Love and Dating for Shy People: Hard Hitting Advice

In this episode Cyrus Thomson Kirkpatrick, author of Love and Dating For Shy People and How to Quit Your Job: Escape Soul Crushing Work, Create the Life You Want, and Live Happy brings his personal and professional experience as a lifestyle coach to address love and dating for shy people. What he offers is a warm and very clear focus on the specifics that can make dating a daunting challenge or an interesting opportunity. He takes on everything from definition of self, idealization of others, best places to meet, making a move, conversation deadlocks, flirting, reading non-verbal cues, staying positive while detaching from expectations and much more. Adding to this, Cyrus will invite us to consider how our lifestyle is a critical factor in happiness and romance. He will offer some specific strategies for setting lifestyle changes in motion. Drawing upon his experience, he will invite us to improve lifestyle and relationships.

Posted on February 3, 2016 .

Married Men Want to Talk

In this Episode, Rodney Turner and Darren Smith, two of the hosts of the seven-year radio show, “Married Men Don’t Talk” come to Psych Up Live to “ Talk.” In the back and forth with host, Dr. Suzanne Phillips, they will take on some of the many issues that men and women do and don’t talk about: Do men keep women from letting go of an issue? What don’t women understand about men? In mixed company does your partner turn into a stranger? Is your marriage being threatened by an internet flirtation? How do you know when your partner is no longer your confident? Don’t miss “Married Men Want to Talk.”

Posted on February 3, 2016 .

A Transgender Journey: When Our Son Became a Daughter

Jane Baker, author of the book, Trading Places: When Our Son Became a Daughter, will share the insider experience of parenting her son while he makes the decision to disclose his true self, his sense of being trapped in the wrong body, and the therapy and treatment he seeks in the process of becoming a transgender woman. As the mother of this transgender woman, Jane Baker reveals her own doubts, anguish,and fears. She shares her mission to learn everything to prove her daughter wrong, the reactions of others and the place of acceptance she and her daughter find in this journey. Joining her is Dr. Antonia Caretto, licensed psychologist and specialist in many areas including Gender Variance and Dysphoria. As a member of the World Professional Association For Transgender Health, Dr. Caretto has worked with parents and teens dealing with transgender issues and will address the physical and psychological aspects of transgender identification and transition for all family members.


Posted on February 3, 2016 .

Saving The Marriage After The Affair

In this show, M Gary Neuman will discuss ways of making a marriage all that it can be – even after an affair. In the discussion with Host Dr. Suzanne Phillips, he will offer his perspective of how and why a marriage can be saved. Drawing upon case examples he will share with listeners examples of the Neuman Method, a 10 Session online marriage program that has helped thousands of couples with methods and techniques suited to address the repair, recovery and enhancement of marriages.

Posted on February 3, 2016 .

Translating Heartache into Help and Hope

Many people face unspeakable loss of a family member or witness the suffering and loss of a loved one with the wounds of war. They wonder how they will go on. In this show you will hear the personal stories of four people who have faced such loss and taken on survival missions that translate heartache into help and hope for others. You will hear from Mary Fetchet Co-founder of the Voices of 9/11 whose outreach to others in the aftermath of losing her son on 9/11has touched many worldwide; Rogerlyn Cipriano Esq., founder of Angels for Warriors whose concern for her veteran brother’s anguish and pain became translated into an important mission for veterans, particularly pro bono legal help; and Dr. William and Bev Feigelman, mental health professionals who in the aftermath of losing their son to suicide co-authored Devastating Losses: How Parents Cope with the Death of a Child to Suicide or Drugs and became spokesmen and clinicians to prevent suicide and respond to family survivors.

Posted on February 3, 2016 .

Holiday Shopping or Compulsive Shopping: Dangerous Difference

n this show, nationally known psychologist, Dr. April Lane Benson, Ph.D., author of, I Shop, Therefore I Am: Compulsive Buying and the Search for Self and To Buy or Not to Buy: Why We Overshop and How to Stop will clarify the addiction suffered by those who compulsively shop. She will discuss the causes, gender differences, and the difference between holiday shopping and shopping as a fix to feelings not being handled. Drawing upon her latest research and interventions, she will offer coping strategies that will help all listeners who are shopping this season. She will also discuss her new “Stopping Overshopping Text Messaging Program” and the individual and group treatments that have proven to address the compulsive need to shop. Don’t miss this.

Posted on February 3, 2016 .

The Holidays and Depression

This show will turn up your understanding of Holidays and Depression. Dr. Deborah Serani, Psychologist and award winning author of Living with Depression and Depression and Your Child, will discuss what fuels Depression during the Holidays, the distinction between Holiday Depression and Clinical Depression, the unexpected finding that clinical depression may actually drop at the holiday time and much more. Dr. Steven Hanley will consider if there is a gender difference in Holiday Depression and whether men and women respond differently to holiday expectations and events. Christopher Scott Downing, author of Van Gogh in Peppers: A Self-portrait of Male Depression will add his personal perspective on the Holidays. Does he feel differently at the Holidays as compared to the days when he was fighting and denying depression? Does he worry about relapse? All of these guests will then share tips for coping and dealing with the Holidays.

Posted on February 3, 2016 .

Canine Companions for Independence

On this show you will have the opportunity to learn about Canine Companions for Independence. This is the organization that breeds, trains and provides amazing dogs for people. Be they children, adults, veterans, or facilities, these dogs give the gift of independence. You will hear about the many programs, volunteers and services of Canine Companions from Executive Director Megan Koester. Program Manager and Instructor Gwen Dudek will offer a look at the training of these dogs. Puppy raiser, Marty Marlatt will give you the inside story of being a puppy raiser. She is raising her 22nd puppy and Josiah Lanning who received Service Dog, Charlice more than 5 years ago, will give you a close and personal look at what a service dog brings to his life. If you have ever wondered about the dogs with the blue and yellow capes that seem smarter than the rest of us, this is the show to hear. This is an opportunity to ask questions. Don’t miss this show.

Posted on December 13, 2015 and filed under Pets.

The Sex Myth: The Gap Between Our Fantasies and Reality

In this show noted journalist, Rachel Hills, author of The Sex Myth: The Gap Between our Fantasies and Reality, invites us to look more closely at the invisible norms and unspoken assumptions that shape the way we think about sex today. Drawing upon six years' research, including interviews with women and men across three continents, she gives us an unexpected look at reality and a re-consideration of the meaning of sexual freedom. Don’t miss this show.

Posted on December 13, 2015 and filed under Relationships.

Codependency Addiction: The Compulsive Attraction to Narcissists

In this show, Ross Rosenberg LCPC,CADC,CSAT psychotherapist, sexual addiction expert and author will discuss aspects of his book,The Human Magnet Syndrome: Why We Love People Who Hurt Us. He will discuss how and why co-dependent personalities and pathological narcissists are irresistibly attracted to each other. He will use this as a backdrop for discussing the dynamics of Co-dependency Addiction. He will describe the euphoria, desperation and withdrawal associated with this addiction, his model for understanding Codependency Addiction and his treatment strategies to address it.

Posted on December 13, 2015 and filed under Relationships, Addiction.

The Friendship Fix- Dealing with Good, Bad, Virtual and Changing Friends

On this show host Suzanne Phillips and guest Dr. Andrea Bonior will invite us to consider the best and the worst we have faced in our friendships. We will be talking about how to make friends as well as the problem of what to do when a friend goes from terrific to toxic. We will ask if we have different criteria for friends at different ages and for men and women friends. We will consider if singles have more friends than married folks and whether marriage destroys friendships. We will raise the issue of friends on social media and ask if Facebook Friends are as important as the friends we see in living color. We will invite our listeners to consider when and if they choose their spouse’s friends and identify the most common Friend Blunders.

Posted on December 13, 2015 and filed under Friendship.

Buddy System: Understanding Male Friendships

In this show, Dr. Greif invites listeners to learn about men and male friendships from the hundreds of men and women he has interviewed. His findings dispel the myth that men don’t need or want friends or that they need wives or girlfriends to find them friends. Dr. Greif will describe some consistent patterns that reflect the types of relationships men have across their lifespan and address the questions men themselves have asked and answered about friendship: Do I have have enough close friends? How do you juggle friends with marriage and kids? What is the meaning of friendship? Do I just let go of friends when things stop working out? Dr.Greif will make clear the interesting differences in the way men and women have friendships. This is a show both men and women will find very interesting.

Posted on December 13, 2015 and filed under Relationships.

Are You in a Marriage or an Irrelationship?

In this show, guests Dr. Mark Borg, Dr. Grant Brenner and Daniel Berry invite you to consider whether you are in a marriage or an arrangement to keep you emotionally safe. Drawing upon years of clinical experience, they define an “Irrelationship” and show us how we hide from intimacy by using routines we carry from childhood. They offer strategies for understanding and changing your marriage into a true relationship.

Posted on December 13, 2015 and filed under Relationships.