Ep: Queer Conversations ft Justyn Smith LPC

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Hey y’all! Took a break from shows but we’re back with another phenomenal conversation. I had been seeking out new guests for upcoming episodes and Justyn popped up like a beam of light. Justyn Smith is a Licensed Professional Counselor and lead clinician at the Queer Center located in historic Montrose in Houston, Tx. Justyn discusses his work with the LGBT community and his journey into becoming a therapist in this candid conversation. Like, share, subscribe and as always, remember to feed your mental health!

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The Queer Center

Ep 23: Guests, Hosts, & Dialogue ft. Adriana Gil-Wilkerson MS LMFT

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Today we are joined by my old practicum instructor, and Chubby Therapy Alum, Adriana Gil-Wilkerson MS LMFT. I met up with her while we were at the Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Conference and in this conversation, you get an inside look at how therapists think when we are in a session. We talk about stance, the importance of being curious towards clients, and all the great work she is doing at the Houston-Galveston Institute. Like, share, subscribe, and as always remember to #FeedYourMentalHeath.

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Adriana Gil-Wilkerson

Houston-Galveston Institue

Our Lady of the Lake University – Houston

Ep 22: Why so angry? ft. Shannon Purtell LPC

Anger management isn’t all about deep breathing and working on inner peace. It’s when you dig deep with a professional like Shannon Purtell LPC and find out a number of different sources of that anger. Check out her program below and all the great work her team does. Today’s show is sponsored by Garcia Mental Health, LLC. Like, share, subscribe and as always, remember to feed your mental health.

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Shannon on Psychology Today

CALM Program

Ep 21: Goal Setting is Annoying but Necessary

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Goals can be a touchy subject. I feel like it’s a term thrown around a lot but not necessarily defined thoroughly. We cannot discuss goals if we don’t talk about motivation to change and of course, how to actually define them. This show discusses the SMART method and what to know when you go into that first session. Like, share, subscribe, and as always remember to #FeedYourMentalHealth.

Ep 20: Melanin & Mental Health ft. co-founders Eboni Harris & Eliza Boquin

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When I have great conversation, I get a natural buzz that lasts and makes me feel phenomenal. And, that’s EXACTLY what I got when I left the office of Eboni Harris MA LPC LMFT and Eliza Boquin MA LMFT of Melanin and Mental Health. We covered topics ranging from cultural competent counseling, sex, and how communities can be impacted from natural disasters.

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These trailblazing clinicians have developed a national database for mental health professionals of color. Listen to how it came about and be sure to like, share, and subscribe. And as always, remember to #FeedYourMentalHealth.

Melanin & Mental Health

Eliza Boquin’s website

Eboni Harris’ website

Room for Relations Podcast

Ep 18: Spark A Conversation ft. Ashley Caballero founder of Sparkle Mental Health Connection

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This marks our most intimately honest episode to date. I sit down with Ashley Caballero, founder of Sparkle Mental Health Connection. If you’ve followed the show at all, you know I am no stranger to non-profits. We need them and we need to know they are in our cities to offer help to those who need it. Ashley gives a raw and honest testimonial of how suicide touched her life and how Sparkle Mental Health Connection was established. Like, share, subscribe and as always remember to #FeedYourMentalHealth.

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