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Dan Brown, Ph.D.

Daniel Brown, Ph.D. is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School and has served on the faculty for over 38 years. He is asenior meditation master, Dr. Brown has trained and taught with top Indo-Tibetan Bon & Buddhist lamas for more than 48 years, including lineage holders from some of the great schools of Buddhism. He is the author of 24 books and has testified in over 200 child abuse cases and served as an expert witness for prosecutors at the International War Crimes Tribunal.

Dan Brown, Ph.D. discusses dissociation, trauma, and attachment theory.
Dan Brown, Ph.D. discusses dissociation, trauma, and attachment theory.
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Yolo Akili

Yolo Akili is the founder and executive director of BEAM (Black Emotional and Mental Health). Yolo works with African American and Latin American communities, reducing sexism and systemic racisms,  and breaking down barriers to mental health services in minority communities.

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Ryan Maher, LCPC

Ryan Maher, LCPC,  is a licensed and board certified psychotherapist in Chicago and the creator of Inner World Therapy.  He is a depth psychologist and an affiliate member of the C.G. Jung institute of Chicago.  Ryan specializes in working with adults who experienced difficult childhoods and developmental trauma, and spiritual crises. 

Ryan Maher,LCPC of Inner World Therapy.
Ryan Maher,LCPC of Inner World Therapy.

Christopher LeMark

Christopher LeMark is a Hip Hop artist, a Mental Health Advocate, and the owner and of Coffee, Hip Hop, and Mental Health. 


Kyle and Christopher discuss the effects of childhood trauma and how it has made Christopher who he is today. He also has some advice for therapists working with diverse clientele.

Christopher LaMark of Coffee, Hip Hop, and Mental Health.
Christopher LaMark of Coffee, Hip Hop, and Mental Health.
Dr. Michael Yapko, Ph.D. discusses hypnosis and depression the Chicago Psychology Podcast.

Michael Yapko, Ph.D.

Michael Yapko is the a well-respected author and trainer of clinical hypnosis. He is the author of Tranceworks, an authoritative textbook on clinical hypnosis that is used in many academic settings. 


Dr. Yapko discusses his interest in and development as a psychologist who uses hypnosis as a main modality in psychotherapy. He also discusses his work on the treatment of depression.  We also cover the topic of hypnosis and mindfulness, and the differences and similarities between the two.  

Dave Clayton, Ph.D., L.C.P.C.

Dave Clayton is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and has a practice in Wood Dale, IL.  He also trains therapy students in Mexico and Guatemala to provide therapy for trauma survivors in the war-torn regions of those countries. 

Dave Clayton on Ericksonian Hypnosis in Latin America to treat PTSD.
Dave Clayton on Ericksonian Hypnosis in Latin America to treat PTSD.

Alex Pattakos

Alex Pattakos, Ph.D., is a founder the Global Meaning Institute, a think tank with bases in Canada, Greece, and the USA. He is the co-author with Elaine Dundon of two award-winning, international bestselling books on the human quest for meaning: Prisoners of Our Thoughts (available in over 20 languages), based on the wisdom of the world-renowned psychiatrist Viktor Frankl (who personally urged Dr. Pattakos to write it), and The OPA! Way, inspired uniquely by Greek philosophy, mythology, and culture. 

Alex Pattakos is a mental health advocate and the author of Prisoners of our thoughts.  He joins Dr. Scott Hoye on the Chicago Psychology Podcast.
Alex Pattakos is a mental health advocate and the author of Prisoners of our thoughts. He joins Dr. Scott Hoye on the Chicago Psychology Podcast.
Dr. Bernadette Blin & Dr, Regina Hess discuss EUROTAS on the Chicago Psychology Podcast.

Dr. Bernadette Blin, Ph.D. & Dr. Regina Hess, Ph.D.

Dr. Bernadette Blin is a Clinical and Social Psychologist.She is also a Transpersonal Psychotherapist, Gestalt-therapist, Teacher and Supervisor, and the president of EUROTAS, the Transpersonal Association of Europe.  Dr. Regina U. Hess isa nurse, clinical psychologist, a Gestalt and Transpersonal psychotherapist, researcher, educator, and supervisor as well.

Krysta Dancy-Cabeal,LMFT

Krysta Dancy-Cabeal  is a marriage and family therapist in Roseville CA.  She works in private practice, with a focus on trauma care for post-birth difficulties and PTSD. She is also the director and supervisor of a counseling collective, and she is also presenter and trainer.  

Krysta Dancy is a trauma expert and guest on the Chicago Psychology Podcast
Krysta Dancy is a trauma expert and guest on the Chicago Psychology Podcast

Alex Vesely

Alex Vesely is a filmmaker and psychotherapist.  He is also the grandson of the creator of Logotherapy, Viktor Frankl.  Alex talks with Dr. Hoye about his grandfather, his training as a psychotherapist in his native Austria, and his work as a filmmaker.  We also cover his work on his film about his grandfather, Viktor & I, and on the American psychiatrist Milton H. Erickson in his film, Wizard of the Desert.

Alex Vesely discussed Viktor Frankl and Milton H. Erickson on the Chicago Psychology Podcast.
Alex Vesely discussed Viktor Frankl and Milton H. Erickson on the Chicago Psychology Podcast.
Dr. George Greer, M.D. of the Heffter Institute discusses breakthroughs in psychedelic therapies on the Chicago Psychology Podcast,

Dr. George Greer, MD

Dr. George Greer, M.D. is the president of the Heffter Research Institute.  The Heffter Institute has been at the forefront of research into psychedelic medicines for treating addiction and depression.  Dr. Greer is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and Past President of the Psychiatric Medical Association of New Mexico. He was also the Clinical Director of Mental Health Services for the New Mexico Corrections Department during the 1990s. He was the Medical Director of the Heffter Research Institute from 1998 to 2017 when he became President.

Lisa Lombard, Ph.D.

Dr. Lisa Lombard is a clinical psychologist in Chicago and Oak Park, IL.  She has served as faculty at the National Pediatric Hypnosis Training Institute, and is the current president of the Chicago Society of Clinical Hypnosis.  She is also research faculty at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Lisa Lombard, Ph.D. discussed pediatric hypnosis on the Chicago Psychology Podcast
Lisa Lombard, Ph.D. discussed pediatric hypnosis on the Chicago Psychology Podcast

Dr. Regina U. Hess, Ph.D.


Regina U. Hess, PhD, is the founder and director of the "Ase World Forum"  -  Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Science - for the conservation of ancient wisdom and healing traditions, sacred plant medicine, shamanic expeditions, integrative psychospiritual interventions and research, art, film and cultural exchange - in an international interdisciplinary collaborative setting and network.  Dr. Hess is a nurse, a transpersonal and Gestalt psychologist, a research, educator, and supervisor. 


Dr. Regina Hess discusses transpersonal and psychedelic therapy on the Chicago Psychology Podcast.
Dr. Regina Hess discusses transpersonal and psychedelic therapy on the Chicago Psychology Podcast.