We are whole beings. We are made up of not just body and mind, but feelings and core Self, (or soul, from a spiritual perspective). We are all of these things and they are not separate. Our feelings affect our physical functioning and our immune systems, which affect our thoughts, which affect our feelings and everything in between. The mind-body connection is real and the integrated approaches of our practitioners reflect that.
As mental health practitioners who believe in holistic approaches to wellness, we each support you in addressing mental health challenges like trauma, grief, anxiety, and mood issues, while unifying all parts of yourself using our particular modality. With whichever therapeutic framework and practitioner you choose, you will learn to more easily access the inner toolbox that already exists inside of you.
TRUE GROWTH AND HEALING HAPPENS WHEN WE LEARN TO BE VULNERABLE AND AUTHENTIC WITH OURSELVES AND OTHERS.
Individual therapy can be your safe place to learn how.
We hold the multitude of layers that affect each human being – from physical health, states of mind, emotional disturbances, and spiritual yearnings, to the intrapersonal, interpersonal, socio-cultural, and institutional levels – so that you can show up as, rest into, and feel supported in who you are.
Here is a look at the variety of psychotherapy approaches the mental health practitioners at hOMe Collective employ to support you on your path to greater wellness. To get a sense of which therapist and modality might be the best fit for you, explore each therapist’s bio. If you’re looking for even more niche specialities, our practitioners have those too!
Meet Our Practitioners
Cynthia St. Clair
Cynthia St. Clair is a somatic psychotherapist specializing in helping clients find balance in their bodies and lives through dance. Cynthia’s practice is Wild Moon Integrative Therapies, which holds at its helm that we already have the innate wisdom and capacity to heal deep within us. Cynthia sees individuals (adolescents through adults), families (mother-daughter counseling), and holds women’s groups – so that you can be met right where you are at – whether that be in community, relationship or one-on-one.
Kathy (Kat) Sterling
Kathy (Kat) Sterling is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and is a Certified Synergetic Play Therapist. With adults Kat practices contemplative therapy, which blends Eastern practices of meditation and mindfulness with Western psychology. Kat specializes in working with children ages 3 to 11 using Synergetic Play Therapy, which is a research-informed model of play therapy that incorporates brain science, mindfulness practices, physics, attachment, and therapist authenticity. Kat has had success in helping children with many issues including trauma. Kat is especially well-versed in helping people of all ages manage stress and anxiety.
Sarah Claus is a clinical psychotherapist who offers compassion and connection to her clients. In her private counseling practice, Sarah supports folks connect to the person they want to be and to move beyond whatever has themselves feeling “stuck.” Sarah sees adults in individual sessions or as couples. Sarah is trained in working with addictions, with couples, and (using EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) with trauma.
Scott Sorensen is a Clinical Psychologist with 12 years experience working in community mental health and private practice. Scott’s practice is called Active Talks and he believes that having someone with an open ear and caring heart
will help you heal, restore, and prepare for your best journey. Scott specialties include Walk and Talk therapy, Couples Counseling, and Biofeedback.
Valerie Epstein-Johnson is a seasoned creative arts therapist and licensed counselor with a passion for helping people look inward with curiosity and creativity. Using Mindfulness training, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Art Therapy, Valerie helps her clients find more meaning and less suffering in their lives. Through individual therapy and “values boarding” sessions for personal growth, Valerie helps children and adults clarify what is most important to them, what stands in the way of achieving it, and how best to heal, change, and grow.