A Story of Hope: Meet Amanda

August 01, 2019

HopeWay. To many, this word doesn’t hold any significance. In fact, some don’t even know that it’s not just a word, but a place. Though housed in Charlotte, NC, HopeWay is a safe, nurturing sanctuary...

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Faces of Hope: Karen Ortiz, Outreach Specialist

August 13, 2019

Karen Ortiz is a member of HopeWay's dedicated team of Outreach Specialists who meet and build relationships with service providers, including hospitals, outpatient therapists, education consultants, and other specialty doctors, in a multi-layered effort to...

Productive Leisure - Oxymoron or Effective Therapy?

August 01, 2019

Leigh Spada, LRT/CTRS Recreational Therapist, HopeWay When you hear the term “productive leisure” – what comes to mind?  Do you think of tasks like mowing the lawn on a day off?  Perhaps completing a major...

Faces of Hope: Carmella Aldridge, MA Client Care Coordinator

July 23, 2019

HopeWay's dedication to our clients' success extends to even after they have discharged from programming. Carmella Aldridge is one of HopeWay's Client Care Coordinators who helps clients transition back to work, school, family and outpatient treatment....

What is Trauma?

July 01, 2019

Allison Todd, LCSW Primary Therapist, HopeWay Trauma. Unfortunately, it is a word we hear often now in the news and media - trauma related to mass shootings, natural disasters, sexual assaults and bullying. But what...

A Story of Hope: Meet Donna

July 01, 2019

About a year ago, I unexpectedly had to go on short term disability when my mental health began to severely impact my day-to-day living. In my role as a prominent and well-respected Occupational Therapist, I...

Faces of Hope: Daniel Oliveira, BSN, RN Nurse

June 07, 2019

When a client admits to HopeWay, the members of their treatment team are dedicated to equipping the client with the resources they need to achieve their clinical goals. As a key member of this team,...

Faces of Hope: Yvonne Carrasco, MSW, LCAS, MAC Primary Therapist

June 06, 2019

Faces of Hope: Getting to Know Members of  HopeWay's Treatment Team Yvonne Carrasco, MSW, LCAS, MAC  Primary Therapist When a client admits to HopeWay, the members of their treatment team are dedicated to equipping the...

Medication Management with Dr. Kevin Marra

May 30, 2019

“Do I have to take medicine as part of my treatment?” “I’m hesitant to go on medication because I don’t want to become dependent on something that’s not already naturally in my body.” “Lately, I’ve...

Postpartum Depression or Baby Blues? Self-Care Either Way!

April 30, 2019

Dr. Taren Coley, Staff Psychiatrist at HopeWay The art of prioritizing and personalizing self-care is a learned behavior. Logically we know that it is important to take care of ourselves, but it can be a...

Dan Harris Helped Me Be Smarter About My Mental Health

March 11, 2019

Michael C. Hernandez, HopeWay Marketing and Social Media Near the end of 2018, I started seeing a new therapist. She taught me how to use the tools of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and she was also...

Faces of Hope: Jason Peck, Psychiatrist and Sleep Medicine Consultant

March 04, 2019

In addition to conducting psychiatric consultations as one of HopeWay's psychiatrists, Dr. Peck's unique training in sleep medicine also allows him to help clients who are actively being treated for problems related to hypersomnia, insomnia,...

What's Your Relationship Status with Your Food?

February 14, 2019

Thinking about updating the relationship status between your brain and what you put in your body? Though HopeWay doesn't treat primary eating disorders, clients are encouraged to consider the impact that their relationship with food...

HopeWay's First Two Years: A Reflection from our CEO and Chief Medical Officer

January 23, 2019

Alyson R. Kuroski-Mazzei, DO, MRO, FAPA I’m still in awe at all we’ve built and accomplished at HopeWay in our first two years. It’s important that we pause early in this new year and reflect...

Rebecca: A Story of Transformation

January 16, 2019

"HopeWay was the best gift I could have ever given myself. It has changed my life in countless ways and I am forever grateful."    - Rebecca, former client As you've heard us say before,...

Making Pie: Self-Care as We Head into the Holidays

November 19, 2018

“We must have pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of pie.” - David Mamet   Each year, after the celebration of haunts and spirits, we begin to prepare for the feasts and frosts that...

A Conversation with an Admissions Specialist at HopeWay

October 25, 2018

By Morgan Liles, HopeWay Admissions Specialist You are finally ready to reach out for help dealing with the depression that has darkened your life for years.  Or you are desperately seeking help for a family...

Why HopeWay?

September 24, 2018

Thanks to Simon Sinek’s enormously popular TED Talk, it has been increasingly common to ask people or organizations; “What’s Your Why?” Having recently read Sinek’s book, Start with Why, we started thinking about HopeWay’s purpose, cause...

A Story of Hope: Meet Justine

August 24, 2018

Wikipedia defines darkness as the partial or total absence of light.  For someone like myself who is diagnosed with major depressive disorder, the meaning is strikingly different. It could be 75 degrees outside with the...

Drumming Down Stress & Anxiety

August 01, 2018

While walking around HopeWay's campus, you may hear the sounds of rhythmic bass echoing through the halls. What you've stumbled upon is one of the drumming workshops led by our pastoral care counselor, JD McNutt....

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week: February 23rd - March 2nd

February 23, 2018

What do you think of when you hear the word "eating disorder"?  Perhaps one of the following common misconceptions come to mind: Eating disorders are a rich, female Caucasian problem; Men don't struggle with eating...

Horticultural Therapy Program Profile

January 31, 2018

Our horticultural therapist, Bobbie Mabe, was featured in the 2018 winter newsletter, Horticultural Therapy Institute. Here is a sample of the article: Horticultural Therapy has been a part of therapeutic programming at HopeWay since its...

The Holidays Can Be Hard for People Living with Mental Illness: Tips to Help Make the Holidays Healthy and Bright

December 14, 2017

Having a loved one struggling with mental illness during the holidays can often cause family and friends to wonder what they can do to help without saying or doing something wrong. With holidays often come...

A Story of Hope: Meet Mary Anne

June 29, 2017

I'm 69 years old and have suffered from depression and bipolar disorder for the last 40 years. I've had many ups and downs with my health and my family and have probably been in 10...