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Marjorie Strachman Miller, PhD, LMFT
Therapist & Co-Owner

Individuals | Couples | Internal Family Systems | Play Therapy Ages 3-5 | Virtual Therapy

I am passionate about helping you find your voice when difficult experiences and emotions create barriers to relating to others and accomplishing your goals.

We are often occupied with our day-to-day lives and struggles with one another. I will help you go below the surface at your own pace so you can develop a better understanding of yourself and others. This includes processing experiences of trauma and abuse. I help you to acknowledge your feelings and give you a safe space to express yourself. You will move forward in areas in your life where you may have felt stuck before.

I am also here to work with you through discovering your identity, which may include gender identity. I am passionate about exploring how gender and culture intersects with each of our identities and social context.

In my work with children, ages 3 years-old and above, I use play therapy to help them process their experiences and emotions. In the same way that adults value time with a therapist, children find value in having their own space to work through the issues that weigh on them. I love working with children because in our work, I see them build resiliency to develop their confidence and learn how to express themselves.

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Heidi Vanderwerff, LICSW
Therapist & Co-Owner

Individuals | Couples | New Parents | Virtual Therapy

I will help you live into the life you want. I am a calm presence offering a healing space and feedback to challenge you, that will lead to growth.

I provide individual therapy and couples therapy (relationship therapy) for professionals and new parents. I help you move from busy to intentional city dweller, creating healthy patterns to live in the present.

If you feel you are in crisis - overwhelmed by anxious feelings, panic, stress, or feeling down about your life and relationships - I will help you make sense of those feelings, navigate them, and function better day-to-day.

Our work together may begin with problem-solving and working through the crisis at hand. With my guidance you will quickly understand the undercurrents that have brought you to this place. We will gently address these patterns at your pace and create a healing narrative so that when you leave my office, you are in a better place.

After working with me, you can expect to feel more content and purposeful, to function comfortably in your relationships, master a work-life flow, and be connected to the things that bring you joy.

For new parents, I bring my experience and training to help you navigate the logistical and emotional challenges of pregnancy and parenting. Together we identify your supports and strengths, and create a plan to ensure you have what you need to parent confidently each day.

Alongside young professionals, I help you to understand yourself and create a meaningful role for yourself in today’s world. Areas of focus may include couples therapy, family relationships, vocation, finances, and establishing healthy daily routines. You will leave each appointment with a “take away” assignment or reflection to continue your growth in between our meetings.

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Jamie Alongi, LICSW
Jamie Alongi, LICSW
Therapist
Individuals | Children & Adolescents ages 8-18 | Virtual Young Adults

In our hectic lives, it’s easy to focus on checking off tasks on our overflowing to-do list, losing awareness of our underlying thoughts and feelings. Together we will change that.
We often don’t recognize the unhelpful thinking patterns that can create obstacles to living life to the fullest. I will help you recognize and adjust these unhelpful thoughts in order to feel better and find peace.

I will meet you where you are, and provide a safe and compassionate space for you to explore your own patterns occurring beneath the surface, whether they stem from anxiety, depression, or a general sense of overwhelm and stress. We will practice strategies to deal with these feelings in sessions. I believe in the importance of the client-therapist relationship, and I will engage you in recurring feedback and collaboration in our work together. In my work with adolescents and children, I provide an empathic environment where we will identify and explore emotions while working on productive coping skills. Areas of focus could include anxiety, depression, ADHD, social skills, and emotional regulation. Together, we will uncover strengths and resilience, building confidence as your child makes their way in the world.

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Alicia Bailey, LMFT
Alicia Bailey, LICSW
Therapist

Individuals | Play Therapy Ages 6-10 | Virtual Therapy | Trauma

I believe that no matter what obstacles you are facing, you can build the resilience you need to thrive.

I offer a consistent, safe space to build that resilience. In this space, I believe that you can learn new ways of thinking and feeling that will transform your life.

I have a passion for helping families who are at a crossroads. There are times when children and adolescents have difficulty making sense of their emotions and experience of life. I love helping children develop a greater awareness of their feelings and the ability to express their needs.

As a parent, it is distressing to see your child struggle emotionally or relationally and not know how to help. In addition to providing a calm space for children to explore their needs, I will support and coach you as a parent. I believe this is central to helping children overcome adversity while restoring harmony in the family.

My goal for you is to help you identify what triggered distress, how the past connects to your current experience, and which tools you need to move forward. Together, we will build upon your strengths, while developing new ways to approach obstacles to clear the way for the life you want to live.

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