Feeling Twisted

Getting twisted in our many roles… What are the ways you describe yourself? As a father, therapist, athlete, and man searching for meaning, I often feel twisted at this stage of the game. After spending 15 months in my garage, my midsection favors the door while my head focuses on the Zoom camera. Secondly, my … Read more

Stop, Look and Listen

Stop

Stop, what’s that sound? Do you remember Pre Covid parties with a DJ that played the Buffalo Springfield song over and over again? Have you sung along to the chorus, “I think it’s time we stop / Children, what’s that sound? / Everybody look what’s going down?”.  To me, this song is a reminder to … Read more

Staying Connected in the New Normal of COVID-19

THE NEW REALITY Was it just me or was even the Superbowl off key this year? There were definitely less fans. We couldn’t celebrate in large groups. The famed Bud Light commercials had disappeared.  Something was off! Even the skilled performance of a Grammy award winning musician, carefully represented with social distance, missed connecting with … Read more

Healing Through Laughter

Healing Through Laughter

In this episode of Richard Listens, Richard is joined by long time Kabbalah Teacher, Theta Healer, and Improv Coach Daniel Naor as they discuss the power of laughter, overcoming fear and judgement, internal analysis, and so much more. You can also find more Richard Listens content on Instagram (@RichardListens), Facebook (@Richard Listens), and RichardListens.com.Support the … Read more

The Truth about Masculinity with Psychotherapist Michael Dickerson

The Truth about Masculinity with Psychotherapist Michael Dickerson

Dr. Michael Dickerson is a psychiatrist in San Francisco, California. He has been in practice between 6-10 years and treats mental illness, such as depression, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, and schizophrenia. Most psychiatrists rely on a mix of medications and psychotherapy.Dr. Michael Dickerson a psychologist in Sacramento. Mainly working with college students at CSU Sacramento … Read more

Nationwide Call for Mental Health Experts in Crisis Response

Mental Health Crisis

After the killing of George Floyd, demands for law enforcement reform were shooting up each new day. Recently, several Los Angeles city council members proposed a new emergency-response model that highlights the use of expert mental health & substance abuse issues professionals rather than armed policemen in handling nonviolent emergency calls. Los Angeles as a … Read more

Racism, Virus and Mental Health- Triple Threat for Minority Groups

racism mental health

At this very moment, the Black community is being shattered not only by tragic losses from epidemic COVID-19, but through violence brought by negative experiences with police and systems of authority. People of color are being burdened with stressors that leave a long-term impact on a structural, interpersonal and individual level. Wealth differences between non-white … Read more

Mental Health Crisis: The Second Wave of COVID-19 Pandemic

Covid second wave mental health

The COVID-19 pandemic is gearing up for the second round when people are still dealing with the aftereffects of the Coronavirus quarantine.  COVID-19 has stopped the world in its tracks. The respective governments around the world issued stay-at-home orders that entail avoiding physical touch, social gatherings, or simply helping someone in need, which goes against … Read more