Helping individuals, couples and groups create pathways toward healing
Treatment specializations include:
- Intergenerational Issues
- Life Transitions
- Loss and Grief
- Couples Communication
- Depression and Anxiety
- Stress Management
I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for depression and grief counseling to helping people manage a variety of life transitions, couples counseling and beyond. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each person's individual needs.
Building on the unique strentghts and potential of each client, my approach incorporates an appreciation for the interconnectedness of mind, body and spirit. Clients and I collaborate to create a path toward healing and personal growth.
In addition you may be interested in learning about the groups that I offer teaching and practicing mindfulness related skills.
- Mindful Aging; a weekly group which focuses on aging with wisdom and grace. During this group we explore issues related to aging from the perspective of increased mindfulness, self-awarenes and spiritual growth.
- Mindful Matters; a multi-week series during which participants learn a variety of techniques that enhance one's mindfulness, and improve choicefulness. During the sessions we discuss the science behind each of the skills that are taught. Most people find that the skills are easy to learn and useful to practice. People have reported being able to reduce medications, manage stress better, increase a general sense of well-being and love the community that develops while participating.
Some past participants have said:
I have been through multiple classes and groups which have taught some of the same techniques that Fran and Michael taught in our Mind-Body Skills Group, but this time things really clicked. I feel that I have gained a real ability to control my moods to an extent that I never thought was possible through meditation, visual imaging and managing my own thoughts. I no longer feel the fear that I used to feel when I begin to feel depressed, because I know that I have new tools to deal with the depression.-- P.C.
For me - It has been a good opportunity to harness the power of my mind and imagination to help my body and soul to heal. The breathework is always helpful -- on many levels.-- S.S.M.
I’ve always liked this quote from Merlin in T.H. White’s classic novel “The Once and Future King: “The best thing for being sad is to learn something. That's the only thing that never fails.” If you’re grappling with illness, grief or depression, it is common to feel stuck. It is useful to talk about these feelings, but even better to learn research-based strategies to overcome them. That’s where the Mind-Body Skills Group comes in. Fran and Michael provide a safe, even fun environment for people wrestling with various demons to learn ways to quiet and banish them—ranging from meditation to dance. The group was challenging, revelatory and occasionally profound. I continue to apply the lessons I learned. It’s an experience I will never forget and highly recommend to anyone looking to get “unstuck.”—A.B.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or to register for a group.