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We are a Latinx Podcast, which specializes in platicas de psicoeducacion, therapy within the Latinx community, community activities, and social/cultural problemas within our communities; we will be utilizing pop culture and uplifting marginalized voices, specifically those of the Latinxand Afro-Latinx communities. The goal is to destigmatize the utilization of mental wellness resources and remedies. We hope to bring light to daily microaggressions that people of the Latinx communities navigate in our personal/working lives. We aim to psychoeducate a nuestra gente which is the process of educating individuals and families about their “symptomatology” and other psychological aspects to help them better understand the topic that has been taboo for so long in our communities. The show aims to incorporate pop culture, literature, academia, and personal experiences to break down the impact of racial, social, and economic inequalities that affect the physical and emotional well being of the individuals in our communities, as well as, delving into the intricacies of lived experiences in a way where listeners feel connected to themselves, their communities, and the podcast.


The Currently

The Currently Podcast is a podcast about the defining moment of a generation.

Join me for a dive into current events, culture shifts, personal development and social good with interesting guests from all walks of life. This podcast was created to make us think a little deeper about life’s biggest questions and the world we want to create.

Let’s make sense of the now- together.


Latinx Therapy

Break the stigma of mental health as it relates to the Latinx community. Learn self-help techniques, how to support ourselves or those around us that struggle with mental illnesses and create cultural competency for other providers working with the Latinx population.  Tune in with Adriana Alejandre, LMFT to the weekly podcast that discusses mental health topics related to Latinas, Latinos and Latinx individuals in efforts to demystify myths and diagnoses. Cultural and commonly stigmatized themes will be discussed with Latinx mental health professionals, psychiatrists, doctors, bloggers, tv personalities, social media influencers, entrepreneurs and many more. We will have educational segments and once a month a Break The Stigma segment where Latinx voices who have struggled with mental health issues can openly share their experiences.

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For more info visit: www.counselingandtraumatherapy.com/latinxtherapy


Locatora Radio

Locatora Radio is a Radiophonic Novela which makes space for the exploration and celebration of the experiences, brilliance, creativity, and legacies of femmes and womxn of color. Each Capitulo of Locatora Radio is made with love and brujeria, a moment in time made by brown girls, for brown girls. Listen as Las Locatoras, Mala and Diosa, keep brown girl hour and discuss the layers and levels of femmeness and race, mental health, trauma, gender experience, sexuality, and oppression.




For more info visit: www.locatoraradio.com


Through the Eyes of a Therapist

Cristal is a Licensed Professional Counselor/therapist/mental health professional.  She is 3,086 years old (okay 30-something) and lives in a place where delicious authentic Mexican food and crappy drivers are abundant (oh yeah I went there).  She finished her Masters degree at New Mexico State University, where she struggled socially because of her introversion.  Her undergraduate degree was completed in her hometown at the University of Texas at El Paso.  Her professional and like-minded friends keep her on her toes.  Her hubband, Puzzle, Vixi, Mom, Dad, Christie, Connie, and Maya are her loves, and even though she may not show this enough, she would do ANYTHING for them.  Well, maybe not skip the gym.Spotify

For more info visit: www.mypodtherapist.com


Podcasts Episodes

Providing Therapy Across Different Cultures

When immigrants face depression, therapy may not be the first option they explore for relief. When they do seek counseling, they often encounter a cross-cultural struggle to understand and be understood by American practitioners.


Stacey Lambert, director of the Latino Mental Health Program, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
Karen Hanscom, executive director, Advocates for Survivors of Torture and Trauma

Listen here: https://www.npr.org/2012/02/15/146936181/providing-therapy-across-different-cultures


#40 Mental Health Talk – Rene Garcia

Episode 40 is one where we are joined by Rene Garcia – a Houston based Licensed Professional Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. We talk about the Latino Taboo on seeing therapists being rooted in Social Class, rather than cultural. The crew also chat about family therapy and some of the signs that you should see a therapist. Finally, they also discuss how things are diagnosed in mental health professions and the different therapy strategies to address these challenges.

Listen here: www.laverdadltd.com/podcast/mental-health-talk-rene-garcia


Blacks, Latinos Less Likely Treated For Depression

Mexican-Americans and African-Americans are less likely to receive therapy for depression, compared to other ethnic groups, according to a new study by the University of Michigan and Harvard University. Join host Michel Martin for a conversation with the lead author of that study Dr. Hector Gonzalez, assistant professor of Medicine at Wayne State University in Detroit and Dr. Carl Bell, clinical professor of Psychiatry and Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Listen here: https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=122446762


#StopTheStigma: Mental Health In The Latino Community

On Oct. 20th, we will be starting a conversation about mental health in the Latino community to help #stopthestigma and share resources. Our special guest is Cuban-American blogger Sonia Guerra — aka Bohemian Babushka —  who is leading Nunca Alone (Never Alone) — a team uniting Latino influencers in social media, blogging and marketing — will participate in the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Walks being held in Broward County, Florida on Saturday, November 9, 2013.

The group aspires to be the largest gathering of Latinos to help benefit this grassroots, non-profit organization while creating awareness about social stigmas and mental health in Latino culture. Guerra experienced the direct effects of this stigma in her own family and wants to spread the word to help Latinos, women and other communities that shy away from

Listen here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/radiocapicu/2013/10/21/stopthestigma-mental-health-in-the-latino-community-1


The Latino Mental Health Picture

Before we dive into some very personal stories about suicide, addiction and depression, we talk to two experts to get an overview of the state of Latino mental health.

Listen here: https://www.npr.org/2014/07/11/330724260/the-latino-mental-health-picture


Students Fill A Gap In Mental Health Care For Immigrants

Latinos who have recently arrived in the U.S. often have a hard time getting access to health care, including mental health care. Several universities are enlisting graduate students to help.

Listen here: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/06/07/480285726/students-fill-a-gap-in-mental-health-care-for-immigrants


Behind Closed Doors: Latino Binge Eating

Margarita Alegria, director of the center for multicultural mental health research at the Cambridge Health Alliance, discusses binge eating and why Latinos may be particularly vulnerable to the disorder.

Listen here: https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=12346290


Episode 11: Dior Vargas – Latina Feminist Mental Health Activist

This week we welcomed Dior Vargas to the podcast for what was a very important and inspiring conversation. Dior is an American Latina feminist mental health activist and the instigator of a project focused on creating a community to eradicate the stigma of mental illness for people of color.

Dior’s work is so important for our communities and her conviction and commitment towards social justice, advocacy and activism for women and people of color is inspiring for us all.

Much of Dior’s work is about engaging people in interdisciplinary experiences (speech, photo or organizing) to raise awareness and create change for causes she is cares about. In today’s episode we explore the many ways Dior dedicates herself to her causes as well as sharing her personal experiences with mental health. It was an inspiring conversation and one we are sure will spur action for many listeners.

Listen here: http://liveblacksheep.com/podcast/2016/9/6/episode-11-dior-vargas-latina-feminist-mental-health-activist

Learn more about Dior Vargas: www.diorvargas.com



This episode of Latino USA explores Latino mental health. From suicide to alcoholism, these issues can sometimes hit too close to home.

Listen here: https://www.npr.org/programs/latino-usa/330696302/blue

Episode 30 – Dr. Paul Smokowski: Acculturation and Adjustment in Latino Adolescents: How Cultural Risk Factors and Assets Influence Adolescent Mental Health


In this podcast, Dr. Paul Smokowski describes his current research exploring the protective and risk factors involved for Latino youth as they attempt to integrate into United States culture. Discover what he learned about the “Critical Aspects of Acculturation” for this fast-growing population.

Listen here: http://www.insocialwork.org/episode.asp?ep=30

Episode 46 – Dr. Leopoldo Cabassa: Developing Mental Health Literacy Tools for the Latino Community


In this episode, Dr. Leopoldo Cabassa discusses his research and development of culturally competent interventions for Latinos experiencing mental health issues. He describes his motivation to work with the Latino community and the social work practice implications in developing mental health literacy tools for them.

Listen here: http://www.insocialwork.org/episode.asp?ep=46