ATHENA THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE

Katherine de Shazer, LMT, CLT

(414) 292-3900, ext. 4804

Email Katherine: katherine.deshazer@gmail.com
Visit Katherine’s Website: Click Here
6789 N. Green Bay Ave, U4
Glendale, WI 53209
Hours- By appointment.

Services:

Cancer & Mastectomy Massage
Congestive Lymphedema Therapy
Cranio Sacral
Kinesio Taping
Medical or Therapeutic Massage Therapy
Medi Cupping
Myofascial Release Therapy
Precision Neuromuscular Therapy
Positional Release Therapy
Raindrop Therapy and Aromatherapy

Katherine de Shazer, LMT, CLT, is  Board Certified by the National Certification Board for Massage Therapy and licensed by the State of Wisconsin. As a graduate of Blue Sky Professional School of Massage and Bodywork specializing in Medical Therapeutic Massage, Katherine’s work integrates several massage modalities based on an individual’s needs into a session. Continuing education certifications focus on cancer, mastectomy therapy, congestive lymphedema and outcome-based therapies.  Her commitment to assisting people making changes and taking charge of their health life is evident in her style of massage which increases body awareness and movement, reduces stress, improves the immune system, promotes relaxation, and reduces tension.

MODALITIES PRACTICED

Cancer, Mastectomy, and Lymphedema Therapy—
Massage and bodywork cannot cure cancer but it can offer greatly needed relief and enhance quality of life and make a significant contribution to your healing process. Katherine employs many different massage modalities including Congestive Lymphedema Therapy, to safely nurture the body, mind, and spirit of anyone dealing with cancer.

Therapy helps:

Reduce Scar Tissue
Increase Range of Motion and Mobility
Manage lymphedema
Relieve Pain
Reduce Stress
Provide Relaxation and Comfort
Minimize Side Effects of Chemotherapy and Radiation
Boost Immune System
Assist in Lymph, Blood, and Oxygen Flow
Remove Toxins from Body without Liver Overload
Decrease Fatigue

Cranio Sacral Therapy—
Cranial Sacral or Cranio Sacral Therapy (CST) is a hands-on healing practice that works with the central nervous system. Widely used by osteopaths, chiropractors, naturopaths, physiotherapists and massage therapists a light manual touch placed on the body helps to release restricted tissue and assists the body’s return to its natural healing ability. Clients dealing with migraines, headaches, TMJ Syndrome, neck and back pain, emotional issues and depression, chronic muscle and joint pain, as well as, many other conditions will benefit from this therapy. Clients are fully clothed and lie or sit in a comfortable position during this therapy.
Kinesio Taping or K-Taping—
K-Taping is placed on the affected body areas after a bodywork session.  K-tape affects several systems (circulatory/lymphatic, neural, muscular, and fascial, joints) by changing muscle and fascial tone and stimulating and increasing blood and lymphatic fluid flow.  The tape is made from cotton fiber and latex-free hypoallergenic acrylic adhesive that mimics the thickness and weight of skin.  K-Tape differs from athletic taping in that it allows a full range of motion (dependent upon physical condition) and is left on for any period of time needed.  K-Tape is available for purchase in the office. You will be instructed how to apply for your specific issue for use at home between office visits.
Medical or Therapeutic Massage Therapy–
Medical or Therapeutic  Massage Therapy is integrative outcome-based bodywork targeting  specific problem(s).  With your help we evaluate, test, and narrow in on the soft tissue causing the discomfort and plan a course of treatment. The integrative soft tissue modalities used in a session may include any of the following: Cranio Sacral, Medi Cupping, Kinesio Taping, Myofascial, Precision Neuromuscular Therapy, or Positional Release Therapy.  Unlike a spa massage this type of therapy requires your validation as we implement the treatment plan.  However, you should feel relaxed when finished with treatment.  Many conditions are helped with this approach: back and neck pain, chronic pain, sports injuries, pre and post surgery, scar tissue (new or old), arthritis, and many, many more.
Medi Cupping—
MediCupping Therapy is a vacuum therapy that uses plastic cups and a vacuum machine to create suction on the body surface. As the cup moves over the tissue surface, the practitioner uses various techniques to help mobilize joints and release soft tissue. This suction works to mobilize inflammation and toxins (cellular debris) to the lymphatic system for elimination. Adhesions of tissue (muscle, fascia, scar tissue, etc.) are mobilized using cupping enabling increased range of motion thereby decreasing discomfort and pain.  Cupping is used to help reduce the dimpling affect of cellulite.  Many other conditions are helped with MediCupping, such as, arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, loose skin from weight loss, lymphedema, fibromyalgia, sports injuries, COPD, and more.
Myofascial Therapy—
Myofascial Therapy (MFR) treats the immobility of muscles by relaxing and improving the connective tissue called fascia.  Fascia is an elastic, supportive connective tissue that surrounds most structures in the body.  Like muscles it can become restricted from overuse, trauma, inactivity, etc.   MFR aids in the release of the connective tissue and stimulates the blood and lymphatic circulation to support natural body healing, increase range of motion and reduce associated muscle pain.
Precision Neuromuscular Therapy or PNMT/Positional Release Therapy or PRT—
PNMT and PRT are outcome-based soft tissue manipulation techniques that focus on the evaluation, testing and treatment of the muscles causing the pain.  These techniques require your feedback during treatment to hone in on the areas of concern.  As with the Medical/Therapeutic Massage you should feel relaxed at the end of the session.
Raindrop Therapy/Aromatherapy—
Raindrop Therapy/Aromatherapy is a healing technique using essential oils, reflexology techniques, massage and moist heat to restore the body’s balance and harmony mentally, physically and emotionally. It promotes the structural and electrical alignment of the body for renewed health. It is a detoxifying process that helps to fight bacteria and viruses, while improving the immune system. Raindrop Therapy is very relaxing, and rest is suggested following this one and half hour treatment. Conditions helped by Raindrop Therapy include energy fatigue; depression and emotional issues; arthritis and fibromyalgia, colds and flu, immune system deficiency, body pain and inflammation. Raindrop Therapy serves to detox the body, improves Lymph System circulation, as well as, promotes and restores healthy cells and all over balancing of the body.

FEE STRUCTURE FOR INTEGRATIVE MASSAGES

Integrative Massage includes any modalities you need to feel your best.  Packages are valid for one year and my be shared with immediate family. CLICK HERE for more information on Therapeutic Massage.

30 Minute Session $50 (Pkg. of 3: $140, Pkg. of 5: $225)
45 Minute Session $65 (Pkg. of 3: $195, Pkg. of 5: $290
60 Minute Session $85 (Pkg. of 3: $230, Pkg. of 5: $370)
75 Minute Session $105 (Pkg. of 3: $290, Pkg. of 5: $460)
90 Minute Session $120 (Pkg. of 3: $320, Pkg. of 5: $525)

DAVID VAN HANDEL, LCSW

David Van Handel, LCSW
Psychotherapist

(203) 232-6092
(414) 292-3900, ext. 4820

Email David: vanhandel51@gmail.com
6789 N. Green Bay Ave, Suite M2
Glendale, WI 53209

Services:

Psychotherapy
Counseling
Workshops
Classes

David Van Handel is a psychotherapist, teacher and workshop leader who has been working in these capacities for over forty years. As a psychotherapist, David works as a child, adolescent, family, individual, couples and group therapist. David is trained in play therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Bioenergetics Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, EFT (tapping), and has created The Bodymind Awareness and Release Process, a technique for working in depth with the healing of conditioned patterns of thought, emotion and body structure.

David’s classes and workshops derive from over forty years of his meditation and yoga practice, combined with the wisdom teachings of the Buddhist, Vedic, Taoist and shamanic traditions, as well as from his own healing and transformational path.

David brings a depth of presence and commitment to his work, combined with a lightness and sense of humor, that allows for clients to feel comfortable and at home with him and within themselves, as they transform, heal and grow.

PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES

Jodi A. Brin, PsyD

(262) 236-6693
(414) 292-3900, ext. 4815

Email Dr. Brin: jabrin2013@gmail.com
6789 N. Green Bay Ave, Suite U15
Glendale, WI 53209

Services:

Psychotherapy
Grief Recovery
Oncology Support
Serving Children, Adolescents & Adults

Jodi A. Brin is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults. Her therapeutic style is best described as integrative, utilizing the framework that she sees as most helpful to each individual, couple, or family that she works with. She has been trained in a variety of therapy modalities, including play therapy, behavior modification, cognitive behavioral therapy, supportive therapy, and psychodynamic therapy. She has worked with clients and various clinical issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, behavioral issues, ADHD, and grief and loss. Dr. Brin has a wonderful ability to connect and empathize with clients, allowing her to use the therapeutic relationship to help her clients move in a positive, healing direction.

Dr. Brin believes that grief and loss experiences greatly affect all of our lives; whether it be a death of a loved one, loss of a pet, separation, divorce, loss of job, a move to a new house, a child moving to college, loss/change in health, etc. Dr. Brin believes that internalized, suppressed grief often leads to physical and mental health issues. After experiencing her own grief and loss, Br. Brin became increasingly aware of the vast and conflicting emotions associated with grief and was intrigued by the verbal and nonverbal messages she received from others in response to her loss. Looking to explore this further, she found The Grief Recovery Institute and Participated in The Grief Recovery Method® Certification Program. As a certified grief recovery specialist, Dr. Brin helps to provide a safe, supportive environment in which the client can explore old beliefs about dealing with loss, identify what losses have effected one’s life, and help the client to take the steps necessary to complete the pain associated with those losses and move forward. In addition to helping adults, Dr. Brin helps grieving children to understand and express their feelings regarding their loss and helps the parent/ caregiver learn how to best support the child.

Dr. Brin also has a very special interest in psychological oncology. A member of the American Psychological Oncology Association, Dr. Brin works to treat the social, psychological, emotional, spiritual, and quality-of-life issues associated with cancer. Dr. Brin helps the client from the time of diagnosis, during treatment and survivorship, and through end of life issues and bereavement.

Dr. Brin earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Michigan State University, and her master’s and doctorate degrees from Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. She is trained in play therapy, EMDR I and II, and is a certified Grief and Loss Specialist. Dr. Brin is a member of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychosocial Oncology Association.

DR. SUSAN TRAFTON, PSYCHOLOGIST

Susan Trafton, Psychologist

(414) 305-7496
(414) 292-3900, ext. 4801

Email Susan: strafton@wi.rr.com
6789 N. Green Bay Ave, Suite U2
Glendale, WI 53209

Services:

Individual Psychotherapy
Marital Therapy
Couples Therapy
Group Therapy
Mindfulness and Meditation
Yoga for relief of symptoms of Anxiety and Depression

“The day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” -Anais Nin

Susan Trafton,EdD is a Licensed Psychologist.

“I provide a safe place for you to blossom. As the bud opens, the pain and hurt gradually release and the beautiful flower of who you are emerges. The therapeutic relationship provides the support necessary to allow that pain to be experienced so healing can happen.

My goal is to guide the individuals who come to me through the pain of anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions and difficult relationships to place where they can reclaim their birth right of joy, peace and love. My approach is holistic. I believe emotions, thoughts and painful body sensations are interconnected. The gateway into one’s healing can be through any of these doors. Usually all three ultimately need to be addressed. Healing of emotions occurs through allowing the pain to arise, be felt and thus let go. Healing of thought occurs through awareness that one’s thought patterns can create suffering. I help my clients become aware of their negative thinking and support them in choosing thoughts that bring a higher quality of life. I believe emotional pain is stored in the body which can result in body discomfort and illness. Thus, I help my clients release this stored pain. Through the psychotherapeutic process, the client gradually gains control of thoughts and emotions rather than be controlled by them. As the healing process proceeds my clients feel stronger, more resilient and self-confident, freed from past pain and empowered with techniques to live skillfully in their present lives. The ultimate goal is for the client to love themselves just as they are.

I achieve these goals through deep listening, cognitive behavioral therapy, inner child work, EMDR, mindfulness techniques, and yoga of poses and breath work.”

 

WEAVER COUNSELING & COACHING SERVICES

Anna Weaver, LCSW

(262) 349-0515
(414) 292.3900, ext. 4810

Email Anna: anna@weavercounseling.com
Visit Anna’s Website: Click Here 
6789 N. Green Bay Ave, Suite U10
Glendale, WI 53209

Services:

Counseling, Individual and Couples
Stress Management
EMDR
Mindfulness Based Practice
Coaching/personal development

Anna Weaver is a Licensed Psychotherapist, Counselor and Coach.

Anna Weaver, MSW is a licensed psychotherapist with over twenty five years of experience. She specializes in working with individuals dealing with depression, anxiety and stress, as well as life transition issues including adjustment difficulties, relationship issues, work-related issues, and overall personal development.

Anna uses an integrated holistic approach, understanding the mind, body and spirit connection. Her approach is highly intuitive and focused on positive personal strengths in resolving personal issues. In addition to traditional talk therapy she use uses brain-based modalities as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). Most recently Anna is learning to use Brainspotting and completed level 1 training. Brainspotting a method that uses the field of vision to access traumatic memories. It is a gentle way to diminish trauma and restore calm in the body.

Please visit her website at www.weavercounseling.com to learn more or call to schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation to see if Anna is a good fit for you!

WHOLEHEARTED INTEGRATIVE BODYMIND THERAPIES

Nicole L. Bickham, PhD, LBT

(414) 858-8085
(414) 292-3900, ext. 4819

Email Dr. Bickham: wholeheartedbodymind@gmail.com 
Visit Dr. Bickham’s Website: Click Here 
6789 N. Green Bay Ave, Suite M2
Glendale, WI 53209

Services:

Psychotherapy
Somatic Therapy
Counseling

Nicole L. Bickham, PhD, LMT, is a psychotherapist with a passion for body-mind healing. Her therapeutic style is collaborative, engaging, and integrative. Nicole operates from the belief that we begin life in a state of wholeness, and are innately oriented toward growth, but inevitably encounter experiences such as physical or emotional stress or trauma, or simply not getting our needs adequately met, that divert the natural process of development. While our human adaptability affords us ways of coping with these circumstances that work for us initially, these strategies may become restrictive later, limiting our growth and resulting in tension and anxiety, a sense of not “showing up” fully in one’s life and relationships, and mood difficulties.

Outdated patterns of thinking, behaving, and relating often occur automatically, below the level of conscious awareness, making them particularly challenging to access with traditional talk-based therapeutic approaches. The body-based, experiential techniques she incorporates are uniquely suited to accessing the “stories” held in the body so that challenging patterns can unfold and shift. She views her role as one of creating supportive and accepting space in which clients can cultivate inner resilience, rediscover their innate wholeness, and restore a sense of clarity and purpose.

Nicole received a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Syracuse University in 2002 and later studied somatic therapy, bodywork, and inner awareness practices. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and is a Wisconsin licensed Bodywork Therapist. To learn more about the services Nicole offers, please visit her website at wholeheartedbodymind.com