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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
    • 4.9 • 434 Ratings

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.

    ¿Qué es la terapia de juego?

    ¿Qué es la terapia de juego?

    La terapia de juego se basa en el uso del juego como elemento de comunicación. Esta terapia puede llegar a exteriorizar las emociones y experiencias de manera simbólica, para niñxs entre las edades de 3 a 12.
    Andrea Vargas es una consejera de salud mental, con licencia en Florida, con certificaciones en Play Therapy, FirstPlay y con capacitación en desensibilización y reprocesamiento de movimientos oculares (EMDR), igualmente es la presidenta del Sur de Florida de la Asociación Estatal de Terapia de Juego. Visiten su página web: www.andreavargaslmhc.com
    Encuéntrenla en Instagram y Facebook: @andreavargaslmhc
    Recursos:
    Información sobre terapia de juego: https://psicologiaymente.com/clinica/terapia-de-juego
    Encuentre un terapeuta en nuestro directorio: www.latinxtherapy.com/find-a-therapist

    • 12 min
    What is Play Therapy?

    What is Play Therapy?

    Play Therapy is a specialized psychotherapy approach for working with children and helping them process their feelings using toys & games.
    Andrea Vargas is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, EMDR trained and a Certified FirstPlay Practitioner. She is also the South Chapter Chair for The Florida Association for Play Therapy. Her practice is located in Weston, Florida where she serves children of all ages, teens, and their families, as well as college students. Learn more here: www.andreavargaslmhc.com
    Follow her on Instagram and Facebook: @andreavargaslmhc
    Resources:
    Learn about Play Therapy: www.a4pt.org
    Virtual Play Room: Bumblebls.com/product/vpr
    Find a Latinx Therapist (Directory): www.latinxtherapy.com/find-a-therapist

    Supporting the Latinx Therapy Podcast:
    Latinx Therapists, sign-up for our therapist network or monthly consultations: www.latinxtherapy.com/join Donate $3 a month at donorbox.org/latinxtherapy Place an ad on the podcast: info@latinxtherapy.com

    • 22 min
    Parents' Mental Health

    Parents' Mental Health

    In this episode, we have an introductory discussion on parents’ mental health with a focus on maternal parents. We discuss what factors parents have to consider for their mental health, risk factors for Latinx parents such as immigration status or acculturation, what to do if a parent is in need of support, and we discuss the generational mindset shift when it comes to mental health and getting treatment.
    Our guest is Emilia Ortega- Jara who is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker is a Xicana psychotherapist & owner of the group practice, Corazón Counseling Service.
    You can reach Emilia and the Corazon Counseling Team Website-www.corazoncounseling.com
    email: therapy@corazoncounseling.com
    Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/corazoncounseling
    Instagram @corazoncounseling
     
    Resources
    Find a Latinx Therapist : latinxtherapy.com  
    Parent Support International: (Free) Chat with a Therapist:
    www.postpartum.net/get-help/chat-with-an-expert/
    1.800.944.4773
    Check children’s school district resources for support groups
    First 5 California:
    http://www.first5california.com
    Parents and Mental Health Article from Mental Health Foundation
    https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/a-to-z/p/parents-and-mental-health

    • 19 min
    Lucia Rios: Her Story with Postpartum Depression

    Lucia Rios: Her Story with Postpartum Depression

    Trigger Warning: Postpartum Depression
    Lucia Rios is a mom of two and the founder of Twisted Cotton Candy and Churro Service –  gourmet catering services with a unique Latinx twist! She offers custom carts at events and cotton candy walls.
    Entrepreneurship came into her life as a means to a need after being diagnosed with postpartum depression. In this episode, we discuss Lucia’s experience with postpartum depression, the thoughts and stigma, as well as what her recovery journey was like.
    Did you know that Latinas are 37 percent more likely than other groups to suffer from postpartum depression? It is estimated that Latinas living in the U.S. have a higher risk of developing postpartum depression compared to others, with even higher risk among immigrant Latinas.
    Connect with Lucia:
    Instagram & Facebook: @twistedforsugar
    Cotton Candy
    https://www.twisted4sugar.com
    Churro Service: @churroservice
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdTc9Ky5kNI_5PWX127ppSfp1FKgTvoFF6IOSbnb4P2C-xa2A/viewform
    Resources:
    Find a Latinx Therapist: www.latinxtherapy.com
    Get  Help in English or Español  with postpartum Support International: https://www.postpartum.net/get-help/help-for-moms/
    Statistic in Episode: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/latinas-at-higher-risk-of-postpartum-depression_n_2315969
    Sponsor: Consent Parenting
    http://www.aboutconsent.com/protect 
    CONSENT Parenting is an online platform for survivor parents to learn how to empower their kids about body safety, boundaries and consent to protect them from abuse. Sign up for their CHILD PREDATOR PROTECTION MASTERCLASS to learn the 3 things you can do to protect your kids from (online + offline) 'predatory grooming' so that your kids are not targeted and can prevent abuse.? Use code: LATINX to get 50% off the class on aboutconsent.com/protect.

    • 34 min
    El Abuso Sexual en Jóvenes

    El Abuso Sexual en Jóvenes

    Advertencia: La información compartida en este segmento es sobre el abuso sexual.
    De todas las víctimas menores de 18 años, 2 de cada 3 tienen entre 12 a 17 años. Una en cada 9 niñas y uno en cada 53 niños son victimas de abuso a mano de adultos. 93% de los agresores es alguien quien el victima conoce.
    Nuestra invitada de este segmento es Dra. Lydiana García. Ella es una psicóloga de Puerto Rico que practica en Los Ángeles. Dra. García nos ayuda a entender que es el abuso sexual, hablamos de estadísticas del abuso de niños, habla sobre señales que los niños pueden tener si han sido abusados y nos da recomendaciones sobre que hacer si sospechamos de un abuso. También hablamos sobre lo que la cultura nos ensena de mantener secretos y los efectos que trae el abuso sexual en toda la familia.
    Pueden seguir a Dra. Lydiana en Instagram y el Facebook: @dr.lydianagarcia
    La pagina web de ella es: www.beyondresiliencelife.com
    Recursos:
    Encuentre un terapeuta Latinx: www.latinxtherapy.com
    Que hacer si sospecha abuso, y los señales:
    https://www.rainn.org/articles/qu%C3%A9-hacer-si-sospecha-que-est%C3%A1n-lastimando-una-ni%C3%B1oa
    Cómo Afrontar el Shock del Abuso Sexual Intrafamiliar: Información para Padres y Cuidadores
    https://www.nctsn.org/resources/como-afrontar-el-shock-del-abuso-sexual-intrafamiliar-informacion-para-padres-y-cuidadores
    Folleto Informativo Sobre el Abuso Sexual Infantil: Para Padres, Maestros y Demás Cuidadores
    https://www.nctsn.org/resources/folleto-informativo-sobre-el-abuso-sexual-infantil-para-padres-maestros-y-demas-cuidadores
    Recuperarse Del Daño (Un libro bilingüe)

    • 19 min
    Sexual Abuse in Teens

    Sexual Abuse in Teens

    Trigger Warning: The information shared here may be found triggering for individuals who have personally experienced sexual abuse or assault at any point of their lives. Please prioritize your inner needs, take breaks from the episode if you choose to listen.
    Of all victims under age 18, 2 out of 3 are within the ages of 12 and 17. One in 9 girls and 1 in 53 boys under the age of 18 experience sexual abuse or assault at the hands of adults. 93% of the perpetrators is someone the survivors knows. 
    Dr. Lydiana Garcia is a Boricua licensed psychologist in Los Angeles, CA and shares with us what sexual abuse is, statistics on child sexual abuse, common signs teens may have if they have been abused, recommended way of handling not only a suspicion of abuse, but also the disclosure of sexual abuse. We also talk about common cultural things such as secrets and the effects that sexual abuse on a young family member has on the entire family system. 
    Follow her on Instagram and Facebook: @dr.lydianagarcia
    www.beyondresiliencelife.com
    About our Sponsor CONSENTparenting™: www.aboutconsent.com/protect
    "CONSENTparenting™ is an online platform for survivor parents to learn how to empower their kids about body safety, boundaries and consent to protect them from abuse. Sign up for their CHILD PREDATOR PROTECTION MASTERCLASS to learn the 3 things you can do to protect your kids from (online + offline) 'predatory grooming' so that your kids are not targeted and can prevent abuse.  Use code: LATINX to get 50% off the class on aboutconsent.com/protect."
    Resources:
    Find a Latinx Therapist: www.latinxtherapy.com/therapists
    www.RAINN.org
    Helping Your Child Recover from Sexual Abuse
    When Your Child has Been Molested (A Parents Guide)
    Healing the Harm Done (Bilingual Book)
    Sign up for our therapist network: www.latinxtherapy.com/sign-up
    Sign up for our Patreon to support: www.patreon.com/latinxtherapy

    • 26 min

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