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

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.

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.

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).

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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.

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.

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.

Some of our Specialties

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT is a short-term, problem-focused form of behavioral treatment that helps people see the difference between beliefs, thoughts and feelings, and free them from unhelpful patterns of behavior. CBT is much more than sitting and talking about whatever comes to mind during a session. CBT sessions are structured to ensure that the therapist and the person in treatment are focused on the different goals of each session, which in turn ensures that each and every session is productive. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is grounded in the belief that it is a person’s perception of events – rather than the events themselves – that determines how he or she will feel and act in response. If you or someone you know would benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy, please reach out today. We would be happy to speak with you about how a Mindfully Healing therapist may be able to help.

Gottman Method for Couples

The Gottman Method is a research-based approach to couples therapy developed by renowned psychologists Drs. John and Julie Gottman. It is designed to help couples build stronger, healthier relationships by improving communication, understanding, and conflict resolution skills. This method is rooted in over four decades of scientific research and has been extensively tested and validated. At its core, the Gottman Method focuses on enhancing relationship satisfaction and promoting long-term relationship success. It provides couples with practical tools and strategies to deepen their emotional connection, foster empathy, and create a secure bond built on trust and mutual support. One of the key elements of the Gottman Method is effective communication. Couples are taught techniques for active listening, expressing their needs and concerns, and responding empathetically to their partner's emotions. By improving communication skills, couples can reduce misunderstandings, increase understanding, and strengthen their overall relationship quality. Conflict resolution is another crucial aspect addressed by the Gottman Method. Couples learn healthy ways to manage and resolve conflicts, with a focus on understanding each other's perspectives and finding mutually beneficial solutions. The method helps couples navigate disagreements constructively, reducing the negative impact of conflict on the relationship. The Gottman Method also emphasizes the importance of emotional intimacy. Couples are encouraged to deepen their emotional connection by expressing fondness and admiration for each other, building friendship and trust, and creating shared meaning in their relationship. By fostering emotional intimacy, couples can cultivate a strong and fulfilling partnership. Overall, the Gottman Method is widely recognized as one of the most effective approaches to couples therapy. Its evidence-based techniques have helped countless couples improve their relationship satisfaction, strengthen their communication skills, and develop strategies for long-term relationship success. Therapists trained in the Gottman Method utilize these principles to guide couples towards healthier and more fulfilling relationships.

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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7 Common Neuromyths That Many Educators Believe

Do any of these myths about the brain catch you out? Surveys of teachers have revealed that many believe seven common myths about the brain, likely because the simple explanations are often attractive, even if totally wrong. The results come from surveys of teachers in the UK, Turkey, Holland, Greece and China, reported in the journal Nature Reviews Neuroscience (Howard-Jones, 2014). See if any catch you out… 1. Myth: Right-brained/left-brained Around 70% of teachers believed that a person is either ‘right-brained’ or ‘left-brained’. This popular neuromyth has been debunked by

3 Signs of Depression In Young People

The teenagers described a wide variety of sources of stress. Few young people use the word ‘depressed’ to describe what often looks like depression, new research reveals. Instead they refer to being ‘stressed’ or ‘down’. Dr Daniela DeFrino, study co-author, said: “Much of what a teen is feeling and experiencing is easy to attribute to the ups and downs of teen angst. But, sometimes, there is so much more under the surface that can lead to depression,” Three common depression symptoms the teenagers in the study reported were: Trouble falling

This Group Depression Treatment As Good As Individual Therapy

The Swedish research included 215 patients with anxiety, depression and stress-related problems. Learning mindfulness in a group can be just as effective as individual cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), new research finds. Professor Jan Sundquist, who led the research, said: “Our new research shows that mindfulness group therapy has the equivalent effect as individual CBT for a wide range of psychiatric symptoms that are common among this patient group, We have shown in a previous study that mindfulness group therapy is just as effective as individual CBT for the treatment of typical

Starting Over: Dating After the Death of a Significant Other

Whether it’s expected or sudden, losing a partner is always a devastating heartbreak. The finality of the loss of the love of your life, and the idea that you will move forward in the world without them by your side, might be one of the most difficult challenges you will face. If you’ve suffered the […]

The Personality Trait That Decreases Suicide Risk

It is also a generally protective factor against health problems. More intelligent people are at a lower risk of suicide, research finds. In fact, intelligence emerges as a generally protective factor against health problems. People with higher intelligence are also less likely to suffer heart attacks and have accidents. Dr David Batty, the study’s first author, said: “People with higher IQ test scores tend to be less likely to smoke or drink alcohol heavily, they eat better diets, and they are more physically active. So they have a range of

How To Have An Extraordinary Memory At 80

Superagers reveal how we can all age gracefully. Warm and trusting social relationships could be the key to having an extraordinary memory when you are 80. The conclusion comes from new research on so-called ‘superagers’ — people who have the cognitive abilities of those up to 30 years younger. The decline in superager’s memory and other cognitive skills is much slower than their peers. They also report having more high-quality and satisfying relationships with other people. Dr Emily Rogalski, a study author, said: “You don’t have the be the life

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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.

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.

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.

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

Ally Case, MA

Psychotherapist

Clinical experience in treating young adults, individuals, and groups, with issues related to relationships, anxiety, depression, life transitions, identity development, substance use, and family of origin issues.

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