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About Holistic Wellness Solutions

 

Meet Alicja Matusiak

CPT Alija Matusiak, MSW, LISW-S, RN, MSN, PMHNP-BC

Alicja Matusiak was born in Poland. As a very good student, she was always starving for knowledge. She was a serious child, the oldest of two. Her father was diagnosed with severe depression and tried to take his own life in 1994. She had a hard time understanding his disease and decided she would focus her life on studying the human mind.

She immigrated to the U.S. in 1999, and worked as a nanny for a few years while attending college in Columbus, Ohio. She acquired a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master’s degree in social work, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing, and committed herself to serving others who struggle with mental health issues.

She joined the U.S. Army Reserves in 2013 and serves as a psychiatric nurse practitioner, counseling soldiers suffering from trauma or another form of crisis. She worked for various mental health outpatient centers in Columbus, and in 2009 she began working in a private practice setting.

In addition to Holistic Wellness Solutions, Alicja has also formed the Columbus Bachelorettes, an organization for women geared towards helping them find friendships, beat loneliness, and built stronger relationships with themselves and others.

Alicja volunteers for Children Services bi-weekly and spends time with a four girls’ sibling group, trying to impact their lives in a positive way. She has two little dogs, Prince and Carmen, and rescued a little kitten a few weeks ago who joined their family. In her free time, she loves to walk with her puppies and visit local parks.

“Learning never exhausts the mind,” as Leonardo da Vinci once said, and so her dream is to continue learning and serving her community.

Meet Dorothy Chen

Dorothy Chen

Dorothy Chen is a certified nurse practitioner in Columbus, OH.

She graduated from Ohio State University Master of Science in Nursing and specialized in nursing (nurse practitioner), family medicine (nurse practitioner).

She had obtained her Ph.D. degree in pharmacology and received extensive training in the pharmaceutical area.

Dorothy is also fluent in Mandarin Chinese. She is dedicated to providing the best medical care possible to each patient and their families.

Meet John Bova

John BoviJohn Bova, MSE, MS, RN, CNP, is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with over 30 years of professional experience in mental health. He is nationally board-certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center to evaluate and prescribe psychiatric medication for adolescent and adult patients, ages 14 and up.

John has five earned college degrees, including a Master of Science Degree in Education with a concentration in Clinical Counseling from the University of Dayton, and a Master of Science degree from the Ohio State University Graduate School and College of Nursing in Psychiatric/Mental Health Advanced Practice Nursing, completed through the OSU/CON Graduate Entry Program in 2008.

John came to Advanced Practice Nursing with almost twenty years of professional mental health experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Employee Assistance Counselor (CEAP), Rehabilitation Counseling, and Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor, Clinical Supervisor (LICDC-CS). This credential also qualified John for the International Chemical Dependency Counselor Certification. He has served human services in all of these roles.

He has taught psychiatric nursing in the accelerated BSN program at Mount Carmel College of Nursing, and Psychopharmacology for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Program students fulfilling requirements for their Associates Degrees at Columbus State Community College.  With his co-instructor, John also played a key role in revising and instructing graduate psychiatric nurse practitioner students during their final year of clinical preparation at the OSU College of Nursing.

John currently works on a contractual basis with Holistic Wellness Solutions. He was most recently the sole proprietor of PsyCare Associates, LLC.
When he’s not prescribing, John and his wife, Brenda, are enjoying their four children, ages 13 through 43, and seven grandchildren. John loves riding and maintaining his Vespa 300 Red Dragon, and classic 1968 CT90 K0 motorcycle, reading hard science fiction, playing disc golf, or bicycling.

Meet Julianne Moy

Julianne MoyDr. Moy graduated in 2011 from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio and continued her clinical training in southern Ohio. She has had training in family medicine as well as psychiatry, and has interests in mental health treatment as well as urgent care medicine.

For Dr. Moy, healthcare, especially mental healthcare is more than just prescribing medication. It’s listening to the patient and having a collaboration with them as well as counselors and other mental health professionals for optimal patient care. Throughout her career she has been passionate about patient advocacy and helping her patients achieve wellness using all the modalities that medicine has to offer.

In her free time Dr. Moy enjoys spending time with her furry family of four rescued dogs, traveling the US and abroad, and visiting her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio.

Meet Kelli Skaggs

Kelli Skaggs

Kelli is a licensed social worker in the state of Ohio where she has lived her entire life.

She obtained her masters degree at The Ohio State University and eagerly pursues ongoing education in mental health and grief counseling.

She has worked in a variety of settings, with a variety of clientele, where she uses techniques to help people be their best selves and understand their emotions.

Kelli works with both individuals and groups.

Kelli also is a clinical social worker in the hospice setting where she works with individuals and families facing serious illness and loss.

Kelli has a passion for helping those new to the field and volunteers as a career mentor and provides social work supervision to students in practicum.

Meet Kristin Aguado

 

Kristin AguadoKristin is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner in Specialties of Psychiatry and Family Practice. She has a strong expertise in diagnosing and treating a wide array of medical and mental health conditions for patients of all ages.

She was born and raised in the Cleveland, OH area where she completed her Master’s degree in Family practice at Ursuline College in 2014. After graduation she served in the National Health Service Corp, caring for disadvantaged communities with low access to health care.

During that time, she developed a passion for mental health and holistic wellness, and obtained her board certification in Psychiatry.

Kristin has ample experience in treating psychiatric and addition disorders within both inpatient and outpatient settings. She is a caring and compassionate provider whose goal to help individuals achieve their highest level of wellness.

I love to help people overcome their challenges and see them grow!

Meet Kyla Beecham

Kyla Beecher

Kyla loves to work with children.

Children have great potential and sometimes struggle to overcome daily barriers and obstacles standing in their way of achieving success in their lives.

Kyla works very hard to help children see their potential and uses strengths based perspective and play therapy.

She has a lot of experience in working with children with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat behavioral and developmental disorders such as Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Attentional-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Meet Lisa Wahoff

Lisa WahoffI am a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, with a unique combination of clinical, operations and leadership experience. I enjoy working with patients with complex acute and chronic mental health, behavioral and social problems.

I have experience working with patients diagnosed with substance use disorders and trauma. I incorporate conventional and integrative techniques to develop holistic treatment plans in order to meet individual’s physical and mental health needs.

I enjoy giving patients more self-confidence and control through education focused on skills for self-care and health promotion.

I am a holistic practitioner. I am trained in Ayurveda medicine, Reiki, and Acupressure.

Call to schedule your appointment and let’s figure out what medications, supplements, and techniques will be best in helping you get back to being healthy.

Meet Mary Farina

Mary FarinaI am grateful and honored to be a part of your journey. My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can’t change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life looking forward.

I work from a collaborative and person centered approach, integrating theories and techniques from a variety of therapies. I am interested in providing a safe space where you can tell your story, heal, make positive changes, and feel empowered.

I enjoy working with adults facing challenges with depression, anxiety, relationships, trauma, and life transitions.

I have extensive experience working with clients struggling with addictions to drugs, alcohol, sex, and gambling.

Specializing in addictions and co-occurring emotional problems, I am experienced with using various therapeutic approaches to assist clients in healing and making positive changes in their lives.

A native Ohioan, I completed my clinical training at Case Western Reserve University, graduating with honors from the Mandel School of Social Work.

Services for Patients:

Mental Health Counseling
Alicja uses cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and solution focused therapy (SFT) to address your concerns. She believes that together you can analyze your environment, diet, and family relationships to improve your life satisfaction. Dis-ease may be a defense response of your body against stress or something you are trying to ignore in your life. Therapy can help in moving forward, or finding answers to lifelong struggles.
Hypnosis
Alicja is trained in traditional clinical hypnosis for smoking cessation, addictions, self-esteem issues, stress management, or other ailments. She is also trained in Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy to help victims of severe trauma move past their issues. Hypnosis is a safe and side effect free method to aid traditional therapy approaches. It is not a fix-all and not a miracle treatment. Typically, it takes a few sessions to reach desired results. Some issues must be addressed with multiple strategies and cannot be cured with sole hypnotherapy approach.
Herbal Medicine
Alicja embraces the use of herbal medicine, natural foods, supplements, vitamins, and other natural approaches to health and healing. She believes that a lot of issues can be resolved with very simple and natural approaches. After discussing what you have tried in the past, together Alicja and you will come up with a plan of action. Sometimes, all it takes is to listen to your own body; it knows what you need.
Traditional Psychotropic Medication Management
Alicja is a nurse practitioner able to prescribe a variety of medications to manage mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. Some of us deal with symptoms that cannot be addressed purely with talk therapy or herbal medicine; in such cases, we employ the use of prescription medications. Alicja believes in listening to her patients and working together as a team to find the right medications.
Mental Health Expert Witness Services
Alicja has worked with various court systems to provide expert witness testimonies. She has written reports and worked with many immigration attorneys, as well as probate court attorneys. If you are struggling with your case and your attorney has told you that you need an expert witness, Alicja may be the just person to help!

Services for Colleagues/Providers:

Social Work Supervision
Alicja is an independently licensed social worker in the state of Ohio. She can provide supervision to Licensed Social Workers (LSWs) who may be struggling to find supervision through their employer, or are thinking about starting a private practice and need supervision.
Private Practice Coaching
Private practice start-up can be scary and intimidating. Alicja offers coaching to practitioners who are thinking about starting their own practice but have no idea where to begin. Alicja’s many years of private practice development as a social worker and nurse practitioner provide a depth of experience you may find helpful when navigating this complex process. Occasionally, she conducts classes on this topic; CEU’s may be available.

3 Locations

Main
3099 Sullivant Ave. Suite H
Columbus, OH  43204

Other Locations
2758 Sawburry Blvd.
Columbus, OH  43235

4889 Sinclair Rd. Suite 214
Columbus, OH  43229

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Fax: 800-905-9950
Email: info@holisticwellnessolutions.com

Holistic Wellness Solutions is committed to serving those who struggle with mental health issues.

Ghandi once said that the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. Daily, I serve others and find happiness in this service – Alicja Matusiak