Mandi understands that commitment to treatment is no small feat. Therefore, she likes to take an “outside the box”, strengths based, whole body, and exploratory approach to treatment.
Mandi believes in putting you, the client, first. She takes a whole body approach and can aid you in finding out how stress manifests in both your body and your mind. Once you and Mandi determine how stress manifest for you specifically, you and Mandi can then create customized coping and relaxation strategies that are tailored to you, your symptoms, and your lifestyle.
Mandi does this by listening to you and creating a partnership in exploring your values. She then works with you to find ways you can be more mindful, which allows you to check in with yourself, to find out if you are living your values vs. fighting them. She also works with you to learn your symptoms, triggers, vulnerabilities, stressors, and warning signs. Once we can paint a picture of how you embody stress, Mandi provide's education about why you are experiencing what you are experiencing. Once we get this picture, we can then work together to practice the techniques that can help you start to heal and take control of not just your symptoms but also your life!
Population: ages 12 and older that meet qualifications for outpatient level of
Mandi holds a Master's degree and NH state licensure for Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
She is trained in Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Tapping, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and other trauma and mindfulness focused treatment modalities.
Mandi has been trained to utilize yoga and yoga principles to aid in management of symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma both on and off the mat. She incorporates breath work, mindfulness, and yoga into her clinical work with patients. She has been creative in incorporating traditional modalities such as DBT and CBT into the therapeutic yoga practice.
She has also been specially trained to incorporate complimentary and alternative medicine for mental health. This means she will work with you to look at how your diet, activity level, and mental health are all interconnected.
Check out Mandi's youtube channel for mindfulness videos! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCic6Q30oVSJrGkb9zaLaE_w
Marisa understands that starting a therapeutic relationship may be a vulnerable, even frightening experience. With knowledge and understanding, she offers compassion in a relational, strengths based and person-centered approach. She values the mind body connection while providing individualized care. By utilizing expressive art-based and holistic interventions alongside traditional talk therapy, she can facilitate the exploration of grounding techniques and coping strategies. Marisa works with her clients at their natural pace, to identify barriers interfering with living a more comfortable life.
Population: children, adolescents, and adults
Marisa has a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is a dual licensed therapist in the states of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. She has been trained in mindfulness, play therapy, expressive art therapies, holistic approaches, internal family systems, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and other trauma informed evidence-based practices.
Marisa utilizes her training in expressive art techniques and holistic approaches to support the exploration and management of depression, anxiety, trauma, and stress. Marisa works with her clients, meeting them where they are, utilizing a tailored approach.
“The gentle and sensitive companionship of an empathic stance provides illumination and healing.” – Carl R. Rogers
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