The It’s Complicated podcast takes a journalistic approach to contemporary issues across the broad spectrum of what we call therapy and mental health.

Rather than focusing on therapeutic approaches and styles or the most recent books and research, it spans a bit of all of it to attempt to capture a dynamic picture of what it means to build a therapist practice and be a practitioner in the real world. And it doesn’t stop with the professionals. The podcast will also explore the stories of the individuals who have found themselves “on the couch” at one point or another. People who are willing to share their stories of loss, trauma, disorder, addiction, and whatever else brings a person to therapy.

In the first episode, I, Reece Cox, speak with three practitioners based in Berlin about some of the trends they notice in what motivates expats to seek out therapy. Danish psychologist, Johanne Schwensen, talks about experiencing the city as quite bipolar, in that it provides an environment of extreme peaks and lows. Swedish Jungian psychoanalyst, Jakob Lusensky, explores what role therapy can play in a life in transition. And Australian psychologist, Laura Brophy, speaks about how the freedoms and experiments that Berlin as a city provides, especially for its newcomers, also often go hand-in-hand with anxiety and fear. Following these segments is a brief but in-depth conversation with artist and musician, Jan Durina, Aka For You Katrina about his experience dealing with the pressure of a growing music career under compromising conditions and struggling with mental health. 

Please check it out on Spotify and Apple Music:

Also, make sure to listen to Jan Durina’s Current project, Ephemeral.

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    michelle illge Reply

    Hey guys, im Michelle.
    Im a therapist and I actually have my profile registered here with you in Its complicated.
    I just read the improvements email you guys sent a couple of weeks ago and found out about this cool podcast!
    I was just wondering if it’s possible that I could join the podcast sometime. Maybe just as a passive listener at first, and hopefully join you in other episodes, if you would be interested of course 😉
    I used to hold a group study back home in chile, where I spent a couple hours a week with some colleagues, talking about different subjects, complementing theory with practice and at times mixing in some film and arts into the conversation.
    Either way, im happy to have the chance to listen to the podcast,
    Thank you!
    Hope to hear from you soon,
    Michelle

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