What's the F***ing Point?

Lauren Martin on Embracing "Petty Problems"

Episode Summary

Lauren Ruth Martin is a force of nature, y'all. In this episode, we talk about everything from emo music to her transition to Orthodox Christianity to what it means to embrace and validate the idea that "if it matters to YOU, then it matters."

Episode Notes

Lauren Martin is a force of nature, y'all. In this episode, we talk about everything from emo music to her transition to Orthodox Christianity to what it means to embrace and validate the idea that "if it matters to YOU, then it matters."

You're not gonna want to miss this one!

About Lauren Martin, LPC-MHSP

Lauren Ruth Martin is a psychotherapist at a group practice in Nashville, TN and believes therapy should be anything but boring. She practices from the philosophy that feeling "stuck" is actually good news because it is a signal that something needs to change. She loves, loves to help clients with severe and pervasive depression in addition to working with anxiety, phase of life issues, codependency, self-harm, suicidality, eating disorders, and self-esteem issues. 

Lauren is intensively trained Radically-Open DBT (RO-DBT), a specialized treatment for disorders of Over-Control (OC) . Radically-Open DBT promotes openness, flexibility, and direct communication. Lauren practices DBT and Cognitive Behavior Therapy to fidelity, specializing in Adolescents.

In addition to her mental health practice, Lauren shares her personal practice of coping skills with a dash of sarcasm on Instagram @allthepettyproblems. With the philosophy of "if it matters to you, then it matters" she addresses the big meanings behind the small stuff that get to her (which means it might also get to you too). The concept of duality is a constant in her life...whether it is loving rap and emo music, practicing Christianity and cussing, or eating cupcakes and doing yoga...she is all about living the life that works not the one that "should" be done. 

For links to references we mention in the episode (including more about the therapy modalities we talked about), check out the full show notes here!