Jimmie Morris

Assessing and Treating Insomnia (Part 1)

  There has been an increase in public awareness about insomnia, and it is estimated that approximately 60 million Americans are affected by this sleep disorder each year. There’s also been more awareness about using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTI) as an effective form of treatment.  Historically, sleep disorders were thought to result from […]

Child and Adolescent Depression

Younger children may not express their feelings of depression in the same way as an older person. Typically, we think of someone who’s withdrawn or has a lack of energy. But with younger children, depression can manifest in ways that we could mistakenly label as anxiety, anger, ADHD, or frustration.  It’s really important to keep in […]

Sex Therapy

It’s not uncommon for a couple to struggle with their sexual relationship. Frequently, the infatuation stage in the relationship can act as a natural drug. But this wears off over time. There is a transition period that can lead to a couple being present but not connected. This can result in misunderstandings and resentment. It takes […]

Animal Assisted Therapy

Animal assisted therapy is the goal directed intervention in which an animal that meets a specific criteria is used and integrated into the therapeutic process by a mental health professional. This episode is packed with practical information like: the difference between animal assisted therapy and animal assisted activities, the different types of animals that can be […]

Cultural Awareness In Diagnosing Mental Disorders

Increased cultural awareness is needed to increase diagnostic accuracy. This is important because we recognize that there is a positive correlation between an accurate diagnosis and positive treatment outcomes. Research suggests that there are no substantial differences in diagnostic categories among races when using proven diagnostic instruments or assessment tools. However, clinical results show that […]

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 […]