About us? Well… we’d rather talk about you, but for now, let us share with you a bit about who we are.
Sara Makin , Founder and Licensed Professional Counselor
Sara has had countless successful experiences working with teenagers and adults, all of whom left with a vastly improved state. The outcome based approach she uses is backed up by science.
…it’s her purpose.
Sara Makin is a licensed professional counselor. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Duquesne University & Bachelors degree in Psychology from La Roche College. Sara has over 8 years of experience in the helping field, which consist of work in university, hospitalization, outpatient , inpatient, school ,research, home and rehab settings.
Ms. Makin specializes in holistic & clinical mental health and addiction counseling . Her experience includes depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, medical marijuana , forensic, family issues, & stress. She also provides life coaching on topics such as wellness, spirituality and positivity. Sara is a nationally and internationally best selling author and is frequently featured in countless news articles, magazines and interviews for the unique work shes done at Makin Wellness. Her client base consist of high profile and high stress executives, business owners, lawyers , politicians , young professionals and more.
Sara’s treatment approach includes evidence based and holistic approaches that are individualized to your unique needs. Sara and you will work collaboratively together so you can move forward. Counseling with her will allow you to improve your positive qualities and release unhealthy thinking & behaviors. Contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation if you want to grow and live a healthier, happier and more fulfilling life!
Laura Stewart, Certified Holistic Nutritionist & Wellness Consultant
Laura is passionate about helping others see and reach their full potential, looking through a holistic lens. With a background in health and wellness, Laura is experienced in providing alternative health options through natural remedies.
Laura earned her Bachelors degree in Psychology from Carlow University. In working with clients and seeing the vital role of nutrition in overall wellness, she moved on to obtain credentials in Holistic Nutrition with American Fitness Professionals and Associates. She is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist offering a comprehensive nutritional counseling program.
Laura gives consideration to the whole person with an integrative approach, encompassing mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Through a holistic approach, she is able to assess individual needs and goals. Healthy eating habits, exercise, time in nature, and practicing mindfulness are just a few of the ways Laura encourages others to find balance between the mind and body. Essential oils are one of her favorite tools to support wellness. She enjoys creating custom oil blends for the specific needs of clients, while providing education on their array of therapeutic benefits.
Laura is committed to supporting others with resources to achieve their wellness goals through implementing a customized plan and commitment, with techniques to encourage stress reduction, improve mood and energy, and minimize the risk of other health concerns. She specializes in family wellness, including natural treatment options for mood disorders, anxiety, depression, addiction recovery, and pre and postnatal care. Schedule your free consultation today to begin your wellness journey!
Alex Brooks, Research Psychology Intern
Alex is currently a student at Carnegie Mellon University, studying Psychology and Biology. His interest is in the conscious and unconscious stories that reinforce our patterns of action and how those stories can be controlled and manipulated to develop new habits. Alex sees names and nicknames as powerful defining forces and is strongly driven by the meaning of Alexander as “defender of men”, seeing himself on the front lines in the war between human wellness and our current environmental/societal patterns and oppressors.
He has been working as a certified personal trainer for a year and a half and dreams of growing his practice into a holistic wellness clinic focused on cultivating individual and communal energy. Working at Makin Wellness is an exciting step on this path as a dive into how to develop and spread one’s medicine to a community.