Special Encore Presentation: Self Harm: Understanding and Treatment
January 15, 2013
Hosted by Mary Waldon, LCSW
All across North America, there has been a dramatic increase in self harming behaviors among teens and school age children. Nancy Heath, PhD has lead extensive, impactful research on these behaviors, and will join me for an in-depth discussion of both her research findings and her recommendations for effective treatment. Please tune in to The Mary Waldon Show to gain an understanding of this set of behaviors, as well an understanding of what can be done to change this method of coping.
The Mary Waldon Show: Raising and Empowering Young Women, Mind, Body, and Spirit
Archives Available on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel
The Mary Waldon Show is aimed at enriching North America's mental health conversation. Specifically, our show targets the interests and needs of young women, their parents, and a rapidly changing culture. How can our highly pressurized, social media-intense society raise strong, self-aware, self-empowered young women? How do we address the increase in depression, self-harm, eating disorders, and the accompanying decline in self-worth among our daughters? Our guests will include mental health professionals, authors, artists, academics, and successful women with a story to share. Join Mary Waldon, LCSW for an hour dedicated to helping young women discover who they are and all that they are capable of becoming.
Mary Waldon, LCSW
Mary Waldon, MSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in change-oriented psychotherapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy for teenagers, young adults, and their families. She works extensively with mother/daughter relationships, helping women and their daughters improve communication and strengthen their connection during the challenging teen years. She helps teens move past self-harm behaviors including cutting and damaging eating behaviors. Mary also helps girls and young women develop a strong sense of self, personal empowerment, and lasting behavioral changes. She sees patients privately, leads skills groups, and develops staff trainings for social service agencies, middle schools, and high schools on the North Shore of Chicago.
Mary earned a Bachelor of Science from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA and is a graduate of the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration and the clinical social work internship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Stone Institute of Psychiatry and the Outpatient Treatment Center.