therapist & health coach
Camilla Coakley, LCSW, CPT, CHC
Holistic Psychotherapist, Health Coach & Pers. Trainer
Founder & Owner of SoundMind/SoundBody Therapy
Hi there! I'm so glad you are here exploring our backgrounds. It really is essential to find a good fit, a good connection, when choosing a therapist.
Let me tell you a bit about my personal history. For a very long time I did not know what feeling good felt like; I had grown so used to feeling depleted, that I didn't realize how horrible I felt. I actually believed that feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, anxious and, at times, depressed were just my normal. Everyday felt like I was swimming up stream. I believed, albeit falsely, that this was just as good as it was gonna get for me.
I didn't experience relief until 1.) I made significant (and lasting) shifts in my diet 2.) I began working out for my mind (instead of just for my waistline), and 3.) I started seeing a therapist.
This relief didn't happen right away, but over time it was as if a heavy, dark veil began to dissolve until it was completely gone. What I felt, and still feel, is a sense of wellbeing, a wellness that I didn't even know was possible, let alone something I could have as my new normal.
It was an odyssey of starts and stops. I spent a lot of time and a lot money looking for that "magic bullet" that would "cure" me once and for all. Guess what? This was totally the wrong attitude to have. My attachment to the idea of a quick fix is ironically why it took me a decade to feel better. The metaphor I learned in childhood finally sunk in-- it's the tortoise, not the hare that wins the race.
This lesson has since become my philosophy: the choices you make daily can either be like compound interest-- building you a solid wellness bank account or your choices can have the opposite effect-- depleting your reserves, leading to emotional and physical illness.
The behaviors that lead us to feeling our best are often the ones that we have the most resistance to. Support is imperative for success. Reliable support is what helped me to overcome the physical and emotional obstacles that kept getting in my way of feeling better.
My approach is an upgrade to traditional therapy. The results of my method can provide a stunning boost in your sense of self-worth, self-confidence and your sense of emotional and physical well-being. I look forward to connecting!
I earned my Bachelors from Cornell University, my Masters from Columbia University, my personal training & health coach certifications from the American Council of Exercise and my certification as a mental health integrative medicine provider from the Mental Health Integrative Medicine Institute.
I paid my way through graduate school working as a personal trainer in New York City. I led boot camps and individual training sessions in central park. It was while training clients that it became clear that I was offering clients much more than a workout. I was also providing my clients with the attention they needed to open up and work through the life challenges that were getting in their way of feeling their best. This was the seed that would years later, sprout my integrated mental wellness private practice.
Before starting my private practice, I worked at the Palo Alto VA Hospital. First as a clinician in the inpatient psychiatry ward and then as the director of the MOVE Weight Management Program-- a behavioral medicine clinic dedicated to helping Veterans lose weight. It was during my time at the VA that I realized that healing both the body and the mind are essential to lasting health and wellness. Veterans looking for a quick solution repeatedly came back to my clinic until they were ready to dedicate the time and commitment needed to make lasting positive change. It was here that I further cultivated my skill and realized my passion in taking a holistic mind-body approach to helping clients work through issues of the past and move forward to living healthier, happier lives.
Jenn Turek, LCSW,CHC
Holistic Psychotherapist & Health Coach
Hello! I am so excited to have the opportunity to tell you a little about myself and how I can help you become the best version of you! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Nationally Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, and have experience working with both children, adolescents and adults. I am passionate that each and every one of us matters and has a purpose in this life. By combining my clinical training and my integrative and holistic health coaching, I will help you get to the place where you want to be.
Throughout my life, I have had the ups and downs and the trial and errors that we all have. The thing that has become evident to me, is that wellness and health is not about the size that's sewn into the back of my pants. It is so much more than this. It is connection with others. It is feeding my body whole foods. It is moving my body. It is using my breath to find my balance. It is listening to my fears, because within those pesky words that try to hold me back, is exactly the thing that I need to move towards. And it’s never thinking that it’s too late to start something new.
I consider myself a lifelong learner and am always excited to add strategies or techniques to my knowledge base that will be helpful to you during our sessions. We are all unique individuals. What resonates with one person, may not be helpful to the next. I am always willing to think outside the box and figure out what is best for you.
I think it is important to work from a strength based perspective. Sure, we have all had moments in our life when it’s hard to see those strengths, but we all have them! I will help you find those strengths and past successes and we will use them to help you move forward.
CHANGE IS HARD, FOR EVERYONE! But by creating small steps and building on them, little by little, your small successes grow into your big successes. I believe in self compassion and positive self talk, movement and breath, nurturing and nourishing your body and mind.
Thank you for taking the time to begin this journey with me. I’m so honored to have the opportunity to work with you.
Loren Hall, CNC, CNHP
Nutritional Counselor & Homeopathic Practicioner
Loren Hall is a Certified Natural Health Practitioner and Certified Nutritional Consultant. Loren is passionate about living and thriving by natural means. She has worked and studied in the field of Natural Health and Nutrition for over 12 years and brings a unique approach to uncovering and approaching disharmony within the body by using Quest 4 Electro-Dermal Screening.
Quest 4 is a computer based program that identifies areas within the body that are in and out of balance. Loren will
then create an individualized program tailored to your body’s specific needs.
Loren works with clients of all ages and specializes in weight loss and weight management, uncovering food sensitivities, allergies, restoring gut health, Lyme Disease, colon and bowel disorders, inflammatory
conditions, depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, meal planning and health education.
Nora Wright, LSW, CLC
Holistic Psychotherapist & Sound Healing Practitioner
Welcome! If you are here, I know it is because you are looking for more. I am grateful for the opportunity to introduce myself and share what ‘more’ in therapy means to me.
As a young person, I found an interest in the mind-body-spirit connection. In high school, I studied meditation and practiced yoga. At Scripps College, I majored in world religions, and concluded that wellbeing comes, not from a cognitive understanding of love or peace, but from an experience of those things. That lived experience emerges from within us and stretches beyond us.
More than a decade and a half later, I am a psychotherapist and life coach, drawing from both traditional and complementary therapeutic approaches to enhance well-being and improve communication and connection in key relationships. I work with adults, couples, and parents of young children facing life transitions and unexpected challenges.
My therapeutic approach combines mind-body-spirit wellness and resiliency through Pravada Shamanic Sound Healing. The authentic use of one’s own sound early on in session creates a deep state of relaxation, making it easier to release fear and grief, in order to create the life you really want. Pravada Shamanic Sound Healing provides a powerful therapeutic experience of self-trust that enhances and restores inner peace through greater awareness and self-acceptance.
I base my work with couples on the evidence-based research of the Gottman Relationship Institute as well as on the Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) created by Dr. Sue Johnson.
Having taught Kundalini yoga for more than ten years, my classes integrate live harp and flute music to restore the body’s balance. In collaboration with Bachan Kaur, I offer kirtans -- healing music concerts, meditations and personal development workshops in the U.S. and Mexico. I trained with Eduardo Osegueda of Fuerza Integral in Mexico and have a daily Qi Gong practice.
Whether I see individuals or couples, relationships are at the core of our sense of wellbeing. Enhancing family health promotes personal growth, while finding peace and insight as individuals helps heal our family systems.
I have trained and worked as a communication coach and mediator, while serving as a teaching assistant at the Harvard Program on Negotiation. I am the co-founder of the Family Hive of West Chester. The Family Hive prepares new families to enjoy a calm and confident birth, and to thrive as a couple in early parenthood through the Bringing Baby Home program. Bringing Baby Home is an evidence based and research tested program that prepares new parents for the predictably stressful transition from childless couple to family.
I am an integrated psychotherapist and bring to my practice a blend of traditional and holistic approaches. I have a Masters Degree in Social Work from West Chester University with a focus on counseling, and a Masters Degree in Urban Planning from Cornell University. I hold a certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy and have received focused training on processing grief and loss, including studying complicated grief through Columbia University’s Center for Complicated Grief. As a couples’ therapist, I have trained with EFT founder, Dr. Sue Johnson and at the Gottman Institute for Relationships.
I have extensive training in mindfulness and yoga practices, having lived and studied at spiritual retreat center and eco-village the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland. In 2012, I began an apprenticeship to Pravada Shamanic Sound Healing Practitioner founder and director Nina Umai Spiro. Her unique approach has provided me with many years of one-on-one teaching and supervision. I am a founding member of the Center for Spiritual Ecology in Huatusco, Mexico. The Center focuses on cloud forest, and personal, restoration. We offer workshops on meditation, sound healing and cultivating a deeper connection to the natural world.