We’re celebrating the opening of our new location and the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce is throwing us a party! Please join us for our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, April 27th from 4:30 – 7:00 pm at 4055 Mission Oaks Blvd. Suite B (click here for map and directions).
We’ll show you around the place, introduce you to our ever-expanding team, and feed you tacos from our taco truck! Full details on the flyer below, click to print or share (please do!) Hope to see you there!
We’ve moved to our very own and very much larger office space in Camarillo, and we’re anything but blue about it. However, we’d love to have you join us for the 6th Annual Light It Up Blue event this Tuesday, April 4th at Cal State Channel Islands from 6:00 – 8:00pm, where we – and the John Spoore Bloome Library Plaza – will be very blue indeed. We’ll be there to hear speakers and to watch the space light up in blue, making it one of 11,000 sites worldwide taking on that hue for United Nations General Counsel’s World Autism Awareness Day that honors those living with autism. Full details about this year’s event can be found here:http://bit.ly/2oI36tl
We talk about heroes a lot around here, because we are continually inspired by the grit and determination of those we serve. We are also honored to have a leader who models those very traits on a daily basis, and more than a little proud to announce that Laurie Singer has been recognized publicly for them as one of five new members of the Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame.
Joining an elite group that includes Olympic medalists, collegiate All-Americans, Major League Baseball MVPs, and NFL Super Bowl winners, Laurie will be officially inducted into the class of 2017 at a ceremony on June 4th at the Ventura Beach Marriott.
While overcoming personal loss and struggles with ADHD to achieve professional success and to help others facing their own life challenges, Laurie has also been quietly accomplishing great things in the athletic arena. She has made running 100 mile races nearly routine, completing 28 ultramarathons of 31 miles or longer. She is also a 3-time Ironman, which involves swimming 2.4 miles followed by a 112-mile bike ride and running a full 26.2 mile marathon.
The graphic below shows her race totals in those three sports, which are stunning on their own, but they don’t begin to convey the thousands of hours Laurie spent training to compete in them. As in all areas of Laurie’s life, there is no secret to her success, but rather a very obvious – and very inspiring – commitment to working hard and harnessing the power of struggle.
Please join us in congratulating our very own hero. You can read more about Laurie and the company she’ll be keeping as a Hall of Famer in this article from the Ventura County Star.
We are pretty excited to announce that we’ve moved to a brand-new location. We’re still in Camarillo but we now have more space to accommodate our growing team of behavioral specialists, to host individual and group sessions, and to conduct parent training workshops and other events.
Click the address or map below for directions. We can’t wait to make you feel at home at our new home!
We had a blast last weekend at the Channel Islands Social Service annual picnic. They had a superhero theme, so Laurie had her Superman costume ready to go when Batman needed some help. She saved him, of course, as Mad Max looked on a bit helplessly. NBD. See her in action in the bottom photo, and with Brandon hanging out at our booth.
While we were just pretending, a real live superhero came by our office this week to be recognized for completing a far more important mission. Meet Nick, our most recent graduate from Laurie Singer Behavioral Services. Nick has worked extremely hard to meet the goals he set, and it has been a privilege for each and every member of his team – Krystal, Jackie, Jessie, Laurie, and his Mom (not pictured) – to see him grow.
He didn’t wear his cape though. He doesn’t need one, as he’s gotten pretty good at flying on his own. Of course we’re behind him every step of the way as he sets new goals and meets new challenges. Congratulations Nick, we’re all so very proud of you!
“Go forth and set the world on fire.” – St. Ignatius Loyola
We have no doubt this month’s hero will do just that. Andrew has graduated from Laurie Singer Behavior Therapy and is on his way to great things, working two part-time jobs while attending job skills training in his “spare” time. Below, Andrew surrounded by two of his greatest admirers, Katelyn Scanlon and Laurie Singer, at a dinner rightly celebrating his hard work and great achievements. We are so very proud of you, Andrew!
Andrew, Graduate, Laurie Singer Behavioral Therapy
It is often said the two most important things a parent can give to a child are roots and wings, and we strive to do the same for our friends at our practice. We hope Sara knows she has deep roots here with our entire team behind her, and now she has her wings as an official “graduate” of Laurie Singer Behavioral Therapy. We are a little sad but mostly very happy to see her fly on her own. Well done, Sara, you worked hard and you will go far!
Happy New Year to all of you. Here’s to setting goals, pursuing them with tenacity, surrounding yourself with community, and rejoicing in your achievements.