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.

Episodes

February 8, 2023 19 min

Couch Talks is the bonus episode of You Need Therapy where listeners send questions to kathryn@youneedtherapypodcast.com

This week we have a more specific follow up to last week's question about therapists finding closure when clients terminate the therapeutic relationship. 

The three more detailed questions explored in this episode are: 

1. How do you find a sense of closure when there is no final conversation to process...

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This week y'all are in for A TREAT with our guest, Courtney Grimes, LCSW. 

Courtney’s passion for helping others is something you will feel in the first 3 seconds of this episode. You will also probably laugh in the first few seconds because she is as hilarious as she is passionate and smart.

This particular conversation was inspired by a comment that Courtney made on a work trip that she and Kat went on together when they were...

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Couch Talks is the bonus episode of You Need Therapy where listeners send questions to kathryn@youneedtherapypodcast.com

 

This week’s question is: “As a studying therapist, I am finding terminations extremely difficult. What guidance can you give to me to not take it so personally and to find closure on my part?”

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This week, Kat is joined by a returning guest and fellow therapist, Katie Gustafson. Katie is back to talk to us about the enneagram AND how it can have a positive influence on identifying the self care practices that are right for each of us individually. Self care doesn’t just have to be getting a massage or going for a walk. Katie teaches us in this episode that self care is less about escaping and indulging and more about resto...

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Couch talks is the bonus episode of Yoh Need Therapy where listeners send questions to kathryn@youneedtherapypodcast.com. This week Kat gives a Harry Potter update, talks about a recent trip to the movie theater, and gives feedback to a listener who was recently put in a very uncomfortable situation by a friend. 

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This week Kat is talking all things AFFIRMATIONS with Tiania Haneline. 

In March 2020, Tiania Haneline wanted her 3-year-old daughter Scarlett to build her self-confidence and embrace the beauty of her skin, her curls, her kindness and every trait in between. In the wake of George Floyd’s murder, and rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, she started using daily affirmations with her daughter. Scarlett would repeat positive affir...

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January 18, 2023 16 min

Couch talks is the bonus episode of You Need Therapy where Kat answers questions that’s listeners send to kathryn@youneedtherapypodcast.com

This week, Kat answers a question a listener sent in after listening to Monday’s episode. If people accept the love they think they can get, how do I start to believe I can get more? This turns into a conversation about the difference between self esteem and self worth and why we need to sp...

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This week Kat is bringing back one of her favorite things to talk about… training people how to treat you! Have you ever asked yourself why all the people around you suck? Or maybe, why do people take advantage of you over and over again? Well… it might have to do more with how you model to others how you want to be treated and less about the other person. In this episode you’ll hear more about why this is important and how to star...

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Couch talks is the bonus episode of You Need Therapy where Kat answers questions that lister a send to kathryn@youneedtherapypodcast.com. 

This week Kat answers a question about an alarming letter that a listener received from a family member and discusses what could be helpful when you are worried about behavior that feels peculiar, “wacky”, and crazy. 

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This week is a special week because Patrick, AKA Big P, AKA Kat's boyfriend joins the podcast for the FIRST TIME (and hopefully not the last). Have you ever found yourself crying over something like mustard being put on your burger when you asked for ketchup or getting tots instead of fries? How about getting cream cheese on your bagel when you asked for butter? Chances are- you know exactly what we are talking about and this w...

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Couch Talks is the bonus episode of You Need Therapy that comes out every Wednesday where Kat answers questions listeners send to kathryn@youneedtherapypodcast.com.
This week Kat gives us an update on her Harry Potter journey (IYKYK) and answers a question a listener asked about whether we should allow ourselves to regret things or not. 

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Welcome back to You Need Therapy and welcome to 2023!!! This week, Kat is talking all about the new year and how to walk into it with an attitude that sets you up to actually find what it is you are looking for. Whether you make New Year’s resolutions every year or you hate them… this week’s episode will offer you a perspective on goal setting that offers you a way to take advantage of the power you can have over your own life. 

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Couch talks is the special bonus episode of You Need Therapy where Kat 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, takes a drive down memory lane to reflect on some of the most valuable lessons she has learned through her journey of becoming and being a therapist. In this episode, you will hear 15 of Kat’s favorite lessons that have not only shaped how she views humanity and relationships, but how she lives her own life. 

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Couch Talks is the bonus episode of You Need Therapy where Kat, 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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Kat is back and excited to talk about one of her all time favorite topics: Body Image. This week she has her good friend, Crystal Lunenschloss (@Horizon_nutritioncounseling) on to go all in on the subject. Crystal gives us the inside scoop on what it was like for her to combat her own eating disorder and why we need to create new experiences with our body in order to find lasting recovery. Ever heard of the Allocentric Lock The...

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December 14, 2022 30 min

Couch Talks is the bonus epsiiode of You need Therapy where Kat answeres questions that listeners send to Kathryn@youeedtherapodcast.com. And today is special because YOU NEED THERAPY IS THREE!!!!! To celebrate, Kat answers 4 questions from her stash of Rapid Fire(ish) questions listeners have sent throughout the year… and we say rapid fire(ish) because we aren’t known for being concise around here :) 

 

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    December 12, 2022 45 min

    Welcome to the last new Monday episode of YNT for 2022. To celebrate the end of a new year Kat decided to break down her favorite podcast moments of 2022. Kat picked 3 clips from 3 different episodes that impacted her in 3 different ways. One gave her a reality check, one gave her validation that she didn’t know she needed, and one just gave her something to smile about. In this episode you will hear a little behind the scenes of w...

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    Couch Talks is the bonus episode of You Need Therapy where Kat answers questions that listeners send to kathryn@youneedtherapypodcast.com.

    This week, Kat spices things up with some holiday cheer by creating a gift guide full of meaningful gifts that give back for everyone on your list! 

     

    1. Able

    Able’s mission is to create go-to wardrobe pieces that empower both the women who wear them and the women who make them. 

    2. Affirmat...

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    December 5, 2022 32 min

    This week Kat is bringing you 10 truths that helped her move through the highs and lows of 2022. 


    Follow Kat on Instagram: @Kat.Defatta

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

    Heard about Three Cords Therapy but don’t know what it is? Click here!

     

    Produced by: @HoustonTilley

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