Howdy, I’m Charmecia AKA Charm (or Charamander to some) , a goofy, vibrant, professional people-helper for tweens, teens and young adults.
Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX
Adolescence is a beautiful and wild time. The brain is undergoing this massive transformation. There are so many "firsts" occurring and you're really exploring and defining exactly who you are. Our society doesn't always do the best job at celebrating or preparing us for this transformation. (think media portrayals of the moody teen always being the butt of the joke). In reality, this time can be stressful for parents and teens alike. What if we could make it smoother with support?
Sometimes our body's natural alert system gets stuck in the "on" position. Which is not exactly a fun experience to live through. In therapy, I teach folks to explore the possible origins of these hypersensitivities, rewire the responsiveness by speaking the body's language with mindfulness, breathwork, meditation, releasing through movement, self compassion and more. We recalibrate and learn to be a better friend to ourselves so feeling at ease again is possible.
Oof! Diet culture is a bully and a killer. Shame is a powerful tool of destruction and it has been wreaking havoc on us for generations. I aim to help people experience body peace and liberation.We do this by deconstructing what came before and asking whether its really serving us. In its place we can rebuild something that allows us more expansiveness to breathe, love, laugh joyfully, and experience all that life has to offer.