Welcome to Our Nest

Taking Flight Developmental Center offers:

Mental health services for children, adolescents, families, and adults
Unique programs combining yoga, mindfulness, and art

All services are designed to meet the developmental needs for children, adults, and families
by focusing on emotion regulation, coping with stress and building distress tolerance.

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About

 
Our center provides psychological, mental health and educational services to children, families, and adults. Specific services include:
 

  • Outpatient Individual and Family Therapy
  • Outpatient Psychological Testing for children under age 10
  • Therapeutic Groups
  • Mindfulness, Yoga, and Art programs
  • Small group Art instruction

Rachel Love, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist & Yoga Instructor

Christy Sharer, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Alisha Munda

Art Instructor

 
The therapeutic approach of our mental health providers, Rachel Love and Christy Sharer, is cognitive and behavioral, and play-based. We work with the child and the family as a whole. We strive to provide families with the tools and resources they need to overcome obstacles, function more positively, decrease stress, and communicate more effectively.

Our Taking Flight programs were hatched in the summer of 2014 at MidStep when we were inspired to combine our unique interests and talents to create innovative classes to help children improve emotional awareness, behavioral regulation skills and self expression. These services are available to all who are interested and are not limited to clients of the clinical services offered at TFDC. Please explore our classes and see which one would work best for you!

Our goal is to help everyone find ways to weather the storms of difficult emotions, to enjoy and stay grounded in the present, and to learn how to explore new things.

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Mindfulness in Flying High

 

Why Combine Yoga, Art & Mindfulness

Recent research has supported that individually, Yoga or Movement, Art, and Mindfulness have substantial benefits for improved functioning. Many of the benefits are overlapping, and therefore, the combination of all three allows for the reinforcement of skill development and improved functioning through multiple forms of learning and practicing.

What would it be like if you lived each day, each breath, as a work of art in progress? Imagine that you are a Masterpiece unfolding, every second of every day a work of art taking form with every breath. -Thomas Crum

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Compassion Project

At the end of December Christy asked about intentions for the new year. The previous year this idea of intention had a sense of whimsy to it but this year things are very different. Our world is a little darker, a little more ominous and there is definitely more uncertainty about the future. It feels […]

Yes, I am THAT mother who…

… can’t drive the shopping cart car and takes out the candy display at the grocery store … holds up the exit at the parking garage because she only could find 65 cents when learning that no, parking is not free during that time … sends her child out in public with pants that are […]

Authenticity

When Christy suggested we set intentions for the year, my first thought was: I just want to survive.  But that’s not entirely true; I want to do more than just get through another year.  I want to thrive and for me, part of that means being true to myself in all that I do. Including […]