Interviews and Articles

Dr. Scharff is regularly featured in articles, interviews, and writes for various publications. To schedule an interview or ask for a quote, please use the contact page.

Dr. Scharff being interviewed on KOIN TV in Portland, OR (2021) about the book “Rock to Recovery: Music as a Catalyst for Human Transformation”


Psychology Today: The Healing Power of Hope

Her Nexx Chapter: Resolving Systemic Concerns to Reduce the Impact of Mental Health Issues on Women

Book Review New York Journal of Books: Strong like Water: Finding the Freedom, Safety, and Compassion to Move through Hard Things–and Experience True Flourishing

Psychology Today: Get the Kids Outside!

The Jar Podcast: Mental Health Today with Constance Scharff

Resilient Minds 365 Podcast: Dr. Constance Scharff Discusses Complex PTSD and Alcoholism

Book Review New York Journal of Books: Creating Stillness: Mindful Art Practices and Stories for Navigating Anxiety, Stress, and Fear

Psychology Today: 9 Under-Used Tools for Addressing Anxiety

Psychology Today: Is Your Boss Gaslighting You?

Book Review New York Journal of Books: The Good Life: Lessons from the World’s Longest Scientific Study of Happiness

Podcast Bridges with Dr. Paul Dyer: Interview with Dr. Constance Scharff

Psychology Today: Are You Undermining Yourself? Five Tips to Create Personal Changes without Setting Yourself Up for Failure.


Truehope Canada Podcast: Addiction Treatment and Strategies for Mental Health

Book Review New York Journal of Books: The Self-Talk Workout: Six Science-Backed Strategies to Dissolve Self-Criticism and Transform the Voice in Your Head

Book Review New York Journal of Books: Pretty Sure You’re Fine: The Health and Wellness Guide for Hypochondriacs, Overthinkers, and Worrywarts

Psychology Today: Creating Positive Self-Talk: Seven Ways to Improve Your Inner Dialogue and Well-Being

Psychology Today: Home for the Holidays: Six Tips to Make Your Family Event Less Stressful

Trauma Survivorhood: “Between the Seasons” Featuring Constance Scharff, PhD

Psychology Today: Setting Boundaries with Family: Five Tips to Stand Firm

Living Free on 3CR Radio, Melbourne, Australia: Interview with Dr. Constance Scharff

Psychology Today: Is “Quiet Quitting” Really Quitting – or Setting Boundaries?

The Courage to Change Podcast: Ask the Expert: Dr. Constance Scharff

Book Review New York Journal of Books: Self-Care in Underwear

The Women Waken Podcast: Ending Addiction for Good and Using Music as a Catalyst for Human Transformation (Interview with Dr. Constance Scharff)

One Day at a Time Podcast: Interview with Dr. Constance Scharff

Book Review New York Journal of Books: Do I Feel Better Yet? Questionable Attempts at Self-Care and Existing in General

Psychology Today: Three Activities to Improve Mental Well-Being in Youth

Move Your Mind Podcast with Nick Bracks: Overcoming Overwhelm, Anxiety and Trauma

The Inspired Women Podcast: Trauma’s Impacts on the Body and Mind

Psychology Today: 6 Actions to Improve Your Kids’ Mental Health

Book Review New York Journal of Books: Healing: Our Path from Mental Illness to Mental Health

The Addicted Mind Podcast: Seeking Recovery Through Complementary Therapies

Psychology Today: 5 Ways Companion Animals Boost Mental Health

Voyage LA: Rising Stars: Meet Constance Scharff

Book Review New York Journal of Books: Seeking Wisdom: A Spiritual Path to Creative Connection

Book Review New York Journal of Books: Twentyone Olive Trees: A Mother’s Walk Through the Grief of Suicide to Hope and Healing

Psychology Today: Six Tips for Setting Strong Personal Boundaries

Arts for the Health of It Podcast: Music and Human Transformation with Constance Scharff, PhD


The Addiction Podcast: Interview with Dr. Constance Scharff

Treatment Magazine: Rock to Recovery: Hope, Healing, and Power Chords

Psychology Today: Five Tips for Reducing Anxiety During the Holidays

Book Review: Rethinking Suicide: Why Prevention Fails and How We Can Do Better

Psychology Today: Yes, You Can Have a Sober Thanksgiving!

KOIN TV (Portland, OR): Rock to Recovery Book

Eliances Heroes: Rock to Recovery Book 

Psychology Today: Too Much “Mommy Juice?” Three Tips to Rely Less on Wine. Could a solution to the opioid overdose and suicide crisis we’re experiencing be music? A new book says, “Yes!”

New Thinking Allowed: Music and Trauma — Interview with Constance Scharff, PhD

Jewish Family Services of Austin: Recovery Panel

Psychology Today: Five Questions to Ask When Choosing a Rehab

Psychology Today: Five Activities to Reduce Anxiety Symptoms How to Let Someone Go: 3 Important Things You Must Do

Psychology Today: Five Ways to Improve Your Mental Health by Volunteering

Psychology Today: What to Do After Rehab

Book Review: I am a Girl from Africa

Interview: The Exploding Human with Bob Nickman (Podcast) Ep. 81 New Modalities for Recovery

Book Review: How to Do the Work: Recognize Your Patterns, Heal from Your Past + and Create Your Self

Psychology Today: Is Self-Care Selfish? 

Interview: Wolf in Tune Music as the Bridge to Mindfulness (Constance Scharff, episode #24)

Mel Magazine: The Horror of Drinking in Your Dreams as a Sober Person

Psychology Today: The Benefits of a Recovery Coach

Interview: Soulutions Podcast with Rachel Kutner


Book Review: I Used to Have a Plan: But Life Had Other Ideas

Sober Recovery: Overcoming Relapse Triggers During the Pandemic

Sober Recovery: Accessing Addiction Recovery Resources During the Pandemic

Psychology Today: Cultivating Gratitude

Psychology Today: Would I Benefit from a Recovery Coach? 

Interview with Rony Alfandary: Three Questions

Psychology Today: Sobriety Online: Managing Recovery in a Virtual World

Book Review: Musicians & Addiction: Research and Recovery Stories

The Northwest Horse Source: A Partnership is Born

Psychology Today: 7 Ways to Cultivate Hope, Even in Trying Times

Psychology Today: Staying Sober During the Pandemic

Psychology Today: Maintaining Calm While Staying at Home

Book Review: Make a Living Living: Be Successful Doing What You Love

Book Review: $9 Therapy: Semi-Capitalist Solutions to Your Emotional Problems

Psychology Today: Now’s the Time to go to Rehab: Covid-19 and Addiction

Psychology Today: Is Rehab for Me? 

Book Review: The Medicine Bag: Shamanic Rituals & Ceremonies for Personal Transformation

Psychology Today Blog Post: How to Find the Mental Healthcare You Need

Book Review: Paradise City: Healing Cities with Music

Psychology Today Blog Post: Making Meaning Out of New Year’s Resolutions



Psychology Today Blog Post: Avoiding Relapse During the Holidays

Thrive On (podcast): Recovery, Trauma, and the Healing Power of Music

Nxt Gen Mvment (podcast): How the Addiction Crisis Has Been Redefined

Psychology Today Blog Post: Tips for Bringing Love to the Next Difficult Family Gathering

Voyage LA: Life and Work with Constance Scharff, PhD

Book Review: Health Justice Now

Voyage LA #LadyBoss: redefining what a boss looks like

Psychology Today Blog Post: Do I Need A Sober Companion?

Book Review: Deep Hope

Select Poems from Meeting God at Midnight in C.20 an International Journal 

Positive Sobriety Podcast: Insights from Addiction Researcher Constance Scharff, PhD

Psychology Today Blog Post: Three Reasons Not to Overlook Alcohol Abuse

Statesman Journal: Former Korn Guitarist’s Music Therapy, Rock to Recovery, Now in Oregon

Recovery Unscripted Podcast: Measuring Music’s Therapeutic Impact

Dr. G’s Engaging Minds on 790 KABC: A Look at Insecurity, Alcoholism, and Codependency Through CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?

NPR Nashville: Taking Music Therapy to the Depths of Detox

Rock to Recovery Radio: Creating Breakthroughs with Wes Geer and Brandon Parkhurst

Book Review: Saving Talk Therapy

East Nashvillian: Rock to Recovery

Psychology Today Blog Post: Seven Reasons Why the Best Time to Go to Rehab is Now



Psychology Today Blog Post: Surviving Toxic Family Functions

Book Review: Love is Walking Hand in Hand

Rock to Recovery Launches in Nashville 

Rock to Recovery Radio Interview

Book Review: A Sloth’s Guide to Mindfulness

Psychology Today Blog Post: What do Addicts Feel in Rehab? 

Book Review: Birds of a Feather: A True Story of Hope and the Healing Power of Animals

Book Review: Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation

Interview on Stress Free Now about poetry, abuse, and writing your way into a new life

Interview in Stress Free Now

Interview in The Native Society

Book Review: To Heal a Wounded Heart: The Transformative Power of Buddhism and Psychotherapy in Action

Book Review: When the Servant Becomes the Master: A Comprehensive Addiction Guide for Those Who Suffer from the Disease, the Loved Ones Affected by It, and the Professionals Who Assist them

Book Review: The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity

Investors Pressure Apple Over Psychological Risks of Screen Time for Kids

Go Where It’s Green: A New Year’s Resolution You Can Keep

Past Years

Book Review: The Spectrum of Addiction: Evidence-Based Assessment, Prevention, and Treatment Across the Lifespan

Seven Tips for Enjoying a Family Thanksgiving Celebration

Why do High-Powered Men Masturbate in Front of Women?

To Honor Our Veterans, Let’s Keep Our Commitments to Them

Book Review: Horses that Save Lives: True Stories of Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Rescue

Trump Wants to Prosecute More Drug Offenders to Solve the Opioid Crisis. Here’s Why that Won’t Work.

No, Mr. President, a Wall Won’t Stop Opioid Overdose Deaths

Opioid prescriptions are down, but addiction experts say there’s still progress to be made

Questions raised about Chris Cornell’s anxiety medication

Where Are the Lawmakers?

Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy

Dear Chris Christie: An open letter to America’s new drug czar

Getting treatment for problem drinking — without giving up alcohol

Valuing Life in the National Budget: Maintaining Funding for the NIH

The US opioid crisis is real and deadly. Trumpcare could make it even worse.

“Repeal and Replace” Could Make Addiction Treatment Unattainable for Most Americans

One Natural Way to Help in Our Journey to Wellness

Q&A: Healthcare Reform & the Opioid Epidemic

Cannabinoid-Based Drug Pipeline Grows: 4 Ways to Prepare

Heart-To-Heart With a Horse

Alcohol-related deaths among women rising in Nevada

The Case Against Sugar

Medicine Or Health Risk? Parents Prescribed Medical Marijuana Are Clashing With Federal Agencies

What Can We Expect for Mental Health Care Under Trump?

One too many or signs of alcoholism? How do you know?

How to accept an addict at your holiday party

Make Your 2017 New Year’s Resolution Stick: Here’s How

Celebrate Your Nice List: Here’s Your Holiday Shopping Guide for Loved Ones in Recovery from Addiction

Guarding And Protecting Access To Health Care

Thanksgiving In Trump’s America: Take Care Of Health Care Issues Now

Seven Tips: When Your Holiday Guest is an Addict

Legalizing Marijuana Has Reduced Opioid Overdoses by 25%

During an opioid epidemic, can cannabis be an alternative pain treatment?


Will Trump Repeal Obamacare and What Will The Effect Be on Addiction Recovery Treatment?

Voting Yes For Medical Or Recreational Marijuana Legalization Will Probably Save Lives: Your Vote Matters

Can Your Kids Define Empathy? Here’s Why They Need It to Thrive in School and Life

The World Can’t Afford To Ignore Mental Health: Here’s Why

Here’s How The Federal Government Is Fighting Back Against The Opioid Epidemic And Why The Legislation Needs To Be Funded

Is Your Co-Worker a Heroin Addict?

It’s Real & It’s Common: 5 Tips to Prevent Drink Spikes

Crazy Ways People are Getting High

A Prescription for Trouble

Potential Buzzkill Alert: Many States Banning Powdered Alcohol

Waiting for the Autopsy Results: How Prince’s Passing Could Be Used to Change Lives

End the Opioid Epidemic: Decriminalize and Emphasize Treatment

What Parents Need to Know About Underage Drinking this Alcohol Awareness Month

In Over Your Head: 6 Important Lessons When You Love an Addict

Who’s Responsible for America’s Opioid Epidemic: A Message from the Frontlines

Prescriptions for Hydrocodone Have Dropped Since DEA Classification Change

Moving and Shaking: Nicholas Kristof, Bet Tzedek Justice for All and Constance Scharff

Why Good Food is Good Marketing

Teaming Up to Wrestle Addiction at Cliffside Malibu

Festive Time a Year a Landmine of Pain for Many

More Than Resolutions: 5 Ways to Create Real Change in Your Life

How Southern California Became the Rehab Capital of America

Police Brutality and PTSD: Is there a Connection?

Threatening Truths or Misleading Myths? Uncovering 5 Cannabis Misconceptions

From Hopeless to Hope-Giver: Even with PTSD, Recovery is Possible

Dr. Scharff on Bloomdaddy Podcasts

Dr. Scharff on VFW Talk Radio

More College and University Students Facing Mental Health Challenges

Dr. Scharff Discussing “Inspired Works” Meeting God at Midnight

Giving Hope and Repairing Lives, Who Leads the Way in the Dependency Treatment? Newsweek Magazine 

6 Ways to Rebuild a Relationship With Your Children

CNN: Coping with infertility: Don’t give up hope, and more advice 

Kveller: When Having a Baby Isn’t an Option

CNN ireport: Single and Barren: Don’t Label Me!

Single and Barren: Don’t Label Me! Huffington Post

The Most Powerful Ways to Beat Depression

Playboy: Is Hollywood’s Drug Problem Really Any Worse Than The Rest of America’s?

The Jewish Journal: Can Moderation Join Abstinence as an Addiction Therapy?

Serene Scene Magazine: Interview with Constance Scharff, Ph.D of Cliffside Malibu Finding the Right Combination of Evidence-Based and Individualized Treatment 

Addiction Pro.Com: Malibu Spreads Message About Treatment Worldwide Where the Rich and Famous Go For Addiction Treatment

Rehab Is The New Black: An Inside Look At Luxury Rehabilitation Centers Why The Brains of High Powered People May Be More Prone To Addiction

The Hollywood Reporter: $90,000 A Month For Rehab? Only in LA

Toronto Sun.Com: Six Signs That You May Be An Addict

The Jewish Outlook: Austin Jews Overcoming Addiction One Step at a Time

YourTeenMagazine: Addiction in the Family 7 Highly Effective Ways to Treat Addiction and Anxiety Why People Look to Substance Abuse to Escape Their Anxiety

USA Today: Robin Williams: A Link Between Genius, Mental Illness? Robin Williams’ Death Underscores Connection Between Creativity, Depression and Addiction

Serene Scene: Interview with Dr. Constance Scharff of Cliffside Malibu.