As someone who has recovered from trauma, substance abuse, and an eating disorder - I know what it’s like to be where you are.
I saw the lack of modern approaches to mental health care, which is why I’ve teamed up with compassionate therapists to provide you with tools to heal effectively, and move beyond your limiting beliefs.
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-Maddie Quirk, LPC, RYT If you have ever experienced a traumatic event you know that it can change you. Trauma, while somewhat elusive and difficult to define, is visceral. Trauma is not only a psychological response to past threats it is also very PHYSICAL. It lives in our bodies and in our nervous systems. Trauma […]
Self care is a buzz worthy topic these days. It’s all over instagram. But the truth is. it’s personal. It’s ever changing. It’s vital to managing stress and preventing burnout. AND -it’s not always easy. In fact, sometimes self care can be really difficult. The overall goal is figuring out what you need to […]
“Self care looks like doing something right now that you don’t want to do in order to take care of your future self.”- Amanda E. White, LPC Despite what society tells us, self care is not something that you buy. There’s no price tag to self care. And its difficult because there are so many […]
“This is just who I am” “This is who I wound up being” So often I see people feeling stuck where they are. Feeling like whatever their Enneagram test or Myers Brigg’s says, that’s their destiny. But I’m here to tell you that you do not have to feel stuck with where you are now. […]
If you follow me on instagram, you may know that this past week we’ve been talking a lot about boundaries. (And if you’re not following me on Instagram…click here to join us!) It seems that a lot of us struggle setting boundaries in various parts of our everyday lives, so I thought this week we’d expand on that! […]
“You cannot stop having negative thoughts. But you can stop listening to them and taking them seriously.” It’s so easy for us to get wrapped up in our negative thoughts and negative self talk. That little voice telling us over and over that you can’t do something, that you’re not good enough, that you don’t […]
Worrying is sneaky! It tells us that if we plan out all the ways something will go wrong, we will be more “prepared”. Worrying tells us that planning for negative outcomes is sensible because we will shield ourselves from being “blind sighted”. The TRUTH is worry is in bed with ANXIETY. That’s who he serves, […]
Here’s an embarrassing and true story: when I was in graduate school I went on an interview for my internship; it wasn’t until more than halfway through the interview that I realized I was at a facility that specialized in treating substance use disorders! I will never forget the look on my (soon to be) […]
Intuitive exercise can mean many things, from dancing in your kitchen, taking an exercise class or flipping upside down in public place, just wash your hands after okay? Start with these principles and questions to discover how to move in a way that FEELS good! ⠀⠀1. How do YOU want to FEEL in your body?⠀Get […]
The Background… I grew up as a figure skater from the age of 9. Though it absolutely became fuel for my eating disorder, for a great deal of the time, skating was simply an authentic expression of movement that felt good in my body. I loved the feeling of ice under my skates. I loved that skating combined […]
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