Conversations in Care
Resilience is an important trait in helping individuals combat mental health challenges, specifically anxiety and depression. By taking a growth, rather than fixed, mindset towards resiliency, we can learn and implement tangible interventions to aid in this process. This can be learning different ways to manage strong feelings and impulses, how to respond to difficult people and willingness to engage in good problem-solving skills. Through an intentional focus on our ability to grow resiliency in daily interactions, we can directly improve our mental wellness.
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Whitney Kearney graduated with her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas. Since that time, she has 10+ years of clinical experience working with a highly acute population, ranging from children to adults. Given her strong interest in individuals with a significant trauma history, she is very interested in the somatic experience of trauma and mental health challenges. This led her to become a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) and Trauma Centered Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) Facilitator. She is currently the Director of Outpatient Services with HealthONE Behavioral Health & Wellness Center.
Luis Alvarez has been working with at-risk youth and families since 1997. His passion for this unique population began with work at a boarding school in Arizona. Since then, he has dedicated his career to the service of vulnerable teens and families in both conventional and unconventional settings. His professional experiences range from youth corrections, community mental health agencies, and wrap-around facilitation, to residential settings involving canoes in the Florida swamps and in the mountains surrounding the San Luis Valley. Luis received his Master’s of Arts in Counseling from Northern Arizona University in 2003. From 2010-2013 he owned and operated a wilderness-based residential treatment program which he designed that embodied his counseling philosophy.