postpartum isolation

My postpartum loneliness connected me…….

May 4, 2017

Next week my one and only child will be six years old, he was born a day before Mexican mother’s Day. I clearly remember my lovely Mexican mother telling me “Mija este es el mejor regalo, ser madre”  “this is the best gift ever, being a mother.” Any of you who have been raised by…

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postpartum resources

Maternal Mental Health Resources in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties

May 3, 2017

Maternal Mental Health Community Resources Riverside and San Bernardino Counties Free to Low Cost Counseling Services and Medication Evaluations Riverside- Medi-cal CARE LINE:  800-706-7500 San Bernardino- Medi-cal county clinics:  888-743-1478/888-743-1481 IEHP: 1800- 440-4347 San Bernardino- Catholic Charities:  (909) 763-4970 Riverside- Carolyn E Wylie Center:  (951) 683-5193 Loma Linda University Behavioral Health- (909) 558-4934 San Bernardino-South Coast…

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Riverside Counseling services insurance

The three reasons I accept insurance in my private practice

October 26, 2016

I will be honest here, I get a bit frustrated when I read blogs from therapist that encourage other therapist to ditch their insurance panels and just accept cash pay clients, as if it’s just about making money and not complicating oneself with paperwork. Don’t get me wrong, I love getting compensated for my work…

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decolonizing our minds

Decolonizing our Minds

July 19, 2016

July is minority mental health month and as a Chicana/Indigenous psychotherapist I felt compelled to write this blog from both a professional and personal perspective. I have been in the mental health field for about 20 years now and unfortunately very little has changed in regards to the emotional and mental wellness of our communities…

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Simple Heart Meditation for Stress

Simple Heart Meditation during times of distress

July 12, 2015

Here is a simple yet powerful heart centered exercise to practice when your heart feels a bit heavy from all the emotional pain, anger, grief, and injustices around us. It only takes a few minutes and it’s a nice way of maintaining emotional wellness in the midst of chronic stress. •Go to your favorite place…

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Mind Detox Stress

Mind Detox Recipe for Emotional Wellness

May 13, 2015

A Special Recipe from Corazón Counseling…….. It seems that everyone now in days talks about healthy eating, exercise, and detoxifying the body from unwanted chemicals, but what about detoxifying our minds too! We often forget to nurture and take care of our mental health, and our emotional wellbeing suffers because of it. I believe our…

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