Meet Our Wellness Team

Wellness Team Leader

Our Wellness Team Leader

Lacey J. Rentschler

Letters after my name:

MSW (Masters in Social Work), LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker)

Education:

Masters in Social Work (2008), Bachelors in Social Work (2005); both from Indiana University

Favorite thing about my job:

Everything! I know so many people who are less than satisfied with their job, and I can honestly say that I love what I do at Sunstone Health & Wellness! It is such a privilege to be able to interact with people every single day, to walk this road of wellness with them, and to help influence change in the world.

Best health advice:

Progress, not perfection. Big change doesn’t happen overnight. It starts with small change. All of those little changes, over time, add up to big change.

Motivation for health:

Children. I want so much for children to grow up with healthy attitudes about themselves, other people, food, and the world. But someone has to show them how.

Favorite healthy food:

Fresh juice. It’s so easy, because you can just throw whatever produce you have in your juicer and voila! You’ve got juice! It’s such a convenient way to boost your consumption of fruits and veggies. Plus, it’s a good way to get the nutrition from vegetables that you might not normally choose to eat (kale, anyone?).

 

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Letters after my name:

M.A. in Counseling: Art Therapy

Education:

Masters in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Art Therapy from Adler University (2015), Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, Franklin College 2013

Favorite thing about my job:

Adding to the variety of resources in the Indianapolis area. I am so excited to bring a different modality of mental health services to Indiana.

Best health advice:

Flexibility – so many things in our lives do not turn out the way we planned. What is important is the ability to roll with the punches and our attitude we have about the bumps in the road. But also to seek help when we are stuck in those potholes or thrown off course by the bumps.

Motivation for health:

Imagine that day where you can finally say, “I did it!”, When you can say, “I never gave up! I never quit!” Where the moments of pain turn into memories for that goal you wanted to obtain. It might take long to reach that goal, but as soon as you get there you will thank yourself for the rest of your life. My motivation for health is to reach those goals that allow me to have lasting gratitude and love for myself.

Favorite healthy food:

Avocado. Plain, in guacamole, or to spruce up a salad – I just love them!

 

Kristin TenutaMarriage counselor

Letters after my name:

MS (Masters of Science), LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist)

Education:

Both of my degrees were obtained from Northern Illinois University: Bachelors of Science (2001) and Masters of Science (2003)

Favorite thing about my job:

When I talk about my work, my excitement is often palpable! I LOVE my job, so picking one aspect is difficult. I am very lucky to have found a career that I am passionate about and enjoy going to each day. I enjoy connecting with people – educating, encouraging, supporting and facilitating growth. But, I would be able to say that there are some times that are my favorite… Those ‘ah ha!’ moments when clients have developed new insights. When they are able to say, ‘that really makes sense’ or ‘that really explains…’ are very exciting and rewarding experiences to be a part of.

Best health advice:

Develop realistic goals for yourself! Figure out where you are and push yourself a little at a time. Don’t go overboard with unrealistic goals. You can easily set yourself up for failure and disappointment. Take one day at a time. Don’t look at the big picture…It can be overwhelming! Stay focused on the here and now.

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream in the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. ~ Buddha

Motivation for health:

My children have enhanced my desire to live a healthy life. They constantly challenge me to improve myself – my patience, understanding, kindness, everything!

Favorite healthy food:

I love salads – bring on the wild, interesting, fun colors and combinations!