What's the F***ing Point episode 18: 5 things i've learned about friendship as an adult

In this short-and-sweet solo podcast episode, I’m sharing *cue backup music* a few of my faaavorite [recent] things, and some of the biggest lessons I’ve learned about friendship in adulthood.

For most of us, the whole friend thing gets a lot more challenging when we move or drift away from the “built in” friends we had growing up. (And hell, friendship during those years can be hard enough!) Some people might get lucky to find great friends in college, a job, or another community— but a lot of the time, depending on circumstances, we really have to seek that shit out, and doing so can feel super awkward and challenging.

In this episode, I get real about some of the lessons I’ve learned about making and keeping good friends in adulthood.

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Valerie Martin

Valerie Martin, LMSW, is a Primary Therapist at The Ranch residential treatment center, where she works with eating disorders, addiction, trauma, and co-occurring mental health issues. Valerie focuses on a holistic treatment approach of mind + body integration, using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), somatic and bioenergetic therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), psychodrama, 12-step, and shame resilience. She is also a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT) Candidate. Valerie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communications and Master of Science degree in Clinical Social Work at the University of Texas in Austin. She is an active member of the First Unitarian Universalist Church in Nashville, and emphasizes spiritual exploration in her work with clients.