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Dr. Jonathan Shedler

Clinical Psychology
Denver and Vail, CO
15 years experience male

Locations

I offer professional consultation via teleconference (telepsychology)

Denver and Vail, CO

Address

www.jonathanshedler.com, Denver and Vail, CO
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About

Bio

Dr. Jonathan Shedler is known internationally as a psychologist, consultant, researcher, and author. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and was formerly Director of Psychology at the University of Colorado Hospital Outpatient Psychiatry Department. He lectures and leads training workshops for mental health professional audiences nationally and internationally. Dr. Shedler provides clinical supervision and consultation by teleconference to mental health professionals worldwide and also treats a limited number of patients by teleconference (telepsychology). For information, please visit www.jonathanshedler.com.

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Clinical Psychology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

186 Answers
9 Agrees
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Can be treated: There is no definitive test. Like most psychiatric conditions, diagnosis is based on your symptoms, history, and evaluation by your doctor. Symptoms ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
A mood disorder: The person has periods of severe depression and periods of mania (extreme, abnormal energy or agitation/irritability-- for example, needing little sle... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
No immediate risk: They are not dangerous in themselves and there is no immediate cause for worry. On the other hand, living with chronic anxiety over many years will ta... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Yes: It can cause all those things, although the itching hands is less common. More info on side effect here: http://www.Webmd.Com/drugs/drug-91491-cymbal... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Maybe PMDD: If the anxiety and depression predictably precede your period and go away after, you may (depending on how severe the symptoms are) have what is calle... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Semantics?: It's not clear what distinction you are trying to make. One term (separation anxiety) sounds more "clinical, " one more informal, but they may well re... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Depersonalization?: What used to be called "seasonal affective disorder" is now diagnosed as depression "with seasonal pattern," typically in Fall/Winter when sunlight de... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Yes: Racing heart is a common symptom in panic attacks.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Very complicated: Bipolar disorder in a child is complex to diagnose and treat, and it definitely requires an expert. A thorough evaluation (and ongoing follow-up) by ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Psychotherapy: "this depression" doesn't provide much information about what you are experiencing. Psychotherapy (talk therapy) has proven effectiven... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Address in therapy: The question would best be directed to your therapist. There would have been a context for the comment that only you and s/he could understand/appreci... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Both: It is a genetically-based spectrum of conditions. How and when (and whether) the illness expresses itself depends on many things. Most commonly, a f... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Poor regulation: The mental health professions are poorly regulated. Many people who provide "psychotherapy" have little training. In addition to psychologis... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
listen: Without knowing the cause of her anxiety, it is difficult to offer specific advice. But it would be hard to go wrong by letting her know that you are... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Not just meds: I would be wary of anyone who gave medication advice online without an evaluation to determine what is causing your problems. There are meds to help r... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Psychotherapy: Psychotherapy is the treatment of choice. Some personality disorders are more treatable than others. Treatment is always long-term.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
No general answer: "intensive" has no standard, agreed-upon meaning. In practice, it has come to mean anything that a health insurance company doesn't wan... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Talk therapy: The treatment for mild depression and anxiety is psychotherapy, not medication. For most people most of the time, the benefits of antidepressant meds ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Everyone's different: If counseling is effective, you may not need an ssri at all. Only you and your counselor and doctor can decide what makes sense for you-- talk to them... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Need more info: I don't think this is something that anyone could answer online, and you didn't mention what specific symptoms you are having that go away w... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Not enough info: It may be most helpful to think of anxiety and panic as "fever"-- relatively nonspecific responses to a wide range of possible underlying psychologica... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Get treatment: If that's not a typo, the fact that you took an overdose indicates that something is seriously wrong. The fact that you didn't immediately s... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Theatricality : Often in a dramatic, theatrical , attention-seeking kind of way, and often in a sexually seductive and provocative way.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Maybe: There is some research suggesting it could be helpful, but there is no way to know in advance whether you will respond to it or not. There is no harm... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
a shared decision: The decision to continue or discontinue therapy should be a shared decision between therapist and patient. It makes sense to continue so long as ther... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Either: You can take it morning or night, whichever is more convenient. If you find it is sedating for you (a potential side effect that you may or may not ex... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Not un-treatable: Now you've learned that medication is not the solution-- that's important to know. But psychotherapy is not a standardized procedure. There... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Reason to worry: Yes, you should be worried. Bulimia can cause a range of medical complications. I'm assuming you are engaged in self-induced vomiting. Stomach... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Yes: That is exactly what psychologists do.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Yes, possible: It is definitely possible. If you've been to specialists and have ruled out medical causes, then it's time to talk to a psychotherapist and explore w... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Quickly: It is very easy to diagnose. Generally a competent psychologist or psychiatrist can diagnose it in a single consultation. But it is important to und... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
No: Usually people are admitted to a hospital if they are a danger to themselves or others and are they are unsafe outside a hospital environment. Otherwi... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Not good treatment: The issue is not just the correct dosage. The larger issue is that medication alone is not optimal treatment for anxiety. Psychotherapy is effective t... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
need more info: "labile mood" is always part of borderline personality disorder, but it can have other causes too. It is odd that your doctor would contradict a good ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Too vague: "healing mind and bodies" is too vague to answer meaningfully-- it depends on the specific symptoms you are having, what is causing them, an... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Talk!: You might consider a *psychologist* or psychiatrist who specializes in *psychotherapy, * not just medication.Many psychiatrists (mds) will give you a ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Specific or general?: Paranoid personality is pervasive suspiciousness, hostility, and distrust as a habitual response. The suspicions are unfounded but they are plausible.... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Always dimensional: All personality syndromes exist on a continuum of severity, from mild through moderate to severe. For example, you can be a little narcissistic or ex... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Medical exam: There are many possible causes. Before attributing your symptoms to anxiety, a medical exam is in order to rule out possible medical conditions. How... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Depends: The answer depends on what is causing a decrease in libido. Decreased libido can have many, many causes, both psychological and physiological. It wo... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
No evidence: I'm not aware of specific foods that can affect bipolar mood disorder. Keeping a stable and predictable schedule, with regular mealtimes and sleep an... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Get an assessment: No one could tell you online why you are feeling pressure on the side of your head. See your doctor and get a medical workup. If your doctor rules o... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Not good treatment: It's unclear whether Prozac (fluoxetine) is making things worse (it's possible), or your condition is taking a turn for the worse, independe... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Psychotherapy: You list depression as a condition. Listlessness and fatigue are common symptoms of depression (sleep disturbance too). See a mental health professio... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
It's okay: It should not cause any harm to take alka seltzer while you have a cold.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
It depends: The effects of a traumatic event (or any event) depend on the psychological meanings it holds for each individual person, based on his/her personal hi... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Psychotherapy: It could be anxiety. If your anxiety symptoms are severe enough to justify the medical workup you had, then you should definitely be seeing a psychol... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Look inward: It could be any number of things, but if there are no abnormal medical findings and I were a gambling man, I'd bet on anxiety. Next time, think back ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Lots of reasons: There are a lot of reasons for sadness. Even if the relationship was abusive, an ending is still a loss. You may be experiencing regret for the pain i... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Could be: It is an antihistamine (similar to benadryl, (diphenhydramine) which you can buy over the counter). Because it is sedating, it is sometimes used as a... Read More

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Mar 12, 2015
I have seen Dr. Shedler speak at keynote addresses and have read his publications. He is a psychoanalysis powerhouse, forward thinking, and an excellent advocate for our profession.
Apr 18, 2014
Dr. Shedler gives excellent and caring advice for the many individuals facing psychological and emotional challenges.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Shedler is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I tapered successfully but found I needed to restart. Thanks again!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks alot, I'm using now both medicine and relaxation techniques
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I'll keep trying, i dont see therepist till again till next Thurs

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Michigan
MD

Awards

Top Psychologist, First Place, Colorado - Spring
2014
Top Psychologist, Second Place, Colorado - Spring
2016
Thought Leader, Third Place, Denver Region - Spring
2016

Affiliations

American Psychological Association
American Psychoanalytic Association
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