Supporting Someone Who Has Attempted or Lives with Thoughts of Suicide
Tuesday, January 9th at 7pm
Presented by Grant LaVigna, LMFT and Margot Parker, AMFT
Suicidal thoughts are often missed, dismissed or avoided when someone we care about is tormented by them. Open, direct, and honest talk about suicide will make a difference. In this presentation, we will be discussing warning signs and risk factors of someone with suicidal thoughts, safety planning, positive interventions, and reducing the stigma of suicide. You will walk away with practical tips on how to support someone you care about who is struggling with thoughts of suicide.
Finding Our Voices, Healing Shame
Tuesday, February 6th at 7pm
Presented by Susan L. Richter LMFT, CEDS, SEP and Alexis Grenner, AMFT
This informative and contemporary presentation will look into the #MeToo Movement and the way it is reshaping conversation about trauma and shame, and the effects that shame have on the way we relate to food and our bodies. We will also discuss the connection between finding ways to speak our truth and heal shame driven self-defeating behaviors rooted in our culture and history. Together, we can find our voices, help bring healing to ourselves and our community, and keep the conversation going.
New Beginnings Welcomes
New IOP Program Director
Alison Papion, MA, LMFT
Alison is the Center’s Program Director for our Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program. Alison has experience providing individual, family and group therapy for adults, children and families in a broad spectrum of settings, including inpatient psychiatric, mobile crisis intervention, and in-home settings since 2005. Prior to coming onboard, Alison was Program Director for a residential drug and alcohol treatment facility, where she often treated individuals with co-occurring mental health concerns.
Alison holds a belief that every individual she comes across holds within him/herself the power to heal. The role of the clinician or treatment program is to support those individuals access their power when they feel they have none. Alison specializes in treatment for trauma and addictive disorders and is passionate about bringing a sense of hope and empowerment to those she serves. Her hope is that, through the Intensive Outpatient experience, those receiving care will learn to embrace their power and find connection with others who share similar experiences, bringing them closer to their personal healing and, ultimately, to the life they dream of living.
The New Beginnings Center now offers an Intensive Outpatient Program for Anxiety and PTSD.
Our somatic based center is now poised to offer a specialized program catered to your needs for expert and sensitive care to help heal from trauma and PTSD, along with its accompanying symptoms like: depression, anxiety, eating disorders, chronic pain or injuries.
Individual and Family Therapy
Therapeutic Yoga Group
DBT Skills Group
The New Beginnings Center was founded in 1982 with an integrative approach to help individuals, couples and families address life's challenges and reach their full potential. Our team of practitioners provide a diverse range of therapeutic and healing services.