Our Story

This is the story of Mindful Therapy. We arrived in Gratiot county when there was an increased need for mental health and co-occurring treatment at an affordable cost to all of our clients.  Our office is within walking distance from the Ithaca court house.  We believe that everyone has the potential to succeed.  Our services are designed to help our clients to achieve success.


Our Staff

Medical Director: Dr. Hillary Shemes, DO.

Dr. Shemes grew up in Flint, MI and earned her undergraduate degree from the University Of Michigan in Ann Arbor and her Medical degree from VIA College of Osteopathic (Virginia Site) in 2010. She has been practicing in Ithaca, MI at Sparrow Medical Group Ithaca since 2013. She enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with her children.

Clinical Supervisor: Dr. Jeremy Moeggenberg, Psy. D.

Dr Moeggenberg originates from Alma, MI and earned his undergraduate degree from Alma College, then he earned his Master and Doctorate Degrees at Illinois School of Psychology. He was the associate director of a substance abuse clinic for a year, then returned to Michigan and spent three years at Family Health Psychiatric and Counseling in Alma, MI. He currently has a private practice, Great Lakes Psychological Associates, PLLC. in Mt. Pleasant. MI. Jeremy enjoys sailing.

Executive Director: Audrey Wendt MSW, LMSW, CAADC, ICAADC

Audrey originates from Washington State. She earned her Bachelor Degree at Central Michigan University in 2000, then she earned her Master degree in Clinical Social Work at Michigan State University in 2010.  She has worked in residential substance abuse treatment, community mental health, and the private mental health sector before moving to a for profit substance abuse agency where she was the program director for more than a decade. She decided to open her own agency so that she would be able to provide uninterrupted mental health & co-occurring services for all of our clients.  Our agency is willing to go the extra mile for all of our clients to find success. Audrey enjoys gourmet cooking.  

Executive Assistant: Jamie Litwiller

Jamie grew up in the St. Johns area. She studied in medical billing an excells at quickbooks. She is an experienced office manager. We are grateful to have her as a part of our team. She considers her family as her top priority.


How much will this cost me?

We use a sliding fee scale to address fees for service.  We are able to bill for Medicaid, Medicare, Blue Cross/ Blue Shield, Blue Care Network, Tri-Care (Military), CIGNA, Aetna, United Health Care & ASR Physicians Care. We are in the process of becoming paneled with several other well known comercial insurance companies.

Will you report things I tell you to the court?

We follow CFR 42 criteria and only things you want reported to the court or others will be reported (such as attendance and progress in treatment).

How long will I have to attend treatment?

Everyone is individual.  One size does NOT fit all.  Treatment is completed when the client and the therapist agree that the client has reached all of the goals that they set for themselves to achieve in the time period that they determined.

Will I be charged if I cannot make an appointment?

As long as you call to report that you are unable to attend your scheduled appointment within 24 hours, there will be no charge.  Some emergencies will be taken into consideration as well.

How will I know if the agency is closed due to weather or other natural disasters/situations?

Just go to our Facebook page and any current closings will be listed.