�Providing therapy, counseling and mental health resources to the greater Conejo Valley
Addiction, depression, anxiety, parenting, eating disorders
Perinatal Mental Health Care
Did you know that symptoms of #Depression and #anxiety are more common in #pregnancy than in the #postpartum period? The biggest risk factors for #PPD are depression history and prenatal symptoms! And the anxiety symptoms (in this pie chart), along with #irritability, #anger and scary #obsessivethoughts are more common than depression after pregnancy too!
Come and learn more about #perinatalmoodandanxietydisorders as well as techniques to prevent and manage symptoms THIS Sunday from 1-2:30pm at #birchfamilybirthservices. Only $10 per person and all proceeds will be used to sponsor a woman who cannot afford help to join our Friday #therapy group!
Link to register is below under "Upcoming Presentations." Only a few spots left, so you must register in advance. Hope to see you there!
Back by popular demand - our perinatal mood and anxiety workshop will be held at Birch Family Birth Services at The Oaks Mall in Thousand Oaks on Sunday December 2nd from 1-2:30 pm! Since you will probably already be there shopping for the Holidays, swing by and learn something about depression and #anxiety during #pregnancy and #postpartum.This workshop is sure to be lively, interactive and educational and we want everyone to feel welcome - #newmoms and #dads folks who work with pregnant women and even grandparents-to-be!
The cost is $10/person and 100% of the fee will be used to register an under privileged woman to join our Birch Therapy Group - Becoming a Mother - for women who are struggling with depression, anxiety and irritability during or after pregnancy.
Please register in advance (link below) as seating is limited. We cant wait to see you!
Our prayers and thoughts are with the victims of the Borderline tragedy. La Ventana is offering free support groups.
Learn about wellness and how to achieve it. When: November 7, 2018 5:30-8:30pm. Where: Riveroaks Academy 920 Hampshire Rd., suite X Westlake Village. Be sure to check out @dr_accortt booth. #wellness #riveroaksacademy #westlakevillage #mentalhealthawareness #selfcare
You are not alone and there is help out there. Please reach out. #yourenotalone #suicideawareness #suicideprevention #depressionhelp #741741
Still seats available. Come join us.
Still time to register for Friday's Meeting:
IMPROVING TREATMENT EFFECTIVENESS
WITH APPLIED NEUROFEEDBACK 1CE
Speaker: Shari Corbitt, Psy.D.
Friday, October 12, 2018 General Meeting Lunch
11:30am - 1:30pm (Check-in 11:15 am)
Dr. Shari Corbitt is a licensed psychologist in the state of California and a specialist in the areas of addiction, eating disorders and chronic pain treatment. holistic and complementary treatment modalities. Dr. Corbitt founded Awakenings in an effort to provide cutting edge treatment for individuals suffering with substance abuse disorders as well as related emotional difficulties. Optimal wellness is the goal for every client.
"In this presentation we will discuss the treatment modality of Neurofeedback, which dramatically reduces the impulsivity alcoholics, addicts and trauma survivors experience when faced with triggers in everyday life. This reduction makes long-term, sustainable recovery possible. As importantly, clients faced with overwhelming trauma receive symptom relief from nightmares, insomnia, depression and high anxiety. It is a treatment that provides brainwave feedback to significantly reduce the underlying issues that promote relapse: depression, anxiety, trauma and intense stress. It does this with visual and sound cues to promote positive changes in the brain that reduce depressive and anxious states. The dramatic reduction in relapse rates, therefore are indirect - by reducing depression, anxiety and symptoms of trauma relapse rates are indirectly reduced."
1. Participants will be able to differentiate between EEG biofeedback and Peripheral biofeedback and describe three different ailments each modality is best suited to treat.
2. Participants will be able to describe the various electrical frequencies emanating from the brain and determine which organ has a stronger electrical field in all mammals, and how this information informs effective neuroscientific treatments.
3. Participants will be able to describe in general terms, how neurofeedback technology actually operates in the treatment of mood and addictive disorders.
General Meeting Fee: $20 for Pre-licensed Ventura Chapter Members
$25 for Clinical and Related Professional Ventura Chapter Members
$30 for Non-Members, Late Reservations, and Walk-ins
SPANISH HILLS COUNTRY CLUB, 999 Crestview Ave.,
Camarillo, CA 93010
Reservations/Cancellations must be made 1 week (Friday) prior to the meeting to qualify for MEMBER discounts. Cash or check only.
For reservations, please e-mail: [email protected]
Please, request a specific meal at time of reservation.
If you have a special need, please allow us as much advance notice as is possible to ensure ample opportunity to meet your needs.
Completion Continuing Education Unit Certificates will be handed to attendees at the end of the workshop, at which time Course Evaluations will be turned in. Signing-in and Signing-out are required to receive CEU's. Continuation education credit does not include lunch, introductions, and announcements. Grievances regarding CEUs are to be reported to a Board Member will be reviewed by the Board at the next Board Meeting.
Course meets the qualifications for one hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and or LEPS as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
CAMFT Ventura Chapter is approved by the 'California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists' to sponsor continuing education for Ventura County Family and Marriage Therapist, Associates and Trainees; CAMFT VC maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
Consent to Use of Photographic and Video Images: VC-CAMFT and its affiliates may be photographing, videotaping, or webcasting VC-CAMFT meetings, activities and VC-CAMFT-sponsored events. Registration, attendance at, and/or participation at any of these events constitute an agreement by the registrant or attendee to these activities and to the use and distribution of the registrant's or attendee's image, likeness, or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes.
Ventura County Chapter Website:
There are still spots available for Friday's group.
Perinatal Mental Health Care
Group psychotherapy can be so valuable! And when my co-facilitator is Kimberly Zevallos of Counseling Conejo Valley then I know it's going to be even more meaningful and dynamic.
We cannot thank Birch family birth services enough for hosting "Becoming A Mother," our #perinatalmoodandanxietydisorder #therapygroup in their amazing space every Friday at 1:30pm in Thousand Oaks!
We still have a couple open spots! Please register online at Birch 24 hrs in advance (by 1pm today for tomorrow's group) to reserve your place. We look forward to meeting you!
Please join us on Thursday, 7-8:30 for a free workshop on depression and anxiety during pregnancy and postpartum.
Having a baby is a life changing experience. It can often be filled with joy and wonder, but can also include anxiety and sadness. Some of the most distressing feelings associated with major reproductive life changes can be reduced, and in some cases avoided, when individuals and their providers are educated properly and know what to expect. This workshop will review risk factors for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, describe ways to minimize risk and will focus on how to feel well and maintain wellness at this important stage of life. This FREE workshop is for you if you are planning to get pregnant, are pregnant, have a new baby OR are a healthcare/wellness provider caring for families.
mother.ly Parents often worry that they are failing their kids. Modern parents hold themselves to higher standards as we guide our children to adulthood. It’s easy to get caught in a comparison trap with other parents or look for outwardly measurable signs of our success.In my work as a clinical psychologis...
Natural ways to improve mood.
goodtherapy.org Dopamine and serotonin are two neurotransmitters that are vital for one's mood, sleep, memory, and more. Learn 10 ways to boost these chemicals in the brain.
Men suffer from postpartum mood and anxiety disorders too. You’re not alone. Treatment is available.
thriveglobal.com Eighteen percent of new dads struggle with mental health issues after their child is born, and this leading researcher thinks it’s time for us to start talking about that.
I love #5 about reminding her of her power.
thriveglobal.com A Short Guide to Help a Worried Mom
If you or any of your loved ones are pregnant or new mothers struggling with the adjustment to Motherhood, Please consider joining our new ongoing psychotherapy group at Birch Family Birth Services (The Oaks Mall, TO). This group is designed for women with symptoms of depression and/or anxiety. We meet on Fridays 1:30-3pm. Follow the link for more information and to register. https://www.birchfamilybirthservices.com/calendar/2018/7/20/becoming-mother-an-evidence-based-therapy-group
birchfamilybirthservices.com Becoming a mother is a life changing experience. It can often be filled with joy and wonder, but can also include anxiety and sadness. Take steps toward postpartum wellness and become a part of a community of women who understand you.
Crisis text line.
CAMFT: California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
CAMFT Partners with Give an Hour to Help Children and Families at the U.S. Border
The parent-child separation at the U.S.- Mexico border has devastated many refugee and immigrant families and alarmed many mental health professionals. CAMFT has partnered with the Give an Hour organization to harness the skills and generosity of California LMFTs who are willing to to provide free mental health services to children and families affected by the humanitarian crisis at the U.S. border.
Give an Hour is specifically looking for Spanish-speaking, licensed mental health professionals to join their network of volunteer providers. Click here to learn more:
I love these ideas for helping children understand and manage their emotions. Specifically using feeling words and modeling how you cope.
goodtherapy.org As parents, one of the most important things we can do is model for our children how to manage difficult emotions. Try these simple but effective techniques.
Being a mom is hard. Let’s support each other. A kind word or even a smile can make all the difference.
Being a Mom is Hard, and That’s OK http://ow.ly/C3HN30ksb79
When you're going through a hard time, it can be really hard to reach out. It can be especially hard, when you are in a crisis, to pick up the phone to speak with someone. The Crisis Text Line allows you to send a text message 24/7 to receive support. Text "Home" to 741741 any day, any time, within the USA for support. Please share this with any friend who might need it or benefit from this information. You are worthy of support! https://www.crisistextline.org/
crisistextline.org Crisis Text Line is the free, nationwide, 24/7 text message service for people in crisis. Text HOME to 741741 in the US.
June 21, 2018
California Psychological Association Statement on
Separation of Families at the Border
The California Psychological Association (CPA) and its Immigration Task Force have been appalled by the separation of children from their families at our borders. Despite the executive order that was signed yesterday changing this policy, the harm caused by this abuse and trauma has been done. Our profession’s scientific literature has documented that separating children from their parents can lead to anxiety, depression, attachment difficulties, trauma, and long-term emotional and intellectual damage. Several thousand children have been removed from their families and either placed in detention centers or foster care, and their whereabouts are unknown to their parents. Immediate efforts need to be made to reunite these families, keep them together while they proceed through the immigration process, and provide psychological support for the trauma they likely have experienced.
The California Psychological Association endorses the statement made by American Psychological Association regarding the harmful impact of such separation of families. The CPA Immigration Task Force has created a set of recommendations for mental health professionals who wish to work with immigrant families and a provider locator tool that identifies California psychologists who have experience working with immigrant clients and are willing to provide low to no-fee services. To use this locator service, start here, then under "Specialty Areas," search for "Immigration Psychotherapy" and/or "Immigration Psych Assessment." Sliding scale and pro-bono options can be found under "Accepts Insurance.” If you are a CPA member and have this expertise please consider listing yourself in the locator service as a means of making your services available to those who need them
The Blue Dot Project
Here is quite possibly the single most helpful thing you can say to a mom you love who might be suffering: Asking for and accepting help is not only a brave thing to do, but it's the best thing you can do for your baby. If you aren’t well, no one can be well. #RealMotherhood #NoShame #MomsMHMatters
Remember to ask a new mom how she is really feeling and if she is not feeling like herself, give her Postpartum Support International’s Warmline number to find help in her community. 1-800-944-4773.
The Blue Dot Project
We’re debunking the popular myth that as soon as mom lays her eyes on her baby, she is hit with intense feelings of love. That’s not always true, and you know what? That's o.k. It may just take some time. Let the new moms in your life know it’s o.k to not feel completely enraptured by their new baby. Or to be scared, overwhelmed, or just plain tired all the time. #RealMotherhood #MomsMHMatters
Remember to ask a new mom how she is really feeling and if she is not feeling like herself, give her Postpartum Support International’s Warmline number to find help in her community. 1-800-944-4773. .
The Blue Dot Project
Maternal mental health disorders like postpartum depression can affect anyone. We need to #Askher how she's really feeling & #Listen2Mothers when they tell us they are not doing well. #maternalMHmatters #RealMotherhood #Noshame
Check out the blue dot project.
This week we will be busting motherhood myths and helping moms to stop judging themselves by unrealistic standards!
Don't forget to ask new moms how they really feel. And, if she's really struggling, give her Postpartum Support International’s Warmline number to find help, or go ahead and call yourself 1-800-944-4773. #RealMotherhood #NoShame #MaternalMHMatters
This is true for our children as well as how we should treat ourselves.
Maternal Mental Health Week starts this Monday, April 30th! Please sign on to raise awareness of this #1 complication of having a baby. Sign on to share social media messages! It's time to get real about motherhood because getting real about motherhood is healthy for everyone. https://www.thebluedotproject.org/mmhweek2018/
animoto.com Sign up to take the 5-Day #RealMotherhood Challenge to raise awareness for maternal mental health this April 30 - to May 5.
Counseling Conejo Valley
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Specializing in transition to motherhood and perinatal mood disorders. You are not alone!
This is you, and I know what you see. You see a soft middle, a round belly. You see too wide hips and your favourite jeans that don't do up. You see messy hair and tired eyes.
This is you, and here's what I see. A woman who held the universe in her womb, told by society she should be ashamed of it. I see strength and power to hold that growing and changing body and I see a new woman has recently emerged, a Mother. I see a woman who will not bounce back or go back to what she once was. She is so different now in so many much more beautiful ways.
This is you, and I know what your baby sees. Your baby sees perfection, ecstasy, joy, life, peace, love. Your baby sees home. Your baby sees you.
Artwork by @chloe_trayhurn_art thoughts by me x
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Training for child and adolescents therapists using the Violet Oaklander Model
Anxiety, depression, family issues, parenting and other problems in living can be healed.
Dr. Shari Corbitt and Kimberly Wick MFT run an intensive outpatient center helping individuals and their families with drug/alcohol addiction, trauma and other mental health concerns.
Outpatient Detox, Addiction Treatment and Mental Health Services in Agoura Hills, CA and the surrounding areas, under the direction of Dr. Akikur Mohammad.
Superior treatment for Addictions, Eating Disorders & Pain
Hillcrest, located in Agoura Hills, California provides teen mental health, behavioral health and addiction treatment services. We focus on teen recovery.
Licensed clinical psychologist, executive life coach, certified hardiness trainer, specialist in resiliency and stress management, and strategic optimizer.
I am cofounder of AwakeningsPM with Dr. Shari Corbitt, an Intensive Outpatient Program for Mental Health and Addiction in Agoura Hills. I have a therapy practice using a dynamic approach to helping people learn about their patterns, empowering change.
Awakenings drug rehab California also has outpatient mental facilities and is a trauma treatment center. We provide dual diagnosis Treatment Agoura.
Laurie Goldey, Marriage Family Therapist
Individual, Couples, and Family Therapist & Life Coach, Certified "Triple P" - Positive Parenting Program Trainer & Practitioner