Current Mental Health News


Written by Rachel Clarke, LCSW “The idea that “we’re only as sick as our secrets” is more than an adage; there’s growing empirical evidence that not owning and integrating our stories affects not just our emotional health but also our physical well-being.” –Brené Brown “A secret shared with several persons is as beneficial as a merely

Therapist Spotlight: Karen Loethen, LCSW

Karen Loethen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys working with adults and adolescents through individual, couples, family, and group therapy. Karen earned her master’s degree in Social Work from St. Louis University’s School of Social Work in 1994. She has worked in the addiction field, in community mental health, inpatient and outpatient, in a

Labels In Mental Health: Friend Or Foe?

Written by Dr. Kiya Immergluck As a counselor, I prefer not to label people. It is part of my job as a psychotherapist to come up with an accurate diagnosis for each person, but I often don’t emphasize that label directly with my clients. Many times, a person comes to me who has identified with

Therapist Spotlight: Yana Melnik, LCPC

Yana Melnik is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) who has worked with adults, adolescents, children and families for over five years in community mental health and academic settings. Yana works at our Chicago — South Michigan Avenue office, you can read her full bio here! To make an appointment with Yana, please contact our intake department.
Jessica Blue Sky Vigil is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Yoga teacher and Reiki practitioner. Jessica Blue Sky takes counseling beyond “the couch”, combining talk-therapy with a variety of modalities, including elements of movement, creative arts and crafts, theatrical expression, guided meditation, breathing techniques, mindfulness, and elements of eco-therapy. Jessica works at our new Dallas —
Kelly Couture is a Licensed Professional Counselor (Supervisor).  She has practiced in the field of mental health for 20+ years and has experience not only with providing direct behavioral health care to individuals, couples, families and groups, but also, Kelly has experience in supervising clinicians. Kelly works at our new Dallas — Frisco office, you can read

Therapist Spotlight: Emily Phan, LMFT

Emily Phan is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who received her Master’s of Science Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Campbellsville University. She is passionate about joining with individuals and families to help them through challenges in their lives. Additionally, Emily has experience providing therapy for children who have developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Therapist Spotlight: Gretchen Koenig, LMFT

Gretchen Koenig is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who earned her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Chapman University, Orange. She has been in practice for over 15 years, with a focus on individuals, families and couples, and the LGBTQ population.  Gretchen works at our Denver — Centennial office, you can read her full bio here! To
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