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Break the stigma of mental health as it relates to the Latinx community. Learn self-help techniques, how to support ourselves or those around us that struggle with mental illnesses and create cultural competency for other providers working with the Latinx population.

Latinx Therapy Adriana Alejandre, LMFT | Conversations about Mental Health Myths and Welln

    • Mental Health

Break the stigma of mental health as it relates to the Latinx community. Learn self-help techniques, how to support ourselves or those around us that struggle with mental illnesses and create cultural competency for other providers working with the Latinx population.

    Season 3: Children's Mental Health

    Season 3: Children's Mental Health

    Season 3 will be dedicated to Children's Mental Health topics. Please note that I recorded many of these interviews in 2018 but just was not been able to edit and release them due to many schedule changes I had in my life in 2019.
    The reason why I had thought of having a whole season on children mental health is truly because there’s a child in all of us, so even if you are not a parent or caregiver, this is for anyone who grew up as a child in the Latinx culture. 
    In this trailer, I give a few updates with Latinx Therapy including
    We opened a wellness center in Burbank, CA and are renting office spaces & have a group/training room for events (fits 30 people). We are also renting our podcast studio for $12/hr. calendly.com/latinxtherapy Latinx Therapy is launching a speaker directory so organizations can find a Latinx mental health professional for workshops, panels, keynotes & more. Check us out on our site!  Our Therapist-Directory is growing! Find your Latinx Therapist on www.latinxtherapy.com/therapists If you need to use your insurance, check out our Resources tab & select "Non-Profits" then filter by state and "mental health." Sponsorships/ad spots on the podcast for Latinx small business owners, fill out if interested in 15-second pre-roll ads: https://forms.gle/rQgN4a5hHoGZsiQQ6 I will be posting my events and upcoming speaking engagements on my homepage of our website, and on my Facebook, Instagram & Twitter. Follow us: @latinxtherapy 
    Thank you for all your support! Next episode is set to release on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week! 

    • 10 min
    La Cultura & Codependency

    La Cultura & Codependency

    What is codependency for you? The following therapists use personal examples but also examples they use in the therapy setting. We define codependency, discuss cultural signs that may indicate we are codependent, overcoming codependency & more. 
    Our speakers were:
    Luis Cornejo, LMFT @psychosocial_media
    https://psychosocial.media/
    Stefany Fuentes, LMFT @vidacounselingandconsulting
    http://stefanydfuentes.com/
    Claudette Meystayer, LCSW– Nicaragua – addictions - @therapywithclaudette
    https://latinxtherapy.com/therapist/claudette-mestayer-lcsw/
    Evelyn Mejia, LMFT - @lamaripositahealing
    http://www.communitywellsf.com/evelyn-mejia-psychotherapy-services
    We were hosted by Palo Alto University’s campus.
    Resources:
    Find a Latinx Therapist: www.latinxtherapy.com Codependent anonymous groups: www.CODA.org 11 síntomas característicos de la codependencia emocional https://psicologiaymente.com/pareja/sintomas-codependencia-emocional Book: Anger Management Essentials https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0615964001/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0615964001&linkCode=as2&tag=latinxthera00-20&linkId=95129a4b3516299beed1b061607a6844 Book: Codependent No More by Melanie Beattie  Book: Women Who Love Too Much by Robin Norwood Therapists- To sign up for our directory, visit www.latinxtherapy.com/sign-up
    For any other questions, contact us at info@latinxtherapy.com
     

    • 1 hr 18 min
    When God And Therapy Are Both Okay

    When God And Therapy Are Both Okay

     Yanira Peña, LMFT from Tustin, CA is one of our two season closers. We recorded this special episode on May 18th, 2019 LIVE in front of 70 people who attended our 1 year celebration in Los Angeles. This episode discusses the separation of religion, therapy and mental health. We review common misconceptions through her experience of being raised Catholic and now practicing Christianity. Yanira discloses a personal experience where she needed to embrace both religion and therapy. She uses both her professional and personal experience with this topic! We do want to advise that there is a trigger warning discussing miscarriage.
    If you like the episode, leave us a review on itunes! To support this cause please consider donating, contact us at info@latinxtherapy.com or go ahead via Venmo handle is @latinxtherapy.
    Follow us on social media: IG/Twitter: @LatinxTherapy, Facebook: Latinx Therapy
    Resources:
    Yanira Peña, Instagram: @nbcounselingtc_105 (https://www.nbcounselingtc.com) Find a Therapist: www.latinxtherapy.com/therapists Article for Loss & Grief in Pregnancy & Postpartum: https://www.postpartum.net/get-help/loss-grief-in-pregnancy-postpartum/ Our vendors and sponsors included these amazing small business owners who are also mental health advocates:
    @skintosoul_ -herbal infused hand made products like soaps, candles, scrubs… @churroservice – gourmet churros for events @twisted4sugar – uniquely flavored cotton candy (abuelitas chocolate, horchata, hot cheeto flavor, etc.) @claudiaspastriez – custom pastries like cake pops & cookies in the Inland Empire To be a show sponsor, email us at: info@latinxtherapy.com

    • 40 min
    ¿Y EL NOVIO?

    ¿Y EL NOVIO?

    Zeahlot Lopez, LMFT, LPCC from Sherman Oaks, CA is one of our two season closers. We recorded this special episode on May 18th, 2019 LIVE in front of 70 people who attended our 1 year celebration in Los Angeles. This episode discusses the personal impact of being asked “¿y el novio?” but also how to empower yourself to remove the frustration that stems from this question. Zeahlot uses both her professional and personal experience with this topic!
    Our vendors and sponsors included these amazing small business owners who are also mental health advocates:
    @skintosoul_ -herbal infused hand made products like soaps, candles, scrubs…
    @churroservice – gourmet churros for events
    @twisted4sugar – uniquely flavored cotton candy (abuelitas chocolate, horchata, hot cheeto flavor, etc.)
    @claudiaspastriez – custom pastries like cake pops & cookies in the Inland Empire
    If you like the episode, leave us a review on itunes! To support this cause please consider donating, contact us at info@latinxtherapy.com or go ahead via Venmo handle is @latinxtherapy
    Resources:
    Zeahlot Lopez, Instagram: @vidatherapy (www.vidatherapy.co)
    Find a Therapist: www.latinxtherapy.com/therapists
    Latinas Give Reasons Why They Don’t Want Children: https://www.cosmopolitan.com/lifestyle/news/a34405/im-latina-and-i-dont-want-kids/

    • 30 min
    Break the Stigma with Dior Vargas

    Break the Stigma with Dior Vargas

    Welcome to our last break the stigma segment of this season! This special episode on Mental Health Awareness month concludes Season 2 and we will begin Season 3 with Children's Mental Health next week!
    Today’s guest is Dior Vargas - a Latina Feminist Mental Health Activist living in New York City. She is the creator of the People of Color and Mental Illness Photo Project, a response to the invisibility of people of color in the media representation of mental illness. She is also the editor of The Color of My Mind, a photo essay book based on the photo project. Dior tours the country giving keynotes, hosting workshops, and speaking on panels. Her work has been featured in many media outlets such as Forbes, NBC News Latino, and The Guardian. She has received The White House Champion of Change for Disability Advocacy Across Generations award and is currently a Master of Public Health Candidate at NYU's College of Global Public Health. 
    TRIGGER WARNING: Part of Dior’s story is her experience with suicidality. We talk about this throughout her entire episode. 
    Resources:
    Visit: www.latinxtherapy.com/therapists to find a Latinx Therapist near you.
    Suicide Prevention Hotline Call 1-800-273-8255 for free, bilingual 24-hour support. Crisis Text Line: Anyone in the US can text: 741741 to get the support they need. Little Things to Curb Depression from Buzzfeed: https://www.buzzfeed.com/anthonyrivas/little-things-to-curb-depression Mental Health Professionals: If you would like to sign up for the directory, use discount code: LATINXT2 to get 2 months free (pay $151 instead of $181). Get access to our private Facebook group of Latinx Therapists, client referrals, monthly peer consultation groups, discounts & more! 
    To Help Our Community Projects: Please consider donating to us via Venmo @LatinxTherapy, or Zelle: info@latinxtherapy.com to help us with our next community mental health event. 
     

    • 29 min
    La Ansiedad Cuando Limpiamos

    La Ansiedad Cuando Limpiamos

    Hoy hablamos de un importante valor cultural, la limpieza. Es posible que no se ha realizado, pero la forma en que se nos enseña a limpiar y la razón por la que hacemos la limpieza tiene implicaciones para la salud mental que pasan inadvertidamente porque se realizan de forma automática y / o diaria. Para muchas personas en nuestra comunidad, la limpieza es uno de los elementos que nos da estatus, o quizás una de las cosas sobre las que realmente tenemos control. Discutimos la vergüenza que ha tenido la limpieza, las inseguridades de pedir ayuda para la limpieza, o incluso contratar ayuda para la limpieza, de dónde proviene el resentimiento cuando hay una falta de ayuda, limpieza cuando se trata de niños y cómo reconciliar los estilos de limpieza con otros con quien vivimos con.
    Nuestra invitada: Lorena Salazar es una latina de primera generación criada en Inglewood California. Se especializa en hijos, adultos y parejas casadas que están cuidando a un adulto mayor y / o alguien con una enfermedad degenerativa como el Alzheimers, y práctica en Torrence, California. Ella creció en un hogar mexicano donde la salud mental nunca se hablo de o incluso se reconoció, sino que se vio como un "defecto personal" o característica personal. La madre de Lorena era una limpiadora de casa y se dio cuenta de que en realidad era un mecanismo de afrontamiento para los adultos en su hogar. Hasta hace poco no sé habido discusiones abiertamente de la salud mental en su familia.
    Para obtener más información sobre la invitada de hoy, Lorena Salazar, visite: www.mysouthbaytherapy.com
    Instagram / Facebook: @MySouthBayTherapy, llame al 424-241-0861
    Recursos:
    Encuentra un terapeuta Latinx: latinxtherapy.com
    Limpieza por una razón: gratis para mujeres que luchan contra el cáncer: https://cleaningforareason.org/
    Ayuda de limpieza para personas mayores: Autoridad de Vivienda- 1-866-557-7368
    Asistencia de limpieza de servicios para familias judías para personas mayores- 213-383-2273
    Asiste a nuestra fiesta de cumpleaños en Los Ángeles:
    https://events.eventzilla.net/e/latinx-therapy-turns-one--2138720657
    Síguenos en las redes sociales:
    Instagram / Twitter / Facebook / Venmo: @Latinx Therapy
     
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    • 20 min

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