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.
Shellie received her Bachelor’s from Duquesne University in 2006 and has operated in the field of mental health with a focus on trauma-centered approaches for individuals and communities since 2007. Graduating with a Master’s of Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh in 2010, Shellie has experience with international initiatives in her work with Mediators Beyond Borders as well as systems/organization cooperative community initiatives in the Pittsburgh area. Following her passion for trauma and neuroscience-informed services, she has been instrumental in the creation of several trauma-informed curricula that has served international and local systems. She has functioned as a therapist, consultant, trainer, and organizer for trauma-informed understanding in a variety of arenas.
Shellie is the co-founder of Peace of Time Wellness. A trauma-focused center that provides integrated therapeutic modalities and somatic services spanning from individual to community level coordination, education, and intervention. Shellie sits on two of Pennsylvania’s Action Teams for the Office of Advocacy and Reform Trauma-Informed PA plan. Her research interests include shaping policy through the lens of neuroscience understanding of adverse experiences and community resiliency. Shellie is currently undergoing studies as a PhD candidate at Case Western Reserve University as she continues to develop training and consultation for Peace of Time.
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.
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.
Nikki is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania and has worked in the mental health field for over six years. She has worked with a variety of populations in a multitude of settings including those with severe depression, incarcerated individuals struggling with addiction, and daily work stress and life dissatisfaction.
Nikki views everyone as the expert of their own life. Each counseling journey is a different story. It can be difficult navigating these stories on our own. Nikki hopes to assist in exploring these stories, whether an individual encounters depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship issues, or self-esteem issues.
Nikki utilizes a person-centered approach in all therapeutic interactions to ensure clients have a safe space to process through the challenges they are facing. Her therapeutic style gravitates towards Gestalt therapy, Mindfulness techniques, and client-centered approaches. Nikki helps encourage clients to be able to identify emotions and triggers and build the skills to manage and navigate present and future challenges. She is an active member in the therapeutic relationship and offers a non-judgmental space. Nikki wants to empower her clients to build skills during sessions that they can use on their own for years to come.
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.
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.
Elizabeth is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and (TIR) Traumatic Incident Reduction; certified in TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy); and is a national provider for CPT (Cognitive Processing Therapy).
Elizabeth believes in the power of walking alongside her clients throughout their healing journey. She is passionate about utilizing mind-body approaches in work with her clients, particularly mindfulness, expressive arts, trauma-sensitive yoga, and integrating nature into her work. Elizabeth utilizes a strengths-based framework in working together with her clients to identify the change they wish to see and to meet their goals in therapy.
Elizabeth is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator (TCTSY-F). She holds a Master of Social Work from Barry University and a Master of Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh. She is also a graduate of the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma (HPRT) Global Mental Health Certificate program.
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.