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Are you experiencing a life change?  Do you have a history of trauma? Are you worried about your body image and self-esteem? Have you been diagnosed with a women’s health condition or other chronic illness? Are you struggling with infertility? Have you lost a baby or experiencing recurrent loss? Do you typically put others before yourself?

 

Women today wear multiple hats: mom/caretaker, wife/partner, employee/employer, friend, sister, daughter, house cleaner, taxi, cook, etc. Women are pulled in many different directions. However, who is taking care of you?  Learning how to take care of the caregiver is so important. This can be exhausting and overwhelming because there is never enough time in the day and it’s easiest to put yourself last. Ignoring whatever may be bothering you can only last so long, eventually it will take over, if it hasn’t already. My favorite analogy is the air masks on the airplane — in order to save your loved ones, you must save yourself first.  Let me help you figure out how you can make the time to take care of you. To put your health and wellness first.

 

Working to grow as an individual is empowering and will only help you to become a healthier person overall. We can work together to work through your past feelings and how they affect your daily life, your life in the present, and the future you want to create.

 

Is your teen’s behavior confusing?  Are you worried that your teen is making poor choices?  Does your teen, “hate school”, “hate you”, and seems to “hate life”?  When you try to check in about their day, do they either ignore you, slam the door to their bedroom, or tell you they are “fine”?  This may be related to something going on at home, at school, or with their friendships/relationships.

 

Are you a teen stressed about peer and romantic relationships?  Are you worried about college? Do you tend to use unhealthy coping skills to deal with life?

 

The changes in the adolescent brain gives them the tools to help them develop their sense-of-self which involves establishing their social world, placing importance on peer relationships at the same time they are becoming more independent from their parents.  While teens tend to go to their peers for help, most teens are also open to speaking with a neutral adult, such as a therapist.

 

As a therapist, I can help your teen learn how to deal with their big feelings in a healthier way.  Giving your teen a healthier outlet in order to teach them the skills they need to lead a happier life.  Building their skills to deal with their different feelings and teaching them what a healthy relationship is supposed to look like.   This can empower your teen to have better self-esteem and choose healthy coping skills when going through a tough time.

 

Are you having trouble setting limits with your children?  Are you and your partner not on the same page? Are expectations unknown?

 

Parenting can be overwhelming — it doesn’t come with a handbook.  Different parenting styles between partners can also be a problem for both the couple and the child(ren).  The goal is to get the parents to compromise and find a common ground (a united front). In order to be on the same page, even when they may not totally agree with each other.  The key is to be consistent with your children and change will happen.

 

As a therapist, I can help guide you in picking and choosing your battles both with each other and with your children.  Figuring out the right language that still offers “dignity and respect” but puts you in the driver’s seat. If your spending less time arguing and more time giving choices and building respect, this will lead to a healthier and happier family dynamic.

Do you feel disconnected from your partner?  Are your past traumas being triggered by the issues within your current relationship? Is the intimacy lacking or gone? Are you or your partner wanting to win the argument vs. put your relationship first?

 

Whether it’s stress from your upcoming wedding, planning for a family, becoming new parents, losing a child, changing careers, worrying about money, seeing your child going off to college, living with your adult children, caring for an elderly parent, or seeing your children move out, communication is key.  The goal is to have you be able to listen to each other in a neutral space.  Learning to really listen to one another without getting defensive even when you may be triggered by one another. Giving each other the “benefit of the doubt” and choosing your relationship vs. winning the argument.

 

Growing individually and as a couple is a powerful aspect of therapy.  Each partner can rebuild where it’s safe to share their emotions to one another.  Learning to be kind to one another. Creating a new beginning within the relationship which you feel seen, heard, and connected.

Do you feel like your family is disconnected?  Is there a family situation that needs to be handled?  Are you living in constant conflict?

 

Families may begin to create conflict due to daily life stressors, family life-style changes, chronic illness, loss, and/or trauma.  This disconnection can lead to unhealthy behaviors. When working with the family it’s the entire family that participates in treatment.

 

As a therapist, I can help open up communication between family members.  Each family member can learn their role within the family and share their feelings and emotions with one another in a safe environment. Learning to give each family member the “benefit of the doubt”, learning to really truly listen before formulating a response, and taking space when needed.  Creating an environment to process and understand family problems, handle special family situations, and create a healthier home environment.

 

Healthy Relationships (Teens 14-17, Young Adults 18-26, & Adults):

 

GROUP STARTING SEPTEMBER 2020:

 

Are you a 20-30 something female wanting to learn: How to First Love Yourself?

 

This group is designed for those who may not know what a healthy relationship is supposed to look like…

 

-Are you trying to figure out who you are and who you want to become?

-Are you trying to develop healthier relationships with family, friends, colleagues, and romantic partners?

 

Especially now during this GLOBAL PANEDMIC…

 

-How do you date during social distancing and while wearing a mask?

-How do you keep your relationships healthy during quarantine and after?

-How do you continue self-care when you may not be ready to venture out?

 

This is a psycho-educational support group. It provides a safe place for teens, young adults, and/or adults (depending on the age group) to explore and process their feelings about relationships and increase awareness of what a true healthy relationship is.

 

*If your interested and you’d like further information please call Lauren @ 516-654-4715* Participants will be screened to ensure “goodness of fit”

Women’s Workshops & Psycho-Educational Support Groups:

 

Chronic Invisible Illness: Don’t Let Your Diagnosis of Endometriosis, Auto Immune Issues, and/or Infertility…Define You.

 

– Infertility and Self-Care: How to Take Care of You.

 

– Infertility and Infant Loss: The Cycle of Grief, Creating a New Normal, and Learning to Heal.

 

– Infertility, Reproductive Immunology, and Infant Loss: The Mind/Body Connection.

 

 

Teen & Parenting Workshops:

 

– Helping Parents/Caregivers: How to Talk to Teens/Young Adults about Healthy Relationships and Dating Violence.

 

– Teen Dating Violence: Who’s at Risk and How can we help?

 

– The Relationship between Sexual Assault and Self-Harming Behaviors.

Are you experiencing a life change?  Do you have a history of trauma? Are you worried about your body image and self-esteem? Have you been diagnosed with a women’s health condition or other chronic illness/ Are you struggling with infertility? Have you lost a baby or experiencing recurrent loss? Do you typically put others before yourself?

 

Women today wear multiple hats: mom/caretaker, wife/partner, employee/employer, friend, sister, daughter, house cleaner, taxi, cook, etc.  Women are pulled in many different directions. However, who is taking care of you?  Learning how to take care of the caregiver is so important. This can be exhausting and overwhelming because there is never enough time in the day and it’s easiest to put yourself last. Ignoring whatever may be bothering you can only last so long, eventually it will take over, if it hasn’t already. My favorite analogy is the air masks on the airplane — in order to save your loved ones, you must save yourself first.  Let me help you figure out how you can make the time to take care of you. To put your health and wellness first.

 

Working to grow as an individual is empowering and will only help you to become a healthier person overall.  We can work together to work through your past feelings and how they affect your daily life, your life in the present, and the future you want to create.

 

Is your teen’s behavior confusing?  Are you worried that your teen is making poor choices?  Does your teen, “hate school”, “hate you”, and seems to “hate life”?  When you try to check in about their day, do they either ignore you, slam the door to their bedroom, or tell you they are “fine”?  This may be related to something going on at home, at school, or with their friendships/relationships.

 

Are you a teen stressed about peer and romantic relationships?  Are you worried about college? Do you tend to use unhealthy coping skills to deal with life?

 

The changes in the adolescent brain gives them the tools to help them develop their sense-of-self which involves establishing their social world, placing importance on peer relationships at the same time they are becoming more independent from their parents.  While teens tend to go to their peers for help, most teens are also open to speaking with a neutral adult, such as a therapist.

 

As a therapist, I can help your teen learn how to deal with their big feelings in a healthier way.  Giving your teen a healthier outlet in order to teach them the skills they need to lead a happier life.  Building their skills to deal with their different feelings and teaching them what a healthy relationship is supposed to look like.   This can empower your teen to have better self-esteem and choose healthy coping skills when going through a tough time.

 

Are you having trouble setting limits with your children?  Are you and your partner not on the same page? Are expectations unknown?

 

Parenting can be overwhelming — it doesn’t come with a handbook.  Different parenting styles between partners can also be a problem for both the couple and the child(ren).  The goal is to get the parents to compromise and find a common ground (a united front). In order to be on the same page, even when they may not totally agree with each other.  The key is to be consistent with your children and change will happen.

 

As a therapist, I can help guide you in picking and choosing your battles both with each other and with your children.  Figuring out the right language that still offers “dignity and respect” but puts you in the driver’s seat. If your spending less time arguing and more time giving choices and building respect, this will lead to a healthier and happier family dynamic.

Do you feel disconnected from your partner?  Are your past traumas being triggered by the issues within your current relationship? Is the intimacy lacking or gone? Are you or your partner wanting to win the argument vs. put your relationship first?

 

Whether it’s stress from your upcoming wedding, planning for a family, becoming new parents, losing a child, changing careers, worrying about money, seeing your child going off to college, living with your adult children, caring for an elderly parent, or seeing your children move out, communication is key.  The goal is to have you be able to listen to each other in a neutral space.  Learning to really listen to one another without getting defensive even when you may be triggered by one another. Giving each other the “benefit of the doubt” and choosing your relationship vs. winning the argument.

 

Growing individually and as a couple is a powerful aspect of therapy.  Each partner can rebuild where it’s safe to share their emotions to one another.  Learning to be kind to one another. Creating a new beginning within the relationship which you feel seen, heard, and connected.

Do you feel like your family is disconnected?  Is there a family situation that needs to be handled?  Are you living in constant conflict?

 

Families may begin to create conflict due to daily life stressors, family life-style changes, chronic illness, loss, and/or trauma.  This disconnection can lead to unhealthy behaviors. When working with the family it’s the entire family that participates in treatment.

 

As a therapist, I can help open up communication between family members.  Each family member can learn their role within the family and share their feelings and emotions with one another in a safe environment. Learning to give each family member the “benefit of the doubt”, learning to really truly listen before formulating a response, and taking space when needed.  Creating an environment to process and understand family problems, handle special family situations, and create a healthier home environment.

 

Healthy Relationships (Teens 14-17, Young Adults 18-26, & Adults):

 

GROUP STARTING SEPTEMBER 2020:

 

Are you a 20-30 something female wanting to learn: How to First Love Yourself?

 

This group is designed for those who may not know what a healthy relationship is supposed to look like…

 

-Are you trying to figure out who you are and who you want to become?

-Are you trying to develop healthier relationships with family, friends, colleagues, and romantic partners?

 

Especially now during this GLOBAL PANEDMIC…

 

-How do you date during social distancing and while wearing a mask?

-How do you keep your relationships healthy during quarantine and after?

-How do you continue self-care when you may not be ready to venture out?

 

This is a psycho-educational support group. It provides a safe place for teens, young adults, and/or adults (depending on the age group) to explore and process their feelings about relationships and increase awareness of what a true healthy relationship is.

 

*If your interested and you’d like further information please call Lauren @ 516-654-4715* Participants will be screened to ensure “goodness of fit”

Women’s Workshops & Psycho-Educational Support Groups:

 

Chronic Invisible Illness: Don’t Let Your Diagnosis of Endometriosis, Auto Immune Issues, and/or Infertility…Define You.

 

– Infertility and Self-Care: How to Take Care of You.

 

– Infertility and Infant Loss: The Cycle of Grief, Creating a New Normal, and Learning to Heal.

 

– Infertility, Reproductive Immunology, and Infant Loss: The Mind/Body Connection.

 

 

Teen & Parenting Workshops:

 

– Helping Parents/Caregivers: How to Talk to Teens/Young Adults about Healthy Relationships and Dating Violence.

 

– Teen Dating Violence: Who’s at Risk and How can we help?

 

– The Relationship between Sexual Assault and Self-Harming Behaviors.

Are you experiencing a life change?  Do you have a history of trauma? Are you worried about your body image and self-esteem? Have you been diagnosed with a women’s health condition or other chronic illness? Are you struggling with infertility? Have you lost a baby or experiencing recurrent loss? Do you typically put others before yourself?

 

Women today wear multiple hats: mom/caretaker, wife/partner, employee/employer, friend, sister, daughter, house cleaner, taxi, cook, etc.  Women are pulled in many different directions. However, who is taking care of you?  Learning how to take care of the caregiver is so important. This can be exhausting and overwhelming because there is never enough time in the day and it’s easiest to put yourself last. Ignoring whatever may be bothering you can only last so long, eventually it will take over, if it hasn’t already. My favorite analogy is the air masks on the airplane — in order to save your loved ones, you must save yourself first.  Let me help you figure out how you can make the time to take care of you. To put your health and wellness first.

 

Working to grow as an individual is empowering and will only help you to become a healthier person overall.  We can work together to work through your past feelings and how they affect your daily life, your life in the present, and the future you want to create.

 

Is your teen’s behavior confusing?  Are you worried that your teen is making poor choices?  Does your teen, “hate school”, “hate you”, and seems to “hate life”?  When you try to check in about their day, do they either ignore you, slam the door to their bedroom, or tell you they are “fine”?  This may be related to something going on at home, at school, or with their friendships/relationships.

 

Are you a teen stressed about peer and romantic relationships?  Are you worried about college? Do you tend to use unhealthy coping skills to deal with life?

 

The changes in the adolescent brain gives them the tools to help them develop their sense-of-self which involves establishing their social world, placing importance on peer relationships at the same time they are becoming more independent from their parents.  While teens tend to go to their peers for help, most teens are also open to speaking with a neutral adult, such as a therapist.

 

As a therapist, I can help your teen learn how to deal with their big feelings in a healthier way.  Giving your teen a healthier outlet in order to teach them the skills they need to lead a happier life.  Building their skills to deal with their different feelings and teaching them what a healthy relationship is supposed to look like.   This can empower your teen to have better self-esteem and choose healthy coping skills when going through a tough time.

 

Are you having trouble setting limits with your children?  Are you and your partner not on the same page? Are expectations unknown?

 

Parenting can be overwhelming — it doesn’t come with a handbook.  Different parenting styles between partners can also be a problem for both the couple and the child(ren).  The goal is to get the parents to compromise and find a common ground (a united front). In order to be on the same page, even when they may not totally agree with each other.  The key is to be consistent with your children and change will happen.

 

As a therapist, I can help guide you in picking and choosing your battles both with each other and with your children.  Figuring out the right language that still offers “dignity and respect” but puts you in the driver’s seat. If your spending less time arguing and more time giving choices and building respect, this will lead to a healthier and happier family dynamic.

Do you feel disconnected from your partner?  Are your past traumas being triggered by the issues within your current relationship? Is the intimacy lacking or gone? Are you or your partner wanting to win the argument vs. put your relationship first?

 

Whether it’s stress from your upcoming wedding, planning for a family, becoming new parents, losing a child, changing careers, worrying about money, seeing your child going off to college, living with your adult children, caring for an elderly parent, or seeing your children move out, communication is key.  The goal is to have you be able to listen to each other in a neutral space.  Learning to really listen to one another without getting defensive even when you may be triggered by one another. Giving each other the “benefit of the doubt” and choosing your relationship vs. winning the argument.

 

Growing individually and as a couple is a powerful aspect of therapy.  Each partner can rebuild where it’s safe to share their emotions to one another.  Learning to be kind to one another. Creating a new beginning within the relationship which you feel seen, heard, and connected.

Do you feel like your family is disconnected?  Is there a family situation that needs to be handled?  Are you living in constant conflict?

 

Families may begin to create conflict due to daily life stressors, family life-style changes, chronic illness, loss, and/or trauma.  This disconnection can lead to unhealthy behaviors. When working with the family it’s the entire family that participates in treatment.

 

As a therapist, I can help open up communication between family members.  Each family member can learn their role within the family and share their feelings and emotions with one another in a safe environment. Learning to give each family member the “benefit of the doubt”, learning to really truly listen before formulating a response, and taking space when needed.  Creating an environment to process and understand family problems, handle special family situations, and create a healthier home environment.

 

Healthy Relationships (Teens 14-17, Young Adults 18-26, & Adults):

 

GROUP STARTING SEPTEMBER 2020:

 

Are you a 20-30 something female wanting to learn: How to First Love Yourself?

 

This group is designed for those who may not know what a healthy relationship is supposed to look like…

 

-Are you trying to figure out who you are and who you want to become?

-Are you trying to develop healthier relationships with family, friends, colleagues, and romantic partners?

 

Especially now during this GLOBAL PANEDMIC…

 

-How do you date during social distancing and while wearing a mask?

-How do you keep your relationships healthy during quarantine and after?

-How do you continue self-care when you may not be ready to venture out?

 

This is a psycho-educational support group. It provides a safe place for teens, young adults, and/or adults (depending on the age group) to explore and process their feelings about relationships and increase awareness of what a true healthy relationship is.

 

*If your interested and you’d like further information please call Lauren @ 516-654-4715* Participants will be screened to ensure “goodness of fit”

Women’s Workshops & Psycho-Educational Support Groups:

 

Chronic Invisible Illness: Don’t Let Your Diagnosis of Endometriosis, Auto Immune Issues, and/or Infertility…Define You.

 

– Infertility and Self-Care: How to Take Care of You.

 

– Infertility and Infant Loss: The Cycle of Grief, Creating a New Normal, and Learning to Heal.

 

– Infertility, Reproductive Immunology, and Infant Loss: The Mind/Body Connection.

 

 

Teen & Parenting Workshops:

 

– Helping Parents/Caregivers: How to Talk to Teens/Young Adults about Healthy Relationships and Dating Violence.

 

– Teen Dating Violence: Who’s at Risk and How can we help?

 

– The Relationship between Sexual Assault and Self-Harming Behaviors.

Are you experiencing a life change?  Do you have a history of trauma? Are you worried about your body image and self-esteem? Have you been diagnosed with a women’s health condition or other chronic illness? Are you struggling with infertility? Have you lost a baby or experiencing recurrent loss? Do you typically put others before yourself?

 

Women today wear multiple hats: mom/caretaker, wife/partner, employee/employer, friend, sister, daughter, house cleaner, taxi, cook, etc.  Women are pulled in many different directions. However, who is taking care of you?  Learning how to take care of the caregiver is so important. This can be exhausting and overwhelming because there is never enough time in the day and it’s easiest to put yourself last. Ignoring whatever may be bothering you can only last so long, eventually it will take over, if it hasn’t already. My favorite analogy is the air masks on the airplane — in order to save your loved ones, you must save yourself first.  Let me help you figure out how you can make the time to take care of you. To put your health and wellness first

 

Working to grow as an individual is empowering and will only help you to become a healthier person overall.  We can work together to work through your past feelings and how they affect your daily life, your life in the present, and the future you want to create.

 

Is your teen’s behavior confusing?  Are you worried that your teen is making poor choices?  Does your teen, “hate school”, “hate you”, and seems to “hate life”?  When you try to check in about their day, do they either ignore you, slam the door to their bedroom, or tell you they are “fine”?  This may be related to something going on at home, at school, or with their friendships/relationships.

 

Are you a teen stressed about peer and romantic relationships?  Are you worried about college? Do you tend to use unhealthy coping skills to deal with life?

 

The changes in the adolescent brain gives them the tools to help them develop their sense-of-self which involves establishing their social world, placing importance on peer relationships at the same time they are becoming more independent from their parents.  While teens tend to go to their peers for help, most teens are also open to speaking with a neutral adult, such as a therapist.

 

As a therapist, I can help your teen learn how to deal with their big feelings in a healthier way.  Giving your teen a healthier outlet in order to teach them the skills they need to lead a happier life.  Building their skills to deal with their different feelings and teaching them what a healthy relationship is supposed to look like.   This can empower your teen to have better self-esteem and choose healthy coping skills when going through a tough time.

 

Are you having trouble setting limits with your children?  Are you and your partner not on the same page? Are expectations unknown?

 

Parenting can be overwhelming — it doesn’t come with a handbook.  Different parenting styles between partners can also be a problem for both the couple and the child(ren).  The goal is to get the parents to compromise and find a common ground (a united front). In order to be on the same page, even when they may not totally agree with each other.  The key is to be consistent with your children and change will happen.

 

As a therapist, I can help guide you in picking and choosing your battles both with each other and with your children.  Figuring out the right language that still offers “dignity and respect” but puts you in the driver’s seat. If your spending less time arguing and more time giving choices and building respect, this will lead to a healthier and happier family dynamic.

Do you feel disconnected from your partner?  Are your past traumas being triggered by the issues within your current relationship? Is the intimacy lacking or gone? Are you or your partner wanting to win the argument vs. put your relationship first?

 

Whether it’s stress from your upcoming wedding, planning for a family, becoming new parents, losing a child, changing careers, worrying about money, seeing your child going off to college, living with your adult children, caring for an elderly parent, or seeing your children move out, communication is key.  The goal is to have you be able to listen to each other in a neutral space.  Learning to really listen to one another without getting defensive even when you may be triggered by one another. Giving each other the “benefit of the doubt” and choosing your relationship vs. winning the argument.

 

Growing individually and as a couple is a powerful aspect of therapy.  Each partner can rebuild where it’s safe to share their emotions to one another.  Learning to be kind to one another. Creating a new beginning within the relationship which you feel seen, heard, and connected.

Do you feel like your family is disconnected?  Is there a family situation that needs to be handled?  Are you living in constant conflict?

 

Families may begin to create conflict due to daily life stressors, family life-style changes, chronic illness, loss, and/or trauma.  This disconnection can lead to unhealthy behaviors. When working with the family it’s the entire family that participates in treatment.

 

As a therapist, I can help open up communication between family members.  Each family member can learn their role within the family and share their feelings and emotions with one another in a safe environment. Learning to give each family member the “benefit of the doubt”, learning to really truly listen before formulating a response, and taking space when needed.  Creating an environment to process and understand family problems, handle special family situations, and create a healthier home environment.

 

Healthy Relationships (Teens 14-17, Young Adults 18-26, & Adults):

 

GROUP STARTING SEPTEMBER 2020:

 

Are you a 20-30 something female wanting to learn: How to First Love Yourself?

 

This group is designed for those who may not know what a healthy relationship is supposed to look like…

 

-Are you trying to figure out who you are and who you want to become?

-Are you trying to develop healthier relationships with family, friends, colleagues, and romantic partners?

 

Especially now during this GLOBAL PANEDMIC…

 

-How do you date during social distancing and while wearing a mask?

-How do you keep your relationships healthy during quarantine and after?

-How do you continue self-care when you may not be ready to venture out?

 

This is a psycho-educational support group. It provides a safe place for teens, young adults, and/or adults (depending on the age group) to explore and process their feelings about relationships and increase awareness of what a true healthy relationship is.

 

*If your interested and you’d like further information please call Lauren @ 516-654-4715* Participants will be screened to ensure “goodness of fit”

Women’s Workshops & Psycho-Educational Support Groups:

 

Chronic Invisible Illness: Don’t Let Your Diagnosis of Endometriosis, Auto Immune Issues, and/or Infertility…Define You.

 

– Infertility and Self-Care: How to Take Care of You.

 

– Infertility and Infant Loss: The Cycle of Grief, Creating a New Normal, and Learning to Heal.

 

– Infertility, Reproductive Immunology, and Infant Loss: The Mind/Body Connection.

 

 

Teen & Parenting Workshops:

 

– Helping Parents/Caregivers: How to Talk to Teens/Young Adults about Healthy Relationships and Dating Violence.

 

– Teen Dating Violence: Who’s at Risk and How can we help?

 

– The Relationship between Sexual Assault and Self-Harming Behaviors.