Join Psychotherapist Meg Curtin Rey-Bear, LMHC and guests as we explore the ideas, concepts and practices that foster emotional and social well-being in ourselves, for our communities and in daily practice.

Unpacking from a Pandemic

How in the world do we unpack from a pandemic? It’s an important question during a profoundly important time as the world contemplates decisions that when made, will once again shift the ground beneath our feet. “We are tired of change. We are pandemic fatigued, we crave predictability, we want connection unfettered by mandates and limitations. We want to be done. But if the question is, how in the world is everyone at the same time unpack from a pandemic? Then the answer is they don’t,” says RANGE of Care host and psychotherapist Meg Curtin Rey-Bear. Meg and Ingrid gather again to chat through this endless pandemic, chronic trauma, how to build resiliency, and the journey back: what happens for all of us when the world starts lifting mandates and shifting from pandemic to endemic.

Building resiliency in the face of burnout, uncertainty and flux.

On almost exactly the anniversary of our first mental health episode — where we talked about navigating the uncertainty of the holidays during the pandemic — Meg, Maggie and Ingrid return to discuss building resilience as we roll through our second pandemic holidays and a future that has replaced uncertainty with a near-constant state of flux. Not an easy topic, but there are a ton of good insights and a decent amount of hope. Check it out.

Meg and Luke talk climate change and mental health with a cultural psychologist and a climate justice advocate and educator

This week we discuss the tremendous challenge of climate change and the impacts of that challenge on mental health — especially the mental health of young people, who will bear a disproportionate trauma and hardship from our collective inaction. Younger generations are suffering deeply from what feels like an overwhelming challenge, and need support. They are also incredibly resilient and are creating a kind of activism that feels completely different than the climate activism of the 90s and 2000s.

We also talk — among many other things — about climate denial as an observable psychological response and discuss strategies to bring those folks in.

Three therapists talk about how kids and parents are coping with a second year of school during a pandemic.

Psychotherapist Meg Curtin Rey-Bear guest hosts a roundtable with fellow therapists Maggie Rowe, a clinical social worker and certified child life specialist, and Ingrid Price, a licensed mental health counselor and a child mental health specialist. It’s a tough, wide-ranging, but ultimately hopeful conversation about what kids and parents are going through.

CONTENT WARNING: includes frank discussions about self-harm and suicidal ideation among young people.

As the pandemic enters its eighth month, the nation is subsumed by the biggest wave of coronavirus yet and Washington State grapples with new restrictions, we spoke with Meg Curtin Rey-Bear, LMHC, co-owner of Wellness Therapies Spokane.

We are all trying to make our way through the many different and often moving layers that are all around us these days. And many of us are experiencing a lot of strong feelings to go along with this. Join me as we take a quick look at how some aspects of the history of mental health interplay with our assumptions about our feelings and why it is really, sometimes, OK to Not Be OK.

We’ve all heard and seen the comments parents are making as they struggle to navigate their new job as educators of their children. Are you worried that your are not doing enough? or that your child will fall behind? Join me as I talk with Child Life Expert and former Hospital Education Program Manager, Maggie Rowe, LICSW as we explore the logistical and emotional challenges of parenting and educating and just being “well” during a pandemic.