The Way of the Femme
By S. Carrodegua and A. Gordon (MA, LPCC)
The Way of the FemmeFeb 11, 2021
In this episode, Stephanie and Amy discuss intuitive eating, intuitive living, and the complexities of chronic dieting, eating disorders, and body image.
Arms and Body
In this episode, Amy and Stephanie respond to a listener email regarding a specific question about body shape.
Matters of Life and Death
In this episode, Amy and Stephanie interview a young couple who want to know about matters of life and death, when to have kids, and how to handle death.
Fuck Winter Blues
In this episode, Amy and Stephanie address depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder, capitalism, and exercise.
He Called Her a Cunt
In this episode, Amy and Stephanie address relational conflict, gender socialization, humans as a social animal, and the words we use.
Nice to Meet You - Introductions - Episode Zero
Stephanie and Amy introduce themselves. Get to know your The Way of the Femme hosts in this introductory episode.
Queer to Help: Queer Mental Health
Join hosts Amy Gordon (therapist) and Meg Specksgoor (comedian) in interviewing Angel Merritt (Professional Legal Guardian and Community Health Worker). In this podcast they discuss the dire state of queer mental health and some personal and systemic suggestions for creating a safer world for LGBTQIA2S+ folks.
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Immigration and LGBTQIA2S+ Kids
Join hosts Amy Gordon (therapist) and Meg Specksgoor (comedian) in interviewing Dr. Lulu (pediatrician, author, and educator) in this important, informative, and hilarious interview about a number of fascinating topics including immigration and queer kids.
Working with Children
Join Amy Gordon (host, MA, LMHC), Marquel Musgrave (Land-based Intersectional Pueblo Feminist), and Brittnee Page (MAAT, ATR-BC, CCLS, LCMHCA) in discussing important considerations for doing therapeutic work with children. (Content notice: mention of death pertaining to children).
Anxiety and Depression
In this special crossover episode, therapists and podcast hosts, Amy Gordon (MA, LMHC) and F. Kristopher Blue (MA, LCAS, QMHP) interview each other about theories, methodologies, and their own personal experiences regarding Depression and Anxiety.
Join host, Amy Gordon, in interviewing Katrina Mautner (MA, A-MFT) and Binah Gordon (PhD, community activist) to discuss a range of considerations for working with and providing therapy to queer Jews.
Substance Use Recovery
Polyamory and Ethical Non-Monogamy
Join Kevin Patterson (author and creator of PolyRoleModels), Michelle Hy (educator and creator of PolyamorousWhileAsian), and Kaytea Hendricks (M.A., Licensed Mental Health Counselor) in discussing nuanced and therapeutic aspects of polyamory and ethical non-monogamy with host, Amy Gordon.
Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating
Join Gabriella Tafoya-Torrez (MA, LMHC) and Jesse Schreier Kennard (MA, LMHC, ATR-P) as they discuss insights and important considerations regarding the experience and treatment of eating disorders and disordered eating with host, Amy Gordon (MA, LMHC).
Serving Intersex Clients
Therapeutic Benefits of Kink
Join sexperts, Keioshiah Peter and Molly Adler (LCSW, CST), as they discuss kinky considerations and the therapeutic benefits of kink with host, Amy Gordon (MA, LMHC). Check out these great resources shared by the show guests:
Jaki Griot @pervertsofcolor
Ruby Bouie Johnson - https://www.inamorata.me/therapist
Zach Budd -consent warrior
NCSF - kink aware professionals https://www.kapprofessionals.org/
Join Vivian Haye (MA) and Nathan Leach (MA) as they engage in conversation with host, Amy Gordon (MA, LMHC), to discuss the field of Harm Reduction and its intersections with therapy.
Join suicide prevention educator, Karen Janette, and suicide loss survivor, Ashley Roessler, as they discuss insights and experience regarding suicide with host, Amy Gordon. Content notice: graphic descriptions of violent events and information that may be disturbing to some regarding the topic of suicide are present in this podcast.
Serving Non-Binary Clients
Join Dr. KD Nadler and Pretzyl Hyzy as they engage in conversation with host, Amy Gordon (MA, LMHC), to discuss insights and important considerations in working with Non-Binary clients.
Join host, Amy Gordon (MA, LMHC), along with guests, Michelle Esquibel (MA, LPCC) and Sky Yardeni (MA) as they discuss Adventure Therapy from their unique lenses.