Counseling Amidst Covid-19

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-6wwam-d7e993 Hello, everyone!  Today we discuss what it’s like to be a therapist in the times of the Coronavirus epidemic.  Myself and two other therapists located in El Paso, Texas talk about: what it’s like to run a small business/private practice during a pandemic, how to prepare yourself as a therapist to see clients viaContinue reading “Counseling Amidst Covid-19”

Therapists Discuss 13 Reasons Season One

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-5rd8j-c0a568 In this episode, two licensed professional counselors discuss the popular and controversial show “13 Reasons Why”.  Andrea Rios, LPC and Cristal Acosta, LPC-S, NCC dissect and dialogue about the implications the show can have on their clients.  After a lunchroom discussion, the two therapists decided to record their opinions and perspectives for the podcast.Continue reading “Therapists Discuss 13 Reasons Season One”

BECOMING A SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST- Feat. Mawule Sevon

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-k5r43-a9a392 If you want to be a school psychologist or have ever wondered what a school psychologist does, then this episode is for you!  School psychologists are collaborators, advocates, leaders, and team players!  They are in charge of assessing school aged children and identifying their needs for success in school.  They work with other cliniciansContinue reading “BECOMING A SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST- Feat. Mawule Sevon”

BECOMING A THERAPIST-Sex Therapy- a Glimpse Into Treatment Feat. Jen Reeves, LMFT, CST

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-pk6fz-a010af *explicit content-listener discretion advised* My guest today is a Certified Sex Therapist!  I am so super excited to present you all with this content.  It’s been hard to track down a CST, so this is a real treat for me!  Jen Reeves, CST, LMFT, and I discuss: desire discrepancy, fetishes, kink, sexual stigma, masturbatoryContinue reading “BECOMING A THERAPIST-Sex Therapy- a Glimpse Into Treatment Feat. Jen Reeves, LMFT, CST”

BECOMING A THERAPIST- How marriage and family therapists are made! (PART ONE) Feat. Mishka K. & Luis C., AMFT’s

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-m4777-9d941e Okay future therapists, in the last episode you heard Myra Garcia, LCSW and Myself, a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Board Certified Therapist, talk about what to GENERALLY expect when becoming a therapist. The plan is to explore the different kinds of mental health professionals in this LARGE and GROWING community from the bottom up…meaning,Continue reading “BECOMING A THERAPIST- How marriage and family therapists are made! (PART ONE) Feat. Mishka K. & Luis C., AMFT’s”

Losing your marbles over misbehaved children? A Guide to Discipline Plans

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-958j3-9b2ae8 Rewards, punishment, and consequences can be hard to keep track of while parenting older kids.  Not anymore!  With this step-by-step audio guide, you can have a functioning “token economy” in as little as 30 minutes!  Token economies are like jobs with paychecks for adults except instead of jobs and money, we use chores, points,Continue reading “Losing your marbles over misbehaved children? A Guide to Discipline Plans”

How to tell a person they need professional help.

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-6breg-93e72a In this short episode, or “mini-sode” as I like to call it, I give a few tips on how to gently confront a person about going to see a therapist. It’s easier said than done…but what is worse…feeling a bit embarrased about bringing it up? OR…Never saying anything about it but regret it later?Continue reading “How to tell a person they need professional help.”

SUICIDE INFO-Assessment, stats, and how to find help. Episode 23

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-whi8f-92e9f9 Suicide is a tough subject. Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade….these are the two most recent high-profile suicides to impact our society.  In this episode, I broach the subject of suicide assessment.  As a therapist, this is a part of my day-to-day practice (sadly).  Here, I give insight on what a therapist might assess for. IfContinue reading “SUICIDE INFO-Assessment, stats, and how to find help. Episode 23”

Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner on Border Mental Health Care

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-vkfjv-92234e Living and practicing on the US/Mexico border can present unique challenges to mental health practicioners.  We combat stigma, myths, strong cultural norms, biases, and lack of resources on a daily basis.   Jorge Medina, Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, treats patients with severe mental illness in prison and is qualified to treat children, adolescents,Continue reading “Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner on Border Mental Health Care”