We are a multi-disciplinary team of professionals who research and implement current best practices, innovative and effective wellness techniques, and ancient wisdom to help youth and adults to take their next step to emotional resilience, a healthy body and a joy filled spirit.
We promote and model a balanced lifestyle, healthy boundaries, emotional intelligence, sacred intuition and compassion for all who seek our assistance.
We believe in lifting up our community by empowering individuals to live in alignment with their God given purpose and gifts.
Allow me to introduce myself.
I am Wanda Diekhans, LCPC.
My counseling practice involves working in a coordinated effort with clients and their support network.
My work focuses primarily with individuals who are discovering ways to grow into their life challenges with grace and courage.
Life seems to test us beyond what we think we can endure.
Working together opens up new strategies and ideas that offer us hope and light.
I am trained in working with those struggling with issues that include: depression, anxiety, loss/disappointment, post -traumatic stress, marriage/family relationships and chronic pain.
I use techniques that include: EFT, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, and Pet Therapy.
It would be an honor for me to work with you in your life journey.
I warmly welcome you to NEXT STEP!
I am the Executive Director of Next Step and the resident Empowerment Coach.
I hold degrees in Counseling Psychology and Religious Studies and I have completed the course work for an level 2 EFT practitioner I am currently working on the completion of my EFT certification through AAMET.
I have many years of experience walking with individuals and families as they were struggling with their heartaches.
As an Empowerment Coach, I will help you to overcome the obstacles that are keeping you from living the joyful life you are meant to live.
I truly believe that your life is a gift, and that you are on planet Earth for an amazing purpose!
Let me help you take your Next Step to your life of blessings!
I have over 25 years of experience as a therapist.
I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of issues, including marital and family therapy.
I have many life experiences that, in addition to my education have helped make me the therapist that I am. I struggled with a debilitating health issue, I am an adoptive parent and one of my children has reactive attachment disorder, I also have a multi-cultural family, I struggled with infertility, I have lost a child to death and I had a parent suffer with Alzheimer’s. My faith in Jesus Christ has been my rock and is the center to who I am.
As a nurse in many different settings I saw that Conventional Medicine could be Complimented with Holistic 'New Age' Techniques. I've learned how all these things are connected & work together to improve our health. There are simple things we can do to improve our lives, & I enjoy sharing the ideas I've learned. I actively use all of these techniques in my personal life & home. I am a Usui & Karuna Reiki Master (Instructor/Practitioner), I am also trained in
Energy Balancing Techniques
Energy Medicine and Feng Shui
As a student in my final year of study focusing on Clinical and Mental Health in Counselor Education at Adams State University, I would love the opportunity to provide counseling services to those in the community seeking assistance with depression, grief and loss, anxiety, relationship issues, peer relationships, adjustment issues, life transitions, trauma, stress and more. I am able to provide counseling services through Next Step Holistic Health Connection for children, teenagers, and adults.
I am hopeful I will be able to assist clients from all walks of life, including law enforcement and military members. I am a veteran who served in the Montana Air National Guard and a former federal law enforcement officer. I understand the unique needs of individuals coming from these backgrounds and will strive to meet the needs of these clients.
I have a basic belief in the goodness of people and an understanding of the challenges that life can put in our paths. My mission would be to help individuals as they come across insurmountable obstacles in their journey through life.