The Verywell Mind Podcast How to Heal From Trauma With Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Kati Morton By Amy Morin, LCSW, Editor-in-Chief Published on October 11, 2021 Print Verywell / Julie Bang Table of Contents View All Table of Contents Meet Kati Morton Why Kati Morton Is Mentally Strong What You’ll Hear on the Show What You’ll Learn About Mental Health and Mental Strength Quotes From Kati More About the Podcast Every Monday on The Verywell Mind Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Amy Morin, LCSW, interviews experts, authors, entrepreneurs, athletes, musicians, and other inspirational people about the strategies that help them think, feel, and do their best in life. Follow Now: Apple Podcasts / Spotify / Google Podcasts Meet Kati Morton Kati Morton is a licensed marriage and family therapist who runs a private practice in Santa Monica, California. She’s well known for her YouTube channel which has attracted more than 1 million subscribers who tune in to hear her mental health tips. She’s the author of two books. Her first book, "Are u ok? A Guide to Caring for Your Mental Health" was released in 2018 and her newest book is called "Traumatized: Identify, Understand and Cope With PTSD and Emotional Stress." Why Kati Morton Is Mentally Strong Kati is a therapist but she isn’t afraid to talk about some of her own challenges. She freely shares that she sees her own therapist and has worked on addressing her grief. She uses the knowledge she’s gained through her personal experiences, her research, and her work as a therapist to help others. She shares a lot of her information for free on social media. And she creates free content that can help people who might not be able to afford treatment. What You’ll Hear on the Show Why not everyone who goes through a traumatic experience becomes traumatized What it means to have acute stress disorder The signs and symptoms of PTSD The difference between PTSD and C-PTSD The types of events that are considered traumatizing The difference between “Big T Trauma” and “Little T Trauma” What happens when people don’t work to heal from past emotional wounds Why two people might respond to the same traumatic experience in very different ways How trauma can be passed down from one generation to the next How childhood trauma impacts us The strategies that can help you heal from past trauma The types of therapy that can help What to do if you can’t access therapy How to help someone you suspect might have PTSD What Is Trauma Therapy? What You’ll Learn About Mental Health and Mental Strength Sometimes people assume that PTSD stems from weakness. But that’s not true. Anyone might become traumatized after a near-death experience, a natural disaster, or after witnessing a tragedy. While there are some things we can do to increase our resilience to trauma, there’s no guarantee that you won’t develop mental health problems. It takes mental strength, however, to recognize that you may have a problem and to seek support. But doing so could be the key to reducing your symptoms and helping you live your life to the fullest. Why Natural Disaster Recovery Must Include Long-Term Mental Health Support Quotes From Kati You can't go around it [trauma]. You can't go over it. You gotta go through it. And that's unfortunately the treatment when it comes to trauma work. But trust me when I tell you it will be worth it and you can move through it. "I lost my father when I was 24 and I've been in therapy forever and talked about that. Sure, grief is weird and it could pop back up, but I can talk about it in as much detail as you might request, and I'm not going to lose myself." "Think of journaling as a way to kind of get that stuff out of your head so that you don't have to worry or think about it anymore." "Social media has made us more vulnerable to being traumatized because we can share in experiences with people that we feel like we know, even though maybe you've never met them." What Is Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG)? More About the Podcast The Verywell Mind Podcast is available across all streaming platforms. If you like the show, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews and ratings are a great way to encourage other people to listen and help them prioritize their mental health too. Links and Resources Buy Kati’s Book "Traumatized" Visit Kati’s website Does Time Heal All Wounds? If You Liked This Episode, You Might Also Like These Episodes How to Face Uncomfortable Emotions with Comedian Paul Gilmartin Friday Fix: Is Looking on the Bright Side Actually Good for Mental Health? Friday Fix: How to Stop Sabotaging Yourself By Amy Morin, LCSW, Editor-in-Chief Amy Morin, LCSW, is the Editor-in-Chief of Verywell Mind. She's also a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and international bestselling author. Her books, including "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," have been translated into more than 40 languages. Her TEDx talk, "The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong," is one of the most viewed talks of all time. See Our Editorial Process Meet Our Review Board Share Feedback Was this page helpful? Thanks for your feedback! What is your feedback? Other Helpful Report an Error Submit Speak to a Therapist Online Advertiser Disclosure × The offers that appear in this table are from partnerships from which Verywell Mind receives compensation.