Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner
Lanae Hall is a licensed independent mental health practitioner. She graduated with a bachelor’s in psychology through Bellevue University in June 2015. She completed a master’s in clinical counseling through Bellevue University in November 2018, and joined the Wholeness Healing staff in January 2019. Lanae works in the Grand Island office.
Lanae has interest in the areas of depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, trauma, attachment, grief/loss, and spirituality/existential concerns. Lanae also feels drawn toward working with the LGBTQ+ community.
As a therapist, Lanae’s deepest desire is to be able to be fully present with people, meeting them where they are and mirroring their innate state of belovedness.
Lanae has worked with Intensive Family Preservation and Intensive Family Reunification programs, assisting families with building on their strengths and improving overall family functioning and well-being. She utilized the Nurturing Parenting curriculum in this work.
During her practicum, Lanae also led a Grief Healing group through First Presbyterian Church in Hastings, and has particular interest in continuing to work with grief healing.
Lanae is also a RYT-200 certified yoga teacher, registered with Yoga Alliance, having completed a 200 hour training from May 2016 – November 2016. She teaches a yoga/meditation class that focuses on the art of yoga nidra (“yogic sleep”), which is a combination of meditation, mindfulness, and deep holistic relaxation) at a yoga studio in Hastings. Lanae has training and certification in yoga nidra, and feels passionate about the therapeutic value present in it. Lanae also has studied and practiced self-compassion and mindfulness, gleaning from the writing and teaching of Thich Nhat Hanh, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Tara Brach, and others.
Lanae has also been through a Psychological First Aid training during her master’s program.
Lanae lives in Hastings with her four lively, loving, and well-loved children, ages 14 – 8, and enjoys spending time with them and learning from them. Lanae is an avid reader and learner, particularly of topics related to yoga, meditation, mindfulness, and spirituality, and has a passion for writing, both blogging and poetry. She enjoys swimming, running, conversation time with friends, playing the piano, and being involved in volunteer service in the community.