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, is a highly skilled and compassionate psychotherapist specializing in working with adults, teens, and couples. With a unique blend of trauma-based psychotherapy, Depth Hypnosis, and Shamanic Counseling, Matthew offers a comprehensive approach to mental health and well-being. His practice is deeply rooted in understanding and nurturing each client’s unique journey, ensuring that the therapeutic process is guided by their interests and needs.


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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, works with teens, adults, and couples. They act as an ally and accomplice, aiding clients in shedding the old stories that hold them back and embracing their full potential. Nino’s approach combines psychodynamic and narrative therapy with creative arts, mindfulness, somatic approaches, and DBT skills.


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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.


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Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson is a masters candidate at Touro University working towards a clinical degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Ben has an intrinsic understanding of the radical benefits of therapy. He sees relationships as fundamental to our wellbeing and strives to create a welcoming and supportive space for families, couples, and individuals to explore their thoughts, behaviors and emotions.


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Alice Pencavel

Alice Pencavel, LMSW, is grounded in the belief that we have the intrinsic capacity to heal. She is committed to supporting the development of compassion, wakefulness, and ease, as a response to anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and unresolved trauma.


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Jen Ottman

Jen Ottman is our practice coordinator and assists clients with scheduling, billing, insurance questions, and any other assistance they may need along the way. She is currently pursuing her masters degree in clinical psychology, driven by her passion for the transformative impact of the therapeutic journey.