HST 021 The Lifegiver Podcast with Corie Weathers

Summary:

Corie Weathers, licensed professional counselor (LPC), is a sought-after speaker, consultant and author of Sacred Spaces: My Journey to the Heart of Military Marriage. Corie has focused her career for the last 15 years as a counselor specializing in marriage, divorce, women’s issues, PTSD, and substance abuse.

In 2015, Corie was named the 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® where she advocated for mental health issues and served as a media correspondent writing online and print publications, consulting for command teams, and speaking to groups on issues like PTSD, grief, and marriage.  She traveled to Turkey, Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Persian Gulf with Secretary of Defense Ash Carter to visit troops and see deployment conditions.  She has also traveled across the globe teaching individuals and couples how to live, lead, find purpose, and build relationships using thier natural talents.

Today, Corie continues to encourage others through her inspirational blog and podcast available on the free Lifegiver App- With Corie Weathers.  She currently serves as an Ambassador for the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation serving military and first responder families and volunteers with the Red Cross training mental health professionals to be more culturally competent in their work with military and first responders.

IN THIS PARTICULAR EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Corie’s Background
  • The reason why mental health professionals don’t communicate much
  • How therapists can learn how to develop competence in working with veterans
  • The need for a veteran to be patient when looking for a mental health professional
  • The need for natural curiosity on the part of the counselor AND client
  • The counseling session as a safe place to understand difficult things
  • The difference between being broken and being changed
  • The need for greater awareness around first responder mental health

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

Corie’s Web Site

The Lifegiver Podcast App

The Lifegiver Podcast

The Sacred Spaces book

 

 

 

 

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Duane K. L. France is a combat veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as a mental health counselor practicing in the state of Colorado. Do you want to join the conversation regarding veteran mental health? Share, like, and comment. Read Duane's previous posts and follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn. Keep the conversation about #veteranmentalhealth going.