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Jamie Molnar, LMHC, RYT, QS

A Licensed Professional Here to Guide You

Specializing in Yoga Psychology

Pronouns: She / Her / Hers

Email: info@bybsandthrive.com

Hi there! And welcome to bybs+thrive! I am excited to connect with you here and to potentially join your on your healing journey. 

 

Bybs+thrive was actually born out my passion for mental wellness, holistic health, and de-stigmatizing mental health. I wanted to create a modern, inclusive space for individuals and couples so that they could feel safe, empowered, and ready to embark on the incredibly rewarding path towards re-connecting with their true, authentic selves and living their best lives. I truly care about my clients and am dedicated to providing an empathic and specialized counseling experience.

I have over 14 years of clinical experience working with clients in a variety of settings and concerns, with particular attention to anxiety, depression, life transitions, self-esteem, and trauma. I have a holistic lens with which I view everything that I do and utilize a variety of mind-body-spirit techniques to help you be well.

I am also a proud cancer survivor, and therefore have a deep understanding of how trauma changes your life and the ways you wish it wouldn't, and I can help you make the transition into healing.

 

My specialty is Yoga Psychology. This is a unique process that focuses on integrating the psychological wisdoms of ancient yoga teachings with modern depth psychology principles for emotional, physical and spiritual health. I have seen profound healing occur through this approach.

 

Keep in mind that while my yoga training informs my therapeutic approach, this does not mean that you have to do yoga when you work with me. That is your choice to make as we work together to develop your goals.

Finally, I believe counseling is for everyone. Bybs+thrive is an inclusive practice and all are welcome to our space.

Jamie's Qualifications

Experience You Can Trust

Areas of Expertise:

  • Yoga Psychology 

  • Dreamwork

  • Mindfulness and Meditation

  • Work and life balance

  • Personal empowerment

  • Self-Esteem

  • Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA)

  • Recovering from narcissistic relationships / abuse

  • HSP (Highly sensitive person) + Empaths

  • Women’s emotional health and self-care

  • Disordered eating / Food + Mood

  • Relationship issues

  • Couples and marriage counseling

  • Thriving through life's transitions

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Trauma

  • Spiritual Health + Exploration

  • Therapy for Therapists / Healers / Health + Wellness Professionals (helping practitioners be their best selves in their personal and professional life)

Credentials:

  • Masters of Applied Psychology (Clinical)

  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology)

  • Bachelor of Arts (Spanish)

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (MH #13667)

  • State of Florida Qualified Supervisor (QS)

  • Member, American Counseling Association

  • Member, Suncoast Mental Health Counselors Association

  • Registered Yoga Teacher, Yoga Alliance

  • Gallup Certified Strengths Coach

How I Use Yoga Psychology in My Work:

It is important to first note that clients make the choice on when and how to incorporate yoga psychology into their counseling experience, and this is something we can discuss prior to making a decision.

 

I have been practicing yoga since 2001 and became certified to teach in 2012. I believe that yoga and counseling complement each other wonderfully, and I am excited to be able to incorporate this into the work that I do with my clients.

 

Yoga is an ancient healing practice that provides many benefits on the path to self-discovery. Yoga Psychology is a specific method that combines the ancient wisdom of the East with the modern depth psychology principles of the West. 

 

Here are some ways in which I can offer this beautiful practice to my clients:

 

  • Pranayama (breathing techniques)

  • The Kosha System (5 essential layers of the Self)

  • Antarkarana: Four Functions of the Mind

  • Svadhyaya (Shadow work + personal inquiry)

  • Bhakti (prayer and ritual)

  • Archetypal work 
  • Yoga sutras that apply to current emotional, physical, and mental well-being

  • Meditation techniques

  • Resources and recommended readings

  • Guided meditations to use at home

  • Specific physical postures related to therapy goals