The Thoughtful Counselor

About The Thoughtful Counselor is a podcast that is dedicated to producing great conversations around current topics in counseling and psychotherapy. We view counseling and psychotherapy as a deeply beautiful and complex process, and strive to incorporate both the art and science of the field in each episode.
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Mar 30, 2017

A conversation with Dr. Gregory K. Moffatt - Licensed Professional Counselor and Professor of Counseling and Human Services at Point University in Georgia - on the importance of touch in human development, the ethics of touch in therapy, and how the therapeutic tool of touch is used well beyond the traditional bounds of counseling.

Gregory's website

Gregory's article in Counseling Today:

Mar 22, 2017

A conversation with Dr. Craig Cashwell - a professor of Counseling and Human Development at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Fellow of the American Counseling Association - about the importance of integrating spirituality and religion into counseling practice and how to do it competently and ethically.

You can email Craig at

Craig's faculty page at UNCG

Craig's recent book Shadows of the Cross: A Christian Companion to Facing the Shadow

The ASERVIC Spiritual & Religious Competencies

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Mar 15, 2017

A conversation with Dr. Guy Macpherson - Founder of The Trauma Therapist Project - on the personal and professional impact of interviewing some of the giants in the field of trauma, what Guy has learned from his work at The Trauma Therapist Project, and the ancient Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold.

Guy's website:

Guy's Facebook page:

Guy's Twitter handle: @guycmacpherson

A little about ancient art of Kintsugi

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Mar 8, 2017

A conversation with Mary Vicario & Carol Hudgins-Mitchell of Finding Hope Consulting on how developmental trauma affects the brain, using neurobiology to build resilience, and practical applications for everyday practice.

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Mar 1, 2017

A conversation with Dr. Tyler Wilkinson - Assistant Professor and Coordinator Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Mercer University - on the influence of technology in counseling, distilling HIPPA/HITECH for practical application, and ethical best practices for the use of technology in your practice.

Email Tyler at

Tyler article in The Professional Counselor: Technology in Counselor Education: HIPAA and HITECH as Best Practice

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