Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
If you are a WOMAN who has experienced more than your fair share of pain, this group is for you.
Do you find that you must show up everyday and be BRAVE just to make it through?
Press the PAUSE button on shame spirals, panic attacks, isolation, confusion and all sorts of unpleasant experiences that have taken your JOY, POWER and SELF-CONFIDENCE.
The COURAGEOUS LIVING SKILLS CLASS is a space where you can LEARN to:
– land in the present moment
– breathe with greater ease
– create community with women who ‘get it’
– use skills and techniques that make living easier
When awful things happen, it is human nature that we close ourselves to experiences that could lead to more hurt. What many people don’t learn, though, is how to unlock the pain and grief that is held within.
We’ve got you.
Within the Courageous Living Skills Class, we welcome you and all parts of you. For 1 hour per week, you are invited to learn simple tools and practice simple skills that will magnify clarity and calm in your life.
We are focused on removing the blocks that are keeping you from living an empowered life as well as keeping a focus on where you want to go and building habits that will get you there.
You will never be pressed to share more than you want. Your privacy is important. Everything you do talk about in the group is just for us to know and work through together.
Understand more about what happens to people when they encounter overwhelming experiences, get to know your individual strengths, the strengths of your community and positively transform your life and the life of those around you.
Call or email our office to schedule an intake chat. This gives Wendy and Marissa an opportunity to get to know you better, to answer any questions you have about the group and will also serve as an opportunity to support you with preparing for the learning and growing experience ahead.
As a psychotherapist, I work on the level of the heart. I bring warmth, presence, deep empathy, and unconditional compassion to my clients. My work is grounded in mindfulness which allows us to open up to our experience with presence and compassion which supports change rather than judgment which keeps us stuck. I believe we have a natural capacity for growth, healing, and self-actualization which often gets blocked by our beliefs. I blend mindfulness based therapies such as Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Somatic Awareness with other evidence-based modalities such as Internal Family Systems and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. I also draw from Non-Violent Communication to teach effective communication skills.
What I love most about doing therapy is helping people find self-love and grow their self-worth. I’m passionate about providing an emotionally safe and physically comfortable space for people to connect with themselves and express their deepest truths. I feel a deep honor to be a compassionate witness, support, and guide through times of both darkness and light.
Everything comes down to our relationships with ourselves and others. I would love to help you find the connection that you are yearning for with your inner self and with the outside world.
Out of the Box Support Group
Looking for support and connection during these strange times?
We will meet online as a group of individuals whose relationship, lifestyle, gender, or sexuality do not fit in mainstream boxes.
LGBTQIA+, kinky, poly or anything else.
You are welcome here. This is a place where you can tell the truth, and the group will hold space and support you.
Led by me, Lara Willing, LMFT. I have led support groups for over 23 years. I enjoy encouraging and facilitating authenticity and connection among group members.
We will meet on Thursdays from 12:00-1:15pm, every other week. The cost is $75 per session for the full 6 sessions, for a total of $450.
There are up to two sliding scale spots available.
If you are interested in joining, reach out to me for a one-time evaluation session, to see if you and the group are a good fit for each other.
Lara Willing, LMFT #93111
This info is available at www.larawilling.com/out-of-the-box
For California residents 18 and over only
This is where I’m supposed to write about myself and assure you through my extensive experience and education that “Brianna is absolutely qualified to help me change my life.” Well, I am sure all of that will be listed somewhere in this profile :). I prefer to be more authentic, not focus so much on the things that make me acceptable to society’s standards but instead focus on one of my greatest assets as a therapist. That asset is something you have as well – humanness and understanding. Because once we peel back the layers, the years of education, the books read, certifications received – once that’s all stripped back, what ultimately connects us is our ability to understand each other on a human level. Through this connection, change is sparked.
“The only permission, the only validation, and the only opinion that matters in our quest for greatness is our own.” –Dr. Steve Maraboli
I view therapy as a road trip, wherein you are the driver. My role is, passenger and I help you to reach your destination. Sometimes that’s providing guidance through google maps, others it’s finding the best tunes to listen to on the journey, sometimes it’s making sure you stay awake so we don’t crash, and others just being there so you don’t feel alone. My goal and role is to help you reach your destination. It won’t always be an easy journey but as long as your willing to keep your foot on the petals I’ll be there to support!
I truly believe in meeting you were you are and through this leveled connection we can work together to build on your strengths to reach your desired heights of fulfillment.