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10 Tips for Navigating the Pre-School Blues

Navigating the pre-school blues is a hot ticket topic at home currently. My little one (LO) just started pre-school and it’s triggered so many emotions and catastrophic thoughts for everyone in my family. My LO has been crying at drop off every day. “It was gutting” is what I said to my husband when he asked me how it went. He’s

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‘First Gen’ Compassion To-Say List

The term “First Gen” has become both a compassionate term of endearment and a resounding validation of experience. First Gen refers to First Generation – being the first in the family become a naturally born citizen in the United States. In my office, it also means First generation to take A.P. classes in high school, go to college, and/or become

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What do I say to my suicidal loved one?

I had the great honor to participate in an Instagram discussion on Mental Health and suicide within the POC (person of color), in particular the Latinx community. Check out the instagram account @thestrangeisbeautiful for the full conversation. There were 3 topics and I picked #1 to respond to as a mental health professional. Topic # 1: Many people posted that

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Grieving on “Happy Mother’s Day” (Updated)

  Written by Sofia Mendoza, LCSW In the United States we’ve been celebrating Mother’s Day since 1908 when Anna Jarvis, a peace activist, held a memorial for her deceased mother and then annually celebrated mothers because she believed that a mother is the “person who has done more for you than anyone in the world.” As the day approaches, we

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I am a bilingual/bicultural therapist who specializes in the mental health of first generation professionals, parents, and survivors of trauma. Learn more...

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