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There is No One Alive Who is 'Youer' Than You! The Mental Health Challenges Affecting Our Women Lawyers

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Description: In today’s world, where the lines between home and work are blurred, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and stressed. For women attorneys, in particular, the overwhelm is magnified as boundaries have disappeared. The usual anxiety and stress surrounding the deadlines in the practice of law are now heightened by uncertainty and fear. As we near the end of a pandemic, the effects of the post-traumatic stress it is leaving in its wake are clear.
Join a candid conversation between a licensed mental health counselor, a life coach, and a female attorney as they discuss the mental health struggles women attorneys face having lived through a pandemic.
1.the causes of mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, and burnout; to use stress management as a preventive measure for anxiety and depression;
3. when you can use self-help strategies and when you need to find professional help; and
4. where you can find treatment and the way forward.
Presenter Bios  
Monica Amador, Esq., is a Partner at Amador & Cuellar, PL., and focuses her practice on consumer rights and litigation. She fights for people who have been victimized by the banking, credit, and collection companies, as well as the legal system.
Before opening the Firm, Ms. Amador practiced litigation with a boutique construction law firm in Miami, representing clients from large developers, contractors, and engineers to individuals. In 2008, with the nation facing economic hardship, Ms. Amador began working in the area of consumer law and foreclosure defense. Since that time, she has defended hundreds of foreclosure and debt defense cases with positive results and has dedicated her practice to defending the rights of consumers. Through her Firm she continues to serve and advocate for consumers who have been victimized and defrauded by the system. She also works closely with her community and local government to educate the public on consumer rights, student loan reform and social justice.
Ms. Amador was born and raised in Miami, is married and has two wonderful children. She was raised in a working-class West Miami neighborhood; her parents are Cuban immigrants, and she understands firsthand the hardships and realities that face hardworking families every day. She prides herself in filling an important role in the area of consumer law, by advocating for the underdog in an arena historically dominated by big business.
Carlos Escanilla is a bilingual Licensed Psychotherapist who works with teenagers, adults, and children through individual, couples, and family therapy.
Carlos also serves as a consultant for Miami Dade College and other organizations, working in areas of effective communication, conflict resolution, and team building, which he also integrates into his therapy practice with kids and adults.
In 2015, Carlos was featured in the New York Times article by David Leonhardt “College for the Masses” where he tells the story of overcoming adversity to achieving success.
Additionally, Carlos has been a guest on The Counseling Corner podcast and has written multiple blogs for the Coral Gables Counseling Center where he currently practices.
Carlos is a Crossfit Level 1 Trainer as he understands the importance of the mind-body connection. You can also find Carlos performing music in the Miami area, as he uses his singing and guitar playing ability as an essential outlet.
Carlos can be reached at  and for more information you can visit him at
Emy Fernandez, MBA, is a Life Coach with the Coral Gables Counseling Center.  She works with ambitious attorneys who want to achieve their business and career goals in a competitive market while also making sure their lifestyle aligns with their goals.  In particular, she has a unique understanding of how to work with attorneys and law firms to create a thriving and sustainable career and business.
Having worked in the legal industry for over 35 years in a highly stressed environment, she earned an MBA in her late 40s and reinvented herself in her 50s while working through some health challenges.  Emy knows how to connect with and understand her clients' needs.
As well, Emy is the co-host of Coral Gables Counseling Center’s popular podcast “The Counseling Corner" and is a regular contributor to Coral Gables Counseling Center’s weekly newsletter.
In addition to her private practice, Emy collaborates with Ascension Global Search in its coaching and recruiting efforts. 
Emy can be reached at  and you can visit her at

Practice Areas: Substance Abuse & Mental Illness Awareness
Online Media Type: Audio
Production Date: 04/23/2021 2:00 PM EDT
Level: Intermediate
Category: Standard
Duration: 1 Hours, 0 Minutes
Online Format: Live

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Total Credits: 1
Specialty Credits: Ethics 1
Status: Reciprocal Credit Available
Expiration: 04/22/2022
Training Type: Online

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Monica Amador, Esq. - Amador & Cuellar, PL
Carlos Escanilla LMHC - Coral Gables Counseling Center
Emy Fernandez, MBA - Coral Gables Counseling Center
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