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Meagan Pack, Office Manager

B.A. Business Management

Meagan is a Louisville Kentucky native, full time mother of three, and Doer of things to be done. She has an Associate degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix as well as a plethora of Office Management skills from her time spent working outside the home in the trenches of the brick and mortar job field.

She has a strong background in establishing and organizing effective documentation and procedures in accordance with company policies and local laws. In addition she has a dependable skill in maintaining confidentiality for client and business records in connection to HIPAA laws.

Meagan has over 15 years of excellent customer service and vendor relations concerning diverse aspects of business administration from Early Childhood Education to Banking, Plumbing, and including the Medical Field.  “When I am not answering client phone calls and emails I like to draw, paint, plant and grow things, and remodel my house. I am a work in progress and becoming more attuned to my connection in this world and to my tribe. I absolutely love to travel with my husband. I am incredibly thankful and blessed in many ways and I challenge myself each day to make the best of my time through making positive connections with my children and husband. If I could choose any job in the world I would be a food critic. & I believe the secret to a good life is to never stop dreaming, loving, learning, and creating.”


Karen Manley Richardson, LMFT

Mental Health Therapist

Works with children ages 5 and up, teens and adults for counseling

Karen is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 19 years of experience in behavioral health care working with children and adults. She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings, providing individual, family and group therapy through community mental health centers and in-home therapy. Karen has worked in other arenas, such as criminal detention, family court service provision, and an intensive outpatient program for dual diagnosis clients -those with a substance abuse and a type of mental health need.  She holds a bachelor's degree from Furman University, a Master's degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and earned a post-master's certificate in marriage and family therapy from the University of Louisville. She has specialized expertise in the treatment of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, chemical dependency, child/parenting issues and issues relating to divorce. She can address issues with a Christian foundation, as requested and has a broad range of therapeutic knowledge of grief, trauma, mood stability, and mental illness symptomology and treatment.


Tricia Metcalf, LCSW

Mental Health Therapist

Works with children ages 10 and under, and adults for counseling

Tricia obtained her master's degree from the University of Louisville in Social Work with a concentration in Chemical Dependency Counseling, and she is a Navy Veteran.

Tricia’s approach to therapy is nurturing and attentive. She loves working with clients helping them to find self-acceptance and connecting more deeply with themselves. She is committed to holistic healing and has found the healing journey to include mindfulness, meditation, talk therapy, and anything in between. Tricia is laid back and approachable when sitting with clients. The passion for working with people who want to find freedom from domestic violence, depression, PTSD, & Bi-polar & anxieties. She works with people who are wanting to find a balance between their desires and freedom.  Tricia pursued becoming a psychotherapist after she found a passion with her own experience of healing in therapy.  Her therapeutic modalities are: Existential Therapy, CBT, Trauma Focused CBT, MI, Person-Centered Therapy, Strengths-Based Therapy, Reality Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, & Gestalt Therapy.  She believes strongly in the blend of evidence and alternative-based approaches to healing. Her therapeutic space focuses on the whole person; mind, body, and spirit. Tricia loves calling Kentucky home and finds happiness when she is in nature, traveling, gardening, exploring and playing with fur babies.


LeeAnn Strobel, LCSW, TCADC, CCTP

Mental Health Therapist, Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider

Works with teens and adults for counseling

LeeAnn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and trained to use the following therapies: CBT, DBT, Solution Focused, Behavior Modification, Somatic experiencing, EMDR, Narrative therapy, Mindfulness and Sensorimotor, Addiction treatment, Attachment Commitment therapy (ACT) and in (ARC) Attachment, Regulation and Competency, Trauma Treatment for Children and Adolescents,  and as an (MHIMP)- Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider for Nutritional and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health.  She has worked with adolescents, couples, and individuals with Military life transitions, Depressive Disorders and Bipolar, Anxiety and Panic Disorders, PTSD, Childhood Abuse, Behavioral Issues, ADD/ADHD, Grief, Divorce/Blended Family Issues, Couples and Marriage, and those coping with serious Medical Issues, including Addictions, Chronic pain, and Insomnia and finding peace in major life shifts.  “I am passionate about helping people find their “why” with compassion and honesty and honor their courage in exploring how they can reach the life they dream of, move beyond the pain of depression, overcome the effects of past trauma and anxiety with healing, by replacing self-injury with self-care and finding the joy in living by growing with new found knowledge through life’s challenges. Together we will explore the drives, motives, and reactions, along with the physiological aspects of behaviors so that all underlying issues may be addressed. I treat the whole person, not just the problems.”


Shelly (Michele) Werts, LCSW, RYT-200

Mental Health Therapist, Reiki Practitioner, Yoga Teacher, Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider, Peristeam Facilitator, Health Coach, Owner

Works with teens and adults for counseling

Shelly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, U.S. Navy Veteran, certified Warrior Goddess Training Facilitator (trained by HeatherAsh Amara, author of Warrior Goddess Training),  Bootstrap Stress Management Facilitator, Yoga Teacher, Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider, Certified Vaginal Steam facilitator, and Reiki Practitioner.  Shelly has been working in the mental health field for over 22 years, starting her career in mental health as a Psychiatric Technician in the U.S. Navy.  Shelly worked in Corrections for seven years within behavioral health as a Corrections Officer and substance abuse treatment programming as a Counselor.  Shelly worked for the Veteran's Administration for nine years  as a therapist, and conjointly with DOD for one year in the IDES program.  Shelly is trained to work with teens, adults and couples suffering with trauma, anxiety, depression, stress and a variety of other mental health concerns.  Shelly also provides health and wellness coaching, and is specifically trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy, Vaginal Steam Facilitation,  Reiki, Health Coaching, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Problem Solving Therapy, and Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation.  


Shelly completed her 200-hour yoga teacher certification with Yogaia Yoga School in Louisville, is currently working on her 300-hour yoga teacher certification through Yoga Baum, and is working on becoming a Ayurvedic Coach through Shakti School of Ayurveda.  “I teach Hatha yoga that most levels can enjoy and have been practicing yoga on/off since high school.  Working in mental health has provided me an opportunity to examine the human condition.  I believe it is important to combine body work with mental health therapy through a variety of modalities.  There are many pieces to the bigger picture.  Providing an atmosphere that encompasses something for everyone to progress in their individual journey to wellbeing has been my dream and guiding post.  Yoga and Reiki have been ways for me to bridge the gap between mental health and physical well-being as a therapist and as a trauma survivor.  I believe it is important to listen to what our bodies tell us and to never push oneself beyond your edges.  While our services do not offer a cure, they are a means to serenity and peace of body, mind and spirit.” 


Jacob Gilbert, Licensed Massage Therapist

Massage Therapist

Kentucky native born and raised. After graduating from Bullitt East high school in 2003 I persued a career in EMS attaining my EMT-B license. After receiving experience for a number of years I furthered my education and career to receive my paramedic license and associate's degree from Western Kentucky University. I felt inspired to explore alternative/naturopathic healthcare after experiencing years of traditional healthcare. Having grown up in and around my fathers' physical therapy clinic and being told by many of my natural massage ability, I decided to complete massage therapy school and received my massage therapist license. I intend to continue and further my knowledge and career in naturopathic medicine. My philosophy of healing is thus: prevention and maintenance, diet and exercise. An informed and balanced practice of both western/traditional and alternative/naturopathic healthcare practices coupled with a strong individual belief you can feel better. 


Amy Flannery, Reiki Master Certification, CYT

Reiki Practitioner

Amy has been a student of yoga since early 2000 and  began teaching yoga after graduating Teacher Training at Full Moon Yoga in Louisville, KY in 2005. Amy began her Reiki Studies under Rev. Patrice Joy Masterson and completed levels 1, 2, 3 and Master Level in 2011. Amy continues to study energy work and occasionally incorporates vibrational healing with tuning forks and chakra drums during sessions.  Amy is the mother of one daughter and two German Shepherds, she is a wife, an avid reader, novice gardener and nature lover!


Ruth West

Blog Writer

Ruth (aka Crone), is a life-long learner, reader, and writer since her school days, worked for many years as a Personnel Specialist for the Government. Now retired, she takes many esoteric courses on- line through webinars and e-books. She has studied many comparative religions and Spiritual pathways. She is a member of both a Native American Women’s Circle, and a Woman’s Empowerment Circle. She attended a workshop taught by HeatherAsh Amara on Warrior Goddess empowerment training, and has read HeatherAsh’s books, as well as those written by her mentor, Don Miguel Ruiz, detailing Toltec principles. She has been trained in Beginner’s Shamanic Journeying and has been certified by a Shamanic practitioner. She has attended a variety of virtual workshops taught by Sandra Ingerman, and others, that deal with Shamanism. Her hobbies are reading, writing poetry, collecting crystals and stones, and crocheting doilies, a skill she learned while living as an Army wife in Germany. She likes to sketch and watercolor.

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Veteran Owned Business


8701 Old Bardstown Road

Suite B
Louisville, KY 40291


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