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Overcoming the Cultural, Financial and Personal Hurdles in Mental Health Care | Christine Nguyen

Overcoming the Cultural, Financial and Personal Hurdles in Mental Health Care | Christine Nguyen

January 12, 2022

Christine Quynh Anh Nguyen is a COAMFTE certified Associate Marriage and Family Therapist currently working in Los Angeles. Prior to her current position at Pacific Marriage and Family Therapy Network, Christine has worked with diverse populations in research, community health, and nonprofit settings all across Southern California. She has lived and clinical experience with trauma, intergenerational and multigenerational families, race/identity, anxiety, insomnia, and LGBTQ+ issues. Christine has served as a bilingual mental health educator, in-home crisis counselor, community outreach coordinator, and research assistant for the Vietnamese community.

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Overcoming Social Anxiety Disorder | Dr. Agnes Kwon Simone

Overcoming Social Anxiety Disorder | Dr. Agnes Kwon Simone

January 5, 2022

Dr. Simone is a board certified adult psychiatrist who specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety, social anxiety, and more), depression, young adult mental health, ADHD, and insomnia. She has experience working in a variety of settings including academic, community, private, and veterans affairs. She is passionate about her integrative and culturally competent approach to mental health care. While she provides medication management, she also highlights the importance of non-pharmacologic interventions including healthy lifestyle changes, mindfulness, and psychotherapy.

Dr. Simone is a Southern California native, where she also completed her education and training. She received her bachelor’s of science degree in human biology and psychology from UCSD, earned her medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences, and completed her psychiatry residency at UCLA and West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, where she was Chief Resident. She has been awarded the Psychiatric Education & Research Foundation Excellence in Psychiatric Education Award, American Psychiatric Association Resident Recognition Award, and the Western University of Health Sciences Psychiatry Clinical Chair Award.

She is currently offering both telehealth and in-person appointments at the CalPsychiatry Echo Park and Pasadena offices.

 

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Treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder | Flora Zaken-Greenberg, Ph.D.

Treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder | Flora Zaken-Greenberg, Ph.D.

December 15, 2021

Dr. Zaken-Greenberg graduated with a Ph.D. In Counseling Psychology from the University of Florida in 1985. She completed a Post Doctoral Fellowship in Neuropsychology in 1986 from The Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute of the Medical College of Pennsylvania. In 1987, Dr. Zaken-Greenberg completed a Post Doctoral Fellowship in Cognitive Therapy at the Center for Cognitive Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania. She was co-owner and clinical director of the Florida Center for Cognitive Therapy from 1987 through 2019 and is now a staff psychologist at Cognitive Behavior Associates in Beverly Hills.

 

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Using Brain Waves to Reach Peak Performance | Taylor Capozziello, PhD

Using Brain Waves to Reach Peak Performance | Taylor Capozziello, PhD

December 8, 2021

Taylor Capozziello, PhD, is the owner and founder of Elite Physiology, Inc. located in San Francisco and is a psychophysiologist studying the brain and body to help clients reach their optimal performance. Examining brain waves became a passion of Taylor's while bridging the gap for people on their experiences and potential clues into why.

 

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Integrative Approaches to Treatment of Adults with ADHD | Karla Schlags, LMFT

Integrative Approaches to Treatment of Adults with ADHD | Karla Schlags, LMFT

December 1, 2021

Karla Schlags is the founder of California Integrative Counseling Center, a group practice in San Francisco. She specializes in therapy with couples and individuals that have may have relational issues, feelings of burn-out, are anxious, and more specifically, are diagnosed with ADHD. California Integrative Counseling Center takes an integrative approach to treating ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, and other mood disorders. They provide individual, couples and group therapy, and collaborate with psychiatrists, coaches, and other members of our clients' networks of providers.

In her clinical work, Karla thrives in helping clients through difficult life transitions, and supporting them in finding their own well of strength. In recent years, she has been supporting clients' launch into their next developmental stages. For many young people, this means managing serious relationships, becoming parents, and balancing highly demanding careers.

 

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ADHD & Us: A Couple's Guide to Loving and Living With Adult ADHD - Anita Robertson

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Seeking Competent Support For Transgender Individuals | Susan Diane Utter, LMFT

Seeking Competent Support For Transgender Individuals | Susan Diane Utter, LMFT

November 24, 2021

Susan is super excited to walk the path to authenticity with all people, and particularly favors transgender folks. She began this journey in the late 1990's. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and a graduate of the WPATH Gender Education Initiative course, enabling her to work with transgender clients with traumatic events. She is the author of the book, "Permission" available on Amazon. Her YouTube channel, Susan Diane Utter offers short messages of hope and inspiration.

 

Permission - Susan Diane Utter

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Adults Living Life With ADHD | Roland Rotz, Ph.D

Adults Living Life With ADHD | Roland Rotz, Ph.D

November 10, 2021

Roland Rotz, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, and director of the Lifespan Development Center in Carpinteria. For over 30 years Dr. Rotz has specialized in providing a full range of diagnostic and clinical services to children and adults. He focuses on appreciating and embracing the complexities of the unique characteristics associated with ADHD, gifted, twice exceptional, sensory disregulated, and learning challenged students. To empower the unique strengths of those with ADHD, Dr. Rotz wrote the book, Fidget to Focus; Outwit Your Boredom: Sensory Strategies for Living with ADD®. As a nationally recognized expert on ADHD, he consults and presents both locally and nationally.

 

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How to Effectively and Compassionately Set Boundaries | Justine Ang Fonte, M.Ed, MPH

How to Effectively and Compassionately Set Boundaries | Justine Ang Fonte, M.Ed, MPH

November 3, 2021

Justine Ang Fonte is a proud Filipina, consultant, and speaker on intersectional health topics on topics such as pornography literacy, consent, gender, and beauty standards. She received her Master's in Education in Teaching from the University of Hawai'i and her Master's in Public Health in Sexuality from Columbia University. On Instagram, she's known as "Your Friendly Ghostwriter" (@_good.byes_) composing those texts you avoid sending about setting boundaries. 

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Gestalt Therapy | Robert W. Resnick, Ph.D.

Gestalt Therapy | Robert W. Resnick, Ph.D.

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.

 

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Demystifying the Psychiatric Process  | Lucy Sloninsky, MD

Demystifying the Psychiatric Process | Lucy Sloninsky, MD

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.

 

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