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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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Brittiney George, BS, CST, CRS, ICI, CEIM

BrittineyGeorgeBrittiney George is a Movement Practitioner and Somatic Therapist Specializing in Transformative Touch.

Brittiney is a former native of Michigan, who moved to Pennsylvania in 1999.  She has specialized in movement for over 20 years and was a corporate manager and trainer in financial services prior to starting her own private practice.  Brittiney offers Somatic Therapy sessions, HSP Women Leadership Circles, Workshops, Movement Classes, and Infant Massage and Baby Signs® Parent Series and is currently on faculty at The Somatic Therapy Center.

 

Supporting You:

Brittiney specializes in helping people find their ground when they are feeling thrown by life and movement when they’re feeling stuck.  This can be due to trauma (physical, emotional, or relational) or by a life event that requires new movement (i.e. new job, new baby, or a new relationship).

Whether you are coming in for an individual session, a movement class, or a workshop, her intention is that you leave feeling seen, heard, supported, and most of all, deeply listened to.

She is passionate about working with:

  • highly sensitive individuals
  • the hidden artist that never got to fully express themself
  • people that feel stuck in a pattern of movement and/or repetitive life choices
  • the open-minded, open-hearted individual that’s ready to make changes for themselves

Somatic Therapy Sessions:

Brittiney George’s Somatic Therapy office

Somatic Therapy is the healing balm for the places in you that have been bruised, scratched, or cut up by life.  You know your story, your body knows the impact of how you’ve experienced it.

“A Somatic Therapy session is like settling into your skin after having experienced a lifetime of things getting under your skin.” -Joe Weldon, co-founder The Somatic Therapy Center

Somatic Therapy uses transformative touch and talk together to help you listen to your body and interpret the messages that you receive.  It invites ease, relief, and connection to the body, mind, heart, and soul.

Sessions are 55 min. in length.  During a session you are fully clothed laying on a massage table or sitting in a chair.  Touch is always done with your permission and with complete respect for you.

“While seemingly very simple, this is a powerful and non-threating way to access insights that can be important in healing.  Brittiney has a gentle touch and intuitive wisdom that has helped me to uncover issues for further thought and exploration.” — LGD

*Contact Brittiney to Schedule your FREE Introductory Session*

 


Classes and Workshops:

Rest, Restore, and Move Class:

Bi-weekly on Tuesdays from 12-1pm

Your place to play with postures, to invite in rest, and to explore movement.  All welcome.

» Learn more about the Rest, Restore and Move Class

Highly Sensitive Women Leadership Circle:

Community gatherings and retreats to support Highly Sensitive Women in Leadership.  Join Brittiney George, Elizabeth Venart, and Tracie Nichols for community, education, and exploration around creating a new paradigm of what it means to be a leader.   “Being an agent of change doesn’t mean changing others, it means being you!”

Learn more and register for upcoming events at: https://www.meetup.com/Highly-Sensitive-Womens-Leadership-Circle/

 

CEM Workshops:

4th Wednesday of the month from 7:30-9pm

Connection, Expression, and Movement (CEM) is a monthly women’s workshop led by Brittiney George and Alix Amar that focuses on bodymind integration. Each month the discussion and explorations center on a specific theme such as stress management, embracing your gifts, finding your ground, and exploring balance in your life.  Workshops are limited to 10 participants. Register by contacting Brittiney George.

“What stood out for me was learning to rethink, in a positive way, about my body. Paying attention, acknowledging…and truly listening to signals and messages from my body helped me feel more balanced in my mind, spirit, and body.”— KS


New Parent Support:

Brittiney offers a safe, shame free zone (yes, crying babies are allowed!) in her Infant Massage and Baby Signs® 6 wk series. Parents will receive tools to reduce stress, deepen communication, and create a community of support for both parent and child.

Infant Massage Classes (birth-pre-crawling):

Infant Massage strengthens bonding and begins the dialogue of healthy touch with your child. Parents massage their own babies and learn different strokes each week that aid in relief from colic and gas discomfort and muscle tension while promoting bonding and better sleep.

By the end of the series you will:

  • Know the difference between yes and no cues to touch.
  • Be able to differentiate between soothing and stimulating strokes.
  • Have a strong base of knowledge of strokes, holds, and movements you can use for soothing.

“Being a developmental psychologist I know the theory behind infant massage, but being able to practice with my own child in Brittiney’s class really solidified the positive aspects in the literature.  It was life changing for us both!”-Dr. Paige Davis

Baby Sign Language Classes (6-18 mths):

Babies have a lot to say even before they can speak.  With the Baby Signs Program®, babies and toddlers can communicate using simple, easy-to-learn signs that promote cognitive, social, language, literacy, and sensory-motor development to make the most of their critical first three years.

By the end of the series you will:

  • Know signs that help with reducing frustration and tantrums.
  • Have signs and songs you can use for education, communication, and play.
  • Learn educational activities that promote intellectual development for your baby.

“Shortly after my daughter started walking, she started signing. I remember you saying some babies need to walk first before responding to sign language. It’s so exciting for both of us! I love seeing her learn new things and I can tell she appreciates the ability to communicate and know that we can understand and respond.”-KB

 


Education/Certifications:

  • Certified Somatic Therapist (Levels I, II, & III)
  • Certified Rubenfeld Synergist (Levels I, II, & III)
  • Certified Educator of Infant Massage through Infant Massage USA
  • Independent Certified Instructor of Baby Signs® Sign, Say, and Play Programs
  • Certified Pilates Instructor through PhysicalMind Institute in New York, NY
  • Certified Pilates Instructor for Breast Cancer Survivors through Pink Ribbon Program
  • Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education from Hillsdale College in Michigan
  • Interned at University of Michigan-MedSport Physical Therapy Center
  • DVAEYC Early Childhood Conference Speaker (2016)
  • Inspired Family Conference Speaker (2014)
  • LOVE AWARD- Finalist for Mainline Parent Best of Family Mommy & Me Class (2015)

“I have found that this touch is a gentle and positive way to really get in touch with your body and feelings.  It has brought a gentle and positive change to my life.  I would recommend Brittiney George and her work without question, excellent.”-Chris T

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