Counselors at Rooted Souls
With 20+ years of experience, we assist people in the healing process. Explore grace, hope, and healing with our dedicated, caring professionals.
healing, Indiana
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About Us


In the 20+ years we have journeyed with the broken, we remain most awed by the depth of healing that comes as people sit together, listen deeply and attentively, and share their story.


How might your life have been different if, when you felt time pressing in on you, there were a place to go where you were allowed to simply be? If, as you sat down silently, there were a sense of the presence of others breathing in the stillness . . . Waiting quietly with you?


And if you watched the dappled shadows on the ground around you as the wind suddenly stilled. . .  And you entered a new sense of time, of time stretching out before you?


And you knew that there would finally be time enough for you. . .

(Judith Duerk)


Being wanted, welcomed, and invited are some of the most healing experiences. Everyone longs to be seen. It is our desire to give the "gift of mattering" to each person who comes to Rooted Souls.


Misty Rees, BS, CEDS, IFOC Chaplain, is co-founder and retreat leader of Rooted Souls. Whether creating art, treatment programs, workshops, or a family gathering, Misty's heartbeat has always been that of a creator. She graduated in 1990 from the University of Evansville with a degree in art therapy, and received her CEDS through IAEDP/ the Eating Disorder Institute at Saddleback College in California In 1996. She is a mom, wife, daughter, sister, artist, dreamer, and lover of All things vintage and bohemian.


"My life's call has had me sojourn with wounded souls for over 20 years in outpatient, residential, and inpatient settings. I am so excited to be able to create a sacred space like Rooted Souls for all to experience the healing impact of creativity, love, and community. I love to paint, journal, read, write, be present with my family, share stories, drink coffee/hot tea, create authentic community, and feel connected to the Holy Spirit. I live in the country with my nature lovin' husband and three creative and spirited daughters."



 Janie Hubble, MSW, LCSW, CEDS, is Co-founder and retreat leader of Rooted Souls. She is a graduate of Indiana University where she received her Masters Degree in social work in 1989. She completed the requirements and received her CEDS through IAEDP in 2013. Janie believes in The power of love and relationship and it is with great love that for over 20 years she has walked along side wounded warriors and was inspired to assist in the development of treatment programs, outpatient programs, workshops and now the creation of rooted souls. She is a wife, mother, daughter and faithful follower of God's callings in her life.


"I love to read, and have a passion for photography." A picture is worth a thousand words. "I love gardening, planting flowers, and nesting in my warm and comfortable home in my small town of Pendleton, Indiana where I live with my husband, two children and my Westie dog, Oliver."


"You have loved back my life from the pit of corruption and nothingness." -Isaiah 38:17


Joining Rooted Souls in January 2017, Rick Long, MSW, M.Div., began a career in human services in 1974. That 43 years of experience has led to working with a wide expanse of human suffering and struggles that include trauma, addictions, depression, anxiety, and more recently spiritual wellness and recovery. From child and adolescent, to family-based counseling, to adult and marriage/relationship issues, to elder care and the end of life journey, Rick has developed a passion to provide value-based, individualized counseling, and personal retreat services to those across the lifespan and who are in need.


Rick says, " I have spent my entire career committed to helping bring a solid foundation of skill combined with compassion, and a felt sense of what it is like to struggle, to come from a family where trauma was the norm, and to seek a spiritual path that truly heals and connects."


"My mentor, Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse, very directly taught all of us who were entering the addictions and family therapy field that we must do our own therapy work before we had the right to help others. This led me into my own personal healing work that has now included 35 years of person and spiritual recovery."


Rick completed his second Masters degree in Divinity (M.Div,) in 2015, and combined with his MSW, has developed a comprehensive approach to helping others in the healing process. Rick will be providing retreats for individuals and couples, along with individual counseling and relationship/couples counseling at Rooted Souls.