"Seek that wisdom that will untie your knot. Seek the path that demands your whole being."
My legal name is Melinda, but prefer to go by Nasima (Na-seema). I am a master's level Licensed Professional Counselor with 24+ 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 within an anti-racist framework, 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 internalized racism (and all other -isms) and seek ways to live my life and do my work through an anti-oppression framework.
My north star in life from a very early age has been in the realms of consciousness, spirituality, healing and personal growth/ psychology. 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, plant medicine, energy healing and breathwork. I don't believe there is a greater adventure than deep inner work.
Connection 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 teenagers, 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.