Ashley Mariani M.S.W, R.S.W
It's important to know who the person teaching you is, and what experience they have.
I am a clinical social worker, what that means is that I do "traditional" therapy with clients. I help them work through their blockages, traumas, and relationships and give them more tools in their tool box to work with.
This course was developed because I realized that many people who come to therapy need assistance with boundary setting in order to work through their stuck spots. Unfortunately there is a stigma associated with attending therapy and although I wish that weren't the case, I think learning valuable skills and information that is frequently taught to clients in therapy is essential.
You will see that many of my courses are designed to aid in the therapeutic process or to be utilized outside of therapy. Therapy is not accessible to everyone, and thus, having an opportunity to learn concepts that we therapist teach, at a pace that is comfortable to you, is my goal.
The bulk of my career was working with both victims and "offenders" of Intimate Partner Violence and Domestic Violence. In these dynamics it is very clear that boundaries are not being respected, communicated and established due to many reasons. It was here that I learned the importance of clients learning the skill of communicating and reinforcing boundaries.
As I developed into a couples therapist and then a perinatal mental health therapist, working with new parents highlighted the need to set boundaries, for this population. New babies bring about many emotions for all family members; from touching a pregnant body to asking about personal medical questions, and even interaction with new baby, boundaries are extremely important to communicate as soon as possible.
If you're looking for more information about the work that I do, please do not hesitate to reach out.