What is Therapy? – What is Mindfulness? – What is Self-Compassion?
Discover tools and techniques to start you on the path of practicing being present in your daily life and work.
What is Therapy?
We were born as socially connected beings. The initial stage of therapy is talking and connecting to a licensed professional counselor who is trained to listen and facilitate productive discussion towards helping you move forward in a healthy manner.
Life is messy, challenging and complicated at times. The proper therapy can help you maintain balance in your life. Please visit here to see the variety of therapies in which we are trained.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention in the present judgmentally. When you’re mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to experience.
What is Self-Compassion?
Self-compassion helps us to respond to our emotions with greater kindness and self-care. This is not self-pity and it’s not self-esteem. It’s recognizing that the human experience is hard for all of us. Practicing self-compassion is equipping yourself with tools so that you can tame your inner critic, boost resilience, move out of your comfort zone, build courage to take risks, navigate setbacks and live a more productive life.
“May I connect deeply with everyone I meet – the best I can.”
Denette is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor, Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor, National Certified Counselor and Certified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapist. She is often accompanied by her team of therapy dogs, a miniature poodle, ‘Bailey’ and a maltipoo, ‘Shaq.’
A large part of Denette’s therapy work includes Interpersonal Neurobiology, Mindfulness, and Mindful Self-Compassion, Denette is the first teacher in Dallas-Ft. Worth to be certified by the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion, co-founded by Kristin Neff, Ph.D. and Christopher Germer, Ph.D. Denette regularly speaks to groups on on a variety of topics such as Attachment, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Trauma and Mindfulness and Mindful Self-Compassion.
Gretchen is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor.
As a therapist, Gretchen has a broad range of experience from supporting children, adolescents, and adults through life transitions to helping individuals heal from the effects of complex trauma.