Therapists

Kate Ecke, LCSW: Founder/Owner

I opened Live Your Best Life Holistic Healing Center because I recognized the unique need for such a place. 


I believe strongly in the power of therapy to help you find clarity and fulfillment in your life. In my own experience, I know how difficult it can be to make that phone call and allow yourself to be vulnerable with a complete stranger. That's why building a trusting, non-judgmental therapeutic relationship with my clients is paramount to my work as a therapist. In this way, I view therapy as a team effort where we build trust and then work together to find the most effective methods for achieving your goals. I also try to make it fun and crack a few corny jokes along the way.

You can expect me to provide a safe, compassionate environment where you can process your emotions and experiences, while also learning practical strategies to begin to create that safe space for yourself in your daily life.  My wide range of experience allows me to tailor sessions to meet your individual needs.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with certifications in Nurturing Parenting and Functional Family Therapy. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) which has been found to be effective in treating trauma, depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders. I am trained in Trauma-Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.

I am a published author and have written 3 books, a counseling guide for schools and a social emotional curriculum.

My "best life" includes spending time with my husband and dogs on my farm.

Bachelors in Social Work: Alvernia University, 2011

Masters in Social Work: Stockton University, 2013

Toms River Office

Megan Dietrich, LPC

Let’s get real- life can be stressful. At some point you may be faced with a challenge that seems too hard to overcome. But guess what? You don’t have to go through it alone.

Maybe you need a safe space to work out your feelings. Maybe you just need someone to tell you “you’re right, I hear you, and it will get better.” Or maybe you don’t know exactly what you need, and that’s okay. We will figure it out together.

I believe that everyone is not only capable, but deserving, of a happy and fulfilling life. Through validation, empowerment, and support, it is my goal to help you become the best version of yourself.

Hilary Krosney Rediker, LPC, LCADC

My goal is to create a safe space for my clients to find support through the challenges they face. Treatment is individualized to each client and/or family. I specialize in mental health and substance abuse. 

Reiki Practitioners & Massage Therapists

Elaina Parsons

Elaina Parsons is certified in Reiki I, II, and III. She works with a hands-on approach. The goal during a Reiki session is to allow the recipient’s energy to meld with the practitioner, allowing energy adjustments to be made in a gentle, natural, and peaceful manner. Elaina’s approach is meditative and stays true to White Light Reiki principles: using traditional Japanese symbology. Elaina was trained under Reiki Master, Donna Keeney. Elaina resides in Toms River with her family. She is a children’s author and a certified special educator. 

Beth Connelly

Beth completed 700 hours of intensive training at The Sedona school of massage in 2013 and completed her Reiki Master Teacher Certification before moving back to NJ in 2014. She works as a massage therapist on Long Beach Island during the busy season and has continued working as an LMT in Sedona, Arizona during the winter- when she’s not traveling the world.

Beth participated in her first 200 hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India learning Hatha and Ashtanga yoga. She  participated in her second yoga teacher training just this year, completing an additional 200 hour program studying Tantra yoga and Shamanism in Ecuador. She also attended Wat Po traditional Thai massage school in Bangkok for 30 hours.

Beth started going to meditation groups and Reiki shares back in 2007 and believes the combination of the two saved her from going down an ugly path. After attending many crystal bowl meditations she experienced the profound power of vibrational sound healing and is the proud owner of a wonderful set of 10 chakra crystal bowls, and now hosts monthly crystal bowl meditations of her own.

Beth feels lucky that she had her spiritual awakening at an early age and has been on a spiritual path ever since. She has created her own life’s philosophy that is about acceptance, positivity, healthy boundaries, giving back, and letting go of fear. Her main goal is to create a safe and comfortable space for healing.


 

Carrie Villanueva

 We ALL have a Soul Purpose! Are you searching for yours? Together we can gently find it!


Mark Twain stated "Why not go out on a limb? THAT is where the Fruit is!"

I have had an incredible journey working through the muddled waters experiencing, awakening & accepting my Soul Purpose!


It's to help you find yours too!

From a young girl, I experienced being bullied, "wearing an emotional mask of happiness", extreme losses (Alot of them) creating anxiety, depression, loneliness and tumbled into relationship issues, money issues, self image and confidence issues as well as absence of my Faith in the Lord (universe).


What did this journey teach me?  Who I am, what I am capable of, and who I need to be! A healer.  I am committed to offering you a safe and judgement free space. To help you help yourself heal because no one can do it for you! But you don't have to do it alone!

My unique protocols combined with incredible tools in my box of goodies will guide you physically, emotionally, and spiritually to grow and awaken your soul!  Utilizing my experience, education, and intuitive capabilities to guide you comfortably through the maze of confusion, blockages, aches & pains I'll help you step out of your Comfort Zone. That is where healing takes place!  Are you ready?  I am! I have been preparing my "Whole Life" to show up for YOU so you "Can Live Your Best Life!"


What do you need to do?  Just Show up, Be Present, Open Minded and Willing to " Work" at the individually designed plan which we will create together. 


Spiritual Coaching Tools

         (not all are necessary for each person)

Reiki

Massage

Essential Oils

Basic nutrition

Affirmations 

Visualization 

Synchronicity & Symbolism

Meditation & Grounding

(I am constantly learning and evolving to have the skills and tools to help you.. so this list is endless)


Carrie grew up in Bayville New Jersey.

She holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, Minor in psychology from Georgian Court University.  


She is an Elite Wellness Advocate with doTERRA International and has been certified in AromaTouch Technique since 2013.


Carrie also obtained her Reiki I certification in 2013. 

As well as an Account Rep. For Primerica

A graduate of the Body in Mind Massage Institute's intensive 600+ hour therapeutic massage training with over 100+ hours of clinical hands on of various clients. The program exposed her to a deeper understanding of energy work, music therapy, meditation, grounding, muscle memory, nutrition, and as Mary Henry Adam's consistently reminded her to "Trust the Process" and "We hold our Issues in our Tissues". Carrie is forever grateful to Mary for sharing her knowledge.

Carrie wants you to know...Life Lessons are the Lord's Blessings for our Healing!