Therapy to Manage Adversity & Trauma: Have you experienced trauma - either with a big "T" or little "t"? Whether due to domestic violence, early abandonment, chronic illness, infertility or unplanned pregnancy, marriage or divorce, or changes in career and direction, challenges big and small often present an opportunity to fine tune your life and heal. Let's work together to tackle your challenges so that you are able to become a happier, healthier you!
Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga for Women 18 and up: Through yoga we can experiment with breathing, moving, strengthening, stretching, and resting to help develop a sense of autonomy, control and connection, and to safely experience a "felt sense" of your body. No experience is necessary, this practice is easily accessible for all abilities, all shapes, sizes and levels of flexibility. The focus is on choice, sensation, and a shared authentic experience. Private lessons available; classes are limited to 8 women. Call or text 585.507.7588 for schedule updates.
Adoption & Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART): As a licensed social worker, I can help guide your decision-making in building your family through adoption from "how do I start" to completing a home study. With nearly 30 years of personal and professional experience in adoption and foster care, I will hold your hand as you explore the options, become knowledgeable of the core issues of adoption or ART, and choose the path that is right for you.
Consultation/Training: A Senior Consultant with the National Center on Adoption and Permanency, I have nearly 30 years in the child welfare field as a case manager, trainer, program developer and program director. I am also an affiliate member of Tree of Hope Counseling, offering therapy, consultation and training on a variety of topics. including adoption, parenting, loss and grief, stress-reduction, work-life balance, trauma, and general well-being. Visit National Center on Adoption and Permanency at www.nationalcenteronadoptionandpermanency.com, and Tree of Hope Counseling at www.treeofhopecounselingrochester.com. I am currently offering New York State CEUs for adoption and child welfare trainings through Fostering Change for Children. Visit www.adoptioncenterofupstateny.com or www.fosteringchangeforchildren.com for details.
Self-Development for Mind/Body/Spirit: What moves you? What do you dream of doing or becoming? What gets in the way of those dreams? Through mindfulness, meditation and gentle yoga movement, we will explore ways in which you can increase self-awareness, self-compassion and self-love. More and more evidence is demonstrating the positive effects of a regular mindfulness practice to bring all elements of the self into balance. Private sessions are designed to meet your needs. Let's work together to create a practice to help you attain your dreams of success.
Spiral River: Spiral River provides experiences and practices to inspire awareness and to renew the spark in our soul, to live in harmony, reaching our full potential internally, in our relationships, in the world. Dena, Luna and I invite you to join this evolving path of wholeness and fulfillment as we experiment with movement, meditation, mindfulness and expressive arts. Visit our website: www.spiralriver.net for a full list of offerings.
Divorce and Family Mediation: Divorce does not have to be war. In mediation, the focus is on the preservation of the family and assisting couples in creating new strategies as they transition their relationship and work toward a sound and workable co-parenting arrangement. Through mediation, couples address, negotiate and reach agreements on all the issues involved in a separation or divorce. This includes child custody, child support, a post separation parenting plan, spousal support, and division of assets and liabilities. Once the mediation is completed, an Agreement is crafted to meet the needs of each individual. Mediation provides for a more collaborative, less combative means of ending a marriage and maintaining positive relationships as each begins life anew.
Meditation, Mindfulness and Movement Yoga Classes: Call or email for class information.