Middle Way Healing Therapists

Our therapists integrate the concept of “The Middle Way” into services that honor the power of the intellectual mind — yet simultaneously awaken ways of knowing that go beyond intellect and information to help you enhance your healing process, peace of mind, and enjoyment of life.

Meet our Therapists

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Tara Rullo

Tara Rullo, LCSW, is the founder of Middle Way Healing and a psychotherapist with over 19 years in the field. She believes that every person has the ability to heal, grow, and experience wellness and joy. Tara’s therapy approach is based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and incorporates a blend of mindfulness, practical skills, and cognitive restructuring.


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Matthew Word

Matthew Word, LMSW, CHT, works with adults, children, teens, families, and couples blending the essential qualities of a trauma-based psychotherapist, depth hypnosis practitioner, and shamanic counselor. Matthew skillfully helps clients find their way through their challenges with compassion and care to find new levels of well-being, self-awareness, and freedom.


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Eve Udesky

Eve Udesky, LMSW, is a psychotherapist focused on work with adolescents, adults and older adults. She is a people champion and enjoys helping individuals navigate difficult times and make impactful changes in their lives. Eve believes that each individual can develop a kinder and more compassionate relationship with themselves, and she enjoys being a part of that process.


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Nino Winterbottom

Nino Winterbottom, MHC-LP, is a spiritually-informed psychotherapist interested in helping adolescents and adults build resilience and self-compassion. They strive to provide a safe place for clients to explore who and how they are. Nino uses aspects of psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapies (CBT/ACT), and narrative therapies as well as Buddhist psychology and expressive arts.


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Olivia Conway

Olivia Conway is a Master’s candidate at Northwestern University working towards her degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Olivia believes that the therapeutic relationship is central to the healing process. She makes it a priority to create an environment that is warm, collaborative, and free from judgement where clients feel safe to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.