Alison Hochman

Alison Hochman, Therapist

Alison uses an integrative approach incorporating somatic techniques, DBT/mindfulness, and art therapy.

6 Steps to Destress Your summer Travel

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If you have the opportunity to get out of the house and get away this summer, hopefully, it is a time to rest, relax and refresh.  But inflation, airline cancellations, and soaring fuel costs have the potential to heap more anxiety on us just when we were looking forward to a break from the stress of life! We have […]

Meet Our Newest Clinicians

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Lillian Channing, MA, Tina Narang, MA and Kelly Spondello, LMFT bring an impressive array of education and experience to our team and we are excited to introduce them to you.

Lillian Channing, MA

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With experience working at the Coalition for Family Harmony and the California Lutheran University Community Counseling Center, Lillian has provided therapy to individuals, couples, and family therapy to clients from diverse backgrounds, the LGBTQ+ population, clients recovering from various forms of trauma, a range of personality and mood disorders, life transitions, and codependency.

Holiday Thriving Guide

Christmas, Eating

We know the holidays can be an incredibly stressful time for so many. Unfortunately, one of the biggest stressors people face during this time of year is around food and appearance. So while ideally, this season would be a time for us to focus on connections, relationships, and celebratory experiences; we can acknowledge that this […]

November Blues

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Here we are, already at the end of November 2021. The excitement and thrills of the Halloween season are over, and the week preceding the start of the big end-of-year holidays is among us. For many, this is a time of warmth and comfort, celebration and get-togethers, yet for many others, this is a time […]

4 Tips to Get through a Stressful Time and Return to What Feels Better.

1 Our brains and bodies are designed to manage stress and even trauma and be able to recover and heal if given adequate support. That support is both external- good self-care, food, sleep, working on something productive, playing, connecting with others, and also internal- talking to yourself like you would to someone you care about, […]

Free Healing for Well-Being Webinar Series!

Healing Trauma = Brain + Body + Love Our team of practitioners has created a free series of conversational and educational webinars to help you and those around you through this stressful time and return to what feels better. We understand that during this difficult time, our individual and collective resilience may be challenged, leading […]

The Food/Body Connection

As a Registered Dietitian, I was trained very traditionally, prepared to work in a hospital, as the “expert”.  In my 17 year career, I have had a lot of time to find a perspective that makes sense to me and supports clients to find their way to a way of eating/living that does not cause […]

Taking Inventory in the (Nearly) Post-Pandemic World

As far as I can tell, there isn’t one human being who hasn’t been profoundly affected by Covid 19. Work changed, home life changed, even the way we got groceries changed for a little while. It became a naturally introspective time, and even if it was initially driven by fear of THE BUG ON THE LOOSE, […]