Mental Health


Wed July 29, 2015

Shreveport therapist enters bittersweet retirement at 90

Barbara Thorne-Thomsen says she doesn't plan to be a therapist at her Shreveport retirement community, but she'll be a friend.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

Professional counselor Barbara Thorne-Thomsen of Shreveport retired from her practice this month. She turned 90 last week. Over the decades, she called her patients “clients” and their struggles became part of the fabric of her life.

“I just think I got to know the finest people in the world. I cared about them, and I knew a lot about them. We walked a lot of miles together,” Thorne-Thomsen said.

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Thu April 9, 2015
Health Matters

Health Matters: Creativity and Mental Health

REPEAT Broadcast for Thursday, April 9, at 6 p.m
First Aired Thursday, August 21 at 6 p.m. 
What is creativity and how can creativity affect mental health? We addressed these questions and more on this Health Matters with Psychiatrist and multi-media artist Dr. Pat Sewell, and Joe Bluhm , an award-winning illustrator, designer and caricaturist from Moonbot as our guests. Dr. Mark Vigen and Shelley Visconte hosted and took your calls and questions during the show.

Repeat Broadcast    


Thu January 29, 2015
Health Matters

Health Matters: Body Image

Airs Thursday, January 29 at 6 p.m. This week on Health Matters hosts Dr. Mark Vigen and licensed counselor Shelley Visconte will talk about body image and how we see ourselves. Their guests will be Dr. Simeon Wall, Sr. and Dr. Holly Casey Wall from The Wall Center. Your questions will be taken at 1-800-552-8502 during the show.   


Thu December 18, 2014
Health Matters

Health Matters: Surviving the Holidays

Airs Thursday, December 18 at 6 pm. This week on Health Matters Psychologist Dr. Mark Vigen and  Licensed Counselor Shelly Visconte provided tips on surviving the holidays and answered your questions. 

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Thu November 20, 2014
Health Matters

Health Matters: Dating as an Adult

Amy Hammond

Airs Thursday, November 20 at 6 p.m. Join Red River Radio this Thursday for our Mental Health Edition of Health Matters and a program on “Dating as an Adult.” Psychologist Dr. Mark Vigen will host with co-host Shelley Visconte, licensed counselor, and our Guest will be Centenary Associate Professor of Psychology Amy Hammond. Call in with your questions during the show at 800-552-8502.

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