Nicole Sartini-Cprek, M.Ed., LPCC, NCC
Co-Founder, Clinical Director and Therapist
Nicole Sartini-Cprek has been practicing therapy professionally since 2010 and has been working in the field as a non-professional since 1999. During that time, Nicole gained experience working with individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, abuse, neglect, poor self esteem and many other stress related problems. Her specialty is helping adults who are recovering from difficult childhoods or getting a late start in developing into the person they know they can be. Nicole also specializes in assisting individuals going through major life changes such as entering adulthood, entering or graduating from college, getting married, making job changes or preparing for or adjusting to the birth or a child. Nicole’s counseling practice involves integrating traditional talk therapy with mind-body work through the practice of mindfulness, the use of diet and exercise, nutritional supplements and an emphasis on developing a healthy self image.
Nicole believes that every life obstacle we face can be transformed into an opportunity for growth. We cannot change the past, but, as long as we are alive, we can acknowledge and act on the fact that we are still writing our stories- that the present and future are still ours to create. We can make the choice to love ourselves just as we are, and at the same time, move forward toward our goals and the kind of life we most want. It is her intention to help every person she works with to the best of her ability and to respect the trust they put in her as a mental health professional by offering thoughtful and evidence-based interventions.
*Nicole currently has a waitlist for new clients. Please email her to be added to the waitlist or consider working immediately with another member of our therapy team.
Contact Nicole at Nicole@bridgemindbody.com
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Jennifer Owens, MSSW, LCSW, LMT, CPT
Co-Founder, Wellness Director and Therapist
Jennifer Owens is a licensed clinical social worker and certified personal trainer with a passion for wellness and guiding people towards the life they envision for themselves. Jennifer has worked in a variety of settings in both clinical and directorial roles with more than 13 years in holistic health and 7 years in mental health. Her experience working in multidisciplinary settings informs her body-mind-spirit approach to helping people overcome anxiety, fear and stress. She has been featured in The Active Times, She Knows and other publications and is an adjunct instructor at the University of Louisville.
Jennifer specializes in the holistic treatment of mild to severe anxiety issues; generalized anxiety, OCD, phobias (flying, public speaking, emetophobia etc.), panic attacks, agoraphobia, PTSD, social anxiety, relationship anxiety, excessive worry, fear and chronic stress. Jennifer also works with professionals experiencing compassion fatigue and burnout and is a certified compassion fatigue specialist. She will gently guide you towards an understanding of how anxiety and stress affects the body and mind and ways to manage it long term. Her approach is especially helpful for people who are looking to reduce or eliminate medication and develop a sustainable plan for wellness.
Stress and anxiety can take a significant toll on a person both physically and mentally, Jennifer will help you reclaim your life from anxiety and thrive; improving the way you feel and doing the things you never thought were possible. Jennifer provides out-of-office services when appropriate, such as outdoor therapy, exposure sessions and other site visits. Intensive therapy options are also availbale. Jennifer provides LGBT friendly services and welcomes all individuals to her office.
Using personal experience battling severe panic and anxiety, Jennifer recognizes the healing power of integrative modalities such as talk therapy, physical activity, nutritional supplements, bodywork and spiritual engagement. She uses mind-body techniques such as mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, EMDR, exposure and response prevention and solution focused interventions to help people break free of negative patterns and move towards long-term peace of mind. With the belief that there are no quick fixes, Jennifer will support and encourage you every step of the way, in and out of the office, during your journey of self-improvement and well-being.
Contact Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Megan McMillen, M.Ed., LPCC
Megan McMillen is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who values compassion, service and equality. Beginning her path toward helping others in 2006, Megan worked as an Advocate at a Domestic Violence Shelter. During this time she witnessed how devastating the impact of trauma can be, but also, how strong the human spirit is. After receiving her BA in Sociology, Megan decided to broaden her horizons and began working as a Mental Health Worker at a Psychiatric Hospital. Megan loved switching her focus from studying groups of people to focusing more on the individual in this inpatient setting. During her time at the Hospital, she learned how developing a healthy, compassionate, therapeutic relationship was just as important (and often more effective) than the traditional medical model.
Megan completed her MEd in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Louisville in 2011. Upon graduation, Megan began her career as a Community Mental Health Counselor in her hometown. Providing therapy to individuals and families in a rural setting, she learned how poverty and living conditions have a large impact on one’s mental health. Missing Louisville, Megan returned to the city and accepted a position as a Primary Therapist at a local Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility. Megan worked with boys & girls, ages 6-18 treating Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Reactive Attachment Disorder, PTSD, Opposition and Defiance. When possible, Megan included the biological, foster or adoptive families in the treatment process. Doing so, families were better able to integrate positive parenting techniques and healthy communication skills into their families, thus reducing stress and strengthening relationships.
Having nine years of experience working with a wide range of diverse populations and varying treatment needs, Megan is extremely adaptable in her therapy approach. Some clients’ come to her preferring a behavioral or cognitive behavioral approach; others benefit from more a mindful, narrative, play or art technique. Megan, who has her own experience with anxiety and depression, inherently recognizes the importance of taking care of one’s body, mind, spirit and environment. Practicing and exploring holistic (mind/body) healing, she will work with you to find the right approach.
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Laurel Sims-Stewart, M.Ed, ATR, LPCC
Taking the first step toward personal healing or help for your child can feel overwhelming, but with the right support it doesn’t have to be. Laurel strives to create a safe, welcoming, and person-centered environment for each individual with whom she works. Her goal is to walk with you on this journey of healing, and empowering you or your child to feel confident in making positive changes.
Laurel is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a background in expressive therapy techniques. She completed her M.Ed. in Counseling with a Concentration in Expressive Therapies from the University of Louisville in 2012. Since then she has had the opportunity to work in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Prior to completing her master’s, Laurel gained experience in the mental health field working with clients on the autism spectrum, children battling chronic medical issues, and as a sexual assault crisis counselor.
Laurel specializes in the treatment of trauma, anxiety, mood disorders, & has extensive experience working with children, teens, & young adults. Laurel utilizes an integrative, insight-based approach including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, psychoeducation, & expressive techniques. She will work together with you to find the strategies that fit best for you or your child.
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Sarah Barber, MSW, LCSW
Sarah Barber is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a passion for helping others. Sarah has been working or volunteering in clinical settings since she was a teenager. She graduated with a BSW and an MSSW from the University of Louisville. Upon graduation, Sarah began working in community mental health. Sarah enjoyed working with adults ages 18 and older with a variety of diagnosis including but not limited to; Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Anxiety, and Depression. However, Sarah specialized in helping those diagnosed with anxiety and personality disorders. Sarah understands that many individuals with either personality disorders or anxiety struggle with emotional and behavioral dysregulation and that having a positive therapeutic relationship with their counselor is the first step towards recovery. Sarah has worked with individuals utilizing both cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavior therapy. She also understands the benefit of non-traditional approaches such as focusing on nutrition, exercise, and mindfulness activities.
Through her time working in both stroke and oncology programs, Sarah has also gained extensive experience working with individuals with chronic physical health conditions. Sarah understands how life changing a new physical health diagnosis can be and enjoys helping her clients process and cope with their new reality. Sarah specializes in using flexible client centered approaches, mindfulness-based strategies, and solution focused talk therapies to help individuals heal mind, body and spirit. She is currently working towards obtaining a certification in nutrition and wellness consulting and is looking forward to using this new skill set in the therapy office. Sarah firmly believes that what happens in counseling is only effective if you also put in the work in your everyday life. Sarah will help you create a plan and learn the skills you need to be your best, most complete self.
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Stephanie Batts, LCPC (Illinois), NCC
Couples and Parenting Coach
Stephanie is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC, Illinois), as well as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and Couples Coach. She received an M.A. in Professional Counseling from McKendree University in Illinois. Upon graduation, Stephanie worked for Children’s Home and Aid, helping teens and their families in crisis situations. Later, she worked at a community mental health facility serving both mental health and substance abuse clients. She has worked with a diverse population of individuals, couples and families. Much of her experience has been working to help clients struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, sexuality issues and poor self esteem. Stephanie is passionate about working with couples and families to enhance relationships through improving communication, connection, parenting skills and conflict management. She is currently completing a one year post graduate certification in marriage and family therapy at the Northcentral University in Arizona.
Stephanie approaches each new client with an open mind and a desire to help them reach their own goals. Her hope is to create an accepting, comfortable, compassionate space for clients to feel safe sharing and exploring uncomfortable thoughts and difficult situations. She welcomes all individuals regardless of race, religion or sexuality to her office. Stephanie believes in a holistic approach and uses a combination of counseling techniques (cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, meditation, solution focused, self-awareness, etc.) to tailor therapy to a client’s specific needs, strengths, and abilities. She also uses these techniques to deal with her own life stresses. She enjoys mindful walks, yoga, creating artwork, listening to music and reading to unwind and create positive energy in her own life.
Stephanie is accepting private pay clients for coaching in the areas of couple’s relationship improvement and parent-child relationship improvement.
Stephanie will facilitate a couple’s group workshop on 9/23 to help couples improve communication, conflict management, and connection. Call or email Stephanie at 694-9488 for more details!
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Shawna Dellacave, LPATA, RYT
Shawna Dellecave, LPATA, RYT, is certified yoga teacher and a licensed professional art therapist associate. She is a professional musician and artist. She is a trained dancer and has practiced yoga since 2001. She earned your yoga teaching certificate under the direction of Laura Spaulding at Yoga East in Louisville, KY. She has also studied the works and teachings of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Swami Muktananda, B.K.S. Iyengar, Shri R. Sharath Jois, and Kino MacGregor. Her personal yoga practice is strongly rooted in the Ashtanga System.
Shawna also has a Master’s Degree in Expressive Therapy from the University of Louisville and a Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art from Northern Kentucky University. In her professional life, she is devoted to advocacy for individuals with disabilities and mental health needs. In her free time, she loves writing songs, playing music with friends, making messes with paint, gardening, obsessing over house décor, sewing, dancing, and so much more.
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