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Mindstories is a fascinating podcast focused on unraveling the various forms of psychological therapeutic intervention available today. With topics covering medication management, established and alternative therapies, and complementary medicine for mood and anxiety disorders, our expert guests share highly informative and valuable information.

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    • Mental Health
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Mindstories is a fascinating podcast focused on unraveling the various forms of psychological therapeutic intervention available today. With topics covering medication management, established and alternative therapies, and complementary medicine for mood and anxiety disorders, our expert guests share highly informative and valuable information.

    Millennial Mayhem: Changing Needs in Mental Health | Sandra Kushnir, LMFT

    Millennial Mayhem: Changing Needs in Mental Health | Sandra Kushnir, LMFT

    Sandra Kushnir is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA. She is the founder of Meridian Counseling and Unify. Sandra also hosts her own podcast The Guiding Compass, which focuses on destigmatizing mental health. Sandra grew up in Utah and began her journey in the mental health industry during her undergraduate education at the University of Utah. She then continued on to California State University, Northridge for her Master's program. Sandra has 9 years of experience working in all types of settings ranging from high-end treatment centers to department of mental health agencies. The wide range of professional experience allowed her to understand the issues facing the industry and led her to start her own program as a way to create change in the field. Sandra practices from a psychodynamic approach but incorporates CBT, mindfulness, spirituality, and coaching into therapy. Her unique perspective has led to a specialization in working specifically with millennials, addiction, and individuals who work in the tech industry.
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    Black Mental Health During COVID: The Need for Culturally Competent Care | Derek Novacek, PhD

    Black Mental Health During COVID: The Need for Culturally Competent Care | Derek Novacek, PhD

    Dr. Derek Novacek is an Assistant Project Scientist in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and a Fellow at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. His research focuses on the sociocultural factors that contribute to mental health disparities and promote mental health equity in racial/ethnic minorities as well as individuals who have experienced homelessness. Outside of his primary responsibilities, Dr. Novacek works part-time as a therapist at Therapy Lab, a group private practice based in downtown Los Angeles. You can connect with Dr. Novacek on Twitter by following him at @derek_novacek
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    Reflective Parenting - How To Be Less Stressed as a Parent | Dr. Regina Pally

    Reflective Parenting - How To Be Less Stressed as a Parent | Dr. Regina Pally

    Dr. Regina Pally is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who has been in private practice for over 35 years, with a special interest in parents and couples. For 25 years she studied and wrote about neuroscience for mental health professionals. Most recently she has dedicated herself to working in the community to improve the lives of children and their families. In 2008 she founded the Center for Reflective Communities, whose mission is to ‘promote healthy child development, by strengthening the relationship bonds that children have with all those who care for them through an emphasis on reflective thinking.
    The current focus of her writing is Reflective Parenting. Her latest book ‘The Reflective Parent: How to Do Less and Relate More with Your Kids’ emphasizes that relationships matter most in the life of a child and provides parents with the skills for building positive relationships with their children. The goal is for parents to feel less anxious and more competent as a parent, while at the same time feeling confident that they are giving their child all the necessary ingredients for healthy development.
     
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    The Evolution of Mood Disorder Treatment | Dr. Michael J. Gitlin, MD

    The Evolution of Mood Disorder Treatment | Dr. Michael J. Gitlin, MD

    Dr. Michael J. Gitlin MD is Distinguished Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine. He is currently the Director of the Adult Division in the Department of Psychiatry, Medical Director of the Neuropsychiatric Behavioral Health Services and Director of the Mood Disorders Clinic at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital. From 1980 until 2004, he was the Medical Director of the Aftercare Clinic, a research clinic in schizophrenia. He is the author of over 160 scientific articles and book chapters as well as five books, including: two editions of a solo authored psychopharmacology textbook written for nonphysician therapists entitled "The Psychotherapist's Guide to Psychopharmacology” published by the Free Press, the coauthor of “Psychotropic Drugs and Women” with Dr. Victoria Hendrick, the coauthor of “Clinician’s Guide to Bipolar Disorder: Integrating Pharmacology with Psychotherapy”, with Dr. David Miklowitz and the coauthor of “The Essential Guide to Lithium Treatment” with Dr. Michael Bauer. He served as Chief of Staff at the Neuropsychiatric Hospital from 1997-1999. Among his awards are: Distinguished Educator Award in Teaching from the UCLA Department of Psychiatry (1999), Outstanding Housestaff Teaching Award, 1994 and 2008, Teacher of the Year from the Psychiatric Times in 2002; Dadone Clinical Teaching award from the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in 2010; and the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine award from the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in 2010.Today we draw from his over 40 years of clinical work and talk about the shifts of treatment of mood disorders over time.

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    Thriving with Adult ADD | Dr. Nancy Wu, MD

    Thriving with Adult ADD | Dr. Nancy Wu, MD

    In this episode I'm joined by my team member and colleague Dr. Nancy Wu where we speak about what Adult ADD is, when it typically manifests, what to look for, and how to thrive by understanding how ADD works and what you can do to mitigate its effects on your life.
    Dr. Wu is a board-certified Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist with over twenty years of clinical experience treating a wide variety of psychiatric illnesses. She specializes in childhood/adolescent developmental struggles, ADHD, and mood, anxiety, and psychotic disorders. Dr. Wu earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed her adult psychiatry residency at University of California, San Francisco, and her child/adolescent fellowship at UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute.
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    De-clutter 101: It’s not about the “stuff” | Regina Lark, PhD, CPO

    De-clutter 101: It’s not about the “stuff” | Regina Lark, PhD, CPO

    In 2008, Dr. Regina Lark founded A Clear Path: Professional Organizing and Productivity. As a Certified Professional Organizer CPO®, Regina is a specialist, and featured speaker on issues associated with life transitions, ADHD, from productivity, time management, chronic disorganization, and women’s leadership. A Clear Path is a nationally accredited senior move management company. Regina is the author of Psychic Debris, Crowded Closets: The Relationship between the Stuff in your Head and What's Under your Bed (3rd ed., 2017, Purple Books Pubs.), and as audio-book on Audible. Dr. Lark earned her Ph.D. in history from the University of Southern California. For fun she plays golf and tennis, and she writes goofy songs about clutter.
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Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Lauren Moses, Psy.D. ,

Lauren Moses, Psy.D.

Highly recommend this podcast for patients, psychotherapists, and psychiatrists!

dr. chandler chang ,

Thank you!

Not only do I appreciate this podcast for myself, but I also enjoy suggesting podcasts as resources that clients can use on their own.

LA2028 ,

great podcast

really interesting guests!!!

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