YOGA IS a therapeutic intervention.

As an ancient science, yoga is widely known for it's benefits that help people feel more balanced, experience a better quality of life, and promotes mind/body/spirit wellness. 

Today, yoga is accepted by medical and mental health communities as an evidence-based therapy that can help: 

  • Calm the Nervous System

  • Improve Concentration and Lead to Mental Clarity

  • Integrate Mind & Body for more Emotional Control

  • Find Purpose and Deeper Meaning in Life

  • Be More Present for Better Relationship with Self & Other

When Yoga is skillfully applied as a therapeutic intervention in individual and group therapy, clients can experience a reduction in mental health symptoms and other conditions, such as:

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  • Stress and Anxiety

  • Depression and Fatigue

  • Addictions and Cravings

  • Compulsive Behaviors

  • Obsessive Thoughts

  • Low Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence

  • Lack of Motivation and Direction

  • Chronic Pain

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Private Therapeutic Yoga Sessions are offered:

  • for clients who prefer one-to-one sessions instead of groups

  • for clients who like to combine both private and group sessions

  • for clients with social anxieties that make it difficult to participate in groups

  • included as a part of clients' Personal Inner Renovations Project

Group Therapeutic Yoga is evidence-based to reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, and other conditions. In addition to learning how to connect with your breathing to gain more control over emotions and mind, clients experience the physical release of tension through gently stretching and low-impact yoga techniques that can be practiced anytime, anywhere.

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  • chair yoga is a low impact, non-intimidating form of yoga

  • not your gym yoga or standard class

  • structured around mental health needs

  • no mat or special equipment needed

  • friendly environment where we learn skills & breathe together

  • sign-up and approval for participation in small group

  • no judgment in a safe environment weekly


Group Therapy is an opportunity to connect with others in a non-judgmental and safe environment. It is a support system in which you can express yourself, talk about problems, share accomplishments, and confirm that you are not alone. Being a group member is like being a part of a family that is focused on healing and recovery, as together you:

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  • Develop and Practice Skills to Regulate Emotions

  • Learn to Prevent Emotional, Psychological and Chemical Relapse

  • Be More Comfortable Communicating in Social Settings

  • Trust Yourself and Others More

  • Practice Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Techniques

  • Have a Weekly Safe Space to Express Yourself Freely & Feel Understood


Seeking Safety is a Best-Practice Program for Group Therapy developed by Lisa M. Najavits initially used for clients experiencing the constellation of symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and also for those seeking to change addiction behaviors. It has also been effective as a group method for people with other conditions, and can benefit anyone who is Seeking to experience more of a sense of Safety in your own life, and security in who you are.


  • Introduction to Safety & Safe Coping Skills

  • After Trauma & Stress: Taking Back Your Power

  • Detaching from Emotional Pain (Grounding)

  • When Negative Behaviors Control You

  • Asking for Help

  • Taking Good Care of Yourself

  • Compassion

  • Red and Green Flags

  • Honesty

  • Wellness Thinking

  • Integrating the Split Self

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  • Motivation and Commitment

  • Creating Meaning

  • Community Resources

  • Setting Boundaries in Relationships

  • Self-Discovery & Goal Exploration

  • Getting Others to Support You

  • Coping with Triggers

  • Respecting Your Time

  • Healthy Relationships, Healthy You

  • Self-Nurturing & Self-Care

  • Healing from Anger & Other Negative Emotions

  • Life Choices Review

DBT Skills Training Group

In Individual Therapy, I work from a Cognitive-Behavioral framework with a specialization in Dialectical Behavior methods, providing Skills Training.  This involves helping individuals develop skills to reduce stress and anxiety, manage strong emotions and symptoms of depression, increase self-esteem and confidence, and coping skills to improve thoughts and feelings to ultimately improve behaviors.  

These same methods are used in a group setting, with the addition of clients interacting within a supportive group to discuss the topic of the week, share feelings, and feel understood.  This model helps clients build a toolbox of skills and focuses on 4 main components:

  • Distress Tolerance

  • Interpersonal Effectiveness

  • Core Mindfulness

  • Emotion Regulation

ABOUT Dialectical behavior therapy

"Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioral treatment developed by Marsha Linehan, PhD, ABPP. It emphasizes individual psychotherapy and group skills training classes to help people learn and use new skills and strategies to develop a life that they experience as worth living. DBT skills include skills for mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness.  DBT was originally developed to treat chronically suicidal individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD). It is now recognized as the gold standard psychological treatment for this population. In addition, research has shown that it is effective in treating a wide range of other disorders such as substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and eating disorders."  ~From 



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