All Kinds of News for August 09, 2017
Marisa Keller has been a "Viver" for almost 3 years. During her time with Vive, Marisa has been a contract mentor and parent coach, full time mentor, New York Regional Director and most recently was promoted to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Director overseeing and managing both the New York and DC regions.
When asked what is her favorite thing about the work she does, Marisa shared that to be able to connect the whole family through the individualized work that is done with each family member, and added that she feels privileged to see change in the family system by going to them in their home environment in real time. When asked about the biggest challenge in the work she does with families, Marisa stated that many of the families she works with have been through several interventions. Whether it's residential treatment, wilderness, outpatient therapy, hospitalizations, she commented many of these families are weary and worn out and meeting them where they are at and building from there is very important.
When the discussion moved to talking about her work managing the regional teams, Marisa said she feels blessed to work with committed professionals that come from a diverse background of expertise and experience. She also stated that being able to work in a truly collaborative team that supports each other and actively engages in case reviews is also a key element to successful work with the families. Each member of the team brings knowledge of various treatment modalities that helps the innovative process evolve.
In her new role as Regional Director of the Greater DC Area, Marisa is excited to work with more "Vivers" who are passionate about the work Vive does and to support their professional growth so they are bringing the best treatement to their families. Also she is looking forward to learning about her new community and all the support it can offer the families on a cultural level.
About Vive Family Support
Vive Family Support Program is an in-home relational and experiential therapeutic support service for pre-teens, adolesents, young adults and their families. With a unique approach and roots in the community, Vive works closely with families to offer insight, implement coping skills, and rebuild trust within the family system. The goal is to ensure lasting positive change.