The Psychology of It All

19 EpisodesProduced by Dr. Raymond Zakhari, NPWebsite

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 hi… read more

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How is a psychiatric diagnosis made?

June 28th, 2019


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 …

Sex Therapy and how it can help

June 8th, 2019


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 …

What is the difference between therapy and getting advice?

April 23rd, 2019


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 …

Abuse in Teen Dating

March 15th, 2019


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 …

Disqualifying the Positive and Jumping to Conclusions

February 4th, 2019


 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 …

Cognitive Distortions: Overgeneralization and Mental Filter

January 25th, 2019


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 …

All or nothing thinking: Cognitive Distortions

January 8th, 2019



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 …

Humor, Humility, Altruism & How to screen for Mr or Miss Right in 2019

December 31st, 2018


 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 …

The Psychology of It All: Displacement, sublimation, identification and reaction formation

December 24th, 2018


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, …

The Psychology of it All: Avoidance and Repression

December 11th, 2018


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 …

Denial, Rationalization, and Projection

November 30th, 2018


This is episode 5 in the series The Psychology of It All. A defense mechanism is an unconscious psychological reaction to reduce mental anguish …

The Psychology of it All: Dissociation, Acting out, Blocking

November 23rd, 2018


Defense mechanisms are unconscious psychological reactions to reduce mental stress. Becoming self-aware of personal maladaptive coping strategies can …

The Psychology of It All: Somatization

November 16th, 2018


Somatization is a physical symptom caused by a psychological problem. A defense mechanism is a reaction of the mind designed to protect the person …

The Psychology of It All: Regression

November 9th, 2018


Defense mechanisms are an automatic response that helps us deal with stress. Regression is an immature defense mechanism that can manifest in both …

The Psychology of It All

November 2nd, 2018


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.


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Male Insecurities: What is your hangup?

October 9th, 2018


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 …

Man Therapy

October 2nd, 2018


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 …

Medical Detox alternatives

September 25th, 2018


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.


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Concierge Care

September 15th, 2018


Medical and psychiatric house calls in Manhattan. The way care ought to be!


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