Episode 3: Wisdom from the Therapy Room: How Being a Therapist Influences Mothering & Self-Care

Nov 16, 2016

In this episode, I talk with my dear friend, Julie Pearson. She is a wise person, with insight and perspective. Julie and I talk about balancing work, parenting and self-care. Our conversation is upbeat, encouraging and an inspiring reminder about the importance for parents to focus on self-care and well-being. Julie works in private practice in North Kingstown, Rhode Island and information on her practice can be found here. Throughout the podcast, we cover a variety of topics including the questions which follow.

  • What’s the most challenging part for you about being a mom and a therapist?
  • How does the demands/stress of being a therapist impact your family?
  • What is the greatest advantage being a mom and a social worker?
  • Do therapists hold themselves to different standards in parenting?
  • What do you do for self-care and well-being? 

Recommend Reading: In this episode, we talk about the challenge of not taking our children’s behavior personally. Parenting has many intense moments. And the book I love to read and highly I recommend about not taking your child’s, or anyone else’s behavior personally comes from the book, The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. If you’d like to read more about The Four Agreements, please check out this post here.