We’re a team of clinicians and staff who have dedicated our lives to research, education, and treating those with mental health conditions. We’re especially passionate about helping those with Treatment-Resistant Depression and providing the most advanced therapies available, including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and esketamine nasal spray, both FDA-approved for advanced depression.
Mental health conditions can be profoundly painful and isolating, making it difficult to seek help. Our team provides a unique, patient-centered experience to help you find the appropriate treatment and relief from your symptoms. We’re grateful to be practicing psychiatry during this era in which there are so many new treatment possibilities and new hope for those with mental health conditions.
Growing up seeing her mother work as a nurse, Dr. Valerie Tutson had her calling early on to pursue medicine. She entered medical school with clear intentions of becoming a pediatrician and a long-term goal of working with adolescents with emotional problems. After some soul searching, she found her way to psychiatry as it more closely mirrored her goals of medicine and was a place where she felt she could best make a difference in her patient’s lives. She enjoys hearing the story of someone’s journey and helping them reach a better baseline of functioning either with therapy, psychopharmacology, or other treatments.
Her style is somewhat eclectic in that she approaches each patient individually and meets them where they are, making sure they feel valued and listened to. She is respectful of past negative experiences and wants to uncover those as to not replicate the same mistakes. She also tries to glean from any past negative experience with treatment side effects or particular medications, and always takes a broad look at other psychodynamic factors that may be contributing to the treatment impact.
She has always stayed engaged and in-tune with the cutting edge of psychiatry. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a newer technology that allows patients who may have had refractory illness and depression to improve when they may have given up hope of normal functioning and a better baseline.
Emilie Kestner is a Psychotherapist with a focus in helping people look at their relationships with their caregivers differently, understanding how to communicate effectively with others (regardless of how the other person is communicating themselves), sexual challenges, overcoming obstacles preventing them from progressing through the family life cycle appropriately, accepting and loving different parts of the clients’ identities, and creating a life worth living. She offers clients time and space to process and re-examine their beliefs and challenges in a nonjudgmental light. She also offers specific skills to deal with distressing situations or uncomfortable emotions.
As a therapist, she entered the mental health field with an interest in helping individuals with sexual challenges and have found that she also works well with individuals who have been through trauma in terms of building a life more worth living to them. As a neurodivergent person herself, she also wanted to provide neurodiverse-affirming care to others.
Emilie Kestner describes her style of therapy as collaborative with her clients, open to feedback, encouraging, humorous, and direct. She is passionate about finding what works best for each patient and their needs. Therapy alongside other treatments such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and esketamine can help give patients a wide variety of options in order to find what works best to help them as an individual.
Ashley Hinck is a psychotherapist who specializes in treating adults suffering from anxiety, depression, OCD, eating disorders, and substance abuse. She also can help people struggling with LGBTQ+ issues, emerging adulthood, and life transitions.
Through cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as well as acceptance and commitment therapy, Ashley works collaboratively with her patients to help increase their self-awareness. Additionally, she has experience using cognitive processing therapy to help patients manage PTSD. Patients working with Ashley will find her to be compassionate yet direct and solution-focused.
Ashley chose Mindful Health Solutions for our philosophy and multidisciplinary approach. She whole-heartedly believes that therapy alongside treatments such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and esketamine allows patients to find a treatment path that works best for them as an individual.
Dr. Porche discovered her passion for psychiatry during medical school. While working rotations in a General Hospital, she found herself more focused on the mental health of patients who were admitted. She is interested in TMS and esketamine due to the benefits they can provide patients who suffer from treatment-resistant depression.
Her broad experience covers treating depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, bipolar disorder, and PTSD mostly in adults of all ages. At Mindful Health Solutions, she will also focus on medication management, TMS, and Esketamine treatment options.
She believes in working together with patients to find the best treatment plan for the patient. She also enjoys educating patients who may be new to medication treatment and have reservations about it.
Venecia Webb is a Psychotherapist whose focus in therapy is trauma and depression. She uses CBT and EMDR to help her patients heal and grow through life. She offers an atmosphere of healing, growth, and full authenticity. Her patients are free to express themselves however they see fit and know that the space she holds for them is a space where they can come to relax, relate, and release.
As a Psychotherapist, she is very direct with her patients. She doesn’t believe in beating around the bush or sugar coating anything because she finds that it doesn’t work if a patient is not going deeper into their thinking. She makes statements or asks questions that hit the point. The things she says are always with the clients’ emotions in mind and she is always sure to be empathetic.
Venecia Webb describes her ideal patient as someone who takes their mental health seriously and strives to be healthy mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. This patient is someone who has issues with trauma or depression, and they want to learn how to cope and heal from their past traumas. Therapy alongside other treatments such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and esketamine allow patients to find what works best for them as an individual.
Dr. Adefemi Taiwo is a dual board-certified psychiatrist in the fields of general adult psychiatry and addiction psychiatry. He has been practicing in the field of psychiatry for over eight years. Dr. Taiwo offers a mix of medication management in conjunction with supportive therapy in 30-minute follow-up visits.
He is also able to treat patients with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) or esketamine if they aren’t finding relief from medication. In his experience as a psychiatrist, Dr. Taiwo has seen the limitations of medications for patients. As such, having another effective treatment like TMS, which has given renewed life to many patients, is key.
Dr. Taiwo’s approach to clinical practice is based on a collaborative model with his patients being center stage. He seeks to involve them in their treatment decisions rather than assuming that he knows what is best for them.
Dr. Taiwo decided to get into the mental health field after seeing a close friend struggle with mental health and addiction while not being able to get the help he needed in his home country. Now, Dr. Taiwo is dedicated to giving his patients the support they deserve.