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HEALING MIND & SPIRIT

strengths-based and mindful 

Psychotherapy for adults and adolescents.

Serving individuals, couples, and families.

 * Currently offering Telehealth services ONLY. We have 3 years of experience using HIPAA-compliant virtual methods of delivering effective psychotherapy online.

 * Not accepting new clients at this time.

By appointment only. 

Not accepting new clients

at this time.

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Hours

Wholeness does not mean perfection: it means embracing brokenness as an integral part of life. --Parker J. Palmer

Promoting Wellness

Peponi Wellness integrates neurobiological science, clinical research,
and evidence-based practices with values, strengths, and spirituality.

Peponi Wellness invites you

to look inward, trusting yourself, and drawing upon inner wisdom.

Peponi Wellness supports you to reflect on your own values,

strengths, and spirituality

to promote healing and growth.

Information for

new clients is here

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are here

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Healing Mind & Spirit

Integrating science with values and strengths

Evidence-based practices
with openness to your inner resources.

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Individual Psychotherapy

Across the lifespan

Counseling for adults

and adolescents.

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Couples & Family Therapy

Love is love.

Families grow in many ways
and face many challenges.
We welcome all.

For more information, please call ‪312.447.9709‬.

Mental Health
with Spirit

Mary Kay Rehard, MSW, LCSW

Psychotherapist.

With skills and experience in trauma healing, Mary Kay treats individuals, couples, and families. She begins with each client’s unique strengths and goals, drawing on their values to help increase resilience and improve relationships.

THERAPEUTIC APPROACH

Therapy is an opportunity to work together and discover inner resources to promote healing, growth, and recovery. Mary Kay approaches every client and family with humility, compassion, and respect. She provides client-centered, evidence-based psychotherapy for clients and families with diverse needs, challenges, and diagnoses. Mary Kay encourages and supports clients to make use of the resources provided by their faith tradition and spirituality, as appropriate.

 

SPECIAL POPULATIONS

With a strong commitment to promoting social justice and cross-cultural understanding, Mary Kay has lived overseas in Africa, Asia, and Europe. She brings that personal experience of living overseas to her work with refugees and immigrants, veterans and active military clients. Mary Kay has helped clients and families in law enforcement and working as first responders, as well as families impacted by the opioid crisis. Mary Kay has worked with teens and adults in the LGBTQIA+ communities.

 

EFFECTIVE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

Mary Kay teaches and supports clients to develop skills for improved resilience, coping, interpersonal communication, conflict resolution, stress and anger management, executive functioning, self-care, sleep, and exercise.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Mary Kay Rehard, LCSW, holds a Bachelor’s degree from Xavier University and a Master of Social Work degree from University of Cincinnati, where she specialized in direct practice and mental health with a focus on trauma healing. Mary Kay has had her own private practice since 2016, with intensive training in diverse settings and populations, including older adults, veterans, youth and families. She is qualified to provide clinical supervision to licensed social workers in training.

Areas of Specialty and Expertise:

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

  • Exposure Therapy

  • Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT)

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), trauma, abuse, and neglect

  • Depression and mood disorders

  • Anxiety and panic disorder

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Chronic pain and chronic health conditions

  • End of life, bereavement, grief, and loss

  • Coping and stress management skills

  • Interpersonal communication and active listening skills

  • Anger management and conflict resolution skills

  • Parenting skills

  • Time management and executive functioning skills

  • Meditation and mindfulness
     

Mary Kay currently offers psychotherapy services by Telehealth / Telemedicine ONLY.

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