We believe that mental health and wellness are rights. We are all capable of healing when provided the right tools to help ourselves.
The mission of Well Beings is to enhance mental health and prevent and treat mental illness and addiction through the use of evidence-based strategies combined with proven wellness principles, and to ensure these services are available to everyone.
We envision a world in which people who want or need assistance to improve mental health, nutrition and wellness can obtain that help easily and affordably.
Erica is a second-career counselor and wellness specialist. As a young attorney, Erica began to recognize the connection in her own life between her "bad habits" and her mental health. After treating her substance use disorder and learning how to improve her thinking habits, she still felt something was not quite right in her emotional life. Eventually, she discovered that how and what she eats has a tremendous impact on her ability to effectively use the coping and mood-changing skills she had learned. This discovery was game-changing for her. Changing her diet in small, painless ways fueled her brain for the hard work involved in living life on life's terms. Her moods, outlook and relationships improved.
After many years of law practice, Erica decided to obtain advanced education in wellness and mental health counseling in order to help others with life struggles to restore balance and resilience in their lives. She became a certified in mind-body nutrition coach and then obtained a master's degree and professional licensure in clinical mental health counseling. She founded Well Beings, Inc. for the purpose of helping others learn and use all the tools available them to improve physical and mental health, and to make those tools available to all who need them.
Nina is a board-certified psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner, and graduate of The Ohio State University College of Nursing. Nina provides both psychiatric medication and psychotherapy services out of her private practice in the Grandview Heights area of Columbus. Nina also has years of business experience in real estate and finance and holds an MS in Finance from The Ohio State University.
Ryan is an attorney at Baker Hostetler in downtown Columbus. He specializes in employment law with a primary focus on employment litigation. He enjoys playing golf, tennis, and basketball, watching the Blue Jackets and Columbus Crew, and spending time with his daughter and dog.
Kim is a clinical social worker working primarily in the areas of stress and substance use disorders. She is the Program Manager of Adult Counseling Services at Southeast, Inc. and has a small private practice in Worthington, Ohio. She is a Certified EMDR therapist and trainer for the Tri State Trauma Network. She has facilitated training/consultation for the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Columbus Public Health, the Sexual Assault Response Network and Mount Carmel Health Systems. In her spare time she likes spending time with her dog Pip.
Jennifer is in long-term recovery and several years ago began to explore her own sense of authentic wellness. After many years of disordered eating and mental health challenges, Jennifer now has a better understanding of the role that counseling, nutrition and wellness play in addiction recovery and mental and physical health. Through her experiences, Jennifer has gained a unique understanding of the challenges associated with navigating the mental healthcare system and breaking free from many of the harmful myths that pervade the diet industry. She recently left the field of fitness coaching to focus on family and her own well-being. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern University and works as a sales associate at Trader Joe's in Columbus.
Chris is a professional photographer and certified yoga instructor who has benefited from years of eating in a way that is right for her body and mind. Chris is also a mother and grandmother and enjoys babysitting her two grandchildren.