Discover U Podcast with JD Kalmenson

JD Kalmenson, CEO Montare Behavioral Health

The Discover U Podcast highlights complex mental health and chemical dependency issues in interviews with industry professionals, experts, and renowned authorities in various behavioral health fields. Our goal in each episode is to bring a greater degree of clarity and insight to the often intricate and nuanced diagnoses in behavioral health issues. JD Kalmenson, CEO Montare Behavioral Health, investigates cutting-edge modalities, new areas of intervention, and partnership opportunities with world class academic institutions and leaders in his quest to provide innovative and effective solutions.

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Discover U Podcast: Understanding Sex Addiction with David Fawcett, PhD, LCSW
Jul 25 2022
Discover U Podcast: Understanding Sex Addiction with David Fawcett, PhD, LCSW
Montare Media presents Season 2, episode 14 of the Discover U Podcast with JD Kalmenson: Understanding Sex Addiction with David Fawcett, PhD, LCSW.Learn More about Montare Behavioral Health: Kalmenson interviews David Fawcett, PhD, LCSW, to learn about the somewhat still taboo topic of  sex addiction. Questions explored include; what makes it different from other addictive disorders? What are some of the underlying causes? Is it possible to be fully recovered? What is chemsex, and why is it so addictive? What are the best treatment modalities? David Fawcett, PhD, LCSW, is a clinical sexologist working in addictions and mental health for three decades. He wrote Lust Men and Meth, A Gay Man's Guide to Sex and Recovery, and is VP for clinical programming at Seeking Integrity, which provides treatment programs for sex porn and chem sex addiction. David produces the podcast, Sex Love and Addiction- healing conversations for men who have sex with men. And he produced the award-winning documentary Crystal City. He's on the ITAPs faculty for the rainbow advocate and educator certification program. And he is a highly regarded trainer, both in the US and internationally. Host Kalmenson is the CEO/Founder of Renewal Health Group, a family of addiction treatment centers, and Montare Behavioral Health, a comprehensive brand of mental health treatment facilities in Southern California. Kalmenson is a Yale Chabad Scholar, a skilled facilitator, teacher, counselor, and speaker, who has provided chaplain services to prisons, local groups and remote villages throughout the world. His diverse experience as a rabbi, chaplain, and CEO has inspired his passion and deep understanding of the necessity for effective mental health treatment and long-term sobriety.
Discover U Podcast: Understanding Sex Addiction with David Fawcett, PhD, LCSW
Jul 25 2022
Discover U Podcast: Understanding Sex Addiction with David Fawcett, PhD, LCSW
Montare Media presents Season 2, episode 14 of the Discover U Podcast with JD Kalmenson: Understanding Sex Addiction with David Fawcett, PhD, LCSW.Learn More about Montare Behavioral Health: Kalmenson interviews David Fawcett, PhD, LCSW, to learn about the somewhat still taboo topic of  sex addiction. Questions explored include; what makes it different from other addictive disorders? What are some of the underlying causes? Is it possible to be fully recovered? What is chemsex, and why is it so addictive? What are the best treatment modalities? David Fawcett, PhD, LCSW, is a clinical sexologist working in addictions and mental health for three decades. He wrote Lust Men and Meth, A Gay Man's Guide to Sex and Recovery, and is VP for clinical programming at Seeking Integrity, which provides treatment programs for sex porn and chem sex addiction. David produces the podcast, Sex Love and Addiction- healing conversations for men who have sex with men. And he produced the award-winning documentary Crystal City. He's on the ITAPs faculty for the rainbow advocate and educator certification program. And he is a highly regarded trainer, both in the US and internationally. Host Kalmenson is the CEO/Founder of Renewal Health Group, a family of addiction treatment centers, and Montare Behavioral Health, a comprehensive brand of mental health treatment facilities in Southern California. Kalmenson is a Yale Chabad Scholar, a skilled facilitator, teacher, counselor, and speaker, who has provided chaplain services to prisons, local groups and remote villages throughout the world. His diverse experience as a rabbi, chaplain, and CEO has inspired his passion and deep understanding of the necessity for effective mental health treatment and long-term sobriety.
Discover U Podcast: Art Therapy- How Creativity Can Heal with Sarah Gallop
Jul 11 2022
Discover U Podcast: Art Therapy- How Creativity Can Heal with Sarah Gallop
Montare Media presents Season 2, episode 13 of the Discover U Podcast with JD Kalmenson: Art Therapy- How Creativity Can Heal, with Sarah Gallop, LMFT, ATRJD Kalmenson interviews Sarah Gallop, LMFT, ATR, a psychotherapist and registered art therapist, and owner of Creative Space Art Therapy, with practices in Los Angeles and Denver. Learn about how the act of creating art with color, line and shape can reveal hidden, unhealed aspects of unconscious material. Once brought to consciousness, these dynamics can be seen, understood, and worked with therapeutically.Sarah received her MA in Marital and Family Therapy with an emphasis in Art Therapy from Loyola Marymount University. She uses a strength-based approach to work with both children and adults, addressing barriers and encouraging growth. Before starting her private practice, she was Clinical Director of La Ventana’s Adolescent Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization program in Santa Monica, CA.   Prior to that she worked as a clinical art psychotherapist at Destinations for Teens, where she often used art making as a tool to provide adolescent clients with an alternative form of communication, to help them bypass defenses, and to provide a tangible record of change.  Sarah has also worked with adults struggling with a range of mental illness, trauma, and addiction, both at Didi Hirsch and The People Concern in Los Angeles, often using art to help them grow, thrive, and live their best lives.She specializes in anxiety, depression and relationship issues, and offers clients tools to help clients not only feel better but also discover their authentic selves.   She works within various theoretical orientations including psychodynamic theory, cognitive behavioral therapy, and narrative theory. She truly believes in the power of art to uncover truths and to help clients make the changes they’d like to see in their lives.   Host Kalmenson is the CEO/Founder of Renewal Health Group, a family of addiction treatment centers, and Montare Behavioral Health, a comprehensive brand of mental health treatment facilities in Southern California. Kalmenson is a Yale Chabad Scholar, a skilled facilitator, teacher, counselor, and speaker, who has provided chaplain services to prisons, local groups and remote villages throughout the world. His diverse experience as a rabbi, chaplain, and CEO has inspired his passion and deep understanding of the necessity for effective mental health treatment and long-term sobriety.Learn More about Montare Behavioral Health:
Discover U Podcast: MDMA, A New Frontier in Treating  PTSD, with Willa Hall, PhD
Jun 27 2022
Discover U Podcast: MDMA, A New Frontier in Treating PTSD, with Willa Hall, PhD
Montare Media presents Season 2, episode 12 of the Discover U Podcast: MDMA, A New Frontier in Treating PTSD, with Willa Hall, PhDLearn More about Montare Behavioral Health: Kalmenson interviews Willa Hall, PhD, who is a facilitator and trainer in the MAPS phase 3 clinical trials being done with MDMA to treat severe PTSD. Learn about the exciting new breakthroughs possible with the assistance of MDMA, and how each session is conducted. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Hall has dedicated herself to working in community mental health and private practice in New York City. She has a particular interest in understanding the ways in which the therapeutic relationship and, in particular, the therapist’s authenticity facilitates a client’s deepening appreciation of their own authentic self. In 2017 she began work on the MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) NYC site as a co-therapist on the Phase III trials assessing the efficacy of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for severe PTSD. More recently, Dr. Hall’s attention has turned to understanding the therapist’s role in treatments that utilize non-ordinary states of consciousness in order to maximize growth and healing.  She is a Clinical Adjunct at the New School in NYC, a MAPS-trained certified supervisor of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy, and founding member and President of Nautilus Sanctuary, a non-profit in New York City dedicated to increasing accessibility of psychedelic treatments to disadvantaged populations. One of Nautilus’s first projects is a research study that will offer MDMA-assisted therapy to healthcare and hospital workers having difficulty recovering from their experiences on the frontlines of the Covid Pandemic. The study protocol will be submitted for FDA approval this Spring, 2022, with plans to begin recruitment later this year.Host Kalmenson is the CEO/Founder of Renewal Health Group, a family of addiction treatment centers, and Montare Behavioral Health, a comprehensive brand of mental health treatment facilities in Southern California. Kalmenson is a Yale Chabad Scholar, a skilled facilitator, teacher, counselor, and speaker, who has provided chaplain services to prisons, local groups and remote villages throughout the world. His diverse experience as a rabbi, chaplain, and CEO has inspired his passion and deep understanding of the necessity for effective mental health treatment and long-term sobriety.
Discover U Podcast: What Horses Can Teach Us About Finding Balance with Kate Neligan
Jun 15 2022
Discover U Podcast: What Horses Can Teach Us About Finding Balance with Kate Neligan
Montare Media presents Season 2, episode 11 of the Discover U Podcast: What Horses Can Teach Us About Finding Balance with Kate Neligan, MALearn More about Montare Behavioral Health: Kalmenson interviews Kate Neligan to learn about the fascinating field of equine coaching and equine therapy. How can working with horses bring us back into harmonious relationship with ourselves and others, mirroring patterns of behavior and being that come from wounded places in our psyches.  Kat Neligan is an equine-partnered life and business coach, healer, and animal communicator whose life’s work is devoted to the human-animal bond. Kate pairs her intuitive gifts with those of horses (and goats too!) to help people gain greater clarity, confidence, and connection with their life purpose. She has a Master’s in Spiritual Psychology and is the creator of Awakening with Equines, a first-of-its kind certification program for equine-partnered facilitators. Kate has also been a five times best-selling author, TEDx speaker, corporate marketing VP, and Huffington Post writer.In private equine coaching sessions and workshops around the country, Kate facilitates powerful transformation by helping high-performing women to navigate life transitions with more ease, presence, and flow. She also supports companies in developing mindful cultures and communication skills through team building and leadership retreats.Host Kalmenson is the CEO/Founder of Renewal Health Group, a family of addiction treatment centers, and Montare Behavioral Health, a comprehensive brand of mental health treatment facilities in Southern California. Kalmenson is a Yale Chabad Scholar, a skilled facilitator, teacher, counselor, and speaker, who has provided chaplain services to prisons, local groups and remote villages throughout the world. His diverse experience as a rabbi, chaplain, and CEO has inspired his passion and deep understanding of the necessity for effective mental health treatment and long-term sobriety.
Discover U Podcast: Understanding DBT with Keren Clark
Jun 8 2022
Discover U Podcast: Understanding DBT with Keren Clark
Montare Media presents Season 2, episode 10 of the Discover U Podcast:  Understanding DBT with Keren ClarkJD Kalmenson interviews Keren Clark, MFT to learn about the relatively new therapy called DBT. DBT has been shown to be effective with previously treatment resistant diagnoses like Borderline Personality Disorder and Suicidality. Keren Clark is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist who has been intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and in DBT Prolonged Exposure (DBT-PE) which is a DBT based treatment for PTSD. Keren is also a certified practitioner of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). In the course of her career, she has had the opportunity to train directly with Francine Shapiro, the creator of EMDR and with Marsha Linehan, the creator of DBT. Keren is currently part of the team at the DBT Center of Orange County where she has worked as a DBT therapist and Clinical Supervisor for the last seven years. She continues to train new DBT clinicians in DBT and to actively practice and grow in DBT herself.Learn More about Montare Behavioral Health: Kalmenson is the CEO/Founder of Renewal Health Group, a family of addiction treatment centers, and Montare Behavioral Health, a comprehensive brand of mental health treatment facilities in Southern California. Kalmenson is a Yale Chabad Scholar, a skilled facilitator, teacher, counselor, and speaker, who has provided chaplain services to prisons, local groups and remote villages throughout the world. His diverse experience as a rabbi, chaplain, and CEO has inspired his passion and deep understanding of the necessity for effective mental health treatment and long-term sobriety.Tags:mentalhealth, trauma, somatics, body-mind, emotionalhealing, DBT, CBT, borderlinepersonalitydisorder, suicide, lifeskills,
What the Body Can Tell Us About Trauma, with Gina Ross, MFCC,
May 16 2022
What the Body Can Tell Us About Trauma, with Gina Ross, MFCC,
JD Kalmenson interviews Gina Ross, MFCC, to learn about the latest developments in trauma treatment, including how trauma lodges in the body, how our nervous system can be reset for more resilience, and how to work with generational trauma.Gina Ross, MFCC, is founder and president of International Trauma-Healing Institutes in the United States and in Israel and the co-founder of the Israeli Trauma Center at Herzog Hospital in Jerusalem. An internationally known expert on the impact of trauma in conflict between groups or nations, Gina has specialized in cutting-edge healing methods that can be brought to the public. Also a pioneer in understanding collective trauma, Gina has integrated her wide expertise in cross–cultural issues and relationships and is currently working with Israeli and Palestinian societies and other groups to bring an understanding of the role of trauma in conflicts between groups or nations, how this role and cross –cultural misunderstandings relate specifically to politics in the Middle East. Gina and her institutes work diligently to place the issue of trauma healing on the global agenda, developing resources and collaborating with organizations to further healing at the community, national, and international levels.Host Kalmenson is the CEO/Founder of Renewal Health Group, a family of addiction treatment centers, and Montare Behavioral Health, a comprehensive brand of mental health treatment facilities in Southern California. Kalmenson is a Yale Chabad Scholar, a skilled facilitator, teacher, counselor, and speaker, who has provided chaplain services to prisons, local groups and remote villages throughout the world. His diverse experience as a rabbi, chaplain, and CEO has inspired his passion and deep understanding of the necessity for effective mental health treatment and long-term sobriety.Tags:mentalhealth, trauma, somatics, body-mind, emotionalhealing, nervoussystem, bodyhealing, traumarecovery, israel-palestine, psychotherapy, bodymindconnection, stress, anxiety, managingstress, managinganxiety
Discover U Podcast: How does our Emotional Intelligence affect our Mental Health? With Marc Brackett, PhD
May 2 2022
Discover U Podcast: How does our Emotional Intelligence affect our Mental Health? With Marc Brackett, PhD
JD Kalmenson interviews Marc Brackett, PhD., to understand the territory of Emotional Intelligence. What exactly is it? What are the skills necessary to navigate difficult emotions, and how can emotions affect our thinking?Montare Media presents Season 2, episode 8 of the Discover U Podcast: How does our Emotional Intelligence affect our Mental Health?Learn More about Montare Behavioral Health: is the founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and a professor in the child Study Center at Yale University. His research focuses on the role of emotional intelligence in learning, decision making, creativity, relationships, health, and performance.He has published over 150 scholarly articles, received numerous awards, and is featured regularly in popular media outlets such as The New York Times, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, and The Today Show. Marc is the lead developer of RULER, a systemic, evidence-based approach to Social Emotional Learning that has been adopted by over 3,000 schools across the US and in 27 other countries. He also consults regularly with corporations on integrating emotional intelligence principles into employee training and product design. He speaks to hundreds of thousands of people each year as a keynote speaker at over 600 conferences around the world, including The White House, U.S. Departments of Education, Justice and Defense, Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and Facebook, to name a few.Marc is the author of Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help our Kids, Ourselves, and our Society to Thrive, which has been translated into 22 languages.Host Kalmenson is the CEO/Founder of Renewal Health Group, a family of addiction treatment centers, and Montare Behavioral Health, a comprehensive brand of mental health treatment facilities in Southern California. Kalmenson is a Yale Chabad Scholar, a skilled facilitator, teacher, counselor, and speaker, who has provided chaplain services to prisons, local groups and remote villages throughout the world. His diverse experience as a rabbi, chaplain, and CEO has inspired his passion and deep understanding of the necessity for effective mental health treatment and long-term sobriety.Tags:mentalhealth, emotionalintelligence, YaleCenterforEmotionalIntelligence, Yale, emotionalregulation, anxiety, managinganxiety, bullying
Discover U Podcast: Navigating Conflict with Real Dialogue with Polly Young-Eisendrath, PhD
Apr 6 2022
Discover U Podcast: Navigating Conflict with Real Dialogue with Polly Young-Eisendrath, PhD
Host JD Kalmenson interviews Polly Young-Eisendrath, PhD,  about how the skills of Real Dialogue can help us humanize those we have conflict with, appreciate a different perspective, and increase both self-understanding and compassion for others.Polly Young-Eisendrath PhD. Polly is a Jungian analyst, a psychologist, and a psychotherapist in private practice. She's a clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Vermont and is the founder and director of the Institute for Dialogue Therapy. She's the author and/or editor of 18 books on the topics of parenting, adult development, intimate and parental love, Buddhist theory, Jungian psychology, women's development, couple therapy, couple development, and various paths to awakening and enlightenment. These books have been translated into more than 20 languages. Her most recent works are The Self-Esteem Trap: Raising Confident and Compassionate Kids in an Age of Self-Importance. And Love Between Equals: Relationship as a Spiritual Path. Host Kalmenson is the CEO/Founder of Renewal Health Group, a family of addiction treatment centers, and Montare Behavioral Health, a comprehensive brand of mental health treatment facilities in Southern California. Kalmenson is a Yale Chabad Scholar, a skilled facilitator, teacher, counselor, and speaker, who has provided chaplain services to prisons, local groups and remote villages throughout the world. His diverse experience as a rabbi, chaplain, and CEO has inspired his passion and deep understanding of the necessity for effective mental health treatment and long-term sobriety.#Mentalhealth, #conflictresolution, #polarization, #realdialogue, #peacefuldialogue, #non-violentcommunication, #communication, #mediation, #Buddhistphilosophy, #karma, $neardeathexperience
Eating Disorders and Diet Culture with Wendy Oliver-Pyatt. MD
Mar 14 2022
Eating Disorders and Diet Culture with Wendy Oliver-Pyatt. MD
Montare Media presents Season 2, episode 6 of the Discover U Podcast: Eating Disorders and Diet CultureLearn More about Montare Behavioral Health:  Kalmenson interviews Dr. Wendy Oliver-Pyatt, MD,  to understand how the rise of eating disorders in our time is related to prevalent shamed based media messages about diet and fitness. Learn about the dynamics of the different ED diagnoses and exciting new developments in their treatment. Dr. Wendy is a world-leading expert on treating eating disorders and has been a practicing psychiatrist for more than 25 years. She received her specialty training at New York University-Bellevue Hospital in New York City, and has held faculty positions at New York University, Albert Einstein School of Medicine, and the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Wendy is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and in both Adult and Addiction Psychiatry.  She is the author of two books, most recently, “Questions and Answers on Binge Eating Disorder, A Guide for Clinicians.” She is a Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders and the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals.  Wendy is the founder of several different treatment centers for Eating Disorders, including Within Health, a comprehensive virtual eating disorder treatment platform, and Galen Hope, a community for integrated wellness, in Coral Gables, Florida. Described by colleagues as warm and wise, Dr. Oliver-Pyatt matches her comprehensive training with an unwavering belief in compassionate and scientifically sound treatment.Host Kalmenson is the CEO/Founder of Renewal Health Group, a family of addiction treatment centers, and Montare Behavioral Health, a comprehensive brand of mental health treatment facilities in Southern California. Kalmenson is a Yale Chabad Scholar, a skilled facilitator, teacher, counselor, and speaker, who has provided chaplain services to prisons, local groups and remote villages throughout the world. His diverse experience as a rabbi, chaplain, and CEO has inspired his passion and deep understanding of the necessity for effective mental health treatment and long-term sobriety.
Discover U Podcast: A Look into Behavioral Healthcare Conferences in 2022 and Beyond
Feb 28 2022
Discover U Podcast: A Look into Behavioral Healthcare Conferences in 2022 and Beyond
Discover U Podcast: A Look into Behavioral Healthcare Conferences in 2022 and Beyond with Jordan Young and Renee Baribeau Host, JD Kalmenson interviews Jordan Young and Renee Baribeau about the new Conference they are launching this April 2022 called “Emerging Themes in Behavioral Health.” Learn More about the Conference:  An exciting new West Coast Behavioral Health Conference is coming to Los Angeles this April April 28th- 29th! Emerging Themes in Behavioral Health offers a stellar line up of clinicians and researchers sharing the most current, cutting-edge knowledge on pressing issues in mental health. A world class panel on Treatment Resistant Depression will share their knowledge about promising new technologies like TMS, and alternative treatment options like Ketamine, Psilocybin and Cannabis. Keep up to date on the latest thinking in treating topics like eating disorders, non-traditional relationships, and suicide prevention. Jordan: In 2010, Jordan’s personal recovery and desire to help others pushed him away from corporate B2B sales and towards behavioral healthcare. He began his career in an admissions role at the corporate headquarters of one of the industry’s most respected companies. In that role, he worked with over 4,000 patients and their families to coordinate treatment with hundreds of treatment centers around the country and facilitate intervention services.Renee: Renee Baribeau is a Hay House author, podcaster, teacher, speaker, and executive who has a strong background in marketing in the behavioral health industry for over 10 years. In her current role at Montare Behavioral Health, she oversees the marketing department and is a key partner in developing strategic initiatives to continually expand outreach to potential partners, clinicians, alumni, and prospective clients. In addition to managing her creative team, Renee oversees communication between clinical staff, the business development team, and the founders. She is the originator of the first major West Coast Behavioral Health Conference, Emerging Themes in Behavioral Health, happening this April at UCLA. Host Kalmenson is the CEO/Founder of Renewal Health Group, a family of addiction treatment centers, and Montare Behavioral Health, a comprehensive brand of mental health treatment facilities in Southern California. Learn More about Montare Behavioral Health: Kalmenson is a Yale Chabad Scholar, a skilled facilitator, teacher, counselor, and speaker, who has provided chaplain services to prisons, local groups and remote villages throughout the world. His diverse experience as a rabbi, chaplain, and CEO has inspired his passion and deep understanding of the necessity for effective mental health treatment and long-term sobriety.Tags:#behavioralhealth, #behavioralhealthconferences, # continuingeducation, #emergingthemes, #emergingthemesbehavioralhealth, #liveconferences, #UCLAconference, #CEcredits, #newmodalities, #healingtrends
Discover U Podcast: Mindfulness as a Tool for Psychological Healing with Lisa Kring, LCSW
Feb 21 2022
Discover U Podcast: Mindfulness as a Tool for Psychological Healing with Lisa Kring, LCSW
Montare Media presents Season 2, episode 4 of the Discover U Podcast: Mindfulness as a Tool for Psychological HealingThink Mindfulness is sitting in the lotus position under a tree? It’s actually a very practical tool that can change your life!Overeating? Addicted? Mindfulness might be our way out.Feeling stuck in negative thought loops? Find out how Mindfulness can help.JD Kalmenson interviews Lisa Kring, LCSW, to understand how Mindfulness practice can rewire the nervous system and support healing from various mental health issues.Learn More about Montare Behavioral Health: is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been a practitioner of Vipassana mediation for over twenty years. She is a graduate of the Advanced Practitioner Program at Spirit Rock and is certified in trauma-sensitive mindfulness. As a Senior Teacher at Insight LA for over fifteen years, Lisa leads classes such as MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) and Mindful Self-Compassion, is co-director of the “Insight Into Action” program, which offers support to non-profit organizations, and does trainings for parents, teachers, and students in schools throughout Los Angeles.  She has worked closely with the medical community, especially with cancer patients and their families, and she provides staff training in mindfulness at organizations such as Homeboy Industries, Hulu, ABC News, and Huffington Post to name a few.  Host Kalmenson is the CEO/Founder of Renewal Health Group, a family of addiction treatment centers, and Montare Behavioral Health, a comprehensive brand of mental health treatment facilities in Southern California. Kalmenson is a Yale Chabad Scholar, a skilled facilitator, teacher, counselor, and speaker, who has provided chaplain services to prisons, local groups and remote villages throughout the world. His diverse experience as a rabbi, chaplain, and CEO has inspired his passion and deep understanding of the necessity for effective mental health treatment and long-term sobriety.Tags:#mentalhealth, #anxiety, #mindfulness, #mindfulnessandaddiction, #depression, #addiction, #meditation, #stressreduction, #emotionalhealing, #emotionregulation
Discover U Podcast:  TMS, An Effective Tool for Treating Depression, with Dr. Merrill Sparago, MD
Feb 8 2022
Discover U Podcast: TMS, An Effective Tool for Treating Depression, with Dr. Merrill Sparago, MD
Montare Media presents Season 2, episode 3 of the Discover U Podcast: TMS An Effective Tool for Treating DepressionWhat if you’re pregnant or breast-feeding and can’t take psychotropic medicine for depression? Are you doomed to suffer?  Have you tried antidepressants with little or no measurable improvement? There’s new hope with TMS.JD Kalmenson interviews Dr. Merrill Sparago to explore the efficacy of TMS, a relatively new, and amazingly effective, non-invasive treatment option.  Dr. Merrill Sparago, a prominent psychiatrist in Los Angeles, who is an expert in the use of novel therapeutics for the treatment of depression and related disorders. He has been using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation therapy for over 10 years in his own lab with spectacular results.  Dr. Sparago’s education includes a residency in perinatal psychiatry at the UCLA Women’s Life Center, where he did a research fellowship as well as served as a volunteer clinical instructor.Dr. Merrill Sparago, is a prominent psychiatrist in Los Angeles, who is an expert in the use of novel therapeutics for the treatment of depression and related disorders. He has been using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation therapy for over 10 years in his own lab with spectacular results.  Dr. Sparago’s education includes a residency in perinatal psychiatry at the UCLA Women’s Life Center, where he did a research fellowship as well as served as a volunteer clinical instructor. He has given numerous talks about the use of TMS, including grand rounds presentations at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.  Dr. Sparago maintains a private practice for adults, specializing in the treatment of depression, OCD, and perinatal mental health.Host Kalmenson is the CEO/Founder of Renewal Health Group, a family of addiction treatment centers, and Montare Behavioral Health, a comprehensive brand of mental health treatment facilities in Southern California. Learn More about Montare Behavioral Health: is a Yale Chabad Scholar, a skilled facilitator, teacher, counselor, and speaker, who has provided chaplain services to prisons, local groups and remote villages throughout the world. His diverse experience as a rabbi, chaplain, and CEO has inspired his passion and deep understanding of the necessity for effective mental health treatment and long-term sobriety.Tags:#mentalhealth, #depression, #depressionandanxiety, #tms, #neurologicalintervention, #healingdepression, #brainhealth, #magneticstimulation, #treatmentresistantdepression, #fdaapproveddepressiontreatment, #alternativeantidepressant, #neurowellness
Discover U Podcast: Understanding Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating, with Robyn L. Goldberg, RDN, CEDRD-S
Jan 24 2022
Discover U Podcast: Understanding Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating, with Robyn L. Goldberg, RDN, CEDRD-S
Montare Media presents this episode of the Discover U Podcast: Understanding Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating.Why are eating disorders such a big and growing problem in our world? Is diet culture ruining our psychological health? JD Kalmenson interviews Robyn Goldberg, a nationally recognized leader in the field, to find the answers to these and other compelling questions.  Montarebh.comOur Guest Robyn L Goldberg, will be speaking in April at Emerging Themes in Behavioral Health Conference at UCLA's Luskin Conference Center. Robyn is a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Supervisor from IAEDP (International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals).  She began her career at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and over the last twenty-four years has developed her own private practice in Beverly Hills, CA. She serves as a Nutrition Consultant for the Celiac Disease Foundation, has been the Nutrition Counselor for the Susan Krevoy Eating Disorders Program, and led eating disorder and body image groups at various sober living facilities in Los Angeles. She has been quoted in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Shape Magazine, among others, and has been on national television as the eating disorder expert on The Insider.   Robyn is the author of the new book The Eating Disorder Trap: A Guide for Clinicians and Loved Ones and hosts The Eating Disorder Trap Podcast.
Discover U Podcast: Prodependence: Moving Beyond Codependency, with Dr. Rob Weiss, PhD
Jan 10 2022
Discover U Podcast: Prodependence: Moving Beyond Codependency, with Dr. Rob Weiss, PhD
Montare Media presents Season Two Episode 1 of the Discover U Podcast: Prodepence: Moving Beyond Codependency.Can a person stay in a loving, connected relationship with someone who is misusing substances, without losing themselves? Do all those who devotedly care for their addicted family members necessarily have their own pathologies? Get ready to have your preconceptions blown apart in this thought-provoking conversation.JD Kalmenson interviews Dr. Rob Weiss, therapist, author, and renowned speaker on his newest ground-breaking work focussing on the family dynamics of chemical dependency. Dr. Rob will open your heart with his compassionate approach to both caregivers and addicts and inspire a renewed belief in the healing power of love.Learn More about Montare Behavioral Health: Rob Weiss, PhD, LCSW. Dr. Rob is the Chief Clinical Officer of Seeking Integrity, a group of online and real-world communities helping people to heal from intimacy disorders and related substance abuse. He's the author of 10 books on sexuality, technology, and intimate relationships, including his most recent one, ‘Prodependence: Moving Beyond Codependency’. His Sex, Love, and Addiction podcast is currently in the top 10 of US Addiction Health podcasts. And he's been a featured expert on CNN, ABC, and other major media outlets.Host Kalmenson is the CEO/Founder of Renewal Health Group, a family of addiction treatment centers, and Montare Behavioral Health, a comprehensive brand of mental health treatment facilities in Southern California. Kalmenson is a Yale Chabad Scholar, a skilled facilitator, teacher, counselor, and speaker, who has provided chaplain services to prisons, local groups and remote villages throughout the world. His diverse experience as a rabbi, chaplain, and CEO has inspired his passion and deep understanding of the necessity for effective mental health treatment and long-term sobriety. Tags:#addiction, #co-dependency, #familytherapy, #substanceabuse, #intimaterelationships, #spouseofaddicts, #prodependence, #interdependence
Discover U Podcast: Teo Alfero, founder of Wolf Connection
Dec 2 2021
Discover U Podcast: Teo Alfero, founder of Wolf Connection
Discover U Podcast: Wolf Therapy, a New Model for Healing, with Teo AlferoMontare Media presents this week’s episode of the Discover U Podcast: Wolf Therapy, a New Model for Healing.  Putting wolves together with humans for therapeutic purposes may sound a little crazy, but amazingly, it works! JD Kalmenson interviews Teo Alfero, the founder of the Wolf Connection sanctuary and creator of Wolf Therapy®, a singular program that empowers individuals dealing with psychological and emotional pain, addiction, and trauma, using the human-wolf bond. Some of the stories Teo and JD share will open your heart, and inspire you with newfound faith in the ability we all have to reconnect with our innate well-being.Teo is a transformational teacher whose work is strongly influenced by that of Carlos Castaneda. He is a TEDx speaker, one of the 100 Making A Difference, and a member of the Association of Transformational Leaders. He has been featured in the New York Times, LA Times, and other major media. Born in Argentina, he now lives with his wife and daughter and the Wolf Connection pack in California.Host Kalmenson is the CEO/Founder of Renewal Health Group, a family of addiction treatment centers, and Montare Behavioral Health, a comprehensive brand of mental health treatment facilities in Southern California. Kalmenson is a Yale Chabad Scholar, a skilled facilitator, teacher, counselor, and speaker, who has provided chaplain services to prisons, local groups and remote villages throughout the world. His diverse experience as a rabbi, chaplain, and CEO has inspired his passion and deep understanding of the necessity for effective mental health treatment and long-term sobriety.Learn More about our comprehensive mental health (Behavior Health) treatment programs at Montare Behavioral Health here #PTSD, #wolves, #behavioralhealth, #traumatherapy, #animaltherapy, #naturetherapy, #addiction, #OCD, #wolftherapy, #recovery, #ancienthealing
Discover U Podcast: How Our Relationships Affect Our Mental Health, with Katherine Woodward Thomas
Nov 1 2021
Discover U Podcast: How Our Relationships Affect Our Mental Health, with Katherine Woodward Thomas
Montare Media presents this week’s episode of the Discover U Podcast: How Our Relationships Affect Our Mental Health, with Katherine Woodward Thomas-- A fresh perspective on relationships, and their developmental role in our livesJD Kalmenson, CEO of Montare Behavioral Health, a dynamic and comprehensive mental and behavioral health company in Southern California, interviews Katherine Woodward Thomas, a renowned author, teacher and therapist who has helped thousands of people around the world to navigate relationships in a healthier way.Katherine Woodward Thomas is the New York Times bestselling author of Conscious Uncoupling: 5 Steps to Living Happily Even After, and Calling in “The One”: 7 Weeks to Attracting the Love of Your Life, as well as an award-winning marriage and family psychotherapist. Over the past two decades, Katherine has had the honor of teaching hundreds of thousands of people from all corners of the globe to create conscious, loving relationships and to realize the higher potentials all their connections hold for health and happiness. Katherine also trains and certifies people to become Certified “Calling in The One” Coaches, and/or “Conscious Uncoupling” Coaches and provides ongoing supervision and development to a vibrant community of her coaches from around the world.   She’s a Billboard charting, #1 iTunes jazz artist with her CD, Lucky in Love, which was co-written and co-produced with The Brothers Koren.  Katherine will be presenting a Keynote at Montare Behavioral Health's Conference, Emerging Themes in Behavioral HealthHost Kalmenson is the CEO/Founder of Renewal Health Group, a family of addiction treatment centers, and Montare Behavioral Health, a comprehensive brand of mental health treatment facilities in Southern California. Kalmenson is a Yale Chabad Scholar, a skilled facilitator, teacher, counselor, and speaker, who has provided chaplain services to prisons, local groups and remote villages throughout the world. His diverse experience as a rabbi, chaplain, and CEO has inspired his passion and deep understanding of the necessity for effective mental health treatment and long-term sobriety.
Discover U Podcast: Accessing Quality Behavioral Health Treatment-- How Legislative Changes Affect Us, with Harry Nelson
Oct 15 2021
Discover U Podcast: Accessing Quality Behavioral Health Treatment-- How Legislative Changes Affect Us, with Harry Nelson
Montare Media presents this week’s episode of the Discover U Podcast:  Accessing Quality Behavioral Health Treatment-- How Legislative Changes Affect Us, with Harry Nelson.JD Kalmenson, CEO of Montare Behavioral Health, a dynamic and comprehensive behavioral health company in Southern California, interviews Harry Nelson to bring us the inside scoop on what patients and providers need to know about our current system, and what changes are afoot. Harry is the co-founder and managing partner of Nelson Hardiman, the premier healthcare specialty law firm in Los Angeles.  Beyond his legal expertise, Harry is known nationally as a consummate leader at the intersection of healthcare law and business, as evidenced by his role in co-founding five healthcare-related start-ups in the last decade.  Deeply immersed in healthcare transformation and innovation; he frequently speaks on cutting edge issues and the future of the industry itself.  Proactively tackling timely healthcare issues, Harry is the author of two bestselling books, “The United States of Opioids: Liberating a Nation in Pain” and “From Obamacare to Trumpcare,” a survey of healthcare policy leading up to the Affordable Care Act and a prediction for the future direction of U.S. healthcare.  Harry’s thought leadership around the healthcare and life sciences industry has driven many next-generation healthcare ideas and initiatives to realization, including telehealth and other modalities of digital health and behavioral health.Host Kalmenson is the CEO/Founder of Renewal Health Group, a family of addiction treatment centers, and Montare Behavioral Health, a dynamic and comprehensive brand of mental health treatment facilities in Southern California. Kalmenson is a Yale Chabad Scholar, a skilled facilitator, teacher, counselor, and speaker, who has provided chaplain services to prisons, local groups and remote villages throughout the world. His diverse experience as a rabbi, chaplain, and CEO has inspired his passion and deep understanding of the necessity for effective mental health treatment and long-term sobriety.
Discover U Podcast: How Music Therapy Helps Us Transform, with Tim Ringgold
Sep 27 2021
Discover U Podcast: How Music Therapy Helps Us Transform, with Tim Ringgold
Montare Media presents this week’s episode of the Discover U Podcast: How Music Therapy Helps Us Transform-- From Healing Addictions and Relationships, to Realigning with our Values.JD Kalmenson, CEO of Montare Behavioral Health, a growing mental and behavioral health company in Southern California, interviews Tim Ringgold, a board certified music therapist who has worked with thousands of teens and adults, helping them to use music as a profound healing tool. Tim is the host of the “Reduce Your Stress” podcast and Summit, and author of “Sonic Recovery, Harness the Power of Music to Stay Sober.”  He has provided music therapy to thousands of teens and adults in hospitals and treatment centers since 2008. Tim is also an award winning international speaker, having shared the stage with some of the top minds on music, the brain, and personal development, including Tony Robbins. Tim was the first person to give a TEDx talk on music therapy in 2012. Tim is also a former Regional President of the American Music Therapy Association. Tim walked into his first 12 step meeting in 2003, so he knows personally what it's like to work - and PLAY - a program of recovery.Host Kalmenson is the CEO/Founder of Renewal Health Group, a family of addiction treatment centers, and Montare Behavioral Health, a luxury brand of mental health treatment facilities in Southern California. Kalmenson is a Yale Chabad Scholar, a skilled facilitator, teacher, counselor, and speaker, who has provided chaplain services to prisons, local groups and remote villages throughout the world. His diverse experience as a rabbi, chaplain, and CEO has inspired his passion and deep understanding of the necessity for effective mental health treatment and long-term sobriety.Subscribe to our Channel and check out our site
Discover U Podcast: Navigating Addiction Recovery Online with Ronald Tannebaum and Ken Pomerance
Sep 13 2021
Discover U Podcast: Navigating Addiction Recovery Online with Ronald Tannebaum and Ken Pomerance
Montare Media presents this week’s episode of the Discover U Podcast: Navigating Addiction Recovery Online. JD Kalmenson, CEO of Montare Behavioral Health, a growing mental and behavioral health company in Southern California, interviews Ronald Tannebaum and Ken Pomerance, founders of In the Rooms.com. In The Rooms (ITR) is a free, digital meeting website and social network for the addiction recovery community. With over 820,000 members in over 136 different countries, In The Rooms provides a virtual space for people to connect with others in recovery around the globe.Ronald Tannebaum has 38 years of long-term recovery, and has dedicated his life to helping make the recovery movement a positive, mainstream force in the world today. In over 40 years as an entrepreneur, his focus has been on sales, marketing, and promotions. He created The Sports Arena, Inc. a chain of retail stores specializing in licensed sports products, hosting on-site personal appearances by Hall of Fame sports heroes, past and present. The Sports Arena held partnerships with the Miami Dolphins, Florida Marlins, and the Florida Panthers and promoted each teams’ annual Fan Fest. After the sale of The Sports Arena, Ronald founded Extreme Promotions and Events, Inc. which eventually grew into South Florida's premier promoter of Arts and Crafts, and Sports Memorabilia and Collectible Shows. Together with Ken Pomerance, he launched InTheRooms.com on October 6. 2008.Ken Pomerance, also has over 38 years of long-term recovery, and over 40 years of successful entrepreneurial experience. He co-founded Gibraltar Central Security Corporation which specialized in residential security for luxury high rises in South Florida; the company sold in 1983.In 1984, Kenny co-founded the New Life Recovery Center in Miami, a premier addiction treatment center that helped numerous rock stars, writers, high-profile athletes, and politicians. New Life was sold in 1995.Subsequently, he Co-founded IFN (Internet Financial Network, an early Internet startup that provided real-time financial information to consumers via subscription model). Upon merging with Entrypoint, IFN became Infogate and built real-time desktop news delivery for USA Today, CNN, The LA Times, and other online news providers. AOL purchased Infogate in 2003. Host Kalmenson is the CEO/Founder of Renewal Health Group, a family of addiction treatment centers, and Montare Behavioral Health, a luxury brand of mental health treatment facilities in Southern California. Kalmenson is a Yale Chabad Scholar, a skilled facilitator, teacher, counselor, and speaker, who has provided chaplain services to prisons, local groups and remote villages throughout the world. His diverse experience as a rabbi, chaplain, and CEO has inspired his passion and deep understanding of the necessity for effective mental health treatment and long-term sobriety.
Discover U Podcast: The History and Uses of Neurofeedback with Bill Scott
Aug 25 2021
Discover U Podcast: The History and Uses of Neurofeedback with Bill Scott
Montare Media presents this week’s episode of the Discover U Podcast: The History and Uses of Neurofeedback—how the technology has evolved to offer effective treatment for addiction and mental illness. JD Kalmenson, CEO of Montare Behavioral Health, a growing mental and behavioral health company in Southern California, interviews neurofeedback specialist Bill Scott, the CEO of BrainPaint, Inc. BrainPaint, Inc. is an EEG biofeedback equipment, training, and support company with clinics in every major city in the US. Bill has also created research designs and training programs for International Space Station, SpaceX lunar and Mars mission astronauts. While serving his appointment at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute he published a study that is slowly changing the face of addiction treatment by nearly doubling success/survival rates. He’s routinely a featured expert on the History Channel, Discovery Science, and Gaia, and he has also published a chapter in the book Neurofeedback: The first 50 years and The Elegant Solution. Host Kalmenson is the CEO/Founder of Renewal Health Group, a family of addiction treatment centers, and Montare Behavioral Health, a luxury brand of mental health treatment facilities in Southern California. Kalmenson is a Yale Chabad Scholar, a skilled facilitator, teacher, counselor, and speaker, who has provided chaplain services to prisons, local groups and remote villages throughout the world. His diverse experience as a rabbi, chaplain, and CEO has inspired his passion and deep understanding of the necessity of effective mental health treatment and long-term sobriety. Montarebh.com