Therapy Etc.
Therapy Etc.
Ep. 7 1000 Hour Challenge

Show Notes

Welcome to another episode of Therapy Etc! In today’s conversation, I talked to Marla about spending 1000 hours outside! Yes, you read that right, 1000 hours intentionally spent outside! She shares about what brought her to want to seek more outdoor time and how she came across this innovative challenge.

Marla talks about what the challenge is about and how she has been able to fit it into her day and make it a fun activity for the whole family. 

Listen in to learn more! 

Marla Dietz is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California and Nevada, a National Certified Counselor and a credentialed School Counselor in the state of CA. Originally from Southern California, Marla and her family relocated to Northern Nevada in 2019 where she runs a private practice in Carson City, providing both in-person and virtual therapy. She specializes in trauma, depression and anxiety and utilizes EMDR and CBT/ TF- CBT in her practice. Marla worked extensively with young children and teens in her work as a school-based crisis therapist in Los Angeles and continues to work with children and their families in her practice.


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To learn more about Marla Dietz and her work, check her out here:

IG @marladietz_therapy


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The Therapy, Etc. Podcast is a bi-monthly conversation with Patricia Alvarado, a licensed mental health therapist in Los Angeles, CA. Within Therapy, Etc., Patricia uses her clinical skills along with everyday situations to help normalize mental health and decrease the stigma related to mental health services. As a first generation Mexican American Latinx woman, she has noticed that many everyday experiences encompass mental health. As she began to lean into the question, “are you analyzing me?” she discovered that the movies that we watch, food that we eat, the way that we take care of ourselves, among other things, share one common thing: mental health. Join her as she explores various topics through the lens of a first generation Latinx woman and digs deep into all things mental health.

Meet the Host

Patricia Alvarado

Patricia Alvarado is a daughter of immigrants and first generation Mexican American. She grew up believing that mental health meant you were crazy and difficult conversations were considered a taboo. She has lived in various places throughout her life, including Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico where as a young teenager she noticed herself navigating her identity as both a proud Mexicana and an Americana. Today, her path has led her to the mental health field as a licensed psychotherapist and podcast host, continuing the conversations surrounding mental health and how it is present in many things that we naturally do.