Welcome to the About Us section of the website. Together, BJ Wheeler and Barbara Ellis, operate The Quest – Connections in Mind and Body. In 2000, they joined their massage and psychotherapy offices together with the philosophy that the mind and body are interconnected and that what we think, feel, and believe, affects our physical health Just as our state of mind affects our body, reflected as areas of tension or pain, our physical state affects how we feel and relate to the world. The collaboration of BJ and Barbara affords the opportunity for clients to utilize either service, or combine aspects of both to reach their goals.
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BJ Wheeler has been providing psychotherapy in Lincoln, NE as a licensed psychologist since 1997. She has a doctorate in psychological and cultural studies, and completed postdoctoral training in counseling from the University of Nebraska. Prior to her work in psychology, BJ received a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Antioch College and masters in elementary education from SUNY at Buffalo. She spent many years as a teacher before becoming a therapist.
Dr. Wheeler has worked with clients from diverse backgrounds, both adults and children. She is trained in a variety of techniques to assist her clients, including neurofeedback and hypnosis, which have been used successfully to treat a broad range of issues. BJ is interested in utilizing all her training and education to work with clients to meet their individual goals. Barbara Ellis has been providing massage services in Lincoln, NE as a licensed massage therapist since 1998. She is a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and has over ten years experience providing massage integrating Swedish massage, neuromuscular and craniosacral therapy, reflexology, and energy work.
Barbara has a broad range of educational background in the healthcare field. She is an RN, with a master’s degree in nursing, specializing in women’s health care. She also obtained a masters degree in counseling. Barbara is a certified Reiki practitioner, and is currently engaged in the study of energy and the techniques of balancing the body’s energies for optimal health, joy, and vitality.
BJ and Barbara possess a vast amount of knowledge, training, and education to provide a holistic integrative approach to their clients care. They will listen to your concerns and work with you to help you find the motivation to change your life, to resolve conflict, and achieve your goals.