Healing Body, Mind, And Spirit!

“Traumatized people chronically feel unsafe inside their bodies: . . . Their bodies. . . bombarded by visceral warning signs, . . . they often become expert at ignoring their gut feelings and in numbing awareness of what is played out inside. They learn to hide from themselves.” (p.97)” -B. van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score
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Healing Body, Mind, And Spirit!

I'm glad you're here. Everyone deserves the gift of therapy. You deserve to make sense of the things in your life that are not making sense. Whatever your struggles, let's work together to help you feel more balanced and more engaged in your life. My approach to therapy is client-centered and trauma informed: I believe clients are the experts on their lives and determine the direction and depth of therapy. I employ an Integrative approaches from multiple approaches to help clients identify strengths and to develop treatment plans that accomplish their goals. Some clients may find they need short-term therapy. In these situations, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) may be used. SFBT strategies help clients to set goals and visualize what areas may be preventing them from moving forward in a current situation. Others may find they need more in-depth guidance, in these instances Cognitive Behavior therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and/ or Internal Family Systems (IFS) may be applied. Through the use of (CBT), clients replace negative or dysfunctional thoughts and behaviors and replace them with more realistic positive thoughts and behaviors. Clients may find through applying (CBT) practices that a change in thinking, self-talk can lead to a change in behaviors and more self-compassion. Applying (EMDR), clients begin the process of healing traumatic memories while building a more positive self-concept with self and others. (IFS) may be applied along with other approaches to help the client to gain deeper self-awareness and to understand how thoughts and emotions protect them from further traumatization or harm. It can also help you to learn how to manage emotional triggers and how to communicate better with others. Outside of my work as a therapist, I am working to become a Trauma Conscious Yoga Teacher (TCY) and a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). I enjoy spending time with my husband and family. I also enjoy reading, biking, practicing yoga, and traveling to new places learning about different cultures. Reach out today, you're worth the time! Warmest Regards, Rhea
Rhea Lester
Behavioral Health Therapist
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Attachment Issues
  • Communication Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dissociation
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Mindfulness
  • Panic Disorders
  • PTSD
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Work Stress
  • Compassion Fatigue


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Trauma Focused
  • Coaching
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Psychotherapy
  • Somatic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Compassion Focused
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
  • Integrative Therapy
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Oxford
  • Out of Pocket
  • Oscar
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
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