I‘m Anastasia, (she/her/hers) Psychotherapist and Founder of Mandala Wellness. I am super informal so please just call me Stasia.
I believe that as humans our connections and our relationships are the most sacred experiences we have. Witnessing my clients' stories profoundly impacts me and reaffirms my choice to do my work with a whole heart. As a relational therapist I believe that the opportunity to develop a positive therapeutic relationship can be groundwork for exploring how an individual wishes to engage with family, romantic partners, friends, colleagues, and in all of life's transitions. I believe strongly in creating an environment that cultivates inclusion and acceptance so each and every person who I interact with can be their truest self.
Throughout my career, I have worked with culturally diverse populations in private, in-home, and non-profit settings. I was fortunate to work and live abroad for over 6 years providing me with experiences that allowed me to learn and develop my skills and techniques within the field. Furthermore, I have experience providing trainings to community groups, families, clients, and other professionals.
Aside from being an LCSW I am also a Certified Daring WayTM Facilitator. The Daring WayTM is a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. Utilizing this approach we explore topics such as vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness. We examine the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are holding us back and we identify the new choices and practices that will move us toward more authentic and wholehearted living. The primary focus is on developing shame resilience skills and developing daily practices that transform the way we live, love, parent, and lead.