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Comprehensive Services Available at Wholeness Healing Center

With the constantly changing landscape of life (especially after the year of COVID), it might be good to revisit all that Wholeness Healing Center has to offer. Just like everything, we have had constant additions and changes to the services and products we offer. Let’s talk about some of our services.

First and most obvious is that we offer counseling services. We have lots of options for you if you are wanting to invest in your life and wellbeing by utilizing therapy services.

Wholeness Healing Center has four different locations. We have our home office at Grand Island. Many of our 15 therapists work at least one day out of our home office even though they may be from our remote site areas. We also have offices at Broken Bow, Kearney and Ord. These remote sites offer mental health services in our rural area which is part of our mission.

Our Broken Bow site has been open since 2004. We have therapists Deb England, Michele Taylor and Tina Larsen working at this site. Our Kearney site has been opened since 2012. Michelle Stoller, Ruth Jones and Nadine Stuehm work at this office. Our most recent site was opened in Ord in February 2020. Riley Smith is our therapist working at the Ord office. Check out our web site for more information about each of these therapists. Each brings a wealth of skills and specialties to the mission of our work. In addition to these offices and therapists, the following therapists work from Grand Island or Telehealth: Heather Rankin, Jessica Kingsley, Jodi Studnicka, Jody Detwieler, Lanae Hall, Libby Todd and Ruth Jones.

In-person sessions and Telehealth sessions are offered so accessing our services has never been more convenient and easier regardless of where you are in the state. As we move into “post-Covid” time, we have learned a lot about what Telehealth has to offer. As therapists we were not totally on-board with
this option. However, what we have found is that Tele-Health is every bit as effective as In-Person therapy. It is also possible that it is even “better and more effective” for some people. Our world has shifted and this, in particular, has been a positive addition for bringing mental health services to people right in their own homes. We have had positive feedback from many of our clients.

Therapy services include individual, family, marital and group. We service populations from early development to the elderly. We offer traditional counseling, along with therapy modalities that work on specific treatment goals. We work from a Trauma-informed care perspective. Many of our therapist are Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) trained. This is an “often-requested” modality as people work though trauma. We also have two therapists who offer hypnotherapy, breathwork and regression work which is another very effective modality in working through trauma and other issues. One of the hypnotherapists, Deb England, is based out of the Broken Bow office, while Jodi Studnicka can do hypnotherapy via telehealth.

Our entire practice is based in Mindfulness and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. The foundation of our treatment focus centers on teaching and implementing a skill set that allows people to manage their lives more effectively and have a toolbox of options for getting through difficult moments. Sept 7th we will be starting up our Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) group for women on Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. This is an in-person or Telehealth group. I encourage anyone to consider this as it is life-changing to have these skills in your back pocket. Requirements of the group are that you are actively working in individual therapy with anyone (even outside our practice) and you commit to at least 26 weeks. It takes at least that long to integrate the tools.

I teach a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course twice a year (winter and fall). It is an eight-week course, 2.25 hours per class, with one all-day, teacher led, silent retreat on a weekend date. This is a practice course that sets up learning how to become mindful and how to use the practice in your everyday life. We do both formal and informal Mindfulness practices in the class. Because it goes for eight weeks, you really do have the opportunity to develop a habit of Mindfulness before you complete the course. The next course is September 21st to November 9th from 5:30 – 7:45. The all-day retreat date will be announced. This course will be Telehealth.

And finally, I want to touch on a parenting resource that will begin again in October. Michele Taylor, a certified teacher for teaching Love and Logic, will begin a course via Telehealth October 5th through November 2nd, 5-7 p.m. Michele is based out of Broken Bow and has been teaching Love and Logic since 2013. Since it too will be on zoom, people can join the class from the comfort of their own home. Call our office to register. This is also one of those resources that can be life-changing in your parenting skills.

We have only begun to tap the resources available to you at Wholeness Healing Center. In the next edition, I will talk about some of our holistic services and other specialized treatment options. Check out all we do at www.wholenessheali.wpenginepowered.com. If you are interested in any of the courses or groups that will be starting, please call our office to get registered at 308.383.5297.

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    Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner

  • Janie Pfeifer Watson, LICSW, is the founder and director of Wholeness Healing Center, a mental health practice in Grand Island, Nebraska with remote sites in Broken Bow and Kearney. Her expertise encompasses a broad range of areas, including depression, anxiety, attachment and bonding, coaching, couples work, mindfulness, trauma, and grief. She views therapy as an opportunity to learn more about yourself as you step more into being your authentic self. From her perspective this is part of the spiritual journey; on this journey, she serves as a mirror for her clients as they get to know themselves—and, ultimately, to love themselves.


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