Voices of Compassion Podcast
Voices of Compassion Podcast

December 9, 2020

All Under the Same Roof: Family Dynamics While Sheltered-in-Place

About The Episode

We are all feeling the strain of living, working and schooling under one roof. It is a challenging time for families – if there has ever been a need for compassion, it certainly is now. We sat down with Jennifer Leydecker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Program Manager at CHC, to get her expert advice on ways to reduce stress and add compassion to your family dynamic. Spoiler alert: take care of yourself first!


Guest Info

Jennifer Leydecker

Jennifer Leydecker, LMFT

Clinical Program Manager at CHC

Jennifer began working at CHC as an outpatient teen therapist and joined the team to help develop and launch the RISE IOP in May of 2017. She has been a primary clinician in the IOP ever since, and in addition to working with high-risk teens, she also specializes in working with teens with substance use concerns. In August of this year, she became the RISE IOP Program Manager and looks to continue the incredible work being done within the program to support teens struggling with self-harm and suicidal behaviors.

Show Notes

Sheltering in place has created some new family dynamics. Emotions and anxiety are heightened as we deal with COVID-19, distance learning and more. What can you as a parent do to support a healthy family environment in your home? Tune into this podcast to hear about some strategies you can use now.

Guest: Jennifer Leydecker, LMFT, Clinical Program Manager at CHC

Visit Jennifer Leydecker’s bio.

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Jennifer Leydecker’s Reading Recommendations

Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski & Amelia Nagoski

Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown