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Providing Mental Health and Wellness Opportunities For All

therapist-spotlight-roger-hansen-lcpc
As a licensed Therapist, Roger has worked in the mental health field in a variety of capacities and settings for almost thirty years. His experiences include providing individual and group counseling in both inpatient and partial hospitalization programs. Other experiences include "counselor" for a university program designed for college students dealing with various issues and needs. In 1999 he ...
5-practical-ways-to-improve-your-self-care
For many of us, the idea of self-care may seem elusive and foreign. What exactly is self-care, and how do we put it into practice during our busy, usually overly scheduled lives? To begin, there isn’t one generic cookie-cutter model for self-care. Self-care is rooted in the practice of recognizing one’s mental, physical, and emotional needs, and finding consistent ways to attend to these nee...
therapist-spotlight-natalie-swiercz-lcsw
As a therapist, I bring dynamic, evidence-based approaches to my clinical practice with a warm, supportive and collaborative therapeutic approach. I help clients build values and a strong sense of self - which is imperative for healing. I believe in meeting the client where they are at, helping them build concrete tools for managing life’s challenges. I work with...
8-ways-to-nurture-your-mental-health
Mental health should be just as important as our physical health, yet it still commonly falls to the wayside compared to the priorities we put on keeping physically fit and healthy. Our emotional health not only directly affects our physical wellness, it dictates our psychological well being, emotional and social awareness, and many other important factors in our life. Our state of mental health i...
therapist-spotlight-leslie-valgach-lsw
I know firsthand how some people believe people who seek therapy for mental health are emotionally weak, but asking for help from a professional takes a lot of courage. requires that you look inward, and to change existing thought patterns takes a great deal of work and dedication. The initial appointment can be very stressful, but know that therapy is a safe place...
how-does-your-attachment-style-impact-your-relationships
Have you ever been in a with someone that you deemed "emotionally unavailable?" Or come across a friend or partner that seemed a bit too needy? These are all linked to individuals attachment styles, which dictate how we select, progress, and end relationships. Our attachment styles dictate our strengths in social situations, as well as our set backs, and they are typically fixed during early chil...
therapist-spotlight-hanifa-akpe-lcpc
As a licensed therapist, I understand that the decision to seek individual therapy can be a daunting task that can make many feel uncomfortable. I deeply respect my clients for the strength and resilience that it takes to seek out professional help. Therapy is not a one stop fix, it's a journey and process. With my support, I am honored to have the opportunity to embark on this type of journey wit...
the-benefits-of-having-alone-time
Some of us dread spending time alone, but did you know that there are many benefits to taking time to be by yourself? It seems as if we spend a majority of our day in constant contact with others. Whether that's at work, on social media, or keeping in touch with friends and family via text. There is so much stimulation that we get used to that the simple thought of being alone can seen intimidatin...
therapist-spotlight-virginia-harren-lcpc
As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Virginia Harren uses an integrative and holistic approach to therapy. She has been trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).  She provides a warm, calm, safe, and comfortable environment to support clients in their self-exploration and progress towards reaching th...
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