Support Network Events
All are welcome to join us for our virtual game nights, wellness series, and special networking events. These events are designed to decrease social isolation, have fun, share tips and tools, and offer spaces for peers to come together.
If you have any questions, please email Amy Smith.
These virtual events are free for BIAV members and $10 for non-members:
Affirmation Playlist - May 18 at Noon
Creating a positive view of yourself can sometimes be met with challenges. Music can bring you closer to navigating when we are feeling a little less than kind to ourselves by providing a different perspective on life and even our emotional well-being.
In this session, Raven Bransom, will guide attendees in creating an affirmation playlist that will help us navigate through those times when we are feeling we need extra support.
No materials will be necessary, however come with songs that best describe you.
Spring Jeaopardy - June 15th at Noon
About Our Wellness Series Therapists
Raven Bransom, MT
Raven Bransom recently graduated from Saint Mary-of -the-Woods College with her degree in music therapy. Prior to beginning her music therapy studies, she received a Bachelor of Arts in Piano Pedagogy from Longwood University in 2018 and taught private piano lessons for 4 years. She enjoys playing with her pets and making music with friends and family.
Cori Guevara, ATR-BC, LCPC
Cori is an artist, educator and therapist who values trauma informed practices, cultural humility, and Person-Centered Therapy. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education from Longwood University in 2017, and her Master of Science in Art Therapy and Counseling from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2019. Upon graduation, Cori spent three years providing Trauma-Systems-Therapy for Refugees/Public School Counseling to youth and families in Maine, though is happy to be back in RVA. A typical session begins with your choice of art materials to work toward collaboratively set goals, incorporates your strengths as an individual, and ends with a plan to find joy in your day-to-day life. Cori believes in clients’ natural ability to grow and supports this in session by building strong, empathetic and genuine relationships with the goal of making each therapy session as unique to your needs as possible.