Faith Integration for Therapists

Last week we celebrated 50 episodes and next month we will have the first anniversary of the Soul Grit Podcast. It’s time that Ann told you about her labor of love, an e-course designed to help therapists integrate their Christian faith into their practices. If...

Anxiety Tools for Christians

Christians deal with anxiety, just like anyone else. In fact, anxiety on the whole has been on the rise (can you guess why)? But Christians have power to overcome anxiety that the world doesn’t have.Healey Ikerd is a licensed therapist who wrote a book called...

Forgiveness Defined

If you’re a human, you are in relationship. Relationships are the domain of Marriage and Family Therapists, and one of the big issues we see in practice is the need to give and receive forgiveness.We know that the Bible instructs us to forgive, but it...

Letters to Inmates

Most prisoners are impacted by trauma, mental health, and relational needs that have little chance of being met while they are incarcerated. Jennifer Brianne, author and podcaster, is the founder of the Pens to Prisons ministry, which organizes volunteers to write...

Incarceration and Mental Health

Getting arrested and processed through county jail is traumatizing in itself, but many inmates have mental health challenges before they even arrive in the system. Ann talks with Gary Quan, LMFT, about his time serving in the county jail offering hope and dignity to...

A Way Thru: Accessing Mental Health Care

If you had a mental health crisis, would you be able to afford treatment? Today’s guest, Andrew Syed, realized after his own encounter with trauma treatment that he had what many do not: a chance to get the therapy he needed when he needed it most. Along with...

Pastors and Therapists: Frontline Workers

Who do you call first when you have a crisis? Your pastor, or a therapist? Depending on your background and what you’re going through, your answer might be different. The beginning of this episode includes the end of the conversation that started in the previous...

Can Pastors and Therapists Work Together?

Charles Wolfe is the pastor of a small local church. As a Soul Grit listener, he started to ask questions about how therapists and pastors can both come alongside hurting people in a collaborative way. In this episode, Ann and Charles discuss why Christians need...

What is Family Therapy?

If your family ever hit a moment when a big or a small crisis turned your lives upside down, you may or may not have known that family therapy could help you out. But many of us think of family therapy as too daunting or too impractical to make that phone call. In...

Families, Trauma, and Hope

Kicking off a mini-series about families and family therapy, Soul Grit welcomes Tammy Kennington, a Christian writer, speaker, coach, and mental health advocate. Tammy shares her story of a childhood filled with abuse and the ways God brought about healing in her...