You’ve been surviving.
It’s time to thrive.

Be who you are, not who
the world wants you to be

Therapy for Children, Teens, and Adults

Available online throughout Florida, Indiana, & Vermont

The anxiety and sadness are difficult to shake.

Old wounds and memories of past pains are always just in the background.

Feeling lost, sad, and alone can be hard. Others’ priorities feel a million miles away from what you’re feeling inside.

Nothing you’re saying “feels” heard, as though you’re unseen.

You’re repeatedly hearing the message that your feelings don’t count, and you’re regularly dismissed for being overly sensitive or chastised for overthinking.

You feel trapped in an isolated cavern with nothing to connect to and no way out.

It can be hard to wake up in the morning.

To find purpose with your insides feeling like a twisting, knotted, and painful mess.

Everyone seems to be moving along, planning their lives, and getting things done.

But you feel accomplished if you manage to brush your teeth and get out the door without dropping everything.

Being social, showing up, and getting more than one thing done each day feels too much.

You feel like an outsider.

Your worldview feels different. It doesn’t match what you hear when connecting with others.

It doesn’t matter the label others put on it – depression, autism, anxiety, ADHD.

It feels like no one understands you or your experiences. The million racing thoughts, the drowning sadness, the separateness from the easy way others seem to speak to each other.

We know that separate place…

… and we recognize the chasm between who you are and what society sees.

You’ve tried to cope long enough, to speak your messages in ways that others can hear. You’ve spent so much time and energy adapting and trying to stay calm when “peopling” becomes too much.

The research, your friends, and family advise you to “just do this” or “just do that.”

You’ve tried to manage things on your own and maybe even gone as far as to seek support from a clinician – but it wasn’t the right fit.

It left you feeling retraumatized, unsupported, ignored, or like your perspective was flat-out invalidated.

Therapy shouldn’t be about changing who you are.

And it’s not about fixing “disorders.”

Therapy needs to be a safe space where you can take comfort in who you are at your core. A place to understand yourself and explore the accommodations and coping strategies you need to feel safe, energized, and refueled.

Therapy is a place to embrace who you are and decipher the demands and expectations of others who may always seem to be speaking a different language.

It’s time to celebrate your authentic self.

Embrace the “real you” that the world doesn’t see.

Average and common are not the goals we are working toward here.

We’re looking for how to be the central, signature beacon of joy and energy that doesn’t alter itself to fit the outside world.

The privilege of a lifetime is to
become who you truly are.

– C.G. Jung

Hi, and welcome to Nurtured Hope.

We would love the honor of walking with you on the pathway toward your best life.

Here, we view therapy as a dynamic experience and strive toward a mindful, genuine connection with our clients. We honor and value your whole self and support you as you navigate a world built in deference to societal norms and neuro-typical standards.

By utilizing a mix of playful, artistic, and action-oriented interventions, we strive to embrace your inner misfit and find relief from the overwhelming stressors holding you back. Through mutual respect and collaboration, transformative healing “work” can become safe, enlightening, and even fun!

Let’s look at where you want to be and, together, develop the supports that work for where you are and set the stage for the change you desire.

It’s time to accept your inner self completely. We can help you get there.

Nurtured Hope uses a neurodivergent-affirming mix of evidence-based, expressive, compassionate, and strengths-based approaches, such as:

Dialectical Behavior Therapy:

DBT builds skills for mastery in the five key areas of: mindfulness, distress, tolerance, interpersonal skills, and emotion regulation.

Play Therapy:
As children, our voices were first developed through playful interactions with others and our toys. Play Therapy is a client-led intervention that allows children, teens, and adults to express their feelings and process difficult life events. It’s equally effective for all ages.
EMDR:

A structured, phased approach to trauma, loss, and attachment-related issues involving a sequence of interventions, including supported exposure work through repetitive eye movements.

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy:

SFBT addresses current challenges through a purely strengths-based lens. It looks at what you’ve done that works and how to expand or reintegrate those successes in ways that work present day because you know what works best for you!

Dyadic Therapy:

A form of therapy where the infant or young child and parent are treated together at the same time to improve their relationship and, as a result, the behavior that brought them to therapy.

Sand Tray Therapy:

A creative therapeutic technique in which clients of all ages express their understanding of themselves, their world, and aspects of their reality through figurines or miniatures.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy:

CBT targets self-defeating thoughts we can sometimes develop through traumatic experiences or attachment wounds that tear down how we view ourselves. Join us to collaboratively address this inner dialogue through a trauma-informed lens.

Expressive Arts:

Materials used as a creative process to safely promote emotional growth and healing by revealing inner feelings not previously available by simply thinking or talking about them. These activities can include: writing, drawing, movement, and clay sculpture.

Child-Parent Relationship Therapy:

CPRT is a psycho-educational program that teaches parents some of the skills of play therapy and therapeutic limit-setting to use at home, which in turn helps improve both relationships and behavior.

Autplay:

An integrative family play therapy intervention focused on targeting connection, emotional regulation, and social navigation with specific client-centered techniques for each target area.

Motivational Interviewing:

A collaborative conversation to strengthen a person’s own motivation for and commitment to change.

Conscious Discipline:

Conscious Discipline is a social-emotional learning program. This program focuses on and supports parents in skills (i.e., assertive voice, self-regulation) that allow them to foster connection and coregulation with their children.

Find the support you need
to live the life you deserve.

Amplify your unique voice, learn to assert individual
needs and boundaries, embrace calm and joy with
open arms, and reach your personal goals.

You are the expert of your experience, and you design your path.

Call now, and let’s get started.

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