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Episode 29: Dr. Rosa Wu

This week, I’m connecting with Dr. Rosa Wu. Dr. Wu discusses the impacts of her own racial trauma on self-care and connecting with clients. 

Dr. Rosa Wu (she/her/hers) is a Registered Psychologist, academic, avid hiker, cook, and cinephile in Vancouver, Canada-the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish First Nations. Learn more about Dr. Wu at https://drmarshabrown.com/. 

Episode 28: Kerri-Anne Brown, LMHC

In this episode of The Self-Care Chronicle, I connect with Kerri-Anne Brown, LMHC. Kerri-Anne discusses the ever-changing nature of her self-care toolbox.  

Kerri-Anne Brown is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who specializes in helping individuals and couples living with fertility challenges, perinatal loss, birth trauma, and difficulties with postpartum adjustments. Read more about her work and practice at https://drmarshabrown.com/.

Episode 27: Dr. Leighna Harrison

The Self-Care Chronicle is back for Season 2! This week, I connect with Dr. Leighna Harrison. She discusses supporting and uplifting others as a crucial aspect of her self-care. 

Dr. Harrison is a womanist, Black feminist, critically conscious, clinical liberation psychologist. She offers consultation and training to groups, organizations, and corporations, in the areas of anti-racism, anti-oppression, and liberation. Dr. Harrison also maintains a private practice for women of color in tech in Silicon Valley. For more information on Dr. Harrison, visit https://drmarshabrown.com/.

Episode 26: Nigeria McHellon, LCSW

In this episode, I connect with Nigeria McHellon, LCSW. Nigeria is the Founder of New Perspectives Therapeutic Services. In this episode, she discusses supporting and connecting with clients while identifying with their painful experiences as BIPOC-identifying individuals.  

Nigeria McHellon, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Therapist who has spent over a decade providing services to those in need. She is the Founder of New Perspectives Therapeutic Services in Jacksonville, Florida. Read more about Nigeria’s amazing work and philosophy at https://drmarshabrown.com/

Episode 25: Dr. Raquel Martin

In this episode, I connect with Dr. Raquel Martin. Dr. Martin talks about taking time away from mommy duties in order to be the best mother she can be. She also talks about the stressors of being a Black mental health professional in America. 

Dr. Raquel Martin is a licensed clinical psychologist. She holds her Ph.D. in Medical and Clinical Psychology.  Dr. Martin is currently the Clinical Director at a residential treatment center for children and adolescents that have experienced traumatic events. For more info, visit https://drmarshabrown.com/

NEW to MHNR Network!!  The Self-Care Chronicle with Dr. Marsha Brown – Mental Wellness for the Mental Health Professionals

Mental health professionals should be having regular conversations about our own mental health, how we manage changes in it, and ways to improve it.

“We often receive messages that suggest taking care of ourselves first is self-indulgent and selfish. It most certainly is not. I teach people in high-stress occupations to shift their thinking and implement self-care into their daily routine. When people learn to take care of themselves first, they have more to give at work, home, or wherever else they have responsibilities. When that shift in thinking and behavior occurs and people prioritize their own self-care and mental health, it makes a world of difference.” – Dr. Marsha Brown

Taking care of ourselves is NOT selfish, it can create a change in mood, energy, and ability to handle the craziness each day may throw at us. It makes drastic improvements in anyone’s life.

Dr. Marsha Brown was inspired to create this podcast due to wanting to create a safe space for mental health professionals to talk about the challenges of maintaining their own mental wellness while caring for the psychological well-being of others.  As mental health professionals, they are apt to put themselves on the back burner trying to help one more client or complete one more task. In the process of the focus always being on the client’s mental health, she felt it was just as important to normalize the idea of mental health professionals having regular conversations about their own mental health, especially during a time when they are helping others navigate their way through historical events including a pandemic, social injustice, and escalating violence against marginalized communities, to name a few.

When asked about her favorite self-care techniques she provided a few of her favorites:

  • Belting show tunes – After a trying day, I love to belt my favorite songs during the drive home. It always helps me to blow off steam and I end up feeling a lot better.
  • Watching the sunrise – This always reminds me I have a clean slate and the day ahead has the potential to be whatever I want it to be. Each morning, the sun comes up and gets to work, no matter what happened the day before.
  • Taking a power nap – This is like my mid-day reset button and it helps me to make it to bedtime without getting overstimulated.
  • Stand-up comedy – I love laughing. One of my favorite ways to unwind is to watch a stand-up special from one of my favorite comedians.
  • Watching zombie movies – Not sure why, but I love zombie movies. For some reason, it’s one of my favorite ways to decompress. This one may be pure escapism.

About Mental Health News Radio Network
Mental Health News Radio Network hosts over 90 podcasts dedicated to all aspects of mental health. It is the world’s first and largest podcast network dedicated to all things mental health. Its Speakers’ Bureau and filmed series such as Mixed Nuts: Comedians and Mental Health allow it to further its mission to reach as many people in as many places as possible to encourage dialogue about mental health.

About Dr. Marsha Brown
Dr. Marsha D. Brown is a Licensed Psychologist with extensive experience in the assessment, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of individuals of all ages. She is regularly sought out by professional and media organizations for her expertise in mental health, self-care, and conquering stress. . Dr. Brown’s independent practice specializes in helping organizations and companies teach their employees to use the “Deconstructing Stress” method to conquer stress and improve work performance and quality of life.

Episode 24: Dr. Emily Hu (Part 2)

This episode of The Self-Care Chronicle is Part 2 of my interview with Dr. Emily Hu. Dr. Hu talks about navigating the stressors and harms of marginalization and the "Model Minority" myth as an Asian American mental health professional.

Dr. Emily Hu is a licensed clinical psychologist in Los Angeles who specializes in treating trauma and addictions. She is especially passionate about working with BIPOC and LGBTQ+ folx. Tune in to hear her talk about managing her anger surrounding Anti-Asian violence and sentiment. She also discusses the internalization of an externally imposed caste system among marginalized groups in America. For more info, visit https://drmarshabrown.com/

Episode 23: Dr. Emily Hu (Part 1)

In this episode of The Self-Care Chronicle, I connect with Dr. Emily Hu. Dr. Hu talks about navigating through sadness, fear, and discombobulating anti-Asian hate as an Asian American mental health professional.

Dr. Emily Hu is a licensed clinical psychologist in Los Angeles who specializes in treating trauma and addictions. She is especially passionate about working with BIPOC and LGBTQ+ folx. Tune in to hear her talk about using self-compassion as a cornerstone of self-care. 

For more, visit: https://drmarshabrown.com/

Episode 22: Nicola Pierre-Smith, LPC

In this episode, I connect with Nicola Pierre-Smith, the founder of Melanated Women’s Health in Pennsylvania. Nicole discusses the challenges of finding her own space to process traumatic events while helping clients do the same.

Nicola Pierre-Smith, LPC is a Licensed Therapist in Philadelphia. Her work focuses primarily on anti-oppressive therapy for trauma healing, anxiety, and depression. She has been featured in publications including Bustle, Yahoo Life, VICE, and Forge Mag. For more info, visit https://drmarshabrown.com/ and check out the full interview video at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8s-gKfT54D2X24lTpLgDWw 

Episode 21: Georgia Bryce, LMFT

In this episode, I connect with the Founder of Building Families According to Pattern, Georgia Bryce, LMFT. Ms. Bryce talks about her struggles to follow the same self-care advice she routinely gives her clients.

Georgia Bryce is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Professional Life Coach. She is the owner of the Building According To Pattern franchise, through which she provides personal, professional, and leadership development services. Ms. Bryce is also the author of the book, “On Your Way To Meeting You: The Journey That Changes Everything,” which promotes the fundamentals of the self-discovery process. Visit https://drmarshabrown.com/ for more. 

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