Ask The Expert: Coping with Stress
Coping with Stress: How can we take care of ourselves during a global pandemic?
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Join us for our Ask The Expert Series! This is a great opportunity to get your questions answered in a rapid response format about topics that are timely.
Did you know that May is Mental Health Month? In recognition of Mental Health Month, we have a great conversation planned with Sanna Khoja, M.Ed., LPC and Kristen Suleman, M.Ed., LPC with Chamber Member, Ajana Therapy & Clinical Services. The focus of this "Ask The Expert" session will be "Coping with Stress" and helpful information such as:
- Learning more about stress and the impact on our daily lives
- Understanding about self-care
- Why it's so much harder to take care of ourselves during crisis
As business owners, stress is a daily part of our lives but during a pandemic, the stress can be overwhelming. Join us for this Ask The Expert session to learn about how you can take care of yourself during this global pandemic and why taking care of yourself is a crucial part of supporting your business.
Thank you to our experts, Kristen and Sanna, with Chamber Member, Ajana Therapy & Clinical Services, for sharing their expertise on this timely topic.
About Our Experts
Sanna Khoja, M.Ed., LPC
Sanna Khoja, M.Ed., LPC is a professional counselor in Houston, TX. She is an alumna from the University of Houston where she earned her Masters of Education in Counseling; her undergraduate degree was completed at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Sanna currently serves as a Lead Clinician at Ajana Therapy & Clinical Services where she provides individual and group therapy.
Sanna has a diverse clinical background which includes work in psychiatric hospitals, outpatient centers, private practices, autism clinics, a school, & a non-profit agency. She works with adults of all ages who struggle with anxiety and mood-based issues. Some of these include OCD, perfectionism, life transitions, identity, self-esteem, and trauma. Community outreach is a passion of hers; Sanna strives to create therapeutic spaces where people of diverse social identities can gain access to mental health education and healing outside of the therapy room. Learn more about Sanna here.
Kristen Suleman, M.Ed., LPC
Kristen is a native Houstonian and an alumna from the University of Houston where she earned her Masters of Education in Counseling; her undergraduate degree was completed at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Kristen is a Professional Counselor and currently serves as a Lead Clinician at Ajana Therapy & Clinical Services in Houston where she provides individual and group therapy. She also provides community and school-based peer support groups through re:MIND, a non-profit organization.
Following a significant career transition a few years back, (she spent a 5-year-stint in the oil and gas industry before channeling her passions into mental health), she has worked in several therapeutic settings including private practice, psychiatric hospital units, nonprofits, and school systems. Kristen has worked with individuals of all ages, and although she helps with a variety of concerns, she tends to work well with those struggling with anxiety, self-worth, perfectionism, and identity. As a passionate LGBTQ+ ally, she also specializes in working with members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Providing culturally appropriate and trauma-informed care is extremely important to her, and Kristen is currently in the process of becoming a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (CCTS). In her own words, in the simplest of terms, she “helps other people deal with life and feel better about themselves.” Learn more about Kristen here.
Thank you to Ajana Therapy & Clinical Services, for sponsoring this webinar.
Our Ask the Expert moderator is, Jason Rocha, Board Member and Treasurer for the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber.
Ask The Expert is a Chamber online series. Participants have an opportunity to ask questions on issues such as business operations, financial health, technical support for working from home, personal health and wellness, and more.
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The Chamber is offering a series of webinars in the coming days and months to help our members deal with the impact of COVID-19.