A therapy practice specializing in Health Psychology, Wellness, and Behavior Change. Each member of our team has specialized expertise in a biopsychosocial, holistic approach to health and wellness and will treat you with respect and warmth.
Body Image Concerns
Low Self Esteem
We look at the link between your mind and your physical body. Using compassion as a foundation, we help you heal that connection and re-learn your body's messaging. We believe that once you learn to recognize your body’s needs, you’ll be better equipped to meet those needs in a healthy, functional way.
We work collaboratively with your doctor, massage therapist, physical therapist, chiropractor or others on your healthcare/selfcare team.
No matter who you come in contact with at RVA Health, be assured you will be treated with respect, warmth, and compassion. Individual therapy, coaching groups, and workshops all provide support in safe environments.
Do your friendships feel one sided? Do you keep dating the "mistakes"? We can help you recognize and change unhelpful emotional habits and thinking styles. Forming and maintaining boundaries is a truly life changing skill!
The secret to motivation can be found in understanding your true needs and embracing your strengths as well as your weaknesses. Stop working against yourself! Motivation flows when you discover your values.
Anxiety can make it difficult to get through the day and impossible to sleep at night. Learn how to understand and manage anxiety and free yourself from the hold it has on you.
Your mental & physical health are linked.
"Just try harder" is not a sustainable, long-term strategy.
"Exercise more and eat less" does not work on a practical level.
Focusing only on diet and exercise leads to frustration.
Most of us have years of evidence to support this.
"Willpower" eventually fails us all. Self-criticism and shame are not great motivators. Instead of recycled, outdated (and frustrating!) approaches to health & behavior change, you will find a different philosophy here. Self-compassion can cultivate the curiosity that will allow you to find your own path to wellness and a positive body image -- for good.
What you eat & how you exercise is unique to you & varies over time. You do not need to feel bad because you’re not doing what someone else is doing. Instead of feeling guilty, we can help you learn to use that energy to identify your own needs and truly take care of yourself. We look at each individual from a holistic perspective that includes physical, social, and psychological needs.
If you can figure out how you really feel,
you can figure out what you need.
If you can figure out what you need,
you can find a less caloric way to meet that need.
It’s popular to talk about “setting boundaries,” but what does that really mean? What is a boundary and how do you set one?
. We’ll learn to recognize how boundaries help us enjoy balanced relationships with ourselves, family and friends, food, work, and exercise.
Please reply with interest, questions, or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org
When: 10 Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 pm EST
Dates: September 14 through November 16, 2022
Cost: $20 per group
Facilitator: Marie Norton
Space is limited.
We'll keep you updated on new classes and workshops and will never, ever, ever sell your email address!