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Our Mission

The Inclusive Wellness Project's goal is to help people maximize connection through the teaching of inclusive language practices specific to healthcare settings, addressing the marginalization of trainees in practices settings, and educating around microagressions of those with power and privilege who want to be more affirming. In short, we hope to increase awareness of self to others, foster knowledge about people and things we do not understand and develop skills to meet the needs of others different from ourselves. We believe all individuals deserve to feel affirmed and validated from their lived experience.

Our Team

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Dr. Angela Koivula (she/they)

Licensed Psychologist, PH.D.

Dr. Angela Koivula is a licensed psychologist with over 15 years of experience in the field of counseling, education and supervision and training.  She is a clinician, educator, trainer and consultant specializing in helping patients, clients, clinicians and colleagues see beyond the black and white and into the gray, messy and complex surrounding topics such as diversity, inclusion and providing equitable care, specifically within the healthcare and wellness industries. She is also an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Florida and provides workshops and trainings across the country on inclusive and affirming care practices in healthcare. She spends her free time caring for her own wellness as an avid cyclist, swimmer and daily grind at the gym. She also plays hard with frequent traveling with her wife and kids, time with her dog and cheering on her hometown Kansas City Chiefs!

Education:

  • M.A. and Ph.D. in CounselingPsychology from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Educational Psychology from University of Missouri-Columbia

Certifications:

Licensed Psychologist in the State of Florida

Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples, Advanced Training

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

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Ms. lisa buning (She/her)

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Ed.S.

Ms. Lisa Buning is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 20 years experience in the field. As a person and as a therapist, she holds a deep respect and appreciation for a variety of lived experiences and/or identities, particularly identities that may be marginalized in our society. She works actively to provide an affirming and open space for clients to discuss their emotions safely and fully. She is attuned to  both the major and micro traumas that occur for LGBTQ folx in a society/culture that is heteronormative and is aware of various privileges she holds, as well as ways that she can be marginalized. She has experiences working in community mental health, private psychiatric hospitals, private practice, and university counseling centers.

Education:

  • B.A. in Psychology from the University of Florida
  • M.A., Ed.S. in Counselor Education from the University of Florida

Certifications:

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Florida

Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples, Advanced Training

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