How to Find a Therapist (Mental Health Awareness Month)

May 19th, 2018

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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.*

 

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A Deep Dive Into Depression- Stigma, Meds, and Therapy

May 12th, 2018

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Hello listeners!  It’s me, Cristal Martinez Acosta, Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified counselor. It's #mentalhealthawarenessmonth and this episode is part 3 of 4!

In this episode, my special guest, Carlos, speaks about his depression.  I have to say, this is one of the most candid and detailed interviews I have had on the podcast.

He talks about how being a gay, depressed college student in a mostly-Hispanic/Catholic community takes its toll.  We talk about his struggle with depression, anxiety, and a history of suicidal thoughts.  We also discuss medication types, side effects, how to help a depressed person, and of course, THERAPY. 

 

He has a special message for all of you out there who are battling mental illness at 18:15. 

If you or someone you know needs immediate counseling from the National Suicide Prevention hotlines you can text the number 741-741 or call 1800-273-8255 any time of day or night.

*Podcast Content is for informational purposes only and you should always seek your own consultation/therapy from your own doctors and/or mental health professionals.

 

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UNCONDITIONAL POSITIVE REGARD & a Very short update!

May 6th, 2018

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Letting listeners know that I am continuing the 4 part series on mental health awareness month throughout all of May. Remember to show everyone respect and kindness because you never know what kind of internal battle they are fighting.

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