"Seek that wisdom that will untie your knot. Seek the path that demands your whole being."
My legal name is Mindy, but prefer to go by Nasima (Na-seema). I am a master's level Licensed Professional Counselor with 22+ years experience. Prior to my private practice, my experience has included residential treatment settings, community mental health, supporting educational systems in developing trauma- informed practices, and supporting helping professionals with compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma.
My experience has allowed me to work with people of diverse ages, ethnicities, backgrounds and lifestyles, which has greatly enriched my life. I welcome working with people who identify as BIPOC and LGBTQ+. It is important for me that I create a space for those who have been marginalized to feel safe sharing about the trauma and impact of these experiences. I continue to do the never-ending work of unpacking my own biases and seek ways to live my life and do my work through an anti-oppressive framework.
My north star in life has been the realms of consciousness, spirituality and healing. I'm lucky to call my passion my profession. My path has led me through Eastern traditions, new thought, mindfulness, Jungian analysis, contemplative and meditation practices, entheogenic and energy medicine and breathwork. I don't believe there is a greater adventure than deep inner work. As above, so below.
Training with the Mind Energy Body Institute deepened my ability to put into practice my empathic and psychic abilities, allowing me to bring energy work, body work and spiritual healing into therapy with those clients that want this approach. I also am a certified Reiki level II practitioner. When integrating these practices, I believe it is important to continue to have one's feet planted fully on the ground and not try to bypass the pain that comes with being human. I have trained in breathwork facilitation with Clarity Breathwork, a powerful healing modality you can read about here. I am trained in EMDR, a powerful trauma treatment modality.
Being outdoors connecting to nature and creativity are my soul food. I'm also a mixed media artist -you can find my work at www.mindylaczynski.com. Being a mom to two amazing kids, my dear friends, my own spiritual practices round out what keeps me returning again and again to myself. I practice what I preach, and my style with clients is caring, present, authentic and direct.