Getting Real: Empowering Women and Girls to Connect with their Authentic Selves

February 5, 2013
Hosted by Mary Waldon, LCSW

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Let's get real! How can women push past media and cultural messages and get to our authentic selves? How can we help our daughters do the same? We are constantly hearing about the importance of a strong self-esteem for our daughters. What does that mean? And how can we cultivate it within ourselves and our daughters? Tune in for an in-depth discussion with acclaimed self-esteem expert and Life Coach Anea Bogue. Anea will coach us on how to accept ourselves, get comfortable in our own skin, and be free of the burden of low self-worth. She will also share the wisdom behind her REALgirl Camps and how we can raise daughters who are empowered to live independent, empowered lives. You don't want to miss this hour with Anea!

The Mary Waldon Show: Raising and Empowering Young Women, Mind, Body, and Spirit

The Mary Waldon Show: Raising and Empowering Young Women, Mind, Body, and Spirit

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The Mary Waldon Show is aimed at enriching North America's mental health conversation. Specifically, our show targets the interests and needs of young women, their parents, and a rapidly changing culture. How can our highly pressurized, social media-intense society raise strong, self-aware, self-empowered young women? How do we address the increase in depression, self-harm, eating disorders, and the accompanying decline in self-worth among our daughters? Our guests will include mental health professionals, authors, artists, academics, and successful women with a story to share. Join Mary Waldon, LCSW for an hour dedicated to helping young women discover who they are and all that they are capable of becoming.

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Mary Waldon, LCSW

Mary Waldon, LCSW

Mary Waldon, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in change-oriented psychotherapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy for teenagers, young adults, and their families. She works extensively with mother/daughter relationships, helping women and their daughters improve communication and strengthen their connection during the challenging teen years. She helps teens move past self-harm behaviors including cutting and damaging eating behaviors. Mary also helps girls and young women develop a strong sense of self, personal empowerment, and lasting behavioral changes. She sees patients privately, leads skills groups, and develops staff trainings for social service agencies, middle schools, and high schools on the North Shore of Chicago.

Mary earned a Bachelor of Science from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA and is a graduate of the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration and the clinical social work internship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Stone Institute of Psychiatry and the Outpatient Treatment Center.

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