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PS 044: Child and Adolescent Depression

My guest on this episode is Dr. Phillip Balfanz (M.D.). Dr. Balfanz is board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist who earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.  He completed his psychiatric residency and child fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern. You can learn more about Dr. Balfanz at www.sigmamhuc.com Younger […]

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 […]

Congratulations To Our 3 Winners: Laney (New York), Diane (Canada), and Tracey (Texas)!

These 3 PS Newsletter Subscribers won a free copy of Disarming the Narcissist by Wendy Behary. Disarming the Narcissist explains how to move past a narcissist’s defenses using empathy, confrontation, and limit-setting. By learning to anticipate and navigate certain hot-button issues, you can relate to narcissists without triggering their aggression. The book also describes how to get your own needs met […]

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 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 […]