Chynna is Caribbean American and a Womanist in every way. Her mother’s Trinidadian roots and her father’s Puerto Rican heritage are integral to who she is, how she loves herself and how she loves others. In different counseling iterations over the years, first as a substance abuse counselor and later as a case manager, she watched patients wrestle with their pain while knowing there was a better way but lacking the skills and knowledge. For her it is not about solving issues for her patients, but rather introducing more light for them, so that they are able to see their own path to liberation from pain. Over time, Chynna learned the deep power of curiosity and the roaring strength of silence. She learned to love the non-linear healing and wholeness that inevitably reveals itself to patients. She believes in each patient, and that the goals for change they set out for themselves are attainable. It is imperative to her that it is the patient’s goals, not her own, that are primary. The value she adds to the lives of her patients is that she approaches her work from a strengths-based perspective. In assessment, she spends time identifying her patient’s strengths, because these can often be overlooked. Drawing upon these strengths, Chynna helps patients see their own resources for change and growth. Unlearning long held patterns is important work that requires patience. Having patience as a guide to help patients learn to replace unhelpful patterns is key to developing healthier ways of seeing themselves, others and the world. Chynna knows wellness is achievable so she continues to offer hope and possibility as patients grow towards their goals. Her practice is unique in the way she infuses humor throughout her work. Chynna hopes that patients graduate from working with her feeling confident in their abilities to recognize and meet their needs with deeper knowledge and commitment to their own healing journey.
Somatic Experiencing (SE)
Maria is a first-generation Mexican-American woman who has worked in the mental health field and with the geriatric population for over 10 years. She has provided grief counseling, transitional support through life changes with couples, families and groups of unrelated persons. We are all individuals who require different interventions for navigating our personal goals and challenges/changes in life. The process of creating individual plans based on a patient’s strengths and resources is a creative process that helps Maria find joy and excitement in the work that she does. She loves that her work allows patients to build their tool box for managing phases in their lives. In addition to being a psychotherapist, Maria is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS), Substance Use Disorder Rehabilitation Counselor (SUDRC) and Zumba Instructor.
Giselle is an Afro-Latina, Army Veteran, survivor, and overcomer. She is also fluent in Spanish. She has always known her calling was to become a therapist in order to help others overcome. After serving in the military, Giselle felt she needed to get into the field to better support and serve those who are struggling and need guidance toward the light out of darkness. She enjoys working with patients who are brave enough to reach out for help and willing to work towards reaching their goals. She walks alongside her patients, helps them process, and teaches them tools and skills to their goals. Giselle adds value to her patients’ lives by giving them her full attention, showing them she is invested in their wellbeing, and by being there for them every step of the way. Giselle most enjoys the therapeutic relationship and seeing progress in the work she does. She uses her own life experiences and curiosity to empathize and validate her patients. She wishes for her patients to graduate from therapy feeling like they no longer need it because they’ve learned the tools and skills they need to make it and to also feel secure knowing that if they ever need help they can reach out anytime.
Are you experiencing critical thoughts or feeling that you’re not good enough? Have these thoughts started to cloud your sense of who you are and weigh you down?
I am here to help you put these painful thoughts to rest.
The burdens of tough experiences pile up and cause both an emotional and a physical toll. You may have noticed that not only are you feeling down, but your work and relationships are also suffering. When our feelings have not been sorted out, it is common to feel the weight of them and to feel stuck.
I view myself as a guide to walk side-by-side with you, supporting you with getting to know the parts of yourself that at times lead you to spiral as well as the parts of yourself that help you to thrive. Confidence, courage and connection are a few of the natural results of working mindfully to manage both what is pleasant and unpleasant.
As you learn to experience calm, it helps with resilience and continued self-discovery so that you enter into a sustainable relationship with yourself and those around you.
When you feel good on the inside, you radiate on the outside.
Click on the “web site” button to schedule a consultation so that we can learn more about one another. I’m excited to hear about the goals you have for yourself and explore ways I can help you to accomplish them.
Trauma, like most things, exists on a spectrum. The key to overcoming it is to identify where you are on that spectrum and identify your individual challenges to happiness. That’s where I come in.
In my time as an integrative hospital therapist, I learned just how essential a holistic response is to facilitating proper healing. My practice takes into account the specific details of your personhood, and will progress at the pace that works best for you – one step, one breath at a time.
In therapy, my hope is to help turn judgement into curiosity, and to convert one’s inner critic into one’s most nurturing confidant. Together we can develop strategies to face anxiety and depression with self-assurance.
Take the first step. Call or email to schedule a consultation.
I am a therapist who is certified in Brainspotting & EMDR. I also integrate Somatic Experiencing and IFS into the therapeutic process. Self discovery, personal exploration and trauma resolution are part of the process in which healing is promoted in the therapy room. Neuroscience based methods provide quicker, more thorough and deeper healing of where trauma has been held and may be interfering with your life.
With her genuine love care for humanity, Rosa brings her uniquely integrated approach, based on her wide variety of training and experience to help her clients meet themselves more deeply and fully with kindness, compassion and love.
HOPE SANDLER ADHD COACHING
Consultant, Executive Function Specialist, Advocate
Hope is an ADHD coach and consultant with 30 years experience in the human development and education fields. Her passion is to provide coaching for ADHD individuals and couples, as well as offer groups, presentations, workshops and training on ADHD to professionals and ADHD audiences.
Hope specializes in working with clients with or without an ADHD diagnosis, and the significant people in their personal and professional lives. She provides services that increase personal effectiveness and life satisfaction for the adults and young people she coaches.
Hope brings training and facility in ADHD coaching skills; knowledge about ADHD, including a thorough understanding of the neurobiological nature of ADHD and co-morbid conditions; familiarity with current literature and research about ADHD; a fund of ADHD coaching tools, strategies and interventions and the skill to use them appropriately.
As someone with ADHD, Hope has a unique and personal insight into many of the struggles her clients may be experiencing.
Certified Life & Wellness Coach
I’ve helped my clients envision what’s possible for their lives while doing deep transformative work. I have experienced first hand what it is like to be in a place of transition, where one feels stuck, misunderstood and lost. My goal with my clients is to support them and empower them to live a life that is authentic and aligned to their core values. Together we can explore and create a roadmap designed for their unique journey. Which will result in a happier, healthier, more meaningful life.
In addition to my passion for transforming lives, I have extensive experience within the corporate realm and was given the opportunity to work closely with C-level executives to support different teams in creating wellness for employees. I currently hold a degree in International Relations with a minor in Human Sexuality. Furthermore, I am now a certified coach who is in love with the path I have created for myself and fully committed to achieving a happier and healthier life.
You can find me spending quality time with my husband, friends and family, meditating, dancing my heart out, relaxing and/or connecting with nature. I also spend a great deal of time delving into my personal and professional development. Most importantly, I am an advocate for loving and investing in myself.