Drea Purdy, LMFT is a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist who has spent 10 years connecting and working with people to navigate their complex worlds in order that they may live happier lives. Drea believes that the therapeutic relationship contributes significantly to personal growth and insight. Her nuanced multi-disciplinary approach has been and continues to be effective in treating individuals, couples and families who suffer from the use of tools that served a function and may have worked at some point, but are no longer contributing to a positive way of tolerating emotions and/or being in the world today. Drea received her undergraduate degree from Merrimack College in Andover, MA and her master’s degree from Antioch University in Los Angeles, CA.
Rebecca R. Velasquez, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a yoga/meditation teacher with over a decade of social work experience and 15 years of yoga and meditation teaching experience. During these years, Rebecca has developed a special approach to helping people by skillfully integrating the fundamentals of social work/psychotherapy with the deep, restorative and reinforcing powers of yoga and meditation. Rebecca received a B.A. with Honors in Sociology from Emory University in 2001, a M.S. from Columbia University’s School of Social Work in 2003 and her LCSW designation in 2012. While pursuing her undergraduate studies at Emory, Rebecca’s love for yoga led her to earn her yoga training certificate in the Anusara tradition from The Yoga Institute Houston in 2001; she is also well-versed in various other styles and traditions of yoga that include Viniyoga, Acroyoga, Bikram, Power Yoga and Restorative Yoga.
Penny Tavar, LMSW, is a psychotherapist serving children, individuals, couples and families. Penny completed her Graduate MSW degree in 1997 and Post Graduate studies in Play Therapy and Adolescent Therapy in 1999 at Fordham University. Penny also continues extensive Post Graduate Training at the Ackerman Institute for the Family, one of the Premier Institutions for Couples and Family Therapy.
Penny Utilizes a Systemic-Relational Therapeutic Approach which embodies a collection of Ideas, Disciplines, Techniques and Practices designed to be effective in treating presenting issues and challenges presented by physical and mental illness, developmental difficulties in childhood, and relational trauma.
Fostering change, strengthening and clarifying relationships between couples, and family members and empowering individuals to envision and create positive change and growth is the desired goal and mission of this therapeutic journey.