Counseling & Psychotherapy
Yoga & Meditation
Michelle McComb, MA, LCPC, E-RYT
Counseling & Psychotherapy Michelle brings warmth and presence to her work with clients. She believes that our basic nature as human beings is open, loving, and wise. She seeks to support the re-emergence of these qualities, and to support clients in developing a more loving and accepting relationship with themselves. She appreciates that life is challenging and often painful, and to learn how to be a good friend to ourselves is one of the most important and healing things we can do.
Mindfulness-Based Therapy combines training in mindfulness with traditional clinical interventions. The aim of mindfulness-based therapy is to help individuals develop a healthier relationship with their thoughts and emotions, and to develop greater insight into the root or cause of their suffering. To better understand the habits of the mind, we need to develop the skills of mindfulness to be able to observe and stay present to what is arising moment- to-moment. The practice of mindfulness teaches us how to do this. We begin to develop a more loving and accepting relationship with ourselves which gives us the strength and willingness to open up to the difficult, problematic and vulnerable parts of ourselves that we often avoid and feel very disconnected from. Once we make the courageous choice to examine ourselves honestly, we can see with clarity the unhealthy patterns of thinking and behavior that are keeping us stuck. Through this insight we can begin to make conscious and mindful choices that support our values and intentions, and allow for healing and transformation to occur.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches. To date, EMDR has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress.
Michelle is currently offering individual therapy to adults only (18+). She requests an initial phone consultation (free of charge) to determine if her services are an appropriate match for your needs and goals. To schedule a consult please contact her by email at
Mindfulness Training. Mindfulness is a way of learning how to relate directly to your life. It teaches us how to become more aware, patient and present to whatever is happening in our lives, with less reactivity and judgment. We begin to feel more calm, centered and focused in everyday life. Through the practice of mindfulness we become more skillfull at dealing with challenges and develop greater acceptance of ourselves and others. Through learning to connect and be present with interest and acceptance, we develop greater understanding and compassion.
Cultivating Mindfulness of Body, Heart and Mind
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For more information contact Michelle by email or by phone at 967-3700.
Day-Long Mindfulness Retreat
Keeping it simple- A daylong retreat to inspire stillness, reflection and insight
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Susan Mirisola, RYT
Reiki, which means Universal life force, is an ancient Japanese practice that is safe for people (and animals) of all ages. Reiki is the practice of moving energy through the body to heal and balance the energy centers and bodily systems. It is a gentle, non-invasive, deeply-relaxing experience in which the practitioner places her hands just above, or lightly on the client's body. The client rests fully-clothed and covered on a comfortable table. During the session, Universal energy moves from the practitioner's hands into the client's body, releasing toxins, stress, pain, and old emotional patterns, while inviting the body to heal itself on a cellular level. Afterwards, the client often experiences a sense of rested peacefulness that may last for days. Healing continues long after the session is has ended. With the balancing of the body's Chakra's or energy wheels, and the the release of toxic energy and stress, the client's system is then more open, light and aligned with the Universal energy, providing a sense of well-being and an ease in living.
Yoga- Susan is an Iyengar-trained yoga teacher, and one of the instructors at Village Yoga. She is currently offering 2 group classes a week as well as Individual Yoga. Susan enjoys offering Individual yoga and the art of tailoring the sessions to meet the specific needs of the student. To veiw Susan's teaching schedule and a description of her classes visit Village Yoga's website
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Andrea Stevevs, MAOM, Lic. Ac.
Acupuncture is an ancient healing system from China that is based on the basic theory of Chinese medicine – that the flow of energy throughout the body is essential for our health. Any disruption to the flow of this energy (Qi) in our channels can cause disease and pain within the body. During an acupuncture treatment very fine needles are gently inserted at specific points on the body. This process restores balance and health by stimulating movement of energy within the body, and improving the body’s ability to correct imbalances and fight disease. It can be used for a wide range of health conditions, including relief of acute symptoms to management of chronic problems. Common issues treated are pain, fatigue, headaches, digestive, respiratory and gynecological and autoimmune disorders.
Chinese Herbal Medicine along with acupuncture, is part of an integrated system of Chinese medicine that has been practiced for over 3000 years.
Chinese Herbal Medicine is a natural and gentle way to enhance the body's ability to cope with stress and heal from injury or illness. It can be used alone or in conjunction with acupuncture treatment and other therapies, and can safely complement Western medical treatment or reduce its side effects. Herbs are used especially to strengthen and build the body's constitution in deficient, weakened conditions. In addition, they also have many other actions on the body, such as helping to quickly fight a cold or stop bleeding, eliminate abdominal bloating or relieving constipation, as a few examples. There are thousands of herbs in the Chinese pharmacopeia, consisting of plants, minerals and animal products. Chinese herbs are usually combined into formulas containing anywhere from 3 to 20 herbs. These combinations are designed to augment the actions or to ameliorate adverse effects of certain herbs in the formula.
Massage (Myofascial) Therapy is a deep yet soothing massage, it involves specific techniques of stretching and spreading the fascia (connective tissue that envelopes the muscle). These techniques are applied with the goal of removing restrictions that cause limited mobility, postural distortion, poor cellular nutrition, pain, and a variety of other dysfunctions. During the treatment, the therapist is able to feel subtle restrictions in the movement of fascial tissues and "the letting go" or "melting" that occurs as the tissue elongates and become more pliable. The stretching of tissues and the heat imparted by the therapist's hands are thought to help produce a more fluid consistency of fascial tissues, which allows them to lengthen more easily. As the tissues stretch, adhesions or "knots" within the tissues are freed and provides greater flexibility, balance, and ease of movement in the body.
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- Therapeutic Massage
Rachel Pelletier, LMT
Reflexology is a science with origins dating back to Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. Paintings discovered at the Physician’s tomb in Saqqara, Egypt are thought to illustrate a reflexology treatment taking place. The healing art deals with the premise that there are zones and reflex areas in the feet and hands which correspond to all body parts. The physical act of applying specific pressure using thumb, finger and hand techniques result in stress reduction, which causes physiological change in the body.
Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is an ancient healing art rediscovered in Japan by Dr. Mikao Usui. One of the greatest Reiki healing health benefits is stress reduction and relaxation, which triggers the body’s natural healing abilities, and improves and maintains health.
Reiki therapy is gentle, safe, non-intrusive universal life force healing energy. The simple method of light touch of the hands on or slightly above the body stimulate the body’s healing ability at the deepest level. It assists in removing the physical and emotional blockages that have been causing illness or upset. Reiki Practitioners do not massage or use manipulation.
Reiki helps to bring balance and harmony to the body and promotes a sense of overall well-being.
Reiki Cerification Training Rachel teaches Reiki certification classes. Learn to practice Reiki for self-treatment and use as your spiritual practice of healing, or train to become a practitioner. Reiki is easy to learn and practice. Classes are offered to anyone who has a desire to learn this ancient healing technique.
Therapeutic Massage is beneficial to people of all ages, enhances wellness, healing and relaxation. Gentle techniques involve the manual manipulation of soft tissues of the body. The goal or intention of massage may be to reduce stress, to prevent and alleviate pain and discomfort and move body fluids, to nourish cells and enhance overall health and wellbeing.
Customized sessions using a variety of techniques are offered to best fit your needs, areas of focus and desired outcome. Those techniques are Swedish Massage, LaStone Therapy, Oncology Massage, Raindrop Therapy and Massage Cupping.
All of these modalities are ancient healing arts to help balance, heal and nurture the body, mind and spirit.
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Village Yoga is situated alongside of The Center for Mindful Health. Co-founded in 2009 by Michelle McComb and Elizabeth Spahr, it is known as a friendly and welcoming studio, that has grown into a warm community of like-hearted people that share a passion for yoga. We believe that yoga can be practice and enjoyed by everyone, regardless of age and physical condition. Our aim is to encourage and support your unique potential and to help you in finding the classes, teachers, and approaches that will best honor your needs and goals. We offer classes 7 days a week for all levels of ability, including an ongoing, drop-in beginner class.
Group Instruction- We are currently offering Kripalu, Vinyasa, Mindfulness-Based Vinyasa, Hatha, Restorative, Yoga and Cancer, Pilates, and a monthly Feldenkrais. We offer 21 group classes a week and ongoing workshops to create the opportunities for developing greater depth in both the practice and study of yoga. To view our complete class schedule and class descriptions, visit our website
Individual Instruction- Individual yoga sessions provide the opportunity to receive one-on-one instruction and guidance. The sessions are designed to specifically meet your needs, and can be very fruitful for those who are recovering from illness and/or injury, those who are new to yoga, or for those looking to deepen their existing practice and skills. Individual sessions can be scheduled in any of the styles we offer. We also offer a special yoga program specifically designed for strengthening and healing the back.