Go Out on That Limb

The session in which we interview Tracy Ashdale, Executive Director and Chief Energy Officer for Girls on the Run of Montgomery and Delaware Counties. Girls on the Run is a physical activity based positive youth development program designed to develop and enhance girls’ social, psychological, and physical competencies to successfully navigate life experiences. 




No Clear Dividing Line

The session in which we talk to Robert Naseef, PhD about his experience and expertise. Dr. Naseef is the father of an adult son with autism and a psychologist who writes and speaks internationally about familiies living with and loving someone on the autism spectrum.

Shrinks Think about Walking into a Party

Do you ever wonder what the Shrinks Think? In between podcast interviews we sometimes talk about social justice issues, or sometimes about common issues or questions that come up in our clinical practice.

In our new mini-session bonus format, we share some of our brief conversations. 

In the first of our mini-sessions we discuss our top 3 tips for entering a social scene/party.

If you have more tips on this subject, let us know and we’ll share them. Also, please let us know if there’s a topic you’d like us to spend a few minutes offering a mini-session around our top tips. 

You can always reach out to us at ShrinksOnThird@gmail.com

Trying to Decrease Barriers

The session in which we talk to Kevin Moore, Psy.D about his work with comprehensive service delivery to underserved and vulnerable populations. Dr. Moore established the Center for Integrative Care at the AIDS Care Group where he served as Director for over 7 years. He also teaches Poverty Medicine at The Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology at Widener University and plans to establish a new clinic, where he will continue to work towards improving integrated care for people with HIV/AIDS, opioid addiction, and other underserved vulnerable populations. 

A Growth Mindset

The session in which we talk to Meghan Ryan, the program coordinator at The Monkey and the Elephant Cafe – Philly’s first and only non-profit coffee shop employing former foster youth. In addition to the great work that goes on at the cafe, the coffee is locally and ethically sourced… and delicious.


Something Weird is Going On

The session in which we discuss what it means to be a socialist feminist with Zoë Naseef. Zoë earned a BFA in photojournalism and simultaneously majored in Women and Gender studies. She is currently a writer and web editor for BUST magazine and a co-host on the well-regarded feminist podcast Season of the B.



YOU Need the Help

The session in which we interview psychologist Sherry Pomerantz, Ph.D. about her expertise in helping parents to deal with their children as emerging adults. Dr. Pomerantz works with parents and families to navigate the challenges inherent in the transition to adulthood. 


There is No Need for This

The session in which we talk to Deirdre Mulligan, Executive Director, of the Mitzvah Food Pantry and Sandi Young, a volunteer about food insecurity. The program serves over 7400 people each year by distributing nutritious food to all who are in need regardless of race, income, gender, age or religion. 



I Was Imagining Something Worse

The session in which we discuss the Americorp experience with Aaron Jacobs. Aaron graduated from the University of Virginia with a double major in Political Science & Public Policy, and then spent a year in Alabama – testing the vision of pre-schoolers, coaching middle-school debates, and helping adults with tax preparation.


Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA- free tax prep)



Gee Whiz, That Sounds Like Me

The session in which we speak with renowned autism expert Stephen Shore, EdD about the 3 A’s of Autism – Awareness, Acceptance, and Appreciation. Dr. Stephen Mark Shore is on the Autism Spectrum and is a professor at Adelphi University. He travels the world teaching, training, and talking about his special interest – autism.

Dr. Shore is the author of Beyond the Wall: Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger Syndrome, along with several other books and publications. 

Check out Stephen’s website at AutismAsperger.net