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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 Wellness 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, 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 Wellness Coaching 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.” 

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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.

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Tricia Metcalf, LCSW

Mental Health Therapist

Works with children ages 5 and older, teens 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.

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LeeAnn Strobel, LCSW, TCADC, CCTP

Mental Health Therapist, 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.”

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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. 

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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!

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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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Angela Faith Wass, Shamanic Practioner, CYT

Shamanic Practitioner, Yoga Teacher

Angela Faith is a Shamanic Practitioner and Mentor, offering a shamanic approach to restoring wellness to the body, mind and spirit. 

Angela’s shamanic training began coming directly from Spirit at an early age, and continued with her maternal great-grandmother, grandmother and mother.  Her mother included Angela in healing and divination work. Angela has studied and trained with Native American medicine men and women who continue to support her, as well as attended workshops and training from various indigenous teachers.  

Angela has been mentoring individuals for over a decade in transforming their lives.  After 25 years as a court stenographer,  she now has a full-time practice offering shamanic healing and mentoring programs,  as well as teaching workshops and facilitating women’s circles.  She also is the mother to adult twin daughters, and the wife of an adoring husband that supports her in her mission.  Angela has experienced her own powerful initiations and transformations in life, and is a demonstration of the powerful healing that can be found in shamanic work.  It is a true restoration of the soul.

Angela earned a Bachelor of Metaphysical Science, B.Msc., from the University of Metaphysics in Sedona, Arizona. She has also studied spiritualism and related disciplines at The Lily Dale Assembly in Lily Dale, NY. She is certified in Usui Reiki and Akashic Records, and is  a Holy Fire Reiki Master.  She has completed a 200-hour yoga teacher certification in Baptiste Power Yoga.

Angela incorporates a shamanic spiritual practice in her own life, which strengthens her relationship with her own Healing Spirit Guides, and allows her to navigate the Unseen Realms in a safe and effective manner. 

“My mission is to inspire others to create wholeness, wellness and harmony through spiritual work and guidance.” - Angela Faith

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Emily Reed, RYT 200

Yoga Teacher

Emily has practiced yoga for over fifteen years, received her yoga training at Barefoot Works, and been a yoga instructor since 2017.  Her passion is introducing people to yoga and helping them discover how it can enhance their lives.  Emily spends her spare time with a lab/corgi mix named Murphy and two atrociously spoiled cats.  

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