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Safe Soul Center, a holistic healing center helping individuals in the community impacted by trauma and life stressors, access affordable holistic mental health counseling services and body-centered psychotherapy modalities. As compassionate and clinically skilled trauma informed licensed counselors, we are dedicated to supporting our clients through the process of healing past traumas and reclaiming their lives.


Meet Jackie Henderson

Jackie spent the first 16 years of her career mentoring teenagers in reaching their full potential in a youth outreach program called Off the Curb. Jackie went on to receive her Masters Degree and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor specializing in holistic practices and body-centered modalities. After graduating from Salve Regina University, Jackie became a therapist on the Behavioral Unit of Newport Hospital.  She works with acute patients struggling with a wide range of mental illness including:  schizophrenia, psychosis, bipolar, depression, social anxiety, and personality disorders.  She runs groups for the patients and creates a safe and healing environment within the hospital setting.  The Behavioral unit is a short stay unit where stabilizing is the main focus of the therapeutic interventions.  Jackie is looking forward to private practice where she can provide long term healing care to clients. 

With over 200 hours of Hakomi training and focused work in the Polyvagal theory, Jackie has a love of learning and adding to her professional tool belt.  With her lifelong experience as a fitness trainer and dance choreographer, Jackie often incorporates physical activity into her therapeutic work as well.

Meet Nina Soares

Nina Soares, co-founder of the Safe Soul Center, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, whose holistic approach emphasizes the mind, body, soul, spirit connection in promoting health and wellness.  She believes in the individual’s capacity for self-healing and self-actualization and offers a safe and supportive environment that promotes self-discovery and transformation. Personal transformation often starts with a particular event in our life that requires we begin a journey of self-discovery. We may not be able to change events; however the meaning we choose to give them can have a powerful effect on our future. 

Nina utilizes a wide range of psychotherapeutic modalities with a focus on body-centered psychotherapy which is experiential in nature.  She is guided by the Hakomi Method which emphasizes the importance of recognizing core material and strongly held beliefs and patterns of behavior once adaptive in nature that have become the root cause of one’s suffering. She is passionate about walking with each individual in this self-discovery process to begin creating a new reality full of possibility and promise.  Therapy is collaborative and personalized to meet the unique needs of the individual. She also integrates other modalities when appropriate, which include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.  Nina has been working with individuals within the Partial Hospital Programs at Butler Hospital.

Nina specializes in working with individuals in addressing and managing depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, relationship issues, and life transitions.  Nina’s interests include the impact our emotional health has on our physical being. She has an affection for working with individual’s struggling with chronic illness or those caretaking for individuals with chronic illness.  If you are feeling stuck, stressed by life’s demands, going through a significant transition, searching for meaning and purpose in your life, or just feeling lonely, therapy can be the first step in your healing journey. 


“Perhaps the biggest tragedy of our lives is that freedom is possible, yet we can pass our years trapped in the same old patterns…”

– Tara Brach




Holistic Mental Health Counseling

Being offered by Jackie Henderson, LMHC and Nina Soares, LMHC

Holistic mental health counseling is an approach to human healing and transformation that considers the entire human being and their life experiences.   To promote “wellness” we must consider one’s physical, intellectual, financial, emotional, social, occupational, environmental, and spiritual wellbeing.  It recognizes that one’s identity lies in relation to others, their community, and the environment and it is in being mindful of all parts of oneself and our interconnectedness with the world around us that we discover a sense of wholeness. 


Being offered by Jackie 
Henderson, LMHC and Nina Soares, LMHC

Hakomi Mindfulness-Centered Somatic Psychotherapy was developed by Ron Kurtz and is a body-centered approach that combines somatic awareness and experiential techniques to promote psychological growth and transformation.  The Hakomi Method is grounded in a set of principles -  organicity, mindfulness, non-violence, mind-body holism, and unity – that are essential to and which guide the therapeutic process.  Hakomi takes into consideration individuals are self-organizing systems, organized psychologically around core memories, beliefs, and images.  This core material is at the very heart of how we show up in the world. It is through the act of self-study we begin to recognize those patterns of behavior that were once adaptive in nature and are now the root cause of our suffering. 


Hakomi practitioners assist clients in a safe and supportive environment to access the core material within one’s subconscious. We are not focused solely on the experience or talking about the experience but rather recognizing how each of us organizes around the experience.  “Hakomi” is a Hopi Indian word meaning, “How do you stand in relation to these many realms?”  In other words “Who are you?”

Therapeutic Modalities

Mental health

  • Anxiety

  • Chronic Illness

  • Coping Skills

  • Depression

  • First Responder

  • Grief

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Stress

  • Trauma and PTSD



  • Life Coaching

  • Life Transitions

  • Self-Esteem

  • Spirituality

  • Women’s Issues



  • Relationship Issues

  • Family Conflict

  • Codependency

  • Divorce

  • Caretaking for Individual’s with chronic illness

Fees for Service

Fees provided upon request
Military discounts available


Cash, checks, and online payments are accepted.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation must be received at least 24 hours before your scheduled appointment or payment is due in full.


Questions? Please contact us using the form below for further information.



1224 West Main Road
Middletown, RI 

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