More Places to Find Ideas, Advice, and Information

Defining Moments LLC
Contact: Michael Soto
Title: Co-Founder
Location: Middletown, NY

Michael Soto is a licensed Mental Health Counselor, specializing in the areas of traumatic stress, and relationship counseling. He has a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Alliance Graduate School of Counseling in Nyack, NY and holds a certification in Critical Incident Stress Management, is a Certified Trauma Professional, a Certified Family Trauma Professional, is trained in the Gottman Method of Therapy, and EMDR therapy. Michael works with individuals, couples, and families, specializing in the healing of traumatic stress injuries, and trauma from adverse childhood experiences.

Michael is a 10 veteran of the United States Marine Corps, started EMS in 1992 and joined the fire service in 2011. Michael also lectures discussing the topics of stress, trauma, and mental toughness.

As a first responder, he consults with agencies to build strong peer-support teams and trains personnel in peak performance and mental toughness, through mental performance initiatives for the first responder. His training focuses on the importance of maintaining mental health and building ongoing resiliency in this uniquely demanding profession, addressing issues such as the wear and tear on first responders and how to stay healthy from both physiological and psychological standpoints.

Click here to go to the interview I did with Michael titled Thinking Tools You Can Use.

Blogs and Podcasts

Contact: Ben Reuter, PhD
Title: Founder
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Ben is a faculty member at CalU. An exercise physiologist, he holds certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA). He has interests in injury prevention/performance enhancement for endurance athletes and using movement to enhance quality of life.

Ben is an active contributor to his profession, with work on a variety of committees of the NSCA, as well as presentations and publications both nationally and internationally.

The interview with Ben is titled Move More - Live Better is here.

Good Information Sources

Psychology Today
Online and print magazine.

From their website:
Psychology Today is devoted exclusively to everybody's favorite subject: Ourselves. We've gathered here a group of renowned psychologists, academics, psychiatrists and writers to contribute their thoughts and ideas. We're a live stream of what's happening in 'psychology today'. Our magazine, first launched in 1967, continues to thrive. Psychology Today's directory provides a comprehensive directory of therapists, psychiatrists and treatment facilities near you.

They have a lot of good information on just about any topic in psychology.