Practitioners Archive

Kristin Fulmer, MS, NCC, LPC, NTP

KristinFuller-300x420Kristin Fulmer is a PA Licensed Professional Counselor, a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner.

She has a B.S. in Health Education from University of Maryland and a M.S. in School Counseling from Gwynedd Mercy College with a post-graduate certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Arcadia University. She is also a Pennsylvania certified teacher in Health Education and School Counseling. Additionally, Kristin works as a Counselor and Assistant Professor at Montgomery County Community College.

I am on a mission to relieve the epidemic of emotional, physical and behavioral distress by addressing underlying systemic biochemical and physiological imbalances. Recognizing that physical health impacts emotional and mental health, I design integrative therapeutic interventions to improve my client’s emotional and physical well-being.

Correcting nutritional deficiencies, eliminating aggravating allergens or distressing environmental chemicals enables the body-mind to self-correct imbalances.

As a counselor and nutritional therapist, I value the needs of the whole person, acknowledging the bio-individuality of my clients, respecting their unique life experiences and concerns, and their individual emotional and physical needs. I believe that our bodies have an innate desire and ability towards homeostasis and self-healing. Providing the whole self with emotional and nutritional support enables rebalancing, self-healing, and ultimate wellness.”

Children, Adolescents, and Adult Counseling

Kristin utilizes an integrative and functional whole person, mind-body approach to counseling using a combination of therapeutic strategies including nutritional therapy, cognitive behavioral techniques, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, humanistic, and solution-focused interventions. Her client-centered focus to wellness engages her client’s strengths to overcome obstacles and enhance emotional and physical wellness.

Kristin works with children, adolescents, adults and families with; Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Stress, Fatigue, Concentration and Behavior Concerns, OCD, Weight Management, Self-esteem, Autism, Insomnia, and Life Skills.

Individual Counseling

Individual counseling sessions focus on utilizing a combination of holistic therapeutic interventions including a nutritionally dense whole foods approach to improve overall emotional and physical health.

Family Counseling

Recognizing that lifestyle and nutritional changes can impact the whole family and be individually difficult without family support, individuals often find it helpful to schedule appointments for all family members.

A Whole Person, Mind-Body Approach

Together we will analyze the puzzle pieces to determine how your physical health may be influencing emotional health. A systemic biological imbalance may be the origin of your depression, anxiety, anger, fatigue, brain fog, ADHD, lack of focus, etc., etc., etc… All symptoms of a body out of balance.

What effects the body influences the mind and what influences the mind effects the body – address the whole person systemically, get to the source of the problem, and all areas of health improve. Change occurs quickly for some and more slowly for others.

Together we will monitor your comfort level and motivation towards change, healing, and health. My goal is to make sure you are comfortable yet challenged towards gaining greater health, harmony, and happiness.

Functional Nutritional Therapy

The Food-Mood Connection

Our bodies have an innate intelligence towards healing and health, sending us positive and negative messages all the time. If there is a systemic biological problem – a potential nutritional deficiency, allergy, infection, or chemical overload, we may experience this as a physical, emotional, mental, or behavioral discomfort.

It’s our body trying to tell us something – basically we are out of balance.

My primary goal of using nutritional therapy with clients is to re-gain balance in the body by addressing nutrient deficiencies and foundational dysfunctions. My objective is to treat the unique emotional and nutritional requirements of the individual specific to her or his biological, cultural, environmental, and familial heritage.

Healthy Body = Healthy Brain = Happy Self!!

Group Counseling and Workshops

Workshops can be a great resource for enhanced education on the food-mood connection and the benefits of nutritional therapy.

Please check the Resiliency Center calendar for upcoming groups and workshops:

The Food-Mood Connection

A series of educational workshops discussing the connection between diet and our emotional and behavioral health.

Happy Gut – Happy Brain

A series of educational workshops highlighting the effects of gut health, microbiome, and inflammation on the emotional and behavioral health.

Let’s Eat!

A series of workshops on the practical applications and techniques for properly preparing and cooking nutritionally dense, whole foods.

GAPS Support Group

A free support group for people actively engaging in the different phases of the GAPS diet or people interested in learning more about GAPS.

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Lisa Grant-Feeley, MS, LPC

Lisa-CHF_0810A Licensed Professional Counselor, Lisa Grant-Feeley provides individual, family and couples counseling.

Her graduate program – and experience since then – focuses on children and adolescents, and she always considers the family structure as integral in her work. As the parent of three strong-willed adult children, she is aware of the joy and challenges that come with raising family.

Lisa provides compassionate support in a space free of judgment to help individuals thrive, and couples and families develop healthy, positive interactions.

Therapy for Children

Lisa understands that play is the language children and young adolescents use to best communicate their thoughts and feelings, and as a Licensed Professional Counselor, she utilizes creative and play therapy techniques in order to help her clients feel most comfortable. Lisa works to create a safe space in which her clients can relay distressing experiences openly, actively listening to the needs of each client and working with a targeted plan of action in order to reach a solution.

Explosive Behavior

For children who display explosive behaviors, Lisa works on collaborative problem solving with both the parents and the client to support the development of important skills, such a flexibility, problem solving, emotional regulation, frustration tolerance and social functioning. As children with explosive behavior are often lacking in one or more of these shills, Lisa helps guide them through these practices so when they are faced with a situation that they were once not equipped to manage; they have the skills needed for a more expected response.

ADHD

For children with ADHD or ADHD symptoms, Lisa supports the child and family in understanding these behaviors and learning strategies to manage them proactively.

Therapy for Teens

Lisa has found that with the flood of exposure in social media, many teens have developed a highly self-critical voice that reduces the ability for high self-esteem. This along with the increased level of competitiveness in academics, sports and extra-curricular activities, can often lead to feelings of anxiety and depression.

Learning Self-Compassion

Learning self-compassion can aid in creating a kinder internal voice. Lisa works with clients to help them find this voice, through identifying and exploring each individual’s strengths and empowering self-acceptance. This serves to reduce the stressful, and at times, all-encompassing feelings of self-doubt.

Therapy for Adults

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

In addition to her focus on strengths and collaborative problem solving, Lisa also utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. CBT focuses on how we think and what we believe and then helps us gain insight into the impact our thoughts and beliefs have on our feelings and behaviors.

By exploring the way in which our past has helped shape our beliefs and attitudes, new, more constructive patterns of thoughts and behaviors can be learned.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is often practiced in session and used to support the work of CBT to increase the ability to be present in the moment. This helps to create the internal space needed for all change in thoughts and behavior to occur.

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Heather Hill, MSS, LCSW

fullsizeoutput_4cfdHeather Hill is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Pennsylvania.

She earned a Bachelors Degree in Economics from Bucknell University and a Masters in Social Work from Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.

She has been working with children, adolescents and adults for over 10 years helping them to address a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, parenting and life transitions. She incorporates mindfulness, cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, and family systems theories in her approach to clinical work. She is trauma informed, humanistic and holistic in orientation.

Adolescents

Adolescence is a time of great change and many teenagers feel vulnerable and confused. The developmental task of identity formation prompts them to ask themselves the big questions: Who am I? What do I want to be? How do I manage my overwhelming emotions? Heather provides an environment of warmth, acceptance, and safety for teenagers to explore these questions. Heather has extensive experience with a diverse population of teenagers, including LGBTQ and teenagers on the autistic spectrum.

Anxiety and depression

Anxiety and depression are negative mood states that rob a person’s sense of vitality, mission and engagement in life. Using cognitive and mindfulness approaches, Heather works with clients to reveal patterns of thinking and behaving that contribute to anxiety and depression. She is particularly interested in helping clients overcome social isolation and to feel connected to a broader community and sense of meaning.

Parenting

The pressures of parenting in our modern world can be overwhelming to even the most equipped parent. Heather is interested in helping parents manage the work/life balance and social media influences that challenge traditional parenting wisdom. Heather wants to especially support parents who have children with ADHD and parents of multiples.

The picturesque Fort Washington State Park is just steps from The Resiliency Center.

The picturesque Fort Washington State Park is just steps from The Resiliency Center.

Ecotherapy

Ecotherapy is an emerging field that has shown to be helpful in relieving symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress and ADHD. Heather completed a certificate in Ecotherapy from the Earthbody Institute and is working on incorporating Ecotherapy techniques into her practice. Ecotherapy envelops a wide variety of activities that help clients to awaken and/or deepen a connection to nature for the purposes of healing and growth. Heather is as likely to work outdoors as well as indoors with clients around these practices.

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Tracie Nichols, MA, IAC, CDF

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Tracie Nichols is a Career and Personal Leadership Coach.

I am a career and leadership coach dedicated to helping people who feel challenged by traditional work environments create meaningful careers they enjoy. Like the people I coach, I’m highly sensitive, introverted, and a Renaissance Soul (also called multipotentialed, scanners, or multipassionate).

One in every five of us has the trait of high sensitivity, and one in every eight to ten of us is multipotentialed.

A few of our gifts…

  • learn rapidly
  • process information deeply
  • innovative thinkers
  • very empathetic

Making us…

  • excellent collaborative leaders
  • innovative problem solvers
  • conscientious team members
  • good at being self-employed or entrepreneurs

These traits can bring some unique challenges, though, especially when navigating a career transition, crafting a long-range career strategy, or even thriving in our current work environments. Challenges that can erode confidence and lead to being underemployed, or unhappily employed.

I get the career challenges of being sensitive or multipotentialed.

I know how it feels when managers tell you you’re too sensitive, or when co-workers misinterpret your quiet, thoughtful style as aloofness. I get how hard it is to stay confident while friends keep asking when you’re going to pick one job and stick with it, or wonder if you’re ever going to figure out what you want to do when you grow up.

I understand how scary it feels to submit resumes and participate in interviews when your job history is full of frequent changes because the work got boring or the environment became intolerable. (too cold, too loud, too mean, too competitive, too dishonest…)

The experience I bring to our coaching relationship

In our sessions, I bring together practical career strategy skills and a compassionate, holistic approach so we’re supporting all aspects of you that might be effected by the changes you’re making.

My foundation includes:

  • Certification in Career Development Facilitation
  • Master’s degree in Transformative Learning and Change with an emphasis on Human and Organizational Transformation.
  • Skilled in a form of non-violent communication called Dialog as Spiritual Practice
  • Integrative Aromatherapy Certification
  • Training in several holistic wellness modalities including massage therapy and energy therapies. I no longer actively practice any hands-on therapies, but knowing how life change can stress our bodies helps me share truly effective resiliency practices with you.

So far my career has spanned everything from working in a corporate setting, to working in academic and nonprofit jobs, to spending the past seven years using a holistic coaching approach to help women find clarity and resilience in their lives.

Career Coaching with me will help you…

  • Identify values, personal goals and recurring themes and understand the key role they play for people who are sensitive and multipotentialed.
  • Discover your transferrable skills – those bits of experience that make you valuable in many different jobs
  • See the breadth and depth of your body of work (even if you haven’t had many jobs) building confidence and expanding career possibilities.
  • Develop a realistic career strategy based on your values, goals, skills, themes and existing body of work.
  • Build a toolbox of resiliency practices so you can persist during challenging times.

To help you create your meaningful, enjoyable career, I offer…

Individual Career Coaching

For when you know you need to make a change but aren’t sure how or when to do it

Career Strategy Sessions

For when you know career change is coming and you would like help, skilled guidance, someone on your side to make the transition one that improves your working life. Also for people at any point of career development ready to become intentional about understanding their unique genius and mapping their career trajectory.

Classes and Support Groups

On a variety of Highly Sensitive Person, Renaissance Soul career-related topics

Newsletter

Bi-weekly resources and encouragement

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Catherine McLaughlin, MA, NCC, LPC

catherinemclaughlinCatherine is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Secondary School Counselor.

Catherine offers individual and group therapy to adolescents/teens and young adults ages 13 to 25 and parents, and has a special interest in girl’s/women’s issues, mothering, and mindfulness. She also offers specialized services to educational institutions.

Catherine earned a Masters Degree in Education and Human Development – School Counseling from The George Washington University in Washington, DC, and completed a post-masters course of study at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA.

A Holistic Approach

Catherine is an integrative clinician, which means that she takes multiple approaches to the therapy. You will work together to address your most pressing concerns first, using strategies to enable you to have some relief from your symptoms. As symptoms improve, emotions are uncovered and acknowledged. Above all, Catherine is interested in developing the relationship, which provides a safe place to explore your concerns together in a respectful and collaborative way.

More specifically, Catherine’s theoretical orientation includes strengths-based, family-systems, and psychodynamic theories. She will use holistic, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness approaches to guide the therapeutic process. While Catherine’s orientation is her guide, therapy is specifically tailored to the person who is sitting in front of her, and will look different for each individual or group.

Adolescents and Teens

Adolescence can be an exciting but scary time for parents and teens. Teens so often feel invisible and powerless, just as they are developing their identities and sense of self. It is a stage of rapid-fire development, stress, and changes. Thus, sometimes symptoms of anxiety, panic attacks, and depression may emerge. Catherine’s work with teens encourages them to feel heard and understood, while working together to figure things out.

Older Adolescents, Young Adults & Millennials

Leaving the family “nest” is a big milestone for adolescents in this age group. It is an exciting time, but can be overwhelming as teens solidify their own identity separate from their family of origin.

Graduating from high school, leaving home, graduating from college, finding a job — many major life transitions happen between the ages of 18 and 25. It is not uncommon to struggle through what may be exciting and stressful times.

Catherine’s work with older adolescents and Millennials focuses on their identity development and making sense of themselves in their world.

Mothers

Today’s mothers, more than moms of any other generation, are wondering why they feel like they’re never doing enough. Shuttling children to activities and playdates, planning “perfect” birthday parties, staying on top of trendy kid’s clothes, deciphering the latest parenting advice — the media’s ideas of mothering very easily causes moms to lose their personal and professional identities.

You can easily become immersed in your role as a mother and forget about yourself. It can be confusing to figure out how something as joyous as having a baby and a family can so often make you feel stressed, lonely, and stuck, which can sometimes lead to feeling symptoms of depression and/or anxiety.

Catherine’s work with moms encourages women to listen to their inner voice and reconnect with themselves to be the women they already are.

Parents

It is often said that parenting is the hardest, but the most rewarding, job on earth.

There are days when it seems like the parenting evolves naturally and the family system grows and changes together. Then, there are days when it seems like everyone is on a different page and not communicating at all.Parenting advice comes flying from all different directions — it can be overwhelming to decide which book to read, method to use, voice to listen to.

Catherine’s work with parents and families helps unpack what’s causing the confusion and get back on track.

Therapeutic Support Groups

Catherine facilitates various therapeutic groups throughout the year. Working in a group can help to normalize concerns while providing a safe space for sharing thoughts and fears. Therapeutic growth can often happen more quickly as a result. Please check the calendar for her upcoming groups:

  • Mindfulness for Teens
  • Adolescent Girls
  • From High School to College
  • College Students

Secondary Schools

As a Pennsylvania-certified Secondary School Counselor, Catherine knows how hard it can be for one counselor to meet the needs of their entire caseload. She offers specialized services to educational institutions, such as:

  • Student Assistance Program support
  • Individual Counseling within the school setting
  • Group Counseling within the school setting
  • Personalized lesson plans that connect with the ASCA National Model and PA Educational Guidelines
  • School Counseling program design and support

 

Therapy with Catherine can help with the following concerns:

Anxiety ~ Depression ~ Panic Attacks ~ Grief & Loss ~ Trauma ~ Behavior ~ Anger ~ Perfectionism ~ Self-Esteem ~ Conflict ~ Relationship Concerns ~ Academic Performance ~ Loneliness ~ Lack of Motivation ~ Shame & Guilt ~ Transitions ~ Parenting

 

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Karen Steinbrecher

KarenSteinbrecherKaren Steinbrecher teaches Qi Gong classes.

As a certified Senior Fitness instructor for 23 years and a QiGong  practitioner for the last 15 years, Karen is able to personalize her QiGong sessions for her clients.

About Qi Gong

Qi Gong is a 5000 year old practice. Qi Gong consists of slow, meditative, separate standing exercises used for overall wellbeing and promoting a healthy flow of Qi [Chi – energy] throughout the body. Qi Gong is a form of self-care that is central to Chinese medicine by teaching you to integrate slow-flowing physical movements and breathing to counteract the stress and strain of daily life, to restore the body and the mind, and to improve health by strengthening the immune system.

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Dean Solon

Meditation Group Leader

Dean Solon

Dean Solon

Dean began to meditate during the winter of 1970-1971 after a series of experiences—external and internal—had led him to question the assumptions underlying his life.  Since that time, he has continued with a meditation practice, sitting twice a day, every day.

He has studied many of the world wisdom traditions, with particular emphasis on the teachings of the Buddha and Jesus, and in the shamanic and Sufi traditions. For the past four years he has been leading a weekly meditation group.

For more than 32 years he worked for the Social Security Administration, meeting with clients who were applying for and receiving SSI benefits (the needs-based program administered by the agency).

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Tracey A. Smith, M.Ed., CTRS

Recreational Therapy and Behavioral Health

Tracey is a nationally certified Recreational Therapist, through the National Council of Therapeutic Recreation, certified since 1983. Tracey has extensive experience in the behavioral health field specializing in Adjunctive Therapies and Program Development. She creatively uses Recreational Therapy to encourage resiliency and healing for participants.  Her mission is to promote Wellness and the “Playful Spirit” for individuals, families, and communities to help manage and maintain a stress-less lifestyle.

Wellness Education and Healing

Tracey is committed to promoting emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual health and empowering participants to experience greater well-being and actively engage in creating positive lifestyle changes. She also enjoys assisting participants in the healing process using techniques that encourage self-care, personal responsibility and resiliency.

Creative Programs that Get Everyone Engaged

Tracey has provided workshops and trainings for various populations including women, adolescents, teen parents, elementary school students, adjudicated/at risk youth and participants with recovery challenges. She enjoys designing an atmosphere where participants can feel safe to explore their own personal challenges, issues of self-care and lifestyle management, while learning alternative ways of healing.

Tracey’s workshops of special interest include:

  • wellness education
  • self-esteem
  • stress/anger management
  • resiliency
  • relationships
  • trauma, and
  • spiritual growth.

Utilizing the creative arts, her workshops are interactive and experiential addressing individual strengths and developmental assets to enhance awareness of positive choices. Her interactive and holistic approach to program leadership enables her to engage even the most resistant participant.

Restorative Practices

The programs Tracey facilitates integrate Restorative Practices, a positive communication style at the center of the conflict transformation model. She is committed to assisting in the creation of peaceable communities. As President of Wellness Wrks LLC & Associates, Tracey assures that her organization provides workshops that introduce participants into the healing arts such asReiki, Music for relaxation, Meditation, Aromatherapy, Tai Chi Kung, Visual Arts, Yoga, and Dance/Movement.

Clinical Experience

Tracey has provided consultation and professional staff development for hospitals, nursing homes, community-based, state, and non-profit agencies. Tracey’s clinical experience includes employment for ten years at Temple University Hospital, Department of Behavioral Health as Coordinator of Adjunctive Therapies, Director of Therapeutic Programs, and Director of Partial Hospitalization program. She has provided clinical supervision and department management for various disciplines and students, fulfilling the expectations of a teaching hospital, and served non-profit, municipal, government and private agencies in self-care and peaceable communities.

Certification and Professional Affiliations

Certified by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC).

NCTRC is a charter member organization of the National Organization for Competency Assurance (NOCA). NCTRC is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying agencies (NCCA), National Recreation & Parks Association (NRPA). Additional memberships and professional associations include:

  • Ethnic Minority Society Membership
  • The American Therapeutic Recreation association (ATRA)
  • The Institute for Restorative Practices and Institute for Family Professionals
  • The African American Holistic Healers Association

Programs at The Resiliency Center

Tracey has facilitated several different group workshops at The Resiliency Center and is always looking for new ideas for how to bring wellness and recreational therapy benefits to the community. Workshops led have included Women and Wellness, Teen Wellness Leadership, and Wellness for Women of Color.

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Rachel Kobin

RachelKobinCreative Writing with the Philadelphia Writers Workshop

As the director of the Philadelphia Writers Workshop, Rachel Kobin currently offers two creative writing workshops in the greater Philadelphia region. Rachel uses the Amherst Writers & Artists™ method to create a supportive, collaborative setting for writers of all backgrounds. The workshop allows beginners to explore their unique voice, and provides experienced writers a forum where they can further develop their craft.

Rachel received her training in the Amherst Writers & Artists™ method with Alison Hicks. Alison Hicks is the founder and director of the Greater Philadelphia Wordshop Studio. Previously, Rachel was a member of the Havertown location workshop for eight years.

Career in Writing, Film and Television Production

Rachel Kobin has been a writer ever since she adapted Louise Fitzhugh’s book, Harriet the Spy, into a play for her third grade classmates to perform. Later, as part of her early career in film and television, she worked for the producer of the movie at Viacom.

Rachel’s experience as a professional writer and editor includes:

  • Critiquing screenplays
      • For filmmaker Jonathan Demme, Director of Silence of the Lambs, and Philadelphia
  • Editing of short stories, novels, non-fiction, and technical writing
  • Writing corporate communications, marketing communications, and advertising

Most of the time Rachel focuses on running workshops and advising private editing clients as they develop their manuscripts. With the help of her manuscript workshop writers, she makes time to write a TV pilot for a satirical series featuring dynamic roles for actresses ranging in age from 20 to 70.

Rachel finds helping writers navigate through the adventure of creating exhilarating. She is thrilled by long-time workshop participant Eric Bell’s recent success at finding an agent to represent him and his novel, Alan Kim is Not a Coward.

N.B. Although she is sensitive to emotional issues, and while writing can be therapeutic, Rachel Kobin has no official training or licensing as a therapist. Writing workshops can be a great compliment to therapy, but should never substitute for professional psychiatric or psychological care.

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John Muraco ATR RYT

JohnMuracoArt Therapy, Herbalism, Holistic Health Coaching

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.  – Aristotle

Renewed connectedness to others… Recharged powers of self expression… And a clarified pursuit of personal goals: All these forms of wellbeing are within reach for every individual, no matter what challenging life events seem to be blocking the way.  People have their own unique inner resources that can help them heal and re-embrace their lives.

Background

Since 2000 John has studied many approaches to enhancing creative expression and wellness, and to achieving self-expression, stress reduction, and the restoration of personal power.  These practices have included the visual and performing arts, and holistic health and Lifestyle coaching to promote physical and emotional health.  John received his Masters in Art Therapy at the School of Visual Arts where he gained valuable experience using art in hospitals, with male and female veterans, amputees, and people living with cancer, dementia, and other challenging diagnoses.

JohnMuraco-drummingHe found that that art therapy provided a critical space for relaxing, and an expressive outlet for physical pain and deep emotions that were nearly impossible to put into words.  His professional experience has included work with children and adolescents wrestling with traumatic circumstances. The power of creative expression, movement, and free choice prove to be instrumental in supporting young people in moving forward.  In addition to continuing his focus on adolescents and those with medical conditions, John has expanded his focus to include bringing the benefits of expressive therapy and relaxation methods to veterans and uniformed service professionals.

Credentials

  • Masters of Professional Studies – Art Therapy
  • ATR – Registered Art Therapist
  • 200 Hour Yoga Teaching Certification – Prana Yoga
  • RYT – Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance
  • Bachelors of Science – Art Education
  • Herbal Wellness Coach and Lifestyle Consultant

Art and Expressive Therapies

The best thing about art therapy is that it does not require artistic talent.  Also, if you enjoy art-making of any kind, or want to learn some new techniques, art therapy could be a supportive outlet for you.  Art therapy is a combination of using creative and visual expression and psychotherapy to allow people to express feelings and life experiences.

Serving youth ages 8-19 and young adults 20-35.

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John Muraco’s office

John creates a safe space where individuals can choose from various media that may include:

  • drawing
  • clay and simple sculpture
  • photography
  • writing
  • music
  • collage
  • water color
  • journaling

Those who have difficulty putting words to feelings can thrive in an art therapy setting.  Further, it can promote deeper self-understanding, and give back control within your life.  You may also explore ways to reduce stress within your life that could include simple exercise, breathing techniques, and other coping mechanisms.

Art therapy can support feelings and difficulties associated with:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • grief and loss
  • difficulties at school
  • low self-esteem
  • traumatic medical events and illness (amputation, cancer, pain, medically associated PTSD)
  • uniformed service professionals and post-deployment difficulties
  • difficult and challenging life events

Art therapy can be helpful for those with a desire to find creative alternatives for self-expression and self-understanding.

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If you are looking for beneficial and creative ways to rebuild your health and learn supportive wellness strategies, health counseling might be for you.  John works collaboratively with each person to formulate a customized health plan that meets your needs.

Often in the wake of difficult life events, people report feeling uninspired, tired, numb, and stressed out.  These feelings, or lack of feeling, can block you from accessing personal potential, and may cause disconnect in the ability to make clear life choices. We will begin to explore simple ways in which food can support health, introducing teas and other herbal blends for emotional support and improved immune system functioning, and discuss daily wellness routines that can reduce stress bring greater vitality.

Possible topics to be addressed:

  • learning the art of tea making and specific blends to meet your health needs
  • the healing benefits of essential oils
  • A deeper understanding of personal wellness and seasonal health
  • various forms of herbal remedies to meet the needs of your lifestyle – all crafted by a clinical herbalist using the highest quality organic ingredients
  • food education, and how food and nutrition can be used to support your immune system
  • flower essences to support you through transition, and aid in stress reduction
  • simple ‘do anywhere’ exercises to promote health, vitality and relaxation
  • Yoga postures and breathing techniques for strength and stress reduction
  • Expressive outlets that will support your personal self-expression
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