Episode 73 – Resource Kit For Your Therapy Goals

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New year, new you – right? Have you been making progress in therapy? What resources are available to you to gain on this progress?

In this episode of The Shrink Think podcast, Nathan and Aaron answer all these questions and more as they share the resources in their kit.

In This Episode


  • How do you get on track with your goals?
  • What resources are available to you?
  • Is a ‘resource kit’ worth it?

How do you get on track with your goals?

  • Really understand who you are. How can you, personally, effectively set goals?
  • You really need to sit down and strategize how to move forward.
  • You’re more likely to be successful if you think about a path and potential obstacles prior to embarking on your goals.

What resources are available to you?

  • Looking at what is, and what has been.
  • Taking notes from your successes, as well as your failures.
  • Asking yourself why certain things happened the way they did in your life. For example: Failing to get healthy/eat better/etc.

What is the process of acceptance?

  • Taking accountability for everything that happens in your life.
  • Some of your decisions/situations can lead to grief, which can lead to coping mechanisms.
  • Learning from and understanding the answers to your ‘Why?’ questions we talked about.

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Meet Nathan & Aaron

Nathan Hawkins and Aaron Potratz are both licensed therapists and clinical supervisors in the state of Oregon. They each own their own private group counseling practices and co-own a third group practice together. Nathan and Aaron have been in the field since 2004 and 2007, respectively, and have over 100,000 hours of therapy experience each. On their show, they discuss facing fears and common challenges from a therapist’s point of view, imparting wisdom and humanity to their viewers. Along the way, they hope to not only share their insights but bring some light-hearted entertainment to make the journey easier.

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