When you come in for your first appointment, you may have concerns about what Johanna is thinking or you may have questions about what to expect. In Johanna’s most recent Huffington Post blog (found here), she outlines a few thoughts that she would like you to know when you first walk in the door. Please feel free to read this and share with others, whether you are a current client, potential client, or supporter of counseling.
Johanna attended the New York Mental Health Counselors Association conference this past weekend in Albany, and is excited to share new techniques and approaches with you in your counseling sessions! Feel free to ask her about treating issues using aspects of narrative therapy and metaphor, breathing techniques taken from yoga practice, resources for transgender individuals, spirituality and mental health, use of therapeutic letter-writing, and the use of biofeedback tools she will be adding to her practice.
As you start the new year, do you find yourself looking for motivation online? New to the “Resources” page, I’ve compiled a list of useful Wellness Blogs for you to check out. I’ve listed them below as well. Staples include the NYT Well Blog, Huffington Post’s Healthy Living page, and MindBodyGreen for mental health and physical health inspiration. Tiny Buddha comes from a Buddhist perspective and provides some great insight on mindful practices, and The Blue Room is written by a Christian pastor who has published on reflective practices like taking time for family and self-care. Hallowed Be Thy Home is focused on the house as well as living locally and practicing green living, and Daily Cup of Yoga focuses on living well through yoga practice. Enjoy!
New York Times Well Blog
Huffington Post Healthy Living Blog
The Blue Room
Hallowed Be Thy Home
Daily Cup of Yoga