Physical health can directly affect your mental health. 
At Forward Counseling, you can add personal training, health and nutrition consulting, yoga and posture work to your treatment plan.  Meet our Trainer and Health Educator, Deborah McLaughlin, and our Yoga teacher, Kristina Brack.


Nutrition & Mindful Eating

Meal Planning, Support, Education and Accountability are all the perks of integrating personal training into your treatment plan.


Yoga, Breath & Posture Work

Your therapist at Forward Counseling can incorporate all of these things into your treatment plan in order to help you reach your goals. We can utilize the body, breath and exercise to release stress, anxiety, depression and to improve mood. Taking this step is an investment in your health and your future. Kristina Brack offers Therapeutic Yoga Thursdays from 9-10 at our Gym Location. Complete form below to register.


Strength & Endurance Training

It does not matter where you are now, weight training, cardio and TRX can lead to improved health. Complete a form below to get started with Deborah.

“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.”  ~John F. Kennedy

Transcending Trauma: How Yoga Heals

Connecting with the body can be incredibly difficult for someone who's experienced trauma, but it can also be incredibly healing.

The Science of How Our Minds and Our Bodies Converge in the Healing of Trauma

"A purely disembodied human emotion is a nonentity," William James asserted in his revolutionary 1884 theory of how our bodies affect our feelings. Two generations later, Rilke wrote in a beautiful letter of advice to a young woman: "I am not one of those who neglect the body in order to make of it a sacrificial offering for the soul, since my soul would thoroughly dislike being served in such a fashion."

Yoga for anxiety and depression - Harvard Health

Since the 1970s, meditation and other stress-reduction techniques have been studied as possible treatments for depression and anxiety. One such practice, yoga, has received less attention in the medical literature, though it has become increasingly popular in recent decades. One national survey estimated, for example, that about 7.5% of U.S.

The exercise effect

Research on why psychologists should use exercise as part of their treatment.