Welcome to Mindful Springs
Our Mission: To provide quality, dynamic, and accessible psychotherapy services to a diverse client population while modeling responsibility, vulnerability, authenticity, and continued growth and development.
Mindful Springs Counseling was founded in 2013 by Aimee Solis, LPC. It began as a small practice that Aimee started out of her home in an effort to create the type of practice and work that felt right to her and that would provide balance for a new mom. MSC now has 3 locations, a staff of over 20 psychotherapists, and several administrative staff.
At our practice, we use mindfulness and present awareness as an approach when working with our clients.
Our session fees with our Level III independently licensed staff are: $135 for initial assessment appts, which includes a mental health evaluation and discussion with you about identified mental health needs, and $130 for your subsequent therapy visits.
Our session fees with our Level II provisionally licensed staff are: $110 for initial assessment appts, which includes a mental health evaluation and discussion with you about identified mental health needs, and $95for your subsequent therapy visits.
Our session fees with our Level I student interns are: $40 for advanced student intern visits (completion of internship hours and within 1 semester of graduation) and $25 for student intern visits (may in in 1st or 2nd year of academic programming and completing internship hours).
Our Level III independently licensed staff accept Anthem BCBS, Aetna, Cigna and United Healthcare.
Our Level II provisionally licensed staff accept Cigna and Medicaid/ CCHA Region 7.
Our Level I Student Interns do not accept commercial insurance and accept clients with Medicaid coverage later in their internships. Please contact our office to inquire about intern availability including availability to schedule with new Medicaid clients.
Mindfulness is a skill and a type of meditation. It is being in the present moment, letting go of judgment, acknowledging what is. It is a new perspective, one that may be foreign to you now. From this place of mindfulness, you will achieve more clarity, balance and peace. You will be able to make decisions and behave differently. Mindfulness is not about control. It is about acceptance. If you can accept what you feel, acknowledge urges and temptations, you can explore the impact of all of this on your life. This will change your decision-making, setting off a new chain of behavior through detached awareness so that you can change your life!
Sounds easy right? The concept is easy, but it is really bleepin' hard if your brain isn't already wired this way. It takes lots of practice, faith and persistence. So why do something that isn't easy and is going to take so much commitment?… because it works and when used with intention, it is life changing! Remember, you are here to change your life and that is hard work.
At Mindful Springs, many of our clinicians work from an intentional place of mindful awareness. We are human too though, so we get triggered work through it and come back in our work and personal lives. We both teach mindfulness as a skill that can be developed and also create the energy of present and mindful awareness in our relationships with clients. Even when mindfulness isn't being "taught" in a very direct way during therapy sessions, through the research that has been done on attachment, interpersonal neurobiology and neuroscience we know that human beings can "absorb" the mindful and present energy through the mirror neurons in the brain that are eager to receive this type of present awareness in relationship.
Mindfulness meditation comes from Buddhist teachings about how to reach enlightenment and it has evolved. No human being can ever reach total zen enlightenment, but we can be intentional everyday to be more present in our lives. Mindfulness has been shown to be significantly effective in reducing symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress. There have been promising studies comparing mindfulness to anti-depressant medication use, showing that in regard to anxiety and depression, mindfulness can be the long-term solution to emotion regulation.