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Interstitial Cystitis/Pelvic Pain Support Group

When: Second Wednesday of the month, 7:30 – 9:00 pm and periodic weekend meetings (TBA)

Group Facilitator: Kathleen Krol, LCSW, RPT-S, Individual and Family Therapist

Cost: Contact Kathleen for information.

Ongoing monthly support and psycho-educational group providing an opportunity to connect with others with Interstitial Cystitis and/or Pelvic Pain symptoms. Share experiences, coping strategies and resources while learning to take care of yourself. Speakers presenting on topics related to Interstitial Cystitis and Pelvic Pain conditions are offered throughout the year.

RSVP: Email Kathleen at kasiakrol@aol.com with “support group” in the subject line for information and registration. You may also request to be added to a group email list for future meetings and topics.

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EMDR

EMDR stands for “Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.” This counseling modality integrates elements of many effective therapy approaches—including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, experiential, and body-centered therapies—into structured protocols designed to maximize treatment success (see www.emdr.com for more information).

During EMDR, clients focus on past, present, and future experiences while simultaneously focusing on external, bilateral stimulation (such as eye movements, sensory tappers, alternating sounds on earphones). Through this dual focus of attention and the entire protocol, people are able to process through upsetting memories and experiences that remain “stuck” and continue to create current-day emotional reactions despite previous counseling work.

EMDR is especially powerful in helping people alleviate symptoms of anxiety and in helping people who have experienced trauma (childhood abuse, witnessing violence and death, car accident, bullying, etc.). EMDR can also be very effective in enhancing feelings of confidence and unblocking motivation to make positive changes in one’s life.

Practitioners

Elizabeth Venart, M.Ed., LPC

Elizabeth Venart

Elizabeth Venart has used EMDR successfully with hundreds of clients with diverse issues over the past fifteen years, and continues to attend advanced trainings regularly. As a Certified EMDR Therapist and EMDRIA-Approved Consultant, she also offers individual and group consultation to therapists seeking to strengthen their skills and gain certification.

» Learn more at www.elizabethvenart.com/emdr

» Contact Elizabeth at ElizabethLPC@comcast.net or (215) 233-2002

Kathleen Krol, MSS, LCSW, RPT-S

Kathleen Krol, MSS, LCSW, RPT-S

Kathleen Krol

Kathleen has received Basic Training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and Advanced Training in EMDR with Children and Adolescents. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over ten years post graduate training in Mindfulness-Based Play-Family Therapy, Contextual Family Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy and Sand Tray Therapy.

» Learn more at www.kathleenkrol.com

» Contact Kathleen at 215-289-3101 prompt #1, or kasiakrol17@verizon.net

Barbra Danin, LMFT

Barbra Danin, LMFT

Barbra is a Certified EMDR Therapist, and incorporates Art Therapy with EMDR when appropriate.

» Learn more at www.barbradanin.com.

» Contact Barbra at bdanin@barbradanin.com or (314) 477-8585.

Elizabeth Campbell, MS, LPC

Elizabeth Campbell, MS, LPC

Elizabeth Campbell has received the Complete EMDR Therapy Training as well as Advanced Training in EMDR with Children and Adolescents. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. She provides EMDR Therapy for both children and adults, incorporating play-based or expressive interventions when appropriate.

» Learn more at www.elizabethcampbellcounseling.com.

» Contact Elizabeth at 610-757-8163 or elizabeth@elizabethcampbellcounseling.com.

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Trauma Art Narrative Therapy

Trauma Art Narrative Therapy (TANT) is a structured cognitively oriented technique, which uses art as a modality for healing from trauma. With trauma, memories are often disconnected and fragmented.

Trauma art pieces together these memories by guiding one to narrate the traumatic event through a series of sequential drawings. As one draws “snapshots” of the event, integration of the emotional and cognitive components of the brain takes place and promotes healing. Preparation for trauma work always includes establishing safe points before and after the trauma. TANT is effective with minor single incidents to major events that have had a significant impact. Artistic ability is not needed and more spontaneous drawing is most effective.

Practitioners

Kathleen Krol, MSS, LCSW, RPT-S

Kathleen Krol, MSS, LCSW, RPT-S

Kathleen Krol

Approaches to treating trauma may include one or a number of therapeutic interventions such as EMDR, Trauma Art Narrative Therapy, “talk” psychotherapy, Play therapy with children, and Sand Tray therapy with teens and adults. An initial asessment and trauma history at the start of treatment will assist in determining what therapy or modalities individually or combined will be most effective for you.

» Learn more at www.kathleenkrol.com

» Contact Kathleen at 215-289-3101 prompt #1, or kasiakrol17@verizon.net

 

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Sand Tray Therapy

Sand tray therapy is a specialized modality that uses sand and selected “miniatures”, objects which provide the medium for emotional expression and communicating one’s experience. The use of sand has a kinesthetic quality that addresses the sensory component of trauma, the deeper emotional experience that is retained in the body itself.

For children, sand tray provides a safe, natural way for self-expression, communication of unconscious feelings and needs, means of telling “their story”, as well as a medium for problem-solving and development of adaptive skills and self-mastery.

Focusing Sand Tray Therapy

This is a specialized means of using sand tray therapy that allows one to focus specifically on a problem, issue or fear. It might be a problem or place where one feels continuously stuck. This sand tray approach uses mindfulness meditation techniques combined with guided exploration or dialogue leading to deeper insight into the problem, issue or fear. It involves tuning into one’s somatic (body) experience and feeling affect awareness. The experience of Focusing Sand Tray can be profoundly meaningful. Individualized Sand Tray sessions offering self-awareness, clarity and self-growth can be scheduled for one or more sessions.

Practitioners

Kathleen Krol, MSS, LCSW, RPT-S

Kathleen Krol, MSS, LCSW, RPT-S

Kathleen Krol

As a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, Kathleen facilitates healing through play therapy and sand tray, the child’s tools for communication and self-expression. Kathleen offers both traditional Sand Tray Therapy and Focusing Sand Tray Therapy.

I enjoy using play and sand in my work with children and find myself blessed to observe the healing process as it unfolds.  I strive to be open to the unique characteristics and resources of each family with whom I work.

» Learn more at www.kathleenkrol.com

» Contact Kathleen at 215-289-3101 prompt #1, or kasiakrol17@verizon.net

Elizabeth Campbell

The ability to express oneself is directly correlated with one’s developmental level. Therefore, children express themselves in much different ways than adults and require different therapeutic interventions than traditional talk therapy. Elizabeth provides a variety of mediums for children to express themselves through their language: play.

» Learn more at elizabethcampbellcounseling.com

» Contact Elizabeth at elizabeth@elizabethcampbellcounseling.com or 610-757-8163

 

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Play Therapy

Play Therapy is increasingly the recognized method of working with children and adolescents. Play is natural for children who are able to more readily engage in this type of therapy than traditional talk therapy, because play is the language children use to communicate. A trained play therapist understands the metaphors used in the child’s play to gain understanding of the problem areas and recognize the stages of healing. Play therapy provides safe and supportive environment so the child can work through problems, express themselves and heal without feeling overwhelmed or being re-traumatized.

Additionally, play therapy addresses the sensory component of trauma that cannot be achieved through traditional psychotherapy. The combination of family therapy “talk time” and play therapy integrates the cognitive memories of trauma/loss with the part of the brain that holds the deeper emotional experience: the body itself.

Play Therapy is effective for resolving behavior problems at home and school, anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, loss and adjustment to family stressors and life transitions. The child is able to learn adaptive skills, gain self-control and mastery, increase self esteem and heal from trauma and loss.

» Learn about integrating play therapy with EMDR

Practitioners

Kathleen Krol, MSS, LCSW, RPT-S

Kathleen Krol, MSS, LCSW, RPT-S

Kathleen Krol

I enjoy using play and sand in my work with children and find myself blessed to observe the healing process as it unfolds.  I strive to be open to the unique characteristics and resources of each family with whom I work.

» Learn more at www.kathleenkrol.com

» Contact Kathleen at 215-289-3101 prompt #1, or kasiakrol17@verizon.net

Elizabeth Campbell

Children express themselves in much different ways than adults and require different therapeutic interventions than traditional talk therapy. Elizabeth provides a variety of mediums for children to express themselves through their language: play.

» Learn more at elizabethcampbellcounseling.com

» Contact Elizabeth at elizabeth@elizabethcampbellcounseling.com or 610-757-8163

Lisa Grant-Feeley, MS, LPC

Lisa Grant-Feeley, MS, LPC

Lisa Grant-Feeley, MS, LPC

Lisa Grant-Feeley is a Licensed Professional Counselor who provides counseling to children and teens, both individually and with their families, in a safe, compassionate setting. With a focus on creating a relationship with each client and a safe place to share concerns, Lisa utilizes a strength-based approach and a variety of evidence-based therapies.

» Contact Lisa at lisagrantfeeley@gmail.com or 267-625-2565

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Play Therapy and EMDR

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) uses bilateral stimulation techniques to help “unlock stuck material,” allowing the mind and body to process the traumatic event. Play Therapy techniques combined with EMDR can be effective in working with children with trauma, anxiety and phobias.

Practitioners

Elizabeth Venart, M.Ed., LPC

Elizabeth Venart

Elizabeth Venart has used EMDR successfully with hundreds of clients with diverse issues over the past fifteen years, and continues to attend advanced trainings regularly.

» Learn more at www.elizabethvenart.com/emdr

» Contact Elizabeth at elizabeth@theresiliencycenter.com or (215) 233-2002

Kathleen Krol, MSS, LCSW, RPT-S

Kathleen Krol, MSS, LCSW, RPT-S

Kathleen Krol

Kathleen has received Basic Training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and Advanced Training in EMDR with Children and Adolescents. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over ten years post graduate training in Mindfulness-Based Play-Family Therapy, Contextual Family Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy and Sand Tray Therapy.

» Learn more at www.kathleenkrol.com

» Contact Kathleen at 215-289-3101 prompt #1, or kasiakrol17@verizon.net

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Filial Family Therapy

Filial family therapy trains and coaches parents in how to better engage with their children through child-centered play sessions. Children experiencing attachment difficulties from adoption, foster care or trauma may be good candidates for this approach.

Practitioners

Kathleen Krol, MSS, LCSW, RPT-S

Kathleen Krol, MSS, LCSW, RPT-S

Kathleen Krol

My family focused approach to treatment looks at both the immediate problem and the underlying causes.

» Learn more at www.kathleenkrol.com

» Contact Kathleen at 215-289-3101 prompt #1, or kasiakrol17@verizon.net

Elizabeth Campbell

Filial Training helps parents to strengthen their attachment with their children while increasing self-esteem, emotional regulation, healthy development, and playfulness in your relationship.

» Learn more at elizabethcampbellcounseling.com

» Contact Elizabeth at elizabeth@elizabethcampbellcounseling.com or 610-757-8163

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Parent Consultation and Coaching

Assists families in cooperating toward a common goal to create meaningful connections and decrease problem behaviors in children.  The therapist provides parents with simple, realistic approaches to strengthening the parent-child bond and improving effective communication.

Practitioners

Kathleen Krol, MSS, LCSW, RPT-S

Kathleen Krol, MSS, LCSW, RPT-S

Kathleen Krol

Kathleen’s family-focused approach to treatment looks at both the immediate problem and the underlying causes.

» Learn more at www.kathleenkrol.com

» Contact Kathleen at 215-289-3101 prompt #1, or kasiakrol17@verizon.net

Jen Perry, MSEd, MA, LPC

Jen Perry, MSEd, MA, LPC

Jen offers a ten week coaching program for parents seeking to parent consistently from a place of love and not fear. She teaches parents to identify their triggers, work constructively with anger, and build skills to enhance communication and connection between parent and child. Parents learn how to coach their children through tantrums and to set limits that peacefully stick based on family values instead of threats. A peaceful home is possible!

Jen offers a free telephone consult to see if the Peaceful Parent Program is a good fit for you and your family.

» Learn more at www.heartfulnessconsulting.com

» Contact Jen at 215-292-5056 or jen@heartfulnessconsulting.com

Elizabeth Campbell, MS, LPC

Elizabeth Campbell, MS, LPC

Elizabeth Campbell, LPC

Elizabeth offers parental support and family sessions to supplement work with children and adolescents.  This reinforces skills learned in individual sessions while also building healthy communication and structure in the family.

» Learn more at elizabethcampbellcounseling.com

» Contact Elizabeth at elizabeth@elizabethcampbellcounseling.com or 610-757-8163

Lisa Grant-Feeley, MS, LPC

Lisa Grant-Feeley, MS, LPC

Lisa Grant-Feeley, MS, LPC

Lisa Grant-Feeley is a Licensed Professional Counselor who provides counseling to children and teens, both individually and with their families, in a safe, compassionate setting. With a focus on creating a relationship with each client and a safe place to share concerns, Lisa utilizes a strength-based approach and a variety of evidence-based therapies.

» Contact Lisa at lisagrantfeeley@gmail.com or 267-625-2565

Barbra Danin, LMFT

Barbra works closely with parents to support and empower them with effective tools and long term strategies for addressing their child’s emotional and behavioral issues. When working with children, she maintains ongoing communication with parents so as to enable them to reinforce the work done in therapy outside of the sessions.

» Learn more at www.barbradanin.com.

» Contact Barbra at bdanin@barbradanin.com or (314) 477-8585.

Carolyn Abele, MS, LPC

Carolyn Abele, MS, LPC

Carolyn Abele is a Licensed Professional Counselor in practice over 12 years. She provides individual and family counseling, behavior and parenting support, and clinical supervision.

“Adjusting to parenthood is a major transition in life, and can bring highs and lows. Pregnancy and becoming a new parent can bring up a lot of feelings that most women (men, too!) experience, but aren’t comfortable addressing openly. It is so important that new parents take time to take care of themselves, so they can be the best parent they can.”

Carolyn has experience working with women and couples to navigate this exciting, and sometimes difficult, transition.

» Contact Carolyn at CarolynAbeleTherapy@gmail.com or (215) 354-7941.

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Clinical Supervision for Play Therapists

The Resiliency Center offers clinical supervision for social workers and play therapists earning hours towards their Registered Play Therapist credential.

Practitioners

Kathleen Krol, MSS, LCSW, RPT-S

Kathleen Krol, MSS, LCSW, RPT-S

Kathleen Krol

Kathleen Krol, LCSW, RPT-S has over eleven years experience in diverse client settings including inpatient and outpatient mental health, home and school-based settings. Her strong background in Contextual Family Therapy and trauma enriches the case conceptualization process.

In supervising Social Workers and Play Therapists, she practices from a child centered play therapy approach combined with knowledge of developmental stages and their connection to subsequent trauma and attachment issues. Supervisees will have the opportunity to enhance their clinical skills using Sand Tray Therapy and learning concrete strategies when coaching and providing feedback to parents.

» Learn more at www.kathleenkrol.com

» Contact Kathleen at kasiakrol17@verizon.net or 215-289-3101

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