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Cope Queens

24 EpisodesProduced by Elaina JonesWebsite

Developing and maintaining self-love, self-compassion, self-acceptance, and mental wellness is often challenging. As if that weren't enough, there are many reasons why someone develops a cognitive impairment. Many people suffer in silence and go their whole life without a diagnosis or receiving the … read more


The Therapy Relationship

"The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love." - Hubert Humphrey

Throughout our lifespan, we endure a magnitude of challenges and obstacles. Some more than others and yet many still do not believe in therapy, counseling, seeking help and support, or in some cases, that mental impairments such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD are real issues. 

In episode 2, The Therapy Relationship, Elaina and Tracy discussed the value of going to therapy and finding the right therapist. And share their experiences when it comes to finding a therapist, and their experiences with going to therapy and counseling.

Life throws us curve balls all the time. It feels like when you're making moves and making things happen for yourself, and things are starting to connect, that seems like when life comes at you.

Having that therapeutic relationship is beneficial as it is non-biased. It is nonjudgmental. I can be authentic. Sometimes we need to talk it out and process it to get out of our head.

When I've experienced therapy and working with therapists and counselors, the thing that I appreciate the most is feeling safe as I'm not being judged. I can say absolutely whatever I want to, and nobody else is going to know about it. There are definitely different types of therapists, and it's not a one size fits all.

And sometimes people are like, well, you know, I want a black therapist, and that's okay. Get you a black therapist. Because if that's what's going to help you to connect and be able to be yourself and feel comfortable, do you. You find the one that works best for you.

Elaina highlighted that whether your insurance pays a part or deductibles, this is a service that you're paying for, so why not find the right fit for you? 

And it can be challenging, especially if you want a therapist that is representative of a specific culture or community. But there are resources available. 

Tracy said, we all have to remember that we're only human and that there's no shame in admitting that we need help or that we need to seek help because we're, we're not alone. And we must stop ignoring, ignoring our needs, and take care of ourselves.

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