Training & Workshops

Brave Minds Psychological Services, LLC is pleased to provide a variety of training opportunities developed by Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Director, Jessica Pizzo, LCSWJessica works closely with Clinical Director, Fawn McNeil-Haber, PhD to promote:

  • Anti-racism
  • LGBTQTIA+ affirmation
  • Body inclusivity
  • Inclusivity of neurodiversity and ability level
  • Embodying cultural humility
  • Transitioning into parenthood, including managing maternal mental health as well as postpartum challenges


These training opportunities have been developed for

  • Group practices
  • School districts
  • Community organizations
  • Mom meet-up groups and more…

The atmosphere of these trainings are caring and safe. This allow participants to support each other through the vulnerable process of understanding privileges, identifying unconscious biases, as well as engaging in meaningful conversations. We hope to empower our colleagues and community members with the resources and support to work with individuals across the diverse spectrum of human identities and experiences.

Anti-Racism and LGBTQIA+ Affirming Culture

This training is a 3 part training series that focuses on how to build a culture of inclusion within your organization. In this training, Jessica will speak with the leader of your organization to connect your specific mission and values. The goal is to further a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion within your practice. Through this training your clinicians will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of anti-racism
  • Look at history as well as the systemic impacts of racism 
  • Learn about the gender spectrum, as well as a broad range of gender, sexual, and cultural identities. 

Participants will be asked to reflect on their own privilege, relationship with microaggressions, as well as engage in meaningful and uncomfortable conversations in a safe space. 


Trauma-Informed Schools Training

This training is designed for teachers, as well as other school personnel who work directly with children in the school setting. The goal of this training is to:

  • Provide attendees with an understanding of what trauma is, as well as how it impacts the brain, and development. 
  • Help attendees be confident in when, why, and how to report concerns regarding students. 
  • Provide tips and tools to support children in the school environment. 
  • Educate about the impact of vicarious trauma as well as ways to work together to prevent burn out through self-care. 


Roe vs. Wade: Self Care and Advocacy after the Overturn of Roe v. Wade 

This training was created after the overturn of Roe vs Wade in order to support clinician’s through this historic ruling. In this training, participants will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of Roe vs. Wade
  • Learn about the historic implications, as well as how the overturn of Roe v. Wade will disproportionately impact BIPOC communities. 
  • Feel supported in their own emotions in a safe environment. 

Together we will learn ways to support your clients through this experience, as well as ways to support yourselves and your community of clinicians. 


Motherhood and Postpartum Workshops

Jessica will join your mother group to speak on and facilitate discussion about all things motherhood.  Education and discussion facilitation topics can include:

  • The transition to motherhood, including the identity, relationship and physical changes which parents often experience.
  • Why the toddler years can trigger adult tantrums
  • Intentional reflection on the development of your identity, your values as well as pathway as a parent.
  • Breaking generational curses: Understanding your past and your upbringing in order to meet your child’s needs.


Body Inclusivity and Empowerment 

Participants who complete this training will learn about the psychosocial and mental health impact of existing in different bodies. The goal of this training is:

  • To help attendees better understand the experiences of individuals who move through the world in marginalized bodies.
  • To understand how traditional body positivity ideologies can be less helpful for individuals with physical disabilities, transgender and gender non-conforming individuals, as well as individuals in larger bodies, and others. 
  • Learn about the internal relationship with one’s body, as well as how the external messages from the media, the medical field, and others affect this relationship.

Find out more about our trainings today

Our trained presenters at our offices in Branchburg and Scotch Plains are waiting to inspire and educate. If you’d prefer to meet with a presenter via video, we can offer online presentations. To begin follow a few simple steps:

  1. Connect with Brave Minds Psychological Services today for a free consultation phone call.
  2. Get your questions answered by one of trainers.

Other Services At Brave Minds Psychological Services

At Brave Minds Psychological Services, we offer a variety of services from our licensed therapists in order to get you on the right path to healing. Our therapeutic services include therapy for children, with a special focus on anxiety treatment for children and child sexual abuse therapy. We have specialists doing therapy for teens, specifically anxiety treatment for teens and teen social phobia therapy. Our adult therapy services include anxiety counselingcouples counselingcounseling for parentspostpartum counseling, OCD therapy, food allergy therapy, and group therapy. Finally, we have specialized trauma therapy and PTSD treatment areas for birth trauma, pregnancy loss and miscarriage, and sexual assault counseling for adults,

We also have a blog where we write about a variety of different mental health subjects. If you’re interested in learning more about our mental health services here at Brave Minds Psychological Services, please contact our Scotch Plains and Branchburg counseling offices!

Located in Union and Somerset Counties, Brave Minds is proud to serve the therapy and counseling needs of residents in Scotch Plains/Fanwood, Westfield, Cranford, Clark, Branchburg, Bridgewater, Somerville, Raritan, Readington and surrounding areas.