Ages of Focus: Children, Teens, Adults, and Families
“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious life. But for children, play is serious learning and self awareness” — Fred Rogers.
My areas of specialty include working with trauma/attachment with EMDR, sexual abuse, gifted capabilities, PTSD, anxiety/depression, ADHD, parent-child conflict, Mother/teen conflict, school related issues, and adults seeking healing from childhood traumas.
Laurie Stempien, LCSW, RPT, EMDR Trained
" I have discovered , just as my teachers always told me, that we already have what we need. The wisdom, the strength, the confidence, the awakened heart and mind are always accessible, here, now, always. We are just uncovering them. We are rediscovering them. We're not inventing them from somewhere else. They're here." - Pema Chodron ~
My areas of specialty include working with anxiety, ADHD, challenging behaviors, depression, self- harm, trauma and healing, and mindfulness.
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My areas of speciality are mood disorders, anxiety/depression, high functioning autism, relationship trauma/domestic violence, Bipolar disorder, family conflict, and social anxiety.
Maribel Hernandez, LPC-Associate, NCC (Bilingual)
“What we see changes what we know. What we know changes what we see.”
My areas of interest include anxiety and depression, behavioral challenges, stress, self-esteem, attachment, life transitions, trauma, mindfulness, and bilingual counseling.
"Nothing is impossible. The word itself says 'I'm possible.'" Audrey Hepburn
"The true testament of strength is having the COURAGE to heal, not in how much pain one can endure."
"“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending." ~C.S Lewis
My areas of specialty include working with anxiety/depression, complex trauma and PTSD, addiction, LGBTQ+ populations, EMDR and Internal Family Systems work, childhood healing of inner parts, and any life transitions.
“Even here there is room for new chapters to be written. There is room for new stories to be told. For you have known what it means to go through fire, and you will also know what it means to come forth as gold.” - Morgan Harper Nichols
My areas of interest include complex trauma, neglect, abuse, social and/or educational difficulties, PTSD, behavioral issues, and parental divorce. Additional areas of interests include working with infants, toddlers, and families experiencing difficulties with healthy attachment and/or have been involved with the foster care system.
“The world gives you so much pain and here you are making gold out of it
There is nothing purer than that" – Rupi Kaur
My areas of interest include complex trauma, neglect, sexual abuse, PTSD, domestic violence, anxiety and depression, and grief/loss . Additional areas of interest include bilingual counseling and attachment.