“Hey guys! I just got my fame certificate from Dr. Drew!!! Go ahead, start talkin’…”
An article from the LA Times describing the double professional life of Shana and Russell Armstrong’s therapist, Dr. Charles Sophy:
“Dr. Charles Sophy, medical director for Los Angeles County’s beleaguered child welfare agency, carries two cellphones in his pocket.
One BlackBerry tethers him to his county job, where he is responsible for the mental health needs of nearly 20,000 foster children. The second — kept in a plastic case adorned with images of dollar bills — is reserved for his Beverly Hills-based private psychiatric practice, where his patients have included Paris Hilton, and for scheduling appearances on television interview and reality shows. Among his recent on-camera sessions was counseling of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” cast member Taylor Armstrong and her husband, Russell, before Russell Armstrong committed suicide Aug. 15.”
Wendy… The Sophy-Shana Connection
Dr. Sophy, who is a graduate of Celebrity Rehab’s Dr. Drew School of MedicalFame, is being questioned as to his ability to share his time between his very lucrative, very visible celebrity-based practice and his job as the medical director of LA’s Department of Children and Family Services. How does he do it??
(Thanks to SH reader “kas”!!)
NOTE: If you missed the therapy session which Dr. Sophy filmed with Shana and Russell, it is included here. May Russell rest in peace…