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It's June and it Feels Like Summer
June is a summer month in the northern half of the world, and a winter month in the southern half! There are several awareness months celebrated in June — though the five that often get the most attention include Pride Month, Men's Health Awareness Month, Gun Violence Awareness Month, Alzheimer's Awareness Month, Immigrant Heritage Month, and PTSD Awareness Month!

01. From the Blog
02. Meet Our Providers
03. Book Corner with Dr. Newman
04. All About Sleep with Dr. Saribalas (Sleep Prescriptions, Melatonin, Night Owls 💤)
05. Selective Mutism and Life Coaching with Avery Sunshine!

From the Blog | 01

Meet Our Providers  | 02
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Mike Boyce LPC, ATR
Mike received their master’s degree from Ursuline College. They are a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist.  Their ideal client is someone looking for a nonjudgmental safe counseling space. They encourage and empower all clients to find the superhero within themselves so they may live their most fulfilled life with a focus on positive identity representation.  Their approach is person-centered, allowing the client to explore their deepest thoughts and feelings. Mike adheres to the philosophy of unconditional positive regard and empathetic understanding. They are excited to join Holistic Wellness Solutions and serve their clients!
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Margo Tillstrom MSW, LSW
Margo is a therapist that holds a master’s degree in social work from Ohio State University. Margo views therapy as a collaborative and thought-provoking process, in which she will support and guide your journey of self-discovery and growth. As your therapist, she will tailor her approach depending on your needs. It is her commitment to offer you a safe space without judgement and provide an empathetic ear. Each person is unique which means that the approach should be unique to you. Margo’s goal is to help you understand behavior patterns which will lead to a better understanding of oneself. Margo specializes in treating anxiety, depression, adult ADHD, self-esteem issues, body image issues, gender and sexual identity issues, and life transitions

Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha
June's selection is Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha, by Tara Brach Ph.D. Dr. Brach is a psychologist who also specializes and teaches Buddhist philosophy. Her emphasis is on empowering people to discover that they are enough, and not be burdened with a sense of insufficiency. She notes that most of us live in a perpetual trance of unworthiness. Our habits of feeling insufficient are strong and run deep, as it doesn't take much (hearing of someone else's accomplishment, being criticized, getting into an argument, making a mistake at work) to make us certain that we are not okay-and there is something wrong with us. The principles of radical acceptance are contained in stories and accounts that are woven within the author's own journey to find basic goodness and a forgiving heart. This book is to be read slowly and revisited. It invites us to reawaken ourselves and find the fundamental joy and freedom that comes with letting go. Happy radical reading!
- Dr Newman

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Podcast Episode 48: About Sleep with Dr. Saribalas 
(Sleep Prescriptions, Melatonin, Night Owls 💤)
Dr. Saribalas is a Board Certified Sleep Psychiatrist. He was the first TMS physician in Ohio, dating back to 2010. Dr. Saribalas practices medication management in Westerville. Dr. Saribalas performs Pharmacogenetic DNA Testing on all patients before he prescribes any medication. He may also order special blood tests on selected patients. Dr. Saribalas was the first in Ohio to offer Intranasal Ketamine Treatment for Treatment Refractory Depression. He has helped many patients with treatment resistant depression and other conditions. He is currently working for the Cleveland Clinic! If you wish to learn more about Dr. Saribalas, visit his website, or his page at The Cleveland Clinic. We were honored to interview him about sleep, so please tune in to our Podcast interview with Dr. Saribalas!

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Podcast Episode 49: Selective Mutism and Life Coaching with Avery Sunshine
Avery Sunshine is a life coach at her practice, Sunshine Mindset LLC. Avery is an outstanding coach specializing in selective mutism, social anxiety, and helping people overcome other fears that hold them back from living their life to the fullest. She is a mother of two daughters who overcame selective mutism, and she is serving clients in not only Columbus area, but also around the world. Some of her clients live as far as Australia! She connects with her clients via video sessions, as well as travels to some of her clients that may need in person interventions. She is passionate about mental health and believes that everyone can change and improve their life for the better. Her motto, “Own Your Voice ~ Shine Your Light” – has already helped many clients and school systems! If you wish to become her client, contact her here or sign up for her newsletter here or follow her on LinkedIn. We were honored to interview Avery, so please tune it here to listen to her interview!

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