HartsSpace is a wellness practice focusing on nutrition and mental health. We believe in a whole person approach to wellness and we tailor our sessions and appointments to the individual. We take an innovative approach to providing health and wellness services that will leave you feeling stronger and healthier. We provide our clients with a variety of options when it comes to managing their overall well-being.
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"What we think, we become"
At HartsSpace, our health specialists are certified experts in their diverse and respective fields, and are dedicated to the health and wellness of each one of their clients. Since 2008, we’ve been at the forefront of the latest research in nutrition, health and wellness, providing personalized guidance you need to fulfill their goals.
Katie Hart, MS, LMHC, CN
Founder, Mental Health Counselor and Nutritonist
Katie has a passion for health and people; she works with helping people create sustainable health for themselves and for their families. Treatments use combined approach to health: mental and emotional wellness, helping people manage the challenges they face daily.Nutrition and mental health impact us all, families, parents, children, and individuals.HartsSpace is a place where understanding and healing can happen from the inside out!
Katie’s academic background began at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. Where she received a Bachelors degree in Cognitive Science and Theater.
Years later, after many personal adventures and life experiences, she obtained a Master’s degree from Bastyr University, MSNCHP, in Nutrition and Clinical Health Psychology.
Katie’s training encompasses a mind, body, spirit approach to mental health and nutrition. She believes that the power of nutrition and therapy can heal a person. Her background and passions have driven her to create a clinic where a person may grow using their own intuition and cultivating healing from a place within their own resources. She sees people as their own expert, and uses techniques and tools to help people to better understand and create the change they desire. Her unique approaches have helped many create sustainable change. Children also find a friendly space for healing, and a place to be seen using play.
"I vision the world and the people in the world like plants. What was put on this earth is here to nourish us mentally and emotionally.When we find the proper balance of nutrients to thrive, mental and emotional wellness and mindful approaches to balance we sustain ourselves we are in full bloom.Children too can blossom when given the nutrients and tools for success. Sustainable health is the key to future generations of better health.”
Michelle Benson, MS, CN
Certified Nutritionist and Eating Psychology Coach
Michelle has always had a heart for health and wellbeing. She grew up an athlete and came across the field of nutrition in a course she took during her early college days. She became inspired by nutrition and aimed to understand her own rocky relationship with food and body over the years. She realized that nutrition and mental well-being go incredibly hand in hand and wanted to understand this relationship in both an emotional/spiritual way and by understanding the biological and physiological mechanisms that contribute to eating and weight management. Throughout the years, it has become clear that these aspects of nutrition and eating influence one another and is thrilled that more and more research regarding nutrition and mood and mental health are all tying together and being more understood. She is a lover of research and understanding the root cause of what is happening to make personalized plans for people.
Michelle is a recent graduate from the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon where she received her Master’s degree in Science (MS) in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. She previously received her Eating Psychology Coach certification from the Institute of the Psychology of Eating in 2014 and graduated with her BA from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington..
In addition to her work in functional nutrition, Michelle loves to be outdoors either hiking, running, gardening, or camping. More recently, she loves to experiment in the kitchen to see how many different colored plants she can fit in one dish WHILE getting the thumbs up in taste from her husband and toddler. She is a mom to a toddler and went through a challenging pregnancy and postpartum period and has a heart for new moms and dads trying to take care of their needs while transitioning into parenthood. During her schooling, she discovered a new passion in the role nutrition plays in challenging issues such as fatigue and autoimmune disorders. Her goal is to create an experience for her clients that leaves individuals feeling empowered and more understanding of their body and the powerful role food and lifestyle play in how we feel day to day.
Services We Offer
How We Can Help
At HartsSpace, we strive to satisfy all our clients’ needs by providing them with comprehensive and high quality services. Each individual has unique needs, which means they each require a specific combination of activities or treatments to help them find wellness. Our client list is constantly expanding, which allows us to add more and better offerings to help our valued customers find the well-being that they strive. Continue reading for further information about our services.
Comprehensive Wellness Evaluation
New clients at HartsSpace all begin with a full health history intake session. We believe that knowing you and the whole picture of your health is essential for designing a treatment plan that will best meet your nutrition and mental health needs. During this session we will take time to understand exactly what you are seeking and give you an overview of how we can best help you. Treatment plans are uniquely created for you or your child.It is our experience that taking time to know you will best serve your needs, goals, and have the best sustainability.
Medical Nutrition and Functional Nutrition
Nutrition sessions are tailored to your current medical and personal needs. The focus is on providing education and tools for your success. Personal empowerment begins with knowledge and a foundation that allows you to relearn to trust your body, your mind, and yourself.
Medical Nutrition Sessions:• Disease Management (Diabetes, Hypertension, High Cholesterol)• Gastrointestinal Health (IBS, Ulcers, Chron’s Disease, Colitis, Constipation, Diarrhea, Reflux)• Nutrition Medical Referrals (Adult and Child)• Emotional Eating (with mental health counseling)• Weight Management• Childhood Obesity• Whole Foods Diet Changes• Food Allergies and Sensitivities
FUNCTIONAL NUTRITION including non pharmaceutical supplements and recommendations
Mental Health Counseling
Mental Health Services are available for children, adolescents, adults and families. The range of needs varies, and following our comprehensive intake we will guide you to the modality that makes the most sense.
Modalities INCLUDE CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)tfCBT(Trauma Focused CBT)Motivational Interviewing (Behavior Change)Play TherapySand Tray TherapyClient CenteredSolution FocusedShort Term BriefMindfulness
Conditions Treated(including, and not limited to)PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)Anxiety Disorders and Panic DisordersDepressionBipolar I & IIEating Disorders (Bulimia, Anorexia, Binge Disorder)Obsessive Compulsive DisorderSexual Abuse Traum
Adjustment Bereavement and Grief Longevity
Combination Services (Mental Health and Nutrition)
When indicated sessions and treatment plans will include topics from nutrition and wellness education combined with sessions focused on mental health.
These combination treatments are inclusive and focus on the mind-body approach to overall wellness.
It is true that most mental health conditions and medical conditions can be helped with food changes and behavior changes.
Food is medicine, and there are far reaching benefits of coming into better relationship and understanding with nourishing the whole person.
Specific combined treatments include:• ADHD (behavior modification therapy and nutrition treatment)• Mood and Food – using menu changes for mental / emotional healing• Kids Mood and Food• Emotional Eating – Food Addiction and Cravings• Childhood Trauma and Digestive Problems•Adult food and nutrtion imbalances
Telehealth and Virtual Waiting Rooms
KATIE HART, LMHC, CN
Meeting ID: 975 377 9252
MICHELLE BENSON, MS, CN
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Meeting ID: 532 811 1737
The HartsSpace Story
The Road to a Better You
At HartsSpace, we sincerely care about your well-being. Since opening up in 2008, we’ve been working closely with our valued clients in order to provide them with exactly what they need to look and feel healthier. HartsSpace is ready to help you, so don’t delay your health another day, get in touch today!