Through the Eyes of a Therapist

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September 17, 2018  

Handling Tantrums, Positive Parenting, and a Survey on YOUR Parenting Style

Hello!  Thanks for listening to the podcast that puts a mental-health spin on any topic!  We've passed 1400 downloads on Podbean and even more on iTunes! Visit www.throughtheeyesofatherapist.org for more!

 

This episode is about parenting young children.  The greatest joy and the greatest responsibility in this life.  If you interact with children or have your own, THIS IS AN IMPORTANT EPISODE.  I list out four different parenting styles (survey style) so you can identify your own.  Also I talk about TANTRUMS (cue Jaws music).  I cover the behavioral science behind ignoring, attention, and why kids tantrums get worse.

Mentioned in this episode:

Parent Child Interaction Therapy: www.pcit.org

 

Next episode will be a continuation of this topic and I will cover how to create a point system or "token economy" for your child!

Stay tuned and thanks for listening to Through the Eyes of a Therapist!

 

*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 from this podcast.*

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.*

June 9, 2018  

SUICIDE-Assessment, stats, and how to find help.

Suicide is a tough subject.  

 

Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade....these are the two most recent high-profile suicides to impact our society.  In this episode, I broach the subject of suicide assessment.  As a therapist, this is a part of my day-to-day practice (sadly).  Here, I give insight on what a therapist might assess for.

 

If you or someone you know wants to die by suicide, please reach out to them and give them resources and hope!

 

Here are some of the more notable resources out there for suicide prevention:

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

1800-273-8255

or TEXT 741-741

As always, if you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to contact me! 

https://www.facebook.com/CristalWonderCounselor/

@cristalwondercounselor

https://www.instagram.com/wonder_counselor/

https://twitter.com/CounselorWonder

 

*Anything on this podcast is for informational/entertainment purposes only.  You should always seek the advice of your own doctor or mental health professional.*

May 19, 2018  

How to Find a Therapist (Mental Health Awareness Month)

Hi, listeners!  I just want to thank you all for all the support, messages, and positivity!  My little fan-base is growing and I truly appreciate every like, share, and download!

In this episode, the last of a four part series for #Mentalhealthawareness month, I talk about how to find a therapist that is right for you.  

I list out factors to consider about your therapist like: cost, affordability, geographical location, types of licensed therapists, and specialties.  I, of course, mention how you should find a provider who matches your style and someone who makes you feel emotionally safe.

Mentioned in the episode:

http://nbcc.org/Search/CounselorFind

www.tfcbt.org

https://emdria.site-ym.com/general/custom.asp?page=FaTmain

http://dshs.texas.gov/counselor/lpc_search.shtm

 

As always, if you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to contact me! 

https://www.facebook.com/CristalWonderCounselor/

@cristalwondercounselor

https://www.instagram.com/wonder_counselor/

https://twitter.com/CounselorWonder

 

*Anything on this podcast is for informational/entertainment purposes only.  You should always seek the advice of your own doctor or mental health professional.*

 

April 7, 2018  

Occupational Therapist Michelle Medina on Development and Life Skills

In this episode, I speak with Dianna Michelle Medina, OTD, MOT, OTR/L  who uses her Occupational Therapy skills with her own children.  She gives listeners great ideas on how to teach kids life skills.  She gives her expert opinion on kids' electronic use, when to seek the help of an O.T., and ignoring haters/doing what's best for you and your family.  We discuss age appropriate toys, rehabilitation from injuries, and the difference between OT and PT (physical therapy).

 

Questions or comments?  Write to me below!

March 12, 2018  

Post-Partum Problems? Perinatal Professional, Vanessa Perry, to the Rescue!

*Material in all episodes of Through the Eyes of a Therapist is for informational purposes only and you should always seek the help of your own mental health professional or doctor*

Episode Bookmarks:

  • Mental health needs in Alaska- 7:30
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder- 9:20
  • Vanessa's Personal Struggle with Depression- 11:00
  • Surprise!!!!- 15:00
  • Childbirth Trauma- 19:30
  • Creating a post-partum plan-24:00
  • Symptoms to look for- 27:10
  • Post-partum Psychosis- 30:00
  • Resources- 38:00 www.hopemends.com and http://www.postpartum.net/

Guest Bio:

"Vanessa Priscilla Perry was born and raised in Texas where she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Pre-professional psychology and a Master's degree in Human Services Counseling from Southwestern Assemblies of God University. She has worked with college student in career counseling. She's worked in a community mental health agency in Anchorage, Alaska where she worked as a case manager and a clinician helping individuals with severe mental illness like schizophrenia, severe trauma, bipolar disorder and anxiety/depression. She also worked in a rural hospital outpatient center for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. After having her first child and experiencing pregnancy depression and a traumatic birth and not finding resources in her area, she decided to become an advocate and has been training the past five years to work with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, generally known as "postpartum depression". She opened her private practice last year specializing in helping new parents with the transition that happens during pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period. Now pregnant with her fourth child, she continues to offer counseling and coaching to parents and parents to be. You can find her on all social media platforms as Hope Mends or hopemends.com "