Zandra L. Ellis, MA, LCDC - Rise Above Counseling Services, PLLC

Masters-level Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and Life Coach versed in client-centered CBT, DBT, Narrative, and Art therapies, and Harm Reduction.

Rise Above is a private practice and peer support group founded on the principle that sobriety does not be boring. Taking the queues from the famous Black Flag song of the same name, Rise Above replaces the human entity of society with each person's drug of choice. Each member is taking on the challenge to no longer be slave to the substance, but take control and rise above to soar at greater heig

Operating as usual

06/28/2021
06/27/2021

TODAY! Back in person! F%&# yeah!!

2PM - Common Desk Deep Ellum

Sunday groups are now IN PERSON ONLY and we are so excited to see you! Virtual groups still available on Mondays and Thursdays at 7PM.

Timeline Photos 05/20/2021

Timeline Photos

Hey. I just wanted to say I am proud of you.

04/26/2021
12/28/2020

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Murry Chrimuh from Santa Spice 🎅🏾

From my heart to yours, MERRY CHRISTMAS!

youtube.com E. Jones made a Chrimuh Banger!! Check it out here!https://soulcouncilejones.bandcamp.com/track/black-santa

10/06/2020

Foundation45

Signup for our online support group for Women of Color, led by our counselor Jan’l Lowry. The support group will be held every Wednesday, starting October 14th from 7 - 8pm. Female-identifying individuals ages 18 and up are welcome to attend. Sign up today at https://foundation45.org/woc/. Applications will be open until October 12th or until all spots are filled.

What is the focus of this group? This group will be a place for women of color to express their thoughts, ideas, hurts, criticism, hopes, and traumas in a safe and welcoming environment. Topics will be geared directly to women of color as well as thought provoking questions about each other’s unique experiences.

07/22/2020

Foundation45

Meeting for Women if Color coming soon!

We're excited to let you know we're launching a WOC-specific support group soon, led by our amazing counselor Jan'L. This group will be a limited time, limited capacity group focusing on what YOU tell us you need support with as a woman of color in our current climate. We'll be back with more details soon, but in the meantime, if you were going to attend, what schedule would work best for you?

07/10/2020

Girls Rock Dallas

This workshop was made for GRD by our friends at Be Project (The Family Place). Hi my name is Ally is a educational role-play between Be Project Educator Toya and new intern Ally. When Toya and Ally first met, Toya was sure that Ally’s name was pronounced like “Ally” (Al-eye) but she was corrected and told it was pronounced like Ali (short for Allyson). It was then that Ally became intrigued and wanted to know what an Ally was which Toya then proceeded to take Ally on a journey of what it means to be an Ally. Toya introduces Ally to the ally action continuum which then leads to the Be Project team role-playing for our audience what these different stages on the continuum could look like in real life. We encourage who will view this video to stop and reflect on the different stages on the continuum and ask yourself where do you fall? We then encourage you to start a dialogue with other individuals in your life about different groups who have been oppressed or abused and discuss ways to show them allyship.

[06/04/20]   By Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., 16 April 1963

"First, I must confess that over the last few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Council-er or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate who is more devoted to "order" than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says "I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I can't agree with your methods of direct action;" who paternalistically feels he can set the timetable for another man's freedom; who lives by the myth of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait until a "more convenient season."

Shallow understanding from people of goodwill is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection."

05/16/2020

Warrior Goddess Training

04/03/2020

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03/27/2020

Tiffany Rothe Workouts

Focus on what you have 🥰

03/24/2020

Foundation45

Don't listen to the lies. Anxiety is sh*t.

ssdp.org 03/18/2020

COVID-19 Global Harm Reduction Alert for People Who Use Drugs - SSDP

Reality is that addiction is not cut and dry and everyone needs to stay safe. If you are currently using, PLEASE BE EXTRA VIGILANT. Here are some great tips to follow to make sure that you do not put yourself more at risk. Your health matters too.

ssdp.org This list was compiled by multiple people who wish to remain anonymous. Note: These tips were developed with a global perspective in mind. Certain items, such as the available medication-assisted treatment supply to take home, may vary depending on your location. Please check in with your own commun...

03/16/2020

It is with heavy hearts that we must announce that Interlude 45 groups are closed until further notice.

We want to do our part to keep everyone safe while we work on solutions in the meantime. Stay tuned for updates and know that we love you. 🖤❤️

It is with heavy hearts that we must announce that Interlude 45 groups are closed until further notice.

We want to do our part to keep everyone safe while we work on solutions in the meantime. Stay tuned for updates and know that we love you. 🖤❤️

03/12/2020
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This is key.

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02/22/2020

Addiction Neuroscience 101

Addiction is a tricky topic because it is a chronic preventable illness. But it’s more than just that. Here’s a video that explains what happens in the brain and why substance use disorder is a complicated disease that affects you biopsychosocially.

This is an overview of the neurobiology of addiction

02/20/2020

BBC One

Addiction is not just about not using.

“Addiction is not a choice anybody makes. It’s a response to emotional pain.” - Dr Gabor Mate

Do we need to rethink addiction?

02/17/2020

What it's like to be anxious || My little anxiety friend!

HEY ERRYBODY! This is Zandra, your friendly neighborhood counselor who likes to say “f**k”. I sometimes see that it’s hard to explain to anxiety to those who do not suffer from it chronically. PS, I say suffer in a non-shaming way because... well... IT IS miserable. The sh*t ain’t fun. Anxiety is like a painful hangnail. It’s just there out of nowhere and hangs on random things while giving you painful reminders. Yep. It’s a hangnail. So, if you ever run into someone who just doesn’t seem to get it, here’s a handy-dandy video that explains it in the simplest of terms. It will either make them leave awkwardly and they will never speak on it again (low-key win) OR it will give an opportunity to talk about how they can best help (high-key win). If said person is still refuses to get it or care, ask yourself why do you still have them around. They are obviously not good for your anxiety and just may be a source of stress. Hope this helps! ❤️, Zandra

Here's another short video with my little buddy anxiety. Enjoy! "Crickets with Distant Traffic" from the Youtube Audio Library

02/13/2020
01/22/2020

THIS TIMES A THOUSAND. Our field (along with all healthcare) should be subsidized so everyone has access to care.

#alwaysreblog #healthcareisahumanright #mentalhealthcareishealthcaretoo #realpeoplerealconversations

12/30/2019

Applications are open. This is a 12-week FREE outpatient program headed by myself. Group is closed and limited to about 10 people. Please share. :)

Applications are open for the second session of Remix-Recovery, our 12 week long substance abuse recovery program.

For info and applications go to https://foundation45.org/remix-recovery/

Free to anyone 18 and up but spots are limited so sign up now!

12/30/2019

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Dangers of romanticizing and whitewashing Van Gogh’s struggles.

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12/28/2019

Rest for Resistance

🌱 Everyone you love also benefits from your healing 🌱

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12/24/2019

The Psychology Babes

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12/07/2019

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blogs.msn.com 12/03/2019

Poverty is a story about us, not them - Microsoft News

"Too often still, we think we know what poverty looks like.

It’s the way we’ve been taught, the images we’ve been force-fed for decades.

The chronically homeless.

The undocumented immigrant.

The urban poor, usually personified as a woman of color, the “welfare queen” politicians still too often reference.

But as income inequality rises to record levels in the United States, even in the midst of a record economic expansion, those familiar images are outdated, hurtful, and counterproductive to focusing attention on solutions and building ladders of opportunity.

Today’s faces of income inequality and lack of opportunity look like, well… all of us."

blogs.msn.com We think we know what poverty looks like. It’s the way we’ve been taught, the images we’ve been force-fed for decades. As income inequality rises to record levels in the US, even in the midst of economic expansion, those images are outdated, hurtful, & counterproductive to focusing attention o...

globalnews.ca 12/03/2019

Half of homeless people have experienced traumatic brain injury: study

“Traumatic brain injury is linked to a host of problems, the researchers found, including poorer reported mental health, substance abuse, suicidal ideation, and even involvement with the criminal justice system.”

globalnews.ca A new study has found "strikingly" high rates of traumatic brain injury among the homeless population.

boredpanda.com 11/29/2019

38 Stunning Before & After Transformations Of People Who Quit Drugs (New Pics)

Recovery is not only possible, but is most probable. Recovery really can breathe life back into you and you can move on. ❤️

boredpanda.com To serve as a fount of inspiration that absolutely anything (and everything) is possible in life, Bored Panda has compiled this list of the most spectacular, majestic and amazing transformations of people who quit doing heroin, meth, and other drugs.

miro.medium.com 11/27/2019

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11/24/2019

Addicted: America's Opioid Crisis | Full Documentary

This is a must watch video. Big Pharma has done a lot of damage.

Editor - Nick Light Producer – Sarah Svoboda Director, Producer and Camera – Darren Conway Executive Producer – Jacky Martens More full documentaries on iPla...

hercampus.com 11/23/2019

It's Time to Talk About Black Girls and Anxiety

“The reality is when Black girls are suffering from any type of anxiety we aren’t afforded any understanding from our peers, family members or people outside of our communities. We’re not anxious or scared instead, we’re “weird”, ill-mannered badly behaved or just bitches. This isn’t speculation either, this was my lived experience for quite some time.”

hercampus.com Recently, the discourse surrounding Black girls with social anxiety has become increasingly popular due to a certain R&B si

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