What We Do

Short term, Solution-Focused Mindfulness Skills

Unlike traditional therapy, CREATING RESILIENCE is an approach based on your strengths that offers short term, solution-focused counseling help restore balance in life. Margot Andersen, MSW, RYT works collaboratively with clients to find the techniques that resonate with your values and individual circumstances, customizing a toolkit of resilience skills that you can use throughout life. 

During our initial meeting, we will work together to understand your current life stressors and decide which skills might be most appropriate for you based on your unique needs. Margot provides a safe space for you to explore and practice new ideas and strategies in a supportive and nurturing environment.  When appropriate, we can use guided relaxation, gentle stretching and yoga to assist in your healing.    

The culmination of CREATING RESILIENCE is to develop a skills based action plan to get through your current crisis and live a more resilient life in the future. 

CREATING RESILIENCE interventions include:

  • Acceptance Techniques

Acceptance skills are a unique and creative approach based on mindfulness skills and cognitive behavior techniques. This approach helps people fundamentally change their relationship with stressful situations, thoughts, chronic pain and feelings in order to develop a more positive sense of self and live a happier, more meaningful life. 

  • Mindfulness and Meditation Stress Reduction Skills
  • Self Acceptance and Forgiveness
  • Self Compassion Skills Training
  • Breathing Techniques for Anxiety, Depression and Chronic Pain
  • Cognitive Reframing of Negative Thoughts
  • Guided Relaxation 
  • Educational Advocacy for Special Education
  • Parent Guidance and Support
  • Gentle yoga is an option for mindfulness