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.... Show More

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February 24, 2021 14 min

Couch talks is a bonus Q&A episode that comes out every Wednesday where Kat answers questions you all send in to kathryn@youneedtherqpypodcast.com. This week Kat keeps NEDA Week as the theme as she answers questions specifically about eating disorders. In this episode you’ll hear how long it takes to get your “set point” weight, if it’s possible to ever not constantly think about food and how “healthy” it is, and how to kno...

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This week Kat is coming to you solo to talk about NEDA week (National Eating Disorder Awareness Week). This episode brought up a lot of anxiety for Kat because of the pressure she created around making sure it was good enough for such an important week. Then, as she was processing her feelings with a friend she remembered something very important, we are always raising awareness for this kind of stuff at You Need Therapy AND when y...

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February 17, 2021 21 min

Couch Talks is a special Q&A episode that comes out every Wednesday where Kat answers questions that you all email in each week! This week on Couch Talks, Kat (@kat.defatta) sits down with Kenzie Todd (@kenzietodd) again to answer questions listeners sent in specifically for her! Kenzie gives us advice on how to start your dream business, shares what body image pressures she feels while working in the fitness industry, ...

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This week Kat (@kat.defatta) has her friend, Kenzie Todd (@kenzietodd) on the show to talk about how she survived a global pandemic with her small business and mental health in tack. Kenzie is the owner and founder of the cycling studio Kat just started teaching at, Full Ride Cycling (@fullridecycling). Somehow, she managed to keep it running through what most of us would call, the weirdest and most challenging year of ...

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February 10, 2021 14 min

Couch Talks is a special Q&A episode that comes out every Wednesday where Kat answers questions that you all email in each week! This week on Couch Talks, Kat talks about some of the answers she received from an instagram poll about listeners thoughts around fitness culture. She breaks down the 3 most popular reasons you all said you don’t feel comfortable in gym settings and gave some feedback on what to do about them! If you ...

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February 8, 2021 52 min

This week Kat (@kat.defatta) has Anne Marie Turan (@fitcitypearl) on the show to talk about the fitness industry. Anne Marie is a veteran when it comes to the fitness community in Nashville. She is a former Titans Cheerleader, Barry’s Bootcamp and Studio Novo instructor, and Sculpt House lead trainer. Recently, she has moved to creating her own virtual at home workouts that you can access by clicking HERE. Together, Kat and...

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February 3, 2021 12 min

Couch Talks is a special Q&A episode that comes out every Wednesday where Kat (@kat.defatta) answers questions that you all email in each week! This week on Couch Talks, Kat talks about how to support someone who may have borderline personality disorder. Kat also offers insight into how to approach a friend who always tells you to talk to your therapist when you just want to vent. 


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This week Kat (@kat.defatta) invites Tara Booker, LCSW back to the show to talk about spirituality and how it relates to religion and faith. Tara gives a run down on how she views spirituality and how she experiences a higher power daily. Together they talk through how spirituality can be such an important part of therapy and the healing process. Please remember that this podcast is not therapy, however it is a great way to lea...

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January 27, 2021 14 min

Couch Talks is a special Q&A episode that comes out every Wednesday where Kat (@kat.defatta) answers questions that you all email in each week! This week on Couch Talks, Kat answers a question about how to handle it when you don’t like someone a friend is dating. Then Kat talks about how to approach a friend who you think may be struggling with an eating disorder


 If you want Kat to answer your question email her at kathryn&...

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This week Kat (@kat.defatta) invites fellow therapist, Staci Buford on to the show to talk about her experience as a black woman working in mental health. Staci is a therapist at Kat’s practice, Three Cords Therapy and works alongside Kat everyday. Together they talk about the representation of cultural diversity in the therapy world, or the lack thereof, and where and how we may need to make some changes.


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January 20, 2021 14 min

Couch Talks is a special Q&A episode that comes out every Wednesday where Kat (@kat.defatta) answers questions that you all email in each week! This week on Couch Talks, Kat talks about how and why screaming can actually make you feel better. Then she answers a question from a listener who is having a hard time “discovering” who she is. 


If you want Kat to answer your question email her at kathryn@youneedtehrapypodcast.c...

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This week Kat (@kat.defatta) is talking all things loneliness. Jamie Tworkowski (@jamietworkowski) who founded an organization called To Write Love On Her Arms, (@twloha) joins her to talk about how he has dealt with his feelings of loneliness, what he has learned about vulnerability, and how to ask and get help.

To learn more about Jamie and To Write Love On Her Arms, click here -> twloha.com

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January 13, 2021 14 min

Couch Talks is a special Q&A episode that comes out every Wednesday where Kat (@kat.defatta) answers questions that you all email in each week! This week on Couch Talks, Kat tells us what the difference between a Coach and Therapist is. Then, she talks about how to “break up” with your therapist and how to know if that is the right decision. If you want Kat to answer your question email her at kathryn@youneedtehrapypodc...

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This week we (@kat.defatta) invite Allison Fallon (@allyfallon) on to the show to talk about the power writing can have in your life. This is one of those conversations that just became exactly what it needed to be. We started talking about the professional writing process and then found our way talking about how transformative writing can be in anyone’s life. Ally tells us how writing helped her take power in the story of ...

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January 6, 2021 19 min

Couch Talks is a special Q&A episode that comes out every Wednesday where Kat answers questions that you all email in each week! This week on Couch Talks, Kat gives some helpful tips on how to navigate triggering relationships when it comes to dieting and disordered eating behaviors. Kat offers an easy format to help communicate boundaries and ask for what you need. Then, Kat answers a question related to how to find the confid...

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Happy 2021! We are THRILLED to start a new year with the one and only Hannah Brencher (@hannahbrencher) on the show. Hannah is an author and speaker who sheds light on the tough realities of life while also spreading hope into what can and will be when we face those realities. I’ve been a big fan of Hannah for awhile now and I am excited for y’all to get a taste into the real life magic she creates just by being who she is! We ...

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December 30, 2020 11 min

Couch Talks is a special Q&A episode that comes out every Wednesday where Kat answers questions that you all email in each week! This week on Couch Talks, Kat gives us a little New Year pep talk and talks about what 2020 helped her come back home to inside of herself.

 If you want Kat to answer your question email them to kathryn@youneedtehrapypodcast.com. 


Learn more about Kat and the podcast at www.Youneedtherapypodcast.com


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This week Kat (@kat.defatta) has one of her FAVE dietitians back to talk about why you don't need to start a diet in the new year. Crystal Lunenschloss (@horizon_nutritioncounseling) is a certified eating disorder registered dietitian and founder of Horizon Nutrition Counseling. She is Kat's GO TO for all things food and nutrition and she is one of the smartest humans when it comes to how the body + food work to...

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December 23, 2020 16 min

Couch Talks is a special Q&A episode that comes out every Wednesday where Kat answers questions that you all email in each week! This week on Couch Talks, Kat talks about the difference between Borderline Personality Disorder and Bipolar Disorder. Then she invites @katiegustafson.co back to answer a question about the enneagram.

If you want Kat to answer your question email them to kathryn@youneedtehrapypodcast.com. 

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This week @kat.defatta has her friend and fellow licensed therapist Cammi Priode (@alongsidehealing) on to talk shame. Did you know it’s not always bad? Yup, shame can be a helpful emotion to help us feel human and humble. But shame also can get in the way of us experiencing our full lives. In this episode we break down the difference between healthy and toxic shame so hopefully you can use your feelings for good!


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