Dec. 14, 2022

Ep 24- I can see clearly now- How the sense of sight impacts mood.

Ep 24- I can see clearly now- How the sense of sight impacts mood.

We continuing our series on using the five senses to help regulate our mood and help us heal. We are joined by Franchesca Lastra Vicente, a board certified art therapist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and by Matt Gwaltney, a graphic designer, who also happens to do the artwork for Mental Mages. They bring their different perspectives on the process of creating art and the end product.

Citations and credits

Vision and Emotion

Emotion Schemas are Embedded in the Human Visual System

More information on the book "What Happened to You".

Artwork by Matthew Gwaltney-

Editing by Ryan Merrill

Intro Music is "Call to Adventure" Kevin MacLeod ( under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

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Matthew Gwaltney


Studied animation at the Art Institutes of Tampa, currently a Graphic Designer. A colorblind geeky guy that draws sometimes.

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Franchesca Lastra Vicente

Art Therapist & Mental Health Counselor

Franchesca Lastra Vicente, MS, ATR-BC, LMHC graduated from Florida State University in 2017, earning a Master of Science Degree in Art Therapy and is currently a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Board Certified Art Therapist in the Brandon, Florida area. Franchesca is a native Spanish speaker and has experience working with children, adolescents, adults and older adults struggling with mental health conditions for the last 7 years in a variety of locations such as intensive outpatient centers, private practice, and inpatient settings. She enjoy’s working with a wide range of behavioral health issues including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and trauma within individual, family, couples, or group therapy sessions. Franchesca’s speciality is in Art Therapy where she provides her clients another way of communicating about their issues by using a variety of art therapy approaches targeted to their specific needs. On her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and engaging in creative endeavors like her side business Chesca and Co .