Emotional Interpretation & Guidance

Elisa A. Escalante/ LCSW/ 12-28-2022 In many cases, I do find that I need to go ‘back to the basics’ with clients. Or, teach them something new, something they should have known but never knew. The common perception many societies have is that there are ‘good emotions’, and ‘bad emotions’. The good ones you canContinue reading “Emotional Interpretation & Guidance”

The Red Flags I Ignored

Elisa A. Escalante/ LCSW/ 12-08-2022 “Walking away is so underrated. You need to be able to protect your energy.” -EaE We talk about red flags all of the time, sometimes people do mention legitimate red flags. Some people call everything a red flag. There is a part of this that is up to interpretation andContinue reading “The Red Flags I Ignored”

Cliche & Wrong

Elisa A. Escalante/ LCSW/ 12-1-2022 Some sayings and expressions are just NOT helpful to our situation. It’s those types of things people say over and over again because it’s ‘supposed to help’ but it never does, and the more you hear it the more you realize how far off some people are in terms ofContinue reading “Cliche & Wrong”

My Life is GREAT, and I’m Depressed

Elisa A. Escalante/ LCSW/ 11-25-2022 “I find myself grieving everything before it’s gone, because I just know, that it will not last forever.” -EaE There is a part of mental illness that is purely biological. And also, a part of mental illness that exists due to long sustaining injuries that have hit our brain, andContinue reading “My Life is GREAT, and I’m Depressed”

The Art of Doing Less

Elisa A. Escalante/ LCSW/ 11-9-2022 “And what is going to happen? When it is all said and done? Everything is gone now, and you forgot yourself…” EaE Example A- He was an older adult male, in his early sixties. He already had been diagnosed with a heart arythmia, and he was getting regular panic attacks.Continue reading “The Art of Doing Less”

BOO!!! (Trigger ⚠️ Warning)

Elisa A. Escalante/ LCSW/ 10/31/2022 For Halloween I am going to talk to you about some of the scariest moments of my life. I’m hoping that this can serve as both an outlet for myself as well as some teaching moments for anyone that can relate. Some of these traumas are going to be seriousContinue reading “BOO!!! (Trigger ⚠️ Warning)”

My fantasies of Confrontation

Elisa A. Escalante/ LCSW/ 10-24-2022 As a former fawner, pushover, and savior complexed individual, I had many revenge fantasies. Not in a scary way, more so fantasies related to “what I should have told that rude person”. We all have done it, some more than others. And then you have regrets, because you wish onceContinue reading “My fantasies of Confrontation”

Shit covered Rainbows

Elisa A. Escalante/ LCSW/ 10-12-2022 “I may not get the rainbows and butterflies and fairy tales, but at least I’ll be able to know that I lived in that honest brutal reality that most people are afraid of.”         I had a patient that often talked about the ‘screen saver’ of his life. This wasContinue reading Shit covered Rainbows

FriYay Gratitude

Elisa A. Escalante/ LCSW/ 09/30/2022 Anyone that has major depression can relate; Gratitude feels impossible. Our brain is lacking seretonin, and therefore we lack energy and motivation, and therefore we may not hunt for endorphins as we are supposed to. If we pay attention to the biopsychosical model, there is even more to it thanContinue reading “FriYay Gratitude”