Through the Eyes of a Therapist

www.throughtheeyesofatherapist.org Cristal M. Acosta, TX LPC, Board Certified Therapist, is committed to shining light on EVERYTHING mental health by de-mystifying therapy, humanizing therapists, and de-stigmatizing mental illness!

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

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*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 for me to track down a CST, so this is a real treat! 
 
Jen Reeves, CST, LMFT, and I discuss: desire discrepancy, fetishes, kink, sexual stigma, masturbatory behaviors, couples therapy, bad therapists, and how to become a sex therapist!
 
Jen attended Texas A&M University and graduated with a BA in psychology. After her BA, she took a five year hiatus during which time she worked for various group homes, primarily with teenage girls where she was given sexual abuse cases. Jen attended the University of Houston Clear Lake for grad school and received a Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy in 2012.  She then became a Certified Sex Therapist through the Texas Sex Therapy Institute in December 2016.
 
She currently works for Houston Relationship Therapy in the Heights district of Houston, and has been conducting treatment there for 5 and a half years. She supervises future sex therapists through Texas Sex Therapy Institute and teaches the occasional class or two for TSTI. She has been a guest lecturer/presenter on the topics of porn issues, sex after baby, female sexual desire, and desire discrepancy, to name a few. She is now in the process of becoming a supervisor for future marriage and family therapists as well.
 
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*Recommendations, discussion, and disclosures are for informational/entertainment purposes only.  You should never substitute consultations/information from your own mental health/medical professionals with information from this podcast.*

Handling Tantrums, Positive Parenting, and a Survey on YOUR Parenting Style

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Hello!  Thanks for listening to the podcast that puts a mental-health spin on any topic!  We've passed 1400 downloads on Podbean and even more on iTunes! Visit www.throughtheeyesofatherapist.org for more!

 

This episode is about parenting young children.  The greatest joy and the greatest responsibility in this life.  If you interact with children or have your own, THIS IS AN IMPORTANT EPISODE.  I list out four different parenting styles (survey style) so you can identify your own.  Also I talk about TANTRUMS (cue Jaws music).  I cover the behavioral science behind ignoring, attention, and why kids tantrums get worse.

Mentioned in this episode:

Parent Child Interaction Therapy: www.pcit.org

 

Next episode will be a continuation of this topic and I will cover how to create a point system or "token economy" for your child!

Stay tuned and thanks for listening to Through the Eyes of a Therapist!

 

*Recommendations, discussion, and disclosures are for informational/entertainment purposes only.  You should never substitute consultations/information from your own mental health/medical professionals with information from this podcast.*

How to Find a Therapist (Mental Health Awareness Month)

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Hi, listeners!  I just want to thank you all for all the support, messages, and positivity!  My little fan-base is growing and I truly appreciate every like, share, and download!

In this episode, the last of a four part series for #Mentalhealthawareness month, I talk about how to find a therapist that is right for you.  

I list out factors to consider about your therapist like: cost, affordability, geographical location, types of licensed therapists, and specialties.  I, of course, mention how you should find a provider who matches your style and someone who makes you feel emotionally safe.

Mentioned in the episode:

http://nbcc.org/Search/CounselorFind

www.tfcbt.org

https://emdria.site-ym.com/general/custom.asp?page=FaTmain

http://dshs.texas.gov/counselor/lpc_search.shtm

 

As always, if you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to contact me! 

https://www.facebook.com/CristalWonderCounselor/

@cristalwondercounselor

https://www.instagram.com/wonder_counselor/

https://twitter.com/CounselorWonder

 

*Anything on this podcast is for informational/entertainment purposes only.  You should always seek the advice of your own doctor or mental health professional.*

 

Occupational Therapist Michelle Medina on Development and Life Skills

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In this episode, I speak with Dianna Michelle Medina, OTD, MOT, OTR/L  who uses her Occupational Therapy skills with her own children.  She gives listeners great ideas on how to teach kids life skills.  She gives her expert opinion on kids' electronic use, when to seek the help of an O.T., and ignoring haters/doing what's best for you and your family.  We discuss age appropriate toys, rehabilitation from injuries, and the difference between OT and PT (physical therapy).

 

Questions or comments?  Write to me below!

Post-Partum Problems? Perinatal Professional, Vanessa Perry, to the Rescue!

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*Material in all episodes of Through the Eyes of a Therapist is for informational purposes only and you should always seek the help of your own mental health professional or doctor*

Episode Bookmarks:

  • Mental health needs in Alaska- 7:30
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder- 9:20
  • Vanessa's Personal Struggle with Depression- 11:00
  • Surprise!!!!- 15:00
  • Childbirth Trauma- 19:30
  • Creating a post-partum plan-24:00
  • Symptoms to look for- 27:10
  • Post-partum Psychosis- 30:00
  • Resources- 38:00 www.hopemends.com and http://www.postpartum.net/

Guest Bio:

"Vanessa Priscilla Perry was born and raised in Texas where she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Pre-professional psychology and a Master's degree in Human Services Counseling from Southwestern Assemblies of God University. She has worked with college student in career counseling. She's worked in a community mental health agency in Anchorage, Alaska where she worked as a case manager and a clinician helping individuals with severe mental illness like schizophrenia, severe trauma, bipolar disorder and anxiety/depression. She also worked in a rural hospital outpatient center for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. After having her first child and experiencing pregnancy depression and a traumatic birth and not finding resources in her area, she decided to become an advocate and has been training the past five years to work with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, generally known as "postpartum depression". She opened her private practice last year specializing in helping new parents with the transition that happens during pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period. Now pregnant with her fourth child, she continues to offer counseling and coaching to parents and parents to be. You can find her on all social media platforms as Hope Mends or hopemends.com "

 

 

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