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GROUPS

Our groups at THLH are psychoeducational rather than therapy based.  This means that each group will teach skills that will empower you to lead a healthier and happier life.  

*Our groups are private pay only, and not reimbursable by insurance.

*Space is limited, so when signing up you are committing to attending all sessions.

Mindfulness & Meaning:

Cultivating presence, strengths building, and resilience for teens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesdays at 6:30 via Zoom

November 2021

Ages 14-18

If you believe that your adolescent could benefit from strategies that help them find more enjoyment in everyday experiences, build strong and more meaningful relationships, exhibit resilience when facing life’s inevitable challenges, and navigate mental and physical health from a place of grounded, strengths-focused awareness, then look no further! 

 

At Think Happy Live Healthy, we believe in the importance of developing strategies, skills, and ways of being that enhance an individual’s ability to be more authentically present and engaged in daily life. That is why we are proud to offer an eight week group for adolescents (ages 14-18) dedicated to cultivating these attributes. Group sessions focus on topics such as mindful attention, learning about your core strengths and utilizing them optimally, and how your strengths can have a positive impact on your relationships with others. 

 

Convenient one hour, weekly group sessions will take place on Tuesdays at 6:30 PM via Zoom, November 2021. Space is limited, so please contact Sharon Hoffman (sharon@thinkhappylivehealthy.com) or Liz Vater (liz@thinkhappylivehealthy.com) for more information and to reserve your spot today!

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Liz Vater, Licensed School Psychologist-Limited

Liz is a school psychology resident who specializes in providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and young adults. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Miami University, followed by her Master of Arts and Educational Specialist degrees at James Madison University. Prior to joining Think Happy Live Healthy full time, she worked for eight years as a school psychologist in the public schools in Northern Virginia supporting elementary, middle, and high school settings. Through incorporating mindfulness techniques and utilizing a strengths based approach, Liz works to help empower her clients to build greater self-awareness, increase self-confidence, and be more fulfilled in everyday experiences, leading to more authentic relationships with themselves and others. Liz enjoys incorporating mindfulness into regular activities as part of her routine, such as when she walks her dog or eats breakfast in the morning. Liz is looking forward to co-leading this psychoeducational group and offering a space where adolescents can grow in their understanding of themselves, others, and feel comfortable expressing themselves. 

Sharon is a school psychology resident who specializes in providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and young adults. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, with a minor in Family Studies, from James Madison University. She then earned her Master of Arts and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study degrees in School Psychology at George Mason University. For over a decade prior to joining Think Happy Live Healthy, Sharon worked as a school psychologist in Northern Virginia public schools serving preschool, elementary, middle, and high school students and their families. Sharon has been trained to deliver mindfulness curriculum through Mindful Schools and has run small-group and classroom-based mindfulness groups for children and adolescents since 2014. In her work with clients, Sharon also infuses mindfulness techniques and a strengths based approach to empower clients to build the self-awareness, coping, and relationship skills that underpin a grounded, resilient approach to life. Sharon credits mindfulness practice with transforming her own life in profound ways and has maintained a consistent practice in her own daily life. Sharon looks forward to co-leading this psychoeducational group and sharing this empowering approach with the adolescents who join.

Sharon Hoffman, Licensed School Psychologist-Limited