Category Archives: depression

What Are 7 Secrets To Liking Yourself More?



On this episode, Katherine Cullen, LMSW, stops by to discuss her article “Seven Secrets To Liking Yourself More.” She breaks down the consequences of self dislike and how everyone can benefit from improving the way they feel about themselves.

Katherine (Schreiber) Cullen, LMSW, is a psychotherapist and co-author of The Truth About Exercise Addiction: Understanding The Dark Side of Thinspiration. She received her MSW from Fordham University and is currently pursuing an MA in Applied Catholic Theology at the University of Mary. Katherine is currently licensed to practice therapy in the states of NY, ME, PA, and VA, and she provides remote psychotherapy through Juniper Therapeutic Services. She works primarily with adults and couples who struggle with communication issues, emotion regulation, interpersonal skills, depression, anxiety, panic, poor self-image, and stress management. Katherine uses a variety of techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) with her clients. She currently lives in New York City with her husband and writes a blog for Psychology Today. Her work has been featured in TIME, Cosmopolitan, SELF, and The British Medical Journal (BMJ).

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Click HERE to check out her Instagram and HERE for her Twitter.


What Is A Trauma Bond?



Jourdan Travers defines the term “trauma bond” and discusses what relationships typically have them and why they are a powerful dynamic in relationships.

Jourdan Travers is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in the treatment of anxiety, mood, substance abuse/dependence, and personality disorders. She received her MSW from The University of Maryland and her B.A. in psychology from California State University Northridge. She is a well-respected psychotherapist trained in CBT, DBT, Trauma-Informed Care, Mindfulness, and Psycho-Education. She has previously worked at Promises Treatment Center and Malibu Vista in Malibu, California, and the Lindner Center of Hope in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Ms. Travers has experience working with a range of patient populations, including individuals with severe mental illness as well as those with less acute diagnoses. Ms. Travers takes a holistic approach to mental health treatment — utilizing a variety of therapeutic approaches to help clients move through distressing thoughts, managing overwhelming emotions and urges, and focus on their strengths to achieve long-term results.

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What is the Fawn Trauma Response?



Best friend to the show, Dr. Candice Creasman, discusses the “fawn” trauma response and how it is different from the other trauma responses of fight, flight, and freeze.

Candice Creasman Mowrey, PhD is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor with a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology and a Doctorate in Counseling and Counselor Education. She has been in practice for 15 years working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual trauma, individuals with addictions, chronic pain, mood and personality disorders, and severe mental illness. She provides consultation and clinical supervision for individuals and small groups in addition to large scale speaking engagements. Her emphasis is intersectional emotion regulation and mindfulness. She is Health At Every Size-aligned, and works to incorporate body-acceptance and self-compassion into her work with clients and groups.

For more information about Dr. Creasman please visit her website HERE. Or visit her Facebook and Instagram pages!

 


What is Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD)?



Robyn Brickel, M.A., LMFT  discusses Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  She defines CPTSD, outlines best practices for recovery, and examines how it is both similar and different to PSTD.

Robyn is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 25+ years of experience providing psychotherapy, as well as the founder and clinical director of a private practice, Brickel and Associates, LLC in Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia. She and her team bring a strengths-based, trauma-informed, systems approach to the treatment of individuals (older adolescents and adults), couples and families.  She specializes in trauma (including attachment trauma) and the use of dissociative mechanisms, such as: self-harm, eating disorders and addictions.  She also approaches treatment of perinatal mental health from a trauma-informed lens.

Robyn guides clients and clinicians who wish to better understand the impact of trauma on mental health and relationships. She has a wide range of post graduate trauma and addictions education and is trained in numerous relational models of practice, including Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT), the Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT), and Imago therapy.   She is a trained Sensorimotor Psychotherapist and is a Certified, Senior Facilitator for Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment (TIST), Certified EMDRIA therapist and Approved Consultant.  Utilizing all of these tools, along with mindfulness and ego state work to provide the best care to her clients. She prides herself in always learning and expanding her knowledge about the intricacies of treating complex trauma, trauma’s impact on the person and body, including the impact on maternal mental health and perinatal distress, all to aide clients in healing and post traumatic growth.

Read much more about Robyn on her website

She frequently shares insights, resources and links to mental health news on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram as well as in her blog at BrickelandAssociates.com


What Are 10 Mindful Lessons That Can Transform Your Relationships?



Michelle P. Maidenberg, Ph.D., MPH, LCSW-R, CGP stops by to discuss 10 mindful lessons you can use to strengthen all of the relationships in your life.

Michelle P. Maidenberg, Ph.D., MPH, LCSW-R, CGP maintains a private practice in Harrison, NY. She is an adjunct graduate professor of Mindfulness Practice at New York University. She is the president and clinical director of the Thru My Eyes Foundation, a 501c3 organization that helps individuals with life-threatening illnesses create a video legacy for their loved ones. She has advanced training in CBT, ACT, Structural Family Therapy, Mindfulness, Polyvagal Theory, and is a Level II trained Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist.

Dr. Maidenberg is a contributing editor of GROUP, the journal of the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society. She has also published in varied professional journals and was quoted in The New York Times, the Daily News, Fitness, Woman’s Day, Parents, and many other publications. Her book Free Your Child from Overeating: 53 Mind-Body Strategies for Lifelong Health utilizes strategies underpinned in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness. Her new book is ACE Your Life: Unleash Your Best Self and Live the Life You Want.

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What Are Six Steps Toward Recovery From A Toxic Relationship?



On this episode psychotherapist, Kaytee Gillis, LCSW-BACS, chats about her article 6 Steps Toward Recovery From a Toxic Relationship.  She describes the six steps, discusses how survivors can move between the steps,

Kaytee is a psychotherapist, author, and consultant with a passion for working with survivors of relationship and family trauma. Her first book, Invisible Bruises: How a Better Understanding of the Patterns of Domestic Violence Can Help Survivors Navigate the Legal System, released in 2021, sheds light on the ways that the legal system can perpetuate the cycle of domestic violence by failing to recognize patterns that would otherwise hold perpetrators accountable and protect survivors. Her new book, It’s not High Conflict, It’s Post Separation Abuse is set to be released in February.
Kaytee has been featured on Psychology Today, iheart radio, Psychotherapy Networker, The Dr. Wendy Walsh Show, CP24 News out of Toronto, Newsweek, The Mind Journal, Shaye Ganam’s radio show, and numerous others.

To get in touch with Kaytee:
www.kaytlyngillislcsw.com
Instagram: @KurleeKaytee
Instagram: @Claras_ _Voice – support for survivors and allies
Facebook: Claras Voice- a group in support of survivors and allies
Twitter: @Kaytee_Gillis
Blog: Invisible Bruises, Psychology Today


Is There a Link Between Trauma and Eating Disorders?



Dr. Zoe Ross-Nash stops by to discuss the link between trauma and eating disorders/disordered eating. She defines different eating disorders and discusses which type of trauma is associated with each eating disorder.  Dr. Ross-Nash explores the importance of not having preconceived notions of what eating disorders “look like”.  She also discusses resources available to those struggling with disordered eating.

Dr. Zoe Ross-Nash (she/her) earned her PsyD in Clinical Psychology at Nova Southeastern University and completed an APA accredited internship at the University of California, Davis in the Eating Disorder Emphasis. Ross-Nash won the Division 29 Student Excellence in Clinical Practice Award in 2022 and is the Associate Editor for Website Content for the division. Zoe’s clinical interests include trauma, eating disorders, wellness, mentorship, and advocacy. She is originally from Allendale, New Jersey and earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Human Service Studies and Dance from Elon University. In her spare time, Zoe likes to practice yoga and ballet, read and write poetry, and try new restaurants with her loved ones.

To get in touch with Dr. Ross-Nash: Click Here
Need to talk? Contact the National Eating Disorders Association to phone/chat/text about what you are experiencing: https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/help-support/contact-helpline
More resources are available through the Eating Recovery Center: https://www.eatingrecoverycenter.com
Need a podcast to help? Dr. Ross-Nash recommends Food Psych: https://christyharrison.com/foodpsych
Want to learn about intuitive eating? Check out http://www.intuitiveeating.org/10-principles-of-intuitive-eating/
Want to diversify your social media feed? Here is a great place to start: https://scplab.files.wordpress.com/2020/10/body-diversity-resource-guide-i.pdf

Are Any of the Relationships on “Love Is Blind” Abusive?



On this episode, Dr. Isabelle Morley discusses the toxic and abusive relationship behaviors she saw on the latest season of “Love Is Blind”. We chat about what responsibility Netflix has to contestants and viewers, and how Netflix can protect both groups.

Isabelle Morley, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist, writer, and co-founder of The Relationship Coaches. She specializes in helping people navigate their romantic relationships. Dr. Morley has trained in several couples therapy orientations and does extensive work with couples and individuals on healing and strengthening their relationships. This includes working on communication, emotional intimacy, healthy boundary setting, dependency awareness, and conflict resolution skills. She is a writer for Psychology Today, and in her blog, Love Them or Leave Them, she analyzes on-screen romantic relationships in scripted shows and reality television. As co-founder of The Relationship Coaches, Dr. Morley provides evidence-based but accessible information on how to form healthy relationships through PDFs, intensives, and retreats. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, two daughters, and a toy poodle named Clifford.
To get in touch with Dr. Morley, please visit her website and social media:
Website
Instagram
And don’t forget to sign her petition to Netflix to help protect contestants and viewers from abusive relationships HERE

How To Date After An Abusive Relationship



On this episode, Dr. Aimee Daramus stops by to offer advice on how to date after an abusive relationship.

Aimee Daramus, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in chronic mental illness. She works in private practice at Urban Balance in Chicago, and is an adjunct professor at Harold Washington College. She wrote a book, Understanding Bipolar Disorder: The Essential Family Guide, and her new book on Relationship OCD is coming out in February. She loves classic horror movies, has been kicked out of bookstores at last call, and is a guest co-host on the Bipolar Girl podcast.


What Is Imposter Syndrome?



In this episode GiShawn Mance, PhD discusses imposter syndrome.  She defines what it is, the feelings associated with it, whether it is truly a “syndrome”, how to conquer any feelings of insecurity, and why women tend to experience it more.

Dr. GiShawn Mance is a clinical psychologist licensed in the state of Maryland.  She is dedicated to providing quality, comprehensive mental health services to meet the individual needs of each client.  Dr. Mance provides clinical individual, group, and family services to children and adults.  Her specialty areas include child mental health (6 yrs – 12yrs), trauma treatments, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and parent support.  Other clinical areas of expertise include mood and anxiety disorders, issues of adjustment, life transitions, and anger management.

Dr. Mance also has extensive experience in conducting cognitive assessments for children, adolescents, and adults.  Dr. Mance received her doctorate in clinical psychology from DePaul University.  She completed her clinical internship at Duke University Medical Center where she trained extensively in trauma treatments, ADHD, family therapy, and community mental health.  She has a master of arts in community psychology from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, and a bachelor of science from Bethune Cookman University.  Dr. Mance completed a postdoctoral fellowship in community based participatory research at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.Dr. Mance has partnered with communities both domestically and internationally influencing mental health practices and research. She has contributed to the national dialogue on race and mental health as a guest on WHUR, NPR, the Washington Post, National Geographic, and Yahoo.com.