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Launching Your Daughter podcast was created to support parents and caregivers in empowering their tween and teen girls as they prepare for young adulthood. Guests will be interviewed to discuss topics such as anxiety, perfectionism, depression, trauma, relationship struggles, budgeting time and money, nutrition and self-care. Conversations about mindfulness, self compassion, mind, body and spirit connections, holistic and alternative approaches used in psychotherapy and counseling will also ...
 
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En este episodio, tenemos una discusión introductoria sobre la salud mental de los padres con un enfoque en los padres maternos. Discutimos qué factores deben considerar los padres para su salud mental, los factores de riesgo para los padres latinos, como el estado migratorio o la aculturación, qué hacer si un padre necesita apoyo. Además, discutim…
 
La terapia de juego se basa en el uso del juego como elemento de comunicación. Esta terapia puede llegar a exteriorizar las emociones y experiencias de manera simbólica, para niñxs entre las edades de 3 a 12. Andrea Vargas es una consejera de salud mental, con licencia en Florida, con certificaciones en Play Therapy, FirstPlay y con capacitación en…
 
Play Therapy is a specialized psychotherapy approach for working with children and helping them process their feelings using toys & games. Andrea Vargas is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, EMDR trained and a Certified FirstPlay Practitioner. She is also the South Chapter Chair for The Florida Association f…
 
In this episode, we have an introductory discussion on parents’ mental health with a focus on maternal parents. We discuss what factors parents have to consider for their mental health, risk factors for Latinx parents such as immigration status or acculturation, what to do if a parent is in need of support, and we discuss the generational mindset s…
 
Trigger Warning: Postpartum Depression Lucia Rios is a mom of two and the founder of Twisted Cotton Candy and Churro Service – gourmet catering services with a unique Latinx twist! She offers custom carts at events and cotton candy walls. Entrepreneurship came into her life as a means to a need after being diagnosed with postpartum depression. In t…
 
Advertencia: La información compartida en este segmento es sobre el abuso sexual. De todas las víctimas menores de 18 años, 2 de cada 3 tienen entre 12 a 17 años. Una en cada 9 niñas y uno en cada 53 niños son victimas de abuso a mano de adultos. 93% de los agresores es alguien quien el victima conoce. Nuestra invitada de este segmento es Dra. Lydi…
 
Trigger Warning: The information shared here may be found triggering for individuals who have personally experienced sexual abuse or assault at any point of their lives. Please prioritize your inner needs, take breaks from the episode if you choose to listen. Of all victims under age 18, 2 out of 3 are within the ages of 12 and 17. One in 9 girls a…
 
En este segmento sobre abuso de sustancias, damos la bienvenida a Genesis Games, LMHC de Miami, Florida. Ella nos habla de su experiencia profesional con el abuso de alcohol, cómo se define el abuso de alcohol, los efectos que tiene sobre el individuo y la familia, los mitos detrás de esto en nuestra cultura, la mejor manera de apoyar a alguien con…
 
In this episode on substance abuse, we welcome Genesis Games, LMHC from Miami, Florida. She sheds light on her knowledge with alcohol abuse, how alcohol abuse is defined, the effects it has on the individual and the family, the myths behind it in our culture & the best way to support someone with this issue. Follow Genesis on Instagram: @themiamith…
 
Season 3 will be dedicated to Children's Mental Health topics. Please note that I recorded many of these interviews in 2018 but just was not been able to edit and release them due to many schedule changes I had in my life in 2019. The reason why I had thought of having a whole season on children mental health is truly because there’s a child in all…
 
What is codependency for you? The following therapists use personal examples but also examples they use in the therapy setting. We define codependency, discuss cultural signs that may indicate we are codependent, overcoming codependency & more. Our speakers were: Luis Cornejo, LMFT @psychosocial_media https://psychosocial.media/ Stefany Fuentes, LM…
 
Yanira Peña, LMFT from Tustin, CA is one of our two season closers. We recorded this special episode on May 18th, 2019 LIVE in front of 70 people who attended our 1 year celebration in Los Angeles. This episode discusses the separation of religion, therapy and mental health. We review common misconceptions through her experience of being raised Cat…
 
Welcome to our last break the stigma segment of this season! This special episode on Mental Health Awareness month concludes Season 2 and we will begin Season 3 with Children's Mental Health next week! Today’s guest is Dior Vargas - a Latina Feminist Mental Health Activist living in New York City. She is the creator of the People of Color and Menta…
 
Hoy hablamos de un importante valor cultural, la limpieza. Es posible que no se ha realizado, pero la forma en que se nos enseña a limpiar y la razón por la que hacemos la limpieza tiene implicaciones para la salud mental que pasan inadvertidamente porque se realizan de forma automática y / o diaria. Para muchas personas en nuestra comunidad, la li…
 
Today we discuss an important cultural value, cleaning. It may not be realized but the manner in which we are taught to clean and why we clean has mental health implications that go unnoticed because it’s done on an automatic and/or daily basis. For a lot of people in our community, cleaning is one of the elements that gives us status, or perhaps o…
 
Welcome to our first Break the Stigma segment of 2019! Today our special guests are Carmen and Lupe Andrade, 18 year old Latinas attending Northwestern Connecticut Community College. Carmen and Lupe are congenital twins from Veracruz, MX who moved to the US when they were 2 years old. Today we talk about their views of mental health & they share a …
 
Trigger Warning: Disordered Eating Topic We are back from a mid-season break! Expect episodes weekly going forward! Today’s guest is Gloria Lucas, founder of Nalgona Positivity Pride! We talk today about what Nalgona Positivity Pride is, why it started, disordered eating, the diet culture, what body positivity means, historical trauma with disorder…
 
The website is LIVE. You can find it on www.latinxtherapy.com! This website is fully bilingual and you'll be able to find the newest directory of Latinx Therapists and Psychologists. We are still undergoing sign ups so please be patient with us. In this directory there are very culture specific realities that you can choose from such as English Spe…
 
Welcome back to My Teen Pregnancy Story Part 2! Did you all know that Less than 2% of teen moms earn a college degree by age 30? Roughly 229,715 teens between 15 and 19 became pregnant in 2015. Latinas have the highest teen-pregnancy rate of any group. The birth rate (per 1,000 girls) for white teens in California is nine, compared to a rate of 29 …
 
Teen pregnancy is defined by someone who has a child between the ages of 13-19. About 750,000 teens get pregnant each year, mostly between the ages 17 to 19 (Kost, et al., 2010). While Latinxs currently have the highest teen birth rates, they have also had a dramatic recent decline in rates. Since 2007, the teen birth rate has declined by 58% for L…
 
Welcome to the second break the stigma episode of this season! Today we talk with an actress and mental health advocate, Noemi Gonzalez. Noemí Gonzalez is a first-generation immigrant from Mexico and a first-generation actress from within her family. Noemi is best known in her standout role as “Soli Gomez” in the hit series East Los High on Hulu. Y…
 
En este segmento, hablamos de lo que se significa ser AfroLatinx, ejemplos de discriminación y micro-agresiones, y los varios efectos de la salud mental con este tema. Ser AfroLatinx significa ser negro/a o de afrodescendientes, y de un país de Latino América. Para otros, se significa ser uno de los países AfroLatinx como República Dominicana, Nica…
 
My guest today for episode 7 is Jersey Garcia. In this episode, she talks to us about her realities of identifying as AfroLatinx, and looking more of African descent than Latinx, a struggle often society is too afraid to bring up, but is much too common. There is a saying “no soy de aqui, ni soy de alla” that refers to: I’m neither from here, nor t…
 
Today, I discuss how it is to grow up in businesses from a very young age with two individuals from different backgrounds, and who are also not mental health professionals. I speak with Pamela Barba from Georgia, an Ecuadorian native with a florist family business, and Zaira Gomez from Pennsylvania, whose parents are from Mexico own a pizza restaur…
 
This is the first season’s Break the Stigma segment! Today will be hearing Vivian’s story with grief and loss. We talk about her losing her mom in elementary school, and later as a very young adult she lost someone that was like a mother to her, Vivian’s grandmother. She shares how she adjusted and her journey with therapy. Vivian Nuñez is a writer…
 
¡Bienvenido al episodio número 4! Este tema se ha solicitado desde que comenzó el podcast, así que me alegro de que se haya ofrecido Renato Pérez a tener esta conversación. Habrá muchos más temas relacionados con la comunidad LGBTQIA+ en otros episodios y futuras temporadas. El machismo y el identificarse como LGBTQ es un tema importante porque en …
 
Welcome to episode 3! This topic has been requested since the podcast started, so I am glad Renato Perez joined me in on this conversation. There will be many more topics related to LGBTQIA+ in the episodes and seasons to come. Machismo and identifying as LGBTQ is an important topic because in our culture, machismo is part of the root of homophobia…
 
¡Bienvenidos a la segunda temporada! Hoy visitamos a nuestro primer segmento, pero en español. La chancla es un símbolo de disciplina corporal muy reconocido en la cultura Latina. La chancla también puede incluir cordones, cables, cinturones, ganchos, o cualquier elemento que pueda usarse para infligir dolor físico como castigo. Es una palabra que …
 
In this final episode of the season, I had the honor to sit down and chat with Wilmer Valderrama, actor, producer and activist. Wilmer shared about his upbringing and immigration experience. He talked about how mental health was perceived in his family, and also about the mentality that helps him reach his goals. He shares his views on motivation a…
 
En este segmento, platique con Lisette Sanchez sobre los efectos psicológicos e emocionales de padres e hijos cuando se utiliza el valor cultural de traducir por necesidad, como la tendencia de querer complacer a los padres pero también la frustración y vergüenza de los padres. Exploramos cómo apoyar a los jóvenes traductores y también a los padres…
 
Did you carry the role of translating for your parents? The academic term for a child translating for a parent is “language brokering” so you will hear us refer to that in this segment. We also mentioned that children take on a “parentified” role, meaning where a child takes the role and responsibilities of an adult. In this segment, I talked with …
 
El sexo es para el matrimonio, entre un hombre y una mujer, o detrás de puertas. Pensémoslo de nuevo! Bienvenidxs a la sesión 14! Estoy muy emocionada por el capitulo de hoy porque es un tema que contiene mucho estigma de vergüenza y hoy empezaremos a quebrar ese estigma. La Dra. Janet Brito, localizada en Hawaii, nos habla sobre las nociones psico…
 
Sex is: for marriage, between a man and a woman, or behind closed doors. Think again! Welcome to sesion #14! I am really excited about today's episode because this topic is one that has heavy shame woven into it, and today, we start to break this stigma down. Dr. Janet Brito, located in Hawaii, talks to us about the psychological notions that have …
 
Jacquie Marquez hablo de lo que es importante consumir para que uno no tenga cambios de humor fuerte, técnicas que uno puede usar con niños que son difíciles para comer “picky”, habla de la importancia de la alimentación en los niños, y de los alimentos en frutas y vegetables específicos. Habla de cuales suplemento nos beneficia para no tener mucho…
 
Listen to our second Break the Stigma guest, Pam Covarrubias, as she discloses about her journey towards forgiveness with various experiences, including abandonment from her father, a toxic relationship with an ex, her mentality after the break-up from this toxic relationship and sexual assault. She gives her perception on reporting her sexual assa…
 
¡Bienvenidos a la sesión número 11! Hoy hablé con Cecilia Racine, trabajadora social con licencia clínica de la ciudad de Fairfax en el estado de Virginia, localizada en la área de Washington, D.C. Ella compartió su experiencia y sabiduría sobre las diversas formas de cómo se manifiesta la depresión dentro de nuestra cultura. Hablamos sobre lo que …
 
“Más de 21% de adultos estadounidenses de entre los 18 y 64 anos tendrán un trastorno de ansiedad que pueda diagnosticarse en un ano dado, según Mental Health America. Este porcentaje representa 42.5 millones de personas.” Bienvenidos a sesión 8. Hoy mi invitada es Yesenia Reta, trabajadora social clínica de Bradenton, Florida. Hoy Yesenia y yo com…
 
Today we meet Zeahlot Lopez, LMFT. In this bilingual sesión, we talk about the intention of shame, intergenerational shame, shame in speaking Spanish, where this stems from and how you can work on shame, if you are not ready to enter into therapy. Most importantly, Zeahlot talks to us about her unique perspective of using shame as a strength and pr…
 
Hoy hablamos con Andrea Minski de sus secretos para encontrar la felicidad. Ella comparte con nosotros varias técnicas, incluyendo un ejercicio de Brasil, Capoeira. Este ejercicio incluye una combinación de música, baile, defensa personal y cultura. Ella trae su energía y alegría en este segmento y nos enseña sus técnicas para tratar con los niños …
 
In this sesión with Bianca Rodriguez, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, we talk about drugs and alcohol. We discuss what it means to be addicted and have a substance use disorder, substances that make someone addicted, we review cultural habits that weigh in, how to set boundaries and ways to talk to someone struggling with these realities. D…
 
Transcript Nancy Salas, born in Nayarit, Mexico struggled with mental health realities after a family secret was disclosed to her. This secret shattered her life and spiraled her world into self-destruction. Nancy Salas had an epiphany after the birth of her daughter at the age of 16 years old that changed her perspective of the world. We talk abou…
 
La chancla, which refers to a flip flop in Spanish, is a cultural discipline style that has evolved to be very symbolic. La chancla can also refer cords, cables, the belt, hangers, any item that can be used to inflict pain as a punishment. Often, it is also a trigger word and is a form of child abuse. In this special 1-hour sesión, Licensed Marriag…
 
In sesión 3, Peruvian Elena Apaza, Board Certified Nurse Practitioner explores with me what Bipolar Disorder truly is and what it is not. She dives into the symptoms from the two different types of Bipolar Disorder, problems with diagnosing Bipolar Disorder, how this diagnosis is seen in our Latinx culture and what people in our community do when t…
 
Latinx Therapy is a bilingual weekly podcast that discusses mental health from a cultural and psychological perspective. Join Adriana Alejandre interview professionals that support and specialize in mental health related topics to give a sneak peek of what goes on psychologically and to give professional knowledge about myths carried on in our cult…
 
In today's episode, Nicole shares the changing of the podcast and future of Soulfilled Sisterhood. To stay informed please go to www.LaunchingYourDaughter.com and sign up for the newsletter. Thank you all for your support, encouragement, and feedback along this journey. Moving forward in bringing women together and how they are impacting our future…
 
Today's guest is Stuart Fensterheim, a licensed clinical social worker, blogger, author and podcast host. He is located in Scottsdale, AZ. Stuart is a couples expert which means he works with couples having difficulty feeling close and connected to one another. He assist them in finding ways to deepen their relationship by understanding and sharing…
 
In today’s episode I discuss the difference between praise and encouragement, discouraging statements and self-reflection. Being a teenager can be challenging because they are wanting to feel accepted, step into their own identity but are still trying out new behaviors or beliefs, and wanting to feel successful and that they are enough. Parents, te…
 
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