The Intersection of Politics and Mental Health feat. Veronica Carbajal

The personal is political and the political is personal.  Mental health is both personal and political! It’s about viewing the person as a whole within a larger system.  My guest today really, really gets this.

Lawyer and mayoral candidate, Veronica Carbajal, is a guest on today’s episode to talk about her views on politics and mental health.  If you are an El Pasoan, this episode provides a window into our city politics.  We talk about #BLM, the City’s COVID-19 response, gentrification, and Vero’s plan on changing the City’s governmental landscape.  Get ready for some truth bombs #realtalk #therealdeal!

More about today’s guest:


“Verónica Carbajal is a progressive running a grassroots campaign to become the first Latina Mayor of El Paso, Texas.

Vero is a Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc. lawyer and an advocate for the people, who has devoted her life to social justice, particularly, environmental justice, fair and affordable housing, disaster assistance, historic and cultural preservation, and animal rights.

Vero is a fourth generation fronteriza, raised in both Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua and El Paso; and she is also a children’s book author. She is a graduate of Burges High School, Brown University and The University of Texas School of Law.”


Disclaimer: *Recommendations, discussion, and disclosures are for informational/entertainment purposes only.  You should never substitute consultations/information from your own mental health/medical professionals with information from this podcast.*


Published by ThroughTheEyesOfaTherapist

Mental health clinician, advocate, boxer, drummer, healer. Podcaster, blogger and creative spirit. Cristal Martinez Acosta has been working as a therapist within the border community of El Paso, Texas since 2011. Cristal is a Licensed Professional Counselor Board Approved Supervisor (LPC-S) in the state of Texas and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). She graduated with honors from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology. Then she attended New Mexico State University (CACREP accredited), where she received a Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance with a 4.0 GPA. She has experience working with youth and adults who have been affected by traumatic events. Her areas of interest are childhood abuse, domestic violence, anxiety, high-risk youth, depression, Reality Therapy, and immigration issues. She is certified in both Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Parent Child Interaction Therapy and trained in EMDR, EFT, Motivational Interviewing, and ITCT-A.

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