Head Space and Timing Podcast

96 EpisodesProduced by Duane K. L. France, MA, MBA, LPC

The psychological impact of military service is well known but less understood. Every Tuesday, join combat veteran and clinical mental health counselor Duane France as he interviews mental health professionals, veterans, and those who support them about mental health and wellness. If you want to und… read more

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HST096 The Independence Fund with Sarah Verardo

February 19th, 2019


Sarah and Mike Verardo have become a national face for severely wounded combat Veterans andtheir Caregivers. They’ve appeared on numeroustelevision programs and news outlets over the past several years to push …

HST095 Veterans Hub Weymouth, UK with Andy Price

February 12th, 2019


The background of The Veterans Hub, Weymouth and Andy can be found on their
Facebook page here The Veterans Hub was founded in 2017 by a local man called Andy Price, who served in the Armed forces as well as …

HST094 Warriors Connect with Kacie Kelly and Glen Coppersmith

February 5th, 2019


Kacie Kelly oversees and manages policy, operational, and programmatic efforts on veteran health and well-being, including the Warrior …

HST093 Code of Support Foundation with Kristina Kaufmann

January 29th, 2019


Kristina (Kristy) Kaufmann is the CEO and co-founder of Code of Support Foundation. During her 11 years as a wartime Army wife, Kristy …

HST092 Road Home Program with Dr. Michael Brennan

January 22nd, 2019


Michael B. Brennan, PsyD., is Associate Clinical Director of the Road Home Program for Veterans and the Families at Rush University Medical Center. He manages operations for an intensive outpatient program …

HST091 Witness to War Foundation with

January 15th, 2019


Emily is an Atlanta native and a 2006 graduate of The University of Tennessee with a BSBA degree in Marketing.

Her grandfather was a WWII & Korean War veteran and is featured on the site (Tank Commander Andy …

HST090 Thank You For Your Service with Adam Schumann

January 8th, 2019


Adam Schumann, 36, served with 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment in Iraq during 2007-2008. He was one of the soldiers profiled in …

HST089 Looking Back and Looking Forward with Eddie Lazzari

January 1st, 2019


Eddie Lazzari is a former US Army Noncommissioned Officer with 10-years active duty service. Eddie was a Sr. Squad Leader in support of OIFII from '04-'05 in Baghdad Iraq and is now a proud Veteran, Husband, …

HST088 2018 Year In Review

December 25th, 2018


Welcome to Episode 88 of the Head Space and Timing Podcast. Here it is, the last podcast of the year. This is also the last podcast that will be hosted by the Change Your POV Podcast Network. In this episode, …

HST087 The COMMIT Foundation with Anne Meree Craig

December 18th, 2018



Anne Meree served as a civil servant deploying around the world in direct strategic and operational support to the interagency. In 2010, after having her second child, she left the government and founded Maxemi …

HST086 Neuroflow and Mental Health Technology with Christopher Molaro

December 11th, 2018



Chris Molaro is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, and served for 5 years as a Field Artillery Army officer. …

HST085 Moral Injury with Dr. Shira Maguen

December 4th, 2018


Shira Maguen, Ph.D. is Mental Health Director of the OEF/OIF Integrated Care Clinic and Staff Psychologist on the Posttraumatic Stress …

HST084 Treatmentworksforvets with Bradley Karlin

November 27th, 2018

Summary: Brad Karlin, PhD, is a vice president and chief of mental health and aging at EDC. He leads EDC’s work with public and private health care systems to promote the dissemination and delivery of evidence-based …

HST083 Building Mental Fitness with Dr Kate Hendricks Thomas

November 20th, 2018

Summary: Kate Hendricks Thomas, PhD is a behavioral medicine researcher and Master Certified Health Education Specialist. She studies evidence-based mental fitness and peak performance and is the author of two books –

HST082 Prolonged Exposure Research with Dr Carmen McLean

November 13th, 2018

Summary: Dr. Carmen McLean is a Clinical Psychologist with the Dissemination and Training Division of the National Center for PTSD and an Adjunct …

HST081 Cohen Veteran Network Outreach with Matt Wetenkamp

October 30th, 2018

Summary: Matthew Wetenkamp is the outreach manager and leads the Outreach and Communications team at the Cohen Military Family Clinic. In this role, …

HST080 Veteran Mental Health Research with Terri Tanielian

October 22nd, 2018

Summary: Terri Tanielian is a senior behavioral scientist and a nationally recognized expert on veteran mental health. Her areas of interest include …

HST079 Leading By Example with Brigadier General Don Bolduc

October 16th, 2018

Summary: After 32 years of active duty service to his country in which he received two awards for valor, five Bronze Star medals, two Purple Hearts, led ten deployments, and survived both a bomb blast, numerous fire …

HST078 Operation Deep Dive with Dr Phllip Smith and Nick Fadoir

October 9th, 2018

Summary: Dr. Phllip Smith and Nick Fadoir  currently work at the Department of Psychology, University of South Alabama.

Dr. Smith: 

National Institute …

HST077 Veterans Recovery Resources with John Kilpatrick

October 2nd, 2018

Summary: The idea for Veterans Recovery Resources came to John through time and experience. John is a combat Veteran of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm (1990-91), Kosovo (2005-06) and Kuwait in support of Operation …

HST076 Objective Zero with Betsey Mercado

September 25th, 2018

Summary: Betsey Mercado became involved in Objective Zero after seeing the positive influence that intervention had on veterans in crisis. Betsey has …

HST075 Give An Hour and Suicide Prevention with Robert Stewart

September 18th, 2018

Summary: Rob Stewart joined Give an Hour in March 2014 as the Project Coordinator in the Detroit, Mich., area for the Wins for Warriors initiative. Rob retired from the military in 2009 as a Master Sergeant after having …

HST074 From Suicide Awareness to Action with Sally Spencer-Thomas

September 11th, 2018

Summary: Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas sees issues of suicide prevention and mental health promotion from a host of perspectives. Clinical psychologist. …

HST073 Suicide Awareness with Stacey Freedenthal

September 4th, 2018

Summary: Stacey Freedenthal is a Denver psychotherapist, consultant, and associate professor at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social …

HST072 StoryCorps Military Voices Initiative with Jennifer Burch

August 28th, 2018

Summary: The Military Voices Initiative provides a platform for veterans, service members, and military families to share their stories. In doing so we honor their voices, amplify their experiences, and let them know …

HST071 Veteran Mental Helath Advocacy with Stephanie Keegan

August 21st, 2018

Summary: Stephanie is the mother of a veteran who passed away in January of 2016 while waiting for treatment from the VA for PTSD and addiction. She …

HST070 Military Family Mental Health with Shara Ruffin

August 14th, 2018

Summary: Shara is a licensed psychotherapist that provides therapeutic support to enhance the lives of others with specializations in grief and loss, …

HST069 Project Sanctuary with Heather Ehle

August 7th, 2018

Summary: Heather Ehle, founder, and chief executive officer of Project Sanctuary, is a Registered Nurse (RN) with more than 25 years of experience in …

HST068 Combat Veteran Paradox with Dr Carl Castro

July 31st, 2018

Summary: Carl Castro, PhD, joined the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work faculty in 2013 after serving 33 years in the Army, where he …

HST067 Veteran Courts with Kevin Snyder

July 24th, 2018

Summary: A tenured attorney, Kevin Snyder earned his LL.M (Masters of Law) from the California Western School of Law; his JD (Juris Doctorate) from …

HST066 Posttraumatic Growth with Ken Falke

July 17th, 2018

Summary: Ken Falke is a 21-year combat veteran of the U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) community and retired Master Chief Petty Officer.  Ken is highly respected around the world as an innovative and forward …

HST065 Military Parallels in Post-Military Life with Marco Bongioanni

July 10th, 2018

Summary: Marco A. Bongioanni is a NYS licensed mental health counselor who has been a Readjustment Counseling Therapist with the Bronx Vet Center, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, since 2014. He works both in the …

HST064 Book Giveaway with Amy Otzel

July 3rd, 2018

Summary: Amy B. Otzel is a Retired U.S. Army Behavioral Health Sergeant, Iraq War combat theater Veteran, former Readjustment Counseling Therapist with the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center and CT …

HST063 Rural Veteran Mental Health with Thomas Ayala

June 26th, 2018

Summary: Thomas Ayala PhD is a skilled organizational advisor, counselor, and change agent. He is adept and comfortable in the role of organizational …

HST062 Ashleys High Five for Daddy with Pam Saulsby

June 17th, 2018

Summary: Pam Saulsby – an experienced journalist, word architect, communications strategist, digital storyteller, dynamic speaker, engaging …

HST061 The Strong Star Training Initative with Brooke Fina

June 12th, 2018

Summary: Brooke A. Fina, LCSW, BCD is an Associate Professor and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Ms. Fina is Board Certified in Clinical Social Work by the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work. She …

HST060 The Black Dog of Veteran Emotion with Joey Utah

June 5th, 2018

Summary: Joey grew up along the shores of New Jersey and always had a drive to work hard and was taught at a young age the true value of the "almighty buck." By age 6, he was waking up at 6 am every weekend to help his …

HST059 Mental Health in a Combat Zone with Dr Katie Kopp

May 29th, 2018

Summary: Katie Kopp, PhD, is a clinical psychologist working as a government civilian at Fort Carson, Colorado. She completed graduate training at …

HST058 Sentinels of Freedom with Carol Prell

May 22nd, 2018

Summary: Carol Prell has over 10 years combined professional experience in human resources, case management, outreach and support. She also has over …

HST057 Barriers and Gaps in Veteran Mental Health with Carl LoFaro

May 15th, 2018

Summary: Carl is a health professional with unique understanding of mental health issues facing service members and veterans. His goal is to work at a higher level to expand the body of research, develop, and evaluate …

HST056: Embodied Emotion with Dr Timothy Avery

May 8th, 2018

Summary: Dr. Avery is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC) at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. His research interests include mechanisms of change in …

HST055: Combat Vet Dont Mean Crazy

May 1st, 2018

Summary: This episode is a short overview of the book, Combat Vet Don't Mean Crazy: Veteran Mental Health in Post-Military Life In This Particular …

HST054: The Warrior Wellness Alliance with Kacie Kelly

April 24th, 2018


Kacie Kelly oversees and manages policy, operational, and programmatic efforts on veteran health and well-being, including the Warrior …

HST053: The Travis Manion Foundation with Derek Abbey

April 17th, 2018

Summary: The Travis Manion Foundation works to strengthen America’s national character while growing and developing character through the greater …

HST052 PsychArmor with Marjorie Morrison

April 10th, 2018

Summary: Marjorie Morrison, LMFT, LPCC, is the CEO of the PsychArmor Institute, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization she founded in 2014, which is committed to bridging the military-civilian divide by creating, promoting, …

HST051 The Kennedy Forum with Paul Dillon

April 3rd, 2018


Paul A. Dillon is a Certified Management Consultant with more than 42 years of experience in the professional services industry. He is the …

HST050 The 50th Head Space and Timing Episode

March 27th, 2018

Summary: Here it is, the 50th Episode. While it might not be a surprise to many listeners, it comes as a surprise to me. I appreciate all of the guests and listeners that have supported the show so far, and hope that …

HST049 Family At The Core with Reg McCutcheon

March 20th, 2018

Summary: Reg McCutcheon is a retired Lt Col from the US Air Force, a combat veteran and Bronze Star recipient. Reg has served in many capacities in …

HST048 Military Culture for Mental Health Professionals with Dr Ted Bonar

March 13th, 2018

Summary: Ted C. Bonar, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist and a nationally recognized professional mental healthcare trainer and speaker at …

HST047 Why So Serious with Rhiannon Guzelian

March 6th, 2018

Summary: Rhi is a Personal branding pro, Online job search nerd, Happiest when creating, Identifies others’ strengths, Loves to hear, read, tell, and write compelling stories. She works from a belief in the inherent …

HST046 One Warrior Ethos with Louise Sutherland-Hoyt

February 27th, 2018

Summary: Louise Sutherland-Hoyt is a Licensed Psychotherapist, Every-Day Warrior, and  Above Average Super-Hero. She is Raising the Bar to Well-DOing.

She's done a lot of things in her life including serving in the U.S. …

HST045: National Academies Evaluation of VA Mental Health Services with Dr. Alicia Carriquiry

February 20th, 2018

Summary: Alicia Carriquiry is professor of statistics at Iowa State University.  Between January of 2000 and July of 2004 she was Associate Provost …

HST044 The Veterans Portrait Project with Stacy Pearsall

February 13th, 2018


HST043 A Serious Look at Suicide

February 6th, 2018

Summary: It’s impossible to talk about Veteran Mental Health without addressing the elephant in the room: veteran suicide. The crisis surrounding veteran suicide is at epic proportions, and have been for quite a while. …

HST042 Society for Military Psychology with Dr. Heather Kelly

January 30th, 2018

Summary: Heather O’Beirne Kelly is a senior legislative and federal affairs officer in the Science Government Relations Office of the American …

HST041 Neurobiology of Veteran Mental Health with Dr Blair Cano

January 23rd, 2018

Summary: Dr. Cano is a Navy veteran and licensed psychologist in the states of Colorado and Hawaii. She is the founder and clinical director of …

HST040 Spirituality Women Veterans and Transition with Dannette Patterson

January 16th, 2018

Summary: Dannette Patterson is a Licensed Professional Counselor and military spouse. She holds a Doctoral degree in counselor education and …

HST039 Peer Support and Veteran Mental Health

January 9th, 2018

Summary: In this episode, Duane and Bennett Tanton discuss the role of Peer Support in helping other service members in veteran mental health and …

HST038 Changing How You View The Past

January 2nd, 2018

Summary: In this episode, Duane looks back on 2017, shares how he changes the way he sees the past, and looks forward to 2018 IN THIS PARTICULAR …

HST037 Veteran Mental Health Boot Camp Conclusion with Bennett Tanton

December 30th, 2017

Summary: In this episode, Duane and Bennett Tanton, co-host of the Change Your POV Podcast Network flagship show, talk about the Veteran Mental Health Boot Camp Series, the impact that it has had, and where to go from …

HST036: Medications and Veteran Mental Health with Dr Chuck Weber

December 29th, 2017

Summary: Dr. Weber enlisted in the infantry in 1989, advancing from private to now a retired LTC after 27 years in uniform for the Army. He has served many operational units (4th ID, 101st, 25th ID, 225 Avn Regiment and …

HST035: Family Systems with Joshua Kreimeyer

December 28th, 2017

Summary: Prior to becoming a Counselor, Josh served 6 years in the US Army with deployments to Kosovo (1999) and Iraq (2003). As a Counselor and Family Therapist, he has worked in a variety of settings to include …

HST034: Needs Fulfillment with Eddie Lazzari

December 27th, 2017

Summary: Former US Army Non-Commissioned Officer with 10-years active duty service. Eddie was a Sr. Squad Leader in support of OIFII from ‘04-’05 in Baghdad Iraq and is now a proud Veteran.

Eddie is dedicated to helping …

HST033: Moral Injury with Dr Joseph Currier

December 26th, 2017

Summary: Research Interests 
  • Applied Psychology of Religion and Spirituality
  • Trauma and Loss
  • Moral Injury
  • Help-Seeking and Stigma
  • Grief and …

HST032: Purpose and Meaning with Dr Aaron Smith

December 25th, 2017

Summary: Dr. Aaron James Smith is a United States Marine and Associate Professor at Western Washington University. His focus is on military veterans and Existential Psychotherapy. IN THIS PARTICULAR EPISODE YOU WILL …

HST031: Emotional Dysregulation with Dr Katy Barrs

December 24th, 2017

Summary: Dr. Katy Barrs completed her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Denver's Graduate School of Professional Psychology in …

HST030: Substance Abuse with Dr Steven Kidd

December 23rd, 2017

Summary: Dr. Kidd is currently a staff psychologist and manager of the Community-Based Substance Abuse Treatment Program with the VA of Eastern …

HST029: Traumatic Brain Injury with Dr Blair Cano

December 22nd, 2017

Summary: Dr. Cano is a Navy veteran and licensed psychologist in the states of Colorado and Hawaii. She is the founder and clinical director of …

HST028: PTSD with Marisa Brandt and MaryCatherine MacDonald

December 21st, 2017

Summary: Dr. Marisa Brandt: A mediatrix is a woman who mediates ideas, translating them across spheres to promote understanding, order, and unity. …

HST027: External Barriers to Veteran Mental Health with Erin Fowler

December 20th, 2017

Summary: Ms. Fowler brings over 15 years of experience in the field of mental health, 10 of those as a practicing psychotherapist in the Pikes Peak community. Erin is a Clinical Therapist with the UCCS Veterans Health …

HST026 Internal Stigma with David Smith

December 19th, 2017

Summary: David is currently the CMO at Dogu, a Norwegian SaaS start-up. In addition to his roles in sales and marketing, he enjoys volunteering, …

HST025 Veteran Mental Health Bootcamp Introduction

December 18th, 2017

Summary: This is the introductory episode to the Veteran Mental Health Boot Camp, a series about veteran mental health brought to you by the Change Your POV Podcast Network and Head Space and Timing.

In this episode, …

HST024: The Eqqus Effect with Jane Strong

December 12th, 2017

 Summary: Jane Strong began her lifelong love of horses as a competitive rider. When she left the world of traditional horsemanship behind, she had …

HST023: Hammer Down with Stan Lake and Daniel Charles

December 4th, 2017

Summary: "Hammer Down" is an educational short documentary by former Army National Guard veterans Stan Lake and Daniel Charles, in association with Lima Charlie Productions and Deric Cook.


This film is an inspiring and …

HST022: Three Reasons for a Veteran to Work with a Mental Health Professional…and It’s Not What You Think

November 27th, 2017



November 20th, 2017


HST020: Beyond The Uniform with Justin Nassiri

November 13th, 2017

 Summary: At Beyond the Uniform, Justin interviews military veterans about their civilian career. His goal is to provide both active duty members & veterans of the Armed Forces with the resources they need to be …

HST019: Veteranology Podcast with Jay Knight

November 6th, 2017

   Summary: The mission of Veteranology is simple: Help veterans leaving active service experience healthy and fulfilling transitions into the …

HST018: Theater of War with Bryan Dorries

October 31st, 2017

 Summary: Bryan Doerries is a Brooklyn-based writer, director, and translator, who currently serves as Artistic Director of Theater of War Productions. A self-described evangelist for classical literature and its …

HST017: Veterans Counseling Veterans with Tony Williams

October 23rd, 2017

 SUMMARY: Ellsworth "Tony" Williams is a Combat Army Veteran, having faithfully and honorably served on active duty in the Army for over 24 years (8 …

HST016: Certificate in Clinical Military Counseling with Mark Stebnicki

October 18th, 2017

 SUMMARY: Mark A. Stebnicki is a Professor and Coordinator of the Military and Trauma Counseling (MTC) Certificate Program he developed within the Department of Addictions and Rehabilitation and approved by ECU January …

HST015: Veteran Mental Health and Higher Education with Timothy Wienecke

October 9th, 2017

Summary: Tim has spent the last two decades learning with and helping people navigate the hard times life throws at us. He has served as an advocate, representative, Airman, Sergeant, mentor, organizer, educator, and …

HST014: Las Vegas Response with Nicole Johnson

October 3rd, 2017

 SUMMARY: Nicole Johnson, a former Army Combat Medic, was on the Las Vegas Strip during the Mandalay Bay shooting. She joins Head Space and Timing …

HST013: Veterans Path with James Pond

September 26th, 2017

  SUMMARY: James Pond, MA, began his current career path, after serving 8 years in the US Marine Corps and 10 years of corporate sales experience. In 2005, James and his family established a charity to help restore the …

HST012: 6 Signs that Things are Spinning Out of Control

September 19th, 2017

SUMMARY: There is one barrier to seeking mental health treatment that veterans seem to face. That barrier is often the one that is most difficult to …

HST011: National Board of Certified Counselors Foundation Veterans Initiatives with Greg Frazier

September 12th, 2017

SUMMARY: Dr. Greg Frazier is the president of the Frazier Group, an independent nonprofit consulting group based in North Florida. He has served in …

HST010: Doc Todd and Combat Medicine

September 4th, 2017

SUMMARY: Doc Todd is combat veteran who proudly served our country as a Fleet Marine Force Corpsman (combat medic) in the United States Navy. Since Doc’s honorable discharge in 2009, it’s been seven years of life and …

HST009: The Stripes Tell a Story with Bryan Alexander

August 29th, 2017

In this episode, Duane jumps on a call with an old Army buddy, SFC Bryan Alexander. Duane and Bryan served together in RC East, Afghanistan, from …

HST008: The Cohen Veterans Network with Anthony Hassan

August 22nd, 2017

 SUMMARY: Dr. Anthony Hassan is the CEO of the Cohen Veterans Network, a network of  25 mental health clinics nationwide. These clinics are designed to improve the mental health outcomes for post-9/11 veterans and their …

HST007: Marc Scroggins LPC MAC

August 15th, 2017

SUMMARY: In this episode, Duane sits down and talks to Veteran and Clinical Mental Health Counselor Marc Scroggins about his military experience and his path towards becoming a clinical mental health and substance abuse …

HST006: 8 Things a Therapist Wants a Veteran to Know

August 7th, 2017


In this episode, Duane talks about his experience both as a combat veteran and a clinical mental health counselor, and outlines eight things that he believes that mental health professionals want a veteran to …

HST005: 8 Things a Veteran Wants Their Therapist to Know

July 31st, 2017

     SUMMARY: In this episode, Duane talks about his experience both as a combat veteran and a clinical mental health counselor, and outlines eight things that he believes that a veteran wants their mental health …

HST004: Accessing Mental Health Services with Jeff Adamec

July 24th, 2017

 SUMMARY: Jeff Adamec is a Special Forces veteran and host of the Changing Hearts and Minds show on the Change Your POV Podcast Network. On this show, Duane and Jeff talk about the Jeff's experiences in accessing …

HST003: British Veteran Mental Health with Matthew Green

July 17th, 2017

 SUMMARY: Author Matt Green shares his unique perspective as an embedded reporter with U.S. troops in Iraq, as well as his observations from working with returning British veterans. He has spent the past 14 years …

HST002: The Audacity Principle

July 11th, 2017

  In this second episode of Head Space and Timing, Duane will share one of his primary personal principles: the Audacity Principle. Any measure of …

HST001: Veteran Mental Health from a Combat Veteran Perspective

July 3rd, 2017


his journey from combat veteran to clinical mental health counselor and some his thoughts on Veteran Mental Health.

 Whether you are a Veteran, are a family member of one, or interact with veterans in any way, you will …
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