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The Big Overlap Between Neurodivergence and Eating Disorders | Stacie Fanelli, LCSW

The Big Overlap Between Neurodivergence and Eating Disorders | Stacie Fanelli, LCSW

July 20, 2022

Stacie is a therapist in Southern California working in two group practices: one specializing in neurodivergence and one specializing in eating disorders. She first noticed a tremendous amount of overlap between the two while working at eating disorder treatment centers at all levels of care that were set up for neurotypical clients. So she started an Instagram to discuss solutions to the gaps in treatment and found an overwhelming response from people about the sparse resources for this population. Stacie now facilitates a support group for neurodivergent folks in eating disorder recovery as well as a general adult ADHD group. She works closely with RDs for Neurodiversity to educate providers on neurodiversity-affirming care within the eating disorders field.

 

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Postpartum Anxiety and OCD | Monica Federoff, MD, PhD

Postpartum Anxiety and OCD | Monica Federoff, MD, PhD

July 1, 2022

Monica is a general adult psychiatrist located in the Calpsychiatry San Diego La Jolla office. She treats patients with a variety of psychiatric disorders including mood and anxiety disorders, women’s reproductive mental health, sleep disorders, OCD and ADHD. She earned her bachelor’s of science degree from Emory University, PhD in neurogenetics from the University College London, medical degree from University of California Irvine and completed her psychiatry residency at University of California San Diego.

 

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The Nature of Nurture | Dr. Leslie Carr

The Nature of Nurture | Dr. Leslie Carr

June 22, 2022
Dr. Leslie Carr is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked in a variety of environments over the years, including inpatient psychiatric hospitals and community mental health settings. She also has been in private practice for over a decade. Her passion is in educating people about mental health and mental illness, dissolving the false binary between the two, and helping people to focus on holistic approaches to wellness. Her work in public psychoeducation has been featured in The Huffington Post, The LA Times, and ABC News among other places, and she’s the host of a podcast which explored the nature v nurture debate by episodically explaining how people respond to their environment in complicated ways. It’s called The Nature of Nurture.
 
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Women’s Mental Health: Good For Mothers, Their Babies, and Their Families | Vivien Burt MD, PhD

Women’s Mental Health: Good For Mothers, Their Babies, and Their Families | Vivien Burt MD, PhD

June 8, 2022

Dr. Burt is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in Los Angeles, California. In addition, she is Founder and Director-Consultant of The Women’s Life Center of the Resnick UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital.

She has authored more than 50 articles and book chapters including the chapter on women in the last five editions of The American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Psychiatry, most recently published in 2019. She has co-authored the American Psychiatric Press "Clinical Manual for Women’s Mental Health" and has spoken widely on the topic of women’s mental health, with an emphasis on perinatal and perimenopausal psychiatry. Dr. Burt has been honored with an Outstanding House Staff Teaching Award from the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, both a President’s Award and an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Southern California Psychiatric Society, the Distinguished Service Award of the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital, and the 2008 Andre Boivin Professorship of the Motherisk Program of The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. The focus of her activities includes projects in women’s mental health with a particular emphasis on psychiatric illnesses associated with reproductive transitions.

 

Dr. Vivien K. Burt

The “good enough” mother begins in pregnancy - By Vivien K. Burt and Sonya Rasminsky

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Matrescence: The Process of Becoming a Mother | Misty Richards, MD, MS

Matrescence: The Process of Becoming a Mother | Misty Richards, MD, MS

June 1, 2022

Misty Richards, MD, MS is the Director of Infant Mental Health of the UCLA Maternal Mental Health Program. She is the Co-Founder and Medical Director of Perinatal Psychiatry for the Maternal Outpatient Mental health Services (MOMS) Clinic in the Department of OB-GYN, where she treats patients with perinatal mood disorders, anxiety, and psychosis while educating the next generation about reproductive psychiatry. She is a child, adult, and reproductive psychiatrist at UCLA who holds a joint appointment in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is double board-certified in child, adolescent and adult psychiatry and specializes in infant mental health, with recent completion of the NAPA Parent-Infant Mental Health Fellowship. Dr. Richards also serves as the Program Director for the UCLA Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship and is highly involved in medical student education as a Core Faculty Educator in the Scientific Foundations of Medicine for the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

 

There's A Name For The Ups And Downs Of New Motherhood: It's Called Matrescence

UCLA Maternal Outpatient Mental health Services (MOMS) Clinic

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Working with Climate Distress | Carol Bartels, Ecotherapist, LMFT

Working with Climate Distress | Carol Bartels, Ecotherapist, LMFT

May 25, 2022

Carol Bartels provides therapy to adults and her specialties include trauma and climate distress. After a 20 year career in higher education, Carol obtained her license as a Marriage and Family Therapist and trained at the Los Angeles LGBT Center for a year and at the DBT Center of the South Bay for 6 years. As a private practitioner, Carol now enjoys doing Ecotherapy to help clients find strength and inspiration in nature. A love for our planet and a deep commitment to social justice guides her all work.

 

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Climate-Aware Therapist Directory

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Pregnancy After Loss | Rebecca Kahn, LMFT, PMH-C

Pregnancy After Loss | Rebecca Kahn, LMFT, PMH-C

May 11, 2022

Rebecca Kahn, LMFT is a therapist who specializes in working with individuals who have experienced pregnancy losses. She attended Pepperdine University for graduate studies and has had many clinical experiences including community mental health, the Juvenile Justice system and private practice. Following the stillbirth of her son, Jasper, in July 2018, she changed her clinical focus and became certified in perinatal mental health. Her practice has expanded into a small group practice called Saguaro Counseling.

 

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ADHD Coaching | Caitlin O’Brient Bauer

ADHD Coaching | Caitlin O’Brient Bauer

April 27, 2022

Caitlin O’Brient Bauer (she/her) is the founder of SF ADHD Coach, a certified ADHD Coach trained by the ADD Coach Academy (ADDCA), and member of the ICF. She offers ADHD & Life coaching for adults in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. She specializes in working with new moms, women in tech, entrepreneurs, and creatives.

Diagnosed with ADHD at 8, it took finding genuine interest in her first love, the theatre, to start engaging her strengths and growing beyond the limitations of her condition. Caitlin went on to earn a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Miami (Go Canes!) and work in professional theatre. She also has over a decade of entrepreneurial expertise running her own digital marketing & web design agency.

As a coach, Caitlin facilitates the work of understanding, positive inquiry, and problem solving with her clients. She creates a safe, non-judgmental space for exploration and connection, so her clients can work toward the lives they’ve always dreamed of.

 

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Trauma and Resiliency Informed Therapy | Michelle Sargent, LMFT

Trauma and Resiliency Informed Therapy | Michelle Sargent, LMFT

April 13, 2022

Michelle is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, certified Community Resiliency Model teacher, registered yoga teacher (RYT-200), is working toward her certification as a Trauma Resiliency Model practitioner, and a lover of movement, play and art. She is dedicated to social justice, celebrates neurodiversity, and is a staunch ally of the LGBTQI+ community. Michelle began her career as a transformative education coach with homeless youth and as an Outreach Counselor at the Southern California Counseling Center. In her post-graduate work as a clinical therapist in FSP-intensive services, she specialized in helping children, adults, and families struggling with co-occurring issues of mental illness, trauma, and neurodevelopmental challenges.

With a philosophy firmly rooted in somatic, depth, and humanistic psychology traditions, Michelle’s therapeutic approach blends multiple modalities such as Gestalt, Jungian, Trauma Resiliency Model, Play Therapy, Internal Family Systems, CBT, Solution-Focused Therapy, and mindfulness practices. She cultivates a safe, collaborative space to help individuals, children and families reach their therapeutic goals and expand wellbeing in mind, body and spirit.

 

Michelle Sargent, LMFT

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COVID Stress and Long COVID | Dr. Juliet Morgan

COVID Stress and Long COVID | Dr. Juliet Morgan

March 23, 2022

Dr. Morgan is a psychiatrist and neuropsychiatrist based in the CalPsychiatry San Francisco office. She specializes in the integrative treatment of patients with mood and anxiety disorders, ADHD, neuropsychiatric illness, and healing from trauma. Dr. Morgan is a board certified neurologist, and understands the complex interplay between the structural "hardware" and emotional "software" in the brain. Dr. Morgan has been featured in several media outlets including KQED and CBS for her work with COVID-19 patients.

Dr. Morgan takes an evidence-based integrative approach to personalized medical care. She provides both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments, and draws upon many forms of healing to tailor a treatment plan to a patient's unique needs.

During training as both a neurologist and psychiatrist at UCSF, Dr. Morgan pursued additional training in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, addiction psychiatry, psychodynamic psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, advanced nutrition, and sleep medicine. She enjoys working with patients with an aim of cultivating psychological growth and greater wellbeing. She teaches extensively on neuropsychiatry and neuroanatomy at UCSF, and brings a whole-brain approach to her patients’ needs.

 

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