Counseling Associates for Well-Being is pleased to announce that Jennifer Boone, LCSW will be joining us July 1st, 2020. She will be serving clients out of our Athens office. She has a wealth of experience and has worked in the Athens community after getting her MSW at UGA in 2000. Her specialties include anxiety, depression, caregiver stress and life transitions. Please reach out to her at JenniferBoone@ca4wellbeing.com to see if she would be a fit for you.
More from Jennifer Boone:
“In my 20 plus years of experience, I have had the privilege of helping individuals and families in a variety of settings. I strive to provide a place of acceptance in which clients can explore the connections between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors with the goal of changing negative thought patterns to facilitate lasting change.
My approach to therapy is to focus on the inherent strengths and worth of each individual, while fostering a therapeutic relationship of respect and collaboration. Truthfully, I learn so much from my clients in this process. My personality and style are both positive and warm. My hope is that I convey to my clients the authentic joy that I find in my work.
My areas of specialty include: assisting women in various life transitions; helping individuals integrate self-care practices while balancing the demands of life; assisting caregivers with stress; assisting young adult and college age students as they navigate early adulthood; and assisting individuals suffering with stress, anxiety, and depression.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and kids, swimming, going on bike rides, and going to the beach as often as possible!”
Aaron Kirkwood, marriage and family therapist with Counseling Associates for Well-Being in Athens, GA talks about a practice you might try to improve your relationships and your mental well-being during this trying time. See the video here.
Aaron Kirkwood, LAMFT, with Counseling Associates for Well-Being in Athens, GA talks about what you might do to fill some time as you shelter in place. Check out the video here.
Check out our website at www.ca4wellbeing.com. If you would like to schedule an appointment call (706) 534 – 8558 or e-mail: Aaron@ca4wellbeing.com
Virtual museum tours – https://virtualmuseums.io/
Help out with research – Zooniverse – https://www.zooniverse.org/
Meditation – apps Calm, Headspace, Aura, 10% Happier, Insight Timer (free), search Youtube for meditation or guided meditations
Read a book – Athens-Clarke County Library online – http://www.athenslibrary.org/online-library
Learn a new skill – Udemy (includes filter for free courses) – https://www.udemy.com/, Skillshare – https://www.skillshare.com/
Pick up an old hobby or begin a new one – https://www.lifehack.org/articles/money/this-list-50-low-cost-hobbies-will-excite-you-2.html
Take an online course – Khan Academy – https://www.khanacademy.org/, edX – https://www.edx.org/, The Great Courses https://www.thegreatcourses.com/
Play Games -Free Rice – https://www.wfpusa.org/get-involved/freerice/, https://armorgames.com/, https://games.aarp.org/, https://www.kongregate.com/, https://store.steampowered.com/ (requires an install to your computer)
Write a letter to a friend or loved one –
Teach your pet a new trick – Zak George’s Dog Training Revolution – https://www.youtube.com/user/zakgeorge21, Simpawtico Dog Training – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMgKNPC0O91FgvS94YMgIag/featured, Cat School – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAKdgYzfrpEZ-1tQZHPOHZw
Make up your own games/challenges –