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:
10 Fights Every Couple Has When Trying to Conceive. Interview with Parents Magazine. (February, 2018).
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