Mellissa Jagrup-Lee is one of the founders of Alive & Well Corp. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and has been in the field for about 14 years. Mellissa believes that helping people find hope on their journey is essential to creating building blocks to a stronger more together community. She helps her clients who include children, teens, adults, couples and families find healthy ways of working through life's stressors and getting back to equilibrium. She believes that if she can provide a peaceful, caring and supportive environment that this begins the process of healing.
Mellissa subscribes to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and has a Master's degree in Mental Health & Rehabilitation Counseling, a Certificate in Marriage & Family Therapy from the University of South Florida and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She started out with Mental Health Care Inc in Tampa Fl where she worked with youth from ages 3-17 recovering from instances physical, sexual, emotional abuse and domestic violence and has gone on to work in settings such as Hillsborough County Division of Children's Services and Health Integrated. She has also completed practicum work with teens working through substance abuse and has volunteered working with women recovering from domestic violence situations.
Benjamin completed his 200 hour teacher training program in February, 2015, at Aura Wellness center in Massachusetts. Prior to obtaining his Yoga license, Benjamin practiced for five years in New York under his Guru, Yogi Eric Perez. Yogi Perez, bestowed upon Benjamin, the essence of Yoga. Benjamin, having a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology found the philosophy of Yoga to be tantamount to that of his work as a clinician. Benjamin has passed his love for yoga on to many of those that seek a true understanding and connection to Yoga. Benjamin had developed his own Traveling Yoga business (The Travelin' Yogi) where he traveled around Florida giving free consultations and individualized instruction to individual of all abilities. Aside from having experience being a mental health professional, Benjamin has taught YOGA to special populations such as: youth with Emotional/Behavioral disturbances, Individuals with developmental disabilities, work colleagues and kindergarten children.
Tameka has been a Massage Therapist since 2008. She believes in the body' ability to heal itself and utilizes her expertise to assist in this process. Through listening to the body and thoughtful communication, she has a collaborative approach of reaching the specific goals for her clients. Her style combines deep tissue, stretching, and relaxing strokes to calm, reset, and relax the body. Her work can benefit prenatal clients, athletes, chronic pain and migraine sufferers, and anyone seeking overall wellness of being.
Carol is a licensed massage therapist currently in Florida and previously in Kentucky. Recently, she graduated from Orange Technical College in March 2016. She comes with 24 years of experience. Carol has been employed at True Essence Fitness and Day Spa in Illinois, worked at Hands of Health in Kentucky, and has worked in chiropractic offices both in Illinois and Florida. Additional education includes Medical Massage, Reflexology, Lymphatic drainage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Deep Tissue massage, Craniosacral therapy, Prenatal massage and Hot stone massage. Carol enjoys the challenge of researching in order to utilize the best modality for any issue. In addition, she believes the power of touch can be healing both physically and mentally in relieving stress, improves blood circulation, helps healing of muscles and ligaments, strengthens immune system, and fosters peace of mind. In her free time, Carol enjoys walking along the nature preserve trail, yoga, water aerobics, and pilates.