Latinx Therapy

Latinx Therapy

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.... Show More

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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...

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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 ...

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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. Ga...

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February 12, 2020

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 o...

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En este segmento sobre abuso de sustancias, damos la bienvenida a Genesis Games, LMHC de Miami, Florida. Ella nos habla de su experiencia profesional con el abuso de alcohol, cómo se define el abuso de alcohol, los efectos que tiene sobre el individuo y la familia, los mitos detrás de esto en nuestra cultura, la mejor manera de apoyar a alguien con este problema y comparte recursos para los miembros de la familia para utilizar. Si ...

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In this episode on substance abuse, we welcome Genesis Games, LMHC from Miami, Florida. She sheds light on her knowledge with alcohol abuse, how alcohol abuse is defined, the effects it has on the individual and the family, the myths behind it in our culture & the best way to support someone with this issue. Follow Genesis on Instagram: @themiamitherapist & check out her practice at: www.TheMiamiTherapist.com 

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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...

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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 Me...

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 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 ...

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June 4, 2019

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 w...

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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...

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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 la...

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Today we discuss an important cultural value, cleaning. It may not be realized but the manner in which we are taught to clean and why we clean has mental health implications that go unnoticed because it’s done on an automatic and/or daily basis. For a lot of people in our community, cleaning is one of the elements that gives us status, or perhaps one of the things that we truly have control over. We discuss the shame that cleaning ...

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Welcome to our first Break the Stigma segment of 2019!

Today our special guests are Carmen and Lupe Andrade, 18 year old Latinas attending Northwestern Connecticut Community College. Carmen and Lupe are congenital twins from Veracruz, MX who moved to the US when they were 2 years old. Today we talk about their views of mental health & they share a personal important factor when seeking a therapist. We also discuss myths about c...

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Trigger Warning: Disordered Eating Topic

We are back from a mid-season break! Expect episodes weekly going forward! Today’s guest is Gloria Lucas, founder of Nalgona Positivity Pride! We talk today about what Nalgona Positivity Pride is, why it started, disordered eating, the diet culture, what body positivity means, historical trauma with disordered eating,  the history of native foods along with the colonization and shame of thos...

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The website is LIVE. You can find it on www.latinxtherapy.com! This website is fully bilingual and you'll be able to find the newest directory of Latinx Therapists and Psychologists. We are still undergoing sign ups so please be patient with us. In this directory there are very culture specific realities that you can choose from such as English Speaking Anxiety, Farmworkers, Immigration, Acculturation, among many others. You ca...

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Welcome back to My Teen Pregnancy Story Part 2!

Did you all know that Less than 2% of teen moms earn a college degree by age 30?

Roughly 229,715 teens between 15 and 19 became pregnant in 2015. Latinas have the highest teen-pregnancy rate of any group. The birth rate (per 1,000 girls) for white teens in California is nine, compared to a rate of 29 for Latina teens.

As I mentioned though, the rates for teen pregnancies in our commun...

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Teen pregnancy is defined by someone who has a child between the ages of 13-19. About 750,000 teens get pregnant each year, mostly between the ages 17 to 19 (Kost, et al., 2010). 

While Latinxs currently have the highest teen birth rates, they have also had a dramatic recent decline in rates. Since 2007, the teen birth rate has declined by 58% for Latinx, compared with declines of 53% for African Americans and 47% for Caucasians.

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Welcome to the second break the stigma episode of this season! Today we talk with an actress and mental health advocate, Noemi Gonzalez.

Noemí Gonzalez is a first-generation immigrant from Mexico and a first-generation actress from within her family. Noemi is best known in her standout role as “Soli Gomez” in the hit series East Los High on Hulu. You might have also seen her in films such as Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, Th...

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En este segmento, hablamos de lo que se significa ser AfroLatinx, ejemplos de discriminación y micro-agresiones, y los varios efectos de la salud mental con este tema.   Ser AfroLatinx significa ser negro/a o de afrodescendientes, y de un país de Latino América. Para otros, se significa ser uno de los países AfroLatinx como República Dominicana, Nicaragua, Honduras, Cuba, Haití, Puerto Rico, o Guatemala.

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