I encourage my patients to be the best version of themselves and ask them, “What would your best life look like?” Then, together we create a tailored plan that supports their wellness. This may include what brings them the most joy in their lives and makes them feel passionate such as yoga, walking, skiing, creative […]
What an honor to interview fashion designer, YouTuber, makeup lover and reality TV personality Matt Sarafa this week. Matt describes his love of fashion that was sparked at age 7 watching Project Runway. During the interview he reports his “guilty pleasure” being reality television. Guess what? His passion for fashion and the path he paved […]
Are you ready for the latest on pediatric addiction? I was fortunate to attend the American Physician Institute 6th Annual MasterPsych conference in Laguna, California. I was struck by the passion, enthusiasm and compelling data presented at a lecture on Substance Use Disorders in Children and Adolescents by Dr. Ximena Sanchez-Sampler, a Harvard addiction psychiatrist. […]
Can a child or teen suffer from depression? Yes. A thorough clinical assessment needs to happen and every environmental, physical and emotional dimension needs to be taken into account. Kids can experience “feeling sad” or “irritable” for many reasons: for being bullied, for dealing with parents getting a divorce, for moving to a new home, […]
Last November I attended an event entitled Compassion In Action that Dr. Sonnee Weedn organized with guest Humanitarian Buddhist Monk Lama Tenzin Choegyal. Words cannot express how peaceful and inspiring the morning retreat was in which he blessed our work and inspired all of us. Lama Tenzin Choegyal shared his spiritual path and adventure that […]
Dr. Sonnee Weedn, Ph.D., CSAT is a clinical and forensic psychologist and author who shares how she helps individuals, couples and families find the deeper meaning of the soul in relation to mental health and how to lead healthier emotional lives.
Dr. Sonnee Weedn is a clinical and forensic psychologist practicing in Marin County since 1980, and most recently dividing her time between Marin County and her hometown of Newport Beach, CA. She treats individuals, couples and families with a wide variety of presenting concerns, including anxiety, depression, chemical dependency, and other issues. She is certified […]
Autism advocate, author and recent Loyola Marymount University graduate, Christine Motokane, boldly states on my podcast this week, “I am breaking stereotypes.” Understatement. Christine shares her triumphs and challenges as a female with autism who was diagnosed at age four. As a teen she read many books about autism that she described were “very […]
“Psychiatrists and psychologists were like our version of superheroes,” a comment Ilana Glazer, actress, comedian, and previous student at NYU made about her experience with the CAMS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies) program. As Vice Chair for Education and Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the NYU School of Medicine, Dr. […]
Christine Motokane is a self advocate on the Board of Autism Society of Los Angeles, an anti-bullying activist, author and sought after speaker who shares her story as a female living with autism and tips on coping with anxiety on a daily basis.
Christine Motokane is a self advocate serving on the Board of Autism Society of Los Angeles. Recently graduating from Loyola Marymount University with a degree in Psychology, Christine wants to make an impact in improving the lives of people with autism. She is currently working on an anti-bullying initiative at the middle and high school […]
Dr. Jess P. Shatkin, MD, MPH who is a Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist shares his work with NYU School of Medicine and how sleep can decrease depression & anxiety.
Dr. Jess P. Shatkin, MD, MPH is the Vice Chair for Education and Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the NYU School of Medicine. In addition to directing one of the largest training programs in the country in child and adolescent psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine & Bellevue Hospital Center, […]