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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In our fast-paced world, we often overlook the messages our bodies are sending us. According to Bessel Van Der Kolk in The Body Keeps the Score, our bodies hold onto trauma and stress, often manifesting as physical sensations and emotions. Increasing our awareness and tuning into these sensations is a crucial step towards healing and well-being. Oftentimes, we are quick to dismiss sensations such as tightness in your chest, stomach distress, or shakiness, but these signals can help us understand what our body is saying no to. Sometimes our body might be saying no to taking on too much, people pleasing, repressing emotions, or living a life that does not reflect our values or who we are. If we are curious, we can begin to notice any patterns for when these unpleasant sensations show up. By listening and honoring our bodies signals, this can open the door to healing and self-discovery. #bodykeepsthescore #healingjourney #mentalhealthawareness #mindbodyconnectionFor more information visit our website @ www.healingcwc.com. Check us out on Instagram @ #healingcwc22 ... See MoreSee Less
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Grateful that Inside Out 2 is bringing so much attention to feelings!! Feelings/emotions are messages from your nervous system-they point to needs, they give us information. So many of us have no idea how to identify them, feel them in our bodies, understand them or process them. Here are a few ideas for decoding some of your emotions-hearing the need behind them and giving you some exploration question you can use for further self inquiry. ... See MoreSee Less
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Inside Out 2 is now in theaters! This movie teaches us that every emotion deserves to be felt and understood. Joy, sadness, anger, fear, and disgust all play a crucial role in our mental well-being. Embracing our full range of feelings is essential for mental health and self-awareness. By acknowledging and embracing all of our emotions, we can better understand ourselves and navigate life's challenges. #InsideOut2 #EmbraceYourEmotions #mentalhealthawareness #counselingPhoto Credit: Wonder Doodles For more information visit our website @ www.healingcwc.com. Check out our Instagram page @ #healingcwc22 ... See MoreSee Less
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Father's Day can be difficult when you are missing your father. Our fathers hold a special place in our upbringing. The best of them, and the worst of them leaves a legacy for us to honor, sometimes work through and sometimes to forgive. We hope that whatever your personal situation is today that you honor your feelings and experience and attune to yourself with compassion. If you need additional support with grief or working through painful relational experiences don't hesitate to reach out for support from one of our therapists! For more information visit us at www.healingcwc.com ... See MoreSee Less
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When we prioritize nervous system health, we create a sanctuary wihtin ourselves, fostering an environment where we can truly thrive! It's about building a sense of safety that allows us to connect deeply with others and ourselves and finding regulation that brings balance to our minds and bodies. ... See MoreSee Less
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In our fast-paced world, we often overlook the messages our bodies are sending us. According to Bessel Van Der Kolk in The Body Keeps the Score, our bodies hold onto trauma and stress, often manifesting as physical sensations and emotions. Increasing our awareness and tuning into these sensations is a crucial step towards healing and well-being. Oftentimes, we are quick to dismiss sensations such as tightness in your chest, stomach distress, or shakiness, but these signals can help us understand what our body is saying no to. Sometimes our body might be saying no to taking on too much, people pleasing, repressing emotions, or living a life that does not reflect our values or who we are. If we are curious, we can begin to notice any patterns for when these unpleasant sensations show up. By listening and honoring our bodies signals, this can open the door to healing and self-discovery. #bodykeepsthescore #healingjourney #mentalhealthawareness #mindbodyconnectionFor more information visit our website @ www.healingcwc.com. Check us out on Instagram @ #healingcwc22 ... See MoreSee Less
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Grateful that Inside Out 2 is bringing so much attention to feelings!! Feelings/emotions are messages from your nervous system-they point to needs, they give us information. So many of us have no idea how to identify them, feel them in our bodies, understand them or process them. Here are a few ideas for decoding some of your emotions-hearing the need behind them and giving you some exploration question you can use for further self inquiry. ... See MoreSee Less
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Inside Out 2 is now in theaters! This movie teaches us that every emotion deserves to be felt and understood. Joy, sadness, anger, fear, and disgust all play a crucial role in our mental well-being. Embracing our full range of feelings is essential for mental health and self-awareness. By acknowledging and embracing all of our emotions, we can better understand ourselves and navigate life's challenges. #InsideOut2 #EmbraceYourEmotions #mentalhealthawareness #counselingPhoto Credit: Wonder Doodles For more information visit our website @ www.healingcwc.com. Check out our Instagram page @ #healingcwc22 ... See MoreSee Less
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Father's Day can be difficult when you are missing your father. Our fathers hold a special place in our upbringing. The best of them, and the worst of them leaves a legacy for us to honor, sometimes work through and sometimes to forgive. We hope that whatever your personal situation is today that you honor your feelings and experience and attune to yourself with compassion. If you need additional support with grief or working through painful relational experiences don't hesitate to reach out for support from one of our therapists! For more information visit us at www.healingcwc.com ... See MoreSee Less
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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.