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Interview with a Therapist

Author: Christine Mollica, Ph.D.

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The aim of “Interview with a Therapist” is to humanize the therapist and destigmatize the treatment. This podcast takes a personal look inside the professionals who treat mental health. Each episode is an interview with a different therapist using the same 10 questions. This format is inspired by James Lipton and The Actor’s Studio; the Vanity Fair Proust Questionnaire; NPR’s Terry Gross and Dan Gottlieb’s Voices in the Family.
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Lara Traeger, Ph.D.

Lara Traeger, Ph.D.

2021-03-0717:59

Dr. Lara Traeger is a Licensed Psychologist who specializes in behavioral medicine - a field that combines knowledge in the biological, behavioral, psychological and social sciences to improve health and wellbeing. Dr. Traeger works at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. She focuses on treating adults affected by cancer. As a personal aside, we were not only co-workers at a large management consulting firm in NYC, but we both also attended University of Miami for our doctorates. 
Charles Kim, LMHC

Charles Kim, LMHC

2021-03-0727:38

Charles Kim is a licensed mental health counselor who works at a college counseling center in Boston, MA. Previously, he worked as a case manager and therapist at a residential facility for adolescents placed in temporary to long term state care. His clinical interests include the impact of adverse childhood experiences, addressing learned helplessness and kindness as a therapeutic modality.
Dr. Danielle Hadeed de Silva is a licensed psychologist who specializes in mindfulness-based stress reduction, hypnotherapy, and family medical illness. Dr. Hadeed de Silva has a small private practice, and primarily teaches online. She currently teaches in the Graduate Psychology program at Purdue University Global. And will soon be starting teaching with Yorkville University in Canada. Dr. Hadeed de Silva and I know each other from our University of Miami days, when we were fellow students in the Counseling Psychology PhD program.
Have you ever struggled with sleep difficulties? Did you know there are sleep psychologists who specialize in treating sleep disorders? We have one today on our show. Dr. Julie Grant is a licensed psychologist who is board certified in behavioral sleep medicine. She currently practices in the Atlanta metropolitan area and we are going to chat with her about her work and her views on therapy. Dr. Grant and I go way back to our doctoral training days at the University of Miami - Go Canes!
Arturo Cid, LCSW

Arturo Cid, LCSW

2020-12-0229:46

Arturo Cid is a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience in his field, in which he also holds Diplomate status. He graduated from Florida International University. He is currently on the PTSD team with the Department of Veteran Affairs. A portion of his private practice is devoted to forensic work including expert witness testimony in legal contexts such as proving extreme hardship in deportation, asylum, and spousal abuse cases as well as child custody and welfare concerns. He is a husband and father. 
Ellen Vaughan, Ph.D.

Ellen Vaughan, Ph.D.

2020-12-0230:07

Dr. Vaughan is an associate professor in the Counseling and Counseling Psychology programs in the School of Education at Indiana University- Bloomington.  She is a licensed psychologist who spends most of her clinical time supervising therapists in training. Her clinical experience and expertise are in the areas of Latinx Mental Health and substance use disorders. To these ends, she serves as a clinical supervisor for doctoral students learning to provide therapy in Spanish and to treat substance use disorders. She is also principal investigator for a study in brief cognitive behavioral intervention for young adults with substance use disorders. 
Dr. Kym McCabe, Ph.D.

Dr. Kym McCabe, Ph.D.

2020-11-2333:47

I will be speaking with Dr. Kym McCabe; a Licensed Psychologist and Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in Miami, Florida.  Dr. McCabe is a Dialectical Behavior therapy specialist who works with adolescents, adults and families.  If you would like to learn more about Dr. McCabe and her psychology practice you can contact her directly through her psychology today profile or via email at drkymmccabe1@gmail.com. As a personal aside, Dr. McCabe and I were graduate students together at the university of Miami!  
Barbara Uchino, Ph.D.

Barbara Uchino, Ph.D.

2020-11-2232:10

I will be speaking with Barbara Uchino, a licensed psychologist in private practice in Tallahassee, Florida. She sees adults and couples and is a certified Sex Therapist. Prior to private practice, she worked at Florida State University's Counseling Center for 2 years and then worked at the Tallahassee VA for 6 years. She's a graduate of the University of Miami where she received her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. You can check out her website at tallypsychologist.com. That’s t-a-l-l-y psychologist.com. 
I will be speaking with Dr. Indira Abraham-Pratt. Dr. Pratt is a board-certified Clinical Health Psychologist, who graduated from the University of Miami (FL) with a doctorate in counseling psychology and specializes in pediatric psychology. She works in a multidisciplinary, pediatric obesity program at a large hospital system in Orlando, Florida. We were peers in the same counseling psychology program. Go Canes!
Summer Sullivan, Ph.D.

Summer Sullivan, Ph.D.

2020-11-2225:56

TodI will be speaking with Dr. Summer Sullivan. Dr. Sullivan is a licensed psychologist and co-owner of South Miami Psychology Group, a private practice in Miami, FL with 11 clinicians. In addition to managing the practice, Dr. Sullivan provides individual, couples and family therapy to children, adolescents and adults. In order to support her clients, Dr. Sullivan utilizes an integrative framework of both Western and Eastern philosophies including traditional psychotherapy methods with mindfulness-based techniques, energy psychology, somatic treatments, and energy healing. She also uses the healing properties of crystals, sound bowls, essential oils, and spirituality to facilitate a deeper healing and to enhance well-being. 
Trailer

Trailer

2020-11-2200:40

Have you ever wondered what is it like to be a therapist? Or how the work of treating mental health conditions affects them? Interview with a Therapist is a look inside the professionals who help people with mental illness. The aim of this podcast is to humanize the therapist and destigmatize the treatment. We hope you will join us as we pose the same 10 personal questions to a different therapist each episode. 
Pilot-John Hong, M.D.

Pilot-John Hong, M.D.

2020-11-1825:05

This is the podcast's pilot episode with my husband, John Hong, M.D., a Trauma Surgeon at a Level I hospital in Allentown, PA. He answers the 10 questions from a surgeon's perspective. Enjoy!
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