This might not only be one of my all time favorite podcast conversations… but one of my favorite conversations — period. If you’re ready to get real… raw and work through some of the pain you’ve been holding onto, THIS is the episode for you. 

But don’t be fooled — it’s also filled with a whole lot of laughs and some seriously colorful language. So headphones are a must if you’re at work or around the littles. ‘Cause in this episode, we #sharetheshit

Meet Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Melody Murray Parks. Not only does Melody work as a mental health evaluator in a Seattle ER while also running her own private practice, she’s also had an eventful career in TV, worked as an actor, hosted a children’s show and performed standup comedy. Two minutes after meeting Melody, you’ll be all “of course she did.”

Read Melody’s post: A Therapist’s Journey to Radical Self Care

Plus, Melody answers questions from the Forty Thrive community:

  • How to deal with anxiety
  • How to deal with being laid off
  • Are women in midlife over medicated? Why?

About Melody: I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Child Mental Health Specialist in private practice.  I also work as a Mental Health Evaluator in the ER at Seattle Children’s Hospital and co-facilitate Suicide Assessment and Treatment trainings for the nursing staff.    I also do presentations on topics including: Suicidal Ideation, Self-Care, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Mental Health & Social Media and Secondary Trauma.  

I am a solution-focused clinician with a direct, casual, yet interactive approach. I help my clients learn positive ways to manage negative thought patterns, unwanted behavioral responses, process experiences that create fear, shame and sadness.  I help my clients love and accept themselves again OR, for the very first time.

Before becoming a therapist, I spent several years working in film, television and casting as a producer and director.  I was also an actor, hosted a children’s show and performed standup comedy.  

I have a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles.  I am a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as well as the Producers Guild of America. 

I am currently writing a book on Adolescent Suicidal Ideation.

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Inside Out (movie)

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