We are excited to be hosting an upcoming meetup at Meetup.com in the Coping with Anxiety Group! It will be held online on March 18, 2021 at 12:00-1:00PM. Those with social anxiety need not worry as no one will be pressured to participate or speak in the group. We will be learning some new coping skills to create a more relaxed life.
Join at the link below!
I am SO EXCITED to be registered for Harvard Medical School's Global Mental Health: Trauma and Recovery Certificate Training Program. I work with so many refugees and asylum seekers in my practice! This will be immediately applicable to the work I do everyday and strengthen my clinical skills and knowledge in the area of cultural psychology.
I am thrilled to learn from top experts from the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical school, a child psychiatrist based in Italy, a pediatrician based in Australia, a professor of psychology in Rome, Italy, a clinical psychologist in Switzerland, a neuropsychiatrist in Zaria, Nigeria, a research director in Greece, a clinical psychiatrist in Sydney, Australia, and a professor at Yale University Divinity School and Columbia University School of Social Work.
Mission of the Program:
"More than one billion people have been affected by violence and disaster throughout the world. Our mission is to maximize a scientific and cultural approach and methodology to reduce suffering, minimize disability and increase resiliency for survivors of violence worldwide. This Program offers a transformative training experience to create a network of global leaders in mental health recovery.
Upon completion of the certificate program, participants will be able to:
Integrate science, culture and evidence-based knowledge and practices in policy planning, clinical care, humanitarian, and human rights activities.
Implement and use advances in the neurosciences and cultural knowledge of the clinical care of traumatized persons, their families, and communities.
Define effective scientific approaches for the care of survivors of the COVID-19 pandemic, racial trauma, and climate change.
Demonstrate new leadership skills into program development, clinical care and research.
Implement culturally sensitive and effective evaluation approaches into the work environment.
Apply professional development and ethics in working with vulnerable groups and communities."
I will keep you updated on the course material and share my experience in a couple months. Here's to new experiences in 2021!
Now Available for Purchase on Our Website!
Adios Anxiety: A Video Series Course incorporates education, research-based theory, coping skills, and -in-course practice of newly learned stress and anxiety management techniques. This course offers stress reduction, teaches mindfulness meditation, builds coping skills, and offers in-course relaxation exercises. It is designed for those who would like to learn about psychological principles from a real licensed psychotherapist apply easy-to-learn skills right away. The course focuses on material that would be best helpful for anyone struggling with
stress, anxiety, and panic attacks.
What a wonderful year we have had at East Bay Area Therapy! Despite 2020 being a difficult year for many people, we have worked closely with individuals, couples, families, and immigrants to support them through this time. Our therapy services have been utilized by a diverse range of people from varying cultures, sexual orientations, immigration statuses, genders, and ages. Serving immigrants in the therapy setting or through psychological evaluations has been rewarding and eye opening. We appreciate all who have crossed paths with East Bay Area Therapy in Pinole, CA. We will a happy holiday season to those of all faiths and beliefs! Happy 2021!
About our Black Mental Health Matters Initiative:
East Bay Area Therapy warmly opened our doors to deserving members of the black community facing complex mental health issues interacting with systemic oppression, sexual orientation, religion, parenting issues, and relationship problems. Recipients were awarded five free psychotherapy sessions each - a $1000 value! We hope that we can offer more complimentary services in the future and will certainly continue to do our part as a culturally conscious practice involved in the community.
Black Lives Matter!
East Bay Area Therapy is offering FREE THERAPY to members of the black community. We are doing our part to lift up the black community, especially during this time.
Black mental health matters. Period.
For more information:
Tel. (510) 621-8143
For everyone's safety, we are scheduling video visits via a secure HIPAA compliant platform. East Bay Area Therapy wishes you all optimal mental and physical health.
East Bay Area Therapy's mission has a commitment to serving people of diverse communities and backgrounds with culturally competent mental health services. I recently took several classes adding up to 26 hours of continuing education to become a Certified Treatment Specialist for Diverse Populations (CTSDP). Here are the classes I completed: