My Approach to Helping
Want to stress less, feel connected, and have a better relationship with yourself and others? Are you being affected by the pressure to perform in school? Feeling alone, anxious, or sad? Experiencing lots of change, a difficult transition or just stuck?
Making changes in your life and finding a listening ear to talk through some problems can be scary. It can also be very empowering. Whatever you're going through, you took the steps to land here on GoodTherapy.org to find a someone to work with as you figure out what's going on. This is a solid step on your healing journey. I hope this writing helps you get a better idea of who I am as a holistic therapist and counselor. This way, you can decide if you are interested in working with me. Your path to mental health and wellness is unique and finding a therapist that's a good-fit for you is important.
My approach to therapy is rooted in the belief that you are the expert on your own life, even if you don't think you are. My goal is to provide compassionate, person-centered, and creative therapy that draws on your unique strengths and interests so you can discover you. it's also a place to figure things out. You might want to work on goals, explore what you're thinking, feeling or doing, reduce your stress, feel less pressure or better understand what's going on. You can talk about and explore anything in the safe space that's available here.
I do not hold the key to your healing and wellness, you do. My job is to help you find that key to better health and wellness. Your healing journey towards better mental health wellness is your path to take and I walk besides you on it. Along the way, I provide you with a healing space to talk about everything and anything that comes up.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate here in Connecticut, I serve teenagers (16+ year olds), emerging adults as they move through life’s stressors and transitions. I especially enjoy using expressive techniques in therapy, as sometimes words fall short in describing our feelings or experiences. My passion lies in helping you craft a life you really like and enjoy: one that allows you to feel inspired, fulfilled, and connected. With all of the pressure that comes with being a teenager or young adult, know that there is a soft place for you to land in our healing space at Mind Body Well Therapy, Pllc whether it's in-person in our office and through online teletherapy that protects your privacy.
What's Mind Body Well Therapy, Pllc ? It's the place I work at and where I'm supervised by it's clinical director, Lucrezia Mangione, who is a board certified licensed counselor and neurofeedback brain trainer. We're a boutique, person-focused holistic mental health private practice for holistic therapy & neurofeedback brain training specializing in Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Sensory Processing Sensitivity, & Mindfulness. I would invite you to give us a call to see if we might be a good fit in supporting you.
More Info About My Practice
Read below for special messages to the 16+ year olds, young adults & the highly sensitive young adult or teen:
Are you a highly sensitive teen or young adult?
Do you find yourself experiencing a richness to your emotions that those around you don’t? Can you feel the mood in a room, tuning in to what emotions those around you might be feeling? Are you a highly sensitive person (HSP)? Two out of ten people are highly sensitive. Be listened to without judgement or expectation. It's possible to figure out your best coping skills, strengthen your identity and improve your self-care.
Are you a young adult?
Welcome to the period of metamorphosis. As exciting and eventful as this time of your life can be, it also can bring with it a unique set of challenges. You might be feeling as though you are going through a series of “groundhog days” without clear direction or passion. The monotony of work-from-home or online education can highlight the yarn of thoughts, worries, and stress that might be tangled-up in your head. Being able to process your thoughts and feelings as you figure out this time in your life can also be a chance to explore more about you. It's possible to untangle the yarn and find the thread that leads out of your groundhog maze.
Are you a high school junior or senior?
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Maybe you're finding it difficult to manage the seemingly never-ending demands and expectations like: “You need to get into a good school.” “You need to get good grades.” “You need to volunteer and show some leadership outside of school.” “What types of extracurriculars are you involved in?” “Are you doing well in sports?” “What was your SAT ACT score?” “What are you going to major in?” “Have you filled out your FAFSA?” “What about your college essay?” “Are you seeing anyone?” “Why don’t you ever have any time to hang out?” “Why are you spending so much time doing nothing?”
This pressure can build up. It can make you feel like you’re barely able to keep your head above water. Everyone says these are the best years of your life, so why do you feel so stressed out? Maybe there is too much noise of what you “need to” be doing that you can’t hear your own thoughts about what is actually best for you.
Whether you're 16-years or older, a young adult or highly sensitive teen or young adult . . .
Having a soft place to land to explore your heart, mind and spirit is important. Finding a good-fit holistic therapist and counselor to talk to about your problems is a way to have someone in your corner that's focused on you. Feeling heard and respected can help you figure out what you really want and need.
The future can feel like a shadowy blur. In therapy that's tailored to just you, we work together to help you to de-fog your future. It is possible to see what a good and fulfilling life might be like for you. It is possible to feel hope. Most importantly, we can work to make sure you are feeling good today, in the here and now. When you're worried about planning and thinking for the future, sometimes the most helpful thing to do is to just take a minute and exist in the moment. Discover what being present and feeling better about things that you have control over might be like. Discover more about yourself with the helping hand of a counselor.
You can learn more about me, my work, style and credentials at Mind Body Well Therapy’s website. Focusing on your wellness is the greatest gift you can give yourself. You deserve to feel happiness, confidence, belonging, and peace. I hope to support you on this journey.