This show turns up your perspective on life. With a wide variety of guests, Host Suzanne Phillips invites you to consider how we live, love, learn and laugh from a psychological perspective. She explores our relationships from dating to marriage to our special bond with pets. In a conversational style, Suzanne and her guests translate the latest in psychology to exemplify ways of coping with trauma, bullying, loss, illness, depression and anxiety. She engages her guests with questions, often voicing her own thoughts or sharing related stories. What is particularly exciting about Psych Up Live is the opportunity for you to call in with your own stories, questions and opinions. Psych Up Live captures your attention as it considers life issues that will intrigue and inform you each Thursday at 11 AM Pacific Time, 2PM Eastern Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.
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February 11, 2021Encore 'Making Love Matter When Marriage Gets Messy'
Three marriage experts, Robyn D’Angelo, Heather Sequin and John Harrison join host Suzanne Phillips to share valuable couple strategies. Psychologist Robyn D’Angelo talks about her “ Mastering the Mes …
February 4, 2021Encore The Relationship Between Suicide Prevention and Gun Safety
In this episode, Dr. Michael Anestis, clinical psychologist, and award winning researcher discusses his powerful book, Guns and Suicide: An American Epidemic. Dr. Anestis is not advocating for or agai …
January 28, 2021Career Planning During a Pandemic – Lessons for Everyone
Among other things, the pandemic has taken jobs, economic stability, business ventures and the hope of new employment for many. In this episode we address this dilemma. Our Guest, Dr. Joel Evans, a Di …
January 21, 2021Encore Teen Violence in America-Can We Save Our Teens?
An eighteen year old is charged with the lethal stabbing of a 17 year old boy, who he believed was dating an x-girlfriend. The typical age range for a gang member is 12–24 years old. Starting with Col …
January 14, 2021Untangling, Understanding and Improving In-Law Relationships
Whether you are newly married, a middle aged couple, the identified In-Laws or the bewildered Out-Laws of an expanded family, you need to hear this show. In it, psychologist and author Dr. Geoffrey Gr …
January 7, 2021Encore Shame: Free Yourself, Find Joy and Build True Self-Esteem
When we consider the definition of shame we often compare it to Guilt. Commonly, it is thought that we feel guilt for something we have done that is unacceptable; but with shame, we feel that we are u …
December 31, 2020Encore Understanding and Overcoming Binge Eating
In this show Jennie Kramer, LCSW-R draws upon her experience in treating all forms of eating disorders and her co-authored book, Overcoming Binge Eating for Dummies to offer expert and useable informa …
December 24, 2020Encore Mindful Aging: A Radically Different Outlook for Embracing Life
In this episode Dr. Andrea Brandt, psychologist and author draws upon her latest book, Mindful Aging: Embracing Your Life After 50 to Find Fulfillment, Purpose, and Joy, to refute the notion of aging …
December 17, 2020Grieving is Loving: Embracing Our Response to Loss
We are in a time of extraordinary loss of loved ones. Worldwide, more than a million people have died from Covid-19. Countless others have died of other causes. With extraordinary loss of loved ones t …
December 10, 2020Racism and Black Mental Health – How Do We Make a Difference?
In this show, Dr. Juliette McClendon, Research Psychologist in the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the National Center for PTSD at VA Boston and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Boston Univers …
Encore: Understanding and Overcoming Binge Eating
March 14, 2019In this show Jennie Kramer, LCSW-R draws upon her experience in treating all forms of eating disorders and her co-authored book, Overcoming Binge Eating for…Read more
Encore: The Sex Myth: The Gap Between Our Fantasies and Reality
March 7, 2019In this show noted journalist, Rachel Hills, author of The Sex Myth: The Gap Between our Fantasies and Reality, invites us to look more closely…Read more
Encore: A Transgender Journey: When Our Son Became a Daughter
February 28, 2019Jane Baker, author of the book, Trading Places: When Our Son Became a Daughter, will share the insider experience of parenting her son while he…Read more
Conquer Trauma: An Online Course Offers a Healing Journey
February 21, 2019In this show, Savannah Sanders M.S., author of Sex Trafficking Prevention: A Trauma-Informed Approach for Parents and Professionals shares her experience of offering a year-long…Read more
The 27 Wrong Reasons Society Blames You for Being Single
February 14, 2019This show is a tribute to all singles who would like to be in a relationship but have not yet found the right person.Read more
Postpartum Depression Misunderstood and Overlooked
February 7, 2019Postpartem Depression is suffered by 20 percent of women. But it is misunderstood and overlooked by many new mothers who suffer, as well as those…Read more
The Relationship Between Suicide Prevention and Gun Safety
January 31, 2019In this episode, Dr. Michael Anestis, clinical psychologist, and award winning researcher discusses his powerful book, Guns and Suicide: An American Epidemic.Read more
Encore: Making Mindful Self-Compassion Work for You
January 24, 2019Dr. Kristen Neff and Dr. Christopher Germer, renowned experts in self-compassion and mindfulness, have just released a new book, The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook: A Proven…Read more
Taking Revenge A Better Way
January 17, 2019There are few people who have been injured or wronged by another who don’t think about and want to mollify their psychic pain with revenge.Read more
Encore: Owning Bipolar Disorder - A Guide for Patients and Family
January 10, 2019In this show Michael Pipich, MS,LMFT, therapist and national speaker on Bipolar Disorder, draws upon his new book, Owning Bipolar: How Patients and Families Can…Read more