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.

Episodes

April 13, 2018 9 min

Latinx Therapy is a bilingual weekly podcast that discusses mental health from a cultural and psychological perspective. Join Adriana Alejandre interview professionals that support and specialize in mental health related topics to give a sneak peek of what goes on psychologically and to give professional knowledge about myths carried on in our culture from generations ago.

Each episode will be referred to a "sesión" (a ...

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In sesión 3, Peruvian Elena Apaza, Board Certified Nurse Practitioner explores with me what Bipolar Disorder truly is and what it is not. She dives into the symptoms from the two different types of Bipolar Disorder, problems with diagnosing Bipolar Disorder, how this diagnosis is seen in our Latinx culture and what people in our community do when they do not get treatment. We also answer your questions and provide you all with lang...

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April 17, 2018 64 min

La chancla, which refers to a flip flop in Spanish, is a cultural discipline style that has evolved to be very symbolic. La chancla can also refer cords, cables, the belt, hangers, any item that can be used to inflict pain as a punishment. Often, it is also a trigger word and is a form of child abuse. In this special 1-hour sesión, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Maritza Plascencia shares her personal experience with la cha...

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Nancy Salas, born in Nayarit, Mexico struggled with mental health realities after a family secret was disclosed to her. This secret shattered her life and spiraled her world into self-destruction. Nancy Salas had an epiphany after the birth of her daughter at the age of 16 years old that changed her perspective of the world. We talk about the psychological perspectives that helped her begin recovering, and the boundaries...

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May 1, 2018 46 min

In this sesión with Bianca Rodriguez, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, we talk about drugs and alcohol. We discuss what it means to be addicted and have a substance use disorder,  substances that make someone addicted, we review cultural habits that weigh in, how to set boundaries and ways to talk to someone struggling with these realities.

Did you know that about 9.5 percent of Latinos will have alcohol dependence at some p...

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Hoy hablamos con Andrea Minski de sus secretos para encontrar la felicidad. Ella comparte con nosotros varias técnicas, incluyendo un ejercicio de Brasil, Capoeira. Este ejercicio incluye una combinación de música, baile, defensa personal y cultura. Ella trae su energía y alegría en este segmento y nos enseña sus técnicas para tratar con los niños para que uno aprenda la paciencia. Compartió cómo balancear ser madre y profesional, ...

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May 8, 2018 34 min

Today we meet Zeahlot Lopez, LMFT. In this bilingual sesión, we talk about the intention of shame, intergenerational shame, shame in speaking Spanish, where this stems from and how you can work on shame, if you are not ready to enter into therapy. Most importantly, Zeahlot talks to us about her unique perspective of using shame as a strength and provides us with various tools.

Zeahlot Lopez is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapi...

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May 15, 2018 32 min

“According to Mental Health America, over 21% of American adults between the ages of 18 and 64 will have a diagnosable anxiety disorder in a given year, that number represents 42.5 million people”.

Welcome to sesión 8, where Yesenia Reta, LCSW, and I bring our anxiety specialties into one interview for you. We define what anxiety is, go over different type of anxieties, review anxiety in our culture, and the symptoms that anxiety b...

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May 17, 2018 20 min

“Más de 21% de adultos estadounidenses de entre los 18 y 64 anos tendrán un trastorno de ansiedad que pueda diagnosticarse en un ano dado, según Mental Health America. Este porcentaje representa 42.5 millones de personas.”

Bienvenidos a sesión 8. Hoy mi invitada es Yesenia Reta, trabajadora social clínica de Bradenton, Florida. Hoy Yesenia y yo combínanos nuestras especialidades de ansiedad y colaboramos en este segmento.

Hablamos ...

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May 24, 2018 25 min

¡Bienvenidos a la sesión número 11! Hoy hablé con Cecilia Racine, trabajadora social con licencia clínica de la ciudad de Fairfax en el estado de Virginia, localizada en la área de Washington, D.C.

Ella compartió su experiencia y sabiduría sobre las diversas formas de cómo se manifiesta la depresión dentro de nuestra cultura. Hablamos sobre lo que es la depresión clínica, los síntomas comunes, la diferencia entre la tristeza y la d...

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Listen to our second Break the Stigma guest, Pam Covarrubias, as she discloses about her journey towards forgiveness with various experiences, including abandonment from her father, a toxic relationship with an ex, her mentality after the break-up from this toxic relationship and sexual assault. She gives her perception on reporting her sexual assault experience. In this segment, Pam also dives into the discrimination during her co...

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Jacquie Marquez hablo de lo que es importante consumir para que uno no tenga cambios de humor fuerte, técnicas que uno puede usar con niños que son difíciles para comer “picky”, habla de la importancia de la alimentación en los niños, y de los alimentos en frutas y vegetables específicos. Habla de cuales suplemento nos beneficia para no tener muchos cambios de humor, y también nos explica que alimento necesita el cuerpo cuando nues...

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Sex is: for marriage, between a man and a woman, or behind closed doors. Think again!  

Welcome to sesion #14! I am really excited about today's episode because this topic is one that has heavy shame woven into it, and today, we start to break this stigma down.

Dr. Janet Brito, located in Hawaii, talks to us about the psychological notions that have been instills in us from generations ago. We talk about sex taboos, promiscuity...

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June 7, 2018 27 min

El sexo es para el matrimonio, entre un hombre y una mujer, o detrás de puertas. Pensémoslo de nuevo!

Bienvenidxs a la sesión 14! Estoy muy emocionada por el capitulo de hoy porque es un tema que contiene mucho estigma de vergüenza y hoy empezaremos a quebrar ese estigma.

La Dra. Janet Brito, localizada en Hawaii, nos habla sobre las nociones psicológicas que nos han inculcado desde hace generaciones. Hablamos sobre los tabúes de s...

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Did you carry the role of translating for your parents? The academic term for a child translating for a parent is “language brokering” so you will hear us refer to that in this segment. We also mentioned that children take on a “parentified” role, meaning where a child takes the role and responsibilities of an adult.

In this segment, I talked with Lisette Sanchez, about the psychological and emotional effects of parents and childre...

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En este segmento, platique con Lisette Sanchez sobre los efectos psicológicos e emocionales de padres e hijos cuando se utiliza el valor cultural de traducir por necesidad, como la tendencia de querer complacer a los padres pero también la frustración y vergüenza de los padres. Exploramos cómo apoyar a los jóvenes traductores y también a los padres, al igual que discutir las configuraciones apropiadas cuando los niños no deberían d...

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In this final episode of the season, I had the honor to sit down and chat with Wilmer Valderrama, actor, producer and activist.

Wilmer shared about his upbringing and immigration experience. He talked about how mental health was perceived in his family, and also about the mentality that helps him reach his goals. He shares his views on motivation and resiliency. Towards the end of the episode, Wilmer switches things up and question...

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September 4, 2018 48 min
¡Bienvenidos a la segunda temporada! Hoy visitamos a nuestro primer segmento, pero en español. La chancla es un símbolo de disciplina corporal muy reconocido en la cultura Latina. La chancla también puede incluir cordones, cables, cinturones, ganchos, o cualquier elemento que pueda usarse para infligir dolor físico como castigo. Es una palabra que puede provoca recuerdos traumáticos y también se refiere a una forma de abuso infanti...
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September 11, 2018 9 min

Welcome back everyone! So many things have been going on during the last two months.

It was highly requested to record the When La Chancla Crosses the Line episode into Spanish, so we did! Let us know your feedback!

Here is the link to the survey if you are interested in hearing a specific topic: HTTPS://WWW.SURVEYMONKEY.COM/R/6RLHXQ2 

In honor of Latino Heritage Month I will be hosting an online invasion of Latinx Therapists start...

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Welcome to episode 3! This topic has been requested since the podcast started, so I am glad Renato Perez joined me in on this conversation. There will be many more topics related to LGBTQIA+ in the episodes and seasons to come. 

Machismo and identifying as LGBTQ is an important topic because in our culture, machismo is part of the root of homophobia. 

Machismo is a traditional and toxic type of masculinity that in usually influ...

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