Meet our Plymouth Psychotherapists and Yoga Therapists


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Kerry Cragin Biskelonis, LPC, M.ED, RYT
clinical director, licensed psychotherapist
yoga instructor, trauma informed yoga therapist

Specialties:

  • adults: busy moms, women entrepreneurs and men

  • adolescents: tween + teens

  • chronic stress

  • Type A personality

  • self esteem, body image issues, binge eating disorder

  • anxiety + panic attacks

  • enneagram coaching

  • mindfulness and meditation coaching

Rates:
$150/55 minute session individuals
$250/55 minute couples/family
$315/90 minute couples/family
Currently accepting BCBSM PPO

After nearly a decade in corporate wellness and human resources, across diverse industries from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies, Kerry witnessed too many professionals struggling with stress and lacking the tools to cope.  As a former Type-A who glorified being busy herself, Kerry saw first hand the benefits of yoga and meditation on her mental and physical health.  In deciding to work more directly with her chronically stressed peers, Kerry completed her M.ED from DePaul University in Clinical Counseling while simultaneously graduating as a 200-level yoga instructor with CorePower Yoga.

In the following years, Kerry has practiced integrative counseling at private practices in Chicagoland before moving to Michigan. Always a student, Kerry has trained with renown mindfulness based psychologists Mary NurrieStearns, Donald Altman and Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar; leading yoga therapists Livia Budrys, Laura Jane Mellencamp, Francine Kelley, J J Gormley-Etchells, Mark Lilly, Ivy Katz and Tiffany Cruikshank; top mindfulness thought leaders Jim Dethmer, Roshi Joan Halifax, Rasmus Hougaard, Rich Fernandez, Mark Higbie and Michael Carroll; and innovative neurologists Richard Davidson and Dr. Leonard Cerullo.

With the integration of psychology, health coaching, yoga and meditation, Kerry’s clients see dramatic changes in their ability to handle life’s stressors, build deeper understanding of themselves and ultimately thrive in their lives.

Kerry's passion for well-rounded, science-based approaches to stress extends to her personal life as well. She enjoys reading, cycling, yoga, cooking, traveling, walking her dog, spending summer weekends on Lake Michigan and soaking up every minute with her son Cole, dog Nellie, and husband Nick in downtown Plymouth. 


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Kara Herrick, LMFT, M.A.
licensed psychotherapist, licensed marriage and family therapist

Specialties:

  • couples + families

  • adults

  • relationship issues, communication issues

  • self-esteem

  • depression

  • sex therapy

  • mindfulness and meditation coaching

Rates:
$150/55 minute session individuals
$250/55 minute couples/family
Currently accepting BCBSM PPO - individuals only

As someone who had a calling to the helping profession very early on, Kara has practiced therapeutic work with several unique populations. Spending time working with NGO’s in Europe, Kara had the opportunity to begin identifying differences in the level of care provided to the community in different demographics. Kara quickly returned to America to pursue advocating for untraditional mental health practices and providing a voice for those struggling with the stigmatized topic. Completing a master’s in psychology (TLLP) and becoming a marriage and family therapist (LLMFT), Kara works with individuals, couples, and families whom seek guidance with their relationships and overall self-happiness. 

 Kara began her movement towards meditative and mindfulness therapy two years ago, when noticing the large amount of clientele seeking a place to escape from the chaos of busy schedules and routines, and return to a present oriented mindset. Kara offers integrative sessions to those looking for support, resources, coping skills, and an increased overall quality of life.

 In her free time, Kara practices a similar lifestyle she helps clients aim towards. You can find her in work out classes, practicing yoga and meditation, spending time with her husband and dog, and traveling the globe! 



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Mary Masiarak-Byars, LCSW, M.S.W.
licensed psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker

Specialties:

  • adults: new moms, moms

  • adolescents: tweens + teens; trauma and depression

  • perinatal mental health; infertility, postpartum anxiety and depression

  • women’s issues

  • quarter life crisis, post-college transitions, mid-life transitions

  • depression, trauma and crisis management

  • mindfulness and meditation coaching

Rates:
$150/55 minute session individuals
Currently accepting BCBSM PPO

Mary has always had a desire to help others. Originally she was pursuing a career in nursing, but after taking a psychology class she discovered her true passion was helping others overcome their trauma and achieve a better life through therapeutic practices. Mary is drawn towards Positive Psychology because it gives individuals the strength to control their lives and create a meaningful existence. She went on to complete her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

During her time there she worked at the Depression Center in Ann Arbor as a research assistant. Mary was also involved in a study that focused on depression in pregnant women and the effects it could have on their babies. She went on to Wayne State University and completed her Masters in Clinical Social work, specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Mary works with individuals experiencing trauma, anxiety and depression. Mary also has special interest and experience helping new mothers overcome perinatal mood disorders, postpartum anxiety and depression. She understands the range of emotions new (and all!) mothers go through and how depression and anxiety can show up as severe anxiety or feeling overwhelmed.  

Mary also has expertise working with children and adolescents, due to her years being a school social worker. During her time in the schools Mary taught mindfulness practices to the students and brought yoga into the school. Mary believes in the importance of teaching the students how to calm their minds by bringing awareness to their breath and bodies. Mary is also trained in helping children and adolescents process their trauma with powerful mindfulness practices.

Mary has always lived in Michigan and loves the four seasons. She enjoys spending time with her two sons and her husband by going to the DIA or the DNR Outdoor Adventure Center in Detroit.  She also likes to run and practice yoga. After a stressful day at work she winds down by watching stand-up comedy with her husband.


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Diane Morse, CYT, RYT-500
certified yoga therapist, yoga instructor, community health educator, cardiac health specialist

Specialities:

  • adults: aging and elderly population

  • chronic pain, chronic disease and auto-immune disease sufferers

  • cardiac health

  • women’s health

  • mindfulness and meditation coaching

Rates:
$125/55 minute individual yoga therapy
$200/90 minute private small group

Diane has been teaching yoga since 2003. She is a certified yoga therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapy, a registered yoga teacher at the 500 hour level with Yoga Alliance, and has completed a clinical yoga therapy externship at the Beaumont School of Yoga Therapy. Diane offers specialized expertise working within the areas of cancer care and cardiac care, having been trained in YCat Yoga (Yoga Therapy in Cancer and Chronic Illness) and Cardiac Yoga®. She has taken many workshops to enhance her teaching skills. Her teaching experience is varied, including medical settings, wellness centers, private groups and workshops. She has
a special interest in research and has collaborated with Karmanos, the University of Michigan and Oakland University.

In addition to working with individual and group clients at reset, Diane is currently on staff at Beaumont Royal Oak as a yoga therapist and teaches at Wellness Centers in the Dexter, Chelsea and Stockbridge. The objective of Diane’s teaching is to adapt to each individual’s needs in order to make yoga accessible to anyone and to make each person’s yoga experience a joyful one. She melds many styles of yoga, including hatha yoga, Viniyoga, gentle vinyasa and yin yoga into her teaching. Her goal is for her students to build inner and outer strength through awareness, breath and movement, in order to achieve calmness and resilience in their daily lives.

Diane is retired from a career as a cardiac educator at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, having obtained a degree in cardiovascular technology from Siena Heights University. When Diane is not teaching or practicing yoga, she enjoys knitting, spending time with her family, her dog Lexi and cat Misa, as well as running, biking and hiking.


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Lisa Petty, CYT, RYT 200
Certified Yoga Therapist, Yoga Instructor

Specialities:

  • adults: middle age men and women, athletes, moms

  • adolescents: tweens + teens yoga therapy

  • yoga for athletes

  • women’s health; postpartum yoga and recovery, prenatal yoga

  • spine care + chronic pain

  • stress management

  • mindfulness and meditation coaching

Rates:
$125/55 minute individual yoga therapy
$200/90 minute private small group

An active but serene lifestyle is what Lisa cherishes most. A wife and mother of two middle school children, Lisa has recently moved back to Michigan from sunny California. After losing her father to cancer seven years ago, Lisa took a 180 degree turn and decided to leave the fast pace of the corporate business world to become a part of the wellness community and becoming a certified yoga teacher. Lisa received her RYT 200 certification through Barefoot Movement in Oakland, California in 2012 and received her Yoga Therapy training through YogaMedics.

Lisa has always enjoyed running, cycling and skiing and still does, but finds the balance of movement and breath that yoga brings to a person’s life to be irreplaceable. She enjoys teaching all ages especially concentrating on alignment in poses and breath work. Lisa also enjoys teaching prenatal and vinyasa flow yoga; especially for the balance of strength and softness that these practices can bring to anyone’s life. Feeling a connection to our peers both on the mat and outside the studio is also key to living confident, happy lives. Lisa looks forward to being a part of the reset community!



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Gail Solway, M.S.
Certified Nutrition Specialist, MS Human Science, Registered Pharmacist, Kundalini Yoga Instructor

Specialities:

  • adults: pregnancy, postpartum, aging adults

  • adolescents: tweens + teens

  • management of prescription drug symptoms

  • functional nutrition counseling

  • ayurvedic nutritional counseling

  • mindfulness and meditation coaching

Rates:
$750 for package including initial consultation, custom treatment plan, and 1 month of unlimited follow up and consultation.

As a pharmacist for close to 40 years, Gail Solway has watched thousands of people struggle after being put on multiple medications for multiple symptoms, including new medications for side effects of their last medication. This led Gail to become one of the first practitioners in Michigan to certify through the Institute of Functional Medicine, a medical organization seeking to change the symptom/drug paradigm and look for root causes of problems. During the certification process, Gail began to fully understand the profound impact that eating foods that disrupt digestion and the gut microbiome is having on people’s health. This led her to obtain a Masters in Human Nutrition and become certified as a Clinical Nutrition Specialist. Now, helping people heal through nutrition has become a true passion.

In 2018, after 8 years of witnessing blocks many people have in sustaining nutritional and lifestyle change, Gail took it a step further by studying and certifying in Ayurveda and Kundalini yoga to help people truly optimize their health by learning how to balance the body, mind and soul. Gail is passionate about teaching people to use breath work and meditation to move through mental and physical blocks in sustaining nutritional, lifestyle and other desired change as well as other challenges that life may bring. This includes teaching people to meditate that have had previous blocks meditating!

Gail lives in Ann Arbor with her husband and pets. Her dog, Sonny, is a personality and often joins her as she visits her favorite healthy spots around town. If you see them, be sure to say “hi”.


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Holly Vogtmann, CYT, RYT-500
yoga therapist, M.S. clinical counseling candidate, yoga instructor, kids yoga specialist

Specialities:

  • adults: middle age men and women, athletes, moms

  • adolescents: tweens + teens

  • anxiety, depression and life transitions

  • sports psychology

  • women’s health; perinatal anxiety and depression

  • spine care + chronic pain

  • stress management

  • mindfulness and meditation coaching

Rates:
$150/55 minute psychotherapy
$125/55 minute individual yoga therapy
$200/90 minute private small group

Holly took her first yoga class in 2001 during her last semester at Eastern Michigan University, while student teaching in an elementary school setting. She immediately fell in love with the practice and knew one day she would teach it. 

In 2006, Holly became certified through National Exercise Trainers Association and began teaching yoga.  From there, Holly continued to take and explore several types of yoga while also I was also working on her thesis for her Masters Degree in Physical Education Concentration in Pedagogy at this time. It was during her Master’s program when Holly became certified in Yoga Ed, which is for a yoga program for children. So inspired, her thesis for her Master’s Degree was "The Effects of Yoga on Children’s Self-Perceived Stress and Coping Abilities".

After finishing her Master’s, Holly continued to explore yoga and work on her yoga practice and certifications. In 2010, she became certified through Yoga Shelter and in 2011 she became certified through Yoga Medics as a Yoga Therapist, a program that is focuses on spinal care and alignment. 

Holly loves teaching yoga to all ages and ability levels. Yoga is more than a pose. It is about learning to surrender and accept where we are on and off the mat. Yoga has helped her learn how to manage stress and anxiety in her own life and believes in it's ability to meet ourselves with love and gratitude with each breath we take.


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Anna Vantse
blog contributor, meditation leader and teacher, MS Health Informatics, photographer

Specialities:

  • content writing

  • meditation training + instruction

  • mindfulness education + research

  • neuropsychology education + research



Like many in her generation, Anna is a multi-career kind of gal. After receiving her Bachelors degree in Neuroscience and Masters degree in Health Informatics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, she became a Presidential Management Fellow at the San Francisco VA Mental Health Department. From there, she rose quickly to become an Assistant Director of CLIIR, a research center at the University of California, San Francisco. It was during this time that Anna realized she was ready to pursue something different. That something different was a career in art and wellness.

Anna knows well the pressures around the need to be successful. During her first career, the drive to be at the top resulted in chronic stress. That, in turn, took a mental toll (think groggy, depressed, listless). Which lead to physical illnesses (imagine small gasps for air in place of breathing, muscle atrophy, back pain, frequent headaches). A vicious downward spiral.

Anna was fortunate, however. Not only did she have access to a good therapist, she was also introduced to mindfulness and meditation. She has now maintained a personal meditation practice for over 1.5 years and is pursuing a career in wellness. When she is not leading meditation classes, Anna can be found working on her photography skills, rowing at the lake, hiking at a local park, spending time with her family and friends, or volunteering at the humane society.

You can follow Anna on Instagram @skillsforwellness