Episode #5: Therapists, Psychotherapists, and Psychiatrists: Dr. Karinn Glover Explains the Difference


Born in the Bronx and raised in White Plains, New York, Dr. Glover has spent the greater part of her adult life following her interests in science, health and improving life for women and the underserved.  

After graduating from Howard University with a BA in History, Dr. Glover worked at Essence Magazine and then as an Account Executive for Verizon. She followed her curiosity about medicine and ultimately attended SUNY Downstate College of Medicine and obtained a Master of Public Health from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health.

Currently Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Glover has authored a peer-reviewed article on mental disorders in primary care, contributed to a textbook on psychiatric treatment and has extensive training in psychopharmacology and substance abuse treatment. 

Dr. Glover has also contributed to various media outlets on a range of topics related to mental wellness.  She uses mindfulness-based techniques in both her psychiatry practice as well as her career coaching for professional women.  She is the immediate past Vice President of the Black Psychiatrists of Greater New York and Associates.

We Discuss: 

  • The difference between therapists, psychologists, and psychatrists

  • The purpose of medications in the treatment of mental illness

  • Is medication addictive?

  • Alternative therapies and their place in the treatment of mental illness

  • The importance of food and nutrition and its effect on mood

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