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Food and Mood: Understanding the Second Brain – Earn 3 CE Credits

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Melissa Grupe, PhD, LCPC, strives to understand the perspective of the client to meet his or her goals. She takes a non-judgmental and empathetic approach while considering the complexities of one’s life, including such variables as cultural, political, historical, global, biological, psychological, and spiritual factors.

Melissa earned a BA from Alverno College, and an MA and PhD from Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has worked and volunteered in the mental health field since she was a teenager. Her work has included at-risk youth, chronic mental illness, mood disorders, impulse control difficulties, school anxiety, anxiety disorders, marital issues, communication issues, intellectual impairment, developmental impairment, adjustment to life stressors, self-esteem, motivation, trauma, and crisis intervention. She has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and couples. Melissa has also traveled to Japan, Sierra Leone, and Peru to provide international consultation and services regarding education, forgiveness, trauma, community development, developmental impairment, and mental health.

In this workshop, attendees will learn about the brain-gut connection and how dietary changes can improve wellbeing.


1. Analyze the standard diet in the United States and medical and mental health statistics

2. Explore the relationship between the gut and mental health

3. Understand the impact of food on the functioning of the mind and body

4. Learn healthy eating habits and other interventions to promote wellbeing

Don’t miss this insightful event! Reserve your spot today!


August 18
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


LifeStance Health