Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner
Lanae Hall (they|them) is a licensed independent mental health practitioner. They graduated with a bachelor’s in psychology through Bellevue University in June 2015. They 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. One of Lanae’s primary areas of specialty is working with and advocating for and with the LGBTQIA2S+ community.
As a therapist, Lanae’s deepest desire is to be able to be fully present with people, meeting them where they are, mirroring their innate state of belovedness. Lanae is honored to share in people’s healing journeys, as they (re)discover the healer within.
Prior to working with Wholeness Healing Center, Lanae 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. During their practicum, Lanae also led a Grief Healing group through First Presbyterian Church in Hastings. They have 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. They teach 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 their master’s program.
Lanae engages in ongoing training with somatic-based, trauma-informed psychotherapy practices including somatic awareness, parts work, and polyvagal theory, among others. They also have experience teaching DBT. Additionally, they are now EMDR trained.
Lanae lives in Hastings with their four lively, loving, and well-loved teenage children and enjoys spending time with them and learning from them. Lanae is an avid reader and learner, and has a passion for writing, both blogging and poetry. They enjoy nature, being active, long walks, conversation time with friends, playing the piano, and being involved in volunteer service and social justice-oriented advocacy work in the community.