Geaux Rouge: Mental Health and COVID-19

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What mental health issues face us during the COVID-19 Crisis? What solutions? This Geaux Rouge Webinar will explore these topics and more with a panel of mental health professionals.

Dr. Brandon Romano Dr. Brandon Romano, a clinical psychologist who specializes in forensic psychology, has worked in the field of behavioral health since 1989 in a variety of public and private facilities and programs serving in roles ranging from direct care to clinician to administrator. His private practice involves the evaluation and treatment of forensic (or legal) and general clinical referrals. His expansive career has included serving on mental health, addiction, and forensic committees, steering committees, workgroups, and management teams on the state level as well as being appointed to State Governmental and Legislative Committees and Subcommittees. He has been featured in local and national periodicals as well as on television and radio talk shows. Dr. Romano is licensed in Louisiana and Mississippi.

Dr. Sonia Shah Blauvelt, Ph.D. Dr. Sonia Shah Blauvelt, Ph.D., is a licensed Clinical Psychologist at Brandon P. Romano, Pys.D. & Associates. She has co-authored several publications on anxiety, substance use, and mindfulness. Dr. Blauvelt’s clinical work utilizes evidence-based treatments for anxiety, depression, trauma, disordered eating, sexual problems, and substance use disorders while engaging in a strengths-based and culturally responsive approach.

Shannon E. Smith, MA, LPC, NCC Shannon is a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor in private practice with Brandon P. Romano, Psy. D. & Associates. She also facilitates a weekly group for survivors of sexual violence through the Baton Rouge office of STAR. Shannon practices individual, couples, and group therapy with juveniles, adults, and families, with special interests in identity development, LGBTQ concerns, men’s mental health, depression and anxiety, post-trauma intervention, and treatment for problem sexual behavior.

Moderator Franz N. Borghardt, Geaux Rouge

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