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Conversations With a Wounded Healer

Who’s a wounded healer? It’s any one of us who works in a caring profession and is bravely doing their own work, while helping others. My goal is to share the parallel journey we as healers walk along with our clients and how we attend to our own humanity while caring for others.

My podcast is about conversations and community building, what we can learn from each other, and how we can help heal each other. We’re cultivating a space where we celebrate vulnerability, authenticity and “showing up.”

It’s a place to meet people I think will inspire you, help you heal and grow – and who you can relate to at the same time.

I’m inspired by C.G. Jung’s “wounded healer” concept, where the healer’s own hurt that gives the measure of his own power to heal.

Another one of my heroes, Brené Brown, puts it best: “Mindfully practicing authenticity during our most soul-searching struggles is how we invite grace, joy and gratitude into our lives.”

Together, I hope this marriage of vulnerability and professionalism will inspire and entertain you...enjoy!


Feb 22, 2023

We all need unofficial mentors and cheerleaders. One of mine is Samson Teklemariam. He “constructs clinical leadership models designed to navigate change in behavioral health and addiction treatment spaces, delivering results that improve quality patient care.” 

That’s the fancy stuff out of the way. What you really need to know about Samson is that he has a gift for encouraging folks to reach their potential as they lift others. What you need to know about our conversation is it’s juicy! 

Let’s explore ways to promote authenticity and accountability in peer-led recovery spaces. Let’s break down strategies for maintaining that tightrope balance between the art and science of what a therapist does. Let’s get real about sustainable anti-capitalist supervisory structures. Ready? Set? Let’s go, Samson-style!


Samson Teklemariam, LPC, CPTM, is an industry thought leader with a track record for leading large-scale transformations that generated new thinking, shifted business models, and disrupted the marketplace. As a catalyst for innovation, Samson constructs clinical leadership models designed to navigate change in the behavioral health and addiction treatment and deliver results that improve quality patient care.

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