ARC Health, a Thurston Group portfolio company, has acquired Lotus Consulting, PLLC, a comprehensive mental health therapy practice in Ann Arbor, MI.

Founded and led by Ilona Phillips, LMSW, the practice specializes in mindfulness-based wellness and mental health services ranging from mental health assessments for individuals to training, education, and healing methodologies for couples and groups.

Phillips states she is "thrilled to partner with ARC Health combining our focus on outstanding, evidence-based mental health care to reach those in need of effective mental health services. The opportunity also provides a well-supported and empowering environment for our clinicians. I am pleased to join a group with a leadership team consisting of clinicians and experienced business leaders committed to a true partnership."

Lotus Consulting offers a safe and judgment-free environment with a compassionate, highly trained, multidisciplinary team. Clients can begin to recover while feeling heard, Phillips said. "We offer emotion regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness skills, mindfulness, and acceptance training. We help clients expand their psychological flexibility and pursue valued living."

Phillips' background includes a decade serving at the University of Michigan Psychology and Counseling Services, as well as clinical training at The Ohio State University. Working from a multicultural perspective, she says she pays close attention to a client's intersecting identities when tailoring evidence-based approaches of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to each individual.

Vincent Morra, ARC Health CEO, said Lotus Consulting adds a spirited dynamic to ARC Health's collection of premier mental-health practices. "Its emphasis on mindfulness, strengths-based counseling, and group training is in harmony with ensuring ARC Health continues to push the envelope with a diverse portfolio of mental health services under its platform," he said.

ARC Health, formed in 2021, now has more than 320 psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists in Connecticut, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.