In a special one-off episode, Karen welcomes Dr. Meg Van Deusen to discuss how to cope with the stress surrounding the current COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Van Deusen will also be Karen's guest in the next two weeks of Attachment Theory in Action as they discuss her book Stressed In The U.S.
After spending a few years as a teacher, Dr. Van Deusen chose to return to school to study psychology. Her studies took her all the way up the Pacific Coast, starting at the California School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles and finishing her post-doctoral hours in Seattle's Family Services, and then entering private practice in 1994. Since then, Dr. Van Deusen has cultivated an approach to treatment that encompasses years of hard work and dedication to continuing education. She has consulted on external projects and has a blog on a topics she’s passionate about, stress, loneliness, sleep and anxiety. Her new book Stressed in the U.S. Twelve Tools to Tackle Anxiety, Loneliness, Tech-Addiction and More was released December, 2019. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Washington State Psychological Association.