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Evidence-Based

A New Harbinger Psychology Podcast

Evidence-Based is the official podcast of New Harbinger Publications—an independent, employee-owned publisher of books on psychology and self-help. In each episode, we join leading mental health experts to explore the latest psychological interventions, as well as topics related to mental health and personal growth.   

Episodes

ep 52 Amanda Petrik-Gardner

Compulsive Reassurance Seeking with Amanda Petrik-Gardner, LCPC

Amanda Petrik-Gardner, LPC, author of The Compulsive Reassurance Seeking Workbook, joins us to discuss compulsive reassurance seeking. Amanda is an obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and body-focused repetitive behavior (BFRB) specialist, licensed in multiple states. She is a member of the International OCD Foundation, the TLC Foundation for BFRBs, and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Amanda serves on the board of OCD Kansas, a state affiliate of the International OCD Foundation, and is author of An OCD Exposure Coloring Book. She is from Topeka, KS. 

ep 51 Stan Tatkin

Wired for Love with Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT

Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT, author of Wired for Love, joins us to talk about the neuroscience of love. Stan is a clinician, teacher, researcher, and developer of the psychobiological approach to couples therapy (PACT). He and his wife, Tracey Boldemann-Tatkin, cofounded the PACT Institute to train other mental health professionals worldwide to use this method in their clinical work. Tatkin is an assistant clinical professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He maintains a private practice in Southern California, and directs PACT programs in the US and internationally. He is author of In Each Other’s Care and six other books. 

ep 50 Erika Shershun

Healing Sexual Trauma with Erika Shershun, MFT

Erika Shershun, MFT, author of Healing Sexual Trauma Workbook, joins us to discuss healing sexual trauma. Erika is a somatic psychotherapist who specializes in helping sexual trauma survivors reclaim the life they were meant to live. She’s the author of the upcoming Healing Sexual Trauma Guided Journal (March 2025 release), the facilitator of the PESI Sexual Trauma Clinical Training, and the upcoming Sexual Trauma Healing Journal (fall 2024). Her approach to treating trauma is rooted in somatic principles, drawing on neuroscience and integrative modalities like eye movement desensitization (EMDR), energy psychology, parts work, and mindfulness. Erika offers individual online therapy sessions in California, and provides coaching to clients outside of the state. You can contact her at ErikaShershunTherapy.com or subscribe to her mailing list at HealingSexualTrauma.com to receive your free copy of chapter 1 from the Healing Sexual Trauma Workbook

ep 49 Leslie Becker-Phelps

Overcoming Anxious Attachment with Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD

Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD, author of The Insecure in Love Workbook, joins us to discuss overcoming anxious attachment. Leslie is an internationally published author, speaker, and psychologist. She is a trusted expert on relationship issues, and author of Insecure in Love and Bouncing Back from Rejection. She writes a blog called Making Change for www.psychologytoday.com. In addition, she has created a library of short videos on her YouTube channel to help viewers learn how to feel better about themselves and their lives. 

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Evidence-Based Skills to Unwind Without Alcohol with Rebecca E. Williams, PhD

Rebecca E. Williams, PhD, author of Simple Ways to Unwind without Alcohol, joins us to discuss soothing stress and unwinding without alcohol. Rebecca is a psychologist, wellness expert, and award-winning author. She received her bachelor’s degree from Williams College; her master’s degree from Harvard; and her doctorate with a specialization in clinical psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.  

ep 47 Emma Lauer

DBT Skills for Highly Sensitive People with Emma Lauer, LCSW

Emma Lauer, LCSW, author of DBT Skills for Highly Sensitive People, joins us to discuss how to build emotional resilience and celebrate sensitivity. Emma is a therapist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders, self-harming behaviors, and trauma. She is an eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)-certified therapist, and has taught at Arizona State University. She currently practices therapy and oversees interns and other staff therapists as clinical supervisor at Find Your Shine Therapy, a group private practice in Tempe, AZ. 

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Death Doulas and Dying Prepared with Francesca Lynn Arnoldy

Francesca Lynn Arnoldy, author of The Death Doula’s Guide to Living Fully and Dying Prepared, joins us to talk about death doulas and dying prepared. Francesca is a community doula and death literacy advocate. She authored Cultivating the Doula Heart, and she is a researcher with the Vermont Conversation Lab. Francesca was the original course developer of the University of Vermont’s End-of-Life Doula Professional Certificate Programs. She regularly presents on life-and-death topics with hopes of encouraging people to support one another through times of intensity. 

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Emotional Exhaustion with Nancy Colier

Nancy Colier, author of The Emotionally Exhausted Womanjoins us to discuss emotional exhaustion. Nancy is a psychotherapist, author, interfaith minister, and public speaker. A longtime student of Eastern spirituality, she is a thought leader on mindfulness, well-being, and digital life. Featured on Good Morning America, in The New York TimesUSA Today, and other media, Colier is also a regular blogger for Psychology Today and HuffPost. She is author of Can’t Stop ThinkingThe Power of Off, Inviting a Monkey to Tea, and Getting Out of Your Own Way.

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Love Addiction with Cortney Soderlind Warren, PhD, ABPP

Cortney Soderlind Warren, PhD, ABPP, author of Letting Go of Your Ex, joins us to talk about love addiction. Cortney is a board-certified clinical psychologist; and former tenured associate professor of psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Having won numerous professional awards for her research, Warren is an expert on addictions, eating pathology, self-deception, and the practice of psychotherapy from a cross-cultural perspective. In addition to her academic work, Warren is a speaker, author, and coach with a passion for bringing psychological tools to the public. She earned her doctorate from Texas A&M University after completing a clinical internship at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School in 2006.

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Imposter Anxiety with Ijeoma Nwaogu, PhD

Ijeoma Nwaogu, PhD, author of Overcoming Imposter Anxiety, joins us to discuss imposter anxiety. Ijeoma has more than fifteen years of experience working in higher education across the United States. She was director of the Multicultural Center at Rice University in Houston, and an adjunct professor at University of Houston. Nwaogu received her doctoral degree in counseling and her master’s degree in college student affairs administration from the University of Georgia. She is the CEO of EVERLEAD, LLC, a leadership coaching and consulting enterprise. Nwaogu is a well-regarded speaker and has led numerous programs, conference sessions, and trainings across the nation on the topic of the imposter experience. During the 2021-2022 term, she delivered keynote talks on overcoming imposter syndrome for Cornell University, Hampton University, University of California, Berkeley, and University of Michigan.

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Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Reach Your Goals with Daniel J. Moran, PhD, BCBA-D

Daniel J Moran, PhD, BCBA-D, coauthor of Finding Your Why & Finding Your Way, joins us to talk about using acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to reach your goals. Daniel is founder of Pickslyde Consulting, and associate professor at Touro University. His appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Network, The Learning Channel, and Discovery focused on ACT for treating people with anxiety, depression, and substance-abuse concerns. In addition, he has successfully consulted with small start-up organizations and international Fortune 500 companies to ensure leaders and associates find their why and find their way.

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Critical, Demanding, and Hateful Parents with David Allen, MD

David M. Allen, MD, author of Coping with Critical, Demanding, and Dysfunctional Parents joins us to talk about critical, demanding, and hateful parents. David is professor emeritus of psychiatry and former director of psychiatric residency training at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN. He is also author of the book How Dysfunctional Families Spur Mental Disorders. He has carried out research on personality disorders, is a psychotherapy theorist, and is former associate editor of the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration. He is also the author of three other books for psychotherapists, as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters.

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Intuitive Eating with Elyse Resch, MS, RDN

Elyse Resch, MS, RDN, coauthor of The Intuitive Eating Workbookjoins us to talk about intuitive eating. Elyse is a nutrition therapist in private practice in Beverly Hills, CA, with forty years of experience specializing in eating disorders, Intuitive Eating, and Health at Every Size. She is the coauthor of Intuitive Eating, now in its 4th edition, The Intuitive Eating Workbook, and The Intuitive Eating Card Deck: 50 Bite-Sized Ways to Make Peace with Food. Elyse is also author of The Intuitive Eating Workbook for Teens and The Intuitive Eating Journal: Your Guided Journey for Nourishing a Healthy Relationship with Foodand a chapter contributor to The Handbook of Positive Body Image and Embodiment. In addition, she has published several journal articles, print articles, and blog posts. Elyse does regular speaking engagements, podcasts, and extensive media interviews. Her work has been profiled on ABC, NPR, CNN, KABC, NBC, KTTV, The Wall Street JournalThe New York TimesLos Angeles Times, Associate Press, KFI Radio, USA Today, and Huffington Post, among others. Elyse is nationally known for her work in helping patients break free from diet culture through the Intuitive Eating process. Her philosophy embraces the goal of reconnecting with one’s internal wisdom about eating and developing body liberation, with the belief that all bodies deserve dignity and respect. She is a social justice advocate, a member of the Healer’s Circle of Project Heal: Help to Eat, Accept, and Live, supervises and trains health professionals, is a certified eating disorder specialist and supervisor, a fellow of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, and a fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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ADHD in Women with Sari Solden & Michelle Frank, PhD

Sari Solden, MS and Michelle Frank, PhD, authors of A Radical Guide for Women with ADHDjoin us to talk about women with ADHD. Sari Solden is a psychotherapist who specializes in working with women and men with ADHD and mental health professionals who want to help them. She has been counseling adults, consulting with professionals, supporting neurodiverse women mental health professionals, writing and speaking about this subject around the world for the past thirty-five years. Her other two books, Women with Attention Deficit Disorder and Journeys Through ADDulthood are worldwide best-sellers in the field. Her areas of specialization include women's issues, inattentive ADHD, and the emotional consequences and healing process for adults who grew up with undiagnosed ADHD. She is a prominent keynote speaker on these subjects nationally and internationally.

 

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Healthy Conflict in Romantic Relationship with Lisa Gray, LMFT

Lisa Gray, LMFT, author of Healthy Conflict, Happy Couple, joins us to discuss healthy conflict in romantic relationships. Lisa is a licensed mental health professional with a private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she specializes in high-conflict couples and chronic illness/pain. After working as an air traffic controller for ten years and serving as a peer debriefing counselor for fellow controllers, Lisa decided to go back to school to study counseling. She graduated from John F. Kennedy University in 2004 with a master’s degree in clinical counseling and has been working in the field ever since. Lisa is passionate about teaching couples to practice healthy conflict, so that their relationships can thrive and grow. Lisa reviews self-help books on her Instagram, Therapy Book Nook. She lives in the Bay Area with her family and three large dogs.

 

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Disentangling from Emotionally Immature People with Lindsay C. Gibson, PsyD

Lindsay C. Gibson, PsyD, author of Disentangling from Emotionally Immature Peoplejoins us for a second time to discuss navigating relationships with emotionally immature people. Lindsay is a clinical psychologist who has been a psychotherapist for more than thirty-five years, working in both public and private practice. In the past, Gibson has served as adjunct assistant professor for the Virginia Consortium Program in clinical psychology, teaching doctoral students clinical theory and psychotherapy techniques. She specializes in working with adults to attain new levels of personal growth, emotional intimacy with others, and confidence in dealing with emotionally immature family members.

 

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Adverse Childhood Experiences with Glenn R. Schiraldi, PhD

Glenn R. Schiraldi, PhD, author of The Adverse Childhood Experiences Recovery Workbookjoins us to discuss adverse childhood experiences. Glenn has served on the stress management faculties at The Pentagon; the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation; and the University of Maryland, where he received the Outstanding Teaching Award in addition to other teaching and service awards. His books on stress-related topics have been translated into sixteen languages, and include The Resilience WorkbookThe Self-Esteem WorkbookTen Simple Solutions for Building Self-Esteem, The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook, and The Anger Management Sourcebook. Glenn’s writing has been recognized by various scholarly and popular sources, including The Washington PostAmerican Journal of Health PromotionMind/Body Health Review, and the International Stress and Tension Control Society Newsletter.

 

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ACT and Relationships with Russ Harris

Russ Harris, author of ACT with Lovejoins us to discuss acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and relationships. Russ is an internationally acclaimed ACT trainer, and author of the best-selling ACT-based self-help book, The Happiness Trap, which has sold more than one million copies and been published in thirty languages. He is widely renowned for his ability to teach ACT in a way that is simple, clear, and fun—yet extremely practical.

 

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EMDR and Trauma with Megan Boardman, LCSW

Megan Boardman, LCSW, author of The EMDR Workbook for Trauma and PTSD, joins us to discuss eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and trauma. Megan is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in treating trauma and addiction. She owns and operates her own clinical practice in Idaho, and provides supervision and consultation throughout the nation to clinicians and businesses seeking ongoing trauma training and EMDR. She is a member of the EMDR International Association, certified as an EMDR clinician, and is an EMDR consultant in training.

 

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Relationship OCD with Sheva Rajaee, MFT

Sheva Rajaee, MFT, author of Relationship OCDjoins us to discuss relationship OCD, a subtype of OCD characterized by obsessive relationship anxiety, doubt, and fear of commitment She is founder and director of The Center for Anxiety and OCD in Irvine, CA, where she manages a team of clinicians specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). She is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) and the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF). She has spoken about her own OCD journey in a 2017 TEDxUCLA Talk. She has appeared on CNN, has been interviewed in Huffington Post, and has been featured on multiple episodes of The OCD Stories and other anxiety and mental health podcasts.

 

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Narcissistic Mothers with Stephanie Kriesberg, PhD

Stephanie Kriesberg, PhD, author of Adult Daughters of Narcissistic Mothersjoins us to discuss narcissistic mothers. She has practiced clinical psychology for twenty-five years, and is a graduate of the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University. She is trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). In addition, she is trained in the practice of clinical hypnosis. Kriesberg is on the board of the New England Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

 

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Pain Science with Rachel Zoffness, PhD

Rachel Zoffness, PhD, author of The Pain Management Workbookjoins us to discuss the science of pain. She is a leading global pain psychologist and expert, international speaker, author, and thought leader in medicine revolutionizing the way we understand and treat pain. She is assistant clinical professor at the University of California, San Francisco; and lectures at Stanford University. Zoffness is also  author of The Chronic Pain and Illness Workbook for Teens, and consults on the development of integrative pain programs around the world. She is a regular guest on popular podcasts such as Ologies, Jordan Harbinger, and ZDoggMD; and her own podcast episodes have more than five million downloads.

 

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Reactive Parenting with Hunter Clarke-Fields, MSAE

Hunter Clarke-Fields, MSAE, author of Raising Good Humansjoins us to discuss reactive parenting. Hunter is a mindfulness mentor, coach, host of the Mindful Mama podcast, and creator of the Mindful Parenting online course. She coaches parents on how to cultivate mindfulness in their daily lives. Hunter has more than twenty years of experience in meditation and yoga practices, and has taught mindfulness to thousands worldwide.

 

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Relationships, Sexuality & Consent for Teen Girls with Leah Aguirre, LCSW and Geraldine O’Sullivan, LCSW

Leah Aguirre, LCSW, and Geraldine O’Sullivan, LCSW—authors of The Girl's Guide to Relationships, Sexuality, and Consent—join us to discuss relationships, sexuality, and consent for teen girls. Leah is a licensed clinical social worker practicing in San Diego, CA. She works primarily with teens and adults who have experienced complex trauma, including childhood abuse, domestic violence, and dating violence; and provides trauma-based treatment, including eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).

Geraldine O’Sullivan is a licensed clinical social worker with a pupil personnel services credential in school social work and child welfare and attendance. She currently practices as a school social worker in San Diego County, CA; where she provides mental health counseling services and crisis intervention to teens using therapeutic modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and solution-focused therapy. In 2022, she was awarded High School Social Worker of the Year for San Diego County.

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Decolonizing the Body with Kelsey Blackwell

Kelsey Blackwell, author of Decolonizing the Bodyjoins us to discuss how trauma can manifest in both the mind and body. Kelsey is a cultural somatics practitioner and writer dedicated to supporting women of color to trust and follow the guidance of the body, so they may powerfully radiate their worth, dignity, and wisdom in a world which sorely needs this brilliance. As a facilitator, coach, and guest speaker, she has brought abolitionist-embodied practices to diverse groups—from Bay Area Rapid Transit train riders to students at Stanford University. She works one-on-one with clients, and leads an eight-week group program, Decolonizing the Body. Kelsey is author of the viral article, Why People of Color Need Spaces Without White People, published by The Arrow Journal. She is a certified InterPlay Leader, Strozzi Somatic Coach, and holds a master’s degree in publishing from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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Stress-Induced Brain Fog with Jill Weber, PhD

Jill Weber, PhD, author of Overcoming Stress-Induced Brain Fogjoins us to discuss stress-induced brain fog. She is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Washington, DC, working with people to manage varying degrees of anxiety. She is author of Be Calm, writes a blog for Psychology Today, and has appeared as a psychology expert in USA TodayThe Washington Post, and on CNN. For more information, visit www.drjillweber.com.

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Little ‘t’ Traumas & Anxiety with Jaime Castillo, LCSW

Jaime Castillo, LCSW, author of What Happened to Make You Anxious?joins us to discuss “little ‘t’ traumas” and anxiety. Jaime is the founder of Find Your Shine Therapy, and a licensed clinical social worker specializing in the treatment of trauma and anxiety disorders. She is a certified eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapist, EMDRIA-approved consultant, and has additional training in internal family systems (IFS) and exposure therapy. She specializes in working with adults experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias, and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).

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Healing Intergenerational Trauma with Natalie Y. Gutiérrez, LMFT

Natalie Y. Gutiérrez, LMFT, author of The Pain We Carry, joins us to discuss healing intergenerational trauma. She is founder of Mindful Journeys Marriage & Family Therapy PLLC, and a licensed marriage and family therapist working primarily with BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) survivors of complex trauma—ranging from racial trauma, sexual trauma, attachment trauma, and intergenerational trauma.  Gutiérrez is a certified internal family systems therapist and prospective trainer at the IFS Institute.

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Reclaiming Pleasure with Holly Richmond, PhD

Holly Richmond, PhD, author of Reclaiming Pleasure, joins us to discuss reclaiming your sexual self after sexual trauma recovery. Richmond is a somatic psychotherapist, certified sex therapist, and licensed marriage and family therapist. She is a frequent contributor to publications and media outlets on the intersection of psychology and sexuality, specializing in the treatment of survivors and the recovery of sexual health after trauma.

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Resilience with Sheela Raja, PhD

Sheela Raja, PhD, author of The Resilient Teen, joins us to discuss resilience. Raja is an associate professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She completed postdoctoral training at the National Center for PTSD, and is a nationally recognized expert on the health effects of trauma and trauma-informed health care approaches. Her other books include Overcoming Trauma and PTSDThe PTSD Survival Guide for Teens, and The Sexual Trauma Workbook for Teen Girls.

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Relationship Rumination with Alicia Muñoz, LPC

Alicia Muñoz, LPC, author of Stop Overthinking Your Relationship, joins us to discuss relationship rumination. Muñoz is a certified couples therapist, and author of three relationship books. Over the past fifteen years, she has provided individual, group, and couples therapy in clinical settings, including Bellevue Hospital in New York, NY. Muñoz currently works as a couples counselor in private practice. She connects with her readers and followers through monthly blogs, newsletters, podcasts, and radio shows, as well as through Instagram at @aliciamunozcouples, and Facebook and Twitter at @aliciamunozlpc. Muñoz is a member of the Washington School of Psychiatry, the American Psychological Association, and the Mid-Atlantic Association of Imago and Relationship Therapists. She is also an expert contributor to Psychotherapy Networker, www.mindbodygreen.com, and other print and online magazines. You can learn more about her at www.aliciamunoz.com.

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Negative Self-Talk & The Inner Critic with Katie Krimer, LCSW

Katie Krimer, LCSW, author of Sh*t I Say to Myselfjoins us to discuss negative self-talk and the inner critic. Krimer is a psychotherapist with a thriving practice in New York, NY; and founder and coach at a wellness/growth coaching company called Growspace. Krimer immigrated from Russia at a young age and grew up in New Jersey. She received her BS and MA degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Washington and Boston University respectively and earned her degree in clinical social work and LCSW license from NYU. She has earned a certificate in mindfulness and psychotherapy from the renowned Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy and will pursue a two-year mindfulness meditation teacher certification under the mentorship of Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. Krimer is author of The Essential Self-Compassion Workbook for Teens and is deeply passionate about helping others develop a more authentic and vulnerable way of living, supporting humans through life struggles, and teaching the practice of mindfulness and self-compassion.

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The Neuroscience of Depression with Alex Korb, PhD

Alex Korb, PhD, author of The Upward Spiral, joins us to discuss depression and neuroscience. Korb is a neuroscientist, writer, and coach. He has studied brain and mental health for more than fifteen years, starting with an undergraduate degree in neuroscience from Brown University before earning a PhD in neuroscience from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is also author of The Upward Spiral Workbook and creator of The Upward Spiral Card Deck. Korb is currently adjunct assistant professor at UCLA in the department of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences.

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Ending the Mealtime Meltdown with Stephanie Meyers, MS, RDN

Stephanie Meyers, MS, RDN, author of End the Mealtime Meltdown, joins us to discuss establishing healthy eating habits at a young age. Meyers is a registered dietitian, nutritionist, and founder of Families Eating Well—a nutrition practice that trains parents to coach healthy eating habits in kids. She is nutrition coordinator in The Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies and Healthy Living at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and a former instructor in the graduate nutrition department at Boston University. She presents seminars worldwide on mindful eating, family nutrition, and cancer survivorship.

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Otherness & Identity-Based Bullying with Stacee L. Reicherzer, PhD

Stacee L. Reicherzer, PhD, author of The Healing Otherness Handbook, joins us to discuss otherness and identity-based bullying. Reicherzer is a Chicago, IL-based transgender counselor, educator, and public speaker for the stories of the bullied, forgotten, and oppressed. The San Antonio, TX, native serves as clinical faculty of counseling at Southern New Hampshire University, where she received the distinguished faculty award in 2018. She travels the globe to teach and engage audiences around diverse topics of otherness, self-sabotage, and imposter phenomenon.

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder with Jon Hershfield, MFT

Jon Hershfield, MFT, author of The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD, joins us to discuss obsessive-compulsive disorder. Hershfield is director of The Center for OCD and Anxiety at Sheppard Pratt in Towson, MD. He specializes in the use of mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders. He is also author of Overcoming Harm OCD, When a Family Member Has OCD, and The OCD Workbook for Teens, and coauthor of Everyday Mindfulness for OCD.

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Superhero Therapy with Janina Scarlet, PhD

Janina Scarlet, PhD, author of Super-Women, joins us to discuss Superhero Therapy. Scarlet is a licensed clinical psychologist, an award-winning author, and a full-time geek. A Ukrainian-born refugee, she survived Chernobyl radiation and persecution. Scarlet immigrated to the United States at the age of twelve with her family; and later, inspired by the X-Men, developed Superhero Therapy to help patients with anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She has been awarded the United Nations Association Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award for her book, Superhero Therapy. Her other books include Harry Potter Therapy; Therapy Quest; and Dark Agents, Book One.

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Toxic & Narcissistic Family Members with Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Sherrie Campbell, PhD, author of Adult Survivors of Toxic Family Members, joins us to discuss toxic and narcissistic family members. Campbell is a licensed psychologist who specializes in helping people cut ties with the toxic people in their lives. She is a nationally recognized expert on family estrangement, an inspirational speaker, former radio host of the Dr. Sherrie Show on BBM Global Network and Tune-In Radio, a social media influencer, and a regularly featured media expert.

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Psychological Flexibility with Diana Hill, PhD

Diana Hill, PhD, author of ACT Daily Journal, joins us to discuss psychological flexibility. Hill is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Santa Barbara, CA, where she provides therapy, high-performance coaching, and training to mental health professionals in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). She is host of the podcast Your Life in Process, and is passionate about integrative health, homesteading, and parenting with intention.

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Perfectionism with Jennifer Kemp, MPsych

Jennifer Kemp, MPsych, author of The ACT Workbook for Perfectionism, joins us to discuss perfectionism. Kemp is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Adelaide, South Australia. She works with adults and adolescents on issues such as perfectionism, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders, and chronic illness. Kemp uses acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to help people notice their experiences, make conscious choices “in the moment,” and take action toward a fulfilling life.

Matt McKay Pod

The Changing Landscape of Therapy and Evidence-Based Resources with Matthew McKay, PhD

Matthew McKay, PhD, cofounder of New Harbinger Publications, joins us to talk about evidence-based resources and the ever-changing landscape of therapy. McKay is a professor at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. He has authored and coauthored numerous books, including The Relaxation and Stress Reduction WorkbookThe Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills WorkbookSelf-Esteem, and Couple Skills, which have sold more than four million copies combined. He received his PhD in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, and specializes in the cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety and depression.

Thema Bryant Pod

Antiracism with Thema Bryant, PhD

Thema Bryant, PhD, coauthor of The Antiracism Handbook, joins us to talk about antiracism.  Bryant is a licensed psychologist who has worked nationally and globally to provide relief and empowerment to marginalized persons. She is past president of the Society for the Psychology of Women, and past American Psychological Association (APA) representative to the United Nations, as well as the current president-elect of the APA. Bryant has been honored by the APA; the Institute of Violence, Abuse, and Trauma; and the California Psychological Association for her contributions to psychology. A professor at Pepperdine University, she earned her undergraduate and doctorate degrees in psychology from Duke University, and completed her postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School.

Daniel J Fox Pod

Borderline Personality Disorder with Daniel J. Fox, PhD

Daniel J. Fox, PhD, author of The Borderline Personality Disorder Workbook, joins us to talk about borderline personality disorder. Fox is a licensed psychologist in Texas, international speaker, and award-winning author. He has been specializing in the treatment and assessment of individuals with personality disorders for more than twenty years in the state and federal prison system, universities, and in private practice. Fox is also author of Complex Borderline Personality Disorder and The Clinician’s Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment of Personality Disorders; along with the award-winning The Narcissistic Personality Disorder Toolbox; and the award-winning Antisocial, Borderline, Narcissistic and Histrionic Workbook.

Randy Paterson Pod

How to be Miserable with Randy Paterson, PhD

Randy J. Paterson, PhD, author of How to be Miserable, joins us to talk about depression and low mood. Paterson is a psychologist and director of Changeways Clinic—a private psychotherapy service—in Vancouver, BC, Canada. He is also author of How to be Miserable in Your Twenties, The Assertiveness Workbook, and Your Depression Map; and coauthor of the free online Antidepressant Skills Workbook.

Karen Cassiday Pod

Freedom from Health Anxiety with Karen Lynn Cassiday, PhD

Karen Lynn Cassiday, PhD, author of Freedom from Health Anxiety, joins us to discuss health anxiety. Cassiday is the owner and clinical director of the Anxiety Treatment Center of Greater Chicago, the upper Midwest’s longest-running exposure-based treatment center for anxiety disorders. She has served as president of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA); chair of the scientific advisory board of Beyond OCD; and has published numerous articles, a book for parents of anxious children, and numerous scientific publications that advance the understanding of anxiety disorders.

Kathryn Gordon

Destigmatizing Suicidal Thoughts with Kathryn Hope Gordon, PhD

Kathryn Hope Gordon, PhD, author of The Suicidal Thoughts Workbook, joins us to discuss suicidal thoughts. Gordon is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy. Prior to working as a therapist, Gordon was a professor for ten years. She is a mental health researcher who has published more than eighty scientific articles and book chapters on suicidal behavior, disordered eating, and related topics.  

Alexandra Solomon Pod

Sexual Self-Awareness with Alexandra Solomon, PhD

Alexandra Solomon, PhD, author of Taking Sexy Back, joins us to discuss relational and sexual self-awareness. Solomon is on faculty in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. She is a licensed clinical psychologist at The Family Institute at Northwestern University, and is on faculty at The Omega Institute. She is also the author of Loving Bravely.

Scott Glassman Pod

Positive Psychology with Scott Glassman, PsyD

Scott Glassman, PsyD, author of A Happier You, joins us to discuss positive psychology. Glassman is a licensed psychologist, and clinical associate professor at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Glassman’s program, A Happier You®, was featured on National Public Radio (NPR) and CBS News through national syndication. He has appeared on SiriusXM’s Doctor Radio to discuss his work on happiness.

Sharon Martin Pod

Better Boundaries with Sharon Martin, LCSW

Licensed psychotherapist Sharon Martin, author of The Better Boundaries Workbook, joins us to discuss how to set healthy boundaries. Martin has been practicing in San Jose, CA for more than 20 years. She specializes in helping individuals struggling with perfectionism, codependency, and people-pleasing using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and self-compassion. She is also author of The CBT Workbook for Perfectionism.

Joel Minden Pod

Anxiety Management with Joel Minden, PhD

Joel Minden, PhD, author of Show Your Anxiety Who’s Boss, joins us to discuss anxiety management. Minden is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for anxiety. He is a diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy; adjunct professor in the department of psychology at California State University, Chico; and author of the blog, CBT and Me, on www.psychologytoday.com. 

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Relationships and Children with Kara Hoppe, MFT

Psychologist, relationship expert, and coauthor of Baby Bomb, Kara Hoppe, MFT, joins us to discuss relationships and having children. Hoppe has spent more than a decade as an inclusive therapist working with individuals and couples toward healing and growing and becoming grounded, integrated people with better access to their own instincts, wisdom, and creativity.

Lindsay Gibson Pod

Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents with Lindsay C. Gibson, PhD

Lindsay C. Gibson, PhD, author of Self-Care for Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents, joins us to discuss adult children of emotionally immature parents. Gibson is a clinical psychologist in private practice who specializes in individual psychotherapy with adult children of emotionally immature (EI) parents. She is also author of Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents, Recovering from Emotionally Immature Parents, and Who You Were Meant to Be

Teaser – Introducing Evidence-Based: A New Harbinger Psychology Podcast

Evidence-Based is the official podcast of New Harbinger Publications—an independent, employee-owned publisher of books on psychology and self-help. In each episode, hosts Cassie and Kendall join leading mental health experts to explore the latest psychological interventions, as well as topics related to mental health and personal growth.

Questions or comments? Contact us at [email protected].

Host & Producer

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Cassie Stossel is publicity manager at New Harbinger Publications. She is passionate about promoting authors and their books, normalizing seeking help for mental health, and participating in conversations to destigmatize mental illness. Stossel received an MFA in creative writing from Lesley University.