Meet the Team

Sarah Senita, PMHNP-BC, CNP, RN, MSN

Certified Nurse Practitioner

Sarah Senita is a Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and owner of Bluestone Vitality, LLC.  She started working at The Ohio State University Medical Center as a nurses aide at 19 years old while she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  She graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in June of 2006.  She passed her Registered Nursing licensure exam that same month, and then started working in the Cardiac ICU at The Ohio State University Medical Center.  She started her Master of Science in Nursing, and quickly realized that she was much more passionate about psychiatric nursing than cardiac, and she changed her graduate studies to psychiatric nursing.  She graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing June 2010, also from The Ohio State University. She became a Certified Nurse Practitioner in the State of Ohio September 2010.  There is only one Outstanding Student Award in Psychiatric Nursing that is given out in graduation per class, and she was awarded this in both her Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science degrees.  

Her first nurse practitioner job was at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland Ohio where she worked in a large psychiatry department treating rather significantly mentally ill clients from the surrounding communities.  Sarah kept in touch with a psychiatrist that she did a clinical rotation with during her graduate degree, and that psychiatrist ended up recruiting Sarah to move back to Columbus and work with her managing the detox unit at Ohio State‚Äôs Talbot Hall.  Later, Sarah was recruited to work in a private psychiatric hospital doing private practice.  She became a contractor through Dublin Springs Hospital, and November 2012 she created Bluestone Vitality, LLC.  November of 2012 Sarah also obtained her Certified Addictions Registered Nurse Advanced Practice (CARN-AP) Certification. Since then, Bluestone Vitality has grown into a team of providers who are just as passionate about treating mental wellness issues in clients as she is.  

“I strongly believe that every person has the ability to grow, change and heal. I use medications as a foundation to help chemically balance clients, and then we use therapy to help elevate wellness within relationships to others and self. But it is the spiritual therapy and work that brings the highest levels of wellness and transcendence.” Sarah will begin her apprenticeship with Christian de la Huerta to become a transformational breathwork practitioner in the Spring of 2020. It takes 1-2 years to complete the apprenticeship. Sarah has participated in several transformational breathwork sessions with Christian, and reports rapid healing and spiritual growth with each session.

Spiritual Affirmation: “Awaken your courage, and transcend your wellness.” Sarah considers herself spiritual, without any religious affiliation. Sarah uses Buddhist principles in session. She will perform meditation sessions with clients upon request.

Kari Rich, LMT

Business and Operations Manager, Licensed Massage Therapist

Kari found her passion for mind-body therapies while living in Boulder, Colorado. There, she followed her own path to healing and discovered her passion for bodywork. In 2016, she returned to her home state of Ohio to begin her training at The American Institute of Alternative Medicine. Her focus there included Neuromuscular Therapy, Swedish, and deep tissue massage. She graduated with Cum Lade honors from their Western Massage Therapy program. Kari is especially passionate about Emotional Release Therapy. She believes the human body holds onto its life experiences and trauma in the myofascial system. Massage therapy is a powerful way to release repressed psychological and emotional tension, in addition to the physical tension we presently feel. She uses an integrated approach of vibrational therapies and bodywork. She values providing a safe environment for her clients to discover and express themselves fully to release long-held tension. Kari is trained in Neuromuscular Therapy, cupping, Swedish, deep tissue, sports massage, aromatherapy, and prenatal massage. She also offers unique vibrational therapies using crystals and singing bowls to help the body find balance.

Jessica Bandy, MSSA

Jessica is a Spiritual Teacher, Counselor, and Healer. With a unique synthesis of spiritual wisdom, therapeutic knowledge, and healing/energetic mastery, she offers her teachings and services to awaken, uplift, and empower others to embrace their fullest potential. 

Jessica holds a master’s degree from Case Western Reserve University and has served in a variety of clinical settings as a professional licensed counselor. She has a variety of certifications in the healing modalities, including Karuna and Usui Reiki and Multi-Dimensional Healing Master Teacher. In addition, she holds two spiritual ordinations. She has been teaching, healing, and providing sessions for 12 years.

Jessica offers several services to support you on your path. Through Counseling, Transformational Coaching, Meditation Instruction, and Healing sessions, she will guide you and help you to embrace and connect with your true self. She will help you to chart the course to your highest potential and your most fulfilling life. That which is free, joyful, loving, peaceful, and easy.

Sara McNiel, MS, LCDC-III

Chemical Dependency Counselor, Equine Assisted Therapies

Sara McNeil graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and a Master of Science in Business Psychology. She began her career as a therapist in a local treatment center helping others on their path to recovery.  As a therapist Sara uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques, Gestalt principles, meditation, and mindfulness techniques to assist her clients with maintaining sobriety and obtaining their optimal wellness. She will perform family therapy with clients who have been diagnosed with a substance use health issue. She values holistic approaches to wellness.

Sara was introduced to horses as a young child, and by 10 years old she realized she had fallen in love with horses and knew her relationship and work with horses would be life long. Her love of horses compounded with her passion for helping others drove her interest in Equine Assisted Therapy. She has been conducting Equine Assisted Therapies for over 5 years at a local stable. Sara is excited to be part of the Bluestone Vitality team to combine her therapy techniques and equine expertise to help clients heal and obtain their optimal wellness.


Therapy Dog

I’m a three year old Maltese that can be shy at first, but once I warm up to you, you have a friend for life!


Therapy Dog

I’m a one year old Maltese that is very excited to meet everyone that comes to the center! I’m still learning manners so sometimes I might sneak in a puppy kiss when you’re not expecting it!