In this episode of “The Journey of My Mother’s Son” podcast, I sit down to talk with Shannon Petrovich.

Therapist, Author, YouTube creator, Shannon earned her Bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College, and her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Connecticut. She earned her clinical licenses in Social Work and Substance Abuse Counseling, and is a Board-Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work.

Her new book, Out of the FOG Into the CLEAR, Journaling to Help You Heal from Toxic Relationships has attained Amazon Bestseller status in Self Help for Abuse, Codependency, and Personal Transformation.

On her YouTube channel Therapist Talks, she shares insights, information, perspectives, and strategies on a wide range of relationship and mental health topics.

In her own words:

“I am a therapist, author, and YouTube creator specializing in helping people deal with and heal from narcissistic, abusive, and other toxic relationships. My new book, Out of the Fog into the Clear, Journaling to Help You Heal from Toxic Relationships, has earned a #1 Amazon Bestseller status in Codependency, Self-Help from Abuse, and Personal Transformation. My YouTube channel Therapist Talks offers information, insights, and strategies on a wide range of mental health issues, and has over 23,600 subscribers and 1.5 million views.

In my trauma-informed, strengths-based approach, I seek to help people identify their self-limiting old stories and negative internal self-talk that create poor self-care and self-destructive relationship patterns.  This healing clears the way for a person to become all they were created to be.”

To find out more about Shannon, check out her website at

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