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What is BLUE SLATE LIFE coaching?

It is deciding you deserve a better life, free of dependence on drugs and alcohol to make you feel better, or numb your feelings.  So you're brave.  And let yourself feel.... It is deciding you're sick and tired of chasing that dragon.  So, you slay it.  It is deciding you want to experience what it's like to be present for not only your family and friends, but for yourself.  So, you start showing up.  It is deciding anxiety will not ruin your best laid plans.  So you look it fearlessly in the eye.  It is deciding that your lack of focus has ended in unfinished business.  So, you just do it.  It is when you finally decide there has to be a better way.  So, you say, "I'm worth it.  I am enough.  I'm ready.  Let's go!"  Ask yourself this:  "Are you ready to live a BLUE SLATE LIFE?"  If you answered, yes, allow me the privilege to help you be the best you.  BLUE SLATE.  


BLUE SLATE LIFE coaching is a personalized approach to teaching coping skills and short and long term goal setting to help you achieve your best life. Physical movement is also incorporated as an avenue in helping obtain transformation.  The following challenges are focused upon:


  • Substance and Alcohol  Abuse
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Inattention
  • Anxiety


BLUE SLATE LIFE coaching specializes in teaching coping skills utilizing these methods:


  • Person-Centered 
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Holistic Approach
  • Setting Boundaries
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Stress Management
  • Anger Management
  • Mindfulness
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Walking, hiking
  • Cycling
  • Ecotherapy (utilizing the outdoors as a way to compliment therapy)
  • Journaling

Why the name, BLUE SLATE LIFE?  


The color blue represents peace, tranquility, and physical/mental relaxation and confidence.  Slate, is a term I frequently use with the women I work with at one of the women's inpatient substance abuse rehabilitation facilities in the city of Rochester, NY. "Being in recovery is having a clean slate in life. You get to start new and fresh."  This is YOUR life.  Love it!  Own it!  YOU run the day. Don't let the day run you!!!


What does a session look like?


Once you schedule an appointment, a questionnaire will be emailed out to you containing questions that will assist in making our first meeting a productive one.  From there, a GTP (Individualized Goal Treatment Plan) will be developed with obtainable goals and objectives for you to reach.  Following sessions will consist of us examining progress on those goals/objectives, and making adjustments as needed.  Within each session, movement to your liking can be implemented, whether it be yoga, cycling, walking, hiking, meditation, etc.  Outdoor environments are utilized throughout the Brighton, Cobbs Hill and Pittsford areas.   


Who is behind BLUE SLATE LIFE coaching?


Kit Fruscione is.  Kit is currently a counselor at one of the city of Rochester, NY's women  inpatient rehabilitation facility for drug and alcohol abuse.  She works on the front lines of drug and alcohol abuse.  Kit incorporates her compassion for helping others and knowledge she has acquired in the field of addictions and mental health.  


With a Masters of Science Degree in Education, a Certificate in Addictions Counseling, and a CASAC-T (Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor-T license) she has what it takes to help you deal with issues such as addiction and other issues in your life that are preventing you from experiencing happiness, fulfillment, and self-confidence. 


Having been a special educator for twenty plus years, Kit decided she wanted a change and to help decrease the severity and impact of the opioid crisis, so she switched careers.  Kit is an accomplished cyclist and hiker.  She has ridden her bike across the USA, hiked to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa, and has biked and hiked extensively throughout Europe and the USA.  A firm believer in how moving one's body plays a vital role in how we feel about ourselves as well as connect to others and our world, Kit utilizes the outdoors in collaboration with 1:1 coping skills training and goal setting to achieve this.  Paired along side with Kit's personal attributes of:  compassion for others, empathy, a positive attitude, patience, perseverance, and a sense of humor, she will help you to succeed in becoming the most content, healthy, confident, authentic you.  Kit will complete her 200 hr YTT (Yoga Teacher Training) certification in June 2020.


Credentials:


  • Masters in Education, Simmons College, Boston, MA
  • Bachelors of Science, Niagara University, Niagara University, NY
  • CASAC-T License #35069 NYS (Credentialed Alcohol Substance Abuse Counselor) Passed State License Exam in February, 2020, CASAC License is pending.
  • Certificate in Addictions Counseling, Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY
  • CPR Certified
  • Narcan Trained
  • Ecotherapy Course Completion
  • Mindfulness Course Completion
  • 200 hr., YTT (Yoga Teacher Training) certificate, June 2020

Client Focus:

Women & LGBTQ


Private Pay, $60.00 per hourly session, sliding scale fee.  Package of four sessions for $200.00.  Payable by credit card or cash. Insurance not accepted.  


Environments Utilized:


  • In home Private Office
  • Cobb's Hill Park
  • Mendon Ponds State Park
  • Erie Canal Trail
  • Brick Yard Trail
  • Buckland Park 

Contact:

Kit Fruscione @

kitkatack@icloud.com 

Ph. (508) 332-9006

Address:  2340 Elmwood Avenue 

                  Rochester, NY 14618

                


******Bonus!  Free, BLUE SLATE LIFE T-shirt and pen given to each client!  Yippee!!!