Wesley Little

Ali on the Run Show Episode 78: Wesley Little, Couples Therapist

Date: June 13, 2018 at 8:42 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 2

“You can make a career shift at any time. Because why not pursue something that you think would make you happy?” —Wesley Little

Wesley Little is a licensed professional counselor specializing in couples therapy, and she’s here to answer all of my — and your — burning questions. On this episode, Wesley talks about her indirect route to becoming a therapist (including a detour through law school), and the schooling and education required to pursue a similar career. She debunks common misconceptions about therapy, explains why most couples seek therapy together, and shares what she thinks holds most people back from seeing a therapist. Now more than ever, this conversation is so important, and I hope you enjoy it. (Plus, Wesley and her husband are both two-time marathoners. As for whether they have a “perfect marriage” and never fight? I asked. And she answered.)

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • How Wesley decided to become a therapist, and what her journey to her dream career entailed (3:10)
  • The kind of therapy Wesley practices, and why she decided she wanted to work with couples (9:45)
  • Wesley debunks some common misconceptions about couples therapy (13:40)
  • Wesley’s advice for finding a therapist, and what she says holds most people back from going to therapy (15:10)
  • Wesley breaks down the most common reasons couples seek therapy (20:20)
  • When is the right time to start seeing a therapist? And how do you get your partner to agree if he or she is hesitant? (29:25)
  • Wesley opens up about her own relationship, and how running plays a role in it (38:00)
  • Wesley shares whether or not she thinks you should go to bed angry (43:00)
  • Wesley answers listener questions! (45:15)

What we mention on this episode:

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Dr. Sue Johnson

Psychology Today

Terry Real

Vanessa Marin

The 5 Love Languages

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2 Responses to "Ali on the Run Show Episode 78: Wesley Little, Couples Therapist"

Susan Townsen says: June 15, 2018 at 4:37 pm

I love your show and love that you had a therapist come on and talk. Always interesting to hear about new things. Runners do like to learn other things besides the best shoes and drills!
Keep up the good work!

LOVED this episode so much!