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!

Marlee Kruzel, MS LPCC

Clinical expertise in treating adolescents and adults with issues related to depression, anxiety, eating disorders, disabilities, and trauma. Certificate training as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional level 1 (CCTP-1).

Melissa Spicer MS LPCC-S: Not Accepting New Clients

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

Zoe Citrowske Lee, MSW LGSW - Accepting New Virtual Clients

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.

Carrie-Morgando

Carrie Morgando, MA LPCC - Not Accepting New Clients

Clinical expertise in working with children, adolescents, individuals, couples, and families with issues related to autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, trauma, and divorce. Certificate training in ADHD - Moving Beyond Medication and Neuroscience for Treating Anxiety, Panic and Worry.

Hannah Lenertz

Hannah Lenertz, MPS, LPCC & LADC

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

Kasey Pena, MA

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.

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.

Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy is a psychotherapeutic model that views the human psyche as a complex system composed of distinct inner parts, each with its unique emotions, intentions, and roles. At the core of IFS is the concept of the "Self," representing an individual's calm, compassionate, and integrated center. IFS therapists guide clients in identifying and understanding their inner parts, addressing emotional conflicts, and fostering cooperation among these parts. By doing so, individuals can heal emotional wounds, enhance self-awareness, reduce symptoms of distress, and ultimately achieve self-leadership, promoting personal growth, emotional balance, and well-being.

Blog and Community

Here to learn? Check out our blog for current information on Mental Health, Therapies, Selfcare, Relationship Advice, and Advocacy. Share your thoughts with our team and members of your community!

 

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How to Deal with Family Drama Around the Holidays

For many of us, spending time with family during the holidays is something straight out of a Hallmark movie with days filled with comfort and joy. But for others, the holidays with family are scarier than Halloween. From the stress...

Antidepressants: 10 Shocking Studies Everyone Should Know

Do antidepressants work? What are the real side-effects? And more… 1.Antidepressants are very hit-and-miss Unfortunately, for around half of depressed patients, the first antidepressants prescribed do not work. On top of that, around one-third of patients do not respond to any types of drugs (although psychological therapies may be useful). At the moment, the only way to know is to try them and see what happens. This means that many depressed people have to wait around three months to see if the drugs will work. (From: Depression Breakthrough: Blood Test

The Real Reason Sad Music Can Be Pleasurable

The real reason some people enjoy listening to sad music. Music that makes you cry gives pleasure, new research finds. This might help to explain the enduring popularity of sad music. The results come from a study that tested the cathartic effect of sad music. Participants in the study were divided into two groups based on their responses to four questions: “While listening to music, how frequently do you (1) get goose bumps, (2) feel shivers down your spine, (3) feel like weeping, and (4) get a lump in your

Supporting Children on the Autism Spectrum

Thomas was proud of his young son “Roger’s” remarkable knowledge of birds. Roger’s grandmother, an avid bird watcher, had shared birding books and toy bird replicas with the boy when he was young, and he had shown such great enthusiasm for the topic that at age 3, Roger could identify more than 50 types of birds. But when the boy was diagnosed with autism, a therapist took a more guarded view of Roger’s intense interest. The therapist described the boy’s constant chatter about birds as “stimming”—short for self-stimulating behavior. Suddenly,

This Game Makes Your Cortex Thicker, Improves Brain Efficiency, Study Finds

The video game that improves brain efficiency. Tetris — the retro block-puzzle-game — can increase the thickness of the cortex and brain efficiency, research finds. The study involved 26 adolescent girls playing Tetris for 30 minutes a day over a three-month period. They were compared to a control group. At the end, brain scans showed a thicker cerebral cortex in those who had been playing Tetris. The cortex is the area of the brain linked to higher functions such as memory, attention and planning. Dr Rex Jung, a neuropsychologist who

The Dangers of Love Bombing: How to Recognize and Recover from Being a Victim

Have you ever felt swept off your feet by someone who showered you with compliments, gifts, and attention While it may seem like a fairy tale romance, it could be a red flag for a manipulative tactic called love bombing....

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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.

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.

Counseling for Trauma

Most people will experience trauma in their lifetime whether it’s a car accident, abuse or neglect, the sudden death of a loved one, a violent criminal act, exposure to the violence of war, or a natural disaster. While many people can recover from trauma over time with the love and support of family and friends and bounce back with resiliency, others may discover effects of lasting trauma, which can cause a person to live with deep emotional pain, fear, confusion, or posttraumatic stress far after the event has passed. In these circumstances, the support, guidance and assistance of a therapist is fundamental to healing from trauma.

Therapy for Depression

Are you feeling hopeless, isolated and not your usual self? You might be feeling depressed or deep despair.

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

Nathan J Ness, MA - Accepting New Clients

Psychotherapist

Clinical experience providing counseling to adults and couples using: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Therapy, and Existential Therapy.

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