Social Media Culture & Harm Reduction

Elisa A. Escalante/ LMSW/ 5-6-2020 With great technology comes great… not responsibility unfortunately. More like a large amount of people playing around with advanced technological gadgets and learning to develop a whole new set of social skills.  The social skills of the virtual world are not be confused with the social skills we learn fromContinue reading “Social Media Culture & Harm Reduction”

Holistic Healing in Nature

Elisa A. Escalante/ LMSW/ 5-4-2020 “And what is going to happen when it is all said and done…everything is gone now, and you forgot yourself?” -EaE My experience in nature has dissipated over the years as I continue to reside in NYC. We must be careful, because before we know it, we may lose touchContinue reading “Holistic Healing in Nature”

FunctionallyMental Q&A Blog # 1

Elisa A Escalante / LMSW/ 4-29-2020 Q- Could you discuss athletics and mental health? Especially at the Olympic level. A- A wonderful question and concern. It’s important to discuss the immense amount of pressure an athlete endures as well as the fact that they are pushing themselves through harsh mental and physical feats. Also, itContinue reading “FunctionallyMental Q&A Blog # 1”

My Slice of “The BIG Apple” Pie

Elisa A. Escalante/ LMSW/ 4-26-2020      “In NEW YOOOOOOOORRRRKKK!  Concrete Jungle Where Dreams are MADE Of! There’s nothing you can’t DO!!!”  Okay I will admit I screamed these lyrics singing along with Alicia Keys quite a bit when I arrived in New York city. I also recalled my many times watching reruns of ‘Friends’, ‘Seinfeld’,Continue reading “My Slice of “The BIG Apple” Pie”


Elisa A. Escalante/ LMSW/ 4-24-2020 “Until you can appreciate other people’s opinions and perceptions, then you cannot say that you truly appreciate diversity in the human race.” -EaE           My formal education taught me to never use the term “crazy” as it is highly stigmatizing and does not represent an official diagnosis. I formally apologize, IContinue reading “‘Corona-Crazy’”

Getting Rich is the “Cure”

Elisa A. Escalante/ LMSW/ 4-19-2020 “It could have killed me, and it would have been okay, because in that moment I lived for me. In that moment, I felt a deep and terrifying passion. There is no place I would rather be… than in that moment. So, shoot me, and kill me, and let myContinue reading “Getting Rich is the “Cure””

NUMB: When being “Strong” is the only option you have

Elisa A. Escalante/ LMSW/ 4-14-2020 “When pain and sadness is forbidden in a society, it causes us to isolate ourselves and live in that pain alone.”  -EaE On Monday April 13th, my office manager confirmed to me what I already knew, that my client was found dead in his home.  I acknowledged with a workContinue reading “NUMB: When being “Strong” is the only option you have”

“Getting Fat was the BEST thing that ever happened to me”

Elisa A. Escalante/ LMSW/ 4-7-2020 “We do not become free by ‘fixing ourselves’.  We become free when we accept that we cannot be perfect, and it is okay.  We do enough, simply by trying, every day.”  -EaE      Obviously, the title may be a tad misleading, getting overweight was not the best thing for myContinue reading ““Getting Fat was the BEST thing that ever happened to me””

“In Most Cases, people do not give a Shit”

Elisa Escalante/ LMSW/ 4-2-2020 “Most people do not possess the capability of listening with unconditional acceptance” -EaE      Searching, screaming and looking for a way to communicate those issue’s you have been suffering through all alone.  Why is it so hard?  Why are your griefs and complaints often met with judgement, criticism, and conversation enders? Continue reading ““In Most Cases, people do not give a Shit””