You Need Therapy

You Need Therapy

Kathryn DeFatta, who has earned her Masters of Education from Vanderbilt University in Human Development Counseling, is inviting you into conversations around what it’s like to live fully in a world where we’ve become accustomed to shut parts of ourselves off. Here you will find a space that welcomes in discomfort, tough questions, and hard truths, all while showing how to find joy through it all.

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November 29, 2021 52 min

This week we are deep diving into this term that is popping up everywhere, Gaslighting. Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation that attempts to make individuals question their own reality in order to gain power and control over them. And, the scary thing is- it can happen to anyone. There is good news though and Kat (@kat.defatta) is going solo this week to make sure we all know that there is a way to get out of th...

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Couch talks is the special bonus episode where Kat answers questions that listeners send to kathryn@youneedtherapypodacast.com. However, this week Kat takes a break from the questions are talks about the difficulty that the holidays can bring when it comes to grief.

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Kat had a serious question she wanted answers to: Why is money so hard to talk about?? Much like the world of mental health- financial literacy is not regularly found on the to do lists of education systems. Therefore. we tend to find a lot of shame around not knowing bests the practices of financial success. We are here to let you know- it's not your fault that you're confused. So, this week, Kat (@kat.defatta) brought...

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Couch talks is the special bonus episode of You Need Therapy where kat answers questions that you send to kathryn@youneedtheraoy.com.. This week Kat talks about what to do when two people you love don’t get along.

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November 15, 2021 28 min

This week Kat (@kat.defatta) is helping is figure out how and when positivity became something that is often described as toxic. If you have been confused about the term toxic positivity, don't worry, we are breaking it all down in this episode. With all the mess that the last couple of years has brought - it only makes sense that we all want to feel better and look toward a brighter side. However. our attempts at alleviati...

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November 10, 2021 15 min

Couch Talks is the bonus episode of You Need Therapy where Kat(@kat.defatta), answers questions you send to kathryn@youneedtherapy.com. This week she talks about ways to help alleviate competition fueled by comparisons. She also spends some time explaining why Envy & Jealousy really aren't so bad. . . and how being jealous can actually be helpful.

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November 8, 2021 48 min

It has finally arrived! Kat's summary of her Instagram experiment! Kat (@kat.defatta) unfollowed everyone on her Instagram page for 30 days and this episode talks about what she learned along the way. Very often it can feel like we are working for our social media accounts rather than they are tools that work for us... and Kat wanted to figure out how to help us take our power back. If you are someone who struggles with com...

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November 3, 2021 16 min

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Have a question, concern, guest idea, something else? Reach Kat at: Kathryn@youneedtherapyodcast.com

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November 1, 2021 49 min

This week, Kat (@kat.defatta), has licensed therapist turned mental health coach, Caitlin Olsen (@therapywithcaitlin) on the show tp talk about Betrayal Trauma. Learning about Betrayal Trauma has helped Caitlin's clients (and herself) make sense of the confusion and disempowerment that so many of us have experienced throughout much of our lives. For women, BIPOC, queer, and other marginalized communities, using the Betr...

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October 27, 2021 16 min

Couch talks is the special bonus episode of You Need Therapy where kat answers questions that you send to kathryn@youneedtheraoy.com.. This week Kat addresses how to keep a body neutral outlook when you body changes during eating disorder recovery.

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This week Kat (@kat.defatta) invites Jen Kirkman (@jenkirkman) on the podcast to have a candid conversation about. . . anxiety. Jen is an internationally touring comedian known for her Netflix specials “I’m Gonna Die Alone (and I Feel Fine)” and “Just Keep Livin.” and New York Times Best Selling author who now also hosts a new podcast called, Anxiety Bites. Jen has had life-long Panic and Generalized Anxiety Disorder and br...

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Couch talks is the special bonus episode of You Need Therapy where Kat (@kat.defatta) answers questions that listeners send to kathryn@youneedtherapypodcast.com. This week Kat talks about the risks of dating someone with an anxious or avoidant attachment style!

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This week Kat invites her friend and certified eating disorder registered dietician back, Crystal Lunenschloss. Together they discuss the parts of intuitive eating that are not talked about as much. Because of how easy information is distributive and absorbed theses days, sometimes we can miss things and or get confused. Crystal helps us come back to the truth of what intuitive eating is, how is works, and why it's not as easy ...

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October 13, 2021 25 min

Couch Talks is the bonus episode of You Need Therapy that comes out every Wednesday where Kat (@kat.defatta) answers questions that listeners send to kathryn@youneedtherapy.com. This week, Kat talks about how to create social media boundaries. This question came to Kay’s inbox after a listener heard Kat on Lisa Hayim’s (@lisahayim) podcast, The Truthiest Life. In this episode, Kat talked about how she shifted her view o...

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October 11, 2021 48 min

This week Kat (@kat.defatta) is going solo again to talk about why breakups suck so bad. Kat breaks down what we go through behind the scenes of heartbreak. The obvious grief of losing the normalcy of a relationships makes sense. . . But what else do we lose and have to reorganize when we are learning how to “move on”? Kat can’t tell you exactly how to heal or give you steps follow in order to get over your ex, however she does...

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Couch Talks is the bonus episode of You Need Therapy that comes out every Wednesday where Kat (@kat.defatta) answers questions that listeners send to kathryn@youneedtherapy.com. This week, however, Kat has a special guest on with her to ask his question directly. Houston Tilley (@houstontilley), who is the producer behind You Need Therapy, brings up an experience he recently had while scrolling on social media. Together...

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October 4, 2021 35 min

This week Kat (@kat.defatta) is going solo for a conversation about the juxtaposition of joy. If you have ever been someone who becomes anxious when things start to align in your life, this one is for you. Kat explains why joy is surprisingly the most terrifying feeling that humans experience. And thanks to Brene Brown, we have some ways to combat this reflex in order to savor the goodness in our lives.

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Couch Talks is the special bonus episode of You Need Therapy where Kat (@kat.defatta) answers questions you send to kathryn@youneedtherapy.com. This week Kat talks about what to do when your ex is friends with your community AFTER the breakup.

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Woahhhh. You are in for a TREAT this week with Kat's (@kat.defatta) guest, Nabiha Syed (@nabihasyed). Nabiha is the President of The Markup (@themarkup), a nonprofit newsroom committed to giving power back to people by uncovering inequities put in place by Big Tech through quantitative investigative journalism and developing audience assessment tools, analytics exploration products, and other privacy-protecting tool...

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Couch Talks is the special bonus episode of You Need Therapy where Kat (@kat.defatta) answers questions you send to kathryn@youneedtherapy.com. This week Kat talks about what to look for and think about when your parent/family member does not like your significant other/partner.

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