Mental Wellness Workshops

To holistically prosper, we believe mental well-being plays a key role. We partnered with Healthy Synergy, LLC. to provide classes that will equip you with the tools to be mindful and protect your emotional peace.

This series is led by a licensed professional counselor. There will be interactive opportunities throughout the classes. We prioritize creating a safe space in which you feel confident to engage and share. This is an opportunity to learn more about yourself among a like-minded community.

Offered Virtually on Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. via a HIPAA-compliant platform.


We recognize that mental wellness resources are often inaccessible due to cost and cultural stigmas. We’re here to make these resources affordable and accessible, which we hope will encourage you to prioritize your mental health and well-being.

That is why we are offering this series at NO COST, with the option to donate.

RSVP for the whole series, or just for the classes with topics valuable to you, by navigating through the Class Schedule. For individuals who are 18+.

Class Schedule

What are values? You can live intentionally by identifying which values matter most to you. This class includes open group discussion around what values are, how they’re implemented, understanding other people’s/society’s values vs our own, and ways to put your values into action. This class also includes a journaling activity for self-reflection.

This course will provide psychoeducation on grounding, regulation, and self-compassion paired with key activities such as mindful breathing, PMR, and calm place. We will specifically address how these concepts relate to how we feel about our bodies, and how to practice self-compassion and self-care while using social media.

This class covers the different types of boundaries, why they are important, and what they can look like. We will also explore how cultural contexts shape our understanding of boundaries and begin to clarify our own internal and external boundaries.

Today, stress is all too common. And yet we all have resilience and resources that we can tap into to beat it. Participants will understand how our bodies and minds respond to stress and how we can start to take control of the stress response. We will identify resources and return to the lessons from “Self-Compassion and Self-Care.”

Now, we will turn from the self towards navigating relationships with others. What do healthy relationships with our partners, friends, and families look like? Building upon previous lessons, we will show how values and boundaries contribute to forming more authentic relationships. We will also talk about healthy communication, dependency, and co-regulation.

Licensed Provider

Annia Salas, MS, LPC, CCTP (she/her) has a Master of Science and is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Annia uses the following analogy when talking about counseling/therapy: “We need a brace or splint to help us with a broken bone. Similarly, therapy can be a support to help us and guide our healing/journey. I work with people on their journey toward greater mental fitness and healing.”

These courses are made possible by Dr. Sophia Murphy, Doctor of Behavioral Health and Licensed Professional Counselor. With over a decade’s experience of direct service, Dr. Murphy has provided treatment to individuals, families, and groups. She emphasizes the value of multicultural competency and deep exploration of the relationship between identity and health. Dr. Murphy aims to support her patients in bettering their lives and reaching their individual goals through a holistic approach targeting mind-body health. She specializes in working with individuals of color and female-identifying patients and is also an LGBTQ+ allied provider and aims to support marginalized groups in receiving care, free from stigma.

Although Dr. Murphy has created this series, Annia will be the counselor leading the sessions.

Questions? Please contact learn@ywcaaz.org

Huge Thank You to Healthy Synergy, LLC. for providing their time and expertise.

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