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.
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!
This is a very common question I get, even when I have been working with someone for a long period of time. And in all honesty, it is one of the hardest questions to answer. I’d love to say that you really don’t need a reason to go to therapy, but that’s not the case. I think at times problems are transformed into greater issues, which results in us feeling inadequate or unable to handle what was once something pretty manageable.
Does this episode answer the question when to get help? Well, it does and doesn’t. One thing I want you to get out of this episode is that it isn’t about finding the right help, but more so finding the appropriate help.
Here are some great resources for answering this question as well:
Thanks for checking out my podcast. Give Episode 1 a sample so you can get to know me more. I’m still working on the recording and editing side of this so any feedback or advice would be great. Also, this website is the only place you find my podcast at the moment. I’m working on art work and designs so I can submit to iTunes. That should be coming soon. Until then, have a great rest of December and I’ll see you in the New Year.
Listen to the show to hear what episode 3 will be about!