One of my passions is the intersection between culture and psychology...here's a little sample of stuff I nerd out on related to a third gender that has existed for a long long time in a particular Mexican culture:
It has been suggested that in the Zapotec culture of Oaxaca, Mexico, there is a three gender system which predates Spanish colonization. In Zapotec cultures of Oaxaca, Mexico, a muxe is an assigned male at birth individual who dresses and behaves in ways otherwise associated with the female gender; they may be seen as a third gender. Some marry women and have children while others choose men as sexual or romantic partners.
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I am thrilled to announce that I have been approved as a Subject Matter Expert with the licensing board, The Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS). As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), I serve a wide variety of persons who seek support for issues related to relationship distress, anxiety, depression, LGBT issues, addiction, and other mental health disorders. I am proud to offer evidenced-based treatment and be recognized in my profession as a Subject Matter Expert!
It took about 8 hours to film 8 segments on anxiety reduction. I shared so many coping skills that untwist negative thinking, relax the body physically, and improve insight into how our anxiety issues came about in the first place. It was fun filming but I am happy to be back providing psychotherapy and psychological evaluations...it's what I do best!