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Welcome to a place where you may choose to live a life of balance and peace, mindfully based on your values and committed to your goals.

Do you ever feel stuck, taken over by a situation or a relationship, out of touch with your “now” and buried in your “then” and overwhelmed by the “what’s next?” Have you ever just wanted it all to stop so you could just live in the present moment? And, perhaps you have noticed that some of your most difficult problems have paradoxically become more entrenched and unmanageable, even as you have implemented ideas about how to solve them.  This is not an illusion.  This results from your own logical mind being asked to do what it was never designed to do. Suffering is one result.

As long as we are human, we will always experience the full kaleidoscope of our emotions.  We can try to ignore them, bury them, avoid them but to no avail.  They will always come back. And yet how would it be if there was a way for you to “accept the seasons of your heart”? If you could find a way to be fully present for each moment of your life, embracing its joys, loves, hurts, sorrows, and worries with compassion for yourself and willingness to experience the fullness of human existence? At Managing for Wellness, we believe there is such a way. It is found in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a way of living in mindful contact with the present moment, opening ourselves fully to our experiences, and guiding our lives from a values-based perspective.  We are experts in guiding our clients out of their inner turmoil to a place of balanced living and peace.

As an ACT therapist, occupational psychologist, and stress and trauma specialist, I come to you from a compassionate, and sharing place.  I am always aware of the need to be flexible in our work, to be able to work with your needs as these show up in a session. I constantly tailor new exercises and tasks to fit your context.  You can expect me to challenge you at the same time as I hold your difficult feelings, ideas and memories in a safe container where we can explore them together, accept them, and move forward.  I offer ACT to you as the most powerful form of mental health and behavioral transformation I have ever encountered. 

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain.
And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy,
And you would accept the seasons of your heart, even as you have
Always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields.
And you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief.
- Khalil Gibran -


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