The Psychology of It All

The Psychology of It All
Dr. Raymond Zakhari is a triple board certified (adult-adolescent, family, psychiatry) nurse practitioner and trained in sex therapy. He is private practice in New York City where he provides primary care and psychiatric house calls to high net-worth individuals and families. To learn more about his private practice log on to Support this podcast:

How is a psychiatric diagnosis made?
Jun 28 • 5 min
Have you ever wondered how a psychiatric diagnosis is made? Unlike other medical specialties there are no blood tests, or brain scans that prove that someone has a mental illness. The steps that the psychiatrist should take in formulating a diagnosis…
Sex Therapy and how it can help
Jun 8 • 5 min
Sex therapy can help couples and individuals understand their core sexual script that plays out in their daily life. It can help address sexual problems related to relational conflicts such as arousal and orgasm difficulties. Sex therapy can help…
What is the difference between therapy and getting advice?
Apr 23 • 8 min
In therapy the use of silence is very helpful in allowing the client to speak freely. The therapist is listening for more than the content of you speech. I am listening for how you say it, when you say it, the order in which you say it, the number of…
Abuse in Teen Dating
Mar 15 • 9 min
Abuse in teen dating relationships can and does occur, but because it is so unexpected it often goes missed by parents. There 5 common types of abuse that can occur. They are physical, sexual, emotional, psychological (mental), and financial. Abusers can…
Disqualifying the Positive and Jumping to Conclusions
Feb 4 • 6 min
Cognitive distortions are the biased perspectives we take on ourselves and the world around us. They are irrational thoughts and beliefs that we have unknowingly reinforced over time. The first step to behaving rationally is to be aware of our biases and…
Cognitive Distortions: Overgeneralization and Mental Filter
Jan 25 • 7 min
Today I am going to continue going through cognitive distortions. Like defense mechanisms, a cognitive distortion is a habit of mind that we rapidly deploy to convince ourselves how right we are in our understanding of the circumstances around us, for the…
All or nothing thinking: Cognitive Distortions
Jan 8 • 8 min
For the next few weeks, I am going to be explaining Cognitive Distortions and the role they play in self-sabotage. So let me begin by first defining what I mean by a Cognitive Distortion. Cognitive distortions are the biased perspectives we take on…
Humor, Humility, Altruism & How to screen for Mr or Miss Right in 2019
Dec 31, 2018 • 13 min
Today I am going to talk about 3 mature defense mechanisms, and I will conclude with a list of 10 behaviors to help you Screen Mr. or Miss right in 2019: Humor is an adaptive technique to help us to cope with tense or stressful situations. Requires a bit…
The Psychology of It All: Displacement, sublimation, identification and reaction formation
Dec 24, 2018 • 10 min
Continuing with explaining how some defense mechanisms help us self-sabotage and limit our success. This episode will cover displacement (socially unacceptable) and sublimation (socially acceptable). Also, identification with the aggressor (sometimes…
The Psychology of it All: Avoidance and Repression
Dec 11, 2018 • 15 min
The psychology of it all helps people become aware of the self-sabotaging behaviors we all do from time to time. This episode explains the defense mechanisms of avoidance and repression. There is a psychotherapy DIY 5 step process to help you avoid the…
Denial, Rationalization, and Projection
Nov 30, 2018 • 9 min
This is episode 5 in the series The Psychology of It All. A defense mechanism is an unconscious psychological reaction to reduce mental anguish arising from an unacceptable stressor. Denial is characterized by unconsciously blocking out events or…
The Psychology of it All: Dissociation, Acting out, Blocking
Nov 23, 2018 • 8 min
Defense mechanisms are unconscious psychological reactions to reduce mental stress. Becoming self-aware of personal maladaptive coping strategies can increase the chance of learning new ones that are not sabotaging in nature. This episode covers…
The Psychology of It All: Somatization
Nov 16, 2018 • 8 min
Somatization is a physical symptom caused by a psychological problem. A defense mechanism is a reaction of the mind designed to protect the person for mental distress. Defense mechanisms are not volitional, and everyone uses them. —- Support this podcast:…
The Psychology of It All: Regression
Nov 9, 2018 • 6 min
Defense mechanisms are an automatic response that helps us deal with stress. Regression is an immature defense mechanism that can manifest in both adults and children during stressful times. Dr. Raymond Zakhari is triple board certified nurse practitioner…
The Psychology of It All
Nov 2, 2018 • 8 min
A review of defense mechanisms and common cognitive distortions that lead to our detriment. Being aware of these mind games can help train our reaction so that we are well-adjusted members of society. —- Support this podcast:…
Male Insecurities: What is your hangup?
Oct 9, 2018 • 5 min
Apparently the modern millennial man wants the ability to shower and change in the locker room without ever being publicly nude. I have had many men tell me that they have been seeing their doctor for years and he has never seen them naked. If you are an…
Man Therapy
Oct 2, 2018 • 6 min
Men’s mental health is often neglected for various reasons. A confidential psychiatric house call is an ideal way to get the help you need without the hassle of going to a psychiatric mental health clinic. Therapy on your own couch. —- Support this…
Medical Detox alternatives
Sep 25, 2018 • 4 min
An alternative to inpatient rehab/ detox and traditional outpatient rehab and detox services. Now confidential care can be delivered as a medical and psychiatric house call. —- Support this podcast:
Concierge Care
Sep 14, 2018 • 5 min
Medical and psychiatric house calls in Manhattan. The way care ought to be! —- Support this podcast: