Nick Benas, QMHA is a Qualified Mental Health Associate and a former United States Marine Sergeant as well as Iraqi Combat Veteran. Nick is the former Director of Business Operations for Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare, a private non-profit mental health agency, located on the Columbia River in Astoria, Oregon. He is also a Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor by the National Council for Behavioral Health, teaching adults, and youth modules. He travels around the United States training individuals on how to recognize a developing mental illness and how to prevent someone from slipping into a crisis. He has been featured by more than 50 major media outlets for his business success and entrepreneurship, including Entrepreneur Magazine, Men’s Health, ABC, FOX, ESPN, and CNBC.
Michele Hart, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Utah with over 20 years of experience in the field of social work. Throughout her career, she has worked in a variety of settings including residential and outpatient clinics, educational settings, and probation and parole. Her primary focus and passion has been centered around trauma and its impact on children, families, and adults. Michele’s clinical background has been providing individual and group services as both a therapist and a Clinical Director. She utilizes best practices models of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Competency, and Motivational Interviewing to provide diagnosis and treatment of trauma and stressor-related disorders; anxiety, depressive, and bi-polar disorders; obsessive-compulsive and related disorders; and schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders.