Behavioral Health Today

Behavioral Health Today

Welcome to Behavioral Health Today, a podcast by Triad, where we tackle trending topics in behavioral and mental health. The Behavioral Health Today podcast shares unique and relevant topics occurring within our world and communities with a mental health professional perspective.

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May 24, 2022 30 min

In honor of Mental Health Month, we would like to speak to our listeners who might be thinking about starting therapy on their own and answer some frequently asked questions to better guide those starting therapy for the first time. In this episode (part 1 of 2), Producer Peter Fenger speaks with Dr. Erin Elmore. As you know, Erin is our co-host and Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She specializes in working with children and adoles...

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When we consider our health, we typically think first of the foods that we tend to eat. Our third largest body organ is the brain. And when we consider nutrition as an aspect of our mental wellbeing, we have control over the healthy food choices that positively impact our brain and our mental health. In today’s episode, Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Dr. Drew Ramsey. Drew is a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurolo...

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Dr. Beverly Smith is the 45th President of the American Mental Health Counselor’s Association (AMHCA) and leads from a heart of advancement as she ushers her organization into a new paradigm. In today’s episode, Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Dr. Smith. She has 26 years of professional counseling experience in various settings including private practice, public education, corrections, community counseling, and higher education. She ...

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Since 2011, Pyramid Healthcare, Inc. grew from 16 facilities to over 70 with 2,600 employees and is one of the largest healthcare providers in the country. Jon Wolf, Pyramid Healthcare’s founder, and CEO, credits their success to private equity investors and the opportunity it gave them to grow and serve the demand for mental health services. In today’s episode, Dr. Graham Taylor is joined by Jonathan Wolf. Jon is the CEO at Pyrami...

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Valant EHR software understands both the technical aspects and the emotional aspects of what's happening between the client and the provider interaction at the time. Valant has created clinical documentation that happened in a way that retains the connection between the two, during a session, that's so critical. In today’s episode, Dr. Erin Elmore is joined by Ram Krishnan, CEO of Valant an EHR software solution for behavio...

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Research shows that couples or individuals who can talk constructively together, or in therapy, tend to have more satisfying sexual and genuinely happier relationships. The topic for today's show is sex therapy and how to have a sex-positive life. To talk about this topic Dr. Graham Taylor is joined by Dr. Janet Brito. Janet is a nationally certified Latinx sex therapist, supervisor, speaker, and trainer. Janet is the founder a...

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In celebration of our second anniversary, we’re re-releasing one of our favorite episodes from the past year. What the patient needs most is the ability to be themselves, but for them to see themselves, as therapists, we need to know ourselves fully first. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor continues the discussion with Dr. Guy Macpherson, clinical psychologist, creator of the Trauma Therapist Project, and the host of the Trauma Th...

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In celebration of our second anniversary, we’re releasing the second of two new episodes this week. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor is joined by Dr. Deb Hordon. Deb has a Ph.D. in sociology from Columbia University and as over 23 years of experience, that includes consulting global exposure and certification through the International Coach Federation and Emotional Freedom Techniques, International. In her work, Deb is the founde...

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In celebration of our second anniversary, we’re re-releasing one of our favorite episodes from the past year. At its core, spirituality is a connection and a relationship, but a disposition that flows from that. Therapy is spiritual work. In this episode, we proudly welcome our newest member to our podcast and today’s host Dr. Erin Elmore. Erin is joined by Daniel Kim, LMFT, who has 12 years of experience working with clients who s...

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In celebration of our second anniversary, we’re releasing the first of two new episodes this week. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor is joined by Ami Roeschlein and Terence Fitzgerald. Amy is a licensed marriage and family therapist and consultant for the national council for mental wellbeing. She has over 25 years of experience training providers, leading healthcare teams, designing innovative behavioral health programs, and usin...

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In celebration of our second anniversary, we’re re-releasing one of our favorite episodes from the past year. Trauma and traumatic events can impact us, and those effects can ripple to other aspects of our lives that we may not be aware of. In today’s episode, Dr. Graham Taylor is joined by Wendy Byrd, LPC, LMFT, and president of the Board of Directors for EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). Together they discuss the impact of...

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There's been an awakening and awareness to the things that input into holistic wellness. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor is joined by Aaron Williams. Aaron works as the integrated care consultant and senior advisor for the National Council of Mental Wellbeing. Aaron has more than 18 years of experience providing training and technical assistance and behavioral health services with an emphasis on substance use treatment and p...

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This episode resumes the conversation with Dr. Graham Taylor and Dr. Jana Martin. In our last episode, we discussed the nuts and bolts of setting up one's private practice. In today’s episode, we discuss nuts and bolts of planning for retirement from a mental health practice. Dr. Jana Martin is the CEO of the American Insurance Trust, a provider of malpractice insurance and other products for psychologists and allied healthcare...

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Today's podcast is part one of a two-part series, focusing on one's private practice in today's podcast, we'll be addressing the nuts and bolts of the early stages of setting up one's private practice. And part two, we're going to be addressing the thoughts and considerations and nuts and bolts regarding planning for retirement and one's life. In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor is joined by Dr. Jana Mart...

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A little over 12 million adults think about suicide a year, a little over 3 million make a plan and a little over a million attempt suicide. Then about 600,000 people received medical attention and the number of people who died by suicide is around 46,000. So, at each ideation to action spectrum, we need something different, and we need responses that look different based on the imminence of risk in a moment. In today’s episode, Dr...

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This episode resumes the conversation with Dr. Graham Taylor and Dr. Joe Parks. In our last episode, we discussed his work with Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHCs) and the innovative delivery of health systems. In today’s episode, we discuss Joe's work with the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, where he serves as their medical director. The National Council for Mental Wellbeing works to address policy and...

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In today’s episode, Dr. Graham Taylor is joined by Dr. Joe Parks. Joe practices, psychiatry at the Family Health Center, the nation's first approved Medicaid funded Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC), established to expand services to the uninsured and under-insured in Columbia, Missouri. He also currently serves as the medical director for the National Council for Mental Wellbeing. Together Graham and Joe dis...

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As technology advances, we can have more and more advanced ways of communicating with artificial intelligence in a way that can help people get evidence-based interventions that are tailored to the person. In today’s episode, Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Dr. Jeff Cohen. Jeff is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Columbia University Medical Center and a digital mental health advisor to startups. His expertise is in diversity, ...

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You can make small changes in your practice that can empower you and unlock the financial potential of your business, which allows you to be well and thrive. In today’s episode, Dr. Erin Elmore is joined by Linzy Bonham. Linzy is the founder of Money Nuts and Bolts and the creator of the course Money Skills for Therapists. She has helped dozens of therapists and health practitioners in private practice learn how to manage their fin...

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We've made some significant gains with medicine and mental health researchers have systematically investigated the impact of numerous stress reduction techniques and validated their efficacy and their effectiveness, such that these strategies have now been determined to be evidence-based treatment approaches, to include the neural and neuroendocrine mechanisms of stress. However, although we have these evidence-based efficaciou...

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