RISE for Women


RISE stands for: Reclaiming Interdependence, Safety, and Empowerment. This program could be a good fit for you if you have been through a stressful medical experience, and you find yourself feeling lonely, angry, and scared. Over the course of the program, you will learn to change your relationship with fear and anger. You will gain knowledge about your strengths and what comforts and soothes you. And, you will have the chance to connect with others from a space of safety and care.

During the program you will have the opportunity to create a Safety and Coping Plan for medical stressors, a Trauma-Informed Meditation Practice Plan, and a Communication Plan for Medical Needs. You will learn about what mindfulness is, how medical trauma can impact the experience of mindfulness practice, and ways to work through trauma triggers that may arise as you engage in mindfulness practice.

There are no "homework" requirements between sessions. It is recommended that you continue individual therapy while you participate in this program. If a payment plan is needed, please let me know, and please don't hesitate to reach out with questions.

Group Therapist

Dr. Christen Mullane is a clinical psychologist who practices virtually in multiple states. She has particular expertise in working with clients who have experienced medical trauma, are grieving loss of functioning due to medical problems, who are adjusting to new onset medical illnesses, or who are caring for individuals struggling with aging and illness. Over the course of her clinical career, she has worked in multiple medical settings including emergency rooms, medical hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and outpatient primary care clinics. Given the fact that she has "been there," medical professionals and front line workers in need of support may consider establishing care with Dr. Mullane.

Dr. Mullane has chosen to practice virtually in order to bring care to her clients. She recognizes that during periods of upheaval and stress, it can be hard to get out of bed, let alone get to therapy. Virtual care provides an opportunity for those with mobility and health issues to gain needed support, allows caregivers to meet without having to leave a loved one, and improves continuity of care for nursing or medical professionals who may travel or move for work.

Dr. Mullane utilizes evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as mindfulness and awareness building strategies, in her work. She aids clients in reflecting on their values, thoughts, emotions, and behavior patterns in the interest of acceptance and change. She regularly reviews available clinical research to inform her practice. She values diverse viewpoints and experiences, actively works to increase her own cultural competence, and welcomes any and all to her practice.

Christen Mullane

Christen Mullane is a therapist in Alabama specializing in chronic illness, trauma, insomnia & sleep issues, chronic pain, stress management, and assistance for caregivers and frontline workers.

Mondays 6pm EST

North Carolina (Online)

$1,000 for full 8 week program