Treating Substance Abuse Through Telemental Health and in Primary Care

April 19, 2017
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Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor again joins eHealth Radio and the Mental Health, Health Care, Health News & TeleMental Health Channels to discuss treating substance abuse through telemental health and in primary Care.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Nikki Martinez discuss the following:

  • How common are substance abuse issues in the United States?
  • You note that there are very high rates of mental health issues associated with substance abuse. What are those conditions and statistics?
  • You wrote an article discussing the epidemic of this issue, as well as some guidelines for treating them in new environments. What made you see a need for this?
  • What are some of the essential pieces of substance abuse treatment?
  • Substance abuse and addictions are two of your specialities. What drew you too them, and how can people reach you for help?

 

Dr. Nikki Martinez received her Masters and her Doctorate from Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and completed her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship at Gateway Foundation in Lake Villa, Illinois.

She is the Head of Clinical Development for www.DrNikkiMartinez.com, where she can be reached if you are interested in individual or couples work with her. She is an Adjunct Professor for 2 graduate programs, a Blogger for the Huffington Post, Everydaypowerblog, Older Dating, Success Stories, Sivana Spirit, Proud Stories, and a Contributor for the Chicago Tribune. She just published her first 8th book through Amazon.com.

 

Website: www.DrNikkiMartinez.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikki-martinez-35b36231
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrNikkiMartinez
Twitter: @DrNikkiMartinez

Exploring the Benefits of Telemental Health

April 10, 2017
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Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor again joins eHealth Radio and the Mental Health, Health Care, Health News & Tele-Medicine Channels to discuss exploring the benefits of Telemental Health.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Nikki Martinez discuss the following:

  • Although we have discussed this before, remind us what Telemental Health is.
  • Who could benefit from Telemental Health?
  • Who would not be an ideal candidate for Telemental health?
  • Why is this such a popular option for many clients?
  • What would you say to someone who is leary to give this modality of therapy a chance? You provide Telemental Health Services. How can someone reach you if they are interested in this type of treatment?

 

Dr. Nikki Martinez received her Masters and her Doctorate from Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and completed her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship at Gateway Foundation in Lake Villa, Illinois.

She is the Head of Clinical Development for www.DrNikkiMartinez.com, where she can be reached if you are interested in individual or couples work with her. She is an Adjunct Professor for 2 graduate programs, a Blogger for the Huffington Post, Everydaypowerblog, Older Dating, Success Stories, Sivana Spirit, Proud Stories, and a Contributor for the Chicago Tribune. She just published her first 8th book through Amazon.com.

 

Website: www.DrNikkiMartinez.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikki-martinez-35b36231
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrNikkiMartinez
Twitter: @DrNikkiMartinez

 

Learning to Live with a Chronic Illness

March 7, 2017
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Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor again joins eHealth Radio and the Chronic Illness, Health News & Psychology Channels to cover learning to live with a chronic illness.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Nikki Martinez discuss the following:

  • What are some of the most important lessons you have learned, and that you have tried to pass on to your patients about living with a chronic illness?
  • Why do people have a tendency to blame themselves for their illness?
  • You have discussed shifting expectations and goals. Tell me more about this.
  • You also talk about the Hindu concept of "Mudita." How is this especially important to those with chronic illness?
  • How can individual therapy be especially beneficial to individuals suffering with chronic illness? Health Psychology is one of your specialties. How can someone reach you for help?

 

Dr. Nikki Martinez received her Masters and her Doctorate from Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and completed her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship at Gateway Foundation in Lake Villa, Illinois.

She is the Head of Clinical Development for www.DrNikkiMartinez.com, where she can be reached if you are interested in individual or couples work with her. She is an Adjunct Professor for 2 graduate programs, a Blogger for the Huffington Post, Everydaypowerblog, Older Dating, Success Stories, Sivana Spirit, Proud Stories, and a Contributor for the Chicago Tribune. She just published her first 8th book through Amazon.com.

 

Website: www.DrNikkiMartinez.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikki-martinez-35b36231
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrNikkiMartinez
Twitter: @DrNikkiMartinez

 

The views and opinions expressed on any program are those of the persons appearing on the program and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the eHealth Radio Network.

Becoming a Zebra: Diagnosis and Life with a Rare Disease

February 27, 2017
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Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor again joins eHealth Radio and the Health News, Rare Diseases & Psychology Channels to discuss becoming a zebra; diagnosis and life with a rare disease.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Nikki Martinez discuss the following:

  • You were working as a Health Psychologist before you became a strong advocate in the rare disease movement. What drew you to this area?
  • What are some of the assumptions that are made in medicine that keep people with rare diseases from getting an accurate diagnosis early on?
  • How many rare diseases are there that we know of at this point?
  • What can people do to feel like they have support and a community?
  • How can individual therapy help this person to deal with waiting to get diagnosed, getting diagnosed, and the ultimate changes that need to be made to their lives? Health Psychology is one of your specialities, how can someone reach you for help?

 

Dr. Nikki Martinez received her Masters and her Doctorate from Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and completed her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship at Gateway Foundation in Lake Villa, Illinois.

She is the Head of Clinical Development for www.DrNikkiMartinez.com, where she can be reached if you are interested in individual or couples work with her. She is an Adjunct Professor for 2 graduate programs, a Blogger for the Huffington Post, Everydaypowerblog, Older Dating, Success Stories, Sivana Spirit, Proud Stories, and a Contributor for the Chicago Tribune. She just published her first 8th book through Amazon.com.

 

Website: www.DrNikkiMartinez.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikki-martinez-35b36231
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrNikkiMartinez
Twitter: @DrNikkiMartinez

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) in young men

January 31, 2017
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Rebecca DeLeon, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Intensive Program Coordinator at Optimum Performance Institute, a residential treatment program that promotes lasting independence for young adults utilizing a real world approach joins eHealth Radio and the Mental Health and Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Rebecca DeLeon discuss the following:

  • What is Borderline Personality Disorder?
  • How does it present differently in males?
  • How can this be misdiagnosed in males at times?
  • How do the symptoms cause a failure to launch for these young men?
  • How does OPI treat this in your program?

Rebecca DeLeon holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Her Bachelor of Science in Family Studies was awarded by California State University, Northridge.

During her academic time with CSUN Rebecca worked in the Child and Family Studies Center which acknowledges the needs of the individual child and the values of the family with the provision of a safe and nurturing environment. She trained with New Directions for Youth during her graduate program working with court referred adolescents in therapy.

Rebecca participated in Behavioral Tech’s Dialectical Behavior Therapy 10-Day Intensive Training Course© as well as several other DBT trainings such as, Using DBT on the Front Lines.

Rebecca is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and the American Psychological Association.

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Websitewww.optimumperformanceinstitute.com

Cognitive Distortions and How to Break Them

December 16, 2016
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Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor again joins eHealth Radio and the Emotional Health & Psychology Channels to discuss cognitive distortions and how to break them.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Nikki Martinez discuss the following:

  • What is a Cognitive Distortion?
  • Roughly how many cognitive distortions are there?
  • How do people develop cognitive distortions?
  • What are some examples of Cognitive Distortions?
  • What are a few suggestions for breaking Cognitive Distortions?

Duration: 8:14

Dr. Nikki Martinez received her Masters and her Doctorate from Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and completed her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship at Gateway Foundation in Lake Villa, Illinois.

She is the Head of Clinical Development for www.DrNikkiMartinez.com, where she can be reached if you are interested in individual or couples work with her. She is an Adjunct Professor for 2 graduate programs, a Blogger for the Huffington Post, Everydaypowerblog, Older Dating, Success Stories, Sivana Spirit, Proud Stories, and a Contributor to the Chicago Tribune. She just published her first 8th book through Amazon.com.

Links:

Website: www.DrNikkiMartinez.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikki-martinez-35b36231
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrNikkiMartinez
Twitter: @DrNikkiMartinez

The views and opinions expressed on any program are those of the persons appearing on the program and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the eHealth Radio Network.

Simple Steps to Developing a Positive Body Image

December 10, 2016
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Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor again joins eHealth Radio and the General HealthPersonal Development Channels to discuss simple steps to developing a positive body image.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Nikki Martinez discuss the following:

  • What is a Positive Body image?
  • What is a negative body image?
  • How might a negative body image develop?
  • What are some steps one can take to develop a positive body image?
  • How can a therapist help break a life-long pattern of negative thinking about yourself and your body?

Duration: 7:19

Dr. Nikki Martinez received her Masters and her Doctorate from Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and completed her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship at Gateway Foundation in Lake Villa, Illinois.

She is the Head of Clinical Development for www.DrNikkiMartinez.com, where she can be reached if you are interested in individual or couples work with her. She is an Adjunct Professor for 2 graduate programs, a Blogger for the Huffington Post, Everydaypowerblog, Older Dating, Success Stories, Sivana Spirit, Proud Stories, and a Contributor to the Chicago Tribune. She just published her first 8th book through Amazon.com.

Links:

Website: www.DrNikkiMartinez.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikki-martinez-35b36231
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrNikkiMartinez
Twitter: @DrNikkiMartinez

The views and opinions expressed on any program are those of the persons appearing on the program and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the eHealth Radio Network.

Scientific Benefits of Meditation

December 1, 2016
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Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor again joins eHealth Radio and the General Health & Psychology Channels to discuss the scientific benefits of meditation.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Nikki Martinez discuss the following:

  • What are some types of meditation?
  • What might you suggest to a beginner?
  • What are some misconceptions and aversions people have to meditation?
  • What are some scientifically proven benefits of meditation?
  • How can a therapist help someone develop their own meditation plan?

Duration: 8:32

Dr. Nikki Martinez received her Masters and her Doctorate from Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and completed her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship at Gateway Foundation in Lake Villa, Illinois.

She is the Head of Clinical Development for www.DrNikkiMartinez.com, where she can be reached if you are interested in individual or couples work with her. She is an Adjunct Professor for 2 graduate programs, a Blogger for the Huffington Post, Everydaypowerblog, Older Dating, Success Stories, Sivana Spirit, Proud Stories, and a Contributor to the Chicago Tribune. She just published her first 8th book through Amazon.com.

Links:

Website: www.DrNikkiMartinez.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikki-martinez-35b36231
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrNikkiMartinez
Twitter: @DrNikkiMartinez

The views and opinions expressed on any program are those of the persons appearing on the program and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the eHealth Radio Network.

Thinking styles to avoid, if you have social anxiety

November 25, 2016
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Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor again joins eHealth Radio and the Personal Development, Relationship AdvicePsychology Channels to discuss thinking styles to avoid, if you have social anxiety.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Nikki Martinez discuss the following:

  • What is Social Anxiety?
  • Why is this such a common issue?
  • What are some thinking styles that are that should be avoided if you suffer with Social Anxiety?
  • What can you do to counter-act this way of thinking?
  • What is one small step someone with social anxiety could take TODAY to make a small step forward?

Duration: 7:12

Dr. Nikki Martinez received her Masters and her Doctorate from Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and completed her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship at Gateway Foundation in Lake Villa, Illinois.

She is the Head of Clinical Development for www.DrNikkiMartinez.com, where she can be reached if you are interested in individual or couples work with her. She is an Adjunct Professor for 2 graduate programs, a Blogger for the Huffington Post, Everydaypowerblog, Older Dating, Success Stories, Sivana Spirit, Proud Stories, and a Contributor to the Chicago Tribune. She just published her first 8th book through Amazon.com.

Links:

Website: www.DrNikkiMartinez.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikki-martinez-35b36231
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrNikkiMartinez
Twitter: @DrNikkiMartinez

The views and opinions expressed on any program are those of the persons appearing on the program and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the eHealth Radio Network.

Simple, Quick, and Effective Ways to Boost Your Self Esteem

November 17, 2016
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Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor again joins eHealth Radio and the Personal Development & Psychology Channels to discuss scientific ways to feel happier.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Nikki Martinez discuss the following:

  • What are some reasons that people suffer from low self-esteem?
  • Can those suffering from low self-esteem do anything to rebuild it?
  • What are some simple things that a person could do RIGHT NOW to quickly and effectively increase their self-esteem?
  • What types of people and situations should one avoid to maintain their self esteem?
  • What is an exercise that you like to give patients to work on their self-esteem?

Duration: 7:12

Dr. Nikki Martinez received her Masters and her Doctorate from Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and completed her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship at Gateway Foundation in Lake Villa, Illinois.

She is the Head of Clinical Development for www.DrNikkiMartinez.com, where she can be reached if you are interested in individual or couples work with her. She is an Adjunct Professor for 2 graduate programs, a Blogger for the Huffington Post, Everydaypowerblog, Older Dating, Success Stories, Sivana Spirit, Proud Stories, and a Contributor to the Chicago Tribune. She just published her first 8th book through Amazon.com.

Links:

Website: www.DrNikkiMartinez.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikki-martinez-35b36231
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrNikkiMartinez
Twitter: @DrNikkiMartinez

The views and opinions expressed on any program are those of the persons appearing on the program and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the eHealth Radio Network.