We’ve gathered the foremost innovators, experts and thought leaders in mental health with one purpose in mind:
To better equip yours.
To give you the tools and techniques you need to treat, cope, heal, and support yourself or anyone struggling with mental health challenges. And by anyone, we mean every one of us.
Meet Our Speakers
Dr. Richard Presser
MagicDichol / Nano Soma
With a PhD in materials engineering, Richard worked in the IT industry, including running his own businesses in the 1980s and 90s. After some years running a spiritual-based business with a partner in the US, Richard set up an online business in 2016 to sell new technology products. He now runs two online businesses globally, one of which sells MagicDichol products. To learn more about MagicDichol please go to this link.
Named as one of “The Leaders to Learn From in 2022,” Erica Cuni, LMFT, CIMHP, is a leading Integrative Mental Health Expert, Keynote Speaker, and fellow Survivor. With 15+ years in the mental health field, including being a Professor, Director, and Psychotherapist, plus training from the holistic side of wellness, her cutting-edge perspective is trauma-informed, nervous-system based, and holistic-minded. Her mission is to empower people worldwide with the skills to thrive consciously. Join her community at ericacuni.com.
Dr Timothy J. Hayes
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Hayes integrates mind/body energy techniques into a client-friendly model and has become known for his successes in assisting patients as they resolve the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Dr Donald Moss
Dean of the College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences, Saybrook University
With a background in humanistic psychology, Donald Moss initiated graduate programs in integrative and functional nutrition, applied psychophysiology, wellness coaching, mind-body medicine, and most recently integrative social work at Saybrook university.
Dr Maryam N. Tafreshi
Empowerment Researcher & Consultant
Dr. Tafreshi is a Bi-lingual International Psychologist, specialized in addressing key global issues such as Empowerment; Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity; Multicultural & Emotional Competency; Global Mental and Physical Health. Her Empowerment research is a complex, multilevel research, showing the
effects of attitudes and policies on empowerment, and the relationship of empowerment with mental & physical health & satisfaction in life.
John is an internationally known pioneer in the field of Applied Neuroplasticity. He created the field in response to a contract by the US Marine Corps in 2007 to reduce casualties in combat and accelerate post combat trauma recovery. The unique application of his successful process improvement methodology to the brain using neuroplasticity as the medium and an agile approach for continuous improvement has helped thousands of people all over the world exceed their performance expectations and improve their quality of life.
Patricia H. A. Perez, PhD
International Psychologist & Global Consultant
Dr. Perez has over 25 years of experience in her areas of research and practice expertise including children and families,
children with special needs, diversity and inclusion, cultural competence, lifespan development, infant mental health, child abuse and neglect, global trauma, third culture kids/adults, and
Dr Deb Simkin
Functional Psychiatry at Emory School of Medicine
Dr. Simkin teaches Functional Psychiatry at Emory School of Medicine, is Co-Chair for the Complementary and Integrative Medicine (CIM) Committee for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and works in her own private practice.
She specializes in Functional / Integrative Medicine and Psychiatry for children, adolescents, young and middle-aged adults, treating numerous disorders using a wide range of methods and techniques.
Dr William Walsh
Better Health through Biochemistry
President of the non-profit Walsh Research Institute near Chicago and an internationally acknowledged expert on biochemical imbalances. Dr. Walsh has
devoted nearly 40 years to researching the biochemistry behind behavior, learning and
memory, mental health and various disease conditions.
Hauschka Artistic Therapist, Executive Director and Founder of Inner Fire
A proactive healing community offering recovery from traumatic and debilitating life experiences without the use of the mind altering, psychotropic medications.
Dr Meshanette Johnson-Sims
Marriage and Family Therapist Same Here Global
Dr. Meshanette Johnson-Sims is a licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist and a Ph.D. Her education and experience in Clinical Psychology, Cultural Psychology, and Trauma Services, has broadened her perspectives, frequently informs her program and instruction decisions, and has led to a deepening of her commitment to teaching about trauma-informed systems of care and creating them.
Dr Michael Lukens
Anticipating the Long-term Emotional Fallout from School Violence and Mass Shootings
Dr. Lukens earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Connecticut in 1987 and has been a practicing psychologist in the state of Florida since 1991. He has authored several books, his latest exploring his theory of human motivation titled “The Physics of Emotion(ing): A Constructivist’s Understanding of the Motivational Forces Governing Volitional Behavior.” Dr. Lukens has developed methods for helping people achieve emotional breakthroughs which are associated with life-changing outcomes.
Ambassador Al-Bayati is currently teaching at School of Public and Global Affairs, Fairleigh Dickinson University. He was the Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations from 2006 to 2013. Previously he was Iraq’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs and Bilateral Relations from 2004 to 2006.
Following Saddam’s invasion of Kuwait in 1990 the UN Security Council considered Iraq as a threat to international peace and security and adopted many resolutions against Iraq under chapter VII, that imposed sanctions. Ambassador Al-Bayati worked for four years to solve complicated problems and to convince the 15 members of the UN Security Council to lift sanctions on Iraq. In a special session presided by then Vice President Joe Biden the Security Council took significant steps on December 15, 2010, to return Iraq to the legal and international standing it held prior to the invasion of Kuwait. Three resolutions were adopted lifting sanctions and several longstanding restrictions on Iraqi trade and activity.
Entrepreneur, Best Selling Author, Coach, Mental Health Advocate
Co-Founder Journey’s Dream, Part of Mark’s mission is to support everyone in finding their path to optimal health.
Nutritional Therapy Counselor
Hope Communicator and Life Guide specializing in a functional, nutrient-based approach to healing the brain and body.
Brain on Fire: Examining Root Causes of Microglial Activation
Brendan is the proud owner and founder of the Metabolic Solutions Institute for Functional Health and Fitness Practitioners and the creator of the Functional Mental Health Practitioner Certificate Course. He is also the founder of the Metabolic Solutions Research & Education Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to ‘changing the way the world views mental health’ through advancing the science of Mental Health Dysfunction. He is also the creator of The Mental M.A.P.™, a cutting-edge Lab Panel for Mental Health.
Dr Joyce Yip Green
Assistant Professor at Loyola Marymount University
Dr. Joyce Yip Green is committed to strengthening the mental health and wellness of individuals, families, and communities. She is an assistant professor at Loyola Marymount University graduate department of Marital and Family Therapy/Clinical Art Therapy. She earned her PhD in International Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She also holds endorsements in California as an Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist and Reflective Practice Facilitator Level II.
Dr Albert Mensah
Co-Founder of Mensah Medical
Specializes in the treatment of biochemical imbalances, and the cognitive (and physical) disorders caused by those imbalances.
Certified Nutrition Consultant
Published nutrition researcher specializing in complex neurological conditions, particularly autism spectrum disorders and ADHD. She is the author of the award-winning book, Nourishing Hope for Autism.
Dr James Greenblatt
A pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, James M. Greenblatt, MD, has treated patients since 1988. Dr. Greenblatt currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, MA and serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine and Dartmouth College Geisel School of Medicine.
Founder of Barefoot Autism Warriors
Her community, courses and membership is dedicated to helping other parents beat the chaos, tantrums and fear by addressing The 5 Underlying Messages Behind Autism Symptoms.
Dr Smita Patel
Integrative Neurologist, and Sleep Medicine Physician
Director and Founder of iNeuro Institute and Chief Medical Officer of Doctorpedia’s Sleep and wellbeing channel to educate communities and expand integrative sleep and brain health medicine knowledge to underserved populations and/or those with limited access to care.
Dr Andrew Pleener
Integrative Psychiatrist and Founder of the #SameHere Psych & STARR Alliances
Andrew Pleener, MD is a board certified integrative psychiatrist and founder of the #SameHere Psych & STARR Alliances. #SameHere partner’s with some of the largest names and brands in Sports, Entertainment, & Industry to shift culture towards understanding that ALL of us live across a mental health continuum, where stress and trauma impact us all – and where we can learn to thrive and build resiliency through integrative healing approaches – something #SameHere refers to as “STARR exercises.”
Dr Karen Brown
Infinity Linc International
Dr. Karen Brown followed in her father’s footsteps by joining the United States Army where she spent 26 years as a Combat
Medic honing her understanding, awareness, and love for culture, inclusion, and international engagement. Dr. Brown’s dissertation research focused on transgenerational trauma, its resulting effects, and ways to mitigate those effects.
Podcast Host: Nothing Much Happens
An architect of coziness, writing soothing stories that both ease the reader into peaceful sleep and teach the principles of mindfulness so that waking hours likewise become sweet and serene.
Dr Nishi Bhopal
Board Certified in Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine
Through her training in Integrative Psychiatry and Ayurveda, and personal experiences with yoga and meditation, she blends the best of ancient wisdom and modern medicine.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Tiffany Way is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and international Psychology doctoral candidate, dedicated to providing a safe and therapeutic environment with a person centered and wellness-based approach to mental health treatment. Tiffany is licensed by the ASWB (Association of Social Work Boards) and has been providing individual, couples, and family therapy for 16 wonderful years. As a licensed clinician, Tiffany utilizes multiple treatment modalities such as, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Addiction Counseling and various mindfulness techniques. Specialties include but are not limited to; stress and anger management, ADHD, mood disorders, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, PTSD and compulsive disorders.
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