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.
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.
Kelly is teaching yoga at Peace of Time Wellness. While she has been practicing yoga to some degree for the past 8 years, Kelly recommitted to a consistent practice almost three years ago when she was having trouble dealing with the loss of a family friend.
At that time, she fell in love with the gentle path that is yoga. Coming from a background rich in teaching and communication, her goal is to present yoga in a way that is accessible to all people, no matter their background. Kelly strives every class to create a safe environment in which yoga philosophy and asana practice is taught. Students are encouraged to recognize that their journey into yoga is unique and personal.
MA, ATR-BC, LPC
Rebekah Berna, MA, ATR-BC, LPC is an Art Therapist (Registered & Board Certified) & Licensed Professional Counselor. She is an artist, musician, and a former preschool teacher. She graduated from Seton Hill University’s Art Therapy program with a specialization in counseling in 2014. Her clinical work has focused on treating trauma and various mental health disorders in children, adolescents, and adults.
Rebekah has provided art therapy and counseling programing in a women’s shelter for domestic violence, Pittsburgh Public schools K-12, and a therapeutic classroom environment. She is a member of the American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Team (2019) for the Southwestern Pennsylvania chapter.
Rebekah works towards internal and external hope, while also acknowledging the difficult realities and stressors that uniquely affect individuals and relationships. She uses client-centered, cognitive behavioral, and trauma-informed approaches to therapy recognizing that healing and wholeness come as part of a process. In addition to talk therapy, Rebekah is skilled in offering art therapy methods of care which can help hold difficult feelings and experiences for all ages while also creating a safe space for non-verbal and verbal expression.
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
Nutrition and Wellness Consultant
The Wholistic Picture, LLC
Jess Hatheway has had a passion for fitness and nutrition ever since the beginning of her college career. With a background in culinary and pastry arts, she has always had a love for food. She uses that experience to assist her nutrition clients in developing a customized approach to leading a sustainable healthy lifestyle.
She holds certifications in Nutrition and Wellness Consulting, Personal Training and Holistic Nutrition. Through her efforts she hopes to help clients to be able to live a healthy and happy life that works for them and their families.
Jess will offer one on one nutrition counseling and group nutrition workshops at Peace of Time Wellness. We will work together to develop a plan for you to create a sustainable healthy lifestyle. During session we will review proper portions, meal prep ideas and inspiration, healthy mindset, self care and more. If you are interested in finding out more you can also visit www.thewholisticpicture.com
Melissa Sanders obtained her Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Carlow University in 2017, in addition to completing a 3-year long Structural Family Therapy training.
She is currently in the process of working toward her license in Professional Counseling. Melissa has years of experience working directly with families and individuals, as well as supervising teams of clinicians who conduct therapy within the community.
Melissa’s therapy work is trauma-informed and family-focused. She believes trauma and other life events effect the entire family, not just one member of that family. Families adapt to their environment through the development of patterns that then lead to them feeling stuck, in some cases. Through utilization of SFT tools, Melissa believes in involving as many members as possible to assist the family in creating the change they want to see within their family unit. She believes in working with, not doing for, families that are committed to change.
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.
Krista has taken a hiatus with Peace of Time while she is pursuing her education goals. Her return is planned for the summer of 2020!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.