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July 19, 2021

The Toxic Family

Abuse isn't just physical. It is well known that emotional and mental abuse is prevalent everywhere, from the workplace to our own homes. Yet, it can be so much more difficult to find healing and a path towards moving forward when those hurting us are our own family members. What do you say when your mother gaslights you? How do you heal after having an emotionally distant and uncaring father?

On today's episode of Becoming Well, Deb and Mary will dive into that topic with a VERY special guest! The OG Dr. Gorton!!!

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Dr. Deb Gorton

Dr. Deb Gorton directs the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Moody Theological Seminary, as well as the MTS Counseling Center. Author of Embracing Uncomfortable (Moody Publishers), she also serves as the Gary D. Chapman Chair of Marriage, Family Ministry, and Counseling of the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. Dr. Gorton works as a change agent for individuals, organizations, and emerging leaders, helping them refine and embrace their purpose. She earned a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology.

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Dr. Mary Hendrickson

Dr. Mary Hendrickson is Associate Professor of Human Services at MBI, a licensed professional counselor and founder of ‘And Still I Rize Ministries.’ She holds a Doctor of Education in Pastoral Community Counseling, and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, MFT. She is also a speaker, blogger, and spoken word artist. She has been married to her husband Craig Hendrickson for 21 years and they have a beautiful 16-year-old daughter named Amaya.

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Becoming Well

Becoming Well helps anyone who wants to change—your relationships, your emotions, your faith in God. Join Dr. Deb Gorton and Dr. Mary Hendrickson for honest conversations, interviews, and personal stories from people just like you. Discover how the truth of God’s Word intersects with your mental health and well-being.