We had the good fortune of connecting with WellBeings Therapy and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi WellBeings, what inspires you?
We are inspired to help people bring insight and awareness to themes and negative beliefs about themselves which have been blocking them from living life to the fullest. These patterns are often unconscious and the result of traumatic/adverse life events, unmet needs in childhood, and/or lack of attunement within our early relationships. We are passionate about empowering our clients through education. We teach how trauma and adverse life events (i.e. bullying, racial or ethnic discrimination, verbal abuse, experiencing a medical crisis, spiritual abuse, losing a loved one or beloved pet, etc) impact the brain and the body. We are inspired to lift the stigmas that exist about mental health treatment. We believe all humans can benefit from the therapeutic relationship and the sacred, healing space created within a therapy room.

What should our readers know about your business?
We are a group practice consisting of Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Social Workers. What sets us apart is we take a holistic and integrative approach to emotional wellbeing. We are trauma-informed meaning we use all the tools and treatments we can to promote healing, while preventing further harm to the client. Trauma-informed care is built on a holistic view that offers safety and compassion. We believe many conditions are the result of unresolved trauma or adverse life events. We believe this approach inspires hope, strength, relief, and enables people to make long-lasting change. We prioritize safety, trustworthiness, transparency, collaboration, mutuality, empowerment (voice and choice), and always incorporate cultural, historical and gender issues that could be impacting our clients. We believe every human has experienced some form of trauma, negative relationship, or adverse life event which could be impacting their emotional wellbeing – it’s the human condition! We find that healing requires treatment at the cause of the problem, not just concealment of the symptoms. When we resolve these issues, we are able to experience increased energy and aliveness, which in turn positively impacts our overall health and wellbeing.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Here are some ideas:

Places to Visit: The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens (San Marino),The Getty Villa (Los Angeles), The Grove (Los Angeles), Temescal Canyon (Los Angeles) for a hike overlooking the ocean and a picnic afterwards at Will Rogers State Beach, Abbot Kinney Boulevard (Venice) – has cute shops and places to eat – I personally love Kreation!

Places to Eat/Drink: The Raymond 1886 (South Pasadena), The Garden (Pasadena), True Food Kitchen (Pasadena) Tom Bergin’s (Mid-City), Grand Central Market (Downtown LA), The Ace Hotel (Downtown LA, great rooftop), Clifton’s Republic (Downtown LA), and The Edison (Downtown LA).

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
We want to thank the following institutions as they have been crucial in the development of the modalities our therapists use in their work: Integrative Body Psychotherapy Institute, EMDRIA (professional association for EMDR practitioners), The Institute for Creative Mindfulness, American Art Therapy Association, A Window Between Worlds, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and the Center for Reflective Communities.

Website: www.wellbeings-therapy.com

Image Credits
Renee Krenk

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