Season Two

EPISODE 20

Episode 20: Tips for Managing Mental and Emotional Wellness feat. Olivia Baylor

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As the world opens back up and things return to “normal”, many of us have to deal with mental and emotional traumas we experienced during the pandemic.

Are you prepared to return to work?

A society without masks?

Have you given yourself the time and space to regain your equilibrium and deal with a post-COVID world?

In today’s episode, clinical therapist Olivia Baylor (episode 12) returns to answer the question “What is self-care?” and offer guidance in developing a self-care plan and supporting loved ones experiencing stress, anxiety, and depression.

 

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Olivia L. Baylor

  • Purchase Before I Do and other therapy and relationship resources from her website! https://www.oliviabaylor.com/ 
  • Instagram: @LifeRevisionsCounselingLLC

Olivia Baylor’s Bio: I am a Licensed Mental Health Therapist and owner of Life Revisions Counseling, LLC in Catonsville Maryland. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Master of Arts in Criminal Justice, Master of Science in Mental Health Therapy, and a Post-Bach Certification in Couples and Family Systems. I also possess a certification as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH). I have specialized training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder and Proper Component of Care from Postpartum Support International (PSI). With this training, I’m able to screen and offer therapy services to clients who struggle with Perinatal Mood Disorder, Post-Adoption Depression, and Anxiety. I also have training in conducting clinical assessments such as T Visa, U Visa, Asylum, and VAWA. In 2020 I received training and certification as a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist-Individual (CCTSI) from the International Trauma Institute. Also in 2020, I became a registered yoga trainer with over 200 hours (RYT-200). I have been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Prepare Enrich. I also offer speaking engagements on premarital counseling, LGBTQ+ affirmative counseling, effective communication, healthy relationships, cultural differences on raising African children in American culture, and preparing for private practice. In 2017, I published a Premarital Counseling Workbook called, Before I do: Complete Premarital Counseling Workbook for Heterosexual, LGBTQ, and Polyamorous Couples. In 2021, I published my second book called My Therapy Journey, a six-month fillable notebook and journal to track your therapy goals, progress, and growth.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Defining self-care and how to distinguish self-care from behaviors or activities that aren’t healthy or healing for you.
  • The emotional and mental (and physical) impacts of 2020 on Black women and their families.
  • Signs of stress, depression, and anxiety and differences in how they manifest in Black women, men, and children.
  • Red flags in children that may hint at distress.
  • Coping strategies for dealing with exposure to negative events or news.
  • Ways to engage in self-care.
  • When someone should seek professional help.

 

NOTE

The information provided on SheConfidential pertaining to your health or wellness does not constitute medical advice and is not intended to be a substitute for the professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment provided by your own medical provider or mental health provider.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 

  • SheConfidential (formerly On Her Terms Defined) episode artwork and video production by Eye AM Media https://www.eyeammedia.com/. Follow on Instagram @eyeammedia

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