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Le Center for Health & Wellness (LCHW) is an integrated healthcare organization. We are a one-stop center, offering various services to achieve optimal health. Our services include Mental Health Therapy, Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), Mental Health Evaluations and Mindfulness Meditation. Our clinicians focuses on holistic health care, treating and healing the whole person. Most importantly, identifying the root causes and underlying issues. Improve your quality of life, invest in your physical, mental and social well-being . Our team will guide you through the process to better health.
We strive to empower and encourage people to seek health and wellness services early on. Everyone deserves to live a happy and healthy life! LCHW's policy is to treat all patients with compassion and respect.
Excellent customer service! Not my first time seeking help, this has been by far the best experience I've had. I definitely see progress in my mood and energy after just a few sessions.
Madeline, thank you for all that you have done to help me on my journey to making change in my life. Your support and guidance has helped me overcome struggles I truly did not believe I could ever get past.
Thank you to the entire team for all of your help. Iris has been a very big help to me. I am happy to have found such a caring, genuine, extremely experienced/knowledgeable and helpful therapist to guide me. I needed to find clarity and you supported me along the way.
I reached out to over ten different therapist, I ended up scheduling with Dr. Anne Farina. I have struggled with depression for years. It was challenging to even get out of bed on some days. I have been doing much better, with the help of Dr. Farina. She has helped me with learning how to manage my feelings. I have more productive, happy days than ever before. I'm glad I chose Dr. Farina. It has been life changing.
We offer a free 15 minute phone consultation with one of our therapists for anyone who would like to do so prior to scheduling their initial appointment. Before the appointment, the client will fill out new client intake paperwork. The initial appointment is typically one therapeutic hour (45 minutes). The initial session with the therapist will be different from future sessions. The initial session is used for the client and therapist to get to know each other and get an idea of how to proceed. Future visits will be more therapeutic in nature and focused on the treatment plan and goals.
Dr. Anne Farina has 12 years of experience in the mental health field. She earned her MSW and PhD at Saint Louis University. She has been involved with community-based research and intervention research projects. Dr. Farina has experience working with adults, children and adolescents from a variety of backgrounds. Her main areas of practice include trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, chronic stress, attachment, family therapy and perinatal mental health.
I believe in a connection between mind and body and view mental health as a balance in this connection. My main approach for working with people impacted by trauma and developmental wounds is Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. This approach helps clients reconnect with their bodies and find balance with the connection between mind and body, restoring a somatic sense of self. Clients also explore the ways that early life experiences and past relationships have shaped beliefs and how those beliefs cause challenges with current life and relationships. My work is guided by principles of anti-oppressive practice, acknowledging how complex issues such power, oppression, and powerlessness can impact our lives.
My work with families and children/adolescents focuses on self-regulation, relationship building, and attachment. The models used include Structured Sensory Interventions, Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics, Theraplay, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment, Somatic Soothing and Play Therapy. I developed Somatic Soothing to help children regulate their bodies, thoughts, and emotions to function at home and at school. - Dr. Farina
Cristi Soiya, MA, LPC, LISAC, NCC
Cristi earned her Master of Arts Degree from Ottawa University and Post-Graduate Training from the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute. She provides diagnostic assessment and treatment for adults, children and adolescents integrating the biological, psychological, and social factors within a patient-centered care modality. She is passionate about mental healthcare and providing the best clinical outcomes for clients and their needs. In her years specializing in psychotherapy, consultations, and evaluations; stages of change, treatment to recovery, with individual, couples and family sessions she has helped people with a wide range of obstacles to overcome. She is committed to helping her clients realize their full potential.
Cristi is here to help get individual’s life back on the course they want it to be on and allow people to rediscover what brings them joy and happiness in their life. Whether they’re dealing with Relational Issues, Stress, Anxiety, Childhood and Adult Mental Health Disorders, Depression, ADD and ADHD, Bipolar and Mood Disorders, Panic, OCD, Learning Disabilities or Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, and Trauma/PTSD, it is important to know that there is hope for a better tomorrow. Together, she will work with clients to leave behind the struggles they face today and equip them with the tools to move onward to a future of happiness and success.
"The essence of my practice is based on the Principles of Compassion, Dignity, and Respect. No matter what you are going through today, I am here to help until you are happy with the direction your life is heading. I believe that happiness and fulfillment are possible for everyone, and through therapy, you will learn strategies to more effectively address the challenges you face. Contact me today if you are ready to start working towards the life you want. Together, we can get you there. Psychotherapy is a gift; to take time to learn about who you are- with a purpose and a plan. You are welcome to experience a renewal at any stage of life…in any season. Are you ready to take the next step?" - Cristi Soiya
Manny has nearly twenty years of experience in the mental health field having worked in hospitals, residential treatment settings and private practice. Manny received his Bachelor's degree in 1991 from the University of Miami and his Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling in 2003 from Nova Southeastern University. He is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and is certified by the National Board of Counselors. He specializes in treating trauma, depression, anxiety disorders, relationship issues, codependency, anger, marriage and family conflict, stress, obsessive compulsive (OCD), bipolar disorder, LGBTQ issues. He is trained in Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Family Systems, Dialectical Behavioral, EMDR, Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), and Attachment-Based Family Therapy. His training in psychodynamic theory serves as the foundation for his eclectic and existential approach to recovery. He views the process of psychotherapy as an ever-evolving mirror to understanding our external world and inner psyche.
Manny is most passionate when he can serve his community. He has been a qualified supervisor since 2006 preparing mental health professionals for their lifelong goals of helping clients and their families. He has been active in raising awareness and funds to treat addiction and severe mental illness among indigent populations, volunteered as a Guardian ad Litem for abused and neglected children, and served on many community planning boards to help make his community a better place to live.
Malika believes, as humans, we have a core strength within us that helps us to power through all our life challenges. However, there are times when we feel overwhelmed with our emotions – be it trauma, anxiety, grief, unhappiness, or anger – and our core strength gets buried amongst the plethora of difficult emotions we are experiencing. In her therapy sessions, she creates a space where she can team up with her clients to process these emotions, learn coping strategies, heal our inner wounds, and bring back our inner strength to the surface.
She believes that therapy is a healthy partnership between the therapist and the client which helps in creating a comfortable and safe environment for the clients to share their challenges. A few of her therapeutic approach includes Internal Family System [IFS], Acceptance and Commitment Therapy [ACT], Motivational Interviewing, [MI], Trauma-Informed Care, and Cognitive Processing Therapy [CPT].
Malika has worked with diverse range of clients and offer therapy for following challenges:
Anxiety [Generalized Anxiety, Panic Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder]
Grief and Loss
Life Challenges [Finding purpose, self-growth, major life transition]
Mood Disorder [Bipolar Disorder I & II]
Distress Tolerance Skills and Strategies
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder [includes but not limited to – Experiencing or Witnessing Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence, Violent accident, Natural disaster and so on.]
Multicultural Therapy [Challenges related to immigration, assimilation]
Malika was born and raised in India, where she completed her Bachelor of Arts with Psychology Honors and moved to United States in 2015 and graduated with Master of Science in Clinical Psychology. Having lived in two different countries, she has gained an insight into the unique set of conflicts and emotional distress that could arise due to immigration, assimilating to a new culture while simultaneously holding onto your own cultural roots, and balancing relationships while still holding onto their authentic self.
“I’ll be happy to answer any questions that you may have and I look forward to working with you!” - Malika Bains, MS, LMHC
Argelia has over 13 years of experience dedicated to providing effective treatment for diverse populations. She earned her Master of International Counseling Psychology at Alliant International University. Her approach is holistic, strength based and goal oriented. Argelia has experience working with adults, children and adolescents from a variety of backgrounds. Her main areas of practice include trauma, PTSD, family systems, perinatal mental health, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties and acculturation.
It is my goal to partner with you during life's challenging moments, find new ways to gain personal insight and develop new coping skills. I utilize a variety of evidence based, therapeutic treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and Play Therapy while tailoring my approach to your specific needs.
In 2015, I was part of a cohort who traveled to Cambodia and taught a class on play therapy at the university in the capital city of Phnom Penh. While there we also visited and worked with children in orphanages. I am personally committed to promoting non-violent responses and providing interventions for successful outcomes.
I have found my work as a therapist extremely rewarding. Besides my professional skills, I have other passions including hiking, camping, and traveling. I also enjoy yoga, which has become part of my self-care.
Please feel free to contact me for any additional information or to set up an appointment. It would be my privilege to assist you in taking the next steps in your personal journey.
- Argelia C.
We offer free 15-minute phone consultation. Our rates range between $130.00-165.00 per therapeutic hour. Our therapists are all out-of-network and non-contracted with any insurance company. Reimbursement is based on your out-of-network outpatient mental health benefits. Any reimbursement will be sent directly to the client. You may request for us to submit claims to the insurance company on your behalf. In addition, we can help check your out-of-network, outpatient mental health benefits.
We offer income-based sliding scale and payment plan options. For payment, we accept HSA, FSA, all major credit cards, debit card and Paypal.