Holistic Mental Health

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Our Mission

Mission: To help individuals and families overcome a variety of life’s challenges through connection, education, and effective professional services.

Our Vision for Healthcare

Vision: To provide whole-person health care while enhancing the lives of people within our community.

"Mindfully Healing embraces a personal growth based model unlike a problem or deficiency based model of traditional mental health... Our clients experience this during their first session."

In The Media

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About Mindfully Healing

We provide information and resources to help increase life satisfaction and mental health wellness. We believe that everyone can live a full, satisfying life and everyone’s journey is unique. Learn More About Us!

Kasey Pena, MA - Not Accepting New Clients

Clinical expertise in treating children, adolescents, adults, and families with issues related to the following: anxiety, depression, trauma, adoption, blended families, life transitions, relational conflict, boundaries, self-esteem, and neurodivergence.

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Mitchell Olson, MA LPCC

Clinical expertise in treating individuals and couples with issues related to grief & bereavement, depression, anxiety, and trauma. Certificate training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Clinical Hypnosis (Hypnotherapy).

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Maggie Gostonczik, MA

Clinical experience in working with children, teens, adults, individuals and couples with issues related to anxiety, depression, conflict resolution, trauma, separation/divorce, ADHD and panic disorders.

Katherine Borud

Katherine Borud, MA

Clinical expertise working with children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families with issues related to anxiety, life transitions, self-esteem, and family or relational conflict.

Melissa Spicer MS LPCC-S: Not Accepting New Clients

Clinical expertise in supporting individuals with concerns related to grief & bereavement, trauma, anxiety, depression, insomnia, pre/post pregnancy, relationship conflict, parent education and career changes. Certificate training in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Police Officer Wellness, Trauma, Nutritional and Integrative Medicine, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Teletherapy.

Hannah Lenertz

Hannah Lenertz, MPS, LPCC & LADC - Accepting New Clients

Clinical experience in treating individuals, couples, and groups, with issues related to grief, anger, depression, anxiety, relationships, co-occurring disorders, and trauma.

Some of our Specialties

Discernment Counseling for Couples

Discernment Counseling is a specialized form of counseling designed for couples who are unsure about the future of their relationship and contemplating divorce or separation. It is a short-term and structured therapeutic process that helps couples gain clarity and make informed decisions about the next steps in their relationship. The primary focus of Discernment Counseling is to assist couples in exploring three paths: staying in the relationship as it is, pursuing a divorce or separation, or committing to a focused effort on reconciliation and relationship repair. The goal is to help partners gain a deeper understanding of themselves, their partner, and the patterns and dynamics within their relationship. Unlike traditional couples therapy, Discernment Counseling is not about solving problems or working on relationship issues directly. Instead, it provides a safe and supportive space for couples to examine their concerns, emotions, and motivations. The counselor helps facilitate open and honest conversations, allowing each partner to express their perspectives, desires, and doubts. Discernment Counseling typically involves a combination of individual and joint sessions. In individual sessions, each partner has an opportunity to privately explore their thoughts and feelings. Joint sessions provide a platform for guided conversations where couples engage in structured dialogues facilitated by the counselor. The role of the counselor in Discernment Counseling is to support both partners without taking sides or advocating for a specific outcome. The counselor helps couples navigate the complexities of their emotions and decision-making process while providing guidance, insight, and tools to facilitate productive discussions. Discernment Counseling is time-limited and usually consists of 1-5 sessions. The number of sessions can vary depending on the couple's needs and progress. It is a collaborative effort between the couple and the counselor, with an emphasis on creating a safe and non-judgmental environment for exploration and reflection. The overarching purpose of Discernment Counseling is to provide couples with the clarity and understanding necessary to make a thoughtful and informed decision about the future of their relationship. It helps couples gain insight into themselves, their partner, and their relationship dynamics, empowering them to move forward with confidence, whether that involves continuing the relationship, pursuing separation, or committing to reconciliation efforts.

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)

The client is always in control of the entire ART session, with the therapist guiding the process. Although some traumatic experiences such as rape, combat experiences, or loss of a loved one can be very painful to think about or visualize, the therapy rapidly moves clients beyond the place where they are stuck in these experiences toward growth and positive changes. The process is very straightforward, using relaxing eye movements and a technique called Voluntary Memory/Image Replacement to change the way in which the negative images are stored in the brain. The treatment is grounded in well-established psychotherapy techniques, and the end result is that traumas and difficult life experiences will no longer trigger strong emotions or physical reactions. Importantly, clients do not even have to talk about their traumas or difficult life experiences with the therapist to achieve recovery.

Blog and Community

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How to Find Friends as an Adult

You may remember growing up, meeting your best friend on the playground or making friends in French class. As adults, we don’t have systems built in to make friends like we did as children. We can’t even reach out to loved ones for help, because while it’s socially acceptable to say “I’m looking for a […]

Proof That Alcohol Changes This Personality Trait

Only one personality trait is changed when people drink. Alcohol has much less effect on people’s personalities than they imagine, new research finds. Only extraversion — how outgoing you are — changes when you are drunk. People become more assertive, gregarious and move around more when drinking. However, people think that all their personality traits change when they are drunk compared with when they are sober. Dr Rachel Winograd, the study’s first author, said: “We were surprised to find such a discrepancy between drinkers’ perceptions of their own alcohol-induced personalities

The Most Narcissistic Generation Were Born Between These Years

…and how members of the most narcissistic generation ever react to the label. People born between 1988 and 1994 — so-called “millennials” — are the most narcissistic generation ever. At least that is their view and the view of both their parents and grandparents. Not that the label sits well with them, new research finds. Mr Joshua Grubbs, a millennial himself who led the research, said: “Millennials and older generations agree that millennials are the most narcissistic. They just disagree to the extent of the narcissism.” People in the study

How To Never Run Out of Things to Say in a Conversation

I used to blank out frequently during conversations with people. Usually right in the middle of a conversation. It was frustrating, to say the least. A tragic combination of shame and helplessness would come over me. I would have a hard time finding the right words. I would like to say something but I did […]

This Vitamin May Help Treat Autism

Autism research finds link between this vitamin and serotonin production. Many scientists have speculated that the problematic social behaviour of people with autism is related to low vitamin D and serotonin levels. Now a new study has found a causal link between vitamin D and three hormones which are important in social behaviour: serotonin, oxytocin and vasopressin. Genetic research has shown that vitamin D hormone activates a gene which produces an enzyme leading to higher levels of serotonin (Patrick & Ames, 2014). In the brain, serotonin acts as a neurotransmitter,

This Sleep Pattern Leads To Faster Learning That Lasts Longer

50% improvement in learning from this sleep technique. Sleeping in between study sessions could be the key to better recall, new research finds. The technique aids recall up to six months later, psychologists have found. Dr Stephanie Mazza, the study’s first author, said: “Our results suggest that interleaving sleep between practice sessions leads to a twofold advantage, reducing the time spent relearning and ensuring a much better long-term retention than practice alone. Previous research suggested that sleeping after learning is definitely a good strategy, but now we show that sleeping

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Counseling for Anxiety

Is anxiety taking over your life? Does it feel like you can’t control it no matter how hard you try? Have you already tried therapy but found it ineffective? If this sounds like you, Mindfully Healing can help. Our practice offers the most effective forms of treatment, to get relief from the anxiety that you deserve. When it comes to treating anxiety disorders, research shows that therapy is usually the most effective option. That’s because anxiety therapy – as opposed to anxiety medication – treats more than just symptoms to the problem.

Grief & Bereavement Counseling

Bereavement and grief aren’t light-hearted topics. Bereavement refers to the process of recovering from the death of a loved one, and grief is a reaction for any form of loss. Both encompass a wide range of emotions such as fear, anger and deep, deep sadness. The process of adapting to a loss can dramatically change from person to person, depending on his or her background, beliefs, relationship to the person who’s passed, and other factors. Common symptoms of grief can be physical, emotional or social.

Counseling for New Mothers

For new moms, it can be upsetting and frightening to have feelings about motherhood that don’t seem “right.” For some women, a morning run, a healthy diet and receiving help and support from family and friends are sufficient enough to get through the initial adjustment period. For others, talking to a therapist who specializes in dealing with new motherhood issues can be comforting, relieving and enlightening. Therapists who have extensive education and training in post-partum disorders understand that hormone changes, personal and family history, and social support are all vital factors in understanding and alleviating postpartum symptoms.

Family-Based Counseling

Family-Based Therapy (FBT) is a therapeutic approach that focuses on addressing and resolving psychological and emotional issues within the context of the family unit. It is widely used to treat various mental health and behavioral problems, and its effectiveness has made it a popular choice for families seeking help and support.

Finding Purpose

Are you interested in finding more fulfillment in your personal journey or increasing your overall well-being? You have come to the right place! Here you will find a community of professional and individual advocates for mental health and wellness. We want you to live your life to the fullest and we aim to provide resources, groups, and research to support your goals.

Featured Clinician

Zoe Citrowske Lee, MSW LGSW - Accepting New Virtual Clients

Psychotherapist - TELEHEALTH/VIRTUAL only

Drawing from evidence-based modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing, I tailor my approach to meet the unique needs and goals of each person I work with. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, or relationship issues, I am here to support you in your journey towards greater well-being and resilience.

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