The process I went through with Viva Partnership was really something. I came here in a serious crisis. Through the individual and group support I received, I gradually shifted my outlook. This in turn changed how I experienced my life and relationships. Viva created a safe space where I got to heal and grow.
J., from Individual & Group Psychotherapy
My life was going at a fairly even pace but something was always missing. I felt like I had been groomed to do all the "right" things but they weren't MY things. I went through a significant transformation where I learned how to tolerate bigger risks. As a result I am living the life that is right for me. I am SO grateful that I found Viva!!!
L., from Individual Psychotherapy
My experience with Viva was life-changing and heart-warming. The viva experience that I participated in was led by a woman with excellent group facilitation skills and lots of positive supportive energy. Viva brought the best out of me and encouraged me to live more authentically and fully. I cherish the bonds that I made with the other participants.
K., from Private Practice Series
I have gotten a lot out of the services that I have received from Viva. I felt fully supported while still challenged to learn and grow. At Viva I was encouraged to focus on the things that were most helpful to me and then challenged to get to the next step. I always felt enough safety in the relationship to explore myself. I have evolved both professionally and personally.
A., from Clinical Supervision
Viva has always been a thoughtful, purposeful and refreshing time for me. Getting away from my day to day was exactly what I needed to get refocused on my life goals/truths/purpose. Julie is an amazing, AMAZING, guide and teacher. Her process was so helpful for me to identify what I need to focus on, to create my goals, to celebrate my achievements, and to practice self-love and self-care. The energy of Isla Mujeres is magical. There is something special about practicing introspective creativity there. The camaraderie with the other women was magical. The other women were amazing, and long-lasting friendships were created. I felt like I had a cheerleading squad post-Viva. There are so many things that facilitated this synergy. Julie has something about her that definitely attracts people with great energy. Julie, the Island, the workshops, sunrise yoga, great food!, and the Viva girls made this time for me memorable, fruitful and amazing!
A., from Mexico Retreat
An absolutely wonderful, holistic wellness center staffed with amazingly caring and involved people. Viva Center offers classes in wellness related to business, finances, relationships, and of course personal growth and mental health. The staff are committed to maintaining an unhurried, refuge like atmosphere and every aspect of the Viva Center reflects this intention. From natural medicine, i.e. Shamanic Healings and Energy work, to mental health counseling, the Viva Center is an amazing space to explore every aspect of your soul and being. I love the work they are doing here!
You know the saying...be the person your dog thinks you are? This place helps you do just that. AWESOME.
S., from Individual Psychotherapy
Thanks so much for the very beautiful and thoughtful sympathy card, for the very special "Viva Way" potted plant, and for the very comforting thoughts and prayers expressed in your gracious words in the condolence card.
I am so moved by your very special gesture of compassion during this sorrowful time for my family.
M., from Individual Psychotherapy
Kathleen [Viva Center Associate] was able to quickly establish my trust and confidence. She began working on some fairly deep and complex issues; with a great deal of empathy and compassion during our first and following sessions. Kathleen is not the first counselor I have seen, but has done more in a few sessions than her predecessor was able to accomplish in a year's time. Kathleen is a great professional, will be sorely missed, and has set a comparative bar which I am sure will be difficult to meet by future (locally based) therapists.
M., from Individual Psychotherapy