• Embracing Winter
  • Winter Wellness With the Academy Team Podcast
  • Planning for Winter Client/Provider Worksheet
  • Practices for Wellness Cheat Sheet
  • Winter Self-Care Journal Prompt

Winter Wellness Resource Pack

For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, the winter season is quickly approaching (or already here). Winter looks and feels differently for everyone, and as mental health professionals we notice that it can be a difficult time for us and/or our clients. This resource pack has tips, tricks, and interventions for both you and your clients to get prepped and ready to tackle this winter.

We've also included our informative podcast episode and blog post, to make it as easy as possible for you to access all of our winter wellness content. (No need to have more tabs open than necessary!)
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Stephanie Batts


Stephanie received an M.A. in Professional Counseling from McKendree University in Illinois, and recently received a post-graduate certificate in Couple Therapy. She is also a Certified Brainspotting Practitioner. Stephanie began her career helping teens and their families in crisis situations. Later, she worked at a community mental health facility serving both mental health and substance abuse clients.

Stephanie has worked with a diverse population of individuals, couples, and families. She is passionate about creating resources for clients that are helpful tools in utilizing integrative practices for a variety of issues. Stephanie believes in a holistic approach and in her clinical work uses a combination of counseling techniques such as brainspotting, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, meditation, solution focused, self-awareness, and much more.

Laurel Sims-Stewart

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Laurel is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a background in art therapy and sits on the Kentucky Art Therapy Association board. She is the recipient of the 2019 Bridge to Light award for Child Counseling and Support. In her work with the Academy, Laurel assists in content production, development, and training.

Laurel specializes in the treatment of trauma, anxiety, mood disorders, and life stage transitions. Throughout her time in practice, she has always gravitated toward an integrative, insight-based approach. She utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness and meditation, psychoeducation, and expressive techniques. She encourages all of her clients to take an active role in writing the narrative of their life by including elements of mind, body, and spirit throughout.
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Juniper Owens


Juniper holds certifications in various therapeutic approaches, including EMDR, grief therapy, and Crisis and Suicide First Response. Her clinical expertise includes a range of therapeutic approaches, particularly in the treatment of anxiety and crisis work.

Rozlyn Newman


Rozlyn's education in psychology and correctional rehabilitation inspired her interest in integrative care. She assists the Academy in presenting a cohesive, inviting introduction to integrative mental health.