The Therapist Wears Sneakers
By Rashad Skinner
The Therapist Wears SneakersMay 18, 2021
Finding Love Organically PT. 2 and PT. 3
In this continuation, we build on the topic of finding love, holding on to baggage, and what marriage means. Near the end, I give my own thoughts of the inner working of a marriage and how to make this thing call love work.
Allegories of Addiction: Swim Lessons
In this episode, I recall watching children learn to swim at a local park. Watching them struggle to get across the pool is an amazing example of perseverance. Just like we struggle with our own battles, it is easy to forget that we have succeeded in the past and we will succeed again if continue to persevere.
Finding Love Organically
In this episode, I sit with two couples who discuss their new found loves and their stories. Tiera and Nichole have had love and lost love but now they are with “The One”. We discuss finding love organically, dating apps, and overcoming our baggage. This is the first of three episodes with these two wonderful couples.
Allegory of Addiction: The Near Death Experience
Thanks for joining me on this installment of The Therapist Wears Sneakers. This was a period I recorded during my intensive outpatient group sessions. One of the clients had a near death experience and I breakdown how her true life story is the Allegory of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.
Allegories of Addiction: Elijah and the Two Bears
In this episode, I tell the story of a bear attack. I discuss how people don't understand what it took for you to get to where you are now. It is frustrating when people mock what they don't understand. Especially when they don't understand your struggle. Listen in while I lace up my sneaks and break down how to treat the haters.
Allegories of Addiction: Thomas Payne
Although he died penniless, Thomas Payne was a great motivator. In this episode, I veer from the Bible stories and talk about how you can tell you are on the right path even though it seems like the walls are falling down around you. Thomas Payne teaches how to adapt to the times that try our soles.
Parent Talks: Two dads come into a podcast
In this episode, I take a walk with Marcus, a father of two Autistic boys. Instead of being leisurely stroll in my sneaks, we went on a spiritual journey about fatherhood, loss, and being overwhelmed with life. Marcus shares his experience and personal battles that he had to overcome to be the father, Autism advocate, and husband he is today.
Alleghories of Addiction: The Wrong Tree
In this episode, I break down how we take for granted the good life we had before. Free will isn't free, it comes with a cost.
Parent Talks: Hear me out!
In this episode, I sit down with a police officer who is also a father. We discuss how to explain to your children about the police, racism, and the images on TV. What happened to officer friendly? What do you do and not do when pulled over? Why would anyone “back the blue?” This isn’t a debate between me and the officer. Or a blaming match. It is a chance to for him to give a unique perspective of being a Black cop and a father. Most of the stuff, I don’t agree with but I feel it is important to HEAR HIM OUT. *****This episode was recorded before D. Chauvin verdict was released*****
Alleghories of Addiction: My Brother's Keeper
This episode put you in the hot seat and examines the effects your use has on those who care about you. This is the "You're the bad guy" episode by breaking down the old Cain and Abel story.
Parent Talks: Dealing with the School System
In this unedited episode of The Therapist Wears Sneakers I sit down with a middle school principal and discuss some of the questions parents often have but don’t ask. I break in my new sneaks discussing the myths of Special Ed, the purpose of standardized testing, and other topics. I didn’t get a chance to edit it too much because the topic of standardized testing has become an issue this week in Texas and I wanted to get this discussion out while parents, teachers, and students are grappling with the STAAR during the pandemic. I must warn you this is a lengthy podcast but very informative. For comments or suggestions for future episodes, contact me on Instagram @therapy_in_houston
What is like to be a therapist? - Part 2
In this episode, the interview continues about the work as a therapist. Topic cover burnout, work life balance, the dark side of therapy, and racism in counseling. The final warning signs of being in counseling.
What is like being a therapist?
In this initial episode (1 of 2), I am interview by a grad student about what he is to expect after he graduates in the real world of counseling.