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Summary: Need Comments from Mental Health Professionals About Parental Estrangement

  • Name: Kimberly Zapata Parents
  • Category: Biotech and Healthcare
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Media Outlet: Parents
  • Deadline: 11:00 AM EST – 12 January

Query: I am working on an article for Parents about parental estrangement and need a mental health professional to answer the following questions:

  1. Why is grieving the loss of a still-living parent so complex?
  2. How do individuals keep and maintain distance?
  3. What are the best ways to deal with parental estrangement, i.e. how can you cope with feelings of sadness, anger, loss, etc.?

Requirements: Must be a licensed counselor, therapist, psychologist, and/or psychiatrist

Summary: Seeking licensed therapists to share tips on dealing with a manipulative partner

  • Name: Rebecca Strong AskMen
  • Category: Lifestyle and Fitness
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Media Outlet: AskMen
  • Deadline: 11:00 AM EST – 12 January

Query: Looking for answers to the following:

  1. Why might it be hard to tell if you have a manipulative girlfriend (or boyfriend)?
  2. Please list some signs that your partner is manipulating you. For each sign, please explain in detail and give examples whenever possible.
  3. What should you do if you determine that your partner is manipulating you? How can you go about confronting them about it? Might couples therapy help and if so, why/how? (or should your partner seek individual counseling instead)?

Requirements: Source must be a licensed mental health professional. Please provide a link to your website/bio and indicate if you’re in private practice or if not, where you practice

Summary: Black therapists on cultural competency

  • Category: General
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Media Outlet: Anonymous
  • Deadline: 5:00 PM EST – 12 January

Query: I’m looking for a credentialed, Black therapist (LMHC, LPC, PhD, etc) to share the importance of culturally competent therapists. Please send credentials/affiliation and website with query!

Requirements: Please do not contact me using methods outside of the one provided here.

  1. Able to do an interview over the phone or answer questions via email this week (between Tuesday and Friday)
  2. Written responses are needed by the 13th at 5 pm EST, so please ensure you connect in enough time!
  3. Because of my deadline, please ensure your contacts are available before connecting with me.

Summary: How and when to introduce your kids to a new partner, according to experts

  • Name: Heidi Borst The Exit
  • Category: Lifestyle and Fitness
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Media Outlet: The Exit
  • Deadline: 7:00 PM EST – 12 January

Query: Looking for a family psychologist to answer the following about introducing your kids to a new partner post-divorce, please discuss these stages:

  1. Toddler
  2. Elementary-school-aged
  3. Tween and teen

Answer the following questions for each of the previous stages;

  1. How long should you wait before introducing your children to a new romantic partner?
  2. What is the best way to introduce your kids to a new partner?
  3. How can you tell if your kids are ready to meet your new partner?
  4. Should you talk to your ex before introducing a new partner, and what should you say? What if your ex doesn’t want your children to meet a new partner?
  5. What if your kids don’t want to meet your new partner?
  6. How can you make the transition as smooth as possible (keep the first meeting brief? any other tips?)

Requirements: Must be a US-based psychologist with experience in family or child counseling. Please provide a link to verify credentials.

Summary: Signs of a Toxic Relationship & What to Do

  • Name: Aerielle Alejandro UpJourney
  • Category: Biotech and Healthcare
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Media Outlet: UpJourney
  • Deadline: 7:00 PM EST – 12 January

Query: All great answers will be used, so please take the time to craft an in-depth and unique response. If possible, please add one or more headings to your submission. Overly self-promotional answers will be ignored. Please also include in your reply your full name, credentials and/or very short bio, square profile picture(don’t attach it, use a link), and website URL. Thank you.

Summary: How to Get Over a Friendship Breakup

  • Name: Aerielle Alejandro UpJourney
  • Category: General
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Media Outlet: UpJourney
  • Deadline: 7:00 PM EST – 12 January

Query: All great answers will be used, so please take the time to craft an in-depth and unique response. If possible, please add one or more headings to your submission. Overly self-promotional answers will be ignored. Please also include in your reply your full name, credentials and/or very short bio, square profile picture(don’t attach it, use a link), and website URL. Thank you.

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