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Interview: Michele Robin Hahn, J.D., MFT, explores the dynamics and differences between healthy and toxic relationships
Interview: Michele Robin Hahn, J.D., MFT, explores the dynamics and differences between healthy and toxic relationships

Question: In your experience, are there any “red flags” that should alert people to the fact that their relationship problems are more than normal ups and downs – that they might be in a toxic relationship? Answer: Great question, what many couples don’t realize is that these signs are very obvious; however, you must be […]


Interview: Two relationship experts explain the differences between love and lust
Interview: Two relationship experts explain the differences between love and lust

Sandra Langeslag, Ph.D., of the University of Missouri, St. Louis, and Terri Orbuch, Ph.D., a relationship expert and author of the recent “5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage From Good to Great,” were guest speakers on the Feb. 12 “In Your Right Mind” radio show called “Love vs. Lust,” which addressed the differences between […]


Interview: Cyndi Turner discusses two opposing models in addiction treatment
Interview: Cyndi Turner discusses two opposing models in addiction treatment

Is abstinence always required in the treatment of alcohol and drug use problems? Some experts say no. Although the traditional model of treatment says that people must be abstinent to recover fully from a substance use disorders (SUDs), other treatment models such as harm reduction say that people with problematic alcohol use can learn to […]


Interview: Dr. Ashish Bhatt weighs the models of disease and desire
Interview: Dr. Ashish Bhatt weighs the models of disease and desire

As February and Valentine’s Day approaches, people pay more attention to infatuation, wanton pursuit and desire – from admirers to clinicians. In speaking on desire – more so in the neuroscientific sense – the “Biology of Desire” episode of “In Your Right Mind” has hosts Kristina Kuestner and Sovereign Health’s CEO Dr. Tonmoy Sharma sat […]


Interview: Veena Kumari, Ph.D., shares her insights on happiness
Interview: Veena Kumari, Ph.D., shares her insights on happiness

Sovereign Health’s Chief Scientific Officer, Veena Kumari, Ph.D., C. Psychol., AFBPsS, spoke on a recent “In Your Right Mind” radio broadcast titled “The Science of Happiness.” An internationally recognized leader in psychiatry and neuroscience, Dr. Kumari shared her expertise in this interview that explores the science of happiness in an effort to help the people […]


Interview: Peter A. Levine, Ph.D., talks about how we’re all united in how we respond to trauma
Interview: Peter A. Levine, Ph.D., talks about how we’re all united in how we respond to trauma

Peter A. Levine, Ph.D., founder of the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute in Colorado, was one of the guest speakers on the Jan. 15 “In Your Right Mind” radio show, which addressed trauma. We spoke to Dr. Levine about the different types of trauma and how people can react to them differently. Q: First off, what […]


Sovereign Health today: Agents of a paradigm shift
Sovereign Health today: Agents of a paradigm shift

Tonmoy Sharma, CEO of Sovereign Health The behavioral health industry is in the middle of a tsunami, with insurance reimbursement on a very severe downward trend. Sovereign had the foresight to build strong clinical compliance departments, invest in training and make sure that we got our ducks in a row. While you can never cover […]


Looking forward to growth and innovation in 2017
Looking forward to growth and innovation in 2017

Jamie Deans, Senior Director, Communications Just as Sovereign Health is a trailblazer and innovator in behavioral health treatment, we are also innovative in the application of our communications and marketing products and services. There’s no question Sovereign Health has soared to impressive heights in just eight years and will continue to grow. In 2016, the […]


Taking Evidence-Based Treatment Standards to the Next Level
Taking Evidence-Based Treatment Standards to the Next Level

Veena Kumari, Ph.D., C. Psychol., AFBPsS, Chief Scientific Officer I am looking forward to another exciting new year at Sovereign Health. When I arrived here in the summer of 2016 from London, I was immediately struck by the cohesive work environment and eagerness of the team members to maintain excellence in every department. We already […]


Interview: Dr. David Velkoff discusses attention deficit and substance use disorders in adults
Interview: Dr. David Velkoff discusses attention deficit and substance use disorders in adults

David Velkoff, M.D., is the medical director and co-founder of the Drake Institute of Behavioral Medicine in Northridge and Irvine, California. Dr. Velkoff earned his master’s degree in psychology from the California State University at Los Angeles in 1975, and his doctor of medicine degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta in 1976. […]


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