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!

From existing to LIVING- Mental Health Awareness Month

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All of the interviews and episodes in the month of MAY will be related to #fightingthestigma and #Mentalhealthawarenessmonth. 

In April, I posted openings for interviews on FB and Insta.  I asked if there were any brave souls willing to talk openly about their mental health struggles.  Because MH stigma is so strong, I didn't expect to get many responses.  Luckily, I am friends with many fearless mental health warriors, and here I interview one of them!  

In this episode, I talk with my friend, Clarissa, about her own depression and treatment.  We candidly discuss medication, symptoms, and life changing interventions.

 

*Any and all material in this episode and on this podcast are for informational purposes. You should always consult with your own doctor or mental health professional.*

 

How Being a Person of Color in Predominantly White Institutions Can Make You … um…ALL THE THINGS

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In this candid conversation with three other people of color, we detail some of our personal experiences in White America.  Americanization, acculturation, and assimilation can cause emotional and mental struggles.  In this episode we also tackle: microaggressions, what Latinxs think of the US Border Patrol, being Latinx in higher education, and rampant systemic oppression (even in a Border City).

 

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

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

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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.

To get in touch with Kathleen or to book an appointment go to:

https://www.acufunkture.com/

 Info@acufunkture.com

To find an acupuncturist in your area go to:

www.acufinder.com or www.nccaom.org or http://acaom.org/ 

Mentioned in the podcast:

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma https://www.amazon.com/dp/0143127748/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_MFb1Ab0ARK4R8

 

*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

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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!

Are you BURNED OUT?

Posted by Throughtheeyesofatherapist in , DefaultTag, balance, trauma, Self-care, Self help, ACES Study, adversity, PTSD
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Tired all the time? Not too happy about work? Signs and symptoms list at minute 2:00! You might be burned out.  In this episode I explain the difference between burnout, secondary trauma, & compassion fatigue.  

 

Material was quoted with permission from the Best Start Resource Centre.  Article mentioned in podcast:

https://www.beststart.org/resources/howto/pdf/Compassion_14MY01_Final.pdf

 

 

https://publichealth.nmsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2017/11/CommunityResourceGuidePortrait.pdf

 

http://www.cdicelpaso.org/factSheets/Resource_Directory2011.pdf

 

*Dial 2-1-1 in the El Paso, Texas area to find mental health resources in the area.

*Text 741-741 if you are in crisis.

*FACEBOOK CRISIS Management Page-  https://www.facebook.com/help/594991777257121/

 

 

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