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Raising Mentally Healthy Kids with Michelle Nietert

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You’re listening to the raising mentally healthy kids podcast with host Michelle Nietert who’s been a licensed professional counselor for over 20 years, An award-winning Author, previous creator of a large school district crisis counseling program and the clinical director of community counseling as… read more

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Managing Screen Meltdowns without Losing Your Mind with Arlene Pellicane

November 16th, 2021

30:22

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, kids ages 8-18 now spend, on average, 7.5 hours in front of a screen for entertainment each day. In this …

Helping Kids Manage Screen Addiction with Arlene Pellicane

November 9th, 2021

35:52

One of the things I get asked about most in the counseling office is when and how much time kids should be spending on screens because of the …

How Do I Find a Counselor Who Specializes in Self-Injury (NSSI) with Lori Vann, M.A.

November 2nd, 2021

39:20

In the second half of my conversation with Certified Licensed Professional Counselor Lori Vann, we’re continuing our discussion about non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) including why it can be dangerous to punish or ignore …

What Every Parent Needs to Know About Cutting, Self-Harm, Self-Injury, and NSSI with Lori Vann, M.A.

October 26th, 2021

34:12

Recent studies suggest that 30% of the population will struggle with non-suicidal self-harming behaviors over their lifetime. For teenage girls, the …

4 Principles That Help You Parent More Positively with John Trent, PhD and Dewey Wilson, PhD

October 19th, 2021

31:41

Over the past two episodes, I’ve been speaking with doctors John Trent and Dewey Wilson about how we can raise relationally intelligent kids. In the last part of our conversation, we focus on four key principles that …

How Understanding Personality Types Can Reduce Conflict in Your Home with John Trent, PhD and Dewey Wilson, PhD

October 12th, 2021

26:38

As parents we want to believe we know our own kids, but without understanding their temperaments we don’t have the full picture. In the second part …

Raising Relationally Intelligent Kids with John Trent, PhD & Dewey Wilson, PhD

October 5th, 2021

31:30

With our children often connecting over screens, we have a felt need in our culture to help them develop relational intelligence.  In this episode, …

Helping Your Child Grieve the Loss of a Pet with Sissy Goff, M. Ed., LPC-MHSP

September 28th, 2021

22:49

Often our children’s first experience with death is the loss of a pet. In the second half of my interview with Director of Child and Adolescent …

What to Do When Your Child Has Worry and Anxiety with Sissy Goff, M. Ed., LPC-MHSP

September 21st, 2021

32:24

As we talk about raising mentally healthy kids, I can’t think of a more relevant topic right now for all of us than anxiety. Worry and anxiety seemed to have peaked in our country as COVID-19 hit, but it certainly has …

Treating Your Child’s Diagnosed Eating Disorder with Ashley Ariail LPC, CEDS

September 14th, 2021

45:28

In the last episode of my series with clinical therapist Ashley Ariail about understanding healthy eating and eating disorders, we’re discussing what happens after your child is diagnosed with an eating disorder and …

What to Do if You Think Your Child has an Eating Disorder with Ashley Ariail LPC, CEDS

September 7th, 2021

25:09

Have you noticed changes in your child’s behavior that have led you to believe they could be developing an eating disorder? In today’s episode, I’m …

Understanding Healthy Eating and Eating Disorders with Ashley Ariail LPC, CEDS

August 31st, 2021

36:15

Eating disorders are on the rise in the US as COVID has given kids more opportunities to spend time online. We know that social media impacts how we (especially girls) feel about our bodies, increasing anxiety and …

Teaching Your Kids to Be Thought Detectives with Dr. Caroline Leaf

August 24th, 2021

31:45

In the second half of my interview with Neuroscientist and Mental Health Expert Dr. Caroline Leaf, we’re continuing our discussion of how we can …

Retraining Your Brain with Dr. Caroline Leaf

August 17th, 2021

33:18

Did you know that by managing your mind you can change your physical brain? In this episode, I’m speaking with Neuroscientist and Mental Health …

Helping Your Kids Manage Back to School Emotions & Anxiety with Melissa Clark, LPC-S

August 10th, 2021

34:42

In the first half of my conversation with Licensed Professional Counselor – Supervisor Melissa Clark, we discussed how we can prepare our kids to …

Preparing Your Kids for Back to School with Melissa Clark, LPC-S

August 3rd, 2021

29:04

One of the things I’ve been asked most about this fall is how we as parents can help prepare our kids to return to school. For this episode, I’ve …

Raising Kids with Mentally Healthy Brains with Daniel Amen

July 27th, 2021

36:30

In the second half of my interview with psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen we’re breaking down some of the hidden influences covered in his book Your …

Your Brain is Always Listening with Daniel Amen

July 20th, 2021

25:32

Medical professionals often assess your mental health based on a set of symptoms rather than the biological data of what’s happening in your brain. …

Making the Most of Counseling with Your Child with Crystal Paine

July 12th, 2021

41:27

In the second half of my conversation with author Crystal Paine, we’re continuing our discussion of what to do when your child talks about suicide. During our chat, she shares the advice that a counselor offered her …

When Your Child Talks About Suicide with Crystal Paine

July 12th, 2021

32:49

With 94% of kids expressing anxiety and 84% experiencing depression, mental health has hit an epidemic level for today’s youth. In this episode, I’m talking with author Crystal Paine about what it’s been like to have a …

Mentally Healthy Kids Are Raised by Mentally Healthy Parents

July 12th, 2021

25:50

I am so excited to present to y’all my new podcast, Raising Mentally Healthy Kids. As a parent, you need to realize that your child’s mental health starts with your own mental health, and that’s what Episode 1 is all …

Introducing Raising Mentally Healthy Kids

May 24th, 2021

12:00

You’re listening to the Raising Mentally Healthy Kids Podcast with host Michelle Nietert who’s been a licensed professional counselor for over 20 …

Facing your Fears with Rebecca Peet and Myla

January 5th, 2021

20:56

This week on Raising Brave Beauties, Lynn Cowell and I are joined by Rebecca Peet and her daughter 10-year-old daughter Myla for a refreshing episode …

Taking Risks and Leaps of Faith with Liz Rasley and Claire

December 22nd, 2020

17:21

This week on Raising Brave Beauties, Lynn Cowell and I are joined by Liz Rasley and her daughter Claire for a motivating episode on growing up and taking positive risks. 

Liz is the author of "Levity: Humor and Help for …

Grieving Sudden Loss with Caris Snider and Zoe

December 8th, 2020

24:41

This week on Raising Brave Beauties, Lynn Cowell and I are joined by Caris Snider and her daughter Zoe for a powerful, tear-moving episode on grief …

Learning from Your Children with Dr. Lucretia Berry and Sinclair

November 24th, 2020

29:12

This week on Raising Brave Beauties, Lynn Cowell and I are joined by Dr. Lucretia Berry of Brownicity and her 13-year-old daughter Sinclair!

Lucretia …

Being a Confident Mom with Maria Furlough and Faith

November 10th, 2020

19:34

This week on Raising Brave Beauties, Lynn Cowell and I are joined by Maria Furlough and her 12-year-old daughter, Faith!

Maria lives with her …

The Power of Grace with Jonathan Pitts and Alena Pitts

October 27th, 2020

28:09

This week on Raising Brave Beauties, Lynn Cowell and I are joined by Jonathan Pitts and his 16-year-old daughter, Alena Pitts!

Jonathan is a pastor …

Raising a Leader with Amanda Davison and Her Daughter Laila

October 13th, 2020

19:25

This week on Raising Brave Beauties, Lynn Cowell and I are joined by Amanda Davison and her daughter Laila!

Amanda is the creator of A Wife Like Me, a community of women supporting each other through married life and …

Making More Room to Share His Love with Tricia Goyer and Her Foster Daughter Florentina

September 15th, 2020

28:20

This week on Raising Brave Beauties, Lynn Cowell and I are joined by Tricia Goyer and her daughter Florentina!

Tricia has written 75 books and has a …

Choosing Faith Over Feeling with Barb Roose

September 1st, 2020

25:29

This week on Raising Brave Beauties, Lynn Cowell and I are joined by Barb Roose. Barb is an author, speaker, and podcaster and can be found at www.barbroose.com.    Barb and her family live in Northwest Ohio. She’s the …

Mended: Physically, Spiritually, and Emotionally with Blythe Daniel and Her Daughter Calyn

August 18th, 2020

17:55

This week on Raising Brave Beauties, Lynn Cowell and I are joined by Blythe Daniel and her ten-year-old daughter Calyn!

Blythe lives in Colorado with …

Personality Differences with Tracy Steel and Her Daughter Katie

August 4th, 2020

18:24

This week on Raising Brave Beauties, Lynn Cowell and I are joined by Tracy Steel, who pursues her passion for ministry through speaking and writing, …

Building Positive Communication with Counselor Melissa Clark and Her Daughter Averie

July 28th, 2020

16:33

This week on Raising Brave Beauties, Lynn Cowell and I are joined by Melissa Clark and her daughter Averie!   Melissa is a counselor, author, and podcaster! She and her husband live in the Dallas area with their son and …

Raising an Independent Beauty with Katie and Brooklyn Reid

July 21st, 2020

15:06

This week on Raising Brave Beauties, Lynn Cowell and I are joined by expert Katie Reid and her 16-year-old daughter Brooklyn!

Katie lives in central …

Pivoting in Parenting with Bible Belles Erin and Rooney Weidemann

July 14th, 2020

29:45

This week on Raising Brave Beauties, Lynn Cowell and I are joined by expert Erin Weidemann and her daughter Rooney!

Erin lives in San Diego, California with Rooney and her husband Brent, and is the publisher of the …

Love Her Well with Kari Kampakis

July 7th, 2020

29:22

This week on Raising Brave Beauties, @lynncowell and I are joined by expert @karikampakis.

She lives with her husband and four daughters in Birmingham, Alabama. She is an author, blogger, and national speaker and her …

Friendship Difficulties with Cindy and Amanda Bultema

June 30th, 2020

37:07

On this episode of Raising Brave Beauties, Lynn Cowell and I speak with Cindy Bultema and her teen daughter Amanda.

Cindy is the executive director …

Introducing Raising Brave Beauties with Lynn Cowell

June 23rd, 2020

5:26

Today I wanted to introduce to you the latest season of my podcast, Raising Brave Beauties, with Lynn Cowell! We hope to empower mothers and daughters listening together to find the love and confidence that comes …

Counterculture Parenting & Highly Motivated Kids with Lee Nienhuis

June 23rd, 2020

31:37

This week on Raising Brave Beauties, we’re talking with Lee Nienhuis and her daughter Lexi Beth of leenienhuis.com.

She is the host of Moms in Prayer podcast https://momsinprayer.org/resources/podcast/ and author of

Embracing Rest & Relationships During the Holidays with Melissa Spoelstra

December 21st, 2018

18:32

The holiday season often brings festive activities and get-togethers for many, but it also means that finding time to rest can pose as a challenge. …

5 Myths of Step Family Life with Gayla Grace

December 5th, 2018

30:07

Has blending families proven to a much bigger challenge than you anticipated? The key to a harmonious life may just be a perspective shift away.

In this episode, Michelle and author Gayla Grace (

Hope Prevails in the Midst of Depression with Dr. Michelle Bengtson

December 1st, 2017

28:30

In this episode, Michelle and Dr. Michelle Bengtson discuss having a hope that prevails in the midst of depression. Visit Michelle's blog at MichelleNietert.com/blog for more details and resources.

 

Walking Out Your Faith During Illness, Cancer, or Grief with Tiricia Goyer

November 14th, 2017

24:46

Today on the podcast, Tricia Goyer, author of 70 books including her latest Walk It Out joins me as we talk about illness, grief and walking beside someone as they enter heaven.   I also wrote a blog post on Tricia‘s …

Report Cards and No More Perfect Kids with Jill Savage

November 1st, 2017

23:12

Both parents and students struggle with perfectionism especially when it comes to academic performance. Join counselor Michelle Nietert as she talks …

Overcoming Parental Fears through Prayer with Lee Nienhuis

October 15th, 2017

25:30

In this episode, Michelle and Lee Nienhuis (bravemomsbravekids.com) discuss answering God's call in your everyday life to prayer. They discuss the momsinprayer.org movement and how we can offensively make a difference …

Living Free from Criticism, and Rejection Through Forgiveness with Suzanne Eller

October 1st, 2017

29:45

Joining Michelle Today is Suzanne Eller. Suzie is a Proverbs 31 Ministries writer, bestselling author, and listed in the Top 100 Christian women bloggers three years in a row. Releasing this week is her new bio, "Come …

How to Restory Our Past and Empower Our Children to Restory Their Lives with Mary DeMuth

September 15th, 2017

22:21

Joining Licensed Professional Counselor Michelle Nietert today on Counselor Thoughts is Mary DeMuth, author of 30 books translated into 5 languages and the founder of the Restory Conference, a local event coming to the …

Teaching Our Children the Value of Healthy Relationships and Setting Boundaries in Love with Corey Bertrand

September 5th, 2017

15:07

In this episode licensed professional counselor is once again joined by Cory Bertrand, another professional counselor and staff member at Community Counseling Associates. 

As they discuss healthy relationships, topics …

Empowering Your Child to Walk Bravely in a Sometimes Scary World with Lynn Cowell

August 29th, 2017

19:32

It's hard to let go of our kids and watch them face the struggles of this world. In this episode Michelle and her guest Proverbs 31 speaker Lynn Cowell discuss practical ways to instill independence and confidence in …

Preparing Your Kids for School with 8 Great Smarts with Dr. Kathy Koch

August 22nd, 2017

19:45

 

As school starts, many parents worry about their child's academic success. Did you know there was more than one kind of smart? I can't wait for you …

Helping Your Child Develop Great Social Skills with Cory Bertrand

August 15th, 2017

12:27

In this episode, Michelle discusses how to develop great socials skills in your child with guest Cory Bertrand, Licensed Professional Counselor at Community Counseling Associates in the Dallas Fort Worth area.

Introducing Counselor Thoughts With Michelle Nietert

August 10th, 2017

5:21

Counselor Thoughts equips you with life solutions for you and your family. Each session we focus on providing a discussion with a professional …

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