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Shattering therapy taboos with Dra. Mildred Ortiz—also on YouTube
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Happy Halloween! 🎃👻🤡As a treat, we’re back with a new episode! 🎧🎙️📱
Today's toxicity ripe for dismantling: the stigma around therapy. Brown people prefer not to air their dirty laundry with strangers, but bury their mental and emotional distress for fear of being labeled weak or crazy. All that does is create a cycle of pain that becomes harder and harder to break with, and is passed on to future generations.
Enough! You owe it to yourself to take advantage of therapy if it's available to you, or use free community resources—even if you think there's nothing wrong with you, there's plenty wrong with the society you live in and are shaped by.
This week's guest Dra. Mildred Ortiz is the child of immigrants, and has dedicated her career to providing clinical support to individuals from diverse backgrounds, including monolingual Spanish speakers, in Los Angeles, CA.
In this episode, she'll explain:
how to shop for a therapist
how to vet a therapist: questions to ask at the beginning of therapy
how to end therapy successfully
Scroll down for listening and viewing links.
About Dra. Mildred Ortiz
Dra. Mildred Ortiz is a Clinical Psychologist (PSY28287), licensed in the state of California. Dra. Ortiz is native to Los Angeles and a child of Immigrant parents. She has worked in the mental health field for nearly 20 years and has grown in her professional experiences serving diverse communities nationally, working with adults, couples, children and families. Dra. Ortiz has provided clinical support and guidance to patients of different walks of life, experiences, cultures and traditions, including monolingual Spanish speakers.
As a psychotherapist, Dra. Ortiz has helped people faced with overwhelming life stressors, trauma, anxiety, and depression. She has provided therapeutic support to individuals feeling troubled by recent life transitions, grief and loss, and relationship issues involving intimacy and communication. In the years serving as a clinical psychologist, Dra Ortiz have come to appreciate and value the human desire and need to relate to others in healthy ways, while maintaining a sense of autonomy. She strives to help clients create healthy boundaries for themselves, while taking great care in exploring, identifying and preserving cultural and traditional value systems within their relationships.
Dra. Ortiz is Founder and CEO of Buena Vibra Psychological Services, Inc., a psychotherapy group private practice located in Cerritos, CA. She is also host of her own Podcast, Buena Vibra with Dra. Ortiz.
Find her online at:
To get the full show notes, and an episode transcript, go to PauletteErato.com/shownotes
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We moved to Puerto Rico!
I cannot tell you how many people said to us in our last days in Long Beach, “oh you’re really doing that?”
I get it, we talked about it for 2 entire years. Because undertaking a massive move like that takes time and money (did I mention shirts are for sale???). But even our friends didn’t really think we were serious.
And yet, here we are. Enjoy the sounds of birds from my backyard in the very quiet, isolated village of San Antonio in Aguadilla:
Stay tuned for updates on life here!
How to Enjoy this Episode
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