San Antonio Therapist Wants to Destigmatize Mental Health with a Purple Couch

SAN ANTONIO – Jessica Reynolds teaches social work students at Our Lady of the Lake University’s Warden School of social services. The program is the oldest in the southwest but Reynolds isn’t an old-school professor. Purple couch used to help destigmatize therapy Hoping to also speak to domestic abuse survivors Reynolds is the creator a safe space called “Purple Couch Therapy.”...[ read more ]

Texas winter storm trauma lingers

SAN ANTONIO — When Angel Contero stepped out her front door on Feb. 15, 2021, she was greeted by snow. “I don’t know that we were anticipating or knew that it was going to happen,” Contero said. It went from a pleasant surprise to a disaster pretty quickly. “That’s when we realized like, hey, we have a problem,” Contero said....[ read more ]

To address cultural trauma in San Antonio, we must confront our city’s painful past

Our San Antonio therapy practice, Purple Couch Therapy, operates with a very specific philosophy: that our ancestors didn’t always get the support they needed to thrive. This is especially true in San Antonio, a city famous for the Alamo. The Texas Revolution was a struggle some have argued was just as much about upholding slavery as it was about independence from Mexico....[ read more ]

8 tips on how to find a therapist who is down for the struggle

1. Going to therapy is like being on a train track, and sometimes a therapist can only take you so far. You need to know when to get off the track. 2. Set up a consultation with a therapist and ask them how they are committed to liberation and anti-racist work. 3. If you identify as Black and they are...[ read more ]

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  About this event Purple Couch Healing presents: Parking Lot Yoga with Angelica Come join us on Thursday 4/20 at 7pm for a Rest and Flow Yoga session with Angelica Join Us   About this event  Returning Black Girl Magic to Black Womxn Come join us on Sunday 10/22 at 12-3Pm Join Us

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