For Therapists

Announcing: New In-Person AASECT Certification Supervision Group in New Haven, CT

I’m honored and excited to announce that I have launched a new in-Person AASECT certification supervision group that will meet at my office in New Haven, CT starting July 26!

Each group will meet for four hours, from 12 noon until 4 pm Eastern time. There are three dates to choose from: July 26, Sept 25 or Oct 23, 2015. Please indicate your choice of day at time of registration.

I have also extended my Online Group Supervision and have a couple of openings in two phone/online Supervision groups:

June 4, June 25 and July 9th Thursdays 10:30am to 12:00pm

June 1, June 15, June 29 and July 13th Mondays 3:30 to 5:00pm

Register for a group by emailing and reserving your spot here.

Working in a group setting with a PhD Board Certified, Master Level, Expert therapist, supervision will give you a chance to share your cases and hear ample feedback and receive interventions and direction from me, and from the group.

Each participant will have time to present cases, ask questions, and learn from other participants. Group discussion, experiential intervention and optional homework may include reading material, videos, and other suggestions for practice of hands on skills. Maximum participation is encouraged. All experience and backgrounds are encouraged to participate, and all dynamics and approaches welcome.

Supervision for beginners to advanced practitioners
Special topics and expertise include couples therapy, sexuality, infidelity
AASECT supervision for sex therapists and educators
Supervision for LPCs and other consultation available upon request

It’s not easy being a Mompreneur

Many of you may or may not know that I did a series of informative videos for about pregnancy, parenting, recovering from infidelity, etc. Today I want to congratulate creator, Leana Greene, for her success as both an entrepreneur and as a Mom. As any working mother knows, balancing family and work obligations can be a daunting task. Being a mom and an entrepreneur requires extra dedication and even less sleep. Leana Greene has it together and she shared 3 tips for Success in both Business and Parenting for the readers of

Read it here: A Mompreneur’s 3 Tips to Succeed in Business and Parenting

For more advice on parenting, check out this video with advice from celebrities like Geena Davis, Arianna Huffington, Tiffani Thiessen, Ricki Lake and more.

New book for small business – Evan Leepson’s Critical Connections

One of my students from the Writing and Publishing group has published his first book! Evan Leepson, MBA’s Critical Connections will be available June 1st. Evan finished his book proposal in my Writing and Publishing course and I’m honored to share it with you because I believe in the power of referral marketing.

The description from the publisher’s site:

Evan Leepson Critical ConnectionsCritical Connections is written for small business owners, the self-employed and those who provide professional and personal services. Part workbook and part self-help and resource guide, it guides you step-by-step through strategies and tactics geared to building business relationships using traditional and social media marketing.

Loaded with tips, tactics, quizzes, real-life stories and examples, this hands-on workbook will help you create your own customized marketing plan. It delivers answers to your burning marketing questions:

– Where do I begin?

– What do I really need to know about social media?

– Why do I have to put so much time and energy into networking?

– How do I get the best bang for my marketing buck?

Critical Connections reframes the definition of marketing as the care and feeding of strategic relationships and personal interactions with both referrers and clients. By the time you have finished the exercises presented, you will have created a marketing plan that will propel your business forward and relieve the stress that many small business owners feel when faced with marketing their businesses or services.

When you’re ready to write and publish your own book, sign up for my next session of Writing and Publishing for Professionals beginning September 15, 2015.

Whether you are writing to publish nonfiction, a memoir or a clinical book or article, this course will help you to feel motivated, break through your writers block, and give you a finished product to either self publish, or submit to a literary agent or publishing house. This course will help you decide what your best course of action will be for your particular project and will offer you resources, guidance, alternatives and potential for publication.

Now Offering Expanding Your Business Consulting Sessions

Do you want to expand or grow your private practice or small business?
Find out how the most successful entrepreneurs are doing it. Find your expertise, learn the skills to market yourself, and create a strategy for success.  Are you trying to sell a book, find an agent, or expand your private practice?  Do you want to reach more people with your healing skills?
I am fascinated by your ideas. I want to hear what are you working on: What is your mission? What do you want to expand?

Please take a moment and ask yourself these three short questions:

Number One:  What is the biggest problem you face right now in your work?
Number Two:  What do you need help with in developing your business?
Number Three:  What do you appreciate about your work now?

Why do I ask you these questions?  It helps me to know what I can do to help you in your work.

I may have some ideas about how I can expand and personalize your business or private practice and how I can help you be a successful entrepreneur. Let me help you create a plan to fit your needs. In a series of sessions, I can help you Boost Your Business and Love What You Do.

Interested? You have options:

1. One 90 minute session.
2. Four sessions, 90 minutes each.
3. Ten sessions; Four at 90 minutes, Six at 60 minutes each.
4. One four hour in person session.

All sessions can be over Phone, Webinar or Skype.

PAYMENT plans are available or save 10% when you pay for five or ten sessions right now.

For more information including rates, contact me directly.

Tomorrow! Exclusive Invitation for Women Who Want to Create a Better World

Women on the Edge of Evolution Online ConferenceIf you’re familiar with my work and my colleagues, you probably already know that women have a critical role to play in creating a better world.

If you want to be one of those women, or want to play an even bigger role than you already do, then this exciting free global online women’s conference will show you how to do that in ways both large and small that won’t steal time away from your already busy life.

Women on the Edge of Evolution is the celebrated virtual conference with today’s leading female change-makers and influencers, and it’s just around the corner.

If you’re feeling a burning desire to unleash your power, creativity, vision and voice to create a life of meaning, impact, contribution and authentic success, you won’t want to miss this!

It all begins tomorrow! If you’re ready, sign up here.

The event is being hosted by Claire Zammit, herself a transformational teacher and leader who facilitates the Feminine Power courses that have impacted over 300,000 women globally.

Claire is bringing together more than 20 leading female thinkers, artists and change-agents, including Arianna Huffington, Marianne Williamson, Iyanla Vanzant, Lisa Nichols, Jean Houston, Sandra Yancey, Arielle Ford, Ali Brown Barbara Marx Hubbard, Marci Shimoff and Katherine Woodward Thomas, among many others, to engage the most important questions we face as women making a difference.

Together, the presenters at this event have impacted and influenced more than 500 million people.

These speakers have been exactly where you are and can help you to create the life and contribution you were born for.

Women on the Edge of Evolution Online Conference

Find Out How to Attend Women on the Edge of Evolution Online Conference at Absolutely No Charge

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to take your place among the world’s female change-makers.

Never before have women had so much opportunity to influence and impact the world with our gifts, values and voice—the era of feminine power is truly upon us.

Join me and these extraordinary leaders for Women on the Edge of Evolution, and feel our collective power grow!

Make sure to tell your friends to join us for this power-house event just for women!

Can Sexual Healing Change the World?

As therapists, our primary ethical guideline is do no harm. Our second is to honor our clients’ autonomy and freedom of choice. As healers, this becomes most important when working with clients around sexuality and sexual expression. Sex positivity is a relatively new attitude born out of a sexual revolution against the conservative forces trying to inhibit our increasingly free sexual expression thanks to birth control, equality of the sexes, and greater acceptance of homosexuality.

Sex-positive practitioners helping our clients heal from harmful expressions of sexuality (disease, incest, rape, assault) are the leaders of a movement working to change the world’s attitude towards sexual expression, one person at a time.

For more reading and an in-depth discussion, don’t miss Alexandra Katehakis’ article on this topic on HuffingtonPost: Is the Sexual Healing Movement the New Sexual Revolution?

Healing the heart through intimacy

There is more to healing and being whole than showing up in therapy once a week or taking a medication for your depression. I know, I may be putting myself out of business when I say that. A therapist depends on patients who depend on therapy. But I look at healing as a broader mission, one that the individual is responsible for achieving. I am only a small part of a greater puzzle. And I am honored to be in the space of healing in my office. Yet I acknowledge that there are more things happening in the healing process that I am aware of, or that I can control.

Sufi’s believe that there are four layers to your heart. And in these layers you can be connected to others, and you can be hurt or you can heal. Our self awareness of these layers may be creating true intimacy with a partner or they may remain unaware of the true nature of our heart, and we may not even know we are hiding our true selves from others.

Resolving conflict, creating intimacy, and letting someone else into our deepest selves means opening our hearts, and this can be frightening and fulfilling at the same time. I hope to create a heightened awareness of the possibilities for couples, to allow healing, and let in more light into the dark spaces of the heart.

Sufism and the layers of the heart: a sufi’s perspective on relationships

Interested in learning more about how spirituality, mindfulness, and altered states can integrate with couples therapy? D’Arcy Swanson and I will be presenting a 2-hour workshop at the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology’s annual conference May 28-31 focusing on creating intimacy and resolving conflict for couples that struggle with communication impasses, conflict, sexual issues and/or infidelity. Prioritizing heightened consciousness and energy awareness by tantric, shamanic, and modern therapeutic approaches allows clients to create a more expansive, fulfilling relationship.

Register for ACEP 2015 Conference here:

Free Teleclass: How to Boost Your Business

Follow Your Passion, Create Success and Find Your Mission in the World

March 18, 2015
2 – 3 pm EST
Cost: Free! Register now!
Do you have a private practice and want to expand into products or passive income streams? Do you want to use social media or expand your website? Are you writing a blog or a column? Have you written a book and are trying to market it on your own?

Now you can find out how the most successful entrepreneurs are doing it. Join me for a FREE teleseminar on how to Boost Your Business and Follow Your Passion.

Do you feel like you are meant to change something in the world? Do you have a mission but you aren’t clear yet what it is? Do you want to help people and feel you are a healer with a gift?

Find your expertise, learn the skills to market yourself, and create a strategy for success.

This one-hour FREE class is a BONUS to our upcoming three week teleseminar on How to Grow Your Business beginning April 1st.
All FREE teleseminar registrants will receive a FREE gift when they register for the three-week teleseminar series.

Join me for this FREE teleseminar on how to Boost Your Business and Still Love What You Do: Register now!

Then hear the secrets of manifesting your dreams from each of our expert speakers in the three week Teleseminar starting April 1st with- Wendy Stragr, Evan Leepson, MSW, MBA, and Anna Baxter – classes run on April 1, 8 and 15th but you dont need to be there LIVE – dowload classes anytime but REGISTER now. Register now!

Grow your small business, transform your life

Final days to save on registration for Grow Your Small Business And Be A Successful Entrepreneur! If you register before Friday March 13th, you’ll save $50!

Grow Your Small Business is a three-part teleclass by entrepreneurs Dr. Tammy Nelson, Wendy Stragr, Evan Leepson, MSW, MBA and Anna Baxter

This three hour teleclass presents ideas on how to start, grow or expand your private practice, sell your book, create your product or how to launch your strategic plan for the new year. Create your vision for your business, define your goals and find out how to really transform your life and the lives of others in this course. This course is taught by entrepreneurs who have made it happen. You can build a business that gets you noticed, makes you money and most importantly helps you create the work you love.

Class starts April 1 – Listen live or download the teleclass and listen at your convenience.

Here’s the agenda:

Week 1: Successful Product-Driven Business through Multimedia with Wendy Strgar

Week 2: Marketing Your Business Through Strategic Relationships with Evan Leepson

This session will introduce a new framework of marketing as an organized plan of the care and feeding of strategic relationships. We’ll discuss how to work with referral sources in building a professional or personal services business.

Week 3: Creating an Online Presence and Platform with Anna Baxter

In the modern marketplace, if you’re not online then you’re not reaching your full potential as a professional. Blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine… there’s so many, but where do you begin? Social media consultant Anna Baxter will answer your questions about building your online presence and connecting with your audience.

Register now, then join us April 1st!

Does fighting 24/7 mean your marriage is over?

There is nothing worse than coming home after a long day at work, only to immediately be pulled into a fight with your spouse over something that is so mundane—What’s even worse is when you don’t know why you’re fighting in the first place! Because when the constant fights start to blend into each other, that’s when you know that you have a major problem on your hands.

Are high conflict couples destined for divorce?

If we’re being totally honest, we don’t know what’s scarier: Not being able to understand why there is so much conflict in our relationships or not knowing whether or not the constant arguing is a sign that our marriage is over. But even though you may fight all of the time, that doesn’t mean that your marriage can’t be saved…does it?

When they come into the therapy office saying, “I don’t think we’re going to make it,” how can we as therapists help couples restore peace and become experts on their own relationship?

YourTango’s panel of experts (Dr. Tammy Nelson, Imago Institute’s Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt, LCPC Tony Victor, LMFT Sue Butler and Certified Sex Therapist Kimberly Anderson get into the nitty gritty of marriage and what it takes to make things work in this video.

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