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218. Off the Clock with Us

If you’re a frequent listener of the show, you may wonder what makes this team tick? Behind the scenes, we are a team that spans 5 time zones, two countries, 6 states, and lots of interests. Join us in a special episode celebrating our off-mic team members, 1.5 million downloads, and discussing what we are up to and what matters most to us.

Listen and Learn:

  • What the team is really like behind the scenes
  • What the team looks for in a good podcast episode
  • What the team is reading
  • The different ways co-hosts prepare for interviews
  • How each time member would spend their days if they knew they were the last!

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About Our Team

Diana Hill, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and co-author of ACT Daily Journal: Get unstuck and live fully with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She offers regular teachings in compassion and ACT through Insight LA , Mindful Heart Programs and her blog on Psychology Today Through her online teachings, executive coaching, clinical supervision, and private therapy practice Diana encourages clients to build psychological flexibility so that they can live more meaningful and fulfilling lives. Diana practices what she preaches in her daily life as a mom of two, homesteader, and yoga teacher. Learn more about her latest offerings here and follow her on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to get tools to build psychological flexibility into your daily life. 

Dr. Debbie Sorensen is a clinical psychologist with a Ph.D. in Psychology from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Anthropology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She works with adults in her private practice in Denver, Colorado, and is a part-time clinical research psychologist at the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center. She is a co-host of the Psychologists Off the Clock podcast, and has co-authored the book ACT Daily Journal: Get Unstuck and Live Fully with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She loves living in her home state of Colorado with her husband, two daughters, and dog, and getting outdoors in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

Dr. Yael Schonbrun is a licensed clinical psychologist who wears a number of professional hats: she a small private practice specializing in evidence-based relationship therapy, she’s an assistant professor at Brown University, and she writes for nonacademic audiences about working parenthood. She has a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and completed her postgraduate training at Brown University. In all areas of her work, she draws on scientific research, her clinical experience, ancient wisdom (with an emphasis on Taoism), and real life experiences with her three little boys. You can find out more about Yael’s writing, including her forthcoming book on work and family, and about her research by clicking the links, and can follow her on Twitter and on Facebook where she posts about the science and practice of work and family.

Dr. Jill Stoddard is the director of The Center for Stress and Anxiety Management in San Diego. She got her PhD in clinical psychology from Boston University where she trained at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders; it was there that her passion for treating anxiety using evidence based methods took root. She also loves to write, speak, and now podcast! She’s written two books based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: The Big Book of ACT Metaphors: A Practitioner’s Guide to Experiential Exercises and Metaphors in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Be Mighty: A Woman’s Guide to Liberation from Anxiety, Worry, and Stress Using Mindfulness and Acceptance. When she’s not writing, counseling her fierce clients, speaking, or podcasting, she’s spending time with her amazing family, friends, and dogs, and feeling grateful for her mighty life.

Katy Rothfelder, LPC-Associate is a clinician specializing in the treatment of Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and related disorders in Austin, Texas. In addition to her clinical work, Katy is the Chair of the CE Committee and Co-Chair of Communications with the OCD SIG of the Association of Contextual Behavioral Sciences. Katy also holds an ambassador position with OCD Texas, an affiliate of the International OCD Foundation, and has presented and written for a number of local and national nonprofits on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Anxiety, and the treatment of OCD. Prior to entering her graduate degree in Counseling, Katy worked for several years in the development and marketing of local nonprofits, and provided ABA services to early learners with autism and other developmental disabilities. She has published in one of the top rhetorical journals for Communications Sciences on the language defining mental health narratives, and enjoys advocating for evidence based practice and inclusivity on any soap box she can get on top of. Katy loves the hill country of Texas, and spends as much time as she can outside with her dog Thor, family and friends. 

Michael Herold is the head coach at The Art of Charm, an L.A. based company where he is using evidence-based psychotherapy to help clients overcome their social anxiety through playful exercises. Michael is also a public speaker and speaker coach. He has spoken at TEDx, in front of members of parliament, universities, and once in a cinema full of 500 kids high on sugary popcorn. Clients he has coached for presentations have been featured on NBC, Fast Company, Forbes, and the Oprah Winfrey Network.In a previous life, he was a character animator working on award-winning movies and TV shows like “The Penguins of Madagascar” and “Kung Fu Panda”. That was before he realized that helping people live a meaningful life is much more rewarding than working in the film business – even though the long nights in the studio allowed him to brew his own beer in the office closet, an activity he highly recommends to everyone.

Melissa Miller is the Psychologists Off the Clock Editorial Coordianator. She is also a doctoral student in Wichita State University’s (WSU) Clinical and Community Psychology program. At WSU, she works with Dr. Rachel Petts and Dr. Robert Zettle in the Integrated Behavioral Health and Contextual Behavioral Science (CBS) Lab and teaches Psychology of Learning. She has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Mississippi and a M.S. in Psychology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She loves learning and talking about all things related to CBS, grief and bereavement, language, and social justice. When she isn’t doing school and research work, she’s probably hanging out with her two cats, listening to podcasts, and watching Harry Potter.

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