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November 11, 2018  

Patron Only Episode-Myra the Magical Marathon Master

In this episode, I interview my friend and colleague, Myra. She is a Licensed Clinical Social worker and marathoner. She is certified in Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). We discuss the field of social work, running, trauma, and self-care.

September 3, 2018  

The FIVE DOMAINS of Healthy Living- The Cure to Mental Illness and the Guide to a Happier Life with Richard Salcido, LPC-S

Welcome to "Through the Eyes of a Therapist"!  This is the podcast that’s all about mental health!  I am your host, creator, and editor of this podcast, Cristal Martinez Acosta, LPC, NCC!  I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified Mental Health Therapist.

This episode contains a very special interview with a person who I admire very much!  Richard Salcido is an LPC-Supervisor who also lives, works, and plays in El Paso, Texas. He was THE supervisor who helped me launch my career after graduate school and oversaw my completion of 3,000 hours of therapy practice to become fully licensed. He has trained many interns over the years and helped shape the next generation of therapists.  He has been a therapist since the 1970s and has a great perspective on mind and body health.  In this episode he gives us information on the 5 Domains of Healthy Living.  Richard will walk us through each domain, giving us tips and things to try along the way.

And Yes, I asked if there will be a book.

We got a maybe on that one....but YES to a powerpoint presentation.

 

I hope to continue to make my first post-grad supervisor and mentor proud!  Thank you Mr. Salcido for the push you gave me to launch my counseling career.

If you want to find out more about Family Service El Paso or have any questions about their services, you can contact them at 915-781-9900.  You can find their contact info on my Facebook page or at my website www.mypodtherapist.com 

Please follow me and get in touch through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Podbean!  You can also send me an email cristal@mypodtherapist.com

 

 

*Recommendations, discussion, and disclosures are for informational/entertainment purposes only.  You should never substitute consultations/information from your own mental health/medical professionals with information in this podcast.*

July 22, 2018  

How to Be a TUFF Mudder: Women Warriors Under TOUGH Spartan-Like Course Conditions

Maybe you've heard of the popular obstacle race courses, Tough Mudder, Spartan Race, Warrior Dash, etc.  In this conversation with Paulina, my muddy buddy, we talk about our physical and mental experiences during these races.  

The both of us have strong backgrounds in Psychology and Sociology, so we talk about mental toughness, confidence, competition, discipline, and grit.  We have done Tough Mudders, Spartan Races, Warrior Dashes, and other types of marathons/obstacle races. 

We mention how we each trained for the races and how mentally prepared we must be to endure, prepare, and tough out some harsh conditions.  We give honest reviews about our experiences with each type of race we have done, so you can decide if you want to Spartan Up or be a Tough Mudder.

 

For more info on the obstacle course races mentioned in this episode visit:

https://toughmudder.com/

https://www.spartan.com/en

https://warriordash.com/

http://runthejailbreak.com/

 

*This podcast is for informational or entertainment purposes only.  You should always seek the consultation and advice of your own doctors and/or other health/mental health professionals.

April 30, 2018  

From existing to LIVING- Mental Health Awareness Month

All of the interviews and episodes in the month of MAY will be related to #fightingthestigma and #Mentalhealthawarenessmonth. 

In April, I posted openings for interviews on FB and Insta.  I asked if there were any brave souls willing to talk openly about their mental health struggles.  Because MH stigma is so strong, I didn't expect to get many responses.  Luckily, I am friends with many fearless mental health warriors, and here I interview one of them!  

In this episode, I talk with my friend, Clarissa, about her own depression and treatment.  We candidly discuss medication, symptoms, and life changing interventions.

 

*Any and all material in this episode and on this podcast are for informational purposes. You should always consult with your own doctor or mental health professional.*

 

March 6, 2018  

Pain to Power Part II

In the second part of this interview with fitness/health coach, Amber Banda, we get into the nitty gritty of breaking bad dieting cycles, opinions on popular exercise regimens, and the recommended approach to fitness.  This is Amber's story part 2, plus lots of silliness and laughter....and elephants.

March 3, 2018  

From Pain to Power-Part 1

In this episode fitness expert and fat loss coach, Amber Banda, and I discuss her health journey.  She details the pain, struggle, and heartache associated with her past...but then talks about how she turned these traumas into something beautiful. Of course, I put the mental health spin on it. 

CONTENT WARNING:  The content in this episode is about abuse and anorexia.  You may be triggered by hearing this episode. Listener discretion is advised.

Mentioned in the podcast are the following links: 

To report abuse in Texas:

https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Contact_Us/report_abuse.asp

 

---Amber's Facebook Pages---

Fat Loss and Coaching    https://www.facebook.com/ambercoaching915/

 

Bring Your Own Baby Workouts in El Paso    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1504139319894991/