September 8, 2021
First generation Gestalt Therapist and Trainer – trained, examined and certified by Fritz Perls, M.D., et. al., - developer of Gestalt Therapy. Bob was chosen by Perls (1969) to introduce Gestalt Therapy to Europe where he has been teaching 16-18 weeks annually since. He has produced a free theory synopsis film, eight unedited individual Contemporary Gestalt Therapy films, and three Couple’s Therapy films (with his wife and colleague, Rita Resnick, Ph.D.) available for purchase on Vimeo. These are real people dealing with real issues with real therapists and in real time – no scripts and no actors. In 2019, he was awarded the APA (American Psychological Association) Division 29 (Psychotherapy) Distinguished Award for the International Advancement of Psychotherapy. His chapter for the new APA Handbook Of Psychotherapy Contemporary Gestalt Therapy is in press. In another lifetime, he drove a taxicab in NYC (his first Clinical Practicum), while attending graduate school at Columbia University at night.
A Couple of Individuals
September 1, 2021
Dr. Sloninsky is a board certified in adult psychiatry through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She completed her psychiatry residency training at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. From there she completed a psychiatry fellowship at UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute with a specialization in Mood Disorders. She has completed an additional board certification through the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine.
Dr. Sloninsky has experience in a variety of clinical settings in both the public and private sectors including working with military veterans at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, community psychiatry, and private practice. She has also been part of the UCLA faculty as a clinical instructor for UCLA medical students and psychiatry residents
Today we talk about the psychiatric visit in order to demystify and bring clarity the process for those considering visiting a psychiatrist.
August 25, 2021
Jyoti is a tech entrepreneur turned therapist. She started her career in business after receiving an MBA and then co-founding a software company in 2004, which was eventually acquired.
She then switched careers and completed her masters degree in Counseling. She has been providing counseling to people working in the tech industry and those who live in multi-generational families.
She is also a certified yoga teacher and a practitioner of mindfulness meditation.
August 18, 2021
On July 25, Dr. McNary had the honor to speak with Dr. Jenna Reid as a guest on her informative podcast, The Reflective Doc (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/psychiatric-care-at-compassionate-pace-interview-dr/id1561999981?i=1000529946782).
In this episode, Dr. McNary speaks about her collaborative approach to patient care. She also discusses treatments for OCD including in the postpartum period, as well as caring for those coping with a cancer diagnosis.
Dr. Jennifer Reid is a board-certified psychiatrist in Philadelphia, specializing in anxiety and sleep disorders. She is a member of the clinical faculty at the University of Pennsylvania department of psychiatry. She is also a contributor to Psychology Today, and writes and podcasts as The Reflective Doc. In addition to seeing patients for psychotherapy medication management. She compliments her work in psychiatry with her mindset and wellness coaching program, working with individuals seeking a path forward to their most meaningful life. You can learn more at her website: www.thereflectivedoc.com
August 11, 2021
A seasoned and dedicated educator for over three decades, Stefanie Greenberg is an Educational Therapist and the founder of Creative Learning Studio. Stefanie created CLS out of a deeply held conviction that every student has the potential to succeed and thrive. Stefanie and her staff focus on meeting the specific strengths and needs of each child, and provide each student with individualized, one-on-one instruction. Stefanie works with individual students and small groups in her Brentwood office, as well as virtually, utilizing best-practice techniques for remediating learning differences.
Creative Learning Studio
July 28, 2021
Dr. Burnett is a general adult psychiatrist with experience treating a wide range of psychiatric disorders. Her areas of special interest include anxiety and mood disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and women’s mental health.
Dr. Burnett earned her bachelor’s degree from Reed College and her medical degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. She completed her psychiatry residency at UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. Prior to joining CalPsychiatry, she served as Chief Resident of the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at UCLA, where she gained specialty training in both the pharmacologic and psychotherapeutic aspects of treating anxiety disorders and OCD.
Dedicated to providing excellent mental health care, Dr. Burnett brings humility, curiosity and warmth to her practice. She believes the relationship between physician and patient lies at the heart of any successful treatment plan. As such, her approach is collaborative rather than didactic, honoring the inherent expertise that every patient has regarding their own lived experience.
Dr. Burnett currently offers in-person appointments out of the West LA office as well as via telepsychiatry visits.
July 21, 2021
Dr. Jyoti Mishra has expertise in the computational, cognitive and translational neurosciences. She is the founder of the Neural Engineering & Translation Labs at UC San Diego. NEATLabs innovates neuro-technologies for scalable brain health mapping, monitoring and precision therapeutics. At the intersection of neuroscience and digital tech, NEATLabs R&D is informing personalized mental healthcare, education as well as climate change adaptation.
July 14, 2021
Robin Berman, MD, is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She is the author of Permission to Parent: How to Raise Your Child with Love & Limits, which was also published in Europe under the title Hate Me Now, Thank Me Later. Dr. Berman has appeared on The Today Show and Good Morning America, and her book has been featured in the Washington Post, the London Times, and Time Magazine online. Dr. Berman is a founding board member of the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA and an Advisory Board member of Matthew McConaughey’s Just Keep Livin Foundation. Dr. Berman is also on the Parents Magazine Advisory Board, is a regular contributor to goop.com, and had a podcast recently featured on the Hello Sunshine website. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children.
Permission to Parent
July 7, 2021
Jamie Roberts Nelson LMFT is the founder of Equilibrium Counseling Services, a teen mental health center in Southern CA. After being diagnosed with ADHD as an adult Jamie dove into the literature and lived experiences of neurodivergent people to better understand the nuances of ADHD, Autism and the prevalence of misdiagnosis. Jamie has worked in conjunction with an adolescent psychiatrist assessing and differentiating adolescent symptomology for over 8 years. In her own practice she provides support and psychoeducation to teens, young adults and their families to better understand and celebrate the magic of a neurodivergent mind.
*ADHD vs ADD: Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) was formerly known as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). These two labels are still often used interchangeably. ADHD is the primary diagnosis accompanied by one of three subtypes: Inattentive, Hyperactive or Combine Type.
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