Straight Talk from the Sober Chicks from Insight Counseling
By Liz Jorgensen & Sarah Allen Benton of Insight Counseling
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Elizabeth Jorgensen and Sarah Allen Benton are two sober chicks, both licensed therapist, who offer advice through humor while discussing addiction, mental health, family therapy, parenting issues and relevant current events! Elizabeth Jorgensen, founder and director of Insight Counseling, has 26 years experience as a psychotherapist specializing in adolescent psychotherapy and substance abuse counseling. She is a nationally recognized expert in substance abuse counseling, engaging resistant teens and motivating them to change. She has presented nationally, including at Harvard University and Dartmouth College. She is also a recipient of a Congressional Award for her work as an educator and community prevention activist. Sarah Allen Benton, MS, LMHC, LPC is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor and Therapist at Insight Counseling in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Benton lectures on the topic of high-functioning alcoholics at high-schools, colleges, mental health clinical trainings and conferences. She is the author of the book Understanding the High-Functioning Alcoholic and has been in recovery from alcoholism since February 2004. Liz and Sarah are Two Sober Chicks who offer a unique perspective on parenting, substance abuse, behavioral & mental health and everything in between!
||The Sober Chicks: E10 "Women & Recovery"||In this episode of Straight Talk, the Sober Chicks discuss some of the barriers women face when seeking treatment for their struggles with addiction. Liz & Sarah discuss some of the personal shame that women feel when admitting they have an addictive i.||10/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Sober Chicks: E09, "Fool's Rules"||The Sober Chicks Favorite Rules Addicts Use to Justify Their Addiction||10/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Sober Chicks: E08: “I’m Too Smart for Therapy”||Get ready to hear the Sober Chicks break it down in an imptu hip-hop session! They discuss some of the traits that make it harder for high-functioning individuals struggling with addiction harder to get sober.||10/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Sober Chicks: E07 "Take My Advice, I'm Not Using It, Part 2 feat. Charles Bentz"||The second episode in this two part series, features Charlie Bentz Owner/CFO of Luxury Extended Care & Transitional Living. Charlie and the Sober Chicks discuss the importance of self-care for the caregiver.||10/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Self-Care for the Care Giver: Take My Advice, I'm Not Using It, Part 1||Self-Care for the Care Giver: Take My Advice, I’m Not Using It, Part 1 The Sober Chicks attended the Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders this month and while there we figured it was a great place for us toRead more||9/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||E05: "Take What You Like & Leave the Rest, The Buffet Style Approach to Addiction Treatment"||Treatment and healing should be personal, therefore every approach to treatment should tailor to the individual's needs. The Sober Chicks discuss why it's important to pick & choose what works for you across multiple treatment approaches.||9/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||STSC E04: "Weed Fundamentalism, Part 2"||Dealing with Your Weed Fundamentalist: 3 Need To Know Tips for Parents from the Sober Chicks!||5/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||STSC E03: "Weed Fundamentalism, Part 1"||5 Signs That Might Mean You’re a “Weed Fundamentalist”||5/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||STSC E02: "As Long as My Child is on the Honor Roll..."||As long as my child is on the honor roll, they can ________ (fill in the blank). Liz & Sarah, the Sober Chicks discuss why this method of thinking can be problematic!||4/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||STSC E01: "12-Step Programs vs Moderation Management"||The Sober Chicks break down the controversy surrounding 12-Step Programs like AA and compare it to Moderation Management. Is one really better than the other? The Sober Chicks dispel some of the myths and explain why 12-step programs receive criticism.||4/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Very well done and funny!!
I really enjoyed listening to the Sober Chicks, I thought the content was very informative and brought humor to a subject that isn’t usually humorous! Way to make the subject of addiction more approachable. These types of conversations are ones that we should all be having! Keep ‘em coming!
Awsome Pod Cast
I really enjoy your Pod Cast and the down to earth guilt free approach to Sobriety. Your both very knowledgable on Addiction and mental health. Please keep them coming, Jay