The Body Politic Radio Show




In her first series on mental health disorders, Journalist, Suzanne Marcus Fletcher, interviews noted Pyschotherapist, Diann Wingert, of Southern California, on THE MANY FACES OF DEPRESSION. Globally, 350 million suffer from Depression, a mental disorder that prevents people from functioning well, but the stigma that is often attached to it prevents many people from acknowledging it. Fewer than half the people with Depression receive the care they need. Fletcher will be discussing how Depression manifests in people’s lives, options for care, and how substance abuse ties-in to the disorder.  Join the conversation Saturday July 27th at 11:00 AM on The Body Politic on Blog Talk Radio. Listen to the show at 


Suzanne Marcus Fletcher interviews one of the nation’s leading authorities on PTSD, Diane Vchulek, MS, MA, LMHC, NCC, DAPA, BCETS PTSD – PTSD Coordinator, Director of Clinical Services, Twelve Oaks Recovery Center

Diane specializes in helping people heal from stress reactions and responses associated with both civilian and military traumatic experiences. She has developed ASPIRE, a tract specifically for Twelve Oaks’ patients for the treatment of addiction and PTSD for military and civilians.  Diane has presented workshops nationally and internationally for the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) and the International society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD).  She has broad experience as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor spanning over 25 years.  Listen to the show on


Suzanne Marcus Fletcher interviews

Deborah Litberg, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in mental health and advocacy support for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communities. Deborah is a parent of a profoundly deaf son, age 27. Deborah served, for eleven years, on the Executive Board for The Greater Los Angeles Agency for the Deaf advocating for the betterment of the Deaf Community.  After getting her Masters’ at USC, Deborah trained at Children's Hospital Los Angeles for 10 years, as well as serving as faculty in the Leadership for Neurological Developmental Delays Program. Deborah is now providing services through her private practice in Sherman Oaks, with a focus on children and families, individuals and couples. Deborah is fluent in signed language and provides IEP advocacy as part of her support for this population.   This broadcast is sponsored by AA FAB Autoworks in Sun Valley, CA. (818) 768-7500.

BIPOLAR DISORDER AND ADDICTION                                          

Suzanne Marcus Fletcher interviews Dr. Elizabeth Waterman from Morningside Recovery:

Dr. Waterman began her work in the recovery field in 2008 and has held positions as a clinician in residential treatment centers, mental health clinics, and private practice. 
 She has extensive experience in conducting psychological evaluations and disability determination evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults. Her areas of professional specialties include addiction, personality disorders, and mood and anxiety disorders. Elizabeth graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology (Psy.D.) from the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Orange County, in 2010. In 2012, Elizabeth became a licensed Psychologist in the state of California.  She enjoys working with clients from a variety of evidenced-based treatment approaches and is currently in the process of completing an intensive training program in Dialectical Behavior Therapy..Elizabeth is dedicated to providing superior therapeutic services to clients and their families, as well as educating the public about mental illness and chemical dependency.

Suzanne Marcus Fletcher interview Stuart Birnbaum on the subject of "Inside Rehab."

Suzanne Marcus Fletcher interviews Stuart Birnbaum, Ceo, and Executive Director, of Recovery Advocates Treatment Center in Westlake Village, California
Recovery Advocates
 provides primary rehabilitation service, medical, and psychological care, detoxification, counseling, and support for individuals caught in the grip of addiction and alcoholism.  Recovery Advocates specialize in aftercare programs designed to provide caring, comprehensive support (Sober Living, Intensive Outpatient, and Sober Companion programs). They assist in the transition and re-integration into life following treatment. Fletcher will be discussing what the rehab experience is like from that very first phone call to get help. Stuart Birnbaum graduated from the USC Film School and worked for Federico Fellini on "Fellini's Roma" before moving to San Francisco where he wrote, produced and directed "The Chicken Little Comedy Show." Birnbaum's career was launched as a comedy writer; penning for Lily Tomlin, Chevy Chase, Redd Foxx, Christopher Guest and Tim Conway and is the recipient of a Writers Guild Award and an Emmy nomination. 


Website Builder