Dr. Alexis fought off the recent swarm of grasshoppers in Las Vegas, NV, to join Sharp and Shapiro on the The Vegas Take, a daily radio show brought to you live from Las Vegas on 101.5 FM/720 AM KDWN. Dr. Alexis and co-hosts Sharp and Shapiro spent the hour talking everything from the mental stability of our politicians, hot button issues in the headlines, and even some psychoeducation about racism vs. microaggressions. Click here to listen in as Dr. Alexis, Sharp, and Shapiro take listener calls and explore Shapiro’s psyche.
Dr. Alexis Featured Host during DC Radio's Anniversary Celebration
Dr. Alexis, Producer and Host of Wit & Reason a daily health and wellness talk show, was a featured guest during DC Radio’s Anniversary event. Dr. Alexis congratulated DC Radio and graciously thanked them for the opportunity to broadcast the variety of entertainment and health news she covers on her 11:30 AM EST show!
Dr. Alexis Explains Addiction Treatments and Tips for Families
Dr. Alexis joins Dr. Kristen Willeumier and Jay Bildstein on CYInterview to explain the nature of addiction and treatment. Click here to get access to the full 30+ minute segment.
Renowned Psychologist Dr. Alexis Moreno discusses mental health as it relates to opioid addiction
DELMARVA– Mental health and wellness is a topic that is popping up more and more nowadays in conversation as many people strive to break the stigma.
Dr. Alexis Moreno is a consulting psychologist and is no stranger to the media realm. Dr. Moreno currently hosts her own radio show in Washington DC radio show called “Wit and Reason with Dr. Alexis” as well as guest speaking and being involved with various media organizations.
On Good Morning Delmarva, we dove into the opioid crisis and the rising issue of addiction. Dr. Moreno says that many times there is a stigma that comes with opioid use, where some see it as being more acceptable if in a tablet form. Regardless of the reason for starting, whether prescribed or personal choice, tolerance can build up and that is when addiction takes hold.
Nowadays, doctors are being held more accountable when prescribing medication containing opioids. Dr. Moreno says that doctors should make sure to do the appropriate screenings and make sure a patient doesn’t have a history of substance abuse before prescribing these strong medications. She also says that as research progresses, scientists are discovering that addiction has a lot to do with our brain biology and can happen to anyone based on genetics and a person’s environment.
Dr. Alexis Moreno was recently awarded the 2019 Woman of Vision award from the Somerset Wellness Center in Princess Anne. For more information on her or to check out her show, log on to www.witandreason.com
Guest at the Donate for Life Run/Walk Family Festival
Dr. Alexis graciously thanks All for One backstage after their Donate for Life performance. “It’s so amazing to be here in support of such an empowering event. Friends and family come together to remember their loved ones and celebrate their legacy as organ donors. The energy here is so beautiful, it brings me to tears.” - Dr. Alexis
Dr. Alexis attends the OC PetExpo with Lucy Pets
Dr. Alexis was ecstatic to be a Lucy Pet Foundation guest at the OC Fair Ground PetExpo with the President and founder of The Lucy Pet Foundation, Joey Herrick. Dr. Alexis had the opportunity to learn about the amazing products and services The Lucy Pet Foundation provides. She was also able to see some of the brave pets The Lucy Pet Foundation supports in action during the LAPD K-9 unit demonstration!It was a fun filled day of everything cute, furry, and fluffy.
On the Red Carpet for Didi Hirsch's Erasing the Stigma Leadership Awards
Dr. Alexis was wearing multiple hats as an interviewer and interviewee on the Didi Hirsch Erasing the Stigma Leadership Awards red carpet at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Alexis was honored to be able to combine forces with actors, musicians, film makers, athletes and authors to discuss how we can all come together to promote stigma-free mental health awareness, treatment, and support. Stay tuned to Wit & Reason with Dr. Alexis Moreno on DC Radio to hear everyone’s amazing journey to health, recovery & advocacy.
Dr. Alexis Speaking to Teens Wanna Know at Didi Hirsch Erasing the Stigma Awards 2019 with David & Nic Sheff, Kathy Ireland, Bill Duke
Dr. Alexis shares tips on how to support those who are experiencing mental health concerns. Click here to hear what David Sheff, Nic Sheff, William Michael Barbee, Bill Duke, Kathy Ireland, Dr. Alexis have to say about Erasing the Stigma.
2019 Woman of Vision Award
Dr. Alexis Moreno receives the 2019 Woman of Vision Award from Somerset Wellness Center on April 9, 2019. She is also launching a fun and personable Healthy Aging Webinar for Somerset Wellness Center members that takes a biopsychosical approach to promoting healthy lifestyle habits to support members’ ability to lead independent lives.
“It has been a lot of fun creating an interactive webinar for Somerset Wellness Center members. I am proud to be contributing to the community’s health and wellness education and proactive lifestyle change. I’m truly honored to be accepting the 2019 Woman of Vision Award from the Somerset Wellness Center in Somerset county Maryland! Thank you so much!” - Dr. Alexis Moreno
On Air! Wit & Reason with Dr. Alexis Moreno
Wit and Reason hosted by psychologist Dr. Alexis Moreno brings her expertise to provide smart and practical explanations for human behavior. Interviewing diverse health experts regarding today’s ever evolving life and culture, DC’s own will be asking questions on anything from love to hardships. Listen in and bring a little bit of positive mental health to your day.
Dr. Alexis Moreno is dedicated to her true passion, turning social science and research into information and practice that is relatable, accessible, and useful to the public. Alexis began her career in journalism and television broadcasting. She decided to pursue her doctorate in Clinical Community Psychology to learn and publicize the principles, knowledge, and skills ideal for a healthy life. She is now the founder of Wit + Reason, a consulting practice for the creative community, where she collaborates with artists, writers, producers, directors, and journalists to apply psychological principles and research to all places and spaces. Making positive mental health part of everyday life.
Dr. Alexis Takes a Value-Based Approach in Encouraging Public Radio Donations
As a Community Council Member for NPR’s local public radio station, WAMU 88.5 FM, Dr. Alexis recorded her member testimonial for WAMU’s March 2019 on-air campaign. Dr. Alexis responded to interview questions about how and why she listens to WAMU, her listening routine and her reasons for listening. She also provided concise responses about how and why she chose to become a member of WAMU, what motivated her to donate, and what she would say to a friend to encourage them to become a supporting member of the station.
Dr. Alexis reflected on her role as a Community and Media Psychologist. She used the opportunity to promote and model value-based living (making decisions based on core beliefs and true personal values). Dr. Alexis shared one of her core values - freedom and more specifically, freedom of press.
Dr. Alexis Promotes Multicultural Representation at the 2019 Women's March
On a homemade “Cards for Humanity” poster, Dr. Alexis and spouse, Alex Honigman, LISCW, encouraged Women’s March participants to reflect on the intersectionality of their cultural identities and share all factors of themselves with their community. During this experiential intervention, marchers were asked to complete the sentence, “I Am…” They were provided a definition of “Intersectionality” and educated about how females and women are underrepresented and misrepresented in film and television.
After two consecutive years of marching in freezing temperatures, the marchers loved the opportunity to engage with mental health experts, expand their multicultural competency, and freely express themselves. There was such a positive response from the community that within an hour the large double-sided poster was filled with people’s handwritten identities and several groups thanked Dr. Alexis and Alex for bringing a welcoming and supportive presence after they had been threatened and ridiculed by opposing protesters. You can find more photos from this community intervention @witandreason on Instagram and Facebook.
A march game for educating people. Taking an intersectional approach to understanding ourselves and our media.
Representing Mental Health at a Fitness & Wellness Festival
Dr. Alexis was featured presenting a creative variety of educational mental health workshops at the Old Town Fitness & Wellness Festival in Alexandria, VA. Dr. Moreno created three fun and engaging mental health and wellness activities for festival attendees: Mental Health Trivia Competition with a Mindful Gardening Kit Prize; Exploring Our 8 Aspects of Wellness & Effective Goal Setting Workshop; and a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Education & Mindfulness Meditation.
Each of her workshops integrated mental health and social-psychological research in a relatable and practical style. Participants were able to learn more about the various aspects of their health & wellness, engage in some self-exploration, & put self-care into action using evidence-based practice. Engaging in all of this “self-health” while relaxing outside in front of the peaceful Potomac River.