Professional Therapists

The following therapists are people I know and have sought out help from. 

Dr. Jack Muskat PhD – As a psychologist Dr. Jack works with organizations and business leaders dealing with mental illness issues.



Dr. Adam Stein M.BB.Ch. F.R.C.P –  Dr. Stein is a multifaceted psychiatrist/therapist who works with patients with addictions, PTSD, and depression. He is open-minded and a practitioner of numerous western and eastern methodologies and therapies.

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Debbie Papadakis – Debbie is a world-renown hypnotherapist. Debbie’s practice is multi-faceted and is effective with all sorts of issues and addictions.

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Rahim Jiwa – As a Cognitive Specialist and Hypnotist Rahim has had tremendous success with clients with chronic pain issues. His methods involve working with both the sub-conscious and unconscious minds.


When searching for therapists in your area you have three potential sources for referrals. First, your family doctor will certainly have a shortlist of therapists for referrals. Second, family, friends, and colleagues are an excellent source for referrals. Finally, a simple Google search will likely uncover numerous therapists in your area.

Whoever the referred therapist is, follow up with a search for patient reviews. I have vetted the following physician reviews websites,

An emerging trend is online therapy and healing. is gaining traction and the reviews, thus far, have been positive.

Podcasts and Blogs

Podcasts and Blogs (P&Bs) have become a major source of information for a plethora of issues. Though few in number there are excellent P&Bs that deal with mental illness, specifically depression. Most relate stories and provide eyewitness accounts of the feelings and experiences of those that are struggling with depression. For those that struggle in silence, P&Bs are an excellent way to see and feel that you are not alone. The following are podcasts that have accompanying blogs that I believe are worth your while to consider subscribing to.

Giving Voice to Depression

The Depression Files with Al Levin

Overcome Depression and Thrive

Crazy, Who Me? The Podcast

The Hilarious World of Depression (I kid you not!)

Entrepreneurs on Fire

Books and Newsletters

The following  are well reviewed books on mental illness. These books were also utilized for research for the book: Crazy, Who Me? My Journey as a Leader Overcoming Depression and the workshop: R.E.S.T.O.R.E. Understanding and Overcoming Depression.

An Unquiet Mind, Kay Redfield – An extraordinary deep dive into the mind of a manic depressive.

Blue Dreams, Lauren Slater – The story of a life long struggle with anti-depressive medication and the history of mental illness medication development. 

The Power of NOW, Eckhart Tolle – Tolle explains why living in the present is the only way to live effectively. Ruminating in the past and fantasizing the future are a waste of time. 

THE POWER OF THE HEART, Baptist De Pape – De Pape interviews authors, spiritual healers, and though leaders in the medical community on the power of the heart in our decision making process. 

Anatomy of an Epidemic, Robert Whitaker – Whitaker traces the development of mental health medications and the relationship between pharmaceutical companies and the field of psychiatry.

You Are the PLACEBO, Dr. Joe Dispenza – Dr Joe explores a world where we can train our brains to heal ourselves.

Fierce Conversations, Susan Scott – Scott says, “the conversation is the relationship”. Terrific book on having honest and trusting  – well suited for those struggling with speaking about their struggles.

The Age of Empathy, Frans De Waal – In order to deal  with and overcome depression, as well leading effectively empathy is essential.

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Online Resources

The following online resources explain and deal with mental illness in simple and straight forward language.


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