Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) in young men

January 31, 2017


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.


The intimacy between couples, parents and their children with Natalie Robinson Garfield

July 28, 2013


Natalie Robinson Garfield who has been a practicing psychotherapist in Manhattan and Long Island for over thirty years, specializing in parent-child education and the author of The Sense Connection joins eHealth Radio and the Dating and Relationship Advice Channels. She works with with individuals, couples, families and institutions as a consultant.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Natalie Robinson Garfield discuss the following:

  • How can we impact people or relationships (marriage, parent/child, friends, family, business contacts, strangers) that we are currently in, in a postive manner?
  • I am sure you have noticed how social media and technology has played an impact on relationships. What is the good, the bad and the ugly here?
  • As a married couple, what are some ways that we can keep the intimate sensation between the two without bringing the physical or sexual scenario into the equation?
  • Can we really be friends with our children? Would that not remove the authoritative factor?
  • What is the explanation of so many teens isolating themselves from their parents?

Duration: 28:29

Natalie Robinson Garfield has been a practicing psychotherapist in Manhattan and Long Island for over thirty years, specializing in parent-child education. Holding a degree in Infant and Toddler Development and Administration, Garfield has had an extensive career working in individual, couple, family and group therapy. THE SENSE CONNECTION, based on the theory of sense channel hierarchy, draws on her experience working with private patients and conducting large conferences, discussion groups and workshops. Garfield has primarily focused on psychological and developmental work, but she also has a background in program design, staff training and administration.

Garfield was part of the New Age movement in the 1970s, working with The Association for Humanistic Psychology, which sought to move toward a more aware and humane global society. She also designed and directed various programs within the Children’s Aid Society, which provided education for families about subjects ranging from childbirth preparation through parenting. Garfield has also served on the United Nations Commission for the International Year of the Child, bringing awareness to problems such as malnutrition and lack of educational access, affecting children around the world.

She has had over forty years experience as a consultant, supervising and training staff for various institutions, including AT&T, American Express, The Gesell Institute for Child Development, The Montefiore Medical Residency Program, The Gestalt Learning Center, and the Kings County District Attorney’s office.

Garfield is a founding member of the Association for Parent Education and is a featured expert on various television documentaries and radio shows, such as WYNY, CBS Documentary, CBS Evening News, Current Affair Extra, and ABC Eyewitness News. She is also frequently interviewed by news media such as New York Magazine, Self, Working Woman, Cosmopolitan and Parents Magazine. She lives and works in New York City.



The Healing Is Mutual: Marriage Empowerment Tools To Rebuild Trust and Respect Together

August 26, 2012


Dr. Deb, the author of "The Healing Is Mutual: Marriage Empowerment Tools To Rebuild Trust and Respect—Together" joins eHealth Radio and the Family Health Channel. For 20 years Dr. Deb has helped couples at the brink of divorce re-start their marriages with love and happiness.

Listen to interview [audio player below] with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Deb discuss the following:

  • What is unique about your approach to counseling couples?
  • You say you work by healing both people. But don’t most marriage counselors do that?
  • If one person has a temper or is aggressive, isn’t it better to leave?
  • You’re saying a person like this can change? How?
  • Tell me about your new book: The Healing Is Mutual: Marriage Empowerment Tools To Rebuild Trust and Respect—Together.

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Dr. Deb holds a Ph. D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. She began researching the areas of verbal abuse and domestic violence 20 years ago and has been writing and sharing ever since. She has authored and co-authored dozens of articles that appeared in both academic and lay publications, including a stint as Health Editor of The Jewish Star Times, a Miami Herald publication. Dr. Deb’s media appearances include America’s Health Network, News with Jim Turner, and News Radio 820 with Robin Hart. Dr. Deb is the founder of, the popular website that provides comprehensive information on marriage and family issues.


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