Encouraging holistic wellness

for every human we come into contact with.

Encouraging holistic wellness

for every human we come into contact with.

About Healing Connections Wellness Center

About Healing Connections Wellness Center

Healing Connections Wellness Center consists of a group of passionate professionals committed to helping people find safety in connection through Body and Mind psychotherapies to heal attachment, trauma, and relational wounds.

Healing Connections offers Mental Health Counseling for children, teenagers, adults, couples, and families.

Healing Connections values helping people be at peace with themselves, helping people find healing from painful and traumatic events in their lives, helping people have access to wholistic life approaches, and helping people by connecting with and being alongside them during difficult life events.

Our clinicians are professional counselors and social workers, all licensed in the State of Ohio to offer the highest standards of client care and are committed to personal integrity and professional ethics.

We are centrally located in Holland, Ohio. Our clinicians offer therapy appointments in person at our office at 7015 Spring Meadows Drive W. Suite 106 in Holland, Ohio. They also offer teletherapy appointments so you can still meet with your therapist from the comfort of your own home.

We understand the search for support on your healing journey can be a challenging one. At Healing Connections Wellness Center, we value and honor each person’s humanity and the life experiences that shaped them to be who they are today. Trauma is not the end of our journey; we would love to join you on your journey to heal.

Meet the Staff

Sara Micham MA, LPCC Healing Connections

Sara Micham
MA, LPCC-S, Clinical Supervisor

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Megan Travis MA, LPCC, CCTP Healing Connections

Megan Travis
MA, LPCC, CCTP

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Krystal Wojtkowiak MA, LPC Healing Connections

Krystal Wojtkowiak
MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Kristi Kennedy MA, LPCC Healing Connections

Kristi Kennedy
MA, LPCC

(Telehealth Only)
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Gina Mariani, MSW, LISW Healing Connections

Gina Mariani
MSW, LISW

Licensed Independent Social Worker

Hilary Boyle
MSW, LSW

Licensed Social Worker

Jill Bigelow
MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
(Ohio & California)

Brianna Leary
MSW, LISW

Licensed Independent Social Worker

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”
~Maya Angelou

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May seems to be a busy month and many of us can feel this!!Our nervous system isn't built for constant calmness; it's always working to keep us safe and alive. When it comes to regulation, our goal isn't perpetual calm, but rather increase the capacity and ability to handle stress and tough situations. We are working to widen our window of tolerance versus being "stuck on" or "stuck off." When we have capacity, adaptive coping skills, and awareness, we can tend to live more easefully and peacefully as we are not living in a hyper or hypo-aroused state. ... See MoreSee Less
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Making peace with food is about giving yourself permission to honor you hunger cues, to eat what you are hungry for, and to honor fullness cues. Abstinence does not work. When we forbid a certain food, we make it a “glitter” or “reward” food where we want it even more. This does not make it feel safe enough to stop eating this “forbidden” food because we do not know when we will get it again or when we will choose to restrict. Thank you Divergent Dietitian for sharing this important message! 💛How would your life look different if you ate when you were hungry, stopped when you were full, and ate what sounded satisfying? In grad school I babysat for a sweet family and took the girls out for lunch. I ordered a bagel with cream cheese and a frappuccino at the cafe. When the girl's mother learned what I had eaten for lunch, she reprimanded me claiming I'd set a bad example. Because of my rebel spirit, I quit and continued to eat whatever I wanted 😉 Now I am confident that the approach to food my own mother taught me was correct. It's likely that my body needed carbohydrate (ie energy). By responding to that need rather than ordering a salad I avoided 1) getting what I wanted [frap and bagel] after what I deemed was healthy or 2) approaching my next interaction with food ravenously hungry. Ignoring satisfaction would result in exceeding fullness. Do I eat ice cream for dinner every night? No. Do I eat ice cream for dinner on occasion? Yes. Following the guidelines, honor hunger, respect fullness, and include a variety of foods that result in satisfaction leads to health. That's true even if the person funding your grad school disagrees. -Bethany ... See MoreSee Less
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Are you still looking for a summer activity for your child or teen that could benefit your child's well-being? We are still accepting participants for our emotional health and wellness group for kids and teens! Please reserve your child's spot soon, as space is limited for these groups. Check out the attached flyer for more information. For more information visit our website @ www.healingcwc.com. Check us out on Instagram @ #healingcwc22. ... See MoreSee Less
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This Mother's Day, we acknowledge that this day is not easy for everyone even though we say, "Happy Mother's Day." Whether it is the loss of a mother, the longing for a child, or any other form of grief, it is okay to feel mixed emotions. Take the time to honor your feelings, practice self-compassion, and reach out for support if needed. You are not alone, and your feelings are valid. #MothersDay #GriefAwareness #MentalHealthFor more information visit our website @ www.healingcwc.com. Check out our Instagram @ #healingcwc22. ... See MoreSee Less
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Are you still looking for a gift for mom for Mother's Day? We are still offering a Mother's Day Massage Special. Check out our flyer for more information! Here is the direct link for booking. www.massagebook.com/healing-connections-wellness-center-llc/massage/deals/Mother-s-Day-Massage-Sp...Check us out on Instagram @ #healingcwc22. For more information visit our website @ www.healingcwc.com. #HolisticHealth #massagetherapy #mindbody #relaxation #wellness ... See MoreSee Less
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May seems to be a busy month and many of us can feel this!!Our nervous system isn't built for constant calmness; it's always working to keep us safe and alive. When it comes to regulation, our goal isn't perpetual calm, but rather increase the capacity and ability to handle stress and tough situations. We are working to widen our window of tolerance versus being "stuck on" or "stuck off." When we have capacity, adaptive coping skills, and awareness, we can tend to live more easefully and peacefully as we are not living in a hyper or hypo-aroused state. ... See MoreSee Less
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Making peace with food is about giving yourself permission to honor you hunger cues, to eat what you are hungry for, and to honor fullness cues. Abstinence does not work. When we forbid a certain food, we make it a “glitter” or “reward” food where we want it even more. This does not make it feel safe enough to stop eating this “forbidden” food because we do not know when we will get it again or when we will choose to restrict. Thank you Divergent Dietitian for sharing this important message! 💛How would your life look different if you ate when you were hungry, stopped when you were full, and ate what sounded satisfying? In grad school I babysat for a sweet family and took the girls out for lunch. I ordered a bagel with cream cheese and a frappuccino at the cafe. When the girl's mother learned what I had eaten for lunch, she reprimanded me claiming I'd set a bad example. Because of my rebel spirit, I quit and continued to eat whatever I wanted 😉 Now I am confident that the approach to food my own mother taught me was correct. It's likely that my body needed carbohydrate (ie energy). By responding to that need rather than ordering a salad I avoided 1) getting what I wanted [frap and bagel] after what I deemed was healthy or 2) approaching my next interaction with food ravenously hungry. Ignoring satisfaction would result in exceeding fullness. Do I eat ice cream for dinner every night? No. Do I eat ice cream for dinner on occasion? Yes. Following the guidelines, honor hunger, respect fullness, and include a variety of foods that result in satisfaction leads to health. That's true even if the person funding your grad school disagrees. -Bethany ... See MoreSee Less
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Are you still looking for a summer activity for your child or teen that could benefit your child's well-being? We are still accepting participants for our emotional health and wellness group for kids and teens! Please reserve your child's spot soon, as space is limited for these groups. Check out the attached flyer for more information. For more information visit our website @ www.healingcwc.com. Check us out on Instagram @ #healingcwc22. ... See MoreSee Less
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This Mother's Day, we acknowledge that this day is not easy for everyone even though we say, "Happy Mother's Day." Whether it is the loss of a mother, the longing for a child, or any other form of grief, it is okay to feel mixed emotions. Take the time to honor your feelings, practice self-compassion, and reach out for support if needed. You are not alone, and your feelings are valid. #MothersDay #GriefAwareness #MentalHealthFor more information visit our website @ www.healingcwc.com. Check out our Instagram @ #healingcwc22. ... See MoreSee Less
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Are you still looking for a gift for mom for Mother's Day? We are still offering a Mother's Day Massage Special. Check out our flyer for more information! Here is the direct link for booking. www.massagebook.com/healing-connections-wellness-center-llc/massage/deals/Mother-s-Day-Massage-Sp...Check us out on Instagram @ #healingcwc22. For more information visit our website @ www.healingcwc.com. #HolisticHealth #massagetherapy #mindbody #relaxation #wellness ... See MoreSee Less
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This Memorial Day, we honor and remember those who sacrificed their lives for our country. While we celebrate and honor their courage, let's also acknowledge the profound emotional impact on those left behind. Grieving can be a challenging and personal journey. Grief is not something that simply goes away, but we can grow with our grief by giving ourselves permission to feel all the feels and by reaching out for support. If you know someone who is grieving during this season, reach out and offer kindness to those who are mourning. 
#MemorialDay #MentalHealth #GriefSupport
Safe connections are essential for our mental health and can strengthen our nervous system, so we are not constantly living in "fight or flight" or "shut down" survival states. Surrounding ourselves with compassionate, supportive, and understanding people helps us feel secure and valued. Prioritize these relationships by reaching out when you need support and offer a listening ear to others. If you are struggling with finding safe connections and have a pet, we can begin to turn towards our pets for safe connections which can help us feel more regulated in our nervous system. You may also begin your journey with one of our compassionate clinicians for help with creating safe connections in your life. We will walk alongside you to help you explore patterns that keep you stuck in toxic relationships and empower you to build new healthy connections. 

For more information visit our website at www.healingcwc.com.
May seems to be a busy month and many of us can feel this!!
Our nervous system isn't built for constant calmness; it's always working to keep us safe and alive. When it comes to regulation, our goal isn't perpetual calm, but rather increase the capacity and ability to handle stress and tough situations. We are working to widen our window of tolerance versus being "stuck on" or "stuck off." When we have capacity, adaptive coping skills, and awareness, we can tend to live more easefully and peacefully as we are not living in a hyper or hypo-aroused state.
Are you still looking for a summer activity for your child or teen that could benefit your child's well-being? We are still accepting participants for our emotional health and wellness group for kids and teens! Please reserve your child's spot soon, as space is limited for these groups. Check out the attached flyer for more information. 

For more information visit our website @ www.healingcwc.com.
This Mother's Day, we acknowledge that this day is not easy for everyone even though we say, "Happy Mother's Day." Whether it is the loss of a mother, the longing for a child, or any other form of grief, it is okay to feel mixed emotions. Take the time to honor your feelings, practice self-compassion, and reach out for support if needed. You are not alone, and your feelings are valid. #MothersDay #GriefAwareness #MentalHealth

For more information visit our website @ www.healingcwc.com.
Are you still looking for a gift for mom for Mother's Day? We are still offering a Mother's Day Massage Special. Check out our flyer for more information! 

Here is the direct link for booking. https://www.massagebook.com/healing-connections-wellness-center-llc/massage/deals/Mother-s-Day-Massage-Special/140110

For more information visit our website @ www.healingcwc.com. 
#HolisticHealth #MassageTherapy #MindBody #Relaxation #Wellness
Happy Cinco de Mayo! 🌮
Let's Taco 'bout mental health!! It's okay to fall apart sometimes! Tacos fall apart and we still love them! 
Our therapist Kristi's dog Birdie  and her therapy assistant Cardi Beak are ready for the task!! 
How are you celebrating Cindo de Mayo?!?
We are offering a Mother's Day Massage Special! Check out our flyer for more information. Are you still looking for a gift for mom? Treat her to relaxation and rejuvenation by purchasing her a gift card for a massage through our website.

Here is the direct link for booking. https://www.massagebook.com/healing-connections-wellness-center-llc/massage/deals/Mother-s-Day-Massage-Special/140110

For more information visit our website @ www.healingcwc.com. 

#HolisticHealth #MassageTherapy #MindBody #Relaxation #Wellness
Life’s journey is not about the challenges we face but how we choose to navigate them. We are not responsible for the pain we have experienced, but we are responsible for our healing. If you are ready to find a trusted therapist to walk alongside you, several of our therapists are accepting new clients. Visit our website for more information! 
#MentalHealthSupport #Counseling #HealingJourney
We are continuing to raise awareness for infertility awareness week. Our words can be very powerful for someone struggling with infertility or infant loss. Let's continue to uplift, support, and advocate for each other throughout these struggles. 
#InfertilitySupport #InfantLossAwareness #MentalHealthSupport #YouAreNotAlone
This week is infertility awareness week. About 1 out of 8 couples will experience difficulty conceiving. Infertility is more than a physical struggle; it can take a toll on a person's mental health and relationship. With this post, we want to create awareness about the profound impact infertility has on mental health. Let's foster empathy, understanding, and support for those experiencing this heartache. #InfertilityAwareness #MentalHealth #TTC #FertilityJourney #MiscarriageAwareness
Your loss is not a test, a lesson, a gift, or a blessing. Loss is what happens to you in life. Meaning is what you make happen after the loss. ~David Kessler
At Healing Connections Wellness Center we recognize and honor the significance of grief and loss and we are here to support you on the healing journey! Don't feel you  have to walk that path alone!
We are excited to announce that we now have two massage therapists accepting new clients! If you are interested in massage therapy and are ready to prioritize self-care, call to schedule an appointment at 855-805-4673. You can also book an appointment online at HealingCWC.com. #MassageTherapy #Relaxation #HolisticHealth #MindBodySoul #HealthAndWellness
Apologizing can sometimes be a response to past trauma, especially when expressing our feelings or when attempting to get our needs met. Instead of carrying the weight of shame, let’s shift towards expressing gratitude in our interactions with other people. The power of gratitude can foster connection, growth, and healing in our relationships. At one point in time, apologizing might have served us such as providing us with safety and protection in our relationships. If this no longer serves us, we can learn to break this pattern. 
#GratitudeOverShame #HealingTrauma #MentalHealthAwareness #SelfCompassion
Chronic pain is not only physical, it can take a toll on our mental health and impact our quality of life. Living with chronic pain can deeply affect our ability to complete daily tasks, as well as impact our relationship and public functioning. Research shows that it can reshape our nervous system, affecting our mood, sleep, and overall well-being. 

If you are struggling with chronic pain, our clinician, Hilary Boyle, MSW, LSW, specializes in supporting individuals who have chronic pain. Please contact our office at 855-805-4673 if you want to begin your journey with Hilary!  #PainAndWellness #MindAndBodyConnection #ChronicPainAwareness #ChronicPainSupport
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Sara Micham MA, LPCC Healing Connections

Sara Micham
MA, LPCC-S, Clinical Supervisor

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Sara is a compassionate and caring counselor who prioritizes providing a safe space for people to share their stories. Her approach is one of respect and unconditional positive regard. She believes strongly in the importance of connection and that fostering a kind and supportive environment is the key to building a trusting partnership on a journey to positive and sustainable change.  Her desire is that people will feel heard and empowered to more successfully navigate through their struggles rather than fight against them or be reduced by them. Sara has been working with children, teenagers, adults, and families for over 15 years. Specific focus areas of her work are chemical dependency issues, trauma related concerns, attachment related issues, depression, anxiety, relational conflict, parent-child relationships, and adoption related concerns.

Utilizing an eclectic tool kit of resources- her clinical approach is grounded in person-centered and strengths-based theory with the use of an array of tools including EMDR, neuroscience, and solution focused with cognitive behavioral approaches. Sara is trained in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Polyvagal Theory, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). EMDR, as with most therapy approaches, focuses on the individual’s present concerns. The EMDR approach believes past emotionally charged experiences are overly influencing your present emotions, sensations, and thoughts about yourself. EMDR processing helps break through the emotional blocks that are keeping you from living an adaptive, emotionally healthy life.

Sara is dedicated to partnering with individuals on their healing journey. She is passionately committed to helping individuals and families on their journey towards healing and wellness.

 

Megan Travis MA, LPCC, CCTP Healing Connections

Megan Travis
MA, LPCC, CCTP

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Megan is a licensed professional clinical counselor in the states of Ohio and Michigan. She graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling. For over six years, Megan has been working in a private practice setting helping children, adolescents, and adults. Primary focus areas of her work include treating anxiety, depression, trauma, disordered eating, binge eating disorder, and body image concerns.

Megan utilizes an integrative and person-centered approach to meet the individual needs of her clients. In addition, Megan has been using Polyvagal Theory to help her clients understand how different life experiences shape the nervous system. Although stress and trauma can shape the nervous system, there are ongoing practices and strategies to reshape the nervous system. Reshaping the nervous system is where healing, growth, and change happens in someone’s life. Megan is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP).

Her goal is to help clients feel seen, heard, supported, and empowered to improve all areas of wellness. She is offering telehealth for clients who live in Ohio and Michigan and in-person counseling.

Krystal Wojtkowiak MA, LPC Healing Connections

Krystal Wojtkowiak
MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Krystal Wojtkowiak, LPC earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Cincinnati. Prior to working in private practice, Krystal worked in community mental health, with a focus on youth and adolescents. She has experience working with a variety of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), trauma, grief, and social skills. While completing her graduate internship, Krystal also worked extensively with children in the foster care system as well as their foster families to help them prepare for adoption.

Krystal’s therapeutic approach comes from a client-centered foundation, working with individuals and families to develop a partnership with them as they begin their journey towards wellness. She believes in the power of human connection and trust within the therapeutic relationship, most importantly, providing clients with a safe space where they feel their voice can be heard. Krystal often uses cognitive behavioral therapy and solution focused techniques in her counseling sessions. She also has experience using a play-based approach when working with youth clients in order to connect with them through their language. She enjoys helping children and teens learn about their feelings and how to successfully cope with them. Krystal uses a compassionate, fun, motivational therapy style to empower children and families to develop and utilize the tools needed to achieve their goals.

 

Kristi Kennedy MA, LPCC Healing Connections

Kristi Kennedy
MA, LPCC

(Telehealth Only)
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Her clients describe her as relatable, fun, easy going and creative!
Her therapy style is eclectic, energetic, humorous, empowering and solution focused!

Kristi is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the states of Ohio and Michigan. She earned her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The University of Toledo. Prior to working at Healing Connections Wellness Center, Kristi worked in both private practice and community mental health settings, with a focus on children, adolescents, and young adults. Kristi is passionate about working with clients who struggle with issues related to ADHD, anger management, anxiety, behavioral issues, bipolar disorder, depression, LGBTQ+, life transitions, mood disorders, self-esteem, stress management and parenting support. Kristi’s client centered and creative approach to healing utilizes games, crafts, and activities catered to her client’s emotional and developmental needs. She believes that therapy should be an enjoyable process that provides a safe space to be yourself.

Gina Mariani, MSW, LISW Healing Connections

Gina Mariani
MSW, LISW

Licensed Independent Social Worker

Gina earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Bowling Green State University. Prior to joining Healing Connections Wellness Center, Gina worked in both private practice and community mental health settings, provided crisis consultation to teens and young adults as well as hospice support for older adults and their families through the Area Office on Aging and Hospice. Gina works with clients struggling with issues related to ADHD, depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, and general life issues. Gina is a Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist, and enjoys working with neurodiverse clients while utilizing a neurodiversity affirming approach to care. Gina’s person-centered approach with a focus on being genuine, nonjudgmental, and transparent utilizes a trauma informed lens to better assist clients in identifying their strengths and utilizing those in their healing journey. Gina is IFS informed and uses parts work, somatic work, EFT tapping, polyvagal theory in her practice. Gina has a passion for assisting younger adults and older adults through their multiple life changes in those transitional periods of life. She strives to create a safe place for all that enter her office and will work to create a treatment plan tailored to those individual goals.

Hilary Boyle
MSW, LSW

Licensed Social Worker

Hilary earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Toledo and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Spring Arbor University. Hilary has experience working in community mental health with adolescents, teenagers, and adults. Hilary likes working with clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, stress management, and life transitions. Additionally, Hilary enjoys connecting with and supporting individuals who have chronic pain and medical conditions. Hilary describes her therapy style as direct, eclectic, and person-centered. Hilary utilizes several techniques derived from cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Hilary believes that anyone can benefit from therapy and aims to create a space where people feel comfortable to explore their emotions and share their story.

Jill Bigelow
MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
(Ohio & California)

Jill is honored to walk with others as they seek the next stage of their healing along life’s path. It is a privilege to provide a safe space for people to work through and process whatever they are facing. Over many years she has enjoyed working with children of all ages, individuals, couples, families, and groups. As a part of her training, she worked in schools and helped coordinate a program to mentor several therapists as they supported students in the classrooms. She has some background in teaching, the Spanish language, and intercultural studies. While adapting modalities to the needs of each client, she often finds cognitive behavioral therapy to be helpful. Jill enjoys traveling, the warm sun, and getting outside.

Brianna Leary
MSW, LISW

Licensed Independent Social Worker

Brianna is an individual therapist who works with adults, assisting clients who are experiencing adverse life events, grief, trauma, depression and anxiety so that they may have hope and healing. Brianna graduated with a Master of Social Work from Spring Arbor University in 2017 and holds an Independent Social Worker license. She has worked in addiction treatment and community mental health for over 6 years. Within her work in addiction treatment and community mental health, she has experience as a case manager, as a medical social worker, and mental health therapist providing individual and group therapy to clients struggling with addictions and other mental health disorders. Additionally, Brianna works with clients experiencing grief or difficult family relationships. She graduated from University of Phoenix in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Services Management. Brianna is originally from Toledo, Ohio and has lived in Germany, when her husband was stationed there during his military career.  She is also the proud mom to a teenage daughter and is happily married for 23 years to her husband. Brianna enjoys traveling, reading, listening to music and hanging out with friends and family.

How Can We Help?

Healing Connections Wellness Center Contact Addiction and Counseling Services

At Healing Connections Wellness Center, we specialize in many different areas. These are just a few of the areas that our experienced counselors can help.

If you are dealing with any of these issues, please call us at 855-805-HOPE (4673).

  • Addiction Recovery
  • Anxiety
  • Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome
  • ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)
  • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • Behavioral issues
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Body Image issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Disordered Eating
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Family counseling
  • Grief and loss
  • LGBTQ+ concerns
  • Life transitions
  • Marriage/couples counseling
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Postpartum depression or pregnancy issues
  • Past trauma and abuse or PTSD
  • Premarital counseling
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress management
  • Veteran issues
  • Women issues

The time to start connecting is now!

Encouraging holistic wellness for every human we come into contact with so lets make a connection.

The time to start connecting is now!

Encouraging holistic wellness for every human we come into contact with so lets make a connection.