On this week’s episode of The Dr. Kim Sage Show, we explore the importance of teaching social skills to kids and teens who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and everything you need to know about the importance of social skills in Autism.
Dr. Sage’s expert guest is psychologist and founder of the Social Growth Center in Newport Beach, CA, Dr. Lucy Vo.
Lucy Vo, Ph.D., has over a decade of experience working with children and families impacted by Autism and developmental disabilities.
What are social skills in Autism and why do they matter?
What should you know about how to best interact with kids, teens and young adults who are on the Autism Spectrum?
Don’t miss this week’s interesting and important live show and podcast, if you want to know everything about social skills, and
On this week’s show, Dr. Kim Sage is joined by Hoag’s Maternal Mental Health Program Care Manager and LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) Angela Mains.
What are Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders?
What is the difference between the “baby blues,” and a mood or anxiety disorder?
What can you do if you are suffering?
Dr. Sage and Angela Mains explore maternal mental health issues, and Hoag’s groundbreaking program designed to help women in all stages of pregnancy and postpartum life.
To learn more about the clinic or be connected to support services, please call the Maternal Mental Health Support Line Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 949-764-5333 or visit the website at www.hoag.org/mmh
Dr. Kim Sage is a licensed psychologist (#29089) and has been a Certified Maternal Mental Health Provider since 2017, and can be contacted at (949) 899-5787 or drkimsage.com
Additional Resources and Support for Maternal Mental Health:
Maternal Mental Health Now: maternalmentalhealthnow.org
Postpartum Support International: postpartum.net
In the wake of recent social media shaming against Amy Schumer for doing a stand up set two weeks after giving birth, Dr. Kim Sage (Clinical Psychologist #29089), explores what “bad or toxic mothering,” really looks like, and how this type of mothering can be traumatic and deeply wounding.
Hint: Choosing to breastfeed or not, making your own baby food, or whether you work or not, has NOTHING to do with being a great mother.
What is Toxic Mothering? Were you raised by a toxic mother?
If you struggle with shame, fears of vulnerability or a lack of trust in others, body or eating issues, anxiety and/or depression, or all of the above, (among other struggles), and you had a mom who made you feel you were never good enough, raged or blamed you, criticized or competed with you, or even humiliated you, disrespected your boundaries or name called you, it’s very likely you were raised by a toxic mother.
While your childhood may be over, the lingering effects of a toxic mother can leave deep, and difficult to heal wounds.
You are worthy, and you are worthy of love and healing.
Find out why it’s so important that you get help if you were raised by a toxic mother.
THE DR. KIM SAGE SHOW: HOW THE CLINICAL USE OF PSYCHEDELICS WITH PSYCHOTHERAPY MAY BE HELPFUL IN TREATING TRAUMA AND OTHER MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES: EMERGING TRENDS AND RESEARCH
Dr. Kim Sage, Clinical Psychologist, welcomes her guest, fellow Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Edward Margines, who explains the emerging trends and research around using psychedelics with psychotherapy, and why they might work together to help patients suffering with PTSD, and other mental health challenges.
What are psychedelics and how might they impact the treatment of mental health issues, such as PTSD or treatment-resistant depression?
Given the recent passing of legislation for the use of psilocybin in Denver, Colorado, as well as the often exploitative headlines around psychedelics use, Dr. Margines joins the show this week to break down these headlines, and explain why they are trending topics in psychology, and what they mean for the world of mental health treatment.
The serious risks and realities of using psychedelics are thoroughly discussed, and their uses are absolutely not encouraged, but rather the topic is explained and explored, as part of a greater dialogue around emerging mental health treatments.
Listen to this week’s live show and podcast on KX 93.5FM, as host Dr. Kim Sage, licensed psychologist, welcomes Trauma, Addiction and EMDR expert therapist Bert Shepley, as they explore and explain the relationship between Addiction and Trauma.
How do therapists decide what qualifies as addiction?
What roles do shame and trauma play in the origins of substance abuse and dependence issues?
What is EMDR therapy, and how can it help you or someone you love heal from addiction, trauma or both?
You don’t want to miss this fascinating interview to learn more about the emerging field of trauma, and how it can significantly impact all areas of our lives!
Dr. Kim Sage, Clinical Psychologist (#29089) welcomes back Mild Autism expert and psychologist Dr. Alina Bright, as they explore “Savant Syndrome” (genius abilities) in individuals who also have an Autism diagnosis.
What types of special superhero skills do “Savant Syndrome,” individuals have?
How do these remarkable skills impact their lives, academics and families?
If you have ever seen the movie “Rain Man,” or seen genius kids on talk shows, Savant Syndrome is the likely explanation for these incredible abilities.
Listen to this week’s fascinating show to learn more about Autism and Savant Syndrome, with Dr. Alina Bright, who specializes in Mild Autism, and works with many of these children and their families in Newport Beach.
Dr. Kim Sage, Clinical Psychologist #29089, explores the newer parenting trend called Snowplow Parenting, most apparent in the behavior of the parents involved in the College Admissions Scandal.
What is the difference between Helicopter Parenting and Snowplow Parenting?
Should you let your child fail? What do we know about the consequences of Snowplow Parenting?
Is there any benefit to having a more difficult childhood?
For parents who do too much for their kids, or feel like they can’t do enough and feel guilty, this week’s episode is a great resource for you!
What do you need to do to really feel true self love?
In a world that constantly tells us we aren’t good enough, what can you do to feel more self love, self compassion and belonging, while also staying true to who you are and your power?
Dr. Kim Sage, clinical psychologist (#29089) in Newport Beach, CA, shares the most important things you need to do, if you really want to feel true self love!
Why does knowing your triggers matter? Do you have healthy, porous or rigid boundaries?
What can you do to help give yourself more compassion?
On this week’s show, Dr. Sage offers her most valued beliefs and must do actions to experience true self love.
Dr. Kim Sage welcomes her guest, Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Michelle Matusoff, an expert with over 20 years of experience in providing psychological and psycho-educational assessments.
If I think my child may have ADHD, why is testing so important? Can the school just do the tests instead of a psychologist?
I keep hearing about Mild Autism, how can testing help me understand the best treatments?
What are testing “accommodations,” and why do they matter?
Can a doctor write a note for my child to receive extra time on the SAT or ACT if they have learning challenges? (Short answer: NO!)
Listen to this week’s podcast to get answers to all your questions about psychological and educational testing, and why they can be so important in helping you or your child!
Dr. Kim Sage welcomes her guest, psychologist, Dr. Cigdem Coyle, to discuss the important role of mental health in cancer treatments.
Given a recent 2018 study which found that the risk of suicide among cancer patients is four times higher than the general population, and that the field of psych-oncology is still very undeveloped, Dr. Coyle discusses what we can do to help people with mental health issues while undergoing cancer treatment.
How can cancer patients access mental health? What can physicians and care-givers do to help patients with receiving support for mental health issues?
Why is mental health treatment so important during cancer treatments?
Should we be concerned about suicide risk and the timing of receiving a cancer diagnosis?
Listen to this week’s show to learn all about psycho-oncology, and its value to individuals and our society.
Dr. Kim Sage welcomes psychologist and Mild Autism expert, Dr. Alina Bright, to explore and explain the nuances, diagnosis and options available to children, teens and young adults, who have been diagnosed or may display the symptoms of Mild Autism.
What does Mild Autism look like in a child or young adult? Does it look different in boys vs girls?
Why is it often a missed diagnosis, and why does early intervention matter?
Listen to this week’s podcast to learn all about Mild Autism from a specialist in the field of Autism!
Dr. Kim Sage welcomes her guest, Newport Beach psychologist and Adult Therapy expert Dr. Rosalyn Laudati, as they explore aging in America, and how it impacts who we love, what we do, and how we live.
Does exercise really matter? Should you consider widening the age limits when dating? What about the impact of aging on intimacy and relationships?
What are the secrets to aging well, and living with greater happiness and connectedness?
Download the podcast to learn more about aging and how it impacts our lives, our loves and relationships and our well-being.
Dr. Kim Sage, clinical psychologist #29089, welcomes physician and pediatric sleep expert, Dr. Gary Feldman, to explore the many phases and types of sleep issues among children and teens.
From challenges like getting newborns to sleep through the night, to the impact of lack of sleep among teens, this show explores the role of sleep, and common age and sleep-related challenges in childhood and adolescence.
Could your child have a sleep disorder?
Did you know that behavioral issues at school or home, or poor school performance can very well be related to sleep issues?
Why do some children have a difficult time staying in their beds all night? What can you do?
Listen to the podcast to learn more about the powerful role of sleep in the lives of our children, teens and parents.
Does your personality affect your relationship satisfaction?
On this week's show, Dr. Kim Sage, Psychologist #29089, interviews Dr. Edward Margines, Psychologist #29867, about his research on the Big 5 personality traits and how they impact relationship satisfaction.
Does being an introvert or extravert impact my relationship satisfaction?
What about neuroticism or openness to experience?
Dating websites, couples therapy, and why "You complete me," may benefit from re-evaluation --if we really want to find and keep love--are all explored on todays's show!
Dr. Kim Sage, Clinical Psychologist #29089, demonstrates two amazingly helpful Mindsight tools developed by world renowned UCLA psychiatrist, Dr. Dan Siegel, in his book "The Whole Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind."
Whether you are an adult or child in need of calming the storms in your life, learning the mindfulness strategies on this week's show will literally change the structure of your brain, and help you in healing your life!
Link to MOODY w/ Dr. Sage PODCAST on KX 93.5 FM
Over the past few days, Pete Davidson, Kanye and Ariana Grande have been embroiled in a social media collision around mental health issues, and Borderline Personality Disorder.
Dr. Kim Sage explains the diagnosis of BPD, and explores the 9 traits associated with Borderline Personality Disorder.
If you grew up with a parent who displayed extreme ranges of emotion, impulsivity and instability, or if you are in a relationship with someone with these traits, or worried you might have BPD, this show is just for you!
Learn how issues of worthiness affect whether or not you will be more likely to choose a narcissist to date or marry. What is gaslighting and how does it show up in a relationship with a narcissist?
Can your parenting or your partner’s parenting make your child more likely to develop narcissistic traits?
Does your childhood affect whether or not you might be a narcissist or love a narcissist?
Listen to “Am I in Love with a Narcissist?” to learn more!