A new kind of healing center for the modern world

Staff

Brenda's Story

Co-Owner of The Indigo Doors
Social Worker/Therapist
Brenda graduated with a Bachelors in Sociology from Wayne State University. 
Brenda graduated with a Master’s in Social work from Wayne State University School of Social Work. 

I have extensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivation Interviewing, and Strength Based Solution Focused Family and Couples Therapy. Combined with these interventions, I genuinely believe therapy, when embraced or practiced, can help improve our quality of life. Knowing how to interact with other’s in healthy ways combined with the insight gained in doing this work on myself, with my family, and friends has helped me grow in ways that would not have been possible without learning the skills and knowledge taught in this profession. I have a genuine love for all people and feel compassion for all their experiences. I feel the unique greatness within each person, couple, or family combined with learning appropriate therapeutic interventions like processing experiences to gain insight and dedication can help them grow or change in positive ways and improve their overall mental health. 

Healer:
Reiki Master/Teacher
Quantum Touch Practitioner
Lightarian Reiki Master
Sidhartha Reiki Practitioner

I have been a healer all my life.  It began in my childhood where I had an inner knowing of wanting to help and heal people.  Having such a profound knowing at a young age I quickly saw my perceptions were different and special from others around me.  Not coming from a perfect loving supportive environment, I began my own personal healing journey at the age of 18 yrs old.  Travelling to Arizona with my sister and reading and applying all sorts of techniques and methods in self healing, I began to heal and manifest positive change in my own life.  The notion of healing others came back to me in my twenties when I began to learn and train in all sorts of "hands-on" healing.  During this process my own intuition and skills were growing but something was missing for me.  I needed this healing to manifest physically, so for me this meant applying it into the field of social work and I began my studies in this school of thought, not knowing it would lead me to opening my own center.  As far as healing goes, I have now developed my own intuitive process of Quantum healing where I combine all of my knowledge and my abilities to "see", communicate with spirit to help people heal their lives and balance their energies.  I can't tell you what will come out of a session because each session is different.  I combine hands on healing in many forms along with my intuition or heighted awareness to know what is needed for each person I am blessed to work with.  I work with each person to balance and align their body, mind and spirit.  Things come up where I can apply what I know in therapy to support people to process and release things that no longer serve them.  It is an amazing experience everytime! I feel truly blessed to be able to facilitate in this way and I'm honored to meet so many amazing people on their healing path.

How it all came together...
A while back, I said something to my husband that changed my life. As he was processing some frustrations he felt about the way his life was going, I arrogantly said “What would you do if you knew you were loved and supported?” and “What would you do differently, if you weren’t afraid?”.  You see,  I like to think I have all the answers and I love to give advice. But in this particular moment, I literally heard a voice in my head say, “Brenda, what would YOU do if you knew you were loved and supported beyond measure?”

I began spending hours thinking about those questions as I realized, I do think I’m loved and supported but I became aware that I don’t act like it. I started making lists of  things I would do differently, if I knew I was safe and loved and the most surprising to me was that I would love more. I would not be afraid to love myself and others the way I want. I would stop worrying and be fully present in my love for myself, my family and friends. I realized I hold myself back from genuinely loving and being positive towards myself and others because of belief systems I carried.  A lot of these believes systems, for me, were shoulds. I should have a life that looks like… I should have a “normal” job with benefits and 401K. I should behave in the way other’s expect me to be. I should worry and think about money a lot! I’m not sure where I learned that but it seemed ridiculous when I mindfully thought about it. 

I began to acknowledge and have a knowing that these beliefs, and there were a lot, were keeping me inside a box or way of existing that wasn’t really my way of thinking or believing. I began to confront the belief systems that told me I wasn't worthy to be succesful, helpful to others, lovable, and abundant and continually asked, "What would I do different, if I knew, had a deep knowing that I am so loved?".  Hours and days of going within and mourning the loss of not always feeling loved and repairing within myself the relationships that weren’t always the most supportive, I began to feel the love I knew was logically there. I began to know within my whole being, I would begin living a life with joy and love.  For me this meant I would take the leap of faith to be who I AM in all things. 

Not so surprising, when I look back, everyone I met and knew began to “look” different to me as I had a complete knowing of their greatness inside because I had accepted and began loving mine. I began to “run into” or meet people who were on a similar journey as they validated my experiences. This new way of being began to resinate within every cell of my body and the more I embraced it the more loving and positive experiences came to me. Eventually, after miraculous, loving and joyful experiences this lead to my sister and I opening the Indigo Doors.  

I’m looking forward and feel immensely honored to help, support, and yes, love everyone we meet and interact, with our unique services and skills set. 

Thank you for letting me share a little of my journey with you!  I look forward to working with you in the future. 

Wendy's Story

Co Owner of The Indigo Doors
Visionary Artist/Healer/Teacher
BFA in Painting from Wayne State University
Masters in Modern Art History from Azusa Pacific University

I actually began my education in Physics. I never really thought about doing art. I was naturally good at math and science and feel comfortable within the cultures of these belief systems.  So, I followed that path for a while, but something was missing for me.  I picked up a pencil one day and started drawing faces and I felt something. I felt spirit. I was 2 semesters away from a Bachelor in Science and I switched majors to Art and transferred to Wayne State University.  There, I learned the traditional methods of painting and fell in love.  I loved how I was able to create matter, illusionary form and how it created an emotional response.  I created many paintings and each time felt spirit flow through me.  I loved using these tools in this way. This process of using art spiritually brought me to new heights emotionally and spiritually.

Soon after my degree I got a job as a teacher, taught publicly and privately and loved sharing my knowledge with people.  Teaching people how to create art was always about building confidence and empowering their own personal voice.  It became clear to me that this process was so much more than painting and teaching.  I opened up 3 studios throughout Metro Detroit under the premise of having fun but it wasn't enough for me. This led me to open this healing center with my sister.

Healer/Art Channeler
Certified Reiki Master/Teacher
Certified Quantum Touch Practitioner
Certified Lightarian Reiki Master
Certified Sidhartha Reiki Practitioner


I felt I was always meant to be a healer.  I had a profound awareness of healing techniques and behaviors long before I logically learned what I knew.  I laid my hands on people before I knew what Reiki was.  I could always see things that were unexplainable.  I can see things in the body or from the other side to the person being healed. From an early age, I've talked to God and God talked to me.

Spirituality has always been the most important aspect of my life, which lead to my extensive studies of multiple religions and practice of some aspects of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity. I honor those master's of love, light and truth like Muhammad, Jesus, Buddha, Gandhi and the Dalai Lama. I also learned Shamanistic methods of stones, animals, feathers and herbs. I have a profound remembering of this way of being and honoring the Earth. I embrace it. I've applied the work to myself so I AM as bright and as light as I can be.

I can channel people's spirits guides and their messages into a painting. I create meditation symbols to help assist those I work with to manifest and create the life they want. I teach people to use art as their own expression of themselves to help them on their healing Journey. I love what I do and bring all of who I AM to each moment.

I would love to see you in one of our classes! They are as fun as they are profound.

I would feel blessed if our paths crossed.

Namaste,

Wendy

Want to see my art?  Click here .


Erica Bretz

Owner of Nature’s Wisdom 
Partners The Indigo Doors with workshops and classes
Traditional Naturopath and certified Natural Health Educator, through the Naturopathic Institute in Mount Pleasant, MI. 
Erica continues to take classes and further her education in various areas related to natural health, and is currently studying Western Herbalism with Jim McDonald.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been intrigued by how the human body works and was exposed to natural folk remedies via both of my grandmothers – one of German descent, and the other who came to the States from Mexico when she was a teenager.  Both of these special women grew up in poor circumstances where a doctor was somewhat of a luxury, so using traditional plant based remedies was a way of life!  The more I study natural health, the more I see and understand what was being modeled by my grandmothers to their children and grandchildren.  Between my interest in science and a love for nurturing, a future in health & wellness was probably always in the cards for me.  Despite earning a bachelors in Biology, I spent a decade working in the automotive industry until 2013,  when I was inspired by a good friend to study Naturopathy in earnest.  My love for all things health & wellness led me to open Nature’s Wisdom in January of 2016, where I’m honored to hold space for those who want to regain control of their well being – using traditional, natural methods.  Outside of work I’m a wife & mother to 2 kids, 2 dogs, & a cat, bookworm, novice gardener, avid yogi, and relish time spent with friends & family.

Amelia Krabach

Amelia Krabach is a mind, soul and body energy balancer as well as a Channeler of Your Future Self. She is a certified Reiki Master and has been teaching Reiki for over 15 years. She is also a certified UCM Healer Practitioner since 2003. Amy is passionate about helping others achieve positive change in their lives.

She teaches Reiki and other classes at The Indigo Doors
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Marla Antone

Massage Therapist, LMT:

Marla is a graduate of the Michigan School of Myomassology with 12 years experience, and she truly enjoys sharing all that bodywork can bring as a means of supporting your health & wellness.  She is experienced in techniques including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Prenatal, as well as Reiki energy work.  Marla will be available for appointments beginning in mid-October  Tuesday 4-9PM, Wednesday 3-9PM, & Friday 12-7PM.  Please contact her directly to schedule your appointment at 586-533-4251 or circularserenity2017@gmail.com


​Licensed Master Social Worker
Clinical Therapist

Kelly graduated from Michigan State School of Social Work in 2008 and she has been practicing in a variety of different settings in Mental Health for the last 10 years. Kelly's journey has taken her in many different directions over the years but she always come back to her true center, helping others to achieve their full potential. Recently she been called to further explore how physical movement can help individuals to process and heal emotional stress and trauma. Kelly has always found the separation between the physical health and mental health systems to be problematic. The divided and compartmentalized system guides us to believe that our physical body and emotional wellbeing are separate when in fact they are intertwined.  Our bodies are physically and emotionally impacted by internal emotions, external life stressors, physical or emotional trauma. Physical symptoms are often addressed through the medical model while the emotional symptoms are ignore or minimized. In many cases the physical and emotional symptoms are connected, both need to be addressed in order to be able to achieve balanced wellness in body, mind and spirit. Kelly has gained knowledge and experience with Yoga, Mindfulness practices and Meditation. She often incorporate these techniques into my sessions in order to assist clients in connecting with their bodies and recognizing natural signals of stress.   

Kelly uses a holistic approach that incorporates traditional therapeutic training with movement, meditation and mindfulness. Her goal is to support and empower clients to create their own tool box of skills that will assist them in achieving long lasting wellness. Kelly has experience in working with children (as young as 3), adolescents and adults of all ages. She has worked with people experiencing a variety of symptoms/Diagnosis including Depression, PMDD, Post-Partum Depression, Anxiety, Grief and Loss, Trauma, Parenting Concerns, Life/Career Transitions, Relationship Difficulties and Divorce.

Kelly Zalewski

Stefanie McCellan

Licensed Master Social Worker 
Certifified Yin Yoga Practioner
Reiki Master


Stefanie was first introduced to yoga in 2004; she was seeking a method of self-care that would help her to address symptoms of depression and anxiety, and a close friend suggested she try a local yoga class.  From the winter of 2004 to the fall of 2016, Stefanie cultivated a consistent practice and often attended workshops to gain a deeper understanding of her personal yoga practice. She noticed that the benefits she experienced from a physical yoga practice carried over into a more spiritual realm for her and in conjunction with Mindfulness Meditation, also helped manage the vicarious trauma that she experienced as a social work clinician and intimate partner violence/sexual assault trauma specialist. 
Stefanie completed her 200-hour certification in May 2017 through YogaWorks, and is registered with the Yoga Alliance as a R.Y.T.-200. She also completed an additional, immersive Yin Yoga Teacher Training, an Inclusive Yoga Training, and a Trauma Informed Yoga certification after completing her foundational training. 

Stefanie is passionate about introducing “everyday people” to yoga, and she believes that yoga is for EVERY BODY- she especially loves teaching beginners. Her instructional approach is influenced by her social work background as well as her lighthearted  sense of humor.  You can expect levity, clear explanations, and a commitment to acceptance without conditions