Episode 24

Attorney and Advocate Episode Final

Published on: 6th April, 2022

Javier was born in Puerto Rico and moved to Kansas City in his early childhood. Having earned a GED at the Clearfield Job Corps Center, he returned to Kansas City to join the Marines. Javier's unit deployed to Iraq in November 2006. On that mission, his best friend was killed by a roadside bomb. Javier was inspired by this sacrifice to pursue his childhood dream of becoming an attorney so he would be able to help others. As a result of his own bad experience with the VA and the difficulties experienced by his fellow Veterans, he was extremely dissatisfied and frustrated. Consequently, he decided to gain expertise in advocating for Veterans and ensuring that they received the disability benefits they were entitled to.

1:30 Intro to Javier's life

22:18 Imposter syndrome

37:40 Cope in the chaos

41:15 How Javier helps Vets

45:10 Leaving work at work (and how it's not easy!)

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My name is Hayley Adams, CMHC, LPC, CCTP. I am a retired Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) veteran and licensed therapist. I graduated in 2017 from Thomas University with a Masters in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Addictions. I also have credentials in trauma treatment. I understand trauma from both personal and professional lenses. My behavioral health background began 15 years ago on a volunteer basis where I worked with Native American tribes to provide mental health support to teen mothers. From there, my passion for people began to grow full force. I got my start as a therapist working in a Therapeutic Community (TC) in a prison providing rehabilitation services. I went on to work for a few dual diagnosis centers working in addictions after that. I then branched out and began curriculum development writing therapeutic content for three distinguished dual diagnosis centers. Wanting to broaden my horizons, I worked for an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). There, I specialized in working with first responders, trauma cases, crisis care, and family issues. My love for people didn’t stop growing there. I wanted to help more individuals on a wider scale. As a result I started the Traumagility podcast and coaching academy. I’m on a mission to help at least ONE MILLION individuals find healing in their lives.