From Survivor to Thriver

Let’s Just Talk About It with Becca Ferguson

October 17, 2023 Erik DaRosa & Marc Fernandes Episode 132
From Survivor to Thriver
Let’s Just Talk About It with Becca Ferguson
Show Notes

There are so many stigmas surrounding mental health, therapy, and therapists, and in this episode of From Survivor to Thriver, we are diving into those stigmas and the profound impact they can have with our special guest, Becca Ferguson. 

Becca has been through her fair share of religious trauma and mental health issues. Her life experiences, infectious attitude, and personal mission to prevent others from suffering as she did bring a unique perspective to our discussion about how she became such a raw and real therapist.

Becca Ferguson is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Northwest Arkansas whose life experience makes her a "real life human" with an attitude and mission to help people not experience the abuse and mistreatment that she did. 

Her passion for teaching and infectious attitude keeps her clients motivated on their mental health journeys. 

Today, as a therapist, it has been her goal to incorporate her personal experience into her curriculum. Life can be tough and frustrating and sometimes you just don't know where to turn. With Becca you are understood and cared for.  

In today’s episode, we cover: 

  • The truth about inclusive language and being a person 
  • The pressure of social media 
  • What we need to understand about the word “victim” 
  • The abuse and religious trauma that led to depression for Becca 
  • The stigmas about therapy 
  • The mental health of therapists
  • How Becca approaches having real and raw conversations with her clients
  • The stigma between religion and mental health and the role of autonomy in it all
  • How Becca provides a structured listening environment in her therapy sessions
  • The difference between OCD and OCPD

We hope you enjoyed our conversation with Becca! If you want to support her and check out her mini-courses, you can learn more about them at her website. Make sure to use the coupon code SURVIVOR to get 10% off your order! 

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“I love being able to answer these questions for people and destigmatize the conversations and work through the stuff they’re going through.” -Becca 

“Be who you want to be. And when people are being who they want to be, let them be who they want to be.” -Becca 

“For those of us who struggle with mental health issues, what we are looking for at the end of the day are tools to be able to allow us to stand on our own two feet and to be independent.” -Erik 

“If you don't pay attention to that trauma and understand it and find a way to overcome it, it doesn't go away. You can't just put it in a box and bury it. You just can't.” -Marc