127: Turning Intensity into Achievement While Helping Others with Tiffany Chhuom

May 20, 2019 auroraremember

I met today’s guest when she became an avid fan of the show, and we finally got to meet in person at the SENG conference in May. She’s a connector at heart, always being sensitive to notice who needs to know who and how to bring people together. I’m thrilled that she’s here to share her wonderful and inspiring story.

Tiffany Chhuom is the owner of EthTech, a healthcare consulting and training firm for the digital era. She also owns Lucy in the Sky Therapy, an online private practice for neurodiverse adults. With 18 years’ experience in healthcare, she holds four degrees in four disciplines from the University of Washington and has produced notable achievements in practice, policy, research, and administration across public health, social work, psychology, criminal justice, and child welfare sectors. Tiffany has led large projects across the country in behavioral and medical research, while also fine-tuning her craft as a trauma and addiction therapist. Special populations near and dear to her heart include veterans, injection drug users, people living with HIV, survivors of sexual violence, and gifted adults with co-occurring ADHD. Tiffany is a longtime mentor and applauded speaker, creating new opportunities to enhance course offerings and continuing education on telemental health ethics and digital marketing for providers and healthcare partners.

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Show Highlights:

  • Tiffany’s speaking topics from the SENG Conference

  • Why she is passionate about dogs, trauma survivors, and “the odd intersection of things”

  • How Tiffany cut ties with her parents to help form her own identity

  • Why her personal brand of intensity includes “unapologetically being myself”/

  • Different forms, aspects, and expressions of intensity

  • How Tiffany’s intensity affected her as she grew up, including being accelerated in school when she wasn’t emotionally ready, doing cocaine with her mom at age 15, living a life with drugs and poverty, dropping out of high school, and achieving four college degrees

  • Why Tiffany was addicted to achievement because she thought it measured her self-worth

  • The intersection of the immune system, giftedness, and trauma

  • Why Tiffany started a meditation practice to break her addiction

  • How she became more comfortable with “not fitting in”

  • How Tiffany has to tone herself down and tune herself out—-every day

  • Personal habits that have helped Tiffany the most: getting sufficient sleep, having time with her animals, and spending time outside

  • How intensity factors into her marriage relationship

  • How Tiffany uses her intensity to help others, especially in her work with all genders and her therapy with women

  • How Tiffany helps people use anger as a healthy emotion

  • Why Tiffany is not sure about what the future holds but knows it will be amazing!


Lucy In The Sky Therapy


Email Tiffany: info@lucyintheskytherapy.com   or  info@ethtechusa.com

Find Tiffany on Facebook and LinkedIn

Find Lucy in the Sky Therapy on Facebook and Instagram

Call Tiffany: 360-972-3931

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Pinterest Quote-59.pngHonesty and anger are intertwined in lighting our fire. ~ Tiffany Chhuom
Turning Intensity into Achievement while Helping Others with Tiffany Chhuom
I've always noticed the odd intersections of things that other people don't notice. ~ Tiffany Chhuom

Comment (1)

  1. I am so humbled to be part of Embracing Intensity. This podcast has helped me find community that I didn’t know I needed until listening to your show. It’s been an incredible resource to share with my therapy clients. I hope this is the first of many!!!

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