04. Alicja's Podcast (Psst! You can send in an anonymous mental health question!)
MEET OUR PROVIDERS | 01
Marisol Sedore, MSW, LSW
Marisol Sedore is a clinical licensed social worker and holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Southern California.
In addition to English, Marisol speaks Spanish. Marisol has many years of experience working with diverse populations that include refugees, survivors of torture, and individuals experiencing addiction and substance abuse issues. She has worked with children, adults, families, and the elderly. She enjoys using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) framework to empower her patients to overcome adversities and reach their goals.
Marisol is passionate about promoting overall physical, emotional, social, environmental, financial, and spiritual wellness. Marisol wants to work together with you to help you reach your goals!
Trabajando juntos para lograr las metas!
Esther Conteh, MSW, LSW
Esther Conteh is a clinical licensed social worker and holds a master’s degree in social work from Temple University in Pennsylvania. Esther is originally from Sierra Leone where she attended Fourah Bay College and studied linguistics and sociology. In addition to English she speaks Krio.
Esther is passionate about working in mental health and wants to help everyone that is ready to move forward on their journey to mental health wellness. She has worked in a lot of psychiatric hospitals and was able to assist patients while they were in crisis or suicidal. She is excited to be able to work with patients on an outpatient basis and help them work on their coping skills so they never have to be hospitalized!
BOOK CORNER WITH DR. NEWMAN | 02
“A Cloud a Day” by Gavin Prector-Pinney
This artistic and beautiful photographic work offers readers a new way to look the everyday. Pretor-Pinney combines images and cloud mapping with inspirational quotes and poetry to elevate the ever-changing sky into a counter culture experience. He calls for us to get away from our phones and look up, freeing our imaginations to focus on wonder and the legitimacy of taking a minute to just do nothing. The nature of ever-changing clouds is no less worthy of our attention than the things we typically worry or ruminate about.
One way to open your eyes to unnoticed beauty is to ask yourself, "What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?" From The Sense of Wonder (1956) by Rachel Carsen.
Summer might be the perfect time to do just that.
WRITING THERAPY WITH JOSHUA ADAMS | 03
The Healing Power of Writing with Joshua Adams
Did you know that writing therapy has the power to tap into your subconscious mind?
That mysterious place inside our heads that seems to operate without our permission, influencing conscious thoughts and feelings about ourselves and experiences. When we’re at our worst, it may feel like a toxic waste dump where all our troubles go to brew trouble.
But what if instead, it could be a resource for healing?
A lot of therapies achieve healing through communication and understanding. Writing therapy is no different. When we can communicate with our inner selves, deeper insights can be drawn out and processed. The next time you are faced with a problem, be it anxiety, depression, trauma, pain, or what may trouble you, perhaps try opening a notebook or word processor and pour it onto the page. I recommend an icebreaker: a conscious thought that serves as a question for your subconscious. Once the words start flowing, you might realize your inner self is doing most of the talking. After this conversation, why not give some advice or words of support? Or simply bask in the catharsis of letting your problems out and take a deep breath.
There are various formats to writing therapy, and often the work is finding which one is right for you.
Therapeutic fiction, anyone?
If you’re looking for therapy to explore the deeper meaning of your life and work through your challenges, consider joining me in transforming your troubles into triumphs.
ALICJA'S PODCAST | 04
Therapy for Your Ears
with Alicja Matusiak, LISW-S, PMHNP-BC
Did you know that the founder of Holistic Wellness Solutions has a podcast? Tune into "Naked Truth" every Friday for topics ranging from home remedies to ADHD treatment!
You know what else is awesome? You can submit a question to the podcast to have it answered LIVE on the show! Click here to do that or email firstname.lastname@example.org.