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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.

Team of Moms

A group for Moms by Moms
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Group meets 1 x week for 6 weeks, 60 minutes, weekday morning, 11:30-12:30,

 

Cost $25 per session

Please reach out to Rebecca@thinkhappylivehealthy.com to sign up today, limited spots

Rebecca knows we are not meant to parent and mother alone. This group will allow you to connect to an online community of liked-minded women and mothers. Rebecca is here to be your biggest champion as you navigate the ups-and-downs of adulthood and motherhood today. 

 

A School Psychologist with over 15 years professional experience in crafting evidence-based strategies to help mothers overcome anxiety, build relationships, and become their own best parent.  As a mom of 6-year old twin boys – Rebecca navigates the daily stressors of life, work, & parenting every day, and will help you cultivate your own definition of ‘good mom’ and chart a personalized course towards improved cognitive, emotional, & physical well-being. She believes there is more than one way to be a good mom, wife, member of your community – and since parenting today is a full contact sport, Rebecca is ready to help you train, bolster your confidence, and cheer you along in this marathon called life.

 

ABOUT THE GROUP

Psychoeducation and Skill Building

 

Overall Aim: build a community and facilitate a dialogue that addresses current problems moms experience and help develop skills and coping strategies to improve cognitive, emotional and physical well-being. Create a nurturing and safe community to explore everyday mom experiences.

 

Objectives:  upon completion of the program the participants will

 

1. Develop clarity, conviction and confidence to be the mom you always wanted to be

2. Able to identify triggers, distortions, schemas that interfere with every day functioning

3. Develop and practice strategies to help navigate the challenges of motherhood (1 per week)

4. Identify and utilize a mindfulness practice in their daily functioning

5. Utilize self-care, self-advocacy, self-compassion and wellness in their everyday functioning

 

Exclusion criteria: *persistent anxiety, depression, sadness, irritability, and any other negative emotions that interfere with your ability to parent effectively, take care of yourself effectively (shower, brush teeth, spend time outside of house each day), sleep (too much too little), thinking about hurting yourself or your child, feeling like you are constantly reexperiencing a traumatic event, frequently crying, feeling hopeless or worthless, experience scary thoughts , worrying you are losing your mind or going crazy, feeling like you are not fit as a mother

ABOUT THE HOST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am School Psychologist who has worked for over 15 years supporting children, parents and families as they navigate daily challenged of life and school. Through solution focused problem-solving and evidence-based strategies I help children and adults focus on their inner strengths to conquer problems. I specialize in anxiety, resiliency, relationships and parenting. Most importantly I am mom of identical twin boys who are six years old. Not only have I helped hundreds of families and kids navigate the daily stressors of life and school, but I have had to do it with my own kids. I have first-hand knowledge of how hard it can be to be a “good mom”. This group will allow us to go on a journey of exploration, learning and growth and tap into and empower ourselves to be the moms we envision for ourselves. 

 

Rebecca is no stranger to endurance challenges, former Division 1 athlete (in two sports no less), marathon running (including 2x Boston), and now twin mom to two active, neurodiverse, literally run until they drop, kindergarteners.

Please reach out to Rebecca@thinkhappylivehealthy.com to sign up

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Mindfulness & Meaning:

Cultivating presence, strengths building, and resilience for teens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesdays at 6:30 via Zoom

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!

 

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