Interviewing aspiring therapist

Discussing a career as a therapist from a philosophical view.

Lisa Lester and Michelle Smith

One Small Step partners Lisa Lester (48) and Michelle Smith (57) discuss their backgrounds and differences religious and political views, but also find commonality on education, empowering women, and always wanting to respect others and embrace them as they present...

Interview with Chris Taylor

I (Oliver Short, 19) interview Chris Taylor from Therapeutic Life Choices in Tulsa, OK.

Naomi Kiarie and Gillian [no name given]

Naomi Mumbi Kiarie (28) is interviewed by Gillian [no last name given] (no age given) about her experiences growing up and her career as a nurse.

Chiereme Fortune and Brian Parrish

One Small Step conversation partners Chiereme Fortune (30) and Brian Parrish (52) talk about Chiereme's relationship with her family and her mental health journey. Brian talks about his family and becoming Mormon, and the two discuss the influential people in...

Jocelyn Winn and Ollie Winn

Sisters Jocelyn Winn (41) and Ollie Winn (39) discuss defining moments in their lives and how they learned to make positive changes in their lives.

Tricialee Friedman and Ava Ahmadbeigi

Tricialee Friedman (31) talks with her new friend Ava Ahmadbeigi (26) about her family history and personal history with depression and trauma. They talk about the lore surrounding her father's alleged death or disappearance and how that has influenced her...

Colleen Gleason and Eunice Cho

Colleen Gleason (64) is interviewed by her new friend Eunice Cho (33). CG describes her childhood, the significance of mental health in her life, and her work with children with autism.

Shanon Dupree and Lizzie Kazan

Shanon Dupree (63) and her case manager Lizzie Kazan (27) talk about Shanon's struggle to overcome domestic violence and where she thinks she is headed in the future.

Noelle Kempton and Jennifer Kempton

Sisters-in-law Noelle Kempton (38) and Jennifer Kempton (34) share with each other their experiences of pain, both emotionally and physically. Jennifer talks about her chronic illness and its limitations on her life, and Noelle shares about being a military spouse...

Alena Rogers and Raj Kumar

Alena Rogers (39) tells Raj Kumar (37) about her past challenges with homelessness and substance abuse, and how Raj leasing her an apartment helped (in part) get her back on her feet.

Creating a racial justice hero: Rachel Willis of Elevating Equity

This interview details how racial justice advocate Rachel Willis became who she is today as well as the personal and professional battles she faces everyday to create a flourishing legacy for herself and her country.

Kelli Watson and Julianne Coyne

Kelli Watson (52) talks with her friend and colleague, Julianne Coyne (30), about processing her depression through art and other ways her life has positively changed since her diagnosis.

Alexis Bara and Ben Bara

Alexis Bara (30) shares a conversation with her spouse, Ben Bara (32), about Ben’s diagnosis of depression, his symptoms, how depression has changed him, and how he is feeling now.

Barbara Fried and Leigh Sato

Longtime family friends Barbara Fried (87) and Leigh Sato (61) discuss the founding of Innisfree Village and how its challenges, ideals, and opportunities have evolved over time.

The Effect of Media on People during the Pandemic, speaking with a Psychotherapist

Today, I got the chance to speak with my aunt, Dr. Karen Kaiser, a psychotherapist of 34 years about the effects media has on people in general and especially during a pandemic. She gives advice on how to keep your...

Clint Anderson and Sarah Anderson

Clint Anderson (42) shares a conversation with his sister, Sarah Anderson (45), about his experiences with mental health and schizoaffective disorder.