fbpx

All Things Substance Podcast

Full List of PRIVATE PRACTICE EDITION Podcast Episodes

Liability and Risk When Treating Substance Use

Liability and Risk When Treating Substance Use

Episode #131 People are complicated creatures. We work with people when they are confused, hurting, anxious or generally distraught. Sometimes that can impact our work with people and how they feel about us and their lives. We mean well and we work hard to give people...

read more
Meeting Our Own Professional and Personal Needs

Meeting Our Own Professional and Personal Needs

Episode #150 I don’t believe we can rely on our agencies or employers to take care of our development or help us with safe care. I believe we need to make sure we are being proactive to make sure we have what we need to help us keep developing as therapists and that...

read more
Therapists Deserve to be Cared for Too

Therapists Deserve to be Cared for Too

Episode #148 How do we not just survive, but thrive in our work? How do we get to keep being our badass therapist selves and still enjoy what we do? Hint: I’m not going to just say self-care. There really are things we can do to help ourselves.  Our workplaces,...

read more
Why Therapists Burn Out & How to Protect Yourself

Why Therapists Burn Out & How to Protect Yourself

Episode #147 Being a therapist is badass. We are depicted as cardigan-wearing, somewhat nerdy, mild-mannered intellectuals or touchy-feely, overly sensitive, preschool teacher-esque guides for adults. The reality of our jobs is far grittier and messier than people...

read more
Trauma and Substance Use are Bidirectional

Trauma and Substance Use are Bidirectional

Episode #145 Bidirectional means “moving or taking place in two usually opposite directions.” This concept is super important to understanding how trauma and substance use connect. They don’t just intersect, they interact and drive the other. Research is clear about...

read more
Nurturing Our Resilience Through Connection

Nurturing Our Resilience Through Connection

Episode 144 As trauma therapists, we understand the immense weight of our work. It's not easy to hear the stories of pain and suffering day in and day out. We chose this path because we have a passion for helping others, but that doesn't mean it's always smooth...

read more
The Skill to Help You Thrive Instead of Burning Out

The Skill to Help You Thrive Instead of Burning Out

Episode 142 Learn how to THRIVE while treating trauma & substance use! Tired of feeling limited in your practice? We've got you covered! Hi, we’re Betsy Byler and Jenny Hughes and between us, we have 30+ years of treating trauma and substance use under our belts!...

read more
The Intersection of Trauma and Substance Use

The Intersection of Trauma and Substance Use

Episode 141 Want to treat trauma and substance use with confidence? We've got you covered!  Hi, we’re Betsy Byler and Jenny Hughes and between us, we have 30+ years of treating trauma and substance use under our belts! Today we’re joining together in this episode to...

read more
You don’t want to miss this…

You don’t want to miss this…

Episode 132​ Normally, when I make an announcement it’s a brief thing. Perhaps a few sentences and then we move onto the main topic. However, today is a little different. My announcement needed some more context, so today’s episode is going to do just that.  When I...

read more
Psychiatrists and Therapists

Psychiatrists and Therapists

Episode #133 Therapists and psychiatrists want the same thing: for our clients to be well. We don’t always get the chance to work together. I wanted to see what we could do to bridge the gap between us. I interviewed  a psychiatrist friend of mine, Dr. Jess...

read more
Liability and Risk When Treating Substance Use

Liability and Risk When Treating Substance Use

Episode #131 People are complicated creatures. We work with people when they are confused, hurting, anxious or generally distraught. Sometimes that can impact our work with people and how they feel about us and their lives. We mean well and we work hard to give people...

read more
To Take Insurance or Private Pay Only?

To Take Insurance or Private Pay Only?

Episode #114 Going into private practice is a big deal. There are a lot of things to consider. One of the biggest decisions that has to be made is if a therapist will take insurance or not. Some people might wonder why that’s even a question, of course private...

read more
Switching From Nonprofit to For-Profit

Switching From Nonprofit to For-Profit

Episode #112 We’re therapists, not business people. We went into the field to serve people, not to serve capitalism. But the field is changing. Agency work is one choice a therapist can make, but increasingly people are looking to go out on their own. They end up...

read more
Interview with Amber Lyda

Interview with Amber Lyda

Episode #111 Amber Lyda was a bit ahead of the curve on the whole online therapy practice gig. She decided she wanted to be able to do more things outside of work. She realized that in order to do so, she had to change something drastically. Thus began her journey to...

read more
Private Practice Edition-The Future of Therapy

Private Practice Edition-The Future of Therapy

Episode #110 The number of therapists in private practice is going up. When I started in the field, private practice was something you did later in your career. The changes in the landscape of agency work is changing that though. Rising productivity, less time for...

read more