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Mormon Mental Health is an online mental health resource serving the Mormon community through hosting mental health podcasts. Mormon Mental Health was created in response to an increasing demand for an easy way to inform and connect Mormons seeking mental health services with resources and professionals that address Mormon culture, Mormon beliefs, and the issues unique to Mormon family and community systems. Mormon Mental Health is a service of Mormon Stories and the Open Stories Foundation. ...
 
We’re on a mission to make the world of psychology approachable, easy to understand, and (*gasp*) enjoyable. Join us every other Thursday as we use psychological insight to unravel the craziness of life; from porn addiction to toxic parenting, and everything in between. And don’t worry, we’ll leave out the psychobabble.
 
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After 28 years at Brigham Young University, adjunct English professor Sue Bergin said she was fired without explanation. She believes it was her views on LGBTQ rights caused the conservative religious school to not renew her contract. If you’re interested in Sue’s help with editing, you can find her on Facebook or email her at: sue@suebergin.com Sh…
 
Natasha is joined by Linda Weiner, one of the authors of “Sensate Focus in Sex Therapy,” a one-of-a-kid book which discusses in detail (including beautiful illustrations) this revolutionary intervention developed by Masters &Johnson in helping couples attune to sensation as an important facet to sexual satisfaction. https://www.amazon.com/Sensate-F…
 
MSI 148 Pleasure Prescription: A Surprising Approach to Healing Sexual Pain with Dee Hartmann Natasha interviews pelvic floor therapist Dee Hartmann, author of “The Pleasure Prescription: A Surprising Approach to Healing Sexual Pain,” in regards to the role pleasure plays in helping with genital pain and sexual function for female bodies. Resources…
 
Natasha interviews Cami Hurst, looking for survey participants! This research has to do with looking at outcomes of consenting to unwanted sex for women. Cami Hurst who is in the process of getting her PhD in Sexology is conducting this important study so that we can better understand the effects of what many tend to call “duty sex.” Please take 15…
 
On this panel episode, Natasha hosts Michelle Peets, Jenny Ellege and Ellan Alexander as they discus concern in the rise of domestic violence. Resource: Duluth Model: Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs https://www.theduluthmodel.org To help keep Mormon Mental Health going past 2022, please donate at mormonmentalhealth.org.…
 
Natasha Helfer interviews Brittney Hartley in her journey towards becoming a spiritual director and the importance of spirituality in our lives, religious or not. Brittney joins Bill Reel weekly on the podcast, “Almost Awakened.” You can find out more by going to: https://www.nononsensespirituality.com nnspirituality@gmail.com To help keep Mormon M…
 
Natasha is joined by Kyle Ashworth of Latter Gay Stories on this episode of Mormon Sex Info. Recently, BYU stopped speech services to 3 transgender students. Some of the things Natasha and Kyle discuss about the situation include the ramifications it has on not just the transgender students but also to students studying speech pathology. Please rea…
 
Natasha Helfer interviews Clara Dehlin about her book, “A Little Book of Ace.” Clara recommends some resources for anyone interested in finding out more about ASexuality: Reddit has a great ASexual Community AVEN- Asexual Visibility and Education Network: http://www.asexuality.org/?fbclid=IwAR2DFj7lPyaikvLNBTGpMp5LgJx1phEtc4kASsXPHMSeeYuKVcdxEpy00r…
 
Natasha Helfer interviews Stacey Jackson-Roberts - the new CEO of the Utah Pride Center. They discuss some of the current climate in Utah in regards to the LGBTQ+ population, specifically when the dominant religion presents challenges to affirming spaces. Please consider a donation to support this pivotal non-profit in this state. https://utahpride…
 
Natasha Helfer apologizes in regards to comments she has made in several podcasts/presentations that have implications for asexual folx. Symmetry Solutions panel discusses further. "In attempting to encourage people to consider sexual oppression from pleasure-averse, sex-negative cultural backgrounds and sharing my clinical lived experience in rega…
 
Lisa Butterworth hosts this episode of Mormon Sex Info. She is joined by Colette Dalton to discuss sexual values, part of a series they are doing. They discuss the “Sexual Values Inventory” which you can find here: https://www.natashaparker.org/forms Check out the series Natasha Helfer did with Doug Braun Harvey on 6 principles of Sexual Health: Co…
 
141: Topic: The Complexities for Queer Member: Why it's not helpful to say "you should just leave" Lisa Butterworth hosts this episode of Mormon Sex Info. She is joined by Colette Dalton to discuss "The Complexities for Queer Member: Why it's not helpful to say 'you should just leave’." In the podcast, they mention the following Symmetry Live video…
 
Lisa Butterworth hosts this episode of Mormon Sex Info. She interviews LaToya Cheatham as they discuss sex and the Black Church. Lisa and LaToya discuss similarities and differences between common Mormon and Black Christian messages and outcomes around sexuality. For more on Lisa, please visit: https://www.symmetrysols.com/lisa-butterworth Please c…
 
Jeff Lundgren hosts this episode of Mormon Sex Info. He is joined by Rachel Brown, LCSW, who works with those going through a faith transition/changing their relationship with the LDS church. In this episode, Jeff and Rachel discuss the 6 principles of sexual health by Doug Braun Harvey in the context of the Mormon experience. The 6 principles incl…
 
Natasha Helfer, Allan Alexander and Michelle Peets talk about emotional intelligence as it relates to how males are socialized and how that shows up in their work with couples and individuals. How they love to help men with sex, intimacy, and relational success! To help keep Mormon Mental Health going past 2021, please donate at mormonmentalhealth.…
 
The Symmetry Solutions Team goes through the recent address by Holland, given at BYU, offering an educational lens in being able to recognize when inappropriate tactics are being used in a minimizing, belittling or abusive way. This especially impacts the LGBTQ+ community and their families. It has both local and global implications for which we ar…
 
Lisa Butterworth and Colette Dalton chat on this episode of Mormon Sex Info. Netflix recently came out with a documentary, “Pray Away,” about Conversion Therapy. Lisa and Colette discuss the documentary and specifically how hurtful Conversion Therapy has been within the Mormon community. Please consider donating to keep Mormon Sex Info going past 2…
 
Holly Chase joins Natasha Helfer and Tami Harris to address questions from the “Single Mormon Transitions” group. The “Single Mormon Transitions” group is for people who have some sort of connection past with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS -also known as Mormons). Most members have experienced a faith transition and identity e…
 
Colette Dalton joins Lisa Butterworth on this episode of Mormon Sex Info. Colette realized she is a lesbian later in life. She and Lisa talk about her journey of self discovery and coming out. To find out more about Colette, visit: https://www.symmetrysols.com/colette-dalton Please consider donating to keep Mormon Sex Info going past 2021 please do…
 
This episode was originally recorded for the “Mormon Mental Health Podcast” and is being refurbished here for your enjoyment. Jeff Lundgren hosts this episode of “Mormon Mental Health Podcast.” He is joined by Blaire Ostler as she talks about her new book “Queer Mormon Theology: An Introduction.” To purchase the book, you can find it on Amazon: “Qu…
 
Lena Elkhatib, LMFT, CST, joins Lisa Butterworth on this episode of Mormon Sex Info. Lena shares her experience as a therapist with her Muslim community and, in particular, addressing sexual health. For more about Lena, you can visit: https://essentiatherapy.com/ Resources Mentioned in this Podcast: “Sex, God, and the Conservative Church” by Tina S…
 
Natasha interviews Kyle Ashworth the Host of Latter Gay Stories Podcast, a space where LGBTQ or SSA individuals, their families and allies can acknowledge, explore and honor shared experiences. Kyle and Natasha discuss his experience with her disciplinary council and what it means to the LGBTQ LDS community. Thank you to Jeff Meyers for the intro a…
 
Natasha Helfer interviews Jennifer Gonzalez about her emotional experience going through the last few weeks leading to her excommunication and how “whiteness” plays a part. *Thank you to Jeff Meyers for the intro and Peter & Mary Danzig of Otter Creek Duo for the concluding bumper music. *Please help keep Mormon Sex Info going past 2021 by making a…
 
In Part 1 of this interview, Lisa Butterworth, LCPC, NCC talks with Natasha Helfer, LCMFT, CST, CST-S about her response to the Washington Post Piece from April 16, 2021. The pair also discuss the Letter that was drafted by a group of about 30 LDS therapists sharing their concerns about ethics and the dangers of church overreach or discipline for p…
 
Host Lisa Butterworth interviews Dr. Kersti Spjut, a licensed clinical psychologist who works as clinical faculty member in Psychological Services at a university by day, and runs a private practice in the evenings. They discuss the Family Acceptance Project and facts of LDS Parents of LGBTQ youth. Resources: The Family Acceptance Project (familypr…
 
Alice Roberts, LCSW, joins host Lisa Butterworth, LPC, NCC, on this episode of Mormon Sex Info. Alice is a mental health provider at Wasatch Family Therapy in Utah where she specializes in Couples Therapy, Sex and Intimacy, Anxiety and Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Spirituality and Women’s Issues. In this episode, Lisa and Alice discus…
 
Disclaimer: Natasha originally recorded this podcast for her Healing Sols podcast. Natasha interviews Michael and Carla Sommerfeld in regards to their experiences offering sexual education classes within religious/faith communities. Michael is You can also find more information on Michael here: To help keep Mormon Sex Info going past 2021, please d…
 
Disclaimer: This was recorded by Jeff Lundgren for The Mormon Mental Health Podcast. Jeff Lundgren hosts this episode of Mormon Mental Health. He is joined by Andraea Lynne who shares her experience with ethical non-monogamy and her experience having grown up in the church. They discuss the beginnings of polygamy within the Mormon religion and posi…
 
Disclaimer: Natasha originally recorded this podcast for her Healing Sols podcast. Natasha is joined by Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife, who was trained by the late Dr. David Schnarch. They discuss Dr. Schnarch’s methods and trainings, focusing on what he took from Murray Bowen, and the Bowen theory and translated into the field of sexuality, and sex a…
 
Ah, Halloween - the time our society brings our love of scaring ourselves to light, in the funnest possible way. Overgrown pumpkins, tricked out yards, and all-you-can-eat candy. A chance to slap on a wig, paint your face, and glimpse the horrors that lurk inside your neighbour's’ foyer. Chime in to hear what we have to say! Disclaimer: Please note…
 
Disclaimer: Natasha originally recorded this podcast for her Healing Sols podcast. Natasha interviews Mandy Lynn Danzig, LCSW about her transgender coming out story. Mandy is a social worker, musician and activist based in Salt Lake City. She is currently the director of HIV Case Management and Behavioral Health Consulting at the University of Utah…
 
Disclaimer: Natasha originally recorded this podcast for her Healing Sols podcast. Natasha has a serious conversation with Analiesa Leonhardt, DNP. Analiesa is a nurse midwife, has worked a doula and has a Doctorate in Nursing from the University of Utah. Analiesa’s recent facebook post about the current legislation in Colorado(Prop115) limiting ab…
 
Disclaimer: Natasha originally recorded this podcast for her Healing Sols podcast. Natasha discusses the Myths & Facts of the Sex Trafficking of Minors with Allan Alexander, MFT. Allan works as a Clinical Field Lead with San Diego Youth Services. In particular, assessing for Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) in the youth that show u…
 
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