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.
Wholeness does not mean perfection: it means embracing brokenness as an integral part of life. --Parker J. Palmer
Peponi Wellness integrates neurobiological science, clinical research,
and evidence-based practices with values, strengths, and spirituality.
Healing Mind & Spirit
Integrating science with values and strengths
with openness to your inner resources.
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.
Mary Kay Rehard, MSW, LCSW
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.
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.
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)
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
Time management and executive functioning skills
Meditation and mindfulness
Mary Kay currently offers psychotherapy services by Telehealth / Telemedicine ONLY.