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’s 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.
Heather Thiel MSN, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP, APRN, RN
Certified Nurse Practitioner
Heather Thiel is a Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Heather has been a Registered Nurse since 2001. Heather completed her Associate of Science in Nursing and Associate of Arts in Humanities degrees from Mercer County Community College in Trenton NJ in 2001. Heather worked at a local hospital in obstetrics until 2003 when she relocated to Columbus Ohio to work as a nurse at The Ohio State University Medical Center. Heather worked on a correctional health care unit comprising of both medical surgical and step down beds. While working full time Heather competed her Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree from The Ohio State University in 2007 and her Masters of Science in Nursing degree from The Ohio State University in 2017.
In 2017, after obtaining her Nurse Practitioner license, Heather left Ohio State University Medical Center and started working for a local community mental health and substance use outpatient clinic where she continues to work currently. In 2018 Heather obtained her Certified Addictions Registered Nurse Advanced Practice certification (CARN-AP).
Heather is excited to be part of the team at Bluestone Vitality! She strives to meet clients where they are, and then work together to help navigate to where they want to be.
Spiritual Affirmation: Heather considers herself spiritual, without any religious affiliation.
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.
Carly Hager, RN
Yoga Instructor, Registered Nurse
Carly currently works as a nurse caring for individuals who have mental health and addiction issues. Carly received her Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Ohio University Zanesville in 2004 and obtained her 200 hour yoga instructor certification in June 2019 through Corepower Yoga. In January 2012, Carly began her own journey of recovering from addiction and currently uses her own experiences to help others who are struggling with addiction. In 2013, Carly created a hygiene bag outreach, which is now a non-profit organization, called Reaching for the Shining Starz, which helps women who may be victims of sex trafficking or struggling with addiction.
Carly began practicing yoga in 2014 and appreciates how it has enhanced her spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical well being. She is grateful for the ability to pass that gift along to others.
Spiritual Affirmation: Carly considers herself spiritual, without any religious affiliation. Carly will perform physical assists during yoga to help deepen the practice upon the client’s agreement.
Kari Rich, LMT
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.
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