I am a clinical psychologist with expertise in parenting, anxiety, stress, and chronic illness. I have held academic and medical staff appointments at Rogers Memorial Hospital, Brooke Army Medical Center, and Baylor College of Medicine. I have taught medical students, nurses, psychology interns, and medical residents. I have been working with children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety disorders, stress, depression, and chronic illness for over 10 years.
I can speak on a variety of issues pertaining to children, adolescents, adults, and families.
Feel free to contact me regarding the following topics:
ADHD or Behavioral Issues
Anxiety and Depression
Bullying and Dating Violence
Medical Stress/Trauma/Coping With Chronic Illness
I provide radio and TV interviews with at least 24-hour notice. I can give quotes and expert opinions for online and print articles with at least 4-hour notice.
For media inquiries, please email dr.elena.mikalsen(at)gmail(dot)com
Links to past media interviews/appearances:
Here is How Chores Actually Make Your Kids Better Adults. Interview for The Bump. (July, 2017). https://www.thebump.com/a/chore-charts-for-kids
The Best Sleep Schedule for Toddlers, According to Experts. Interview for Romper, an online parenting magazine. (July, 2017). https://www.romper.com/p/the-best-sleep-schedule-for-toddlers-according-to-experts-68460
The Impact of 13 Reasons Why On Teens. Interview with KENS 5 Eywitness News. (May 3, 2017). San Antonio, TX. http://www.kens5.com/life/sa-pediatric-psychologist-talks-about-13-reasons-why-impact-on-teens/436260889
The Impact of 13 Reasons Why On Teens. KENS5.com Facebook Live event. (May, 2017). KENS5 FB Live Event
Americans Are Experiencing Increased Stress After the Election: It’s Not Just You. (February, 2017). Interview with Lily Herman for Teen Vogue. http://teenvogue.com/story/election-stress-increase
Study: Dating Violence Happens More Than Previously Thought. Interview with WOAI Radio Station. (May, 2015). http://woai.iheart.com/articles/local-news-119078/study-dating-violence-happens-more-than-13353839/
Wrung Out Ringing In The Holidays? Interview with Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. (January, 2010). http://archive.jsonline.com/entertainment/80481947.html