Through the Eyes of a Therapist 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!

Acupuncture by Acufunkture: an old, new way to heal body, mind, & spirit.


In this interview, acupuncturist and owner of Acufunkture in Houston, TX, Kathleen Funk L.Ac., describes acupuncture methods, purpose, and indications. This centuries old way of healing helps patients re-integrate mind, body, and spirit by using tenets of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

Kathleen explains how acupuncture works for physical problems as well as emotional problems like ADHD, anxiety, and trauma.

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Mentioned in the podcast:

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma


*This podcast is for informational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your own mental health or healthcare professionals.

Occupational Therapist Michelle Medina on Development and Life Skills


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).


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


*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 and

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 "



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