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The Happy Guide
A Mind and Body Practice for Healthy Living

A Place for Healing and Wellness through Therapy, Coaching and Physical Improvement. 

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Mission

Our vision is to  inspire healthy living and  teach a lifestyle for the attainment of joy, health, and longevity.


The Happy Guide is a private practice in New York City that serves individuals who want to overcome mental and health problems by focusing on prevention and embracing a healthy life style.


Embrace  self-transformation through  therapy, coaching, mindfulness, meditation, yoga and Pilates.

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The happy guide  idea was born to guide clients on various paths of theirs lives from recovery to healing through therapy, from finding clarity and fulfillment through coaching, using yoga and Pilates to  gain flexibility and maintain a healthy body, and mindfulness to be  fully present and grounded. 


The Happy Guide is a mind and  body practice that elevates clients to live healthier lives  without shame, guilt or fear and to be happy.  

We offer 101 sessions, seminars, classes and workshops in the community. in person and online.


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We Believe That...

The quality of life is found in meaning.  

Everybody deserves to be happy and to live life with passion and intention. 

To lead an authentic life, any setbacks and failures need to be integrated in your life narrative.  

Challenges that you face can make you stronger. 

Emotions are the fuel of life. The quality of your life depends on the quality of your emotions.

Life is constant change and one must adapt--One must grow continuously. 

Responsibility, forgiveness and reparation are essential to maintaining peace within family, friends and community. 

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BIO

Lavinia Barbu is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work and a Coaching Diploma from New York University. 

Additionally, Lavinia is a Certified Pilates and Yoga Instructor and a practitioner of many sports, incorporating therapy with life coaching and Pilates inspired exercises to instill both a healthy mind and a healthy body.  
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Prior to private practice, Lavinia had worked with children, adolescents and adults in individual therapy in the Post Graduate Center for Mental Health in New York and the Behavioral Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy in New Jersey. 

Lavinia believes in the individual’s ability to recover from mental and environmental adversities and specializes in trauma recovery, integrating mind and body techniques that allow survivors to make meaning of their experiences and to move forward, from a state of survival to a state of fulfillment.

Lavinia is an advocate for physical activity as an important and essential part of mental and psychological well-being. Therefore, her approach integrates walk and talk therapy, cognitive behavior strategies, Pilates and Yoga exercises and mindfulness techniques. This combination of therapeutic expertise, life skills, and physical exercises like walking, Pilates and yoga, enables her to help clients understand their lives from a mind and body perspective. 

Lavinia has successfully worked with clients from many walks of lives who struggled with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, self-esteem, co-dependency, new mothers and stress management. 

To schedule a consultation today please call  347-933-6517 or send a message  below.

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Contact me to learn more about how we might work together to help you reach your goals. 

The Happy Guide

(347) 933-6517