You can now find me at
Bring your body, the mind will follow.
You can now find me at
You can now find me at
I can do live video, phone or chat messages. Some insurances do cover, but you will have to check with your carrier. I look forward to seeing/hearing from any of my former clients who would like to resume counseling with me. Sorry it took me so long. I have limited hours but I've posted them on FB.
BetterHelp offers private, affordable online counseling when you need it from licensed, board-accredited therapists. Get help, you deserve to be happy!
Just a reminder.
The Clinical Application of Compassion
What do we do when our go-to strategies – the strategies we rely on most to work with depression, anxiety, shame, fear, anger, and especially trauma – don’t work as well as we’d like them to?
For some reason I cannot see or respond to messages but some people have asked - Zoe Goransen at Reboot in Va Beach specializes in LGBT
T-shirts available from Y12SR
Today is the last day for public comment on the proposed ban on the use of conversion therapy as proposed by the Virginia Board of Social Work.
Please take a moment to add your voice. You do not need to be a social worker to make comment. You are welcome to use the following comment, for which I take no credit.
Conversion Therapy has been proven to be both ineffective and harmful to LGBTQ+ individuals. All the nation’s leading medical and mental health organizations, including the National Association of Social Workers, have come out against these practices—which include the use of shame, verbal abuse, and aversion techniques —saying they pose serious health risks, including depression, guilt, helplessness,hopelessness, and social withdrawal, which can lead to suicide.These practices continue to exist only because of homophobia and discrimination against LGBTQ+ people.
Haven't posted in awhile. This us a wonderful addition to NA/AA meetings
Y12SR The Yoga of 12 Step Recovery will no longer be held at Flourish in Norfolk. BUT, exciting news .......
I’ve joined forces with Andie, who leads classes in Chesapeake, and we’re offering Y12SR twice per month!
Sunday 12 May 2.30-4 pm
And every two weeks after that
I know this is farther to travel for folks in Norfolk, but I hope you can come. By collaborating, Andie and I are able to offer classes every two weeks instead of once per month and we feel this is beneficial to everyone overall.
Thank you for your support and I hope to see you soon. Please spread the word to anyone you know who has been affected by addiction in some way.
Any questions? You can text me:
June (757) 217-8743 or email [email protected]
Check out this podcast mental health happy hour with paul gilmartin. I especially like the one about social anxiety.
Interesting fact: 95% off serotonin is produced in the gut.
Please be safe during Hurricane just in case you didn't know most insurances will give 3 days of medication should you need to fill ahead of time in this type of emergency. Also know where shelters are in your area should you need to go.
Stepping Stones Professional Counseling
Stepping Stones Professional Counseling
sorry I've been so quite. Hope you are all doing well in your personal recovery/self care. Remember to take time for yourself each day and make a Gratitude list to try and keep you focused on positives.
happy hump day...let's do a question post. What are some things you'd like to learn more about regarding your self care? I'll try to make relevant posts📜📜📜📜
Hello hope everyone is having a good Monday. Don't forget to practice Mindfulness
Animals get depression
Sometimes we all just need a friend to sit beside us while we struggle.
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How opioids reshape your brain, and what scientists are learning about addiction
None of us has the brain we were born with. Brains grow and adapt. This process, called neuroplasticity, doesn't end when you step out of the classroom. Even habits—reaching for cookies when stressed out, keeping your head down during staff meetings—cut "trails" in the brain throughout life that...
Today is Jerry Garcia's birthday. He died in a rehab facility over 20 years ago. So many wonderful musicians and artists have died from addiction and depression. Remember this disease does not discriminate. Never stop trying to get better.
I posted this 4 years ago but recycling is good for the earth lol.
I love this quote! No need to compare yourself with others and how much other people have accomplished, you are exactly where you need to be!
If you haven't seen my new fb page on health and happiness, check out www.facebook.com/happyandraw
Have a wonderful weekend!
A bit of humor for cat lovers
This, you guys. This is powerful truth here. #addiction #recovery #addictionrecovery #sponsorship #metoo
Sorry missed a post yesterday. Hope you all have a Happy Friday and a wonderful weekend.
On a day like today 🌧 its easy to sink into depression. Just remember if we never saw a rainy day we wouldn't know a sunny one. So think of the most beautiful memories you have when you feel sad.
"A miracle is a shift in perspective from fear to love". - Marianne Williamson in The Gift of Change.
In AA they say Don't Give up til the Miracle Happens. Think about your own life/recovery and how you can move from fear to love in something your dealing with.
For my long time clients who are feeling anxious about change -
An icy pool is not tempting to a long-distance swimmer. But after a few laps, the temperature becomes not only manageable, but delicious.
This new change may not appear welcoming for you, but you may be surprised how easily you adjust... Maya Angelou
"You can't help someone get up the hill without getting closer to the top yourself" - Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf
Thank you all for helping me get closer to the top.
Hello all, Please note that this page is no longer associated with Finney Zimmerman Psychiatric. I am planning to try and post words of affirmation, quotes, therapeutic advice on a daily or at least weekly basis for anyone interested.
Roseann Smith, LCSW's cover photo
Good quote I heard today...we're not counting days, we're making the days count.
Suicide Awareness / Prevention
6 Key Questions About Addiction.pdf
Shared with Dropbox
The Four Agreements.
10 Tips for Getting Your Sh*t Done When You're Depressed
We love #5.
The Mastery of Self by don Miguel Ruiz Jr.
The Mastery of Self by don Miguel Ruiz Jr., a book published by Hierophant Publishing.
Read a FREE excerpt here: http://www.hierophantpublishing.com/mastery-self-don-miguel…
The Gottman Institute
Remember that you are not your anger, fear, grief, or any other difficult emotion you are feeling. Acknowledge your emotions, but remain detached from them.
Learn more: http://bit.ly/2dEdAZ9
Stress from the holidays can bring past behavior to the surface, where normal issues of money, family, & general stress are amplified for those in recovery.
5 Ways to Survive the Holidays Sober
When I first entered recovery, I was convinced that there was no way I could handle celebrations, weddings, and especially the holidays without alcohol. ...
Inside the mind of a master procrastinator | Tim Urban
Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn't make sense, but he's never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. In ...
Virginia will participate Saturday, October 28, 2017 in the fourteenth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), this collaborative effort between state and local law enforcement agencies provides residents with an opportunity to dispose of potentially dangerous controlled substances from their medicine cabinets in an environmentally safe manner.
Healthcare practitioners are encouraged to advise patients about this service and to remind them it is free and anonymous with no questions asked. Collection activities will take place from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. at sites coordinated with law enforcement agencies throughout Virginia. Visit the DEA online for more information, and to find a collection site near you.
Are you familiar with "grounding"? It's a #mindfulness practice to ground you in reality when you feel overwhelmed. It's easy, free, and effective. Give these a try. #ResilienceReset #ToxicStress
Due to a family emergency I will be out of the office until July 27th. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Feel free to call the office at 757-466-0700 if you need immediate assistance.
Trauma and the Body: When Anniversaries Aren’t So Happy
If you find yourself feeling mysteriously anxious, down, or distressed, note the date and consider whether your body is remembering trauma from your past.
Once you've accepted your flaws no one can use them against you. -Game of Thrones
420 N Center Dr, Ste 141
Virginia Beach, VA
Specializing in addictions counseling, group and individual therapy.
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