103: Psychotherapy Can Be Like Improv – Eating Disorders, Trauma & ACT
Welcome to episode 103 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. My guest this week is Valerie Martin (LCSW, RYT, CSAT Candidate) who is a psychotherapist and yoga instructor in Nashville, TN.
Valerie focuses on a holistic treatment approach of mind + body integration and trauma resolution, using EMDR, ego state therapy, yoga (including trauma-sensitive yoga), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), and somatic (body-based) and experiential techniques. She is also a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT) Candidate. Valerie has spoken at numerous behavioral health conferences, primarily in the area of eating disorder treatment. She received a BS in Communications and MSSW in Clinical Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin.
In addition to her private practice, Valerie is a trauma specialist at The Ranch residential treatment center, where she formerly worked as a primary therapist in the eating disorders program.
Valerie Martin’s website: wonderwelltherapy.com
Emily Sandoz ACT book https://www.amazon.com/Acceptance-Commitment-Therapy-Eating-Disorders/dp/162625396X
Emily Sandoz book: Living With Your Body And Other Things You Hate https://www.amazon.com/Living-Your-Body-Other-Things/dp/1608821048/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_t_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=R7627YQ0JK908W4Y8862
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