ABOUT THE PODCAST
Hosted by mental health counselor Maryellen Dance, Okay-ish is about “getting real” about mental health, therapy and more!
This show offers listeners honest, raw and emotional insights from a licensed specialist, who strives to help people understand not how to become great, but how to come “Okay-ish.”
ABOUT MARYELLEN DANCE
Maryellen is the owner of Pittsford Therapy & Wellness Group and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Maryellen has experience working with all ages and in lots of different settings such as hospitals, clinics, drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities, and more.
Forget about your image of a mystery person in a big fancy chair, asking you about your dreams. That’s Freud, not me. I am a real human with some knowledge of psychology that might be helpful to you.
My approach is to help people take a true look at themselves, which is super difficult. As you take that look, however, I will be your number one fan through the process. Together, we can dig through the crap and work towards grabbing that life you want and becoming that person you know you can be.
As a human, I may be intelligent, but also swear a lot. While being kind and empathetic, I will still call you on your crap. The client/therapist relationship is like no other relationship, and it is so cool that I get to be a part of people’s lives in that way.
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS AND WORKSHOPS
You know that there are mental health concerns within your organization, how could there not be especially after COVID-19? But you don’t know how to incorporate mental health into the day to day. You encourage your employees to use the Employee Assistance Program for gym memberships or counseling. But you don’t know what to do and it’s impacting their work. How do you maintain the boundaries of a professional work setting, support employees, all the while getting the job done? Contact Maryellen today.
(Initial corporate consultation typically involves 6 weeks of weekly meetings with senior leadership, however plans can be flexible depending on the needs of the organization).
You need help. You have a friend/family member struggling with mental health and you have no idea what to do. You spend all your free time googling treatment centers and diagnoses.
After you send Maryellen an overview of what’s going on, she will schedule a 90 minute Zoom meeting with you. During this meeting she will educate you about whatever mental health disorder is appearing, provide you with resources (books, hotlines, articles, etc.), direct you to the appropriate treatment centers, and give you some pointers on how to communicate with the person struggling. You will leave this consultation feeling empowered with a clear plan of how to best support your loved one while taking care of yourself. Contact Maryellen today.
Disclaimer: This is NOT a therapy session. This is simply to provide knowledge and resources.
MARYELLEN SPEAKS ON SELF CARE
IN THE PRESS
- – Get Found Recovery
- – ABC 13 WHAM: It’s Okay to Be Okay
- – The CW Las Vegas: Tips for Mentally Surviving the Pandemic
- – Mentors: The Woman Behind the Okay-ish Podcast
- – Authority Magazine: Rising Star
- – Alaina Hamade I Got You, Girl! Podcast: How a Self Love Society Negatively Impacts our Mental Health
- – Pursue You Podcast: 5 Things Therapists Wish You Knew
- – Brighter Vision: 5 Secrets That Turn an Intake Session into an Ongoing Client
- -Brighter Vision: Finding Success by Seizing Opportunity
- – The Lifestyle Builders Podcast: The Real Life Therapy Experience
- – Go-To Gal Podcast: Mental Health and Entrepreneurs, From Self Care to ‘Helpful’ Advice
- – Rochester CEOs You Should Know