Solutions for Women Experiencing Stress or Anxiety
Licensed Psychotherapy~ 30 years experience helping women release stress & anxiety.
Unapologetically breaking-free from less-than-effective cookie cutter therapy strategies- think of me as your emotional activist.
When people are anxious or depressed, I tell them “Get up and move' or “create”..
so expect a Transpersonal/Zen Influenced with Art Integration & Yoga Therapy
- Relationship and family problems
- Self-acceptance & Stage of Life Concerns
- Feelings of depression and anxiety
- Discovering choices that make life more meaningful
- Work and school issues
- Concerns about gender, sexuality and body image
- Recovery from abuse and trauma
- Money Management, Women-Owned Business Concerns
Michele Paiva, Licensed Psychotherapist
- International Society of Ethical Psychiatrists and Psychologists
- National Certified Financial Literacy Instructor
- American Marketing Association(speaker)
- American Psychological Association
- Thich Nhat Hanh/Plum Village, Online Sangha Leader & Inducted by the Dalai Lama
- MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) Certified
- American Art Therapy Association
- The Yoga Alliance Approved School + Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Certified
- + many specialty certifications
There is no BS here, she tells you what you need to hear and challenges patterns of behavior to achieve a new outcome. All while being warm and funny, which puts you at easy and helps to build a comfort level so progress can be made.
Michele Paiva and her incredible work entered my life during a period of much transition, upheaval, and stress both at work and in my personal life. The chaos and crisis that should have unfolded did not have the impact that everyone, including myself, expected.
It was Michele's warmth, mentoring, blending of neuro-science and holistic practices that guided me through the waves that cruised through my life. After a miscarriage, a betrayal amidst a breakup, working in crisis mental health, and navigating a new career dynamic, that Michele facilitated a solidification of my sense of being rooted and grounded in the world.
She helped me cultivate and sustain self-care practices, acted as a firm supporter when I felt unhinged, and with elegant skill helped me to move my energy towards staying focused in my mind-body towards a healthy outcome, strengthening healthy coping skills, and be ever more comfortable with uncertainty.
She is a mind-body ninja in the most positive sense of the word!
I have been in different forms of therapy for 20 years. Michele has made the most difference. She uses her vast knowledge and experience to gently steer me toward the changes that I need to make to be truely happy. I thought I could not change and was “broken” for 20 years. Working with her allowed me to clear my life of negativity and start actually living!
Kind, Honest and Straight Forward….
Kind, Honest and Straight Forward….
Paiva Psychotherapy for the Conscious Feminine Psyche & Entrepreneur
Women go through unique transitions, challenges and situations; dialogue is not the only, nor best, way to communicate. I have an array of resources from therapeutic art to my work as a yoga therapist. With 30 years experience, I specialize in females who have experienced trauma, sexual assault, financial or career conflict and betrayal. I also focus on the truth under the trauma, the potential under the alleged pathology and rather than focusing on the struggle, we work toward bliss.
The Refuge Circle for Women, in Downingtown, is an ongoing support group that touches on topics such as: Child Abuse Survivors, Betrayal, Recovery from Addiction, Life Transitions and Experience unique to Women (Perimenopause, Menopause, assault, rape), Anxiety/Depression, Grief/Loss, Marital/Partner Conflict , Body Image struggles, Divorce/Seperation , Parenting. Art, yoga, meditation, mindfulness and discussion are some of the vehicles for refuge.
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