EP8: Managing Stress and Anxiety


In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • How to identify someone suffering from depression or anxiety and what you can do
  • The cycle of depression and anxiety, and how to break the cycle with the right tools
  • The question of medication and the steps to find the right psychiatrist
  • Important lifestyle changes to help overcome anxiety and depression
  • Specific practices and skills to manage anxiety and stress
  • Skills to help change your thought patterns and counteract habitual negative thinking
  • Dr. Gorgorian walks through her own process to release anxiety (of being on this podcast!) and shows us exactly what to do

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Show Notes

In the intro episode (EP0) of this podcast, I shared how one of my intentions with this podcast is to raise awareness and decrease the stigma around mental health issues and to provide support and tools for people who struggle with their mental health to live an empowered life and to seek the help that they need.  

Well this episode is the start of that.  I have a very special guest today, Dr. Alina Gorgorian, who is a licensed Clinical Psychologist, and the Executive Clinical Director at Clearview Treatment Programs which is where I ran coaching groups for 5 years.

In this episode Alina gives a lot of great information about depression and anxiety.  She shares some practices and skills that you can immediately put into action to manage anxiety and depression.  She even shares about the anxiety she had about being on the podcast and what she did to release it.

If you struggle with anxiety, depression or even high levels of stress, you definitely want to tune into this episode.

It’s such a gift to have Dr. Gorgorian here on the show.


Dr. Alina Gorgorian

Dr. Alina Gorgorian is a licensed Clinical Psychologist. She received her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University in New York. She’s received extensive training and specializes in the delivery of evidence-based treatments, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Alina was intensively trained in DBT by Marsha Linehan’s training institute, Behavioral Tech.    

She’s worked as adjunct faculty at Pepperdine and Alliant Universities and she’s also given many trainings on a variety of mental health issues and evidence based treatments, nationally and internationally.

Currently, she is the Executive Clinical Director at Clearview Treatment Programs, where she trains and manages 15 therapists across 3 different programs.

Dr. Gorgorian has also been in private practice since 2008, where she utilizes evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapies to deliver individualized treatment to individuals and couples. Her work focuses on changing cognitive and behavioral patterns to help clients make life changes, achieve goals, improve mood and ultimately, improve their quality of life.  She also provides professional trainings, workshops, and consultation services.


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