Hope & Truth: Season 1, Episode 1
The world changed almost overnight with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Stores closed. Companies shut down. Students and teachers had to learn remotely. Healthcare workers became frontline workers. Many of us lost loved ones. Host and therapist Debra Whittam talks openly about the death of her father, and delves into loss — and how we develop resilience — through personal, heartfelt stories.
It wasn’t supposed to be this way — but we are ever resilient.
Host Debra Whittam, licensed therapist, takes us through journeys of grief and overcoming in this podcast.
During more than 15 years treating clients, her diverse experience includes addiction rehabilitation therapy in both inpatient and and outpatient settings, trauma, abuse, grief, anxiety, OCD, and depression. Debra believes in the importance of authenticity in connecting with clients, their loved ones, and unveiling impacts of the family dynamic on psychosomatic conditions and the healing process.
In her book, “Am I Going To Be Okay? Weathering the Storms of Mental Illness, Addiction and Grief” (2016) and her most recent publication, “Everything That’s Been Waiting” she speaks from a position of personal experience with abuse, anxiety and addiction.