The Mental Wellness Journey is a podcast series with a novel perspective exploring Functional Medicine Psychiatry. Certified by the Institute For Functional Medicine and a practicing psychiatrist with two decades of experience, Dr. Laurie Goldman presents an interview program that will challenge what you know about mental illness and mental wellness. Her guests are from fields as diverse as Nutrition, energy healing, personal transformation, infectious diseases, environmental illness and Medicine.
15. Jeremy Flagel, MD
Dr. Flagel continues our series with Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Psychiatrists. Dr. Flagel has a charming and engaging demeanor and he shares his professional journey with us. Grounded and brilliant Dr. Flagel’s practice of psychiatry exemplifies integrative health. He can be found at https://insight-integrative-health.com
14. Tracy McCarthy, MD
Dr. McCarthy is, gratefully, another conventionally trained psychiatrist who became certified by the Institute For Functional Medicine. Family medical issues led her to find better answers and solutions than conventional medicine had to offer. Dr. McCarthy has practiced in diverse clinical settings which has only deepened her skills. You will be delighted to hear this interview from a gifted psychiatrist. She can be found at https://catalysthealthcfm.com/
13. Achina Stein DO
Dr. Stein launches The Mental Wellness Podcast. She is a seasoned conventionally trained psychiatrist. When a family member’s mental health crisis led her to search for deeper answers she found Functional Medicine. Her practice of Psychiatry has been dramatically changed since then. This interview, most of all, shows us a warm, compassionate and brilliant psychiatrist. She can be found at achinasteindo.com
12. Dr. Felice Gersh - Women's Health & Complex Disease Management Expert
Dr. Gersh is an extremely accomplished physician and educator. She is dual certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as Integrative Medicine. She is a pioneer in practicing (and lecturing) integratively. But don’t let that fool you, she is on the cutting edge of research. In the interview here (which is a whirlwind) she discusses daily and monthly hormonal cycles, the endocannabinoid system, and mood/anxiety disorders. Hold onto your hats here we go.
Dr. Felice Gersh
11. Dr. Roseann Capana-Hodge - Neurofeedback, Bio Feedback & Integrative Wellness
Dr. Capanna-Hodge is a trailblazer. She has been in holistic healthcare for 30 years. She is a compassionate, generous, learned and experienced psychologist who uses multiple modalities (neurofeedback, biofeedback, psychotherapies, nutrition, coaching etc) to improve and restabilize children’s and adults mental wellness. Being a traditionally trained psychologist, when her patients were not improving she knew she had to think outside of the box in order to help them improve. Thankfully this was earlier in her professional career and she sought alternative treatments. She should really be anyone’s first stop for mental wellness treatment in order to be your last stop. In her center she only uses proven science based treatments in addition to vetting her providers well. It was an honor to meet her and share an hour for this interview. I am ready to fly to Connecticut and get my own consultation with her! This is another DO NOT MISS interview with an inspiring clinician!
10. Dr. Aimee Apigan Helping Children and Adults Heal
Dr. Apigian is a medical doctor who first hand learned about the destructive aspects of trauma through the adoption of her foster child, Miguel. Miguel challenged every aspect of her thinking, medical training and spiritual beliefs. In addition to her surgical residency requirements she was compelled to learn about trauma, neurobiology, attachment trauma, stress and addictions. The result was understanding how early childhood attachment issues affecting ones’ health, mood and medical issues. She currently is focused on helping women deal with the trauma of their children and their own trauma.