The Savvy Shrink

The Savvy Shrink

Join Andrea Schneider, MSW, LCSW (licensed clinical social worker/psychotherapist) as she Interviews top experts in the field on the latest in mental health interventions, studies, and healing modalities for topics on narcissistic abuse recovery/ healing from toxic relationships; trauma and loss; maternal mental health (perinatal depression/anxiety; traumatic birth, perinatal loss, infertility; life/role transitions from menarche to menopause ); special needs parenting; and many other topics. Andrea is a strengths-based, empowering clinician who works with a wide range of clients who are healing from trauma and loss at different life cycle transitions and in the aftermath of toxic relationships. She believes strongly in delivering evidence-based and trauma-informed interventions for her clients. Her guests will add to the growing body of knowledge and awareness about these very important topics, in the hopes that listeners will be informed and guided to additional resources in the alchemy of their healing journey.

Episodes

June 8, 2020 33 min
Join The Savvy Shrink as we interview Dr Laura Dabney, MD, psychiatrist, who specializes in helping people to have healthy relationships. We talk about boundaries, self care and personal growth within boundaried relationships and what to do if you suspect there might be emotional abuse in the relationship.

Dr. Laura Dabney has been a psychiatrist in Virginia Beach, VA for twenty plus years. She has treated patients in more than a do...
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Join previous guest, Cathy Malchiodi, and Andrea as they discuss trauma informed approaches that can be used during this unique and unprecedented time of Covid-19.

Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, REAT, Director, Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute
Author, Trauma and Expressive Arts Therapy: Brain, Body and Imagination in the Healing Process | Guilford Press 2020
Contributing Writer, Psychology To...
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Survivors of psychological abuse by a narcissistic abuser require nonjudgmental, validating support by clinicians trained in this field in order to heal. Listen in as pioneering expert Dr Linda Martinez-Lewi shares her clinical wisdom as relates to trauma-informed and strengths-focused interventions to support survivors in the aftermath of narcissistic abuse.

www.thenarcissistinyourlife.com
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Christine Louis de Canonville and Andrea discuss the nature of coercive control and how narcissists use this form of extreme emotional and psychological abuse to ensnare their victims.

Christine is a Psychotherapist, Educator, Author and Supervisor of mental health professionals for over 28 years. She was part of a team in the Trauma Unit of St. Brendan’s Psychiatric Hospital, Dublin, and has worked specically with victims of pathol...
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Join host Andrea Schneider and her guest Bethany Warren, LCSW as they talk about attachment wounds and maternal mental health. Some the questions below are topics of their discussion. We also include a recommended reading list.

· Why is attachment important?

· What are the benefits to the child from secure attachment?

· Is it possible to heal from intergenerational patterns of abuse, neglect, etc, particularly as...
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December 2, 2018 37 min
Anastasia Pollock-Doulis, LCMHC is an approved EMDRIA Consultant and Trauma Recovery/HAP Facilitator for clinicians who are pursuing EMDR training or certification. She has extensive training in EMDR, specifically in treating complex trauma, Dissociative Identity Disorder, sexual abuse and women's issues.

www.facebook.com/LifeStoneCounseling/
www.facebook.com/AnastasiaPollockEMDR/

www.lifestonecenter.com
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Tracy Malone is the founder of NarcissistAbuseSupport.com a global resource to victims from more than 145 countries. In addition, she is the hosts two local support groups in Colorado and she created a support Facebook group with more than 5,000 members; and she is a popular YouTuber on the subject. Her channel has now reached more than 550,000 survivors; her work can also be found on her podcast on iTunes. Tracy loves making memes...
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Join host Andrea Schneider for a global discussions of psychopathy awareness and the intersection of the #MeToo movement with Claudia Moscovici and Titti Damato.

Claudia Moscovici, founder of Psychopathy Awareness Blog (psychopathyawareness.wordpress.com) joins Andrea Schneider, LCSW today to discuss the prevalence of psychopathy and the covert nature of this form of psychological abuse. She shares with listeners her expertise on ho...
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Join host Andrea Schneider with her guest, Berenice Badillo, discussing community art therapy.

How is art transformative in the communities in which you work?
Why is a disiplinary approach to art therapy necessary?
How can you utilize art in trauma informed practice?
How do we assist in supporting art therapists to contribute to a social justice agenda?
How can art be used in political discussions regarding subjects such as immigratio...
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Andrea Schneider, MSW, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice in San Dimas, CA. She received her MSW from University of Michigan (the top ranked social work program in the country) and her B.A. in Psychology from UCLA. During her 20+ year career, Andrea has counseled thousands of individuals and families covering a broad range of issues and challenges, developing specialties in maternal wellness, narcissi...
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Andrea Schneider, MSW, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice in San Dimas, CA. She received her MSW from University of Michigan (the top ranked social work program in the country) and her B.A. in Psychology from UCLA. During her 20+ year career, Andrea has counseled thousands of individuals and families covering a broad range of issues and challenges, developing specialties in maternal wellness, narcissi...
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Join psychotherapist Bree Bonchay and host Andrea Schneider as they discuss narcissistic abuse and their tireless efforts to bring awareness and help to survivors of emotional terrorism. 

Bree Bonchay is a licensed psychotherapist, with two decades of experience working in the field of mental health and trauma recovery. She specializes in helping people recover from toxic relationships, and shares her insights about narcissistic per...
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Join the host of The Savvy Shrink, Andrea Schneider MSW, LCSW, as she interviews Shari-ann H. James, Ph.D. Dr. James is a licensed psychologist with over 15 years of experience. Her psychotherapy practice focuses on women, with a special emphasis on reproductive and perinatal motherhood (e.g. perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and issues related to infertility, perinatal loss, trauma, pregnancy, and childbirth). She focuses on cr...
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Join psychotherapist Bree Bonchay and host Andrea Schneider as they discuss narcissistic abuse and their tireless efforts to bring awareness and help to survivors of emotional terrorism. 

Bree Bonchay is a licensed psychotherapist, with two decades of experience working in the field of mental health and trauma recovery. She specializes in helping people recover from toxic relationships, and shares her insights about narcissistic per...
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Claudia Moscovici, founder of Psychopathy Awareness Blog (psychopathyawareness.wordpress.com) joins Andrea Schneider, LCSW today to discuss the prevalence of psychopathy and the covert nature of this form of psychological abuse. She shares with listeners her expertise on how the public can be informed and protected from psychopathic (and narcissistic) abuse.

Moscovici was born in Bucharest, Romania. At the age of 12, she immigrated ...
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Andrea Schneider, MSW and host of The Savvy Shrink discusses school shootings and why it is vitally important to recognize a correct diagnostic profile. Her guest is Dr. Marcia Eckerd who has been in practice as a licensed psychologist since 1985. She was appointed by the State Legislature of CT to serve on the Autism Spectrum Disorder Advisory Council, and on the Clinical Advisory Committee of the Aspergers and Autism Association ...
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Listen in as The Savvy Shrink interviews Emilia Ortega-Jara, LCSW, owner of Corazon Counseling Services in Riverside, CA. We are fortunate to hear Emilia's wisdom as a licensed clinical social worker with a practice specialty of women's mental health from a Chicana/indigenous holistic perspective. We will learn how she approaches the clients she serves and how best to honor and bear witness to the challenges Chicano/Latino ...
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Kara Bellew has been practicing family law exclusively since 2005. She understands that the court system can be overwhelming and has helped countless clients navigate it successfully. Kara also has significant experience guiding her clients compassionately through custody proceedings, which are often beset with the presence of mental health issues, addiction, and domestic violence.  As a mediator, she helps couples communicate effi...
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Katayune Kaeni, Psy.D., is a psychologist specializing perinatal mental health and the creator and host of the Mom & Mind Podcast. Dr. Kat has a private practice where she focuses on supporting new mothers and families. She volunteers with Postpartum Support International and works with San Bernardino Co.’s Maternal Mental Health workgroup as a subject matter expert to provide training to local mental health and allied healthca...
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The Savvy Shrink podcast is honored to have Laura Navarro Pickens, LCSW as our guest today. Laura brings with her decades of clinical practice helping families in the aftermath of perinatal loss, including stillbirth and miscarriage, as well as birth trauma, infertility, and postpartum adjustment. Today's podcast focuses on how parents can heal psychologically when the absolute worst nightmare occurs, and they lose a pregnancy ...
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