The Personal Wellness Center Staff
Our Mission: We provide a MIND, BODY, and SPIRIT approach to wellness
Our Vision:A healthier and happier community
Our Values:We serve everyone with EXCELLENCE, INTEGRITY and RESPECT.
Veronica Correa, LCSW-C, 200 RYT – Owner, and Clinical Director
Veronica is a licensed clinical social worker, life coach, yoga instructor, and certified hypnotherapist. Veronica earned her master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland and she holds a license as a certified, clinical social worker from the Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners. She has over 20 years of counseling experience, her work focuses on providing guidance for people to break through physical and emotional pain and inspiring them to make healthy choices and to achieve their dreams. Veronica uses innovative, alternative approaches, such as clinical hypnosis, Reiki and energy therapy, mindfulness and yoga, as well as traditional counseling. Her approaches have proved to be a good complement to modern medicine empowering people to get well faster.
Venessa Bowers, LCSW-C, Therapist
Venessa is a licensed certified social worker – clinical, a certified clinical trauma professional, and a Usui/Holy Fire Reiki Master. She specializes in working with children and adults who have been affected by traumatic experiences. She uses creative expression and mindfulness as treatment modalities in her clinical work in conjunction with more traditional therapeutic interventions.
Venessa earned her Master of Arts degree in Communication with an emphasis in Organizational Communication from Purdue University’s West Lafayette, Indiana campus in 2003 and began teaching classes in public speaking and interpersonal communication directly after graduation at Ivy Tech Community College. Venessa completed a second Master’s degree in Social Work at Indiana University in 2010. She relocated to Maryland in 2015 and continues to teach classes in social work at Salisbury University in addition to her clinical work. Venessa is a Maryland Board of Social Workers approved supervisor.
In 2016, Venessa launched the new Book Worms children’s series with, Violet van Bumble’s Big Secret and Billy Ponder’s Wild Imagination; two of the five books in the series. She also released A Magical Duet, a two-story book that is part of the three-part Magical Hearts series. DayDreaming: Naturally Creative Meditations for Children will be released in 2018, along with the third book in the Book Worms series: Sara Jane Siggle’s Smarty Pants and the second book in the Magical Hearts series entitled The Adventures of the Berry Thieves, another two-story release.
Danielle Boyer, LCSW-C, Child/Adolescent and Adult Therapist
Danielle is a Licensed certified social worker- clinical and certified hypnotherapist. She earned her Master’s degree from Temple University in Pennsylvania with an emphasis on health and mental health. Danielle believes that therapy is more successful when you incorporate the ‘whole’ person. By taking an integrative and holistic strengths-based approach to therapy she helps clients find healing and balance with their physical, social, and emotional needs. Danielle has experience working with both children and adults. She has a specialization in maternal mental health and women’s issues specifically postpartum depression, anxiety and other perinatal mood disorders. Danielle incorporates hypnotherapy to help clients struggling with pain management, smoking cessation, stress management, anxiety and trauma.
Carol Ireland, LCSW-C, Therapist
Carol is a licensed certified social worker – clinical with more than 20 years of experience. She received her Master’s degree in Social Work from University of Maryland School of Social Work. She specializes in treating clients with depression, anxiety, and those who are in crisis. She helps clients work through relationship struggles, process and ultimately come to terms with grieving and loss, to manage stress effectively and deal successfully with problems related to the perplexities of aging.
Employing integrated tools and a mind, body spirit approach to wellness, Carol assists clients toward optimum effectiveness, mindfulness and emotional balance and wellbeing. Her style is client centered supportive therapy, which draws from a spectrum of cognitive behavioral, humanistic, and psychodynamic approaches. Carol also uses guided imagery and music to help deepen relaxation, release stress and develop higher level of awareness. With her, you will see yourself beyond your impasses. Carol is currently accepting new clients.
Mehryar “Mike” Tabib, LCSW-C, Therapist
Mehryar “Mike” holds a license as a Certified Social Worker – Clinical in Maryland and Virginia, and in the past, in Colorado. He has been in the Mental Health field since 1984. After completing his Bachelor’s in Psychology from University of Colorado and receiving his Masters in Social Work from Norfolk State University, in Norfolk, Virginia, he began practicing independently in 1993. He uses Neurofeedback, Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy, as well as spiritual counseling to address issues of complex trauma, depression, anxiety, and anger. He works with adults, adolescents and even with children. While in Colorado his practice as an EAP for the Military One Source service, involved treating those returning soldiers stationed at Fort Carson Army Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Catherine Cockey, PMHCNS-BC, Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
Catherine earned her master’s degree in psychiatric nursing from Salisbury University and her undergraduate degrees from the University of Maryland and Mary Washington College. She has had training from the Gestalt Institute in Philadelphia, PA, and is certified in Heart Centered Hypnotherapy from the Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy Institute in Washington state. Catherine uses a variety of approaches, depending on the individual’s needs. She includes somatic techniques and EMDR in the treatment of trauma. Her great desire is to bring healing to those who have been through a traumatic or stressful experience, and then see them overcome their self-limiting beliefs about themselves and the world.
David Mercier, M.S. L.Ac., Acupuncturist
David has been an acupuncturist since 1983 when he graduated with a master’s degree from what is now the Maryland University of Integrative Health. His background includes time spend as a Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka during the 1970’s, a two-year training under renowned psychiatrist Stanislav Grof, M.D. in transpersonal psychology, and the development of an integrative medicine center for the University of Maryland Shore Regional Center which he directed for nine years.
Cinzia Lombardo, Business Operations and Development, RYT®200 Yoga Instructor
A true liberal arts major, Cinzia Lombardo earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pittsburgh in both Italian Language and Literature, and Communication Rhetoric and Theory. She went on to spend 15 successful years in the Staffing and HR Technology sector working in both corporate and start-up companies where she handled multi-national projects with clients ranging from family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 corporations. A transplant to the Eastern Shore of Maryland in 2017, a place she had been regularly visiting with family since she was a small girl, Cinzia also recently transitioned out of her senior leadership role running a Global Sales Engineering team so that she could holistically align her skill sets with work that would allow her to more fully connect with and empower others. With a passion for yoga, meditation and wellness, Cinzia’s role at The Personal Wellness Center is uniquely aligned to leverage both her rich business acumen as well as her areas of interest. Cinzia is additionally an RYT® 200 Yoga instructor and may occasionally be found in our Lotus Yoga studio offering private, group and workshop classes focused on body alignment, breath-work (pranayama), and meditation.
Zlati Koscina, Registered Karuna Reiki Master Teacher and Bach Flower Practitioner
Zlati is a Registered Karuna Reiki® Master Teacher and Bach Flower Practitioner. She received her Bach Flower training from the prestigious Edward Bach’s Education Center and her Reiki Master training from ICRT -the International Center for Reiki Training. Zlati was directly trained by William Lee Rand and she has been practicing Reiki for several years. Zlati’s work focuses on helping people with a variety of life challenges helping them reduce stress and bring balance and healing into their lives.