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#20: Am I Dating My Father? How to Use Your History to Find a Relationship That Works for You

Lisa Zurndorfer is a psychotherapist who has been in practice for 20 years. She received her MSW from Columbia University and went on to work at the fire department of the New York Counseling Service Unit. Lisa is currently the clinical director of Therapy Collective, an integrative relational mental health center. She sees adult individuals and couples in her private practice. She also has extensive training in Emotionally Focused Therapy and specializes in working with couples.

#19: EMDR: How to Heal the Brain, Body and Mind from Trauma

Dr. Sarah St. Onge is the director of the Integrative Trauma Program at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies. She is also the co-chair of the Certificate Program in Trauma Studies. Dr. St. Onge is also a certified EMDR therapist and is currently studying to be a somatic experiencing practitioner. Sarah maintains a private practice in Manhattan where she provides integrative trauma treatment for children, adolescents and adults.

#18: What Happens When Your Therapists Hands You a Baseball Bat and Tells You to Show Him How You Feel: Core Energetics

Nicolai Grosell’s passion is helping high-performing people open up, connect with their creativity, and release their unique genius. Working together with clients, you release old patterns so you can feel a sense of true purpose in your work and life. Nicolai is a certified Core Energetics practitioner and an exceptional marriage mentor offering body-based psychotherapy. When it comes to healing, he knows that no single approach is the right one. This is why he focuses on a holistic processes that combines body work, psychotherapy, mind-body connection, and somatic experiencing to create a safe container for his work.

#17:  Support Through Suffering: How a Rabbi/Psychologist Provided Mental Health to Police Officers

Dr. Shiphra Bakhchi is a licensed clinical psychologist. She is also the director of My Therapy Matters, a group private practice in New York City and Great Neck Long Island. Dr. Bakhchi has degrees from Columbia University, New York University, and Yeshive University. In addition to being a licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Bakhchi is also an ordained rabbi. She speaks on the podcast today mostly on her work with an organization called POPPA (Police Organization Providing Peer Assistance) where she worked with New York City Police Officers.

#16: Being a school psychologist: A natural habit study

Dr. Samantha Meltzer is a school and clinical psychologist, who works full-time as director of Support Services at Friends Seminary in Manhattan. She provides direct care to student and family and facilitates support groups for students at school. Dr. Meltzer received her doctorate in School-Clinical Child Psychology in Yeshiva University and her BA in Psychology from Vassar College.

#15: Tap my what? :Using Emotional Freedom Technique

Katherine Casey is the Founder and Director of The Root Therapy NYC, a group practice focusing on supporting individuals and couples in navigating life’s challenges. She leads a team of dynamic and engaged therapists with the mission to make therapy inclusive and accessible to all. Initially trained as an actress, she relies upon her lifetime of experience merging body and brain responses with years of clinical research and practice. During her early career in addiction treatment she gained an understanding in how rooted mental illness is in trauma and attachment and that understanding has driven her professional career.

#14: “I don’t do playgrounds” Knowing your limits as a child psychologist

Dr. Terri Bacow is a psychologist in Manhattan, New York and an alumni of Boston University, Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders. She specializes in treating anxiety, depression and other related disorders, and working with college students and parents. She specifically loves helping clients in transitional stages of life including those who are adjusting to college and new parents.

#13: Soul and Science: What is the Role of Religion in Therapy?

Kerrie Thompson Mohr is the founder and owner of the Good Place Therapy in Manhattan, a compassionate and results-oriented group psychotherapy practice. Prior to founding a Good Place, Kerrie a licensed clinical social worker spent her career in various non-profit leadership roles between New York and San Francisco. Her mission has focused on creating empowerment opportunities to target individual and community interventions.

#12: Jennifer Brosnick: How to Cope with Overwhelm and Burnout?

In this episode of Off the Couch, Dr. Elizabeth interviewed Jennifer Brosnick, who has lived and taught human design for the last 6 years. She has witnessed firsthand how this tool can transform a person’s life and business. They also talked about her work as a therapist, giving positive feedback and burning out.

#11: Judy Greene: Is Medication Really Safe During Pregnancy?

In this episode of Off the Couch, Dr. Elizabeth interviewed Dr. Judy Greene. Dr. Judy Greene is a board certified psychiatrist and part of the faculty at New York University School of Medicine. Her clinical focus is on women’s mental health. Dr. Greene is a specialist in postpartum depression, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. As a founding director of the Bellevue Hospital’s Women’s Mental Health Program in 2011, Dr. Greene created a fellowship to train psychiatrist in Reproductive Psychiatry.

#10: Perinatal Loss and Bereavement Process: How to Heal and Honor Your Loss

Nancy Berlow has been working in the field of infertility and perinatal health for over 25 years. She has a private practice whose focus is on reproductive health and bereavement issues. Nancy received her MSW from Columbia University School of Social Work. From 1982 to 1994, she lived in Israel where she started an independent support program for women and couples experiencing infertility. Nancy was also president of Resolve of Long Island from 1995 to 1997. She was the coordinator of the perinatal bereavement program for North Shore University Hospital fro 12 years.

#9: Standing With Compassion Not Judgement When Working With Substance Abuse

Carrie Wilkens, PhD, is the co-founder and Clinical Director of the Center for Motivation and Change in NYC and in the Berkshires. She co-authored an award-winning book, Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change. She has also contributed to a user-friendly workbook for parents: The 20 Minute Guide: a Guide for Parents About How to Help Their Child Change Their Substance Use. She has worked in partnership with Drug-Free Kids, and has been featured on NPR, Katie Couric Show, and CBS Morning Show.

#8: Somatic Experiencing: Words Aren’t Always Enough to Heal Trauma

Susanna Weiss is a Somatic Experiencing (SE) practitioner, an ordained interfaith minister, and a teacher of mindfulness and meditation. She is the director of the Community Meditation Center in New York City. She’s also a published author, having begun writing after a 20-year career as a professional modern dancer. Following a near fatal plane crash 6 years ago, she was deeply helped by trauma therapy, Somatic Experiencing. The healing power of imagery was crucial to her recovery and now she paints in watercolor. She also believes that words are not enough to heal one’s wound and art can be the doorway to one’s inner spirit and healing.

#7: Therapy is Music to Your Ears with Michael Alcée

Michael Alcée is a clinical psychologist, TEDx speaker, and author. He specializes in college counseling and educating the public about the creative and transformative process psychotherapy. He currently works in private practice in Tarrytown, New York as a professor of psychology at William Patterson University, and as a mental health coordinator at Manhattan School of Music.

#6: Psychological Time Travel: Psychodrama & Positivity

Today’s guest is Phoebe Atkinson, a licensed social worker and a board-certified trainer, educator, and practitioner in psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy. She holds a certificate in Positive Psychology from the Wholebeing Institute. As a psychotherapist and coach in private practice, Phoebe uses experiential training methods to help individuals gain personal insight, influence and effectiveness. In this interview you’ll her her passion for using the science of positive psychology to help individuals, groups and communities flourish.

#5; State based Biases: Did you know that where you grow up can impact your experience of stigma?

In this episode, Dr. Elizabeth Cohen talked with Dr. Mark Hatzenbuehler, an associate professor of Sociomedical Sciences and Sociology at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Hatzenbuehler’s research broadly focuses on examining the health consequences of structural forms of stigma including social policies, inquiries risk for adverse health outcomes among members of socially disadvantaged populations with a particular focus on lesbian, gays, and bisexuals.

#4: Playing Around: It is not just for children with Dr. Jill Leibowitz

Dr. Jill Leibowitz is a clinical psychologist with a private practice in New York City. She works with children, adolescents, and adults in play therapy and psychotherapy. She also works with parents to help them be the best parents they can be to their children. She also helps parents and children form a strong communication and attachment.

#3: Dr. Deborah Glasofer, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

In this episode, Dr. Elizabeth talked with Dr. Deborah Glasofer, the assistant professor of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She’s also a clinical psychologist at the Columbia Center for Eating Disorders at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. She provides instructions and supervision in cognitive behavioral therapy for adults with anxiety, mood, and eating disorders.

#2: Dr. Joanna Robin of Westchester Anxiety Treatment Psychological Services

In this episode, Dr. Elizabeth talked with Dr. Joanna Robin, a clinical psychologist and director at Westchester Anxiety Treatment Psychological Services, PC. She specializes in cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and has expertise in the treatment of anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and behavioral problems. She works with children, adolescents and adults. She also provides individual and family therapy as well as parent training.

#1: Dr. Rebecca Schrag Hershberg of Little House Calls

On this first episode of the “Off The Couch” podcast, Dr. Elizabeth talked to Dr. Rebecca Schrag Hershberg of Little House Calls. She is a clinical psychologist and the founder of Little House Calls Psychological Services.

Little House Calls specializes in helping kids and parents confront a range of common early childhood challenges. In addition, Dr. Hershberg shared what it’s like being a therapist and the specific work she does. She also talked about her upcoming book “The Tantrum Survival Guide,” and discussed what it is all about.

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