I’m Geo, a writer, illustrator, and Marriage and Family Therapy graduate student. I believe in the importance of information and knowledge, and I write about psychology, mental health, spirituality, and social justice.
The Psychological Impact of Capitalism
Capitalism is an economic system that values profit above all else. It incentivizes individuals and corporations to maximize their profits at any cost, even if it means neglecting the needs and well-being of human beings. This has led to a societal shift in values, where the accumulation of wealth is considered more important than the preservation and value of human life. In this blog post, we will explore how capitalism has shaped people's beliefs and minds to not care about human life, but rather focus on profit, and how this has resulted in social inaction from a psychological systemic perspective.
Supporting Loved Ones with Anxiety When We Also Live With It
Anxiety is a common and often debilitating emotion that can affect individuals and families in various ways. It can interfere with daily functioning and relationships, leading to feelings of isolation and distress. It can be challenging to support a loved one struggling with the same emotion when we are also struggling with anxiety. However, with the help of a trained marriage and family therapist, it is possible to learn skills and strategies to effectively support our loved ones while also taking care of ourselves.
Healing from Resentment and Generational Trauma
Resentment and generational trauma can profoundly affect individuals and families, causing emotional pain and damaging relationships. If left unaddressed, these issues can lead to a cycle of dysfunction that is difficult to break. However, with the help of a trained marriage and family therapist, it is possible to address and heal from these issues, leading to healthier and more fulfilling relationships.
Using Procreate and iPads with Young Children in Therapy to Talk about Trauma
Trauma can be a difficult and sensitive topic for young children to talk about, especially if they have experienced trauma themselves. However, children need to have the opportunity to express their feelings and process their experiences in a safe and supportive environment. One way to do this is through art therapy, which can provide children with a creative outlet to express their emotions and work through their feelings.
Helping Latin American Families Overcome Internalized Racism: 5 Strategies for Healing and Growth
As a Marriage and Family Therapist intern, I have worked with clients from different cultural backgrounds, including many who have experienced racism and discrimination in their Latin American culture. Through my work and personal experience as a Latina woman, I have seen firsthand the devastating impact that racism can have on individuals, families, and communities.
How Financial Difficulty Can Lead to Suicide
I'll start with a personal story. Although I am studying to be a therapist and I am familiar with the theoretical complex subject of suicide I have never experienced it firsthand. Until like many of us it did hit close to home.
Money in Relationships: How To Talk About Money In Relationships
Having an honest conversation about money is an important part of any romantic relationship. Because, as much as we all hate to admit it, money and relationships can be difficult topics to navigate. Studies show that financial stress is one of the biggest triggers of stress in relationships: in fact, couples who argue about finances early on in their relationship are 30% more likely to get divorced than couples who don't. However, there are ways to build good practices when it comes to discussing money with your partner.
Strings of The Universe
We felt like a reunion long overdue, your energy and your eyes familiar, your arms that immediate home. Crazy mushy stuff. The way the universe conspired to make each of our meetings so unique. Pulling strings like a scripted play, making time and people stop.
Latin American Cultures and our 527-year Struggle with Racism
We as a younger generation of Latinos have the responsibility to start a very difficult conversation about race with our loved ones. This conversation is necessary as our cultures have 527 years of colonialist ideologies engraved in our DNA.