Through the Eyes of a Therapist

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June 24, 2018  

How to tell a person they need professional help.

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?

 

In the episode I talk about my resources page, which can be found at: www.throughtheeyesofatherapist.podbean.com (THREE LITTLE BARS AT THE TOP/DROPDOWN MENU)

OR listen to my episode about HOW TO FIND A THERAPIST

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I also talk about these amazing tshirts! Visit https://bit.ly/2lAAov3  Wear one to show your love and support for mental health awareness and my podcast!

 

*All information in this episode is for informational purposes only and should not substitute consultation or advice from your own therapist, doctor, or mental health provider.*

June 9, 2018  

SUICIDE-Assessment, stats, and how to find help.

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.

 

If you or someone you know wants to die by suicide, please reach out to them and give them resources and hope!

 

Here are some of the more notable resources out there for suicide prevention:

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

1800-273-8255

or TEXT 741-741

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.*

June 1, 2018  

Real talk on ADHD meds for children, border health, and how to get psychiatric treatment.

Jorge Medina, Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, treats patients with severe mental illness and is qualified to treat children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly.

In this conversation we explore special issues related to mental health practice in the borderland.  In this episode, you will also hear about common misconceptions about ADHD-medication and psychopharmacology.  You can also hear HOW to become a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practicioner.  

If you have been interested in seeing a psychiatrist or a person who can prescribe medication to yourself or a family member, this is the episode is for you!

To contact Jorge Medina, FPMHNP, you may write to him at jmedina@borderlandhealth.org  and as always, you can reach me at:

Through the Eyes of a Therapist Facebook Page

WonderCounselor Twitter

Instagram for TTEOAT

 

To pledge anywhere from 1$ to $10 per month to keep this podcast alive and kicking, please visit https://patron.podbean.com/Wondercounselor

 

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

May 19, 2018  

How to Find a Therapist (Mental Health Awareness Month)

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.*

 

April 22, 2018  

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

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.*