Our Team

Move beyond mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual roadblocks with ease and conviction towards a vision of sustained well-being and joy.

The Center To Restore Joy creates opportunities for those with a desire to explore and take an active role in their own self-care and healing. Our offerings explore the internal, interpersonal, behavioral, and external environments (OHEs) that play a role in stimulating our own inherent healing capacity.

As a Speaker, Facilitator, and Coach, I use the creative application of Gestalt, principles of Positive Psychology, and a somatically driven tool-box in private practice and in workshops & retreats.



Affirmations For All Collaborator

 I am a professional artist working out of Oakland, CA and a recent graduate from the Wright Institute in Counseling Psychology. My interests include using art therapeutically, sea kayaking, and photography.

Paula Berardinelli

Curriculum Development 

An educator for over 30 years. I train and facilitate in a variety of corporate, non-profit, and community settings. As a Reiki Master, Wellness Counselor, and Transdimensional Grief Resolution Coach, I have a passion for enabling people to use the skills of dialogue to enrich their lives.

AmariYah Israel

Play-shop Facilitator


I am inspired by my Granny's golden remedies, restorative presence, and love. My work stems from the belief that self-led healing is potent medicine. I am a volunteer with Lake Effect Free Alternative Health Clinic in Cleveland, Oh.

Serena Ho

Affirmations For All Collaborator

I am a NYC born and raised graphic designer who is passionate about typography, lettering, and creating beautiful experiences in both print and digital media.



Coming Soon

Coming Soon

More team members coming soon!