Peace of Time Wellness was formed to integrate holistic healing. It was founded on the understanding that the mind and body are more integrated than previously thought. Using research-based interventions, Peace of Time offers several service lines that can be used separately, or integrated according to the needs of the client. Integrated workshops are offered throughout the year which are used to educate as well as generate change with the understanding of the mind-body connection.
All of our services are trauma-informed and many of our modalities are centered around trauma-healing and stress management. Our approach is focused around the experience of life, learning about how we are impacted by events and being educated on options for change through education and self empowerment throughout the span of life.
Peace of Time also believes in social responsibility. As part of who we are, we offer education, advocacy, and community service throughout the year both supporting local organizations and residents of the community.
Shellie Vincent is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has served in the field of mental health since 2007 in a variety of service levels.
She received her Bachelor of Arts from Duquesne University in 2006 and graduated with a Master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work in 2010.
Shellie has served individuals ranging from age 2 through late stage of life in both individual and family settings. Her belief that individuals strive to reach their desired potential while interpreting and managing life experiences, guides her use of cognitive behavioral techniques, dialectical behavioral techniques, as well as trauma-informed care in her work. She also has experience with Parent-Child Interaction Therapy as well as Applied Behavioral Analysis.
Currently Shellie is a part of the Keystone Crisis Intervention Team and is a member of Mediators Beyond Borders assisting with trauma-informed care in post-conflict healing in communities across the globe. Her focus is client centered, as she works collaboratively with the individuals served to create goals for service. Shellie is a member of the Information Society of Traumatic Stress and is certified in Traumatic Stress Studies.
Her continued education and research interests are in the field of trauma and trauma related interventions for both individuals and communities.
Charlie is a Licensed Massage Therapist in both Ohio and Pennsylvania and is the owner/operator of River Dee Massage, LLC. Charlie has over 8 years of experience in therapeutic massage and specializes in Mayofascial Release. Charie is currently completing a 3 year Somatic Experiencing certification.
Abigail Wengerd is a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience working with individuals, families, teenagers, and children. She completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health from Duquesne University in 2014. Prior to pursuing a degree in counseling, Abigail worked as a teacher, consultant, organizer, and a developer in a variety of different settings including overseas mission work, church ministries, a family shelter, non-profits, and other community organizations. Her counseling work is guided by a trauma-informed approach with a belief that as humans we adapt to difficult situations as a way to survive. Sometimes these creative survival adaptations get in the way of our ability to thrive. Abigail believes that healing is individual for each person and uses a variety of techniques including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and sensorimotor psychotherapy to help in the healing process
Meghan Riley-Graham is a licensed social worker with experience working with individuals, families, teens and children.
Meghan uses a person-centered approach to therapy, serving as a supportive partner and facilitator for her clients, empowering them to use their unique strengths and skills to navigate difficult situations and identify and change behaviors that are no longer working well. Her work is trauma-informed and draws on a developmental perspective. Meghan is currently participating in a Reproductive Health series focused on mental health during the reproductive years. Meghan completed her Master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Kentucky in 2014. Prior to this, she earned her B.S. and M.S. in Psychology from the University of Maryland.
Krista is an Exercise Physiologist with a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from Slippery Rock University.
She is a personal trainer, group exercise instructor and yoga instructor, specializing in trauma-informed yoga. In the future, she plans to obtain a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy, focusing on trauma care for spinal cord injuries, brain trauma, and burn victims. Serving this population is a constant reminder of the positive outcome of holistic healthcare and she hopes to help the healing process of many through movement.
Leah J. Herman
Leah J. Herman is a trauma-informed, resiliency-focused Pennsylvania licensed psychologist, passionate about collaborating together with families of children under the age of 8, in the prevention and intervention of intergenerational trauma and childhood adversity.
Dr. Leah completed her PsyD in Counseling Psychology at Chatham University in 2017, an MEd in Social and Comparative Analysis in Education at the University of Pittsburgh in 2007, and a BA in Psychology and BS in Criminology from Penn State University in 2002.
Dr. Leah works collaboratively with young children's caregivers in enhancing access to internal and external resources of support, safety, and stabilization, providing emotionally attuned space for family members to share their narratives with each other, and co-creating inspired growth. She works from a client-centered, ecosystemic framework where relationships are explored between family members, with reflection on their relationships in educational and community settings, within historical, cultural, and sociological contexts. Dr. Leah was trained in EMDR in 2018 with the desire to prevent and alleviate adversity that occurs with young children whose caregivers have unresolved difficulties as a result of painful life events.
Dr. Leah is also inspired by fostering reflective space for ongoing learning with others, collaborating in trauma-informed systems of care, and buffering against direct and vicarious traumatization in those who work together with individuals and families in human services and child welfare systems. She is the founder of PATHS: Pittsburgh Area Trauma Healers, a holistic collective of trauma-informed practitioners in the extended vicinity surrounding Pittsburgh.
Jenine has been working at various levels of care in the mental health field since 1999. She holds a Master’s degree in social work from the University of Pittsburgh and is a licensed clinical social worker. She also holds a certificate in child welfare.
Jenine is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and follows their code of ethics. She understands that not one single approach is a right fit for everyone, so she has been trained in a range of modalities. She uses skills and ongoing trainings to help those that deal with adverse events and toxic stress. Her focus is client centered encouraging the natural growth and well-being of the person. Jenine uses cognitive behavioral therapy skills, dialectical behavioral therapy skills as well as trauma-informed care in her work. Her personal mission statement is to exemplify professionalism, enthusiasm, respect and compassion to help others reveal their best selves. When people experience adverse events or severe life stressors, it is common for our lives to feel unbalanced. Her passion is to assist in the discovery of your own balance.
Provide an interdisciplinary and integrative approach to healing that combines several services that benefit individuals’ well-being and serve as a model for other organizations.
Dignity and Empowerment: Each being has inherent dignity and worth. Every individual is the author of their own lives. We provide services to assist with empowering individuals to write.
Collaboration: Peace of Time Wellness is founded on collaboration. We are dedicated to fostering continued collaborations, working closely with other organizations and individuals to provide a diverse practice for wellness.
Best Practice and Advancement: Peace of Time Wellness is dedicated to providing evidence-based services with keeping up to date with advancements in the field through continuing education. The Practice will follow the Code of Ethics as stated by the National Association of Social Work as well as the PA Code for Massage Therapists and other licensed individuals who associate with this practice.
At Peace of Time Wellness, we recognize that the health of a human being is a dynamic and complex system that can be affected by experiences in life. Our mission is to support overall wellness by providing research based services that support mental, emotional and physical health, while also encouraging clients to take ownership of their well-being for a sustainable change.