About Us

Who We Are

Healthy Mind Happy Heart is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to being an advocate for families to establish a Behavioral Wellness Plan for mind, body, and spirit. Screenings are performed to measure the families’ strengths and stressors, while being sensitive to multicultural diversity. A family counseling care plan will be established based on need, with prevention/intervention activities and goal settings then being developed accordingly.

All of our services are staffed by qualified-state licensed therapists and graduate-level supervised interns. Fees are based on a sliding scale according to client’s ability to pay; clients whose income fall below the federal poverty line receive our services for free. No one is denied services on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, ethnicity, creed, marital status, physical, mental disability, or income. We are firm believers of unconditional love towards humankind.

We believe in increasing awareness of spirituality as a potential resource in the wellness of mental health and in the process of counseling. We also believe in establishing collaboration among diverse populations in faith-organizations, as well as in the public and private school systems.
This collaboration is critical for bringing about a healthier society, as it will help bring awareness to the “building block” of society: the family. We believe that strengthening and rebuilding the core principles of family interaction–respect, trustworthiness, responsibility, fairness, love, and stewardship–will help address social instability and improve emotional, spiritual, and mental health. Our vision is to see a world where each family system actively engages in a complete behavioral wellness plan.

The Need

Studies suggest that nearly a third of college students suffer from a form of anxiety or depression, and many well-meaning teachers and professors lack the knowledge they need to recognize students in need of counseling. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 20% of youth (13-18) have a mental health condition and 8% have an anxiety disorder. Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death in youth (10-24), and 90% of these youth were mentally ill.

According to depression statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 9% of adult Americans have feelings of hopelessness, despondency, and/or guilt that generate a diagnosis of depression. Major depression is the No. 1 psychological disorder in the western world. It is growing in all age groups, in virtually every community, and its growth is seen most in our youth. It is estimated that by 2020 it may very well be the 2nd most disabling condition in the world, behind heart disease.

40% of mental health patients list relationship issues as an inhibiting health factor. These issues have also been linked with increased rates of depression and substance abuse, and individuals are less likely to seek medical help. Couples therapy has an approximate 75% success rate, but it relies on both partners recognizing, and wanting to address, their relationship problems.

Our Approach

To “pay it forward” – it is an expression for describing the beneficiary of a good deed, repaying it to others instead of the original benefactor. It is simply an active expression of a Good Samaritan (someone who helps a stranger).
Agape – Greek word for unconditional love. This form of love is totally selfless and does not change whether the love given is returned or not; it is a sacrificial love. It devotes a total commitment to always seek your highest best no matter how anyone may respond to you.

We use a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches and techniques to meet each family and individual needs. Our services include the following treatment modalities:

  • Christian Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Emotion Focus Therapy (EFT)
  • Family Systems Counseling
  • Integrated (Eclectic) Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy