Quiet Minds West Virginia is excited to announce that it will soon be continuing the conversation that started with this blog by venturing into the world of podcasting. Our brand-new podcast, “Let’s Talk About Psychosis” is currently in production and will soon be available to listen to through this website and other outlets.
Podcasts hosts Dr. Andrea Lefebvre and Cassie Bendel will spend each episode talking with different mental health experts from around the Mountain State and beyond. Just like the title says, the goal of the podcast is to get the topic of psychosis out into the open, dispel the myths that surround the diagnosis, and create a community of mental health warriors.
Dr. Andrea Lefebvre, Psy.D., LPC-ALPS is the program director of the Wheeling branch of Quiet Minds. She is a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in trauma, substance abuse, mood disorders, and psychosis related disorders at Northwood Health Systems. Dr. Lefebvre has experience facilitating groups for voice hearers in outpatient psychiatric settings and has clinical experience working in community mental health agencies, inpatient psychiatric units, residential treatment facilities, and school-based therapy programs. In addition, she is certified in forensic commitment within the state of West Virginia and regularly works with mental hygiene commissioners in Wetzel, Ohio, and Marshall Counties. Most recently, she published a book, Group Therapy for Voice Hearers: Insights and Perspectives, in May 2019.
Cassie Bendel is a writer with an interest in normalizing mental health issues. She previously worked as a reporter for two Ohio newspapers before going on to write for SiriusXM Radio and a national faith-based organization. Her most recent work has included providing content for Weelunk Magazine, The Wheeling Feeling, and this blog.