Dr. Megan Van Ella, Psy.D, – HeadWaters’ Clinical Director
Dr. Megan Van Ella completed her doctorate in clinical psychology with a concentration in addiction and traumatic stress. She completed her training in diagnostics at the United States Navy in Great Lakes Illinois. Following her rotation at the Navy, she trained in various addiction treatment centers with an emphasis on therapy and diagnostics. Dr. Van Ella completed her post-doctoral residency at Cook County Jail in Chicago. She has served as an Expert Witness for Palm Beach County in her work as a forensic and clinical psychologist. Dr. Van Ella has both a personal and professional commitment to working with individuals who suffer from addiction. She works from a relational perspective and believes much personal healing can be done through healthy relationships. In her personal time, she enjoys running and spending time with her daughter.
Nicole Majerle, LCSW – Primary Therapist
Nicole is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in the treatment of addiction, trauma, families, depression, anxiety and personality disorders. She uses mindfulness-based therapy approaches to achieve balance in mind, body and spirit for patients and their families. Nicole helps to build skills that support recovery, reduce and eliminate the fear and pain associated with traumatic life experiences, and promote change and growth. Nicole has a BA in Social Science from Metropolitan State University and an MSW in Clinical Social Work from the University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine University. She has advanced training and certification in EMDR therapy through EMDRIA. Nicole has training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Mindfulness Meditation and Mindfulness practices to cope with anxiety and depression. In motivating and teaching patients to change, Nicole uses a variety of treatment modalities to best fit individual needs, including Motivational Interviewing, Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy approaches.
Aaron Erickson – Director of Holistic Arts
Aaron Erickson is a fitness and healing arts expert, pioneer, and community leader. Aaron is well educated in his areas of expertise with 17 years of experience in his field. He has worked with over 14,000 people and taught countless more in hands-on group situations.
Aaron Erickson’s licenses, certificates, and diplomas include: NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association Recognized Personal Trainer and Coach); Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher; Supreme Science Qi Gong Certified Qi Gong Teacher; Siddha Yoga Trained Meditation and Internal Arts Teacher; and Associates of Science Degree in Natural Health. Aaron is also certified in both Neuromuscular Massage Therapy and Reiki. Additionally, the Vedic Conservatory recognizes Aaron as a top Vedic Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner and Teacher. Aaron has worked alongside chiropractors, podiatrists, dentists, orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, neurologists, and acupuncturists. Some of his clients have included politicians, professional athletes, top CEOs, and other VIPs.