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On Tuesday, February 6th at 7pm Alexis Forrey AMFT and I will be presenting a free community event -#MeToo- Finding Our Voices, Healing Our Shame. I’m hoping you will be a part of our effort to bring the #MeToo movement to our local community. For over 20 years The New Beginnings Center has proudly supported National Eating Disorders Awareness efforts to destigmatize and support education and prevention of eating disorders. I can remember how scary it was to be open about my own recovery in those early days, fearing being marginalized by my profession. Fortunately, I was not alone and received support from others, most notably Carolyn Costin, LMFT, who refused to allow shame and stigmatization to silence us or those we had the privilege to work with on their journey to recovery.

I am in awe of how far we’ve come and the bravery of those speaking up. The support we can offer each other gives me hope for the task at hand – learning to speak up, finding support, and extending the opportunity of healing to all who have suffered in silence.

Please join us for a special evening of creating safe space, tapping into our collective well-being and utilizing our intentional community to learn and heal ourselves, our community, and our world.

-Susan Richter, LMFT
#MeToo - 
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.

WEBINAR: Eating Disorders Through the Eyes of Transgender and Gender Expansive Clients
1.0 CE Credit

Presented By: Susan Richter, MA, LMFT, CEDS, SEP and Sean Baker, MA, LMFT, SEP
Eating disorder recovery challenges clients to accept their body and become more embodied in their lives. Recovery for transgender and gender expansive clients includes addressing the complexities of gender dysphoria, body dissatisfaction, and the impacts of hormone treatment and other medical interventions on recovery. Understanding how to assist and even advocate for these clients involves understanding their experience of themselves inside their body.

During this presentation, eating disorder professionals will learn about the importance of gender identity in the context of eating disorder treatment best practices and challenges. Practitioners will learn about being culturally sensitive providers to transgender and gender expansive patients and how to create safe and welcoming climates in their clinical environment.

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. 

Services include:
  • Individual and Family Therapy
  • Medication Management
  • Dietician Services
  • Cranio-Sacral Therapy
  • Therapeutic Yoga Group
  • DBT Skills Group
  • Mindfulness Meditation

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.

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