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Get To Know Our Team

Lindsey N. Bauman CPNP, PMHNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner


Lindsey Bauman is a dual board-certified nurse practitioner. She is certified as a pediatric nurse practitioner through PNCB (Pediatric Nursing Certification Board), and she is a family systems trained; certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner through ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center).


Lindsey graduated from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH and has been practicing as a nurse practitioner since 2014. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in nursing (focusing on executive leadership and health policy). Her practice background includes developmental and behavioral pediatrics, primary care pediatrics, as well as child/adolescent and family psychiatry.


Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, she worked as a nurse for 8 years in multiple settings helping individuals from different backgrounds across the lifespan.


Lindsey is passionate about providing unparalleled family centered care. She treats patients across the lifespan, but her primary area of focus is treating children, adolescents, transitional youth, adults, and families.


She is part of Sigma Theta Tau and has been recognized by the International Nurses Association for her demonstrated success, leadership, and excellence in her field.  She is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA), American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP).


Lindsey is originally from Michigan “GO BLUE!” She has also lived in Ohio, but she is now residing in Fort Mill, SC with her husband, 4 children, 3 dogs, and cat. She enjoys reading, camping, spinning, spending time with friends and family, being creative, and trying new things.

I am extremely fortunate to get to know people in a unique, authentic, and vulnerable way. My clients are often tremendously grateful for everything they gain from our sessions. I am not sure they realize just how much I gain from them as well. What a privilege it is to get to do this for a living. The human connection is powerful.

-Lindsey Bauman

Lindsey Bauman

Q & A with Lindsey

Something you do to improve your mental health?

Practice yoga and meditation

Something you enjoy? 

 I enjoy spending time with family, gardening, and traveling

Something you fear?



Favorite place?

My childhood hometown in Michigan (reminds me of simpler times)

Something you hope to learn?

How to play the Ukulele

Kimberly Bernstein

Q & A with Kimberly


Something you do to improve your mental health?

Intentional movement and stillness, sleep hygiene, and nonjudgmental spaces to build a connection with other humans.

Something you enjoy? 

Hiking, yoga, and French fries

Something you fear?

Rodents and bugs 


Favorite place?

Sedona, AZ

Something you hope to learn?

Always more patience 

Kimberly Bernstein LCSW
Psychotherapist, Yogini, Energy Healer, Fear Slayer

Kimberly is a Licensed Clinical Social worker with over 2 decades of experience under her belt.

As a mother, energy healer and recovery warrior, she takes pride in her ability to compassionately and non-judgmentally hold space for those walking the path of recovery.

Kimberly brings to her sessions her strong background in yoga, breath-work, and mindfulness. While Kimberly’s first love is empowering others to live boldly beyond diet culture, she also has an affinity for working with parents, clients with an ADHD diagnosis, and those on the autism spectrum.

Kimberly is trained in EMDR and Internal Family Systems. When she’s not in the therapy room you might catch Kimberly teaching or taking a yoga class, exploring the city on a walk or run, or out hiking the trails of Baltimore.

Kimberly is queer and friendly, and queer friendly! 


Markley Hawkins, LISW-CP.


Markley grew up in Charleston, West Virginia.  She gained her BA in Psychology from West Virginia University in 1991 and has lived in the Carolinas since 1994. 2009 Markley completed a Master’s in Social Work from Winthrop University. 


Markley is a seasoned Licensed Independent Social Worker in Clinical Practice with 15 years of experience providing psychotherapy services. Her approach is rooted in a biopsychosocial framework tailored to understand individual strengths, needs, circumstances, and perspectives. Markley uses various clinical tools to facilitate a person’s healing path and ways to greater happiness.  Working with adults, teens, and children, she specializes in treating trauma, mood disorders, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, and other tricky life stressors. Markley has received extensive training in EMDR, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Trauma Focused- CBT, Expressive Arts Techniques, and play therapy interventions.  She is driven to provide the most effective care in ways that feel safe, compassionate, and meaningful to her clients. 


Q & A with Markley

Something you do to improve your mental health?

spending time outdoors, reading, exercising and talking to friends.

Something you enjoy? 

I enjoy time with my family and pets most.  I also love to read, grow things - flowers, plants, veggies, and listen to music.

Favorite place?

I don't have a favorite place - I love spending time on the beach.  I also love being in the mountains - walking, skiing, down a river, driving.  I love just hanging out at home too and chilling with my favorite people there.  I enjoy finding new places to explore and discover.

Something you hope to learn?

I like learning - new ways to do therapy, artistic endeavors, cooking new dishes, growing different kinds of plants, music, people, ideas!  Curiosity is always present in my brain.

Allen Bauman

Q & A with Allen

Something you do to improve your mental health?

I exercise, meditate, and sit in the sauna

Something you enjoy? 

I enjoy Ohio State football, spending time with family, and travelling

Something you fear?

Gun violence 


Favorite place?

The beach

Something you hope to learn?

More home improvement skills and DIYs

Allen Bauman

Practice Administrator


Allen Is new to the health care practice management arena, but he is not new to the health care world or maintaining systems and operations. Allen is well versed in health care largely in part because of his wife, Lindsey. He has also become very familiar with nursing and nuances parents/consumers deal with day to day. He and Lindsey have a son who is profoundly disabled. Allen has learned a lot managing and caring for their son from bedside nursing care, coordination, ordering durable medical equipment, appointments and scheduling, handling billing, claims, and much more. 


Prior to joining Lindsey at Mettā Vita Health, Allen worked in the chemical industrial arena. He worked for the same company, Jones-Hamilton, for 18 years. Allen’s time at JH speaks to his loyalty. Throughout the years at JH, he monitored operations, conducted process inspections, troubleshot, coordinated with multiple departments, and he enforced policies, procedures, and safety protocols.  Allen also mentored and supervised employees. JH is a company based out of Ohio. Allen was integral in the startup and expansion of the additional JH plant in South Carolina. 


Allen is a family man and takes pride in being a husband and father. Allen enjoys spending time with his family whenever he can. He is a HUGE Ohio State football fan. Allen also enjoys travelling and learning about new cultures, golfing, listening to podcasts, and developing his knowledge in stocks and finance. 


“Allen and I are complete opposites. We think very differently from one another. I am incredibly grateful (most days…iykyk…HA) for him as he provides balance to me in our marriage and our practice.”  

-Lindsey Bauman


Lindsey does an incredible job of helping her patients find balance inside and out. She listens with no judgment and helps us find & use the tools necessary to work through our struggles. Our family is beyond thankful for her!


-Amy H. (client) 

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