Learn more about the experts who review our articles to make sure they are accurate and trustworthy. The Verywell Mind Review Board is a team of board-certified physicians and established mental health experts who ensure our content is high-quality and inclusive. They join us in our mission to be a compassionate resource that helps you prioritize your mental health and well-being. Get to know the passionate psychotherapists, psychiatrists, social workers, counselors, mindfulness coaches, and other mental health professionals and educators who make up the Review Board. Review Board Members Isaac Alexis, MD, AAMA, AMP-BC Addiction Medicine Specialist Personal Detail Isaac Alexis, MD, AAMA, AMP-BC, is a board-certified internist specializing in addiction medicine. In his work at an addiction treatment center in West Virginia, Dr. Alexis has rescued hundreds of lives from fatal drug overdoses each month and has counseled more than 1,000 suicidal patients. Read more Daniel B. Block, MD Psychiatrist Personal Detail Daniel B. Block, MD, is an award-winning, board-certified psychiatrist who operates a private practice in Pennsylvania. Dr. Block is a staunch patient advocate and was awarded the Medical Service Advisor Award in 2000 for his work with New Directions, a chapter of the DBSA (Depression Bipolar Support Alliance). Read more Sara Clark Mindfulness Teacher Personal Detail Sara Clark is an EYT 500-hour certified Vinyasa yoga and mindfulness teacher, lululemon Global Yoga Ambassador, model, and writer. Her online yoga and meditation classes are available on SHAPE, Yoga Today, Prevention, and YogaGlo, and she teaches 1000+ yoga practitioners in New York City's Bryant Park every summer. Read more Steven Gans, MD Psychiatrist Personal Detail Steven Gans, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist and active supervisor, teacher, and mentor at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and practices at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts. Dr. Gans leads a team-based approach to treating patients with serious mental illnesses. Read more Rachel Goldman, PhD, FTOS Psychologist Personal Detail Rachel Goldman, PhD, FTOS, is a licensed psychologist and clinical assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine. She is also a speaker and wellness expert specializing in weight management and eating behaviors and serves on leadership boards of The Obesity Society and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Read more Aron Janssen, MD Psychiatrist Personal Detail Aron Janssen, MD, is board-certified in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry and is the vice chair of child and adolescent psychiatry at Northwestern University. He is the founder of the Gender and Sexuality Service at New York University, and author of "Affirmative Mental Health Care for Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth." Read more Sanja Jelic, MD Critical Care Specialist, Internist, Pulmonologist Personal Detail Sanja Jelic, MD, is board-certified in sleep medicine, critical care medicine, pulmonary disease, and internal medicine. She is an assistant professor of medicine and attending physician in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, New York. Read more Elena Klimenko, MD Internal Medicine Physician Personal Detail Elena Klimenko, MD, IFMCP, is a board-certified doctor in internal medicine and licensed in medical acupuncture and homeopathy. She is a part of the teaching faculty at Center for Education and Development of Homeopathy and leads her medical practice at Healthy Wealthy & Wise Medical, PC in New York City, using both conventional and alternative medicine. Read more Shaheen Lakhan, MD, PhD, FAAN Neurologist Personal Detail Shaheen Lakhan, MD, PhD, is an award-winning, board-certified physician-scientist and clinical development specialist. He is board-certified in neurology and pain medicine, with clinical training from the Cleveland Clinic and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has taught at Harvard Medical School and the California University of Science and Medicine. Read more Ann-Louise T. Lockhart, PsyD, ABPP Pediatric Psychologist Personal Detail Ann-Louise T. Lockhart, PsyD, ABPP, is a board-certified pediatric psychologist, parent coach, author, speaker, and owner of A New Day Pediatric Psychology, PLLC. Dr. Lockhart specializes in working with clients who present with medical diagnoses and are seeking alternative solutions. Read more Akeem Marsh, MD Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist Personal Detail Akeem Marsh, MD, is a board-certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist who has dedicated his career to working with children and families of medically underserved communities. He is also the co-editor of the forthcoming book, “Not Just Bad Kids: The Link Between Adversity and Disruptive Behavior." Read more Kristin McGee, CPT Meditation Instructor Personal Detail Kristin McGee, CPT, is a certified personal trainer, yoga instructor, and meditation teacher. She currently teaches yoga and meditation for Peloton, including prenatal and postnatal classes for new moms. Kristin is one of the most sought after and recognized fitness instructors in the country and is a pioneer in making yoga and mindful movement more accessible for all. Read more Megan Monahan Meditation Instructor Personal Detail Megan Monahan is a certified meditation instructor who has studied under Dr. Deepak Chopra. She is the author of the book, "Don't Hate, Meditate" and teaches meditation to corporate and private clients weekly, in addition to her work with brands like lululemon and Wanderlust. Angeleno Magazine named Megan "The Meditation Master" for its "It List 2019." Read more Amy Morin, LCSW Psychotherapist Personal Detail Amy Morin, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist. She is the author of several books including "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do" and "13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do." As a highly sought-after speaker, Amy delivers talks on parenting and mental strength, including top 50 TEDx talk, "The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong." Read more Armeen Poor, MD Pulmonologist, Intensivist Personal Detail Armeen Poor, MD, is a board-certified pulmonologist, specializing in critical care and sleep medicine. He is an assistant professor of medicine at New York Medical College, with clinical duties in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care at Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York City. Dr. Poor was awarded the Resident Research Award from Columbia University Medical Center. Read more Huma Sheikh, MD Neurologist Personal Detail Huma Sheikh, MD, is a board-certified neurologist, specializing in migraine and stroke. She is affiliated with Mount Sinai of New York and co-founded the Migraine and Vascular Section for the American Headache Society. Dr. Sheikh has received many honors including Teacher of the Year at Mount Sinai-Beth Israel Hospital. Read more Carly Snyder, MD Psychiatrist Personal Detail Carly Snyder, MD, is a reproductive and perinatal psychiatrist who combines traditional psychiatry with integrative medicine-based treatments. She is also the director for women's health for Family Health Associates, host of the podcast MD for Moms, and a regular contributor to many news and media outlets. Dr. Snyder was named a "Rising Star" by Super Doctors in 2019. Read more David Susman, PhD Psychologist Personal Detail David Susman, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist with 25 years of experience providing treatment to individuals with mental illness and substance use concerns. He is also an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Kentucky, award-winning blogger, and the founding director of Eastern State Hospital’s Recovery Mall. Read more John C. Umhau, MD, MPH, CPE Addiction Medicine Specialist Personal Detail John C. 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