June 16, 2021
Dr. Mallory Aye is a naturopathic doctor licensed in the state of California. She attended NUNM in Portland, Oregon for naturopathic medical school before completing her residency at Sierra Tucson in Tucson, Arizona. Dr. Aye has also completed training in Pelvic Floor Therapy and offers both naturopathic treatment options and pelvic floor therapy for patients. She is passionate at helping people understand the connection between the mind and the body and has a holistic approach to optimizing physical and mental health.
Paracelsus Natural Family Health Center
June 9, 2021
Sara Vicendese is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice located in West Los Angeles & Calabasas. She works with adults, adolescents and couples. She is trained in both psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral therapy, specializing in the treatment of bipolar disorder, depression, adult and pediatric anxiety disorders and interpersonal conflict. Sara earned her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern California, and her Bachelor’s Degree from New York University. She frequently conducts training sessions on the diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and the intersection of psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral therapy.
Sara Vicendese, LMFT
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Moodily - Mood Tracker
The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide, Third Edition: What You and Your Family Need to Know
June 2, 2021
Dr. David Sheski is a board-certified general psychiatrist who practices in CalPsychiatry’s Echo Park and Pasadena Offices, and uses a secure and private video communication platform for Telehealth visits.
He studied both psychology and film as an undergraduate at the University of Southern California, before going on to earn his MD from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, his home state. He completed his psychiatry training at the UCLA/Olive View Residency Program, and went on to finish subspecialty training by way of a fellowship in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry/Psychosomatic Medicine, in which he is also board certified.
Dr. Sheski offers medication management with a focus in the areas of general anxiety, phobias, panic disorder, and OCD. By way of his fellowship training, he also specializes in the treatment of both women and men in the peripartum period and patients with complex medical histories, including those with hematologic and solid organ transplants, cancer, auto-immune conditions, and neurological conditions.
An artist and a writer, he has a unique and special interest in the mental health of creatives, and the way in which the creative process can help patients heal past traumas, cope with current stressors, and actualize life goals.
May 26, 2021
Dr. Fleischman is a Licensed Psychologist with 35 years experience with neurofeedback. He is the Co-Director of the Neurofeedback Advocacy Project, whose mission is to implement neurofeedback within our existing healthcare system with particular concern for agencies working with the underserved. He is also the developer of the Results Tracking System, an online, HIPAA-compliant method for collecting and displaying real-time, real-world meaningful results in mental healthcare.
Roxana Sasu received her MD in Romania in 1999. She joined the clinical staff at the EEG Institute in California in 2008, working directly with Sue Othmer, earning her OMC certification. She divides her time between clinical work, using Neurofeedback her private practice, teaching professional training courses in the US and in Europe, and mentoring clinicians interested in advancing their practical skills in this method. She also takes part in ongoing research and data collection for improving the efficacy of neurofeedback.
She is a member of the Advisory Board and Director of Clinical Supervision at the Neurofeedback Institute in Romania. Roxana authored two chapters in the book: “Restoring the Brain: Neurofeedback as an Integrative Approach to Health”, where she discusses clinical aspects related to the use of neurofeedback in targeting symptoms associated with ADD and ADHD, respectively behavioral, developmental, and emotional dysregulations in the younger population.
Matthew Fleischman, PhD
The Neurofeedback Advocacy Project
Dr. Roxana Sasu
May 19, 2021
Sandy Peace, PsyD, is a California licensed psychologist in private practice. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, CA where she focused on multicultural diversity. She is a trained sex educator, speaker, and researcher with expertise working with LGBTQ+ and Polyamorous clients. Dr. Peace provides trainings for mental health professionals on working with polyamorous clients, facilitates polyamory support and discussion groups, and presented her doctoral dissertation research – "Toward a Model of Polyamorous Identity Development" – at the first International Academic Polyamory Conference at U.C. Berkeley in 2012. She has appeared on radio shows, given commencement speeches, sat on sex information panels, served as a liaison to university Pride Centers, and presented keynote addresses at Pride Month celebrations. Dr. Peace is a community organizer in the bisexual and polyamorous communities in Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Personal and Business Facebook Pages
Dr. Sandy Peace, PsyD
The Ethical Slut
Polyamory in the 21st Century
Sex at Dawn
The Polyamorists Next Door
May 12, 2021
Over the last two decades, Dr Catalina Lawsin has been a clinical psychologist, researcher, and professor in the fields of psycho-oncology addressing cancer's impact on sexual wellbeing and health disparities amongst POC and immigrants. Dr Catalina was an Associate Professor at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, University of Sydney and Baruch College in New York. Her research has explored quality of life amongst individuals and their partners impacted by cancer to improve relationships and sexual wellbeing. She has received numerous federal grants to design and test e-health interventions to improve access to support. Dr. Catalina integrates her research and experience towards empowering clients to make difficult and long-lasting changes to Live Fully. Through this experience she has learned that intimate connection is essential for and a key marker of our overall wellness. Dr. Catalina provides individual and couples therapy from a relational perspective using evidence-based strategies stemming from mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral and attachment research in Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and online for clients living in CA, NY and IL. Dr Catalina specializes in working with clients coping with major life transitions (e.g. menopause, divorce, chronic illness) and complex traumas.
May 5, 2021
Dr. Mary Beth Wilkas Janke is a former US Secret Service Agent who is now a forensic and clinical psychologist. She is an Adjunct Professor in the Psychology Department at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. where she teaches Abnormal Psychology and Psychology of Crime and Violence. She also does mental health trainings and continues to consult in the fields of Forensic and Clinical Psychology.
Dr. Mary Beth Wilkas Janke
April 28, 2021
Allison Lee Burgess, LMFT is a Licensed Psychotherapist, Professional Speaker, and Parent Coach. She recently presented her TEDx talk, “Re-imagining Parenting: Transforming Expectations to Appreciation of Neurodiversity.”
For nearly a decade she has specialized in working with highly sensitive, anxious, and spirited teens and their parents to help families stay emotionally connected through even the most intense times.
Allison has helped hundreds of teens and their families, and has done speaking engagements, presentations, and webinars to over 20 different private, public, and charter schools. She has counseled members of the U.S. Figure Skating Team and has had her writing contributions featured in Lambert academic book publications, and published online articles for Divorce Magazine.
Allison is a single working mom and proud parent of three fabulous teenagers. She has a private practice in Pacific Palisades, California and also coaches clients virtually across the country.
Allison Lee Burgess, LMFT
April 21, 2021
Whitney Boole is a therapist, coach and writer in private practice in Hermosa Beach, CA. Her book ‘You Got This: Healing Through Divorce’ is a therapeutic guidebook through divorce and it inspired Whitney to create a Facebook group and a wealth of resources including the Healing Through Divorce Transformational Program with coaching designed to help people start over strong and heal after divorce trauma. Whitney also has a private practice in Hermosa Beach called Beach Cities Psychotherapy where she provides psychotherapy to individuals and couples. As an EMDR Certified Therapist, she is skilled in working with trauma.
Whitney believes pain fuels growth and empowerment and that is the foundation of her work both as a therapist and in her divorce program. Whitney is also a single mother with three kids who thrived through her own painful divorce.
April 14, 2021
Dr. Emily Hu is a licensed clinical psychologist with Thrive Psychology Group in Los Angeles who specializes in treating trauma and addictions. Her work encompasses themes of resilience, strength, social support, and finding and unapologetically living one's genuine true self. She is especially passionate about working with BIPOC and LGBTQ+ folx.
In this episode we focus on trauma. We talk about four specific therapeutic modalities used to treat trauma, which includes Cognitive Reprocessing Therapy (CRP), Prolonged Exposure (PE), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). We also touch on the connection between trauma and addiction.
EMDR International Association
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies