1. What makes JRM&A Therapy unique from other clinics?
Sarah: We all really love the work we do and believe in the resilience of our clients. Our staff comprises of trauma experts that work with a variety of different therapy modalities.
Jenny: Everyone has something personal about themselves and their experiences that motivates them to do their work to the best of their ability. The team is passionate about the work we do for all different reasons which I believe is what makes us unique.
Alyssa: Our staff truly cares about the well being of our clients. We all enjoy being able to help and make a difference in people’s lives. Most of our staff members have been through unique experiences which have positively influenced their ability to help others and to understand what others are going through.
2. What would you say to someone hesitant to use therapy?
Sarah: If you’re hesitant give it a try. Therapy really should be viewed like your yearly physical checkup, but for the mind. Also, it should not be viewed as a luxury, but rather a necessity because mental health and well-being should be prioritized.
Jenny: Nothing bad can come from trying therapy. Worst case scenario, you realize it is not for you. It’s something you don’t realize you need or want until you try it. If you are dedicated to taking care of yourself mentally, you should try therapy.
Alyssa: Try not to think about the negatives of what could happen and instead think of the potential benefits that could result from it. It can be difficult to make changes within your life or to step outside of your comfort zone, but oftentimes does this can be really helpful. If you’re nervous or worried about going to therapy, try asking someone to walk with you there, wait for you in the lobby, or to be with you before you go so that you can get the support you need in when making this big step.
3. Have you struggled with mental health yourself?
Sarah: I currently have many responsibilities since I am a wife, mother of a 5 and 4 year old, I work full time at JRM&A, and I am currently completing graduate school. I am very busy oftentimes and I feel stress and anxiety from time to time like most people. I have sought therapy in the past and the only regret I ever had was that I wish I would have gone earlier!
Jenny: I have been struggling with anxiety since before I even realized I had it. Personal hardships in my family led me to seek help through therapy when I felt I was not in control of anything happening around me. My anxiety has taught me more about myself, and therapy helped me get to the point where I could recognize my emotions and find ways to be more okay with things happening around me that were out of my control.
Alyssa: I began to struggle with anxiety while playing soccer in college. I like to have a set schedule and be in control of things and being on a college soccer team often made it difficult to do that. The schedule changes, new practices or trips added to my schedule, and not having enough time to do my homework were things that would frequently trigger my anxiety. I found that talking to others was really helpful for me instead of trying to keep everything inside!
4. What is your role at JRM&A?
Sarah: I am the Director of all Personnel. I manage the daily operations of the business and do client intake processes for establishing new clients within the practice. I also provide weekly training to staff on important subject matter relating to therapy.
Jenny: I am the marketing coordinator. I am in charge of social media engagement, marketing research, and scheduling Joelle to appear on podcasts and speak at events. My job also includes spreading awareness to the target audiences in need of the services we provide.
Alyssa: I am the Office Management and Client Support at JM&A. I create content, and manage the blog and newsletter which spread mental health awareness and update our clients on things happening within JRM&A. I also help create assessment tools and manage potential client information.
5. What do you enjoy most about JRM&A?
Sarah: I love our team! Every therapist and staff person is unique and has incredible skills that they bring to make this company thrive. I strongly believe in the mission of supporting and providing quality care to the military, law enforcement and their families.
Jenny: My favorite part is how comfortable I feel with the people I work with. Since I started working here, I have felt like I can be open and honest with everyone because they are all so welcoming and accepting. Since day one, I’ve also enjoyed the fact that me and all the other team members are so passionate about the work we do.
Alyssa: I enjoy the work environment. We are all very dedicated to the cause and have a common goal which makes it easy to collaborate, discuss, and get things done.
At JRM&A we lead with compassionate, trauma-informed therapeutic models that are personalized and solution-focused to help support our clients’ needs and attain their personal goals.
To learn more about trauma and how to move through Post Traumatic Growth, download our Post Traumatic Growth Road Map!
To schedule an appointment with us, call (650) 386-6753 or visit our website https://joellerabowmaletis.com/contact-us/.