Molly Hendrick is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a degree from Iona College. She has worked in the community clinic setting with a wide variety of clients, and also has experience in the college counseling setting. She has a wealth of personal and volunteer experience focused on health and wellness in the K through 12 environment, including extensive time working with teachers and school mental health professionals. In addition, she has a thorough understanding of addiction behaviors and available treatments. She is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) which can be an appropriate therapy for acute and complex trauma as well as phobias. Molly is also trained in MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction), an evidenced-based technique to help with chronic anxiety and pain.
Her primary focus is helping families as they grow together through the stages of development, including children, adolescents and young adults. The foundation for Molly’s work is to develop a picture of the family from both parent and child perspectives, then work together to improve communication and understanding. She utilizes a strengths-based approach to help individuals build on their abilities to handle life stressors by sharing a variety of tools and psycho-education. A parent of three young adults, she offers empathy and understanding to other parents, as well as specific strategies for improving relationships among family members. Molly believes that well-meaning people can all benefit from self-reflection and learning new ways to approach stress in order to find balance.
With this knowledge, parents are able to develop their own personal parenting frameworks so they can respond confidently and effectively to any challenge that comes along, resulting in families that are healthier, calmer, and more connected with one another.