Mind and Body Connected was created to address a need for a more holistic approach to wellness as well as to address an increasingly more sedentary lifestyle. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Personal Trainer. I feel that many symptoms that clients experience can be addressed by incorporating therapy, physical activity and nutrition into sessions. Through activities in the personal gym attached to my office, learning strategies to manage symptoms can be fun and engaging. Traditional therapy is also utilized. Together we will set realistic goals to decrease or eliminate medications when possible and exhaust all options before deciding if medications may be necessary. During therapy sessions, clients struggling with depression, anxiety, ADHD, and stress management will learn strategies to manage symptoms. We will set realistic goals with a definitive process on how to help clients reach where they aspire to be.
Studies have shown that "exercise improves mental health by reducing anxiety, depression, and negative mood and improves self-esteem and cognitive function."*
At Mind and Body Connected, we will spend time doing physical movement to work on core, balance and strength as part of our therapy, when indicated. These exercises will all help build self -confidence and self- esteem.
At Mind and Body Connected, the goal is to help you uncover you, or your child's true potential. Although some traditional cognitive therapeutic methods will be utilized, we will also use some non-traditional therapy in the form of physical exercise.
By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will uncover long-standing behavioral patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you or your child back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
Whether you or a family member need extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or are just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working together to achieve your goals!
Please call or email for a therapy consultation today.
*Callaghan P.. Exercise: a neglected intervention in mental health care? J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs. 2004; 11:476-483. [PubMed]