About Us

The Faces Behind The Mic

Show Hosts

Kerry Kerr McAvoy, Ph.D.


Kerry Kerr McAvoy, Ph.D., a psychologist and writer, 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, designed to help those struggling with a paralyzing mental fog to break free from the confusion and find greater clarity and direction. 

Dr. McAvoy has three grown sons and loves to swim and go snorkeling.

Tara Blair Ball


Tara Blair Ball is a certified relationship coach, author, and podcast. 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.

Tom Rentoy

Tom Rentoy


Arianne Faye Bansig

Digital Creative Assistant
Arianne Bansig

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.

Support The Show

We deeply care about the healthiness of you and your relationships. Consider showing your support of abuse awareness by giving a donation.