Strong Tower Mental Health with Heidi Mortenson

by Charisma Podcast Network

Strong Tower Mental Health is an authentic and encouraging podcast hosted by Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Heidi Mortenson. Get ready for heaven to be unlocked in your soul with real life stories, skills, and amazing guests who will inspire you. Topics on this podcast include vulnerability, authenticity, how to have difficult conversations, keeping healthy boundaries with others, marriage, depression, anxiety, addict ...   ...  Read more

Podcast episodes

  • 174. Gender Distress – A Practical Response with Pamela Garfield-Jaeger, LCSW, MS

    174. Gender Distress – A Practical Response with Pamela Garfield-Jaeger, LCSW, MS

    In this opinionated and divided world, it can be hard to know how to response to the transgender issues in a Godly and honoring way. How do we continue to love those and walk in the healthy choice? Known as “The Truthful Therapist”, Pamela is a licensed social worker who has experience on both sides of opinions with transgender issues. She calls the current transgender craze we are in as the “modern day lobotomy”. She sees the pain that families experience as well as the doctors and therapists involved. She has spent a lot of time with those who have painfully de-transitioned and are getting little help and public attention. Her book, “A Practical Response to Gender to Distress”, is a very easy and helpful tool to be able to confidently walk through the gender issues with kindness, love and truth. As a Jewish woman herself, she knows what it is like to be discriminated against but she honors those with different faith. She walks through this difficult topic with humor, confidence and most importantly, love. Pamela’s website: https://www.thetruthfultherapist.com/about-me To purchase Pamela’s book: https://www.amazon.com/Practical-Response-Gender-Distress-Families/dp/B0CXMRGMBV/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3AMU5Y9878DB2&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.p3usri7EVonjTCIrphdIGA.-BLtorcXJaz97N_sDeVYiNl4Vj4EVeRoueFioWB1fLA&dib_tag=se&keywords=gender+distress+pamela+garfield-jaeger&qid=1716145432&sprefix=pamela+garfiel%2Caps%2C115&sr=8-1 Find more about Heidi: www.heidimortensonlmft.com If you are in crisis, help is available by call or text 1-800-273-8255 24/7. You can also visit https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org. You are loved!

  • 173. Power of Prayer

    173. Power of Prayer

    Do you something wonder if your prayers are working? Have you been feeling the need to pray more? I think we can forget the power of prayer and get lost in our daily shuffle too often. I personally have struggled with prayer and haven’t felt like I was “good” at prayer. Have you? Did you know there is not wrong way to pray? Honestly prayer is like talking and being yourself. In this episode, you will be inspired by transformation from the power of prayer to ignite the power of prayer for your life. When we don’t pray, nothing happens. So why not pray? Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. ~1 Thessalonians 5:18 “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. ~Matthew 7:7 Find more about Heidi: www.heidimortensonlmft.com Purchase the book The Brave Encourager: https://www.amazon.com/Brave-Encourager-Power-Encouragement-Changes/dp/B09TN45H36/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3HGP5FPY2E5GD&keywords=the+brave+encourager&qid=1646608516&sprefix=the+brave+encourager%2Caps%2C223&sr=8-1 Join my mailing list: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/t5u2y5 If you are in crisis, help is available by call or text 1-800-273-8255 24/7. You can also visit https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org. You are loved!

  • 172. Redefining Sex and Intimacy with Dr. Carol Tanksley, MD, DMin

    172. Redefining Sex and Intimacy with Dr. Carol Tanksley, MD, DMin

    Did you know that your sex life has a story to tell? Many of us avoid the topic of sex, but our avoidance says more about a key to our freedom that we need to get curious about. It’s an invitation to know God more deeply and authentically. Carol Tanksley, MD, DMin is a licensed ob-gyn physician and wrote a book about the expectations of sex. In this episode you will hear the insights of how she discovered to write the book and highlights we need to know. The book is about reframing your good and not-so-good stories about God, love and relationships. God created us with the desire for intimacy, to be seen and known. She doesn’t avoid any topic and you will leave feeling hopeful! “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” ~A.W. Tozer “And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.” ~1 John 4:16 Carol’s website: https://www.drcarolministries.com/ To purchase the book Sexpectations: https://www.amazon.com/Sexpectations-Reframing-Not-So-Good-Stories-Relationships/dp/B0CSWXZJQL/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1E5ICBOXLGJQY&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.RpG7MrcwbxTZ3FHs0QfuRnVaYWKwOGSad6eeQikNsfQ.OEvLd BwT0f4HYkTbix_th-QRgVnrm32g_pWeistaXu8&dib_tag=se&keywords=sexpectations+carol+tanksley&qid=1714819859&sprefix=%2Caps%2C138&sr=8-1 Find more about Heidi: www.heidimortensonlmft.com If you are in crisis, help is available by call or text 1-800-273-8255 24/7. You can also visit https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org. You are loved!

  • 171. Managing Overwhelm

    171. Managing Overwhelm

    Do you feel constantly overwhelmed? Do you feel trapped in overwhelm and don’t know how to get out? God does not want us to live in this emotional space of overwhelm. How can we get out of it and how can we live daily in peace when we have difficult things that we are managing? In this episode, you will hear practical tips on how to manage overwhelm. Some of the tips will be starting with basics like structure and getting deeper to root issues and how to manage it daily. “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” ~Philippians 4:7h faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.” ~Ephesians 2:8 Find more about Heidi: www.heidimortensonlmft.com Purchase the book The Brave Encourager: https://www.amazon.com/Brave-Encourager-Power-Encouragement-Changes/dp/B09TN45H36/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3HGP5FPY2E5GD&keywords=the+brave+encourager&qid=1646608516&sprefix=the+brave+encourager%2Caps%2C223&sr=8-1 Join my mailing list: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/t5u2y5 If you are in crisis, help is available by call or text 1-800-273-8255 24/7. You can also visit https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org. You are loved!

  • 170. From Striving to Thriving with Luke Palasz

    170. From Striving to Thriving with Luke Palasz

    Isn’t Christianity supposed to look leaps and bounds different from any other religion? Why do so many of us look the same as every other religion? The Apostle Paul said that we are to be transformed by the renewal of our minds. In this energizing episode, you will be encouraged to hear Luke Palasz share is testimony of knowing and walking in the simplicity of the gospel every day. He has seen thousands of people be healed by Jesus and believes this is normal Christianity. He wrote a book called “From Striving to Thriving” because he used to strive and feel pressure to do religious duties. He no longer operates from this place because of the significant revelation he received about his identity in Christ. “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.” ~Acts 2:17 Luke’s website: https://fromstrivingtothriving.org/ To purchase From Striving to Thriving: https://www.amazon.com/Striving-Thriving-Renewing-Minds-Christ/dp/B0CM1FRM42/ref=sr_1_1?crid=32L7CKG2K6W60&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.4imuyd3DLA8vnxYzheVhVAKlPrw8O05M4XjY9zm3Oc_c_HYXhM6yjsgVi856pFFO_gKHEvdLyRbMZW1YQgd19w.r7GuB_gSdPrGF7cKCKd1687y5lLgWcWszXYqocJLMT4&dib_tag=se&keywords=luke+palasz&qid=1711390446&sprefix=luke+palasz%2Caps%2C93&sr=8-1 To sign up for the women’s retreat April 2024: https://www.discovermyinsidestory.com/extraordinary-2024 Find more about Heidi: www.heidimortensonlmft.com If you are in crisis, help is available by call or text 1-800-273-8255 24/7. You can also visit https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org. You are loved!