The Lifeologie Story
How a counseling franchise was born
Lifeologie founder Melanie Wells, LPC, LMFT, grew up in the Texas panhandle surrounded by artists and musicians. Wide open spaces, the 1970’s, and a family culture undefined by rules and steeped in creativity helped nurture the unconventional mind of this fiddle player, published novelist, and 25-year veteran counselor. Melanie’s “what box?” approach to life helped her bust out of the traditional ways of thinking about psychotherapy, counselor training and private practice, and start something new. Brand new.
After almost a decade of moving around the country, training therapists and establishing one private practice after another, Melanie settled in Dallas in 1999 and founded the Lifeologie Institute (formerly The LifeWorks Group PA), to offer clients a fresh, innovative approach to life’s inevitable difficulties — creative solutions to stuck problems!
Lifeologie counselors shred the box by bringing a relentless commitment to collaboration to their with adults, teens, children, elders, couples and families. Lifeologie’s uniquely creative, collaborative, client-centered approach offers clients access to an entire team of bright, experienced therapists with a wide range of specialties who actually TALK to each other and work together for clients and their families. Lifeologie counselors can help with just about any problem out there – and if they can’t, they’ll help find someone who can.
In addition to offering optimal client care in multiple specialty areas, Lifeologie is also a training facility where approved clinical supervisors work together to train LPCs, LMFTs and LCDCs, LMSW’s – as well as graduate-level student interns working toward their masters in counseling. Lifeologie also partners with LISPY, LLC. – the Lifeologie institute School for Psychotherapeutic Yoga – to train and certify yoga therapists in the emerging treatment modality of yoga therapy, which is a crucial and element of any Lifeologie franchise.
Since that inauspicious beginning – the whole gig started out with a broken copier and two pleather chairs – the Lifeologie institute has grown into a nationally known psychotherapy and training facility with offices in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Richardson/Plano, Oak Cliff, Cedar Hill and Frisco, Texas, as well as Grand Rapids, Michigan! Lifeologie counselors have helped tens of thousands of families unlock stuck ways of thinking, feeling and being and trained hundreds of interns to help their clients do the same.
After over 20 years of perfecting the Lifeologie jam, Melanie and her team were ready to spread the love! Lifeologie franchising is excited to offer you the opportunity to open your own Lifeologie counseling practice – complete with a collaborative clinical and training model, a proven business model, effective marketing systems and support, and an established, recognized brand that centers around these core values: creativity, collaboration & comfortable client care.
Join the Lifeologie family and change the world, one session at a time!