Wonder Inc.

APPROACHING LIFE WITH CURIOSITY AND AWE

Mission

Life can be hard and our world gets very noisy. When that happens and we go looking for answers, we need someone who can listen in a way that allows us to truly be heard. At Wonder Inc., we use relational, trauma sensitive practices to help people heal and move into their best lives. We believe in honoring our past while looking with positivity toward the future. Here, people are treated with respect and compassion. We are warm, understanding and playful. We believe you have all the answers inside you. You just need a place to tell your story and a person to help you find your own voice.

won.der
/wonder/

noun

1. a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable.

verb

1. desire or to be curious to know something.

Who should visit Wonder Inc.?

  • Women struggling through life stages
  • Couples seeking smoother seas
  • Parents of gifted or highly sensitive children
  • Survivors of domestic and sexual violence
  • Those seeking to heal through mind-body connected services
  • People with a story to tell

Services

At Wonder Inc. we offer a variety of in-person therapy services in our offices in Red Bank. In addition, we have Telehealth therapy and Explicit Parent Coaching via secure video conferencing. Call or contact us for more information on what services may be a fit for you.

We work best with people who are struggling through change. Whether it’s postpartum mothers, empty nesters, post divorce or changing careers, change is hard and sometimes scary. If you’re looking for help navigating shifting seas, you’ve found safe harbor at Wonder Inc.

Communications and relationship skills are valuable for any partnership. Come learn to listen and speak more effectively in a safe, judgement free space in order to nurture and grow your best selves.

In office or via video conference parent coaching is solution-focused guidance for parents with challenging situations at home or school. Sessions involve whole family at times but mostly include one or both parents.

We specialize in change. Whether it's a new job, a move, an empty nest or just the beauty of aging, we help to alleviate the pain of growing pains.

Parenting children 12-20 is hard work and sometimes it can feel pretty lonely. Join this group of fellow moms and dads for monthly education, inspiration and most of all a community of people in the trenches for support.

Feeling overwhelmed by the role of motherhood? No matter if it's your first or fifth, a new baby brings great change and often huge emotions for mom. Come to our weekly support group when you can for education, inspiration and community.

Research has shown that we sometimes carry trauma in our bodies for years. Trauma sensitive yoga and meditation are tools to help release the hold trauma and stress can have on our physical selves. We use slow and mindful movement and focus to heal from within, so that we can regain power over our lives. This isn't your power yoga class but it is empowering.

Imagine, a full day or even a few days away to recharge, rest, and maybe even reinvent. Restoration retreats are time well spent, full of life-affirming connection and inspiration. There is nothing more powerful than rooms full of women sharing and guiding one another toward their greatness. At Restoration Retreats, women of all ages and stages come to be reminded of their power and leave rested, revived and ready to shout about it to the world.

What people say about Wonder Inc.

  • My favorite part of this Reinvention Retreat was the positive and encouraging atmosphere as well as the mediation and vision casting. All of the women were so welcoming. I enjoyed the experience and was pleasantly surprised.

    — Brittany K.

  • I appreciated that this weekend I learned how to envision my goals in a way that was more encouraging to move toward them as well as the importance of having patience with myself. My favorite part was the opportunity to take time out and look within.

    — Anna P.

  • The first retreat I attended gave me a few “a-ha” moments that have really stuck with me and helped me through a very difficult period in my life. I learned to let myself have time to focus on what I really want.

    — Jessie J.

  • Even though Cristie is thousands of miles away, each Explicit Parenting session feels as if she’s by my side —cheering me on and guiding me to make more meaningful, productive choices for myself and my family. Cristie’s ability to hear what I need — even when I can’t articulate it — and set me up for success is a true gift. She’s helped me organize my mind, my priorities, and my family in ways that have made for a happier, more peaceful home.

    — Amy H.

About Cristie

Cristie Ritz-King
LPC, NCC, RYT

Of all the professional and educational avenues Cristie has travelled, perhaps the most important path is the one where her roles include family. For it is these roles that have driven her professional and creative pursuits.
No matter what Cristie studies or jobs she pursues, all roads ultimately lead back to marriage and parenting. Cristie is passionate about working with women in transition finding their place and purpose in the world, as well as couples and families to help foster healthy, communicative and happy homes.

Cristie’s priority is to empower people to find their true north and align their lives with it. She does this by listening deeply and addressing the whole person, not just the problems they bring. It is here where the healing begins. As a firm believer in the connection of mind and physical body, Cristie uses an eclectic mix of strategies including; mindfulness, EMDR, IFS, trauma sensitive yoga, cognitive-behaviorism and person-centered talk therapy. Cristie believes every person who comes into her office has the power and intuition to heal themselves and move into their own light. Her job is simple: patiently help guide people toward the greatness they already possess.

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Work with Me

At Wonder Inc. we are available to work with individuals, parents, couples and families in a variety of areas including trauma, relational issues and life transitions. Our mission is to foster hope and facilitate change for one’s mind, body, spirit and community through providing a safe place to tell your story and embrace your life. Call today for a free consultation to see which services are the right match for you.

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