Ep. 22 Taking Charge of Your Story, Building Resiliency, and The Gift of Therapy w/ Dr. Maria Paredes

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Today we have the pleasure of hearing from Dr. Maria Paredes. Dr. Paredes has nearly 20 years of experience in the mental health field. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor & Supervisor and a Certified Eating Disorders Specialist-Supervisor that uses an eclectic approach when working with her clients. Dr. Paredes is trained in brainspotting and EMDR and we had the pleasure of learning a bit more about these treatment protocols.

Today’s discussion covers these topics:

  • Different roles friends play in life
  • The importance of daring to hope
  • Brainspotting and EMDR as treatment protocols
  • Prevalence of anxiety among mothers, and role of childhood attachment needs
  • Eating disorders and what recovery may look like, how changing body can impact that recovery
  • The pressure in parenthood and the need for a village in raising children
  • Need for more normalizing and increasing access to therapy for father figures
  • The flaws with BMI
  • Healing from trauma, the pressures society puts on females and need for women to take charge of the narrative and tell their own story
  • Lawnmower parents and the need to give children the opportunity to make mistakes and build resiliency

Find Dr. Maria Paredes:

Three Birds Counseling and Clinical Supervision



YouTubeWhat Dr. Paredes is reading and watching:

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

A Promised Land by Barak Obama

The Mandalorian on Disney+

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