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About Holistic Wellness Solutions

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HWS Team

Welcome to Holistic Wellness Solutions where finding solutions is all that we are about!
Our staff specializing in different afflictions of the human mind, works diligently to help you find joy in your life. We all come from different walks of life, different cultures, and speak a few different languages. What brings us together is our love for our brothers and sisters. We are all in this journey together – you learn from us and we learn from you. We may not always have the answers or solutions, but we will do our best at guiding you to a better future! We wish you all that life can offer to you and more…

Prescriber – (Designates Prescriber)

Meet Alicja Matusiak

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

PrescriberAlicja Matusiak was born in Poland and speaks Polish and English (and loves pierogies).  She has been interested in studying the mysteries of the human mind ever since her father was diagnosed with depression.

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 proudly served in the U.S. Army Reserves for six years and volunteered for Children Services for 20 years.

She is committed to making this world a better place.  She feels passionate about saving our planet, recycling and you can spot her picking up garbage in the Columbus metro parks on a weekly basis.

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Meet Beverly Crump

Beverly Crump

I work with patients that struggle to live their life to the fullest. I help them remove obstacles and barriers that prevent them from reaching their goals.

Think of me as a life coach, pastoral counselor, minister, and leader in the community. Life is a gift and I believe I am here to help you figure out how to make your life the best for you.

Over the years, I have helped people with their spiritual transformation and challenges, phobias, depression, trauma, addictions, and grief and bereavement.

I use cognitive behavioral and solutions focused techniques. I work with the whole family system. I can pray with you and your family. No matter what the challenge, together we will find a way to overcome the condition.

I am very caring and compassionate and never judge anyone. I provide sessions in person – we can meet at my office or in a coffee shop. We can also do video sessions if it fits your schedule or personality better. I am here when you need me. Call or email and the staff will schedule your appointment!

(Currently does not accept insurance).

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Meet Rachel Colson

PrescriberRachel ColsonRachel is a Master’s Degree prepared, board certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She has been involved in psychiatric care in central Ohio since 2013. In 2014, she received her Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Central Ohio Technical College. Since entering the field as a nursing professional, she has dedicated her practice towards mental healthcare in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Capella University in 2017 and most recently completed her Master’s of Science in Nursing for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from Walden University in 2020.

Rachel has a strong interest in treating mood and anxiety disorders in patients 13 and over, as well as working with adult substance abuse patients in treating the underlying mental health causes that can lead patients towards addiction and alternative coping mechanisms. She believes in utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing and medication management for optimal results.

Additionally, Rachel believes in making mental healthcare available for patients despite busy schedules- weekend, evening, and virtual appointments available.

In her free time, she enjoys continuing education opportunities in psychiatry, attending college and professional football games, riding horses, and spending time with her family (which includes 3 dogs!).

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Meet Kimberly Rankin

Kimberly RankinPrescriberI am Psychiatric Nurse and I love working with patients who are motivated to improve their lives.I have worked with children, teenagers, and adults. I excel at linking my patients to the appropriate resources in the community.

My patients describe me as compassionate, caring, and a great listener. I recently moved to the Columbus area to complete my Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner degree and I am excited to be back in Ohio.

I have four wonderful children and I cannot wait to hear your story and learn more about you. Let us put our heads together and help you move forward in your holistic health journey!

Meet Kelli Skaggs

Kelli SkaggsWhether you are new to therapy or you have explored it in the past, I strive to meet you where you are and help you get you where you want to be. I have years of experience working with adults and seniors experiencing depression, anxiety, and mood concerns related to life changes, grief, illness, relational issues, substance use and other stressors.

While I specialize in working with those facing critical illness, grief, loss and bereavement, I am skilled and extensively trained in helping clients work through trauma, gender identity, substance use, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, OCD and adult ADHD.

Through a variety of methods and techniques, we will develop a plan together and walk the path of life, seeking a feeling of control and peace. Therapy is not a one size fits all: no matter your goal, let’s work together to get you where you want to be.

As a licensed independent clinical social worker, I obtained my masters degree at The Ohio State University and am eagerly pursuing ongoing education in mental health and grief counseling while also mentoring those new to the field.

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Meet Tamryn van der Walt

Tameryn Van Der WaltTamryn has a master’s degree in social work, and is licensed in the state of Ohio. She obtained her degrees from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio – the town she grew up in.

She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults; in a variety of clinical contexts. Tamryn loves to work with adults, helping them navigate the obstacles, challenges, and trials life brings; utilizing a cognitive behavioral therapy framework.

Tamryn also works as a clinical medical social worker in a hospital setting, helping individuals and families navigate health crises.

When not working, Tamryn loves cooking, spending time outdoors, meditating, and listening to music..

Meet Kyla Beecham

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 WahoffPrescriberI 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.

Meet Sarah Towning

Sarah TowningSarah Towning is a champion for the holistic well-being of her clients, teammates, partners. Her distinguished studies and career have always centered in unlocking the best in others. As an OIF and OEF Veteran, Sarah served our country as a Healthcare Specialist/Combat Medic, and Medical Section Sergeant.

Sarah works with clients ages 13 and up including crisis intervention, trauma, substance use/abuse, dual diagnosis and domestic violence.  She works with first responders, veterns and active military.   She also works with couples, legal involvement/court advised and multi-agency involvement.

Her work with clients reaches into all areas of Adult Behavioral Health, addressing mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing. Whether your goal is focused around improved mental and emotional health (Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Major life changes, Bereavement/Grief/Loss, Personality Disorders, etc.), or improved physical health through increased physical activity and healthy lifestyle changes and behaviors, she is able to provide services and expertise on addressing these in a multifaceted treatment approach. Sarah targets the connection between the mind, body and environment in order to work with her clients in discovering and living their best life.

Sarah views her clients as experts, placing herself in a learning role, allowing them to guide the therapy in a true co-working environment. Her approach to working with clients is an eclectic mix of many evidence-based interventions driven by a holistic “person-in-environment” frame of view. She believes in addressing the whole individual by acknowledging the total impact of all areas of her client’s lives.

Recently, Sarah’s career and studies have evolved toward mental wellness. She enrolled in the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University in 2017 and earned a certification as a Psychological First Aid Provider from the National Center for Traumatic Stress that same year. She earned her Master of Science in Social Administration (MSW Equivalent) from Case Western Reserve University in January 2020. She is now a Masters-level Licensed Social Worker, Mandel School of Social Work. 

Her clients describe her as creative, supportive, insightful, honest, flexable, empowering and empathetic.  Call today to schedule your appointment to meet with Sarah!

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Meet Regina Preston

Regina PrestonPrescriberRegina is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She began her career in health care by working as a LPN in home health. She decided to further advance her education by receiving her Associate’s of Science degree from Fortis College. She is a graduate of Capital University with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. She advanced her education by graduating from Cedarville University with her Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner. She has been a nurse for 10 years in which she has worked in Home Health, Med-Surg Telemetry, Community, Family Practice, NICU, Post-Partum and Women’s Health. She has worked 2 years as a travel nurse.

She is avid supporter Black Lives Matter which is a movement which helps deal with overcoming racism in America. She enjoys advocating for her patients and providing the best care for them. She is a member of American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Sigma Theta and Columbus Black Nurses Association.

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Meet Nancy Palnik

Nancy PalnikPrescriberNancy Palnik is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner for adult patients, age 18 and older. She is experienced in treating a variety of disorders, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, panic attacks, PTSD, schizophrenia, and including working through issues and basic life struggles. Nancy understands the importance of treating the whole patient: heart, mind, soul and physical body, and that a person’s relationships, family, work and environment play an important role in treating the whole person.

She is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Nursing with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing and worked for many years as an RN prior to receiving her Masters of Nursing and Certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Her experience includes Wexner Medical Center, OSU Harding (psychiatric acute care hospital) as RN prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner. Nancy also was a psychiatric clinical instructor for undergraduate and graduate nursing students at The Ohio State University College of Nursing, as well as working in outpatient mental health centers.

She also worked as a CNP in outpatient IOP and PHP programs at a local hospital as well as medication management. She has been working in the private sector for the last 6 years.

Nancy has a wide range of experience combining psychiatric mental health, medical surgical, geriatric, drug and alcohol addiction, as well as administrative nursing experience. She has worked with various populations (children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics) of all social economic levels.

“I want to provide the highest level of compassionate care and to treat every client with dignity and respect.”

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Meet Justin Parsley

Justin ParsleyJustin Parsley is a licensed social worker who is passionate about helping clients work through the issues they are struggling with and improve their mental health and overall well-being.

He believes in providing a judgment free environment of compassion,support, and unconditional positive regard to help clients overcome obstacles in their lives so they can move forward and thrive.

He works with adolescents, adults, and seniors and believes in meeting each client where they currently are in life and working with them collaboratively to find the best path forward.

Justin understands that no one therapeutic approach is right for everyone, and he is trained in several evidence-based models, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), solution-focused therapy, strengths-based therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness.

Justin specializes in working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, PTSD, OCD, anger management, and Bipolar Disorder. He is also skilled in helping clients work through relationship problems as well as general life coaching.

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Meet Allison Newman

Allison NewmanAllison Newman, MFT, Psy.D., is a licensed marriage and family therapist and Doctor of Psychology. She has received pre and postdoctoral intensive training at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Integrated Care and Medical Family Therapy.

Dr. Newman has experience in family therapy and marriage and couples’ therapy. Her focus is on empowering people to create healthy relationships with self and others, and to help people develop better coping, life management and problem-solving skills. While therapy might involve dealing with difficult subjects, the process of collaborating to support change and growth is a joyful one. Dr. Newman views therapy as not just a way to feel better, but to do and be better.

On a personal note, Dr. Newman is happily married to her husband Tom, both are longtime residents of central Ohio. They live on a horse farm with three equine therapy partners, two Dalmatians and a menagerie of nearby wildlife. They divide their time between central Ohio and Lexington, Kentucky. Dr. Newman has served on the board of directors for several local mental health agencies and currently serves on the board of an equine rescue and adoption center in Lexington. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, riding, reading and the great outdoors in all forms.


Meet Tanisha Richardson

Tanisha_RichardsonGreetings and gratitude on this journey of enhancing your life. My name is Tanisha and I obtained a Masters in social work, and have been a practicing clinician in the field as an LISW.

I Graduated from Walden University and decided to continue my education as a candidate for PhD in Human Service. I have professional, therapeutic experience in community mental health counseling working with severe mental disorders (SMD). Currently I’m completing certification in Hypnosis.

I have significant experience working with teens and adults who are navigating through their mental irregularities. I have a devotion for those who want to improve their mental health, supporting and guiding individuals who are facing mental anguish. Together we can develop a restorative approach through the use of one on one interventions, tailored coping techniques, and personalized methods to assist in moving forward.

I have a passion for meditation and mindfulness, it is my theory these methods can help educate individuals in finding the mind, body connection. It is my intention to support you in mending your mind, strengthening your spirit, and creating your life.

 

 


Meet Ariel Holtrey

Ariel HoltreyAriel is a licensed social worker in the state of Ohio. She obtained her Bachelor and Masters Degree in Social Work and a Minor in Addictions from The University of Akron and is continuing her knowledge and education in the field of mental health.

She has experience in a variety of settings such as inpatient psych, intensive outpatient groups for addictions, and working with homeless populations.

Ariel utilizes a variety of therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness to help process emotions, trauma, and life obstacles. She has a passion to see her clients become empowered through growth, healing, and transformation by meeting her clients where they are at in life.

When she is not working, Ariel enjoys spending time with her husband and three dogs, reading, and gardening.


Meet Amy Everhart

Amy EverhartAmy Everhart is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She graduated with her Masters of Science in Nursing from Walden University in 2021.

Prior, her nursing experience consisted of ten years in various hospital settings including medical/surgical, intermediate, and critical care units.

Currently, Amy treats patients of all ages across the lifespan. She recognizes the challenges faced when suffering from a mental illness and appreciates the opportunity to be part of your journey to wellness.

Amy places her patients in the driver’s seat of their care with the hope that together, positive changes can be made. Contact Holistic Wellness Solutions and schedule with Amy today!


Meet Savanah Warne

Savanah WarneSavannah is a graduate from Otterbein University with a Bachelors in Psychology. She has lots of experience helping people create changes in their lives.

In your session she focuses with you on what your goals are, what your dreams are, and then together you will design a plan of how to accomplish what your heart desires.

Savannah has seen what the unmanaged and overwhelming effects of stress in one’s life can do to a person.

Savannah is a case manager and she works closely with patients who receive counseling and medication management services.

Savannah will work with you on changing the way you think, turning your negative thinking into positive. She can’t wait to meet you and design your plan to make your dreams come true.

 

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.
Trans cranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

We are excited to finally be able to offer to our patients TMS treatment with NeuroStar technology. During TMS treatment sessions, a magnet similar in strength to that used in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine is used to stimulate nerve cells in the area of the brain thought to control mood. These magnetic pulses have a positive effect on the brain’s neurotransmitter levels, making long-term remission of depression possible.  This is not to be mistaken for ECT therapy.  This is a non-invasive, outpatient, drug free treatment.  This treatment for the first time in history offers a promise of depression remission.

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.

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

 

Locations

Main
3099 Sullivant Ave. Suite H
Columbus, OH  43204

Other Location
4889 Sinclair Rd. Suite 215
Columbus, OH  43229

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Email: Lauren@HolisticWS.com