjoys working with issues around adoption and attachment trauma.

Direct download: Episode_134_-_Amy_Sugeno.mp3
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