"Reya and Karolyn create spaces that invite creativity, authenticity, connection, and growth. They each offer tenderness and passion that ignite a desire to dig even deeper into ourselves and in connection with one another."
– Naomi Midura, LMFT, PsyD
"Reya is an exceptional therapist. She has a unique ability to listen to what I am saying verbally as well as what I show in a nonverbal fashion. She does not judge but instead uses gentle and effective guidance. She has empathy for me and the situations I have created or that have happened to me within my life. I immediately connected to her and have been working with her for about a year now. My situation was one of trauma, abuse, loss and addiction that brought me to her."
"Dr. Reya Kost is wise, compassionate and kind. She has a wonderful ability to create a safe space, free of judgement, making vulnerability and self-growth that much easier. Karolyn Johnson's warmth is instantly welcoming. Also incredibly smart, Karolyn's has a generous spirit that goes a long way to helping others feel appreciated and valued. Together they have created Connected, Seen & Heard, a practice designed to help others connect and build a sense of community. Their groups are a great way to explore new ideas and challenge yourself to try something different. I love the variety ofworkshops and the opportunity to meet other, like-minded growth seeking individuals and wellness practitioners in in the community."
- Amber Hasbun Fullmer
"Our journey started 100 miles away. Walking into an unknown. As soon as we stepped through the door we felt at home, connected. We were apart of a community, sharing ideas, thoughts, dreams. Making positive, connections with new friends. Unlearning negative habits and transforming our minds. Thank you Connected. Seen. Heard"
"My mother and I traveled from Temecula not knowing what to expect. We were greeted by Reya and Karolyn and immediately felt at home. We shared ideas and stories with a room full of strangers who soon became friends. Being apart of this group has made us feel free to be heard, and listen to new transforming thoughts. Making positive connections and inspiring a new way to live.
Please consider doing this group for teenagers. Young brains need to disconnect to get the real connection of heart, mind, and soul. Thank you Connected. Seen. Heard."
"As someone who has worked in the mental health field for over ten years, I hear a lot about self-compassion; though I'd never experienced or understood it in the way I have since attending Connected Seen & Heard's Building Self Compassion Workshop. Karolyn and Reya shared authentically and genuinely to inspire, educate, encourage and support each of the attendees. I learned that self-compassion is fierce. Karolyn and Reya truly understand and embody the belief that to be connected, seen, and heard is a universal human need and they provide unique ways for us to experience all those things--the world needs more events like this!"
- Cassie Gaub
"These two women are simply awesome. They are inspiring, warm, compassionate and great teachers. Just being in the room with them lifts my spirits! For anyone looking to take a journey toward a more meaningful, peaceful and connected life I would highly recommend one of Dr. Kost and Karolyn Johnson's workshops. Simply brilliant... and affordable too!"
- Cheri, Craft & Clover