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EP 104 - Bridging Science, Spirituality and Psychology

Summary: Bridging science, spirituality, and psychology is Dr. Denise McDermott's specialty.
Air Date: 6/24/20
Duration: 30:06
Host: Dr. Ward Bond
Guest Bio: Denise McDermott, M.D.

Dr. Denise McDermott, M.D. completed her Adult Psychiatry residency at Emory University and her Child Psychiatry fellowship at University of California Los Angeles and was acting Chief Fellow. She treats children, adolescents, and adults and has > 40,000 hours of clinical expertise in her private practice since 2001. Her goal is to empower her patients and their families to live their best life possible.

Dr. McDermott received the “Outstanding Physician Award” at UCLA (2000). She was President of the Southern California Psychiatric Society and guest lecturer at UCLA. Her absolute passion is bridging science, spirituality, and psychiatry which inspired her to launch an educational mental health website DrDeniseMD.com. Dr. McDermott was honored to be a guest speaker at the Dalai Lama’s Tibetan Medical Society Fall 2018 lecturing on “Nurturing Children’s Mental Health.”

She produces and hosts her podcast show The Dr. Denise Show in which she interviews scholars, mental health advocates, athletes, and other influencers. She is a contributor to the revolutionary spiritual media  “Mind Dive” App created by Michel Pascal and includes Deepak Chopra, Gary Schwartz, Eben Alexander, and other luminaries devoted to bridging science, psychology, and spirituality.

In 2019 Dr. Denise was the health and wellness expert involved creating 30 wellness challenges for the United Kingdom-based Elomi Lingerie LiveLimitless Campaign to inspire women to love, honor, and embrace their beauty and to promote body positivity! 2020 has started our strong as Dr. Denise received “Best of 2020” Adult and Child Psychiatrist Redondo Beach and was honored as Top 100 Health and Fitness Influencer.  In April 2020 she launched the talk show “KEEP IT REAL” with professional basketball player and Emmy Award-winning news reporter Cathleen O’Toole.

She is author of “Mental Health and How to Thrive,” and reaches an international audience with her blog, and is a proud Mom to her charismatic 11-year-old son who is truly her biggest teacher in this lifetime!


EP 104 - Bridging Science, Spirituality and Psychology
A doctor and mother and a healer. That's how Denise McDermott describes herself. Her work centers on bridging science, spirituality, and psychology - in an effort to break down stigmas on sensitive topics and talk mental health.

She joins Dr. Ward today to talk about the intersection of these fields, being real, and how to stop hiding behind your issues.