Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Services
- EAP mental health problem identification and assessment
- Referrals to appropriate outside agencies
- Follow-up services and case management
- Leadership development
- Executive coaching
- Coaching for supervisors dealing with troubled employees
- Climate Assessments
- Education to reduce employment practices liability
- Workplace mediation
- Conflict Resolution
- Traumatic Exposure Recovery Programs
- Health promotion materials/activities
- Back to work conferences for employees after illness/injury
- Management of mental health care under insurance plans
- Other productivity projects as requested by the organization
New Millennium is also experienced in designing, implementing, and facilitating trainings nationwide in accordance with specific client needs; serving as internal consultants to executive leadership teams and planning committees in areas such as:
- Emergency Preparedness
- Cultural Competence
- Employee Wellness
- Performance Management
- Leadership Development
- Change Management
First Responder Services
New Millennium provides licensed and/or certified professionals with vast experience in delivering on-site and off-site services in a wide array of clinical issues, including, but not limited to:
- Acute stress disorders
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Officer and department wide training
- Department diversity training
- Organizational Health support
- Depression and grief
- Family situations
- LODD support services
- Stress management
- Health and wellness concerns
- Other issues that can impact work productivity
Traumatic Exposure Recovery Program
Traumatic Exposure Recovery Program (TERP) is designed to support first responders from recruitment, through their careers, and into retirement. TERP evolved from the original Critical Incident Stress Management model through extensive work with the Arlington County Fire Department, Arlington VA. The TERP model has attracted the attention of other departments.
TERP is founded on a compilation of CISM best practices learned over the years. TERP is an enhanced model evolved through practical, hands-on knowledge received before, during and after the terrorist attack on the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, in Arlington, Virginia.
That knowledge base includes past and current understanding of the brain and brain trauma: along with the awareness of how repeated exposure to traumatic events can erode resilience -- both mentally and physically -- accumulating over time and affecting each person differently. It empowers each individual to manage his or her own symptoms.
Some Examples of Traumatic Events are:
- Line of duty deaths
- Suicide of a colleague
- Serious work related injury
- Multi-casualty / disaster / terrorism incidents
- Events with a high degree of threat to the personnel
- Significant events involving children
- Calls or events in which the first responder will personalize
- Events with excessive media interest
- Events that are prolonged and end with a negative outcome
- Any significantly powerful, overwhelming, distressing event
Dr. Carpenter works with individuals with mood disorders often manifested from issues of trauma
Gloria Carpenter is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at Oxford Psychological, LLC in Arlington, VA. She received her doctorate from Miami University in Oxford, OH, with a research concentration in Developmental Psychology. Dr. Carpenter has over 15 yrs. of clinical experience and her private practice has been affiliated with New Millennium Employee Assistance Services since 2012. Her practice provides individual and couple therapy as well as agency support and consultations for other professional psychologists.
Dr. Carpenter’s scholarship has focused on health disparities and parent involvement as a route to improve academic and health outcomes for children. She completed a Residency and Post-doctoral Fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center focused on children managing chronic pain-related illnesses and trauma. The fellowship also included experience as a consultant in a Community-based Research Program focused on health disparities. Dr. Carpenter previously held an Assistant Professor position and she continues to serve on the part-time faculty at Northern Kentucky University in KY, and Montgomery College in Maryland. She has co-authored a book on Children of Incarcerated Parents (2010) and several articles on families coping with chronic illnesses.
Dr. Carpenter is an expert on relationships. She utilizes techniques from Emotion-Focused Therapy and Gottman's Method for Healthy Relationships. Her private practice focuses on individual adults and couples struggling with issues of co-dependency, infidelity, fertility, and behavioral addictions. She works with individuals with mood disorders often manifested from issues of trauma, including grief and loss. Dr. Carpenter is also an established Psychologist-Consultant to other psychologists and therapists in the field of psychotherapy. She believes in a systemic approach to wellness using an interpersonal framework that brings about real healing for all -including other therapists.
2005: Doctorate of Philosophy: Clinical Psychology - Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
1999: Bachelor of Science - Psychology - Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, Tallahassee, Florida
Call Dr. Dressel for support with challenges due to stressful life events. She will help you resolve your issue as quickly as possible.
Mary Ann Dressel is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Arlington, VA. She received her doctorate from Argosy University in Minnesota. She has over 27 yrs. of clinical experience and her private practice is newly affiliated with New Millennium Employee Assistance Services. She has expertise with providing an array of therapy services for trauma, anxiety, and life adjustment issues.
Specialties: Anxiety disorders, adjustment issues, depression, relationship issues; both personal and career, work-life balance, separation or divorce, family of origin issues, coaching with life goals, fears, grief, life transitions and personal transformation.
Dr. Dressel has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including inpatient and outpatient mental health, employee assistance services, and with the Department of Defense. She incorporates techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Strength-Based, Solution Focused, EMDR, and Mindfulness modalities. She will facilitate you through an integrative approach to moving forward in your life. When working with Dr. Dressel for healing from traumatic and stressful life events, she guides you through an experience of feeling safe and stable, processing/understanding, and a return to a new normal life.
Client Focus Age
- Elders (65+)
- Mood Disorders
- Life Transitions
- Coping Skills
- Emotional Disturbance
- Family Conflict
- Life Coaching
- Peer Relationships
- Racial Identity
- Relationship Issues
- Self Esteem
Types of Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
- Culturally Sensitive
- Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
- Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
- Trauma Focused
2006: Doctorate in Clinical Psychology-Argosy University/Twin Cities, MN
1982: Master’s in Education: Community Counseling-University of Superior, WI
Contact Gina to initiate a process toward enriching the quality of your life.
Gina Manlove has a private mental health practice. She provides out-patient psychotherapy with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Her responsibilities include providing assessment/diagnosis, treatment planning and psychotherapy services.
Gina believes difficulties in reaching personal and relational life goals are frustrating and often leave us feeling defeated. These experiences may lead to depression, anxiety, poor self-esteem, and unanswered questions about how to make the changes necessary to improve the quality of our lives. Psychotherapy helps to identify problem areas, alleviate obstacles, and establish a path toward desired change and growth.
Gina has extensive experience working collaboratively to enhance and strengthen capabilities while resolving underlying problems. A successful outcome is not only to feel better but to actually live a better life. Gina provides a nurturing environment that encourages the development of insight, progress and personal/relational improvement. You may contact her to initiate a process toward enriching the quality of your life.
2014: Enrolled PhD candidate, The Catholic University of America, National School of Social Services, Washington DC
1983 - 1985: Master of Social Work - Clinical Social Work, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA - Graduate Internship: Johnson County Mental Health Center, Iowa City, IA
1977 - 1981: Bachelor of Social Work, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN - Undergraduate Internships: Hennepin County Social Services, Minneapolis, MN. and Glendale Child Development Center, Minneapolis1 MN
Dr. Shah combines Western medicine with alternative therapies to create a healthier, more balanced YOU!
Since 2011 Dr. Shah has had a professional relationship with New Millennium EAS, the first responder community and other Northern Virginia municipalities. Dr. Poorvi Shah is a double boarded physician, certified in Integrative & Holistic Medicine, and Family Practice with Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment. Dr. Shah sees patients of all ages, from newborns to the elderly.
In her 16 years of experience, Dr. Shah has found that it takes a village of therapies to heal a person! She takes a truly holistic approach. She uses nutrition, evidence-based supplements, osteopathy, and mind body skills to help you feel your best and prevent disease. She has conversations about emotional, physical and spiritual health. Visits are 40-70 minutes with ample time for questions and to create a practical health plan. Dr. Shah’s goal is for you to leave empowered and energized to live your best life.
Each visit can include:
- Thorough History of your health concerns and goals
- Nutrition and Exercise Consultation
- Techniques in Stress Reduction and Mind Body Skills
- Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Treatment
- Practical Plan to fit one’s lifestyle and schedule
Dr. Shah is an expert in osteopathic manipulative medicine, or OMM. OMM is a type of manual bodywork that encourages the body to heal itself. Osteopaths treat the bones, fluids, fascia, muscles and ligaments of the body, so the body can restore proper function. OMM is the perfect adjunct to traditional western medicine.
Dr. Shah’s mission is to instill Peace and Health into each individual, hoping to spread it across the globe.
Dr. Shah is an engaging speaker and is available for speaking engagements on various wellness topics, mind-body retreats and media events.
Aug 2017-Aug 2019 Fellowship, Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
1999-2003 Residency, Family Medicine, Drew/UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
1995-1999 Medical School, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing MI
Relaxation, Rejuvenation for you!
About my Massage Therapy Practice
Massage Therapy has become an important complimentary therapy to traditional western medicine. It is an essential tool for stress relief, pain management, tension relief for sore muscles and a way to restore fluidity within the body.
I grew up in Berlin Germany and moved to the Washington area in 1988. After a successful career in Nursing I had the opportunity to pursue Massage Therapy. I have enjoyed bringing this modality to my clients since 1998 and hope to see you in my office for Relaxation and Rejuvenation.
Deep Tissue Massage - deep focused pressure with the palm, fist or forearm to release tension
Myofascial Release - no lubrication to achieve maximum stretching of the Muscle Fascia, more intense
Swedish Massage - light gentle pressure with long and flowing strokes to achieve maximum relaxation
Neuromuscular Therapy - thumb pressure, compression of Trigger points/Knots more intense
Pregnancy Massage - all techniques with different positioning to relieve pregnancy related discomfort
Geriatric Massage - lighter pressure with more focus on joints to increase circulation and flexibility
Benefits of Massage:
* Better circulation and Lymph Flow
* Better Sleep
* Compliments Western Medicine
* Improved muscle and joint flexibility
* Enhances body's Immune Response
* Tension and Stress relief
* Facilitates Healing after injury
* Pain Management
What to expect:
Sessions are scheduled in 30, 60 or 90 minute increments. You will be asked to fill out a Registration form for basic information about you, your health and medical history. This will be discussed and reviewed before the start of the session. You should feel relaxed and comfortable with the therapist and discuss any concerns you may have.
Claudia provides trauma-informed yoga and meditation techniques for veterans, all First Responders, the incarcerated population, and the Recruits with the Arlington County Fire Department
Claudia is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher, Certified Trauma Professional, with 10 + years of experience in fitness and body work, specialized in trauma sensitive yoga and Yoga Nidra, with a mission to bring yoga and meditation to corporate employees, veterans, first-responders, and other trauma-sensitive populations to manage and reduce symptoms of stress and PTSD through a carefully designed embodied practice.
With the main goal to share the benefits of yoga with trauma sensitive populations, in 2015 Claudia has partnered up with the veteran-operated organization VETOGA to bring yoga teacher training, yoga classes and meditation to veterans, active duty, first responders and their families in the NOVA and DC metro area.
Embodying the mission of VETOGA, Claudia has collaborated with Wounded Warrior Project, Mindful Warrior Retreats, Women in Military Service for America Memorial, Armor Down, the US Special Forces Duskin & Stephens Foundation, and CST veteran owned Freed-OM Holistic to create yoga focused events specifically designed for veterans and first responders, and in partnership with the Georgetown Men’s Basketball Team and the Washington Wizards NBA Team to develop yoga focused events to bring veterans and athletes together on the mat.
Claudia found a corporate wellness company named WRKwell. WRKwell is committed to create shared value since its inception and to create social value by offering specifically designed yoga and meditation classes for veterans and first responders in the community at no cost to them. In collaboration with the non-profit organization VETOGA, WRKwell is also committed to provide professional opportunities to veterans interested in pursuing a career in the corporate wellness space.
Claudia is currently designing and teaching yoga, mindfulness and meditation sessions for corporate clients as part of their wellness program, teaching yoga at GW University as PT Faculty, leading the yoga program for the Women’s Golf and both Women’s and Men’s Tennis teams at Georgetown University, leading the yoga program at the Alexandria Correctional Detention Center for both inmates and the Sheriff’s staff, while continuing to offer trauma sensitive yoga and meditation classes to both veterans and first responders in the community, including the Arlington County Fire Department.
Overall Benefits of Yoga & Meditation for first responders as a whole
- Reduction of costs due to less physical injuries, more effectively managed stressors, and ability to reduce symptoms of PTSD.
- Significantly improve the lives of healthier, more resilient fire professionals able to perform better and for a longer career span.
- Department Chiefs are thought leaders in creating a powerful cultural shift in the firefighting. community while leading the change by example for other departments to follow.
Benefits of Yoga as Functional Movement targeting specific and complex movements needed to preform key firefighting task
- Core (trunk) strength and stability
- Pelvis stability
- Hips mobility and flexibility
- Shoulder mobility
Benefits of breath control techniques:
- Breathing exercises and techniques have a powerful impact on stress management and reduction to enhance performance and wellbeing. Because breathing is both a voluntary and involuntary function of our body, breathing techniques can reduce stress, lower heart rate (positively affect Heart Variability Rate), and return the body to its natural balanced state and can be easily learned and practiced daily.
- Breathing awareness and control may become useful tools in optimizing breathing while using a Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA).
- Progressive muscle relaxation associated with breathing exercises is an additional tool used to restore the body to a relaxed state after experiencing high levels of stress.
Benefits of Yoga Nidra: deep guided relaxation technique for stress management and sleep recovery
- Can be performed by anyone at any fitness level, age and familiarity with yoga and meditation. Studies have shown that a 35-45min yoga Nidra session delivers the same benefits of a 3 hour sleep cycle, measured by brain activity through PET scans, and by a measurable drop in stress hormone cortisol level in the bloodstream in association with higher levels of serotonin, dopamine, melatonin, and GABA levels. Anyone afflicted by interrupted sleep cycles will greatly benefit from this technique.
Benefits of Yoga and Meditation as an integrative tool for trauma treatment improving and developing the following skills and behaviors:
- Present moment focus
- Building affect-regulation skills
- Integrating aspects of experience
- Increasing confidence
- Building connection to self and others
- Developing mindfulness skills
- Interoceptive awareness of self: thoughts, feelings and somatic sensations
- Curiosity and tolerance for experiencing sensations (awareness of optimal window of tolerance)
- Changing one’s relationship to one’s body
Praxi Pilates is a contemporary Pilates studio offering group and private Pilate instruction
Your Pilates safe-haven in the Ballston area of Arlington, VA
Praxi Pilates is tucked away in a discrete condo building in Ballston, Arlington, VA. We have free garage on-site parking available to all clients.
Praxi Pilates is a peaceful, contemporary studio offering group pilates classes including reformer, mat, and circuit classes. We pride ourselves in offering small, affordable, group pilates classes at the times that you want to come! We also offer private instruction for beginners, those working through injury, those that want a little more one-on-one attention, or advanced clients that want to focus on super-advanced pilates!
Our instructors are all highly-trained and practiced. They provide just the right amount of caring and support balanced with the push to help you grow and improve your health, and eventually your pilates practice. Praxi Pilates welcomes all clients from beginners to advanced and we strive to have a caring, fun community.
Praxi Pilates is Personalized
Customized pilates classes. One size does NOT fit all. Functional movements help you avoid & manage injury, gain strength, support your goals as an athlete, stay flexible throughout your pregnancy and more.
Praxi Pilates is Playful and Fun
Improve your mind-body connection, slow down from your hectic life and have fun with my pilates classes. Exercise should be a celebration of what your body can do; not a punishment for what you ate.
Praxi Pilates is Rewarding
- Increased muscle strength
- Improved balance
- Better posture
- More energy
- Improved confidence
- A more positive attitude
Praxi Pilates is Rooted in Pilates Principles
Praxi Pilates offers private and group pilates classes.
We offer three types of classes: reformer, mat, and circuit.
- Reformer classes use the pilates reformer exclusively and are limited to 7 people per class.
- Mat classes are exclusively mat-based but may use a number of props such as, the magic circle, balls, hand weights, or resistance bands and are limited to 12 people per class.
- Circuit classes use many of the traditional pilates equipment such as the reformer, chair, trapeze table (or Cadillac) but also incorporate contemporary fitness equipment such as TRX, stability balls, Bosu, or orbits. These classes are limited to 10 people per class.
All classes are 50 minutes long but we also offer a couple of 90-minute circuit classes each week.
The Birkman Method®
The Birkman Method® and New Millennium EAS
Research Project and Collaboration
The Birkman Method® generates relational and occupational information. It describes the individual’s behavior in relational terms through a variety of reports that look at how a person interacts with other people in the work environment.
The Birkman Method® provides over 35 different report formats in geographical, narrative, and numerical form, allowing clients to choose reports to fit their need. These formats include individual reports and team or group reports.
New Millennium believes The Birkman Method®, which was funded by The National Science Foundation, is highly effective for use in leadership and team building (especially in the fire service community) because of its inclusion of "stress reactions”. If a leader or team member can establish and understand their own individual stress reactions by using The Birkman Method® questionnaire results, they can strengthen their own resiliency and overall impact as a leader.
The Birkman Method® helps leaders and team members gain insight into themselves as individuals and team members, strengthening understanding and support within the organization. In January 2010, Birkman International became aware of the approach that New Millennium EAS was using in its implementation of the The Birkman Method® within the fire service community.
Birkman International was interested in creating a profile specific to first responders with its behavioral instrument. In order to get a profile that was accurate, Birkman International needed a critical mass. Because of the relationships with the first responders in Northern Virginia and with departments such as Arlington County Fire Department and Alexandria City Fire Department, New Millennium provided the critical mass Birkman International needed.
Since the completion of the project, Birkman International and New Millennium have developed a significant relationship to serve fire departments around the world. New Millennium provides Senior Birkman Method® Consultants the highest level of Birkman Method® consultant.