NEW CLINICAL SUPERVISION GROUP!

I’m so excited to announce:

We’ll be discussing cases, doing some mock case formulations and diagnostic exercises, working on treatment planning, and sharing resources amongst new or incumbent master’s-level counseling graduates!

Sessions will be monthly, via Zoom (you’re also welcome to come to my office if you’re local and it’s convenient for you). No commitment required, however prospective members must apply by emailing me directly.

I’m hoping to keep group numbers around 6-8, so I’m expecting spots to fill up quickly! Reserve your spot today!

NEW CLINICAL SUPERVISION GROUP!

I’m so excited to announce:

We’ll be discussing cases, doing some mock case formulations and diagnostic exercises, working on treatment planning, and sharing resources amongst new or incumbent master’s-level counseling graduates!

Sessions will be monthly, via Zoom (you’re also welcome to come to my office if you’re local and it’s convenient for you). No commitment required, however prospective members must apply by emailing me directly.

I’m hoping to keep group numbers around 6-8, so I’m expecting spots to fill up quickly! Reserve your spot today!

NEW CLINICAL SUPERVISION GROUP!

I’m so excited to announce:

We’ll be discussing cases, doing some mock case formulations and diagnostic exercises, working on treatment planning, and sharing resources amongst new or incumbent master’s-level counseling graduates!

Sessions will be monthly, via Zoom (you’re also welcome to come to my office if you’re local and it’s convenient for you). No commitment required, however prospective members must apply by emailing me directly.

I’m hoping to keep group numbers around 6-8, so I’m expecting spots to fill up quickly! Reserve your spot today!

When People Show You Who They Are, Pay Attention!

“When people show you who they are, pay attention.” This is a simple line that means that we often work to see the best in others, sometimes at the expense of ourselves. We ignore the very real and valid feelings we may have about the way others are treating us. We allow ourselves to be taken advantage of, ignore our intuition, and become resentful. 

This is your invitation to ask yourself where this tendency to ignore your intuition came from. Why do you feel the need to always give others the benefit of the doubt? How can you tell they’re deserving? What if some people just aren’t respectful of you and therefore are deserving of a strong dose of reality, so that they can grow? What if that doesn’t mean anything about you or them, and you’re allowed to speak up or not be so damn accommodating all the time?

Lisa Nicholls, personal empowerment guru, tells us we need to show the world how to love us. It’s our job to be the first example of how people should be treating us and how they should behave around us. What message is it sending if you accept less than you deserve? What is your bare minimum expectation for how the ones you love or value most to treat you? How does this differ from how you are willing to treat yourself? What’s a better way to show the world how to love you, and what are the barriers to making that happen? How do you show you how to love you, and how does that carry over into the rest of the world?

If you need help learning to love yourself, and learning to show the world how to love you, please reach out to me directly at either rebecca@nestcoaching.org(for coaching support) or rebecca@mhccholistichealth.hush.comfor more formal psychotherapy (which can be covered by insurance depending on your individual benefits).

Rebecca L. Toner, MA, LPC

Freer of Souls. Connector to Purpose. Healer of Lives.

Rebecca Toner, MA, LPC is a group private practice owner, EMDR therapist and consultant-in-training, and a life coach operating out of Plainville, CT. She specializes in treating clients with chronic attachment trauma and dissociation, and has passion in working with coaching clients who are learning how to reclaim their power after processing trauma.

Rebecca Toner, MA, LPC is a group private practice owner, EMDR therapist and consultant-in-training, and a life coach operating out of Plainville, CT. She specializes in treating clients with chronic attachment trauma and dissociation, and has passion in working with coaching clients who are learning how to reclaim their power after processing trauma.

NEW CLINICAL SUPERVISION GROUP!

I’m so excited to announce:

We’ll be discussing cases, doing some mock case formulations and diagnostic exercises, working on treatment planning, and sharing resources amongst new or incumbent master’s-level counseling graduates!

Sessions will be monthly, via Zoom (you’re also welcome to come to my office if you’re local and it’s convenient for you). No commitment required, however prospective members must apply by emailing me directly.

I’m hoping to keep group numbers around 6-8, so I’m expecting spots to fill up quickly! Reserve your spot today!

Copy of NEW CLINICAL SUPERVISION GROUP!

I’m so excited to announce:

We’ll be discussing cases, doing some mock case formulations and diagnostic exercises, working on treatment planning, and sharing resources amongst new or incumbent master’s-level counseling graduates!

Sessions will be monthly, via Zoom (you’re also welcome to come to my office if you’re local and it’s convenient for you). No commitment required, however prospective members must apply by emailing me directly.

I’m hoping to keep group numbers around 6-8, so I’m expecting spots to fill up quickly! Reserve your spot today!

NEW CLINICAL SUPERVISION GROUP!

I’m so excited to announce:

We’ll be discussing cases, doing some mock case formulations and diagnostic exercises, working on treatment planning, and sharing resources amongst new or incumbent master’s-level counseling graduates!

Sessions will be monthly, via Zoom (you’re also welcome to come to my office if you’re local and it’s convenient for you). No commitment required, however prospective members must apply by emailing me directly.

I’m hoping to keep group numbers around 6-8, so I’m expecting spots to fill up quickly! Reserve your spot today!

Copy of NEW CLINICAL SUPERVISION GROUP!

I’m so excited to announce:

We’ll be discussing cases, doing some mock case formulations and diagnostic exercises, working on treatment planning, and sharing resources amongst new or incumbent master’s-level counseling graduates!

Sessions will be monthly, via Zoom (you’re also welcome to come to my office if you’re local and it’s convenient for you). No commitment required, however prospective members must apply by emailing me directly.

I’m hoping to keep group numbers around 6-8, so I’m expecting spots to fill up quickly! Reserve your spot today!

Mindful Monday

Today’s mindfulness resource is a wealth of brief guided meditations to help you take control of your day before it runs away without you! These resources are great to use first thing in the morning, throughout the day when your brain needs a break or you’re getting overwhelmed, or when you’re trying to decompress after a long day. Enjoy!

https://www.mindful.org/audio-resources-for-mindfulness-meditation/

Spotlight on: Julie Wood, MA. LPC Candidate

It’s my pleasure to introduce Julie Wood, who is this month’s Friday Features clinician! Julie is my supervisee at MHCC, and is in the process of becoming EMDR trained. She sees self-pay clients only, at a low sliding scale, and later this month will be running two groups for Deaf and Hard of Hearing young adults! I am so thrilled to have her on board, and anyone who spends five minutes in the same room as Julie can feel her compassion, sensitivity, and awesome sense of humor. I thought it would be fun to have Julie answer some questions about herself so you all can get to know her better, and I was definitely not disappointed!

1.) When you were a kid, what did you tell people you wanted to be when you grew up?

·     A penguin washer. You know, the people that wash the penguins at the aquarium or go to help out when there is an oil spill!

2.) When did you first know you wanted to be a therapist?

·     During graduate school. I got into the program because it was going to provide me the tools to work with the deaf population. While taking counseling classes, I realized that is what I wanted to do, mental health counseling.

3.) What is one way being a therapist has changed you?

·      I think it has made me more aware. What I mean by that is maybe more understanding to what others may be going through, or that someone may be going through something and that is why they act the way they do. When I am out driving, and someone gives me the finger because they perceive that I cut them off, I am able to remember that that is their stuff, not mine.

4.) What is a population you’re passionate about working with?

·     The deaf, especially youth transitioning from high school to college or work

5.) How did working with that population come to be a passion for you (no client details, please)?

·      I worked for the state as a Vocation Rehabilitation counselor and witnessed the lack of counseling and support that students receive while they go through the transition and when they graduate is appalling. I want to help these kids realize what they can do, what the “real world” means and how to navigate their disability while in it.

6.) What’s one challenge in your life that you’re proud of overcoming?

·     Depression. It is still something I struggle with, but I have survived a particularly terrible episode when it seemed like there was no way out.

7.) What is the best client feedback you’ve ever received?

·     That I took the time to listen and follow through for the client, when no one else did.

8.) What do you wish clients would ask you in an intake?

·     What will be expected from them, or how can they make the most out of their work with me? 

9.) What is the funniest thing you’ve ever said in session that you never thought you would say?

·      I love using humor and personal anecdotes to connect with clients. There is very little I will not say, if I feel that the person is in a place to hear it. I had a client who worked at a gym that my friend went to. He happened to be in one of her pictures she posted on Facebook. When I told him I saw the picture he said something about me coming to workout there. I told him, “Screw that! My wedding is over, I am done with the gym and on to carbs.”  

10.) What is your favorite food/flavor of ice cream?

·     Tacos are life in the Wood household. We celebrate every Tuesday! I do not really like ice cream. Before you gather your pitchforks, I am lactose intolerant and ice cream is one of the foods I really CANNOT tolerate! 

11.) What is your favorite self-care activity?

·     Shopping! But when it is not pay week, I love reading!

12.) What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not at work?

·      I love going to the movies. My husband and I always wear comfy clothes, get popcorn and candy and only go to theaters with the comfy seats so we can really relax. 

13.) What is your favorite book?

·      I have read so many, it is hard to pick!

14.) What is your most recommended book to clients?

·      I would recommend Crazy by Peter Earley. He talks about the societal issues with mental illness, and what we are not doing to help those who experience it. I love what he has to say and how he says it.

15.) Finally, what is a meaningful/favorite quote you’d like to leave our audience with?

·     The quote that I live by, whether in my personal life or professional life, is a Polish proverb, “Not my circus, not my monkeys”. Simply put it means “not my problem”. We spend so much time worrying about what we are doing and how we can help others. I am going to help my clients to the best of my ability, but I can only do so much. I urge everyone to remember these words when there is something that is out of your control, even though you want to do all you can to help. Sometimes, you simply can’t. 

Julie loves working with hearing clients as well! If you like what you read, please contact Julie directly at Juliana@mhccholistichealth.hush.com or 860-431-3825!  Julie is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, under the direct supervision of Rebecca L. Toner, MA, LPC who can be reached at rebecca@mhccholistichealth.hush.com

Julie loves working with hearing clients as well! If you like what you read, please contact Julie directly at Juliana@mhccholistichealth.hush.com or 860-431-3825!

Julie is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, under the direct supervision of Rebecca L. Toner, MA, LPC who can be reached at rebecca@mhccholistichealth.hush.com