PS 043: Sex Therapy  

In episode 43 of Psych Sessions, I discuss Sex Therapy with Deborah Fox. Deborah is a clinical social worker with over thirty years of experience in private practice in N.W. Washington.   She is a Certified Sex Therapist, and a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, providing individual, couples and group psychotherapy, as well as clinical consultation. It’s […]

PS 042: Animal Assisted Therapy  

My guest on this episode is Christina Strayer (Ed.D). Dr. Strayer obtained her Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from Argosy University, Sarasota, FL. She is a licensed practicing counselor at 180 Counseling in Garner, NC with two therapy dogs of her own. Dr. Strayer and her canine co-therapists work with individuals with many issues including depression, self harm, trauma, ADHD, […]

PS 041: Cultural Awareness In Diagnosing Mental Disorders  

William B. Lawson (M.D.) is the Associate Dean for health disparities at the Dell Medical School and Professor at Huston-Tillotson where he is directing the Sandra Joy Anderson Community Health and Wellness Center. He received a BS in psychology from Howard University, an MA from the University of Virginia, and PhD in Psychology from the University of […]

PS 040: iTunes Contest Winners!  

Congratulations to jaforster and Baby_kangaroo13 for winning a free copy of  On Becoming A Person, by Dr. Carl Rogers. Dr. Rogers (January 8, 1902 – February 4, 1987) is well known for creating  Client-Centered Therapy.  He was one of the most influential psychologists of the 20th century, and he’s recognized as one of the founders of the […]

PS 039: Treating Depression with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)  

Daniela White (M.D.) is a board certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist. Dr. White finished her residency in Adult Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in 2000 and continued her training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the same institution till 2002. During her training, she served as Chief Resident at Baylor Clinic in 2000 […]

PS 038: Disruptive Behavior Disorders with Ayo Gathing (M.D.)  

Ayo Afejuku Gathing (M.D.) is a board certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist.  Dr. Gathing earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from the Georgia Institute of Technology and her Medical Doctorate from the Morehouse School of Medicine. She completed her general psychiatry residency at Emory University from 2006-2009 where she received many accolades and awards. […]

PS 037: Narcissism with Wendy Behary (LCSW)  

My guest on this session is Wendy Behary, LCSW. Wendy is the founder and Clinical Director of the Cognitive Therapy Center of New Jersey and the Schema Therapy Institute of New Jersey. She is also a distinguished founding fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. She maintains a private practice, specializing in narcissism and high-conflict couples […]

PS 036: Bullying with Israel (Izzy) Kalman.  

My guest on this episode of Psych Sessions is Israel (Izzy) Kalman.  Izzy obtained his Master of Science Degree in Clinical Psychology from Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital, Philadelphia, PA.  He is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist who has been working in schools and private practice since 1978. Izzy has developed methods that use role playing to teach […]

PS 035: Irrelationship: How We Use Dysfunctional Relationships to Hide from Intimacy  

In this episode of Psych Sessions, I speak with the authors of Irrelationship:  How We use Dysfunctional Relationships to Hide from Intimacy.  Irrelationship is a jointly created psychological defense system that two or more people maintain to avoid awareness of the anxiety that’s part of becoming intimate with others, especially feelings about letting people see and […]

PS 034: Sexual Anorexia with Candice Christiansen (M.Ed., CMHC)  

My guest on this episode of Psych Sessions is Candice Christiansen. Candice is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist-Supervisor, Certified EMDR Trauma Therapist, and Certified Abel Assessor. She graduated from the University of Utah in 2002 with a Master’s of Education-Counseling Speciality. Her clinical background includes: working with sexual offenders in […]

PS 033: The Power of Play Therapy With Pam Dyson (MA, LPC-S, RPT-S)  

My guest on this episode of Psych Sessions is Pam Dyson. Pam is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, child development expert and parenting coach.  In addition to her private practice in Plano, Texas she provides consultation and supervision services and facilitates play therapy workshops at conferences throughout the US. She is the recipient […]

PS 032: Postpartum Depression with Jay Noricks (PhD)  

In this episode, I discuss Postpartum Depression with Jay Noricks (PhD). Dr. Noricks received his doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania in Psychological Anthropology. He specializes in trauma therapy using an approach called Parts Psychology. Dr. Noricks explains that everybody has Parts. It’s in normal language as in “A part of me wants to leave him, but […]

PS 031: Borderline Personality Disorder With Daniel J. Fox (PhD)  

During this session, I discuss BPD with Daniel J. Fox (PhD). Dr. Fox has been specializing in the treatment and assessment of individuals with personality disorders for over 15 years in the state and federal prison system, universities, and in private practice. He is a licensed psychologist in the state of Texas and has published several articles […]

PS 030: Brain Trauma, Concussions, & Sports Psychiatry With Lawrence Tucker (M.D.)  

My guest on this episode of Psych Sessions is Lawrence Tucker (M.D.). Dr. Tucker is a Newport Beach Psychiatrist.  He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. He has been involved in research involving traumatic brain injuries and Sports Psychiatry, and he is a distinguished member of […]

PS 029: Self-Injury With Lori Vann (MA, LPC-S)  

In this episode of Psych Sessions, I discuss self-injury with Ms. Lori Vann, MA, LPC-S.  Lori is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor & media consultant.  Her area of expertise is self-injury, having worked with over 400 individuals and presented on the topic over 60 times. Self-injury is not just a rebellious teen girl issue. During the session, we discuss […]

PS 028: Bipolar Disorder in Young Adults with Melissa Deuter (MD)  

In this episode of Psych Sessions, Melissa Deuter (MD) and I discuss Bipolar Disorder. Dr. Deuter is a board certified psychiatrist in San Antonio, Texas. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas and attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She completed psychiatry residency at the University of Texas Health […]

PS 027: Emotional Development in Students with Elizabeth Carr (MA, LPC, NCC)  

In this episode of Psych Sessions, I talk with Elizabeth Carr (MA, LPC, NCC). Elizabeth is a Licensed Professional Counselor, specializing in positive social and emotional development interventions for varying student populations.  She holds a BA in Psychology from Purdue University and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling from Argosy University in 2012. She […]

PS 026: Organizational Psychology & Multicultural Leadership with Christie Melonson (PhD)  

In this episode of Psych Sessions, I speak with Christie Melonson (PhD) about organizational psychology and multicultural leadership. Dr. Melonson is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, Psychotherapist, Professor, Organizational Leader, and Consultant in San Antonio, Texas. Her research background is in multicultural issues, primarily in leadership in behavioral health organizations. Therapists and leaders can increase their effectiveness in working […]

PS 025:  Emotional Eating with Julie M. Simon (MA, MBA, LMFT)  

In this episode of Psych Sessions, I discuss emotional eating with Julie M. Simon (MA, MBA, LMFT). Julie is a licensed psychotherapist with more than 25 years of experience in this area. During the episode, you’ll hear about some of the main causes of weight gain and how to know if you’re an emotional eater. You’ll also learn about the […]

PS 024: Holistic Psychotherapy with Cali Estes (PhD)  

In this episode, I talk to Cali Estes (PhD) about holistic therapy.  Dr. Estes holds a PhD, Psychology and Life Coaching, International Certification as a Drug and Alcohol Therapist, as well as 24 additional certifications.  She is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and West Chester University. A holistic therapeutic approach address the spiritual, mental, and physical aspects of a […]

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