Dr. Hallowell

Edward (Ned) Hallowell, M.D. is a board-certified child and adult psychiatrist and world authority on ADHD. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Tulane Medical School, and was a Harvard Medical School faculty member for 21 years. He is the Founder of The Hallowell ADHD Centers in Boston MetroWest, New York City, San Francisco, Palo Alto and Seattle.

He has spent the past four decades helping thousands of adults and children live happy and productive lives through his strength-based approach to neurodiversity, and has ADHD and dyslexia himself.

Dr Hallowell is a New York Times bestselling author and has written 20 books on multiple psychological topics. The groundbreaking Distraction series, which began with Driven to Distraction, co-authored with Dr John Ratey in 1994, sparked a revolution in understanding of ADHD.

Dr Hallowell has been featured on 20/20, 60 Minutes, Oprah, PBS, CNN, The Today Show, Dateline, Good Morning America, The New York Times, USA Today, Newsweek, Time Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe and many more. He is a regular columnist for ADDitude Magazine.

Dr. Hallowell lives in the Boston area with his wife Sue and they have three children, Lucy, Jack and Tucker. Read More

Bonnie Badenoch, Ph.D.

Bonnie Badenoch, Ph.D., LMFT is the co-founder of Center for Brain-Wise Living, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering awareness of the brain, mind, and relationships in the service of creating a more awake and compassionate... Read More

Amy Brausch

Dr. Amy Brausch is a Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Western Kentucky University and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Northern Illinois University and has worked with issues of suicide and self-injury in adolescents and adults in both her clinical work and research program.

Dr. Brausch’s clinical experiences have included community mental health, public schools, university counseling centers, residential eating disorders treatment, and private practice. She previously maintained a small private practice for therapy and psychological testing.

She has published numerous articles and book chapters related to suicide and self-injury risk and protective factors in adolescents and young adults, as well as the overlap between self-harm and issues of body image and disordered eating. She is currently a Senior Consultant with CAMS-Care and provides training and consultation to clinicians across the United States and abroad in the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality treatment framework.

Dr. Brausch’s research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the Kentucky IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

She is an Associate Editor for Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, and on the editorial boards for the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, Archives of Suicide Research, and Adolescent Research Review. Read More

Robyn E. Brickel, M.A., LMFT

Robyn E. Brickel, MA, LMFT is the director and lead therapist at Brickel and Associates, LLC in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, which she founded in 1999. She specializes in the therapeutic treatment of individuals (adolescents and adults), couples, families and groups... Read More

Craig Bryan, Psy.D. ABPP

Craig J. Bryan, PsyD, ABPP, is a board-certified clinical psychologist and the Executive Director of the National Center for Veterans Studies at The University of Utah. Dr. Bryan served in the U.S. Air Force and is an Iraq War veteran. He currently researches suicide and suicide prevention strategies, and has received millions of dollars in federal funding to develop new treatments to prevent suicide attempts in the military. He is considered a leading national expert on military suicide. Read More

Tina Bryson, Ph.D.

Dr. Tina Payne Bryson is a psychotherapist at Pediatric and Adolescent Psychology Associates in Arcadia, California, where she sees children and provides parenting consultations. She speaks to parents, educators, and clinicians all across the country, and she has written for... Read More

Danielle Busby, PhD

Dr. Busby is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Michigan and in the state of Texas, where she currently resides. Currently, Dr. Busby is an Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas. In this role, she primarily serves youth and families through the Trauma and Grief Clinic and is in the early stages of developing a clinic specific to youth depression and suicide prevention. Dr. Busby’s research is centered on examining barriers to mental health service use, specifically among Black college students who are at an elevated risk for suicide. Read More

Jenny C. Yip, Psy.D.

Dr. Jenny C. Yip’s experiences with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) began long before her current position as Executive Director of the Renewed Freedom Center. Since childhood, Dr. Yip has fought her own personal battle with OCD. Inspired by her struggles and motivated to helping others... Read More

Nicole Cammack, PhD

Dr. Cammack is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of Maryland. She currently serves as the Program Director of the Primary Care-Mental Health Integration clinic, where she provides mental health services to veterans in a co-located primary care setting. Services that she provide include brief individual therapy, couples therapy, and culturally responsive therapeutic groups that focus on race-based trauma, military sexual trauma, and resilience. Read More

Joyce Catlett, M.A.

Joyce Catlett, M.A., author and lecturer, has collaborated with Dr. Robert Firestone in writing 12 books and numerous professional articles. Most recently, she co-authored Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships (APA Books, 2005), Beyond Death Anxiety: Achieving Life-Affirming... Read More

Christine Courtois, Ph.D.

Christine A. Courtois, PhD, ABPP is a Psychologist in independent practice in Washington, DC where she is the principal of Courtois & Associates, PC. She received her PhD from the University of Maryland in College Park, in 1979. Dr. Courtois is immediate Past-President of... Read More

Lou Cozolino, Ph.D.

Dr. Cozolino has diverse clinical and research interests and hold degrees in philosophy, theology, and clinical psychology. His current interests are in the areas of the synthesis of neuroscience with psychotherapy, education, management, and leadership. He is the author of seven books The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy, The Social Neuroscience of Education, The Neuroscience of Human Relationships, Timeless, Attachment-Based Teaching, Why Therapy Works and The Making of a Therapist. He has also authored and co-authored research articles and book chapters on child abuse, schizophrenia, language and cognition. Dr. Cozolino lectures around the world on brain development, evolution, and psychotherapy and maintains clinical and consulting practices in Los Angeles and New York. Read More

Dr. Sheldon Solomon Dr. Jonathan Bassett

Jonathan F. Bassett, PhD is a professor of psychology at Lander University in Greenwood, South Carolina, where he teaches courses on death and dying. His research focuses on empirical investigations of attitudes about death and how reminders of mortality influence social behavior, as well as on the application of existential psychology, especially Terror Management Theory, to the analysis of popular culture in the areas of literature, television, and movies. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles and of the recent book Death on the Small Screen: The Psychology of Viewing Violent Television (McFarland Books, 2022). Follow him on Twitter @DrJBassett

Dr. Sheldon Solomon is a psychologist and the Ross Professor for Interdisciplinary Studies at Skidmore College. He is best known for developing Terror Management Theory, along with Jeff Greenberg and Tom Pyszczynski, which is concerned with how humans deal with their own sense of mortality. Dr. Solomon is the author or co-author of more than 100 articles and several books, including In the Wake of 9-11: The Psychology of Terror. He’s been featured in several films and TV documentaries as well as countless radio interviews. Read More

John Draper, Ph.D.

Dr. John Draper is an expert in crisis center practices, with over 25 years of experience in crisis intervention and suicide prevention. Since 2004, he has served as the director of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-TALK) funded by SAMHSA. Dr. Draper is also the Executive VP of National Networks at the Mental Health Association of New York City, and administers other national crisis support networks, including the SAMHSA-funded Disaster Distress Helpline, technical and backup support for the VA's Veterans Crisis Line, and the NFL Life Line. Read More

Laura Evans

Laura Evans works to support innovative community programs including the state-of-the-art National Suicide Prevention Lifeline which is administered by Vibrant Emotional Health. Formerly the Mental Health Association of New York City, Vibrant Emotional Health has delivered groundbreaking community wellness programs for over 50 years. In this role, she oversees a portfolio that includes many facets of healthcare policy, including suicide prevention, appropriations, and telecommunications. Prior to her current role, Laura served as the State Government Affairs Manager for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. With over 10 years of experience in health policy, Laura is proud to have begun her career in the Ohio General Assembly as a legislative aide.

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George S. Everly, Jr. Ph.D., ABPP

George S. Everly, Jr., Ph.D., ABPP, FAPA, FAPM serves on the faculties of The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Everly has spent almost 40 years, and traveled to over 25 countries, lecturing on and researching the psychological aspects of disaster. Read More

Jonathan F. Bassett, Ph.D.

Jonathan F. Bassett, PhD is a professor of psychology at Lander University in Greenwood, South Carolina, where he teaches courses on death and dying. His research focuses on empirical investigations of attitudes about death and how reminders of mortality influence social behavior, as well as on the application of existential psychology, especially Terror Management Theory, to the analysis of popular culture in the areas of literature, television, and movies. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles and of the recent book Death on the Small Screen: The Psychology of Viewing Violent Television (McFarland Books, 2022). Follow him on Twitter @DrJBassett Read More

Robert Firestone, Ph.D

Robert W. Firestone, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, author, theorist and artist. He is the Consulting Theorist for the non-profit, The Glendon Association. He is author of many books including Voice Therapy, Challenging the Fantasy Bond, Compassionate Child-Rearing, Fear of Intimacy... Read More

Lisa Firestone, Ph.D.

Dr. Firestone is the Director of Research and Education at The Glendon Association. An accomplished and much requested lecturer, Dr. Firestone speaks at national and international conferences in the areas of couple relations, parenting, and suicide and violence prevention. Dr. Firestone has... Read More

Peter Fonagy, Ph.D.

Peter Fonagy, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst, as well as the Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis and Head of the Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology at University College London. Dr. Fonagy’s clinical expertise centers around... Read More

Stan Friedman, Ph.D.

Dr. Friedman is a clinical psychologist who has recently relocated his private practice to West Los Angeles from San Mateo, California after 25 years. He specializes in adult and adolescent psychotherapy, with a particular interest in attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology and... Read More

Al Galves, Ph.D.

Al Galves is a retired psychologist who lives in Las Cruces, NM. He is a member of the board of directors of the International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry and MindFreedom International. He is the author of Harness Your Dark Side: Mastering Jealousy, Rage, Frustration... Read More

James Garbarino, Ph.D.

James Garbarino, Ph.D. is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Cornell University and Loyola University Chicago. Read More

Devon Gaster

Devon Gaster is the co-founder and executive director of Men Creating Peace. Over the last 24 years he has educated men about the devastating impacts of intimate partner violence in jails, prisons and in several bay area communities. Devon is a former convicted batterer who has been strongly committed to restorative justice and healing. He is a graduate and certified facilitator of the Manalive™ violence prevention program. Devon worked for 10 years in the San Francisco County Jail’s “Resolve to Stop the Violence Project” before starting Men Creating Peace in Alameda County in 2007. He continues to facilitate groups, work with individual clients, and conduct community outreach presentations throughout the bay area on Gender Based Violence prevention and intervention strategies. Read More

James Gilligan, M.D.

Dr. James Gilligan, M.D., is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine, Adjunct Professor in the School of Law, and Collegiate Professor in the School of Arts and Science at New York University. He is a former president of the International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy. He is... Read More

Carol Gilligan, Ph.D.

Carol Gilligan is best known as the author of In a Different Voice, described by Harvard University Press as "the little book that started a revolution." Her pioneering work on women's psychology and girls' development led her to be named by Time magazine in 1996 as one of the 25 most significant Americans. Her books include: The Birth of Pleasure: A New Map of Love, The Deepening Darkness: Patriarchy, Resistance, and Democracy's Future (with David Richards), and most recently, Joining the Resistance. A member of the Harvard faculty for over 30 years, Gilligan held the university's first chair in gender studies; she is currently University Professor of Applied Psychology and the Humanities at New York University. Read More

Enrico Gnaulati Ph.D

Enrico Gnaulati Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist based in Pasadena, California, and Affiliate Professor of Psychology at Seattle University. He has published numerous journal and magazine articles and his work has been featured on Spectrum News, Al Jazeera America, China Global Television Network, KPCC Los Angeles, KPFK, Los Angeles, KPBS, San Diego, WBUR, Boston, KPFA Berkeley, Wisconsin Public Radio, Public Radio Tulsa, and online at the Atlantic, Salon, and Psychology Today, as well as reviewed in Maclean\'s, Pacific Standard, the Huffington Post, The Australian, Prevention and the New Yorker. As a blogger for Mad in America, board member for the Psychotherapy Action Network (PsiAN), and through his writings and advocacy efforts he is considered a nationally recognized reformer of mental health practice and policy. His books include: Back to Normal: Why Ordinary Childhood Behavior is Mistaken for ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder (Beacon Press, 2013), Saving Talk Therapy: How Health Insurers, Big Pharma, and Slanted Science are Ruining Good Mental Health Care (Beacon Press, 2018), and Emotion-Regulating Play Therapy with ADHD Children: Staying with Playing (Jason Aronson, 2008). His latest books are Flourishing Love: A Secular Guide to Lasting Intimate Relationships (Phoenix Publishing House, 2023) and Peacemaking with Preschoolers: Conflict Resolution to Promote Emotional Mastery and Harmonious Classrooms, GoodMedia Press, 2023). Read More

Deryl Goldenberg, Ph.D.

Deryl Goldenberg, Ph. D., is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Santa Monica and Santa Barbara California. He has focused his work on Male Psychology and Couples Relationship issues as well as families with over 30 years’ experience helping children/teens and their parents... Read More

Bonnie Goldstein, Ph.D.

The focus of Dr. Bonnie Goldstein’s work is to foster and heal relationships through the lens of attachment theory, somatic and mindful awareness, and the dynamic interaction of group psychotherapy. In 1989 Dr. Goldstein founded and has continued to direct the Lifespan Psychological Center. She is the Associate Programming... Read More

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Dr. Goldstein is the co-founder of The Center for Mindful Living in Los Angeles and has published extensively and is author of numerous articles, chapters, and blogs. These include Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self-Compassion, the bestselling book The Now Effect... Read More

Madelyn Gould, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Gould is a Professor of Epidemiology in Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center and a Research Scientist at New York State Psychiatric Institute. Her longstanding research interests include the epidemiology of youth suicide as well as the evaluation of youth suicide prevention interventions. Read More

Leslie Greenberg, Ph.D.

Dr. Leslie Greenberg is a co-founder of emotion-focused therapy (EFT), He is also the director for the Emotion-Focused Therapy Clinic housed at York University. Greenberg is a founding member of the Society of the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI) and the Society for Constructivism in Psychotherapy (SCP)... Read More

Ondina N. Hatvany, MFT

Ondina assists partners to resolve negative cycles, heal betrayals and create more trust and intimacy. She uses modern approaches such as Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy)... Read More

Tamara Hill

Támara Hill, MS is a therapist specializing in child and adolescent behavioral and mood disorders including trauma. She works with families to help them understand their options within the mental health system and helps kids utilize their strengths in the home, school, and community... Read More

Laura Hout, MPW, MA, LMFT

Laura Hout is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified TEAM therapist. She specializes in helping people overcome a legacy of trauma and addiction in their family of origin; in particular she assists men and women battling Binge Eating Disorder and Food Addiction... Read More

David A. Jobes, Ph.D., ABPP

David A. Jobes, Ph.D., ABPP, is an internationally recognized suicidologist. Dr. Jobes is a Professor of psychology and Associate Director of Clinical Training at The Catholic University of America. His research and writing in suicide has produced numerous peer reviewed publications (including five books on clinical suicidology)... Read More

Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.

JON KABAT-ZINN, PH.D., is founding Executive Director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is also the founding director of its renowned Stress Reduction Clinic and Professor of Medicine emeritus at... Read More

Debra Kessler, Psy.D.

Debra Kessler, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in the care of children and their families. Dr. Kessler was awarded her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, graduating Magna Cum Laude from Vanderbilt University. While working as an RN in Pediatric Intensive Care, she pursued... Read More

Carol Krucoff, E-RYT

Carol Krucoff, E-RYT, is the author of “Healing Yoga for Neck and Shoulder Pain” (New Harbinger, 2010), co-author with Mitchell Krucoff, MD, of “Healing Moves: How to Cure, Relieve and Prevent Common Ailments with Exercise” (Healthy Learning, 2009), and creator of the audio home... Read More

Desa'Rae L. Stage

Dese’Rae L. Stage is a photographer, writer, and the creator of Live Through This. She lives in Philadelphia, PA. Live Through This has been covered by the New York TimesAssociated PressUpworthyNPR, and more. Dese’Rae has spoken about the project at universities and conferences nationwide. She’s provided commentary on various radio and TV programs (including the Glenn Beck Program). Recent achievements include winning the inaugural Paul G. Quinnett Lived Experience Writing Contest and being named New Yorker of the Week by NY1 News.  Her writing has been published in CosmopolitanxoJane, and Huffington Post. Read More

Ruth A. Lanius M.D., Ph.D.

Ruth A. Lanius, M.D., Ph.D. is a Psychiatry Professor and Harris-Woodman Chair at Western University of Canada, where she is the director of the Clinical Research Program for PTSD. Ruth has over 25 years of clinical and research experience with trauma-related disorders. She established the Traumatic Stress Service at London Health Sciences Center, a program that specializes in the treatment of psychological trauma. Ruth has received numerous research and teaching awards, including the Banting Award for Military Health Research. She has published over 150 research articles and book chapters focusing on brain adaptations to psychological
trauma and novel adjunct treatments for PTSD. Ruth regularly lectures on the topic of psychological trauma both nationally and internationally. Ruth has co-authored two books: The Effects of Early Life Trauma on Health and Disease: The Hidden Epidemic and Healing the Traumatized Self: Consciousness, Neuroscience, Treatment. Ruth is a passionate clinician
scientist who endeavours to understand the first-person experience of traumatized individuals throughout treatment and how it relates to brain functioning. Read More

Renée Lertzman

Dr. Renée Lertzman is an expert climate psychologist, researcher, educator and engagement strategist. Having pioneered the bridging of psychological research and sustainability for more 20 years, Dr. Lertzman gracefully marries the worlds of academia and practice. She does this by translating complex psychological and social science research insights into clear, applied and profound tools for organizations around the world seeking to engage, mobilize and connect with diverse populations, communities and individuals. Her unique and integrated approach brings together the best of the behavioral sciences, social sciences and innovative design sciences to create a powerful approach to engagement and social change. Read More

Peter A. Levine, Ph.D.

Peter A. Levine, Ph.D. is the developer of Somatic Experiencing®, a body-awareness approach to healing trauma, and the Director of The Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute. Dr. Levine holds doctorate degrees in both Medical Biophysics and in Psychology... Read More

Shye Louis

Shye Louis, M.Ed., currently serves as the Interim Sr. Director of the Standards, Training and Practices Division at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline where she oversees the Lifeline’s clinical best practices, training, clinical technologies and research & evaluation teams.

She has worked for in the field of suicide/crisis intervention and information & referral since 1989, serving in capacities ranging from volunteer crisis counselor through contact center director. She has served in leadership roles for crisis centers ranging from small, single-county rural settings, to multi-county urban programs, to national crisis programs. Shye is experienced in service delivery, training, and management of crisis services in many different service modalities including phone, face-to-face, online chat and text. Read More

Pat Love, Ed.D.

Distinguished professor and Certified Love Educator, Pat Love, Ed.D. is known for her warmth, humor, and commitment to learning. For more than 25 years, she has contributed to relationship education and personal development through her books, articles, training programs,... Read More

Frederic Luskin, Ph.D.

Frederic Luskin, PhD, is director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Project, director of wellness education at Stanford University, and professor of clinical psychology at Sofia University. He is author of Stress Free for Good, Forgive for Good, and Forgive for Love. Luskin is renowned for teaching about the psychological and medical... Read More

Don MacMannis, Ph.D.

Child psychologist “Dr. Mac” has helped kids and families for over forty years. A graduate of Dartmouth and the University of Virginia, he is the Clinical Director of the Family Therapy Institute of Santa Barbara and co-author of two highly acclaimed parenting books — How’s Your Family Really Doing? and Who’s the Boss?  He offers... 
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Michael Mantz

Dr. Mantz is a psychiatrist in private practice whose focus is on using a unique blend of progressive psychotherapies, nutrition, supplements, attentional training, and exercise to help his clients break through the issues that appear to be holding them back from reaching what they truly want out of life. Read More

Gia Marson

Dr. Gia Marson is a licensed psychologist with a private practice in Malibu, CA. Marson is also a consultant, integrative medicine health coach, and longtime meditation practitioner. She served as the founding director of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Counseling and Psychological Services Eating Disorders Program, a psychologist on the UCLA Athletic Care Committee, and recently helped launch the Nourish for Life outpatient program at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. She is also a frequent contributor to Goop, Psychology Today, and Recovery Warriors online publications - and author of The Binge Eating Prevention Workbook: An Eight-Week Individualized Program to Overcome Compulsive Eating and Make Peace with Food. Read More

Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D.

Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D. is a founder of Cognitive Behavioral Modification and has been voted one of the 10 most influential psychotherapists of the Century. Dr. Meichenbaum is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and... Read More

Kristin Neff, Ph.D.

Kristin Neff, Ph.D. is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on self-compassion, being the first one to operationally define and measure the construct over a decade ago. In addition to her pioneering research into self-compassion, she has developed an eight-week program to teach self-compassion... Read More

Robert Neimeyer

Robert A. Neimeyer, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Psychology, University of Memphis, maintains an active consulting and coaching practice, and also directs the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition, a “university without walls” for international online training in grief therapy.  Neimeyer has published 30 books, including Routledge’s series on Techniques of Grief Therapy, and serves as Editor of Death Studies. The author of over 500 articles and chapters and a popular workshop presenter, he is currently working to advance a more adequate theory of grieving as a meaning-making process.  In recognition of his contributions, he has been given Lifetime Achievement Awards by both the Association for Death Education and Counseling and the International Network on Personal Meaning. Read More

Yasmin Nilofer Farooqi, Ph. D.

Prof. Dr. Yasmin Nilofer Farooqi (Tamgha-i-Imtiaz) is currently working as Professor and Ex-chairperson at the Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. She received her M. Sc (Gold Medal) from University of the Punjab and her M.A and Ph.D... Read More

John C. Norcross, PH.D.

John C. Norcross, PhD, ABPP, is a clinical psychologist, a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Scranton, and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He specializes in the areas of psychotherapy, clinical training, and self-change. Dr. Norcross is... Read More

Diana Raab, Ph.D.

Diana Raab is a memoirist, poet, blogger, workshop facilitator, thought provoker, and speaker. She’s the award-winning author of eight books, including two memoirs—Regina’s Closet: Finding My Grandmother’s Secret Journal and Healing with Words: A Writer’s Cancer Journey—and four poetry collections... Read More

Diane Renz, L.P.C.

Diane Renz, MA, LPC, is a Neuroscience Practical Applications Facilitator, Licensed Psychotherapist, and Founder & Director of the Center for Healthy Habits. As a nationwide speaker, seminar teacher, and writer, she translates the current neurobiological science of Attention into user-friendly tools to build best Habits of Body, Brain, and Behavior. Learn more about services available local or long-distance, visit her at  inHabit Body, reInform Brain, change Behavior™ Read More

Donna Rockwell, Psy.D.

Dr. Donna Rockwell, Psy.D., L.P. is a licensed clinical psychologist, adjunct faculty member, community outreach worker, columnist, and mindfulness meditation teacher. Dr. Rockwell specializes in both mindfulness and celebrity mental health. She works with clients in her private practice... Read More

Michael D. Rosberg, Ph.D.

Michael D. Rosberg, Ph.D., is both a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (MFT) who began treating refractory mentally ill patients in 1979. He has provided treatment, trained, and taught in multiple treatment environments including... Read More

Risa Ryger

Dr. Risa Ryger is a Clinical Psychologist and Founder of 93% Consulting. She earned her Master of Science, Master of Philosophy and Doctorate from Columbia University. Dr. Ryger has held academic appointments at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Cornell University Medical School. Her clinical practice includes working with children, teens and adults. Dr. Ryger is the creator of Dynamic Integrative Psychotherapy™, an integrative treatment approach that helps individuals attain deeper self-understanding, improve their emotional and physical well-being, and develop ongoing self-accountability that reflects and supports the “integrated wholeness” of personhood.

As an Expert in Change™, Dr. Ryger believes that change can be our super power when we know how to harness it for positive growth. She created “Disruptive Self-Ownership”, a process to re-claim your full “self”. Dr. Ryger is the host of her weekly show, “Speak Your Mind with Dr. Risa Ryger” and proudly serves on the Advisory Council of Mindfulness Without Borders.

Dr. Ryger knows that, “Positive change can happen at any point in your life”. 

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Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg is a central figure in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher and NY Times bestselling author. She has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness practices to the West and into mainstream culture since 1974, when she first began teaching. She is the co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA and the author of ten books including NY Times bestseller, Real Happiness, her seminal work, Lovingkindness and her forthcoming release by Flatiron Books, Real Love. Read More

Kirk Schneider, Ph.D.

Kirk J. Schneider, Ph.D. is a leading spokesperson for existential-humanistic psychology and the recent past editor of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology. Dr. Schneider is an adjunct faculty member at Saybrook University and Teachers College, Columbia University, a founding... Read More

Allan Schore, Ph.D.

Dr. Allan Schore is on the clinical faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, and at the UCLA Center for Culture, Brain, and Development. He is author of four seminal volumes, Affect Regulation and the Origin of the Self... Read More

Marjorie Schuman, Ph.D.

Marjorie Schuman, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in mindfulness-informed psychodynamic/ relational psychotherapy. Currently in private practice in Santa Barbara, Dr. Schuman is also a psychoanalyst and faculty of the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies... Read More

Dr. Barbara Ford Shabazz

Dr. Barbara Ford Shabazz is currently the Psychology Program Director at South University, author of Intentional Balance, and the owner of Intentional Activities. For over 20 years, she has served students, clients, and the larger community as an instructor, advisor, speaker, consultant, therapist, and coach. Read More

Phil Shaver

Dr. Shaver conducts research in two areas: social relationships and emotions. In the close relationships area he has studied the application of Bowlby and Ainsworth’s attachment theory to research on romantic love and couple communication, relationship loss and grieving, attachment-related mental processes, and applications of attachment theory to leadership and organizations. Read More

Daniel Siegel, M.D.

Daniel J. Siegel received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. He served as a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow at UCLA... Read More

Ronee Smith Griffith, Ph.D.

Ronee Smith Griffith, Ph.D. is an ethicist and licensed psychologist. She is the Founder of The Relational Ethics Institute (1988) and has taught professional ethics education for over twenty years. She has served on the Ethics Education Task Force of the American Psychological... Read More

Sheldon Solomon, Ph.D.

Dr. Sheldon Solomon is a psychologist and the Ross Professor for Interdisciplinary Studies at Skidmore College. He is best known for developing Terror Management Theory, along with Jeff Greenberg and Tom Pyszczynski, which is concerned with how humans deal with their... Read More

Bonnie Sultan

Bonnie Sultan is a noted expert in the field of criminal justice and mental health with two Masters Degrees: Sociology with a Criminology concentration and Forensic Mental Health Counseling. Ms. Sultan specializes in institutional culture, prisoner reentry, and the intersection of... Read More

Stan Tatkin, PsyD

Clinician, author, researcher, PACT developer, and co-founder of the PACT Institute. Dr. Tatkin is an assistant clinical professor at UCLA, David Geffen School of Medicine. He maintains a private practice in Southern California and leads PACT programs in the US and internationally. He is the author of “In Each Other’s Care, We Do, Wired for Love, Your Brain on Love, Relationship Rx, Wired for Dating, What Every Therapist Ought to Know, and co-author of Love and War in Intimate Relationships. Read More

Nita Vallens, PsyD, LMFT

Nita Vallens, PsyD, LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist and certified hypnotherapist. She specializes in helping people develop deeply meaningful relationships and breaking old patterns. The focus of her private practice is couples, addictions, career testing and helping veterans... Read More

Sherrie M. Vavrichek, LCSW-C

Sherrie M. Vavrichek, LCSW-C, is the author of The Guide to Compassionate Assertiveness: How to Express Your Needs and Deal with Conflict While Keeping a Kind Heart (New Harbinger Publications, 2013). Ms. Vavrichek has spoken at national conferences and written... Read More

Meredith Watkins, M.A., MFT

A CA-licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with years of experience specializing in individual therapy, Christian therapy, parenting, relationship, and women’s issues, Meredith currently has a private practice in Carlsbad, CA. Ultimately, her desire is to help her clients manage their... Read More

Caroline Welch

Caroline Welch is CEO and Co-founder, with Dr. Dan Siegel, of the Mindsight Institute in Santa Monica, California. She offers lectures and workshops to enhance well-being in our personal and professional lives. Caroline began her mindfulness practice 40 years ago while working in Japan. Caroline’s first book, The Gift of Presence: A Mindfulness Guide for Women, is now available. Read More

Angela Wurtzel, M.A., MFT, CEDS

Angela Wurtzel has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from UCLA and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. Angela is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a certified eating disorder specialist with the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. Read More

Daniel Zamir, Psy.D

Dr. Zamir is the president of the Anxiety and Panic Disorders Clinic of Santa Barbara.
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