My grandparents met a woman who lost her child while 36 weeks pregnant. As a way to cope with the incredible grief that came after she decided to paint rocks with a message on the back. These rocks are to be placed across the world as a way to make sure the memory lives on. Today I placed one in Krabi, Thailand . We all process grief differently but this is a beautiful way to do so. #rocksforriley #grief #memoriesliveson #astoriastherapist #astoria #LIC #courtsquare #krabi #thailand
Taking a break from patients for some travel and a much needed reboot. Back to nature and feeling grounded. The older I get the more I realize we need to clear our energy. It’s a need not a want. We absorb that stuff especially living in NY. Bring on 2018! #travel #reboot #reset #clearingmyhead #happytherapist #LIC #astoria #astoriastherapist
Ever wonder why the same challenges keep coming up over and over? My mentor in grad school used to say "what we bury stays alive " which is SO true. Eventually we have to look in the mirror. I'll be real, healing isn't easy and it certainly isn't pretty. So if you feel like you are living Groundhog Day with your demons consider making 2018 the year of repair. #healthiswealth #healyourself #repair #astoriastherapist #repeat #LIC #astoria #bringon2018 #yougotthis
Not a day goes by where I don't reach for some of these right here some are for home others for the office but I do my best to keep it holistic and natural when I can. The mint oil on the right treats heartburn and upset stomach as well as headaches and clogged sinuses, lemon for clearer skin,reduces inflammation and detoxing. The others have tons of benefits too and I encourage you to look into using natures tools to heal your life when possible #essentialoils #youngliving #healing #daytodaylife #holistichealth #themoreyouknow #astoria #astoriastherapist #LIC #courtsquare
Examining the link between Childhood Emotional Neglect and Codependency. These issues tend to pop up around the holidays as we prepare to spend time with our families. These types of experiences get wired in as a way of relating and work for awhile, until they don't anymore (usually in your mid-late 20's). Re-wiring these experiences can be done with EMDR. Replace your software #CEN #emotionalneglect #codependency #healthiswealth #emdr #rewireyourbrain #attatchmentissues #astoriastherapist #LIC #courtsquare
Did you guys know that out of all the things I help people overcome my favorite is co-dependency. A lot of my therapist friends even are like "really, are you sure?". To which I respond uhhh YAS. It can be hard to find someone who wants to work with this but I love it. If you have no idea what that is click over to my website and take a look at my "Detachment and Boundaries" page. Overcoming this pattern of relating to others impacts people a lot (daily) and is way more common than people think. Learning to be alone in this process is hard AF but is one of the stages you have to go through to grow. Feel free to reach out if you think you may need help (link in bio) #coda #codependency #attatchment #attatchmenttrauma #chaosandconfusion #boundaries #healing #interpersonalrelationships #healing #astoriastherapist #astoria #LIC #courtsquare
Repost from @leshrc ! They do amazing work for NYC. The opiate epidemic in this country is very much alive. I may be living in a private practice world nowadays but my roots are in chemical dependency treatment. I've worked in several clinics and I'm proud to say all from a harm reduction modality. Narcan (which reverses the impact of an overdose long enough to get medical attention) SAVES lives people! It's not a morality issue it's a fact. If you or a loved one is addicted PLEASE get trained in Narcan administration! It's so easy to learn. #narcan #narcansaveslives #narcantraining #leshrc #astoria #astoriastherapist #harmreductionsaveslives #harmreduction #LIC #courtsquare #casac
The willingness to be vulnerable is SO important. It's where both the pain exists and where the magic happens. We don't get to safeguard ourselves from emotional pain, fear or anxiety. When we try we limit the possibility of also experiencing joy, the unexpected and the gifts of the unknown. Dare to be vulnerable. #vulnerability #vulnerable #enterthefear #LIC #longislandcity #astoriastherapist #astoria #courtsquare
Therapy time! No I didn't move my office I'm in route to my own session. Since graduate school I have committed to my own personal work on myself. I can honestly say I carry no shame in this I feel like it's a part of my routine and just like working out a way to stay healthy.
I believe in the value of connecting with someone who can challenge you and help you grow. It took awhile to find someone who can help me on that journey that never really ends. I know this helps me to be a more conscious person and a better therapist.
Don't let stigma ever get in the way of what makes sense for you! #practicewhatyoupreach #therapy #clearingmyhead #personalgrowth #effstigma #dowhatmakesyouhappy #astoria #astoriastherapist #LIC #courtsquare
Hopping on the Brene Brown wagon guys because this woman is LEGIT
Just listened to a podcast and I am floored.
If you struggle with being vulnerable,having courage or tackling your shame visit her website and see if any of her books speak to you! #brenebrown #brenebrownquotes #joy #vulnerability #fear #healing #astoriastherapist #astoria #LIC #courtsquare
Truth It's not the company, your boss or anyone else's responsibility to avoid /heal from burnout except your own. Truth be told most places don't care. In a city like NY it's easy to keep going until you pass out. #selflove #selfcare #astoria #astoriastherapist #LIC #courtsquare #healthiswealth #burnout
I really believe in smudging and do it daily in my office and as often as I need at home. Each patient deserves a clear room with positive energy for their session. It's not mentioned here but there also smudging spray too that smells lovely and it quick and easy in case you can't burn anything. I wish I knew about the spray when I was working corporate. Regardless of your environment you have options to clear space. Try it out if you haven't already #smudging #smudgespray #clearingmyspace #clearingmyhead #healthiswealth #astoriastherapist #astoria #LIC #courtsquare
A strong body and a strong mind are so closely connected. Since my injury 9 months ago hitting the gym was difficult but I managed. 6 months ago I had to stop completely. Little did I know this journey would take the better part of a year to recover. I've gone from injections, PT, surgery, crutches you name it all learning to walk again so I can eventually run again. This came with mental challenges too. I couldn't run out my stress and had to find new ways of coping. The universe didn't seem to care that I had enough on my plate with being my first year as a full on entrepreneur. Sometimes that's how life's challenges present themselves, all at once. Today I walked into the gym the same way I did 6months ago and reclaimed a lost part of myself I have been missing. As you strengthen your body you will strengthen your mind and vice versa. If the universe fills your plate to the max be kind to yourself but don't give up. It gets easier and you get stronger #healthiswealth #astoria #LIC #courtsquare #astoriastherapist #recoveryjourney #mindbody #mindbodywellness
You guys, my experience with Dan Siegel at OMEGA was AMAZING! Im still coming down from an inspired learning high. I'm posting this because his wheel of awareness meditation is a great tool and resource (it's also free). I will post the YouTube link in my bio and please check it out. I could totally nerd out and explain the science etc. but pretty much he has found a way to help people get comfortable going into the unknown of experience and has proven it strengthens your brain. Long gone are the days that we believe that we are a product of our genes and we have no control at all. If you are interested in epigenetics check out his work or even Bruce Lipton. Both have been featured on tons of free podcasts and I encourage you to listen in. #mindblown #traumainformed #neverstoplearning #healthiswealth #ptsdawareness #astoriastherapist #astoria #LIC #courtsquare #drdansiegel #wheelofawareness #meditation #healing #epigenetics
I've always looked for more holistic ways of healing and I try to keep an open mind at all times. Just started reading Medical Medium and I'm looking forward to see what it has to say about PTSD. Stay open minded and never stop learning #astoriastherapist #astoria #LIC #courtsquare #queens #nyc #traumainformed #traumainformedtherapist #ptsd #ptsdawareness #neverstoplearning #medicalmedium #healthiswealth #healing
There's a lot of emotional energy in the air right now-can you feel it? (I can). Days like these are when I remember my Mark Nepo daily reader and I swear guys his excerpts always feel like they are hitting home. Here's today's entry! #marknepo #marknepowisdom #astoria #courtsquare #astoriastherapist #perspectiveshift
As many of you know I've been recovering from hip surgery and today I got to walk on my own again! The last two months while learning to walk again was an unexpected trip into my psyche. I learned it's ok to be dependent on others at times in our life and that your support system is crucial. Any physical limitation or ailment is coupled with a mental/emotional one. As someone who is always looking for the lesson in things I am aware of how much more prepared I am to work with people with medical issues and medical based anxiety.
We grow through what we go through
#courtsquare #astoriastherapist #astoria #woundedhealer #perspective