About The Mind Spa

In 2006, Dr. Lauren opened the very first Mind Spa location in Bethesda, Maryland.  She created The Mind Spa in the spirit of providing an accepting and encouraging environment where anyone can achieve a higher degree of mental fitness.  Mental fitness is a lifestyle that reflects an ability to approach life’s rewards and challenges in a balanced, secure manner, while maintaining a generally positive outlook.  Here, adults, children, and families acquire skills to create for themselves a general sense of well-being that can be self-implemented long after treatment has ended.

 

In addition to enhancing emotional well-being, Dr. Lauren firmly believes that because behavioral health is part of (not separate from) general health, maintaining mental fitness also enhances physical well-being.  In fact, having an untreated anxious, depressive or bipolar condition and a co-occuring condition of heart disease, diabetes or COPD actually reduces the odds of effectively treating or managing these physical conditions, which may even result in premature death.  As one might expect, individuals over the age of 60 have the highest rates of heart disease, COPD and diabetes in the country.  Therefore, although achieving behavioral wellness is important at any age, it becomes increasingly more crucial as we mature.  

Dr. Lauren K. Mason

Dr. Lauren is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in the assessment and treatment of mood disorders in both children and adults.  She earned her doctoral degree from Fordham University in New York where she received extensive training in Child and Adolescent Psychology.  Prior to opening The Mind Spa, Dr. Lauren was the Director of Behavioral Services at Noyes Children's Center in Rockville, MD. 

 

Complementing her work with children and familes, Dr. Lauren also provides psychological services to adults struggling with depressive, bipolar, and anxiety disorders, as well as marital/couples relationship issues.  Throughout her professional career of more than 15 years, she has provided treatment to young and old patients with various health issues (e.g., pain management, hormonal disorders, TBI, cancer, kidney disease, etc.), and has done so in a variety of treatment settings (e.g., patients' homes, hospitals, nursing homes, residential facilities, etc.).    Dr. Lauren has appeared on local morning talk shows, such as Fox 4's Morning Blend, to offer her expertise on everything from dating and relationships to living with chronic illness.  She has also worked with various high-profile government officials, directors and chief officers of local private firms and corporations, as well as local health care providers and their children.  Therefore, not only does Dr. Lauren have a firm grasp of the human condition, but she understands the importance of availing herself in a manner that yields discretion.  Contact her today to schedule an appointment at her Naples office , your home or office, or wherever you feel most comfortable.  

Meditation, Yoga & Yoga Therapy

The yogic model of health is unique, because it addresses every aspect of life rather than considering each body part or system separately.

Inga Balciuniene, Yoga Instructor RYT, Registered Yoga Therapist with IAYT 

First certified to teach yoga in 2009, Inga currently holds multiple certifications, including the “Heart of Yoga” certificate from “Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram” Institute in Chennai, India, 2 year Yoga Teacher Training Certificate, 3 years Yoga Therapy Training Certificate, and Bhagavad Gita Certification from Krishnamacharya Yoga and Healing Foundation (KYHF), in Chennai India.

In her yoga classes besides asanas (i.e., poses and postures), Inga teaches proper breathing techniques, deep relaxation, meditation, and chanting. At The Mind Spa, she leads adult (beginners, mixed level, or advanced), senior and children's yoga classes and offers private Healing Yoga sessions (yoga therapy).   

Book a service with Inga Here or contact us to schedule an appointment.

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