Administrative Staff

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Shelby McKinnon

Office Manager

My name is Shelby McKinnon.I have spent the last 10 years doing clerical work ranging from answering calls, verifying insurances, scheduling, medical records, scribing for a physician, and more! One of my most recent positions was working at the state prison where I worked with the inmates to schedule them for all of their psychiatry appointments while also helping to facilitate their telemed appointments. I have always loved to help people, in one way or another, and look forward to continuing to do so! I love to stay busy and always look forward to learning something new!  Outside of work, I have a 6-month-old baby girl and I spend most of my time cherishing every minute with her and enjoying our new little family!

Clinical Staff

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Hannah Johns, LMFT/LCSW

Mental Health Therapist

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

Private Pay and Insurance

Hannah graduated from the University of Louisville in 2019 with a Master’s in Social Work and a concentration of Marriage and Family therapy. She earned her full Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2020. Hannah received her LMFT in January of 2022 and her LCSW August 2022.  Hannah has worked in many different fields of therapy, including in-home therapy, residential, psychological hospitalization, direct relief efforts, and many different volunteer opportunities. 

 

Hannah believes in the integrity and worth in every human life. Through a humanistic approach, she aims to uplift, support, and show her clients that they have purpose and belong on this earth, no matter their struggles. Every person is worth saving and every life is worth living and growing in.  Her approach to counseling includes CBT, Solution Focused, DBT, Bowenian, Positive Psychology and eclectic practices.   

 

Hannah is a holistic healing enthusiast, practicing meditation, sound bathing, crystal healing, tarot, and healing in nature.  Hannah additionally like to incorporate art as a healing modality. 

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Tricia Metcalf, LCSW

Mental Health Therapist

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

Private Pay and Insurance

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.

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Karen Richardson, LMFT

Mental Health Therapist

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

Private Pay and Insurance

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.

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Cassandra Roberts, LCSW

Mental Health Therapist

Works with children ages 4 and older, teens, families, and adults for counseling

Private Pay and Insurance

Cassandra received her Master's degree from the University of Louisville in Social Work. She also received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a concentration in Latin American Studies, as she can provide services in Spanish. Cassandra has dedicated 14 years to the Mental Health field as she was worked with groups, children, teens, families, and adults within inpatient and community settings. Cassandra’s approach to therapy is respect, compassion, and support for self-determination. She prioritizes forming a collaboration to help clients reach their goals. She is committed to helping clients reach their full potential. Cassandra is relatable and approachable when collaborating with clients. Her passion to change stigmas regarding mental health, help others address their trauma, and her own experience with healing led to her path in Mental Health. Her therapeutic modalities are: Family System Trauma Therapy, CBT, Trauma Focused CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Play Therapy Techniques, & Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Cassandra’s strong belief in growth, change, and self-compassion drives her desire to provide hope to those in need. Cassandra is excited to be a part of the Lotus family and to promote wellness in our community. 

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Shelly (Michele) Werts, LCSW, RYT-200

Mental Health Therapist, Reiki Practitioner, Yoga Teacher, Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider, Peristeam Facilitator, Ayurvedic Health Counselor, Warrior Goddess Training Facilitator, Owner

Works with teens 14+ and adults for counseling

Private Pay and Insurance

Shelly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, U.S. Navy Veteran, certified Warrior Goddess Training Facilitator, Bootstrap Stress Management Facilitator, Yoga Teacher, certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider, certified Vaginal Steam facilitator, Ayurvedic Wellness Coach, 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 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 for counseling.  Shelly also provides Ayurvedic Wellness Coaching, Vaginal Steam Facilitation,  Reiki, teaches Yoga classes, provides individual Yoga sessions; and is specifically trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Problem Solving Therapy, and Mindfulness.

 

Shelly completed Ayurvedic Health Counselor training through Shakti School, her 200-hour Yoga Teacher certification with Yogaia Yoga School in Louisville, and is currently working on her 300-hour Yoga Teacher certification through Yoga Baum.  “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.” 

Wellness Staff

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Joyce Colwell, RYT

Yoga Teacher

Joyce has been practicing yoga since 2010. At the time, she was the heaviest person in the class. She began a self-guided journey to better health that included a home yoga practice in 2013, returning to studio practice when she moved back to Louisville in 2015, connecting to that “something bigger” that drew her to yoga in the first place.

Through a healthy lifestyle that includes regular yoga practice, Joyce maintains her natural 100-pound weight loss. She enjoys some personal study of yoga principles and philosophy, with an emphasis on the yamas and niyamas and how they apply to her modern-day Western life. The desire to deepen her personal study led to yoga teacher training at Supreme Peace Yoga in Louisville, Kentucky, becoming a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200) upon completion. She enjoys inspiring and encouraging others to explore the edges of their comfort zones on the mat in a fun and supportive community atmosphere and applying what is discovered in their daily lives.

Off the mat, Joyce is a fitness enthusiast and engages in a wide variety of movement, which often become a moving meditation. She works with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and autism as a Licensed Behavior Analyst. She enjoys spending time with her growing family, grandchildren, a small circle of friends, and entertaining her four-legged fur baby, Paisley. Joyce thoroughly enjoys running, sunshine, smiles, hugs, fresh cut flowers, inspiring others, and exploring the boundaries of her own comfort zone.

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Amy Flannery, Reiki Master, CYT

Reiki Practitioner, Yoga Teacher

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!

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Jacob Gilbert, LMT

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. 

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Katie Morris, LMT

Massage Therapist

Katie was trained at Advanced Massage Therapeutics in Louisville, Kentucky, receiving her state licensure in massage therapy in 2011. Her base training included Swedish and deep tissue massage techniques, injury assessment, kinesiology and anatomy and physiology. Since graduating, Katie has regularly taken continuing education to further her skillset and understanding of the human body. She believes in using the most gentle least invasive methods possible to promote health and wellness. Through classes in meditation, reiki, and reflexology, Katie has developed her view of the person as an integrated whole. "We are a compilation of mind, body, and spirt, and all of these need to be addressed for us to feel healthy and function as our best self." She has a passion for the environment and natural living. In the future she plans to pursue certifications in Thai massage, CST (craniosacral therapy), Manual Lymph drainage, and Lomi Lomi as well as obtaining her RYT (registered yoga teacher) credentials. Katie loves life and wants to help you love it too.

"Massage isn't just a luxury that feels good. It is an important part of self care and integral to the path of health and wellness. It is my dream and desire to one day help spread love and make the world a better place by teaching mindfulness, awareness, coping mechanisms, and healthy lifestyles to children. "

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Tracy Elizabeth Shipley, RYT 200, Attorney & Counselor

Yoga Teacher

Tracy is a registered yoga teacher through Yoga Alliance. She began practicing yoga in 1999.  Tracy completed a 200-hour teacher training through the Anusara School of Hatha Yoga in 2009. Tracy expanded her studies in 2013, studying Prana Vinyasa yoga with Shiva Rea through the Exhale Center for Sacred Movement. In 2015, she began studying Neelakantha meditation with Blue Throat Yoga. 

 

Tracy finds self-expression through movement leads to delight in the physical embodiment. Focusing on expanding the heart supports the breath and allows for more laughter and light.

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Anna Steinbrenner, RYT 200

Yoga Teacher

Anna started practicing yoga in 2010 as a way to cultivate balance and health.  As she continued to practice, she recognized the transformative effects of yoga reach far beyond the physical level.  Yoga offered her a pathway to peace of mind and spiritual awareness.

 

She recently completed a Yoga Teacher Training and Yoga Nidra Training at Yogi Hari’s Ashram in Miramar, Florida.  She sees each practice as an opportunity to rise in love and appreciation for this human life.

 

Anna is also an artist and farmer.  She runs her own flower business, Fleur de Luna, and can be found selling flowers at the Mt. Washington Farmer’s Market.  She is currently training to be a Flower Essence Practitioner.  She is honored to share her gifts with her community.

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Wylie Wolfson, RYT 500

Yoga Teacher

Wylie comes from a background in a variety of metaphysical practices and believes that there are many paths and practices that lead to our healing. He believes in going inward to find truth and growth, but that these inward journeys are often more powerful with a group intention and practice. He hopes to share these practices with others to help guide them toward their own healing.