• The Power of Brief Mental Health Therapies Tummy Tucks, Tighten Abs and Reduce Extra Skin & Fat, See Pix below Seafood Risotto Recipe Fall In Full Bloom! Instagram, PeterJMcKennaMD, Tag us and register to win a free dose of Botox! Skin Care Special “Smart TCA Peel” and FREE Hydrobalm or Repair Cream



    Mused after hearing, “Yes, Virginia, there is a fall in Cincinnati”.


    Last year the American Psychological Association found that 68% of therapists reported an increase of their waiting lists.  Fortunately, research has found that even brief time-limited programs at critical moments can have significant benefits. These interventions can be as brief as 30 minutes.  Even though they aren’t a substitute for psychotherapy, they can be powerful ways to prevent challenges from escalating.

    Many studies confirm this.  For those on the waiting list, one telehealth session reduced feelings of hopelessness and had their anxiety improved.  Suicide and chronic pain are two areas that giving patients the right tools in as little as a two hour session can be as effective as many weeks of conventional cognitive behavioral therapy.  Kaiser Permanente published that a single-session for problematic drinking reduced the number of days participants engaged in heavy drinking by 26%.

    At Stoney Brook University they offered a free half hour session for adolescents to boost resilience and share their experiences.  Published in the journal, Nature, of more than 2,400 teens, it was found that depression and disordered eating were decreased with benefits persisting after three months.  The author, Dr. Jessica Schneider, a former grade school teacher, said that “Long term change is a series of tiny changes, and every tiny change matters.”

    Similarly, a 30-minute online training session for first year college students allowed them to hear others’ stories and share their own.  Again, in the Journal of Nature, involving over 4,000 students they found that there were fewer mental health symptoms.

    Geoffrey Cohen, a professor at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education, perhaps puts it best when he describes crafting opportunities for people to perform at their best by saying, “It’s almost like entering a party where you don’t know anyone, but the host greets you warmly, easing your nerves so you feel more able to socialize.”

    -Jenny Taitz, WSJ

     Tummy Tucks

    Tummy tucks get rid of extra abdominal skin and fat while tightening the tone.  Liposuction on the sides helps make the whole waist smaller.  Call us for details or come in for a consultation, 513-793-5772.

    Pictures are about 4 weeks after surgery so the scars and swelling will improve for months to come.

    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM, PETERJMCKENNAMD!  Come into the office and get a free butterfly stamp when you follow us.  Tag 3 friends and register to win a Free dose of Botox!



    I made this last night and added a small lobster tail and truffle powder.  Yummm. You can find all these ingredients including partially cooked risotto at Seafood Station on Loveland-Madiera Road.


    October Skin Care Special:

    “Smart TCA Peel” purchase package of three for $800 and receive a complimentary product of either hydrabalm or epidermal repair cream.

    Studies show a 31% improvement of fine skin lines and 19% improvement of hyperpigmentation.

     Personalized Skin Care Products:

    WE ARE THE ONLY OFFICE with a DOSE machine in Cincinnati.  It mixes a unique formulation of SkinCeutical ingredients that are professionally diagnosed to address the specific needs of your skin.  The specific serum comes after you answer a questionnaire about your skin, goals and needs.  Each bottle is $195 and lasts roughly 3 months.


    Healthy living,

    Peter McKenna, M.D.




    McKenna Cosmetic Surgery Center . 10577 Montgomery Road . Cincinnati . OH . 45242


    30 Years of Improving Lives

    A Cincinnati Magazine “Top Doc” since 1998

    Allergan Top 500 Physician

    Skinceuticals “Flagship” Practice

    (I do write all the emails and have done so since 2007. -PJM)


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