We want to welcome Alicia Wilder to the show!  She will be joining us once a month for our new mental health segment.  We will be addressing a variety of topics dealing with mental health throughout the year.

Alicia is a licensed clinical social worker at Allow Therapy Partners with a private practice in the Grand Rapids area (Check out her personal website here).  She earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Grand Valley State University in 2012.  She is equipped with training and experience in evidence-based interventions such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and EMDR. She is also inspired by the power of mindfulness, self-compassion, and Brene Brown’s work on shame and vulnerability infusing all of these into my therapeutic work, encouraging others to join her in being more present, live bravely and be more kind to ourselves.

When talking about these topics, it's important to also give out resources on how to find someone to talk to.  We have posted a list of resources, and if you have any suggestions on others to add, please post them in the comments.

Below is the debut of our mental health segment.