About Us

The Faces Behind The Mic

Show Hosts

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Kerry Kerr McAvoy, Ph.D.


Kerry Kerr McAvoy, Ph.D. is an expert on cultivating healthy relationships, deconstructing narcissism, and understanding various other mental health-related issues. She’s been featured on Mamamia, YourTango, Scary Mommy, and The Good Men Project. On TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube, she educates about abuse dynamics and offers advice on trauma-related issues on her podcast, Breaking Free from Narcissistic Abuse. 

Her memoir, Love You More: The Harrowing Tale of Lies, Sex Addiction, & Double Cross, gives an uncensored glimpse into the dynamics of narcissistic abuse. She’s also recently published an online course and workbook, First Steps to Leaving a Narcissist: A Guide to Resolving Cognitive Dissonance, and co-wrote, Surviving to Thriving: A Six-Step Blueprint to Narcissistic Abuse Healing and Recovery, designed to help those struggling with a paralyzing mental fog to break free from the confusion and find greater direction. 

Learn more at kerrymcavoyphd.com

Tara Blair Ball


Tara Blair Ball is a certified relationship coach, author, and podcaster. She specializes in empowering individuals and their relationships to go from toxic to happy.

She connects to her audience through her content on Tiktok and Instagram @tara.relationshipcoach as well as through her books: Grateful in Love, A Couples Goals Journal, and Reclaim & Recover: Heal from Toxic Relationships.

She’s also a cohost with Dr. Kerry McAvoy for the podcast, Breaking Free with Kerry and Tara, and has been quoted in The New York Times, The Independent, and DailyMail. You can learn more about her at tararelationshipcoach.com.

Lisa Sonni

Lisa Sonni

Regular Special Guest

Lisa Sonni is a certified Life & Relationship Coach, specializing in trauma bond recovery and abuse education, who helps clients of all genders and walks of life overcome challenges stemming from traumatic partnerships. She has published an online self-guided course, The Trauma Bond Recovery Course, and several books, The Trauma Bond Recovery JournalRebuilding After A Trauma Bond: A Self-Love Journal. Surviving to Thriving: A Six-Step Blueprint to Narcissistic Abuse Healing and Recovery, and Narcissism Unmasked

Her expertise is geared towards getting clients to a good space in their lives and within themselves. Lisa has two children and enjoys cooking, reading, and walks. She is a popular content creator on TikTok, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube under the name Stronger Than Before, where she educates people on abuse tactics, narcissism and domestic violence.

Learn more about her at Stronger Than Before

About Our Podcast

Are you in a relationship that leaves you confused, feeling attacked, or walking on eggshells? Or have you gotten out of one that made you feel that way and are unsure what to do next?

Learn more about narcissistic abuse from Dr. Kerry McAvoy, a mental health clinician and author of Love You More, and Tara Blair Ball, Certified Relationship Coach and author of Reclaim and Recover: Heal from Toxic Relationships with a 7-Step Guided Journal, as they tackle toxic relationship dynamics.

Listen in as they describe destructive types of personalities, typical partner profiles, progressive stages of abuse, and common manipulation tactics. Find out why these relationships are difficult to avoid, what makes them tough to leave, and how to recover and find love for yourself again.

Each episode ends with a practical self-help tip to help you start your healing today.

This podcast series was previously called Breaking Free from Narcissistic Abuse.

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