Vanessa Mills, M.Ed., LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, Clinical Director
I am passionate about my work and am dedicated to the success of each of my clients. I admire those who seek help during difficult times in their life despite it seeming easier to give up. It’s important for you to know that my goal is to develop a strong therapeutic relationship where you feel supported and empowered to get through the difficult times. In my work and in my personal life, you will find I am compassionate, empathetic and supportive. I am client-centered and offer a safe, trusting and non- judgmental environment.
The areas of treatment I choose to focus on are: anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, family relational problems, parenting support and trauma related to physical or sexual abuse. I embrace a holistic approach to treating each individual. This means, I believe in treating the whole person by creating individualized treatment plans integrating, meditation, yoga, massage therapy, acupuncture and alternative therapies such as EMDR and neurofeedback.
Christine “Chris” Heinisch Associate Counselor, MC LPC NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor
In addition to being a counselor and psychotherapist, Chris is a long time (since 1992) student and practitioner of both meditation and Hatha yoga. Also she has completed the Nalanda Institute program and received the 2 year certificate. She knows deeply the power of mind-body practices. An expert in mindfulness, compassion and visualization based approaches. Chris sees your challenges and with your help guides you towards self-discovery.
Chris earned her Bachelor’s degree from Shimer College in Chicago and her degree in counseling at Adam’s State University. Her current and latest dedicated area of study is working towards a two-year post graduate certificate program at the Nalanda Institute in Contemplative Psychotherapy (primarily Buddhist Psychotherapy). This program brings together the study of mindfulness, wisdom and compassion and practices of the visualization practices of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, with the research and science of western psychology.
Chris has experience as in the areas of Mindfulness, Compassion, Role-Modeling, CBT and SFBT and is interested in helping people struggling with depression, anxiety, substance use and more. Chris is pleased to work with LGBTQIA community members, sex workers, yogis and meditators of all levels and with children and adolescents.
Melissa Rosinski, MSC, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
I believe that the most important element of counseling is creating a safe space where my clients feel heard, understood, and supported. This relationship, based on nonjudgmental acceptance, is the foundation for the work we will do together. I believe that you are the expert on your own life, and that through counseling you can uncover your unique strengths and resilience to manage challenges, grow, and thrive.
I enjoy working with children/families and adults of all ages, with a special focus on teens and young adults. I work from a client-centered perspective and I often incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to assist clients in identifying and changing negative thinking patterns that may be holding them back. In my work with children, I often use play therapy and structured sensory interventions. I enjoy helping my clients to access the healing power of mindfulness and self-compassion.
My experience includes many years working in local nonprofit agencies. I’ve provided outpatient therapy services for children and adolescents involved in the child welfare system and worked as a supervisor of a foster care program. My most recent experience was working in a private inpatient residential program for adolescents and adults. I earned a Master of Science in Counseling degree from the University of Phoenix in 2012, and I’m licensed in the state of Arizona. I am a Certified Trauma Practitioner (National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children, 2015).
Megan Addis, M.Ed., LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, Therapist
My goal is to provide a safe and comfortable environment for you to explore the issues you find challenging in your life. I am supportive, non-judgmental, and client centered. I will help you navigate turning points, heal past hurts, identify your strengths, and gain the tools and confidence you need to experience satisfaction with your life. We will work together to make sense of the road blocks preventing you from being your authentic self, and you will learn coping skills to help manage new difficulties when they occur. Together we can turn your current situation into the life you want and deserve.
I have extensive experience working with adolescents, adults and families presenting with a variety of challenges: anxiety, depression, stress management, relationships, parenting, divorce, singles/dating, grief/loss, anger, substance abuse, and eating disorders. I bring a unique approach of integrating cognitive behavioral, insight oriented and person centered therapy.I believe everyone can change, and when we work together, there are no limits to the changes you can make. “The good life is a process, not a state of being.” Carl Rogers
Christine “CC” White, M.Ed., LAC
Licensed Associate Counselor
Often times when someone reaches out for counseling, they are looking to find new strategies, to become more successful, fulfilled and grounded in themselves, their relationships, and overall life. My therapeutic style is solution focused and strength based. This allows me to pull from your strengths and resources, working through negative past experiences, patterns and frustrations, leading and preparing you in the direction of positive change and success for years to come.
My clientele often includes individuals, children and families. My areas of treatment include anxiety, depression, transitions, family relational problems and emotional stress. I specialize in child-centered play therapy, with filial components, solving many family struggles of anger, behavior concerns, communication and relationships challenges. My passion and excitement for counseling has allowed me to see great successes in my clients, their ability to leave treatment with skills, techniques and resources that catapult them to their next level is captivating.
Working in the therapeutic arena for over 15 years, has allowed me to present at conferences, facilitate training’s, consult with numerous private & public schools, speak at universities, lead early childhood social skills groups and countless workshops and training’s for parents and families – all in the name of increasing positive communication between children and those in their lives. I am excited to bring my knowledge, insight and expertise to New Leaf Integrative Wellness Center! Working with individuals, families and schools, struggling to find the balance of expectations, limit setting, learning and love.
Amber Grafe, MSC, LAC, RYT
Licensed Associate Counselor
I believe in healing power of laughter and the importance of nurturing a warm, accepting environment where clients are comfortable, at ease, and safe. Therapy has the capacity to help each of us on our journey through life. Changes in our lives, unresolved past events, and worries about the future can severely deplete our emotional resources. These things can effect how we care for ourselves and others.
I specialize in helping clients overcome anxiety and trauma. I believe that, through processing our emotions, we can heal and grow. With understanding, we discover how to flourish in our ever-evolving lives.
Life’s challenges are an opportunity for emotional and spiritual growth. My aspiration, through therapy and acceptance, is to help each of my clients experience healthy, fulfilling, authentic lives and emotional well-being.
Celeste McBirnie,MSC, LAC
Licensed Associate Counselor
I am passionate and dedicated to helping others increase their quality of life and overall well-being. Providing a safe, warm, and accepting environment where you are able to process your feelings and experiences, I invite you to share with me the reasons why you are exploring the idea to seek help. My priority will be to develop a trusting and genuine therapeutic relationship that will lead us to promote individual healing and growth. Working by your side, we will uncover the individual areas of your life that are troubling you and find solutions to the struggles presented.
I work with parents, children, families, and adults of all ages, through and eclectic approach focused on empathy, unconditional positive regard, and honesty. My goal is to provide the highest level of counseling services and provide the necessary tools to uncover and empower the individual strengths that will lead you to live a happy and healing life. Committed to your progress and healing, together we can achieve what might seem unattainable.
Jessi Kyte BA, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
Jessi Kyte BA, LMT and I provide individualized Therapeutic Massage for my clientele in-which I apply anatomical and kinesthetic principles; offering relief for toxins in the muscles, freeing space for your Connective Tissue webbing’s, and loosening overused muscle fibers. I acknowledge the immense healing power our bodies contain… Whether physical or emotional, once uninhibited, our strongest version of our selves rises to action. I am grateful my career enables clients the peace and introspection needed to enable the healing process.
I support the inner strengths and processes of each client, holding space for their experiences and expectations. Whatever stage of the healing process, I am delighted to be their outlet of body awareness. In my professional experience clients have overcome emotional releases concerning death of a loved one, trauma, clinical depression, “seasonal-funks”, and body negativity with outstanding resilience.
Every age is the right age for personal empowerment!