Nerds of Narrative Podcast

Welcome to the Nerds of Narrative therapy podcast.  Nerds of Narrative focuses on the decolonization of traditional therapeutic practices through the use of pop culture, personal expression through art and storytelling, decentralizing the therapist as the expert and flattening the hierarchy, and much more.

Nerds of Narrative Podcast is the brainchild of Del’s CoHost Lori Pranger, AMFT. Lori and Del practice therapy together through the Gender Health Center. Del has 11 years broadcasting experience with KVMR Community Radio in Nevada City, CA. Our combined experience brings unique and creative perspectives to therapy practice.

Episodes- Listen

Nerds of Narrative Episode 1 Using Geekdom in Narrative Therapy. Warning: Adult Language
Nerds of Narrative Episode 2 Using Harry Potter in Narrative Therapy. Warning: Adult Language
Nerds of Narrative Episode 3 Using Superheroes in Narrative Therapy. Warning: Adult Language

The Brain Trust

Del Phoenix, MSW, ACSW They/Them/Theirs
Lori Pranger, AMFT
She/Her/Hers Lori is an associate MFT, supervised by Dr. David Nylund. Lori utilizes Narrative Therapy, pop-culture, media, and game theory in her therapeutic work to support her clients in their pursuit of more preferred stories and experiences about themselves, their lives, and their futures.

Finley Terhune (they/them/theirs) is a self-identified geek-of-all-trades. Some of their earliest memories involve what would now be called fanart of X-Men characters, drawn by an unofficial “aunt” – and the curiosity and fondness only grew from there. At various times in their life, Finley has hyperfocused and/or fanpersoned around subjects from Narrative therapy to Supernatural to Monopoly (really – at this point in time they own 63 distinct versions of Monopoly, three official spin off games, and two unofficial Monopoly-adjacent games – most of which have been gifts at this point!) and probably at least a little bit of everything in between. 
These days, Finley spends their professional time working in private practice in Sacramento, California, consulting and supervising – particularly in regards to Narrative Therapy, and work with LGBTQIA+ folks across the lifespan – and continuing to build Unique Outcomes, a collective of therapists who focus on Narrative work, accessible pricing for clients, and who can competent provide services for transgender communities as well as other marginalized and under-served populations.