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Leo Battenhausen

Leo has been working in the field of Psychotherapy and Mental Health Services for over 20 years.  He has been employed in psychiatric hospitals, prisons, employee assistance programs, supported employment programs for the mentally ill and substance abuse facilities over the course of his career.  He is currently in private practice in New Jersey, and directs the City of Linden, New Jersey's Employee Assistance Program.   He has two Masters Degrees, one in Behavioral Sciences and one in Clinical Social Work.  He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Certified School Social Worker, Certified Relationship Specialist and a Substance Abuse Professional.

He is a regular guest on Relevant Radio's "Morning Air Show" with host Sean Herriott every-other-Tuesday as the Mind Mender, offering practical, useable and extremely helpful psychological and addiction solutions to listeners.  He has also been featured on many major national talk-shows providing insight and useful information and guidance on managing depression, mental illness, marital and relationship, and parenting concerns.

His first book, "Defeating Depression: The Calm and Sense Way to Find Happiness and Satisfaction" was published in April of 2011 and has been awarded by:

  • Readers' Favorite, the Silver Medal Winner in Non-Fiction/Self-Help 2011
  • The Pinnacle Book Achievement Award First Place in Self-Help 2011
  • The Royal Dragonfly Award First Place in Psychology, First Place in   Newbie Non-Fiction & Second Place in Self-Help/Spiritual.  2012

Battenhausen brings a very unique and People Friendly quality to his writing, therapy services and radio broadcasts.  He attributes his successes to treating all people from the homeless, drug-addicted to the police chiefs and CEOs in the same manner.  "We're all in this (life) together, we all have common troubles and struggles regardless of what we do for a living, how much money we have or where we live," he said.  Leo also relies a great deal on his sense of humor, understanding of people and his faith in God.

"Socialcide: How America is Loving Itself to Death" has been a laborious work of witnessing many changes in society's values, social institutions, family systems and spirituality caused by technology, increased self-absorption of people and society's rising inability to feel for others which is causing our natural need and desire to love each other to diminish.