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Therapy Chat

Welcome to Therapy Chat podcast! Whether you're a therapist or not, you'll be fascinated by the discussions on this podcast, which focuses on emotions and well being. Baltimore area clinical social worker Laura Reagan, LCSW-C, specializes in trauma related to family of origin issues and trauma. Laura interviews psychotherapists, authors and other experts about psychotherapy, mindfulness, trauma, worthiness, perfectionism, self compassion, attachment, parenting, self care and much more. Find more about Laura at . 


Mar 24, 2017

Welcome to episode 77 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. This week's episode features Adena Bank Lees.  

Recognized as an energetic presenter and integrative thinker, Adena Bank Lees has been offering expert services in training, consulting and psychotherapy around the globe for over 25 years. She possesses the ability to energize others to create, implement new ideas and incorporate them into their professional and personal lives.

Adena's love of psychodrama was sparked way back in 1989 while employed as a post-master's intern at the Caron Foundation, Wernersville PA. She knew immediately this was the theory and modality of transformation she would utilize as the underpinning of her life's work. She received her C.P. February 7, 2014, after 25 years of study and raising then launching her only son to independence.

Adena is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed and Internationally Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress, a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist and Certified Practitioner in Psychodrama. She is an adjunct faculty member of the Arizona Psychodrama Institute. As a leader in childhood sexual abuse and addiction treatment, Adena has provided over 800 presentations to mental health and allied professionals across the globe on childhood sexual abuse and its relation to PTSD, substance/process addictions, intimacy, self-harm behaviors, dissociation and eating disorders. Her most recent book is titled, 12 Healing Steps for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse; A Practical Guide. Adena nurtures her fun-loving side by pursuing her interest in acting and singing at the community theater level, enjoys hiking in the Arizona desert and filling her days with laughter.

In this episode, you will hear Adena speak about covert emotional incest, its impact on individuals & families and how you can identify if you are suffering from covert emotional incest.


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