Owen Psychology

Dr. April Owen (she/her) is a licensed clinical psychologist and gender therapist who provides diversity affirming therapy in her practice in Austin, TX.

Operating as usual

09/09/2021

Tolerance < Acceptance < Ally < ADVOCATE

Tolerance < Acceptance < Ally < ADVOCATE

How to support someone going through a mentally tough time 08/20/2021

How to support someone going through a mentally tough time

Important tips!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/how-to-help-mental-health/2021/07/27/7ab2476c-ef06-11eb-a452-4da5fe48582d_story.html

How to support someone going through a mentally tough time Simone Biles made a very public withdrawal from the Olympic women’s gymnastics team final, citing a mental issue. Here’s how experts say people should respond to someone who needs to care for their mental health.

06/26/2021

Absolutely!

Absolutely!

06/16/2021

Love this.

To be unique is to be a living thing. I keep these words in my heart as a raise my daughter. I keep them in my heart as I continue to raise myself.

Hey good people, I love you. ❤️

They/them And Preferred Pronouns: How To Explain To Kids (And Conscious Parents) 06/08/2021

They/them And Preferred Pronouns: How To Explain To Kids (And Conscious Parents)

So pleased to have been consulted on/quoted in this important article!

https://www.care.com/c/stories/17253/explaining-they-them-pronouns/

They/them And Preferred Pronouns: How To Explain To Kids (And Conscious Parents) LGBTQ+ people have always existed. But with increased media visibility and access to information online, there’s been a surge in awareness of transgender and nonbinary people, and younger generations feel empowered to come out earlier and in greater numbers.  A 2021 Gallup....

05/09/2021

Happy Mother’s Day 🥰

Happy Mother’s Day 🥰

04/30/2021

Be compassionate with yourself today and every day.

Be compassionate with yourself today and every day.

FAQ: What you need to know about transgender children 04/25/2021

FAQ: What you need to know about transgender children

Need/want some fact-based education on trans kids? This is great for that!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2021/04/22/transgender-child-sports-treatments/?fbclid=IwAR2sZrUprGwOrl1XaSqKdlBGqZKkGRNmRFZzp2u3lPnYm8DhP3KyCEtk4xA

FAQ: What you need to know about transgender children What are puberty blockers and hormone treatments for transgender teenagers? What do we know about transgender participation in sports? Experts answer these questions and more.

Derek Chauvin Convicted in Killing of George Floyd 04/20/2021

Derek Chauvin Convicted in Killing of George Floyd

Thankful that the jurors did the right thing! George Floyd should still be alive.😢

Derek Chauvin Convicted in Killing of George Floyd Mr. Chauvin was found guilty of murder and manslaughter.

04/11/2021

So true

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#ProtectTransKids
Artwork by Samantha Richardson Creator.

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A young, blonde trans girl, presenting male, sits with a large, green, stuffed Apatosaurus held under one arm. She is looking at a Barbie Doll laid on the floor in front of her.
The text above the girl reads:
You can help make trans kids happy and healthy, or you can help make trans kids miserable and isolated.
You cannot make trans kids cis.]

03/31/2021
03/19/2021

Absolutely.

The dehumanization of women.
The dehumanization of Asians.
The dehumanization of sex workers.
The dehumanization around class.
The dehumanization of immigrants.

Dehumanizing language is a radicalizing tool of white supremacy and white evangelical extremism (which are inextricably connected).

Combine a long history of discrimination and bias with leaders who talk about the “Kung Flu” and “grabbing them by the pussy” and you can see the very short distance between our language, our thoughts, and our actions including everything from violence and diminishing that violence with “just having a bad day” to "Well, look what kind of work they did."

This is why shame, humiliation, and dehumanizing make the world a more dangerous place for all of us.

We shouldn’t tolerate anyone being shamed, humiliated or dehumanized - even the people who bring out our rage. It’s easier than accountability, it’s a quick way to discharge our anger, and it can even get some “likes” and fist bumps. But, there is no question that dehumanizing makes the world a more dangerous and vicious place for all of us.

For a list of resources to #StopAsianHate - see my Instagram Stories. We've also made a permanent Story Highlight Circle called #AAPI on my Instagram profile so they stay available.
https://www.instagram.com/brenebrown/

Guys, I Swear I’m Only Transitioning So I Can Cheat at Girls’ Sports 03/18/2021

Guys, I Swear I’m Only Transitioning So I Can Cheat at Girls’ Sports

YES!

“Okay, for those of you who couldn’t hear, Patrick just asked why anyone would want to give up their spot on the boys’ varsity basketball team, permanently change their body, alienate themself from all their male peers, and face a lifetime of discrimination just to get horribly vilified in conservative media on the off-chance they make JV girls’ team. I don’t know what to tell you, Pat. To cheat at girl’s sports, obviously.”

https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/guys-i-swear-im-only-transitioning-so-i-can-cheat-at-girls-sports?fbclid=IwAR04sFuOWifkgeIysA98S3zEj_w77bGjw2rWXn76nWZWQcrN5nIcy1gjgi0

Guys, I Swear I’m Only Transitioning So I Can Cheat at Girls’ Sports “The sports bill, passed by one [Missouri] House committee last week and awaiting a vote in another, proposes a constitutional amendment requiring ...

Elliot Page Is Ready for This Moment 03/16/2021

Elliot Page Is Ready for This Moment

Thank you, Elliot Page, for sharing your story. I hope people will actually listen and try to understand it, rather than assuming they know more about you than you do yourself...and rather than using your life and experiences to fuel some kind of political agenda with no backing in truth or decency.

“We know who we are,” Page says. “People cling to these firm ideas [about gender] because it makes people feel safe. But if we could just celebrate all the wonderful complexities of people, the world would be such a better place.”

https://time.com/5947032/elliot-page/

Elliot Page Is Ready for This Moment "I'm fully who I am."

Only Your Boss Can Cure Your Burnout — The Atlantic 03/15/2021

Only Your Boss Can Cure Your Burnout — The Atlantic

Good article about job related burnout/depression.

https://apple.news/AEMpsOE8HRyyeMV9oazTZzw

Only Your Boss Can Cure Your Burnout — The Atlantic People refer to various forms of malaise as “burnout,” but it’s technically a work problem. And only your employer can solve it.

03/08/2021

💪🏽💪🏿💪🏻 Happy International Women’s day to any and all who identify as a Woman!

#InternationalWomensDay 💁‍♀️

Kids React to Drag! 03/06/2021

Kids React to Drag!

Love this! ♥️🧡💛💚💙💜

https://youtu.be/U4c3jW-9ovI

Kids React to Drag! International cabaret star Reuben Kaye goes back to school to meet his toughest audience yet - a group of schoolkids!Subscribe to Channel 4 for more: https:/...

Are you procrastinating more? Blame the pandemic. — National Geographic 03/04/2021

Are you procrastinating more? Blame the pandemic. — National Geographic

Really good explanation of procrastination and some tools to combat it:

https://apple.news/ACZW7J0PNQ7KxT8NtYnP7hQ

Are you procrastinating more? Blame the pandemic. — National Geographic We know putting things off is bad for us. But an evolutionary battle in our brains can drive us to procrastinate—and lockdowns are adding fuel to the fire.

02/28/2021

In case you needed to hear this...

In case you needed to hear this...

It's Not Just You. A Lot Of Us Are Hitting A Pandemic Wall Right Now. 02/04/2021

It's Not Just You. A Lot Of Us Are Hitting A Pandemic Wall Right Now.

It's true. This isn't easy!
"Emotional endurance dwindles over time, and given the nature of the pandemic, we don’t have the same sense of security we could fall back on during pre-pandemic times. Those traditional outlets — the gym, a vacation, going out with friends, visiting family — aren’t necessarily options right now."

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/coronavirus-pandemic-wall-mental-health_l_601b3c9dc5b6c0af54d09ccb?ncid=APPLENEWS00001

It's Not Just You. A Lot Of Us Are Hitting A Pandemic Wall Right Now. The past few weeks of the coronavirus crisis have been especially taxing on our mental health. Here's why, and some advice on coping.

01/30/2021

Grow the flowers 💐🌷🌹🌸🌼🌻

🌾💐

Writing Just 3 Sentences Each Day Can Massively Boost Your Productivity and Happiness — Inc. 01/27/2021

Writing Just 3 Sentences Each Day Can Massively Boost Your Productivity and Happiness — Inc.

Just three sentences each day:
I will focus on...
I am grateful for...
I will let go of...

https://apple.news/AHuPJdR0xSGCE8MAgprMaYg

Writing Just 3 Sentences Each Day Can Massively Boost Your Productivity and Happiness — Inc. I challenge you to find a daily habit that delivers more self-improvement bang for your buck.

01/26/2021

No apologies necessary!

No apologies necessary!

cnbc.com 01/25/2021

Biden reverses Trump's ban on transgender people enlisting in the military

Go Joe Go! Love the righting of wrongs.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/25/biden-reverses-trumps-ban-on-transgender-people-enlisting-in-the-military.html

cnbc.com President Biden signed an executive order reversing his predecessor's ban on transgender people enlisting in the U.S. military.

01/22/2021

Bernie getting some therapy at Owen Psychology! 😂

apple.news 01/19/2021

Biden's health pick Rachel Levine would be first openly transgender official confirmed by Senate — The Hill

👏👏👏

https://apple.news/AfJZlTpLkRM2_x3OQkO5PAQ

apple.news President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday named Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be his assistant secretary of Health and Human Services, a nominee who could make history by becoming the first openly t

apple.news 01/18/2021

How to be anti-racist: Speak out in your own circles — CNN

We can honor Dr. King and his legacy by being Anti-Racist and demanding change!

https://apple.news/ARAQ3nuleQj2BGExzTELv-A

apple.news You can fight racism by being the change you want to see, understanding microaggressions, speaking up against racist remarks in your own circles and listening to your black friends.

apple.news 01/13/2021

Nicole Phelps opens up about fear of losing husband Michael Phelps to depression — TODAY

I appreciate the Phelps’ realness about mental health struggles.

“For Michael, the epidemic exacerbated his preexisting symptoms and increased his anxiety.”

https://apple.news/A5iamK1_TSWG4YYR7Qy93Cw

apple.news "Can we please help you? Because if I lose you, I don’t know what I’m gonna do."

01/10/2021

This rang true and made me proud of all of those in my profession!

01/07/2021

GLAAD

Today has been a very difficult day in this country. It's one of those days that might be leaving you feeling scared, sad or angry. Please make sure you're taking care of yourself tonight, and please check in with those you love. ❤️

01/02/2021

It IS okay! Happy new year.

A piece of the end of the year poem I wrote for @vanityfair . To read the rest of it, click link in my bio or go to vanityfair.com ❤️ goodbye, 2020.

12/25/2020

Hope your holidays are colorful and beautiful, just like you are!

apple.news 12/24/2020

15 Golden Pieces Of Advice People Got From Their Therapists This Year — HuffPost

These are good!

https://apple.news/Agws6U-Q5SBmXipT9HNp1Dg

apple.news Reading these important mental health lessons will *almost* be like getting a free therapy session.

12/21/2020
12/18/2020

Maurielle Lue FOX 2 Detroit

Unfortunately this 33 year old Golden Girls episode is still relevant. We need to do better. And faster. #blacklivesmatter

This Clips from from. 1988 episode of Golden Girls is still relevant today.

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