NextQuest Podcast
Hanna Del Toro, LCSW on The Wisdom of Anxiety

Hanna Del Toro, LCSW on The Wisdom of Anxiety

November 22, 2021
NextQuest Podcast is back with Season 5 of all new Austin area mental health professionals!
 
This week's episode features Hanna Del Toro, LCSW on The Wisdom of Anxiety
 
 
Theme song credit: "NextQuestion" by Greer Culbertson, LCSW-- lyrics, guitar, and vocals and Landon Laws-- drums
 
Sound Engineer: Amanda Justice
 
The interview process on this show is based entirely on the concept of consent in which an interviewee may choose to pass on any question at any time by simply saying "NextQuestion." No questions asked. 
 

Thank you for listening to NextQuest Podcast. I learned something new today and I hope you did too. Stay tuned for next week's episode featuring Jeana Martin, Licensed Professional Counselor, who will be speaking about her practice and an area of interest, Somatic Experiencing. 

NextQuest Podcast relies solely on donations to keep this project going. Please consider making a donation via Venmo to username @NQCATX or by buying me a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nxtquestpodcast

Iris Cahill Casiano, PhD, LP on Creativity as Self Care

Iris Cahill Casiano, PhD, LP on Creativity as Self Care

October 19, 2021
In an effort to get word out about the podcast as a resource to the Austin area community, I am currently raising funds to advertise on KUT! Please consider making a donation to the GoFundMe for this endeavor at gf.me/u/zrakdh
 
This week's episode features Iris Cahill Casiano, PhD, LP on Creativity as Self Care. 
 
 
Theme song credit: "NextQuestion" by Greer Culbertson, LCSW-- lyrics, guitar, and vocals and Landon Laws-- drums
 
Sound Engineer: Amanda Justice
 
The interview process on this show is based entirely on the concept of consent in which an interviewee may choose to pass on any question at any time by simply saying "NextQuestion." No questions asked. 
 

Thank you for listening to NextQuest Podcast. I learned something new today and I hope you did too. NextQuest Podcast will be going on a 4 week break before starting Season 5 which will be posted on November 22nd 2021. Episode 1 of Season 5 will feature Hanna Del Toro, Licensed Clinical Social Worker who will be talking about her practice and an area of interest, The Wisdom of Anxiety.

NextQuest Podcast relies solely on donations to keep this project going. Please consider making a donation via Venmo to username @NQCATX or by buying me a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nxtquestpodcast

Callye Lawrence, LPC on Self Compassion for Cynics

Callye Lawrence, LPC on Self Compassion for Cynics

October 12, 2021
In an effort to get word out about the podcast as a resource to the Austin area community, I am currently raising funds to advertise on KUT! Please consider making a donation to the GoFundMe for this endeavor at gf.me/u/zrakdh
 
This week's episode features Callye Lawrence, LPC on Self Compassion for Cynics.
 
 
Theme song credit: "NextQuestion" by Greer Culbertson, LCSW-- lyrics, guitar, and vocals and Landon Laws-- drums
 
Sound Engineer: Amanda Justice
 
The interview process on this show is based entirely on the concept of consent in which an interviewee may choose to pass on any question at any time by simply saying "NextQuestion." No questions asked. 
 

Thank you for listening to NextQuest Podcast. I learned something new today and I hope you did too. Stay tuned for the final episode of the season featuring Iris Cahill Casiano, PhD, LP on Creativity as Self Care. 

NextQuest Podcast relies solely on donations to keep this project going. Please consider making a donation via Venmo to username @NQCATX or by buying me a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nxtquestpodcast

Sladja Redner, LPC Associate Supervised by Jill Praisner, LPC-S on Growing Beyond Limiting Patterns and Returning to Your True Self

Sladja Redner, LPC Associate Supervised by Jill Praisner, LPC-S on Growing Beyond Limiting Patterns and Returning to Your True Self

October 4, 2021
In an effort to get word out about the podcast as a resource to the Austin area community, I am currently raising funds to advertise on KUT! Please consider making a donation to the GoFundMe for this endeavor at gf.me/u/zrakdh
 
This week's episode features Sladja Redner, LPC Associate Supervised by Jill Praisner, LPC-S on her practice and an area of specialty, Growing Beyond Limiting Patterns and Returning to Your True Self.
 
Sladja's website through Austin Counseling Center: https://www.austincounselingcenter.com/our-team
Sladja's Instagram: @inner_becoming
 
Theme song credit: "NextQuestion" by Greer Culbertson, LCSW-- lyrics, guitar, and vocals and Landon Laws-- drums
 
Sound Engineer: Amanda Justice
 
The interview process on this show is based entirely on the concept of consent in which an interviewee may choose to pass on any question at any time by simply saying "NextQuestion." No questions asked. 
 

Thank you for listening to NextQuest Podcast. I learned something new today and I hope you did too. Stay tuned for next episode featuring Callye Lawrence, LPC who will be talking about her practice and an area of interest, Self Compassion for Cynics. 

NextQuest Podcast relies solely on donations to keep this project going. Please consider making a donation via Venmo to username @NQCATX or by buying me a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nxtquestpodcast

Erica Heller, LCSW, LCDC on The Intersection of Sexual Orientation, Gender, and Substance Use & Experimentation

Erica Heller, LCSW, LCDC on The Intersection of Sexual Orientation, Gender, and Substance Use & Experimentation

September 27, 2021
In an effort to get word out about the podcast as a resource to the Austin area community, I am currently raising funds to advertise on KUT! Please consider making a donation to the GoFundMe for this endeavor at gf.me/u/zrakdh
 
This week's episode features Erica Heller, LCSW, LCDC on The Intersection of Sexual Orientation, Gender, and Substance Use & Experimentation
 
 
We forgot a question in the recording! Below is the question and Erica's answer:
Q: What are some factors unique to gender diverse folx that place them at a higher risk of substance use? 
 
A: When we look at how our medical and mental health treatment systems are set up they very much follow the outdated gender binary, whether it's related to substance use community meetings, or outpatient groups. Especially thinking about inpatient and residential treatment for mental health or substance use - these programs for teens and adults are divided by traditionally defined male and female. We actively have to ensure our intake measures include asking about pronouns, gender identity, and names and if those align with legal documentation and insurance - further potentially causing harm to client's in a time of crisis or need. 
 
Whether we are talking about mental health, physical health, substance use, eating disorder treatment, etc.; we don't have dedicated spaces that provide quality trauma informed and gender affirming care at various levels of acuity to meet clients needs. Often parents may decide which gendered care their adolescent is placed in (either affirming a child's gender or rejecting and causing further harm), or we have staff and providers that do not adequately support clients name and pronouns and can cause more harm and stress to an already delicate time for a client in crisis. Gender diverse folx may be placed in separate solo housing "for their safety" but this further isolates them from a supportive and engaging community to heal in. 
 
For someone with barriers in place to accessible and consistent medical and mental health treatment, substance use can be a path of least resistance and useful tool to numb out.  If a person is unable to transition medically or socially for any reason (family, trauma, culture, etc.) the ability to experiment or use any alternative coping strategies is all too real. The resources and access needed to consistently and adequately receive gender confirming services to medically transition are disproportionate to the population of folks needing to be served. 
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Theme song credit: "NextQuestion" by Greer Culbertson, LCSW-- lyrics, guitar, and vocals and Landon Laws-- drums
 
Sound Engineer: Amanda Justice
 
The interview process on this show is based entirely on the concept of consent in which an interviewee may choose to pass on any question at any time by simply saying "NextQuestion." No questions asked. 
 

Thank you for listening to NextQuest Podcast. I learned something new today and I hope you did too. Stay tuned for next episode featuring Sladja Redner, LPC Associate Supervised by Jill Praisner, LPC-S on her practice and an area of specialty, Growing Beyond Limiting Patterns and Returning to Your True Self .

NextQuest Podcast relies solely on donations to keep this project going. Please consider making a donation via Venmo to username @NQCATX or by buying me a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nxtquestpodcast

Izzy Sundet, LPC on Treatment for Sex Offenders

Izzy Sundet, LPC on Treatment for Sex Offenders

September 20, 2021
In an effort to get word out about the podcast as a resource to the Austin area community, I am currently raising funds to advertise on KUT! Please consider making a donation to the GoFundMe for this endeavor at gf.me/u/zrakdh
 
This week's episode features Izzy (Isolde) Sundet, LPC on Treatment for Sex Offenders. 
 
 
Theme song credit: "NextQuestion" by Greer Culbertson, LCSW-- lyrics, guitar, and vocals and Landon Laws-- drums
 
Sound Engineer: Amanda Justice
 
The interview process on this show is based entirely on the concept of consent in which an interviewee may choose to pass on any question at any time by simply saying "NextQuestion." No questions asked. 
 

Thank you for listening to NextQuest Podcast. I learned something new today and I hope you did too. Stay tuned for next episode featuring Erica Heller, LCSW, LCDC on her practice and an area of specialty, The Intersection of Sexual Orientation, Gender, and Substance Use & Experimentation.

NextQuest Podcast relies solely on donations to keep this project going. Please consider making a donation via Venmo to username @NQCATX or by buying me a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nxtquestpodcast

Katy Bruce, LCSW-S on The Melted Ice Cream of Being a Person

Katy Bruce, LCSW-S on The Melted Ice Cream of Being a Person

September 13, 2021
In an effort to get word out about the podcast as a resource to the Austin area community, I am currently raising funds to advertise on KUT! Please consider making a donation to the GoFundMe for this endeavor at gf.me/u/zrakdh
 
This week's episode features Katy Bruce, LCSW-S on The Melted Ice Cream of Being a Person (Codependence, Guilt, and Shame, Oh My!). 
 
Katy's website: https://katybruce.com/
 
Theme song credit: "NextQuestion" by Greer Culbertson, LCSW-- lyrics, guitar, and vocals and Landon Laws-- drums
 
Sound Engineer: Amanda Justice
 
The interview process on this show is based entirely on the concept of consent in which an interviewee may choose to pass on any question at any time by simply saying "NextQuestion." No questions asked. 
 

Thank you for listening to NextQuest Podcast. I learned something new today and I hope you did too. Stay tuned for next episode featuring Izzy Sundet, Licensed Professional Counselor, who will be talking about her practice and an area of specialty, Treatment for Sex Offenders. 

NextQuest Podcast relies solely on donations to keep this project going. Please consider making a donation via Venmo to username @NQCATX or by buying me a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nxtquestpodcast

Sara Sloan, LMFT Associate supervised by Claudia Thompson, LMFT-S, AASECT certified sex therapist on Sex Therapy with Couples

Sara Sloan, LMFT Associate supervised by Claudia Thompson, LMFT-S, AASECT certified sex therapist on Sex Therapy with Couples

September 6, 2021
In an effort to get word out about the podcast as a resource to the Austin area community, I am currently raising funds to advertise on KUT! Please consider making a donation to the GoFundMe for this endeavor at gf.me/u/zrakdh
 
This week's episode features Sara Sloan, LMFT Associate supervised by Claudia Thompson, LMFT-S, AASECT certified sex therapist who will be talking about her work and an area of specialty, Sex Therapy with Couples. 
 
 
Theme song credit: "NextQuestion" by Greer Culbertson, LCSW-- lyrics, guitar, and vocals and Landon Laws-- drums
 
Sound Engineer: Amanda Justice
 
The interview process on this show is based entirely on the concept of consent in which an interviewee may choose to pass on any question at any time by simply saying "NextQuestion." No questions asked. 
 

Thank you for listening to NextQuest Podcast. I learned something new today and I hope you did too. Stay tuned for next episode featuring Katy Bruce, Licensed Clinical Social Worker Supervisor, who will be talking about her work and practice with an episode titled The Melted Ice Cream of Being a Person. 

NextQuest Podcast relies solely on donations to keep this project going. Please consider making a donation via Venmo to username @NQCATX or by buying me a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nxtquestpodcast

Kimberly May, LPC-S, LMFT on Harm Reduction Approaches to Substance Use

Kimberly May, LPC-S, LMFT on Harm Reduction Approaches to Substance Use

August 30, 2021
In an effort to get word out about the podcast as a resource to the Austin area community, I am currently raising funds to advertise on KUT! Please consider making a donation to the GoFundMe for this endeavor at gf.me/u/zrakdh
 
This week's episode features Kimberly May, LPC-S, LMFT on Harm Reduction Approaches to Substance Use.
 
 
Theme song credit: "NextQuestion" by Greer Culbertson, LCSW-- lyrics, guitar, and vocals and Landon Laws-- drums
 
Sound Engineer: Amanda Justice
 
The interview process on this show is based entirely on the concept of consent in which an interviewee may choose to pass on any question at any time by simply saying "NextQuestion." No questions asked. 
 

Thank you for listening to NextQuest Podcast. I learned something new today and I hope you did too. Stay tuned for next episode featuring Sara Sloan, LMFT Associate supervised by Claudia Thompson, LMFT-S, AASECT certified sex therapist who will be talking about her work and an area of specialty, Sex Therapy with Couples. 

NextQuest Podcast relies solely on donations to keep this project going. Please consider making a donation via Venmo to username @NQCATX or by buying me a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nxtquestpodcast

Mia Roldan, LCSW, LCDC on The Intersectionality of Eating Disorders and Gender Diversity

Mia Roldan, LCSW, LCDC on The Intersectionality of Eating Disorders and Gender Diversity

August 23, 2021
In an effort to get word out about the podcast as a resource to the Austin area community, I am currently raising funds to advertise on KUT! Please consider making a donation to the GoFundMe for this endeavor at gf.me/u/zrakdh
 
This week's episode features Mia Roldan, LCSW, LCDC on The Intersectionality of Eating Disorders and Gender Diversity.
 
Theme song credit: "NextQuestion" by Greer Culbertson, LCSW-- lyrics, guitar, and vocals and Landon Laws-- drums
 
Sound Engineer: Amanda Justice
 
The interview process on this show is based entirely on the concept of consent in which an interviewee may choose to pass on any question at any time by simply saying "NextQuestion." No questions asked. 
 

Thank you for listening to NextQuest Podcast. I learned something new today and I hope you did too. Stay tuned for next episode featuring Kimberly May, LPC-S, LMFT who will be talking about her work and an area of specialty, Harm Reduction Approaches to Substance Abuse. 

NextQuest Podcast relies solely on donations to keep this project going. Please consider making a donation via Venmo to username @NQCATX or by buying me a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/nxtquestpodcast

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