How and when did the company get started?
I started my company in the fall of 2019. Believe it or not, after watching a content creator's video on entrepreneurship, I was inspired to begin this journey for myself. I got to work by learning more about the business side of my counseling industry, did my homework on an LLC, what the requirements are at the state level, set up my business banking with the required documents, found the right office space, and ultimately filed for my business with the Sec of State.
What products or services do you offer?
My counseling practice offers individual, couples and family, and telehealth counseling services to the public. These services are provided by independently licensed mental health professionals and social workers with vast experience in the field creating safe spaces for clients to best assist with their concerns.
What’s the one thing your business is known for, over your competitors and why?
My practice statement is that "wholeness is key to wellness." We operate from the standpoint of helping the whole of a person, recognizing that the various parts, experiences and life events, contribute to who someone is in today's time. As such, each client is to be validated by what they bring with them into each counseling session, which makes treatment a more collaborative effort.
Tell us an interesting and fun tidbit about your business.
While I have an office space in Stoughton, my contractors are fully remote. Thus, with the uncertainty of the pandemic, I have opportunities to connect as many people with care as we can.
Also, mindfulness is a big aspect of my company. So, if someone is looking to go into meditation and work on the concept of here and now, we can do that!
Why did you decide to become involved with the Chamber?
I wanted to get brand exposure to the community in which my office resides and serves, as well as beyond. I want to contribute as much value as I can to this south shore family.
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Women in Leadership at MGB
By Mary Ann Blackmur, Community Outreach Program Manager for Mass General Brigham
The landscape of leadership in the workplace is shifting to include more women in leadership roles that were traditionally held by men. This includes all industries and Mass General Brigham is proud to have at the helm Ann Klibanski, MD , President and Chief Executive Officer since June 2019, Cindy Peterson, MBA, Vice President Regional Ambulatory Operations and Business Development and Kris McCue, Regional Director of Operations for our South Shore locations.
Women leaders tend to have a more “holistic approach to leadership and to the organization. This includes balancing financial and performance results with goals of increasing diversity on leadership teams, an inclusive culture, and driving positive change.”  These holistic leadership traits have been instrumental during the Covid-19 pandemic in allowing businesses to pivot and adjust as needed to stabilize the effects the pandemic has had on their industry and workforce.
All leaders are facing extraordinary workforce challenges as the result of the pandemic. Many employees are juggling childcare , elder care and homeschooling in addition to their job responsibilities. Successful leaders have not only recognized these conflicts but listened to their employees to come up with solutions that meet the business and their employees’ needs. Remote work, flexible schedules are just a few strategies that have succeeded to date.
“ Keeping the needs of our patients front and center , wherever we can we strive to be a flexible employer , we care for our patients by caring for our team” Cindy Peterson, MBA, VP Regional Ambulatory Operations and Business Development.
As we navigate the “new normal” the holistic approach of women leaders will be instrumental in ensuring that the business needs are being met while considering the personal needs of their employees to create a harmonious working environment.
 Female Leadership: The New Approach in The Workplace (Forbes.com, Oct.28, 2021)