The Whole Self Workshop Series is here!

Fun announcement!
I’ll be offering a Whole Self series at the Hannah Grimes Center in Keene from 5 – 6pm on Fridays, February 15th to March 8th. The series will consist of four one-hour-long workshops with a maximum of nine group members. It is recommended that group members sign up for all four workshops to maintain consistency and trust in the group, and to build on concepts week to week. The workshops are outlined as follows:
February 15: “It’s Not About the Food:” This workshop examines the stories we tell about ourselves and our relationships to food and our bodies. We discuss how our culture contributes to a negative self/body image. We delve into how difficulties with food and eating are often couched in control, and how to handle our inner “controllers”.
February 22: “Accepting and Nurturing Our Parts:” This workshop urges us to identify the parts of ourselves that we don’t like, and how to think about them/treat them in a different way to get different results. This workshop examines the difference between taking care of ourselves and bullying ourselves, and how this impacts how we approach food and eating.
March 1: “Self-Assertiveness & Vulnerability:” This workshop reviews the often scary idea of asserting our own wants and needs, asking for help, and being our real selves, warts and all. Do we use food and eating as a numbing agent? If so, what are we trying to numb? How do we stay present with ourselves?
March 8: “Making Empowering Choices:” This workshop focuses on how we can make positive choices to prioritize our own health as we move forward. Where in our lives do we need to decrease stress? How can the power of preparation help us as we heal our relationships to food and our bodies?
These workshops represent my specialties, and I’m so excited to offer them!
Each workshop is $25, for a total of $100 for all four workshops. As these are interactive workshops and are not group therapy, I will not be accepting insurance for this series.
If you are interested in attending the series, please email me ( to register with your name and contact information. Assuming that the series fills up (the cap is 9 participants, but I do need at least 7 to move forward with the workshops), I will email all registered participants with more details the week prior to starting the workshops. Payment will be due at the time of service.
Please be in touch with me with any questions. I look forward to seeing you in February!
– Dana

Useful Information

Some frequently asked questions and useful answers.

Online therapy works in the same way as in-office therapy, but is done online, similar to a Skype or FaceTime conversation. Clients are able to have sessions from home, work, or any other convenient location. We meet with clients using a HIPAA-compliant secure platform.

Online therapy allows you to work with us from the comfort of home, or any private location of your choosing. For some, the screen provides an added layer of comfort that makes the challenging work of being vulnerable in therapy a little easier.

Online therapy also creates the unique opportunity for you to work with us without the constraints of proximity! The practice was born in Keene, New Hampshire, but has since grown to service clients anywhere in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey, Florida, and New Hampshire.

Online therapy is a great option for clients that travel for work, for college students that go home during the summertime and do not want a break in their sessions, and for anyone with a challenging or inconsistent day-to-day schedule. It is an excellent choice for clients seeking a therapist with a particular specialty that they are unable to find support for locally. Some of our clients report that online therapy makes the vulnerability element of therapy a bit less intimidating.

No. For some clients with more complex symptoms or safety concerns, having a local therapist that is readily available is important in case of crisis or the need for a higher level of care. Online therapy is also a challenge for clients that do not have access to a private, quiet space to be “in session” for the hour, or for those that do not have adequate internet connectivity.

There are several reasons why we don’t accept insurance. The most important are:

Confidentiality. Insurance companies require that your information be shared with them in order to pay for services. We prefer that clients’ information is kept as confidential as possible.

The pressure to diagnose. Insurance companies require that clients are given a mental health diagnosis in order to pay for therapy. We have found that many clients benefit from therapy, but do not meet criteria for a diagnosis. Not using insurance allows clients to access therapy without being given a mental health diagnosis.

Flexibility and freedom. Insurance companies dictate the length and number of sessions they will authorize, as well as when a client is no longer eligible for the benefits of therapy. Because we do not work with insurance panels, you and we can collaborate to determine your individual needs regarding session length, frequency of sessions, and when to terminate therapy.

While we do not accept insurance, many clients choose to submit receipts to their insurance companies to receive reimbursement via out-of-network benefits. We are happy to provide these receipts for you! Please check with your insurance company for details on your benefits.



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