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BONUS- Details of the new website!

11/14/2018
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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 can find professionals who are conducting immigration...

Duration:00:07:29

My Teen Pregnancy Story- Part 2

11/14/2018
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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 community is drastically decreasing and I think a large part...

Duration:00:27:42

My Teen Pregnancy Story- Part 1

11/6/2018
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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. In this solo episode, I share my personal experience with...

Duration:00:28:27

Break the Stigma with Noemi Gonzalez

10/30/2018
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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, The Vatican Tapes, Traces and recurring in television shows...

Duration:00:44:59

Una Experiencia AfroLatinx

10/23/2018
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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. Conocemos a Jersey Garcia: Ella es una consejera familiar y de parejas, Coach de...

Duration:00:28:41

An AfroLatinx Experience

10/16/2018
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My guest today for episode 7 is Jersey Garcia. In this episode, she talks to us about her realities of identifying as AfroLatinx, and looking more of African descent than Latinx, a struggle often society is too afraid to bring up, but is much too common. There is a saying “no soy de aqui, ni soy de alla” that refers to: I’m neither from here, nor there. She opens up about the discrimination she has faced due to her skin color, and the mental health effects of racism and colorism. We also...

Duration:00:34:45

Children of Business Owners

10/2/2018
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Today, I discuss how it is to grow up in businesses from a very young age with two individuals from different backgrounds, and who are also not mental health professionals. I speak with Pamela Barba from Georgia, an Ecuadorian native with a florist family business, and Zaira Gomez from Pennsylvania, whose parents are from Mexico own a pizza restaurant. Collaboratively, we share our personal experiences with what it is like to grow up in the business realm, and share our feelings about the...

Duration:00:53:15

Break the Stigma: Vivian Nuñez - Too Damn Young

9/25/2018
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This is the first season’s Break the Stigma segment! Today will be hearing Vivian’s story with grief and loss. We talk about her losing her mom in elementary school, and later as a very young adult she lost someone that was like a mother to her, Vivian’s grandmother. She shares how she adjusted and her journey with therapy. Vivian Nuñez is a writer and founder of Too Damn Young, a community and resource for teens and young adults who have lost someone they love. She lives in New York,...

Duration:00:26:09

El Machismo y Saliendo del Clóset

9/18/2018
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¡Bienvenido al episodio número 4! Este tema se ha solicitado desde que comenzó el podcast, así que me alegro de que se haya ofrecido Renato Pérez a tener esta conversación. Habrá muchos más temas relacionados con la comunidad LGBTQIA+ en otros episodios y futuras temporadas. El machismo y el identificarse como LGBTQ es un tema importante porque en nuestra cultura, el machismo forma parte de la raíz de la homofobia. El machismo es tóxico y un tipo de masculinidad tradicional que...

Duration:00:18:41

Coming Out of the Closet in a Machismo Dominated Culture

9/11/2018
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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 influenced by 4 factors: 1- men should not be feminine; 2- men must...

Duration:00:20:52

Season 2 Opener!

9/11/2018
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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 starting Sept 17th until Sept 21st, we will be on Reddit doing...

Duration:00:07:24

Cuando La Chancla Cruza La Línea

9/4/2018
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¡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 infantil. En esta sesión especial, Maritza Plascencia, terapeuta...

Duration:00:36:25

Break the Stigma with Wilmer Valderrama!

6/26/2018
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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 questions me about the fear I disclosed. Currently, Wilmer is a...

Duration:00:29:06

Cuando Necesitas Un Hijo que Traduzca En Inglés

6/14/2018
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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 de traducir. Hablamos del miedo de hablar el español en...

Duration:00:27:35

When You're the English Translator for Your Family

6/12/2018
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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 children when this cultural value of translating out of necessity...

Duration:00:34:35

Un diálogo honesto sobre el SEXO

6/7/2018
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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 sexo, la promiscuidad, las consecuencias por evitar el...

Duration:00:27:35

Sneak Peek into a Forbidden Topic: Sex

6/5/2018
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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, consequences for avoiding the topic of sex, what is sex...

Duration:00:27:58

Alimentos al Rescate Para La Salud Mental

5/31/2018
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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 nuestro sistema nervioso esta activado. Y al fin, da respuesta...

Duration:00:39:44

Break the Stigma: Self-Forgiveness Conquers All

5/29/2018
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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 college years in the Midwest. See the resources below for the...

Duration:00:42:32

Maldita Depresión

5/24/2018
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¡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 depresión y las formas de ayudarse a sí mismo y a otras...

Duration:00:10:39