Susan Pease Banitt, LCSW
Trauma Expert, Spiritual Coach, and Author
Welcome to another episode of The Coach’s Circle Podcast!
Our show is all about showing you everything the world of coaching has to offer–what it is, what it isn’t, and whether it might be the right career choice for you.
Through our conversations with professionals in a variety of different mental health and wellness fields, you’ll gain valuable, real-world insight into their careers and consider how their experiences might impact your own career choices. Our interviews will feature coaches, therapists, counselors, personal trainers, and other professionals who incorporate coaching into their practices. Our hope is that these varied perspectives will help you come to understand exactly the type of coach you were meant to be.
Today’s special guest is Susan Pease Banitt, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Trauma Expert, and Spiritual Coach based in Portland, Oregon. She is also the author of The Trauma Tool Kit: Healing PTSD from the Inside Out and her most recent book, Wisdom, Attachment, and Love in Trauma Therapy.
- Susan takes us through her personal background and what led her to a career in psychology
- A discussion of the experiences that led Susan to refine her niche in trauma and PTSD
- Why it’s the relationship between client and therapist/coach that is the truly transformative ingredient
- How Susan came to incorporate Reiki in her healing work
“By the 90s, there was a rise of what I call Alphabet Therapies: DBT, CBT, EMDR, etc. Some of them are really good and powerful, but none of them really work if the relationship [with the client] is poor, and there’s tons of studies to show that. They’ve done these huge meta-analyses that show it almost doesn’t matter what technique you’re using. The quality of the relationship is what matters.”