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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Suicide has been more and more in the news in the past month and we’re lucky enough to have an incredible non-profit organization who is doing something about it. This episode, we are joined by Foundation 45. It was created in honor of two of the the three founding members of the incredible band Spectre 45 who committed suicide.
We’re joined by Lauren O’Connor, Peter Thomas PH.D, and Jen Sturges. They share their experiences with suicide, misconceptions, warning signs, and how Foundation 45 is making a difference.
I want you to think of the first word that comes to mind when you hear “addiction.” What was it? Junkie. Drunk. Bum. Waste. Pain.
Unless you have some personal history or an awareness of the community, usually the word “addiction” is followed by something negative. But, for some reason, we don’t have the same sentiments when it comes to other chronic diseases such as diabetes or cancer.
This episode is an introduction into the world of addiction and how it is perceived by society. Please know that we could spend multiple episodes on this topic alone so we this will definitely be something we come back to. In the meantime, please send me any questions you have in regards to addiction at ChubbyTherapyPod@gmail.com.
Also, this episode introduces my new segment called Analyze My Meme! Below is the first one:
I found this on social media and am asking you a huge favor to help me gather more pictures, memes, inspirational posts that you want me to therapeutically analyze. Email them to me with the subject line #AMM.
Great to be back, I hope you’re enjoying the new format and we have some special episodes coming up this month so stay tuned. And remember to feed your mental health!