[04/27/17 - 11:21 AM] Viceland Presents "The Therapist" - In-Session Beginning Monday, May 8 @ 10:30pm Dr. Siri Sat Nam Singh sits down with some of today's most influential musicians and artists to take a deeper look into their psyches, their pasts and their presents to discover what makes them tick.
[via press release from Viceland]
VICELAND PRESENTS "THE THERAPIST"
In-Session Beginning Monday, May 8 @ 10:30pm
April 27, 2016, Brooklyn, NY - Entering the office and care of Los Angeles based licensed therapist Dr. Siri Sat Nam Singh seems to induce an immediate sense of calm and openness for the famous patients seen in the first season of VICELAND's "The Therapist."
Slated to premiere on Monday, May 8th, @ 10:30pm, Dr. Siri sits down with some of today's most influential musicians and artists to take a deeper look into their psyches, their pasts and their presents to discover what makes them tick. He leads them through compelling discussions, inviting them to look at how they've faced some of the most formative, troubling or difficult experiences from throughout their lives.
Each of the artists who sit with Dr. Siri quickly realize they are in the presence of a man who is knowledgeable, deeply sensitive, compassionate and highly intuitive. This fact alone provides them with an unparalleled level of comfort allowing them to truly be a part of the experience. Aside from a cameraman - there was absolutely no one else in the room throughout each shoot. There were no "re-takes," no "re-shoots," no "producing." Each artist was fully immersed in a full-length therapy session which enabled Dr. Siri to truly engage them and break down the emotional barriers and walls we all carry.
There has long been a stigma surrounding mental health care - Dr. Siri Sat Nam Singh and his patients this season take steps forward to normalize a process which they feel all people should be able to take advantage of, asking for help and trying to truly understand oneself.
Patients for this session of the series include:
Hip Hop Artists Freddie Gibbs, Waka Flocka Flame, Young M.A., Dej Loaf D.R.A.M., O.T. Genasis and rapper-turned-actor Joey Bada$$ ("Mr. Robot") as well as rock musicians Corey Taylor (of Slipknot), Nathan Williams (of Waaves) and Damien Abraham (of F*cked Up)
Watch the trailer for "The Therapist" here:
About Dr. Siri Sat Nam Singh:
Siri Sat Nam Singh is a licensed marriage family therapist (LMFT). He received his B.A in Psychology from Carlton College in Northfield, Minnesota, his M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University and his PH.D in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, California. He received National status in the ABC Television Mentorship Grant for his filmed dissertation research documentary on Ghana, Africa; his dissertation was "The Phenomenological Study of African-American Men Raised without their Biological Fathers."
He has formerly worked as clinical director, supervisor, group facilitator, MAT assessor, therapist and consultant in innumerable social service agencies throughout the Los Angeles area, while hosting a private practice. The populations he has serviced have been diverse: substance dependent individuals, children at risk, distressed couples, gang members, persons with difficult/incurable diseases, HIV/AIDS, the severely psychotic as well as domestic violence perpetrators and battered women.
Dr. Siri has taught in the Graduate Psychology programs at National University, Antioch University and Pacifica Graduate Institute; he also has taught in the specialized CAADAC program at Loyola Marymount University and served as guest lecturer at Reiss-Davis Child Study Center & Institute in Vista del Mar, California. He has been recognized internationally as a dynamic lecturer on Eastern spiritual philosophies; as a master teacher of yoga he has taught workshops not only in America, but all across Europe as well (Holland, Germany, Italy, Finland and France).
His writings have been published in Whole Life Times, Alternatives and Awareness magazines, all of which present a holistic perspective on well-being.
Prior to pursing his career in mental health, Siri began as a Broadway dancer and was featured in the original production of The Wiz.
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