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Experienced. Certified. Supportive.
The Be Beautiful Foundation (BBF), is recognized by NJ as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, established in 2019, to promote an active lifestyle and positive well-being among individuals living with intellectual & developmental disabilities (IDD). BBF was initially established to meet the requests of our friends & families for therapeutic models promoting health & wellness in children living with intellectual & developmental disabilities (IDD). Since its formation, BBF has expanded its scope to promote healthy and active lifestyles to all members of our community by providing professional counseling & fitness services to anybody looking to make a positive change in their life. BBF continues to promote an active lifestyle among those living with IDD by creating reduced cost, or no fee for service, opportunities, as well as financial assistance for participation in sporting events for qualifying individuals. Together, we seek to make the world beautiful one person at a time by encouraging our members to Be Beautiful.
Co-Founder, LAC, RBT, NASM, USAT 1
Cody is one of the founding members of the Be Beautiful Foundation. As a licensed professional counselor, registered behavioral therapist, published academic, USA Triathlon coach, and NASM certified personal trainer, Cody is passionate about "bringing out the absolute best" in his clients, students, and athletes. As a mental health professional, Cody has 10+ years experience working with all age groups specializing in IDD, ASD, TBI, ADHD, mood disorder, and addiction disorders in children, adolescents and adults. When he is not conducting individual therapy, Cody heads the homeless affair division of one of the largest non-profits tasked with alleviating veteran homelessness in NJ. His approach to therapy includes orientations based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Applied Behavior Analysis, Solution-Focused Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Trauma Informed Therapy and Biofeedback. As a coach and athlete, Cody is a 5x Ironman Triathlete and podium Ultra-Marathoner, with achievements in competitive motorcycle road racing, boxing, basketball, football, and track & field. Cody takes his experiences to provide a comprehensive model for coaching and therapy as he "thoroughly enjoys working with anybody seeking personal growth, and [feels] it is a privilege to be given the opportunity to be part of the process."
Licensed Professional Counselor
Carolyn is a licensed professional counselor with 20+ years of experience. Carolyn helps individuals learn how to manage symptoms of health conditions that effect changes in emotion, thinking, or behavior, and addictions. Carolyn is experiencd in helping individuals, including veterans, with stress and anxiety, motivation, self-esteem and confidence, depression, and symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, and individuals struggling with life transitions. Carolyn has also worked with homeless veterans and helped them to find shelter and engage in treatment. Carolyn is well versed in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness. She prefers to learn a little about her clients and meet them where they are at. Together Carolyn will create goals to work on to help her clients achieve their potential. "I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you." Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. Carolyn is here to support you in that process.
Friend, Husband, and Father. Before his untimely passing, Eddy shared in a vision of making the world a beautiful place for his friends and family. Eddy shared a passion for creating an all inclusive community in which his daughter could grow in the company of like minded people with a passion for supporting each other. Eddy embodies all that it means to #BeBeautiful by leaving us with memories of his wonderful ability to bring people together for unforgettable experiences. In his memory, the Be Beautiful Foundation continues to work towards making our communities beautiful one member at a time.
In loving memory of
Edward "Ralphie" Sanford