Welcome to Plant and Grow: Holistic Healing. Plant and Grow’s owner Aleema Skerrett has an extreme passion for assisting people; especially children and adolescents with finding their ultimate sense of health and well-being. Aleema started out in the Criminal Justice field, interning as a Juvenile Probation officer and then at the Juvenile Justice Center. After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree from Bloomsburg University in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Children, Family, and Youth, Aleema decided to further her education. A common theme that emerged from working in the criminal justice system was that a lot of the youth had no one to talk to. Aleema began to feel as though she could make more change in an earlier stage of the system if many of the adolescents were able to receive therapeutic services prior to ending up within the criminal system. Aleema went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Child and Adolescent Counseling from Kutztown University. Aleema Skerrett currently is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania and has been working as a Child Therapist in a school setting for the past seven years. In this time, Aleema had become very intrigued by the effects of nutrition on mental health and overall health. That led her to return to school once again in order to become certified as a Holistic Nutritionist. Aleema Skerrett remains highly passionate about combating childhood obesity and helping individuals and family dynamics develop healthier eating patterns. Aleema truly believes that no change happens in isolation. That thinking led to the development of her company.
Plant and Grow: Holistic Healing focuses on the WHOLE person. With a combination of therapeutic intervention, nutritional guidance, and physical activity you can reach your optimal health. In order to have long-term health and success, it is necessary to change behavior and explore possible mental roadblocks that may impede that success. Plant and Grow strives to assist with healing from the inside out. Services include: Nutritional consultation, Juicing/natural raw detox, Individual therapy sessions, Yoga classes, Meal planning, Joint grocery shopping and nutrition education.
Licensed Professional Counselor, L.P.C.
Child and Adolescent Counseling, M.A.
Criminal Justice, B.A.
Certified Holistic Nutritionist
500 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher
Certified Personal Trainer