The Brains Behind Our Team


Elena Estanol

Elena Estanol Ph.D., M.F.A.

Dr. Estanol is a licensed High Performance Psychologist, NLP Master Practitioner and Trainer, and Intuitive Leadership and ADHD Coach. She is the founder and Clinical Director of Synapse Integrative Wellness and Coaching LLC. She specializes in providing coaching for eating disorders,  ADHD Coaching, GLBT issues, High performance psychology,  anxiety managementSpanish-Speaking populations, life transitions, relationship issues, spirituality, intuition and personal growth, among others. She is the creator of "The Productivity Playground"(a group community for high achieving ADHDers). She also conducts retreats, online trainings, masterminds, Consultation Groups for professionals, and Leadership & Executive Trainings for Companies & Leadership Teams.

I strive to create a warm and comfortable atmosphere where we can explore your concerns and be gently challenged to try new behaviors. I am active and engaged in the healing & coaching process and work collaboratively with you to enhance your awareness of maladaptive patterns that keep you stuck, so you can make the changes to achieve the life you want and deserve.

I employ many different approaches; CBT, NLP, Existential, Somatic, Havening, Huna, Energy Psychology, Superconscious Intuitive Guidance, Superconscious Transformation and Mental Emotional Release (MER).

I enjoy working with individuals, couples, families, teens, adolescents, and adults. I also have ADHD so I understand it from both a personal and professional perspective and have used both of these experiences to inform the development of our programs and services.

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I have an integrative and strengths-based approach to helping individuals. I believe that you already have many skills and abilities that have enabled you to succeed in the past and my role is to help you recognize and use your strengths in order to overcome your current challenges. I bring authenticity, warmth, humor and compassion to my work and strive to create a safe environment where we can explore your concerns and be gently challenged to try new behaviors.

I work collaboratively with each person to provide an individualized approach tailored to who you are, your goals, life experience and current concerns. You can trust that I will provide you with expert, gentle and honest feedback about your current situation and how you can avoid repeating maladaptive patterns. I draw from positive psychology, sport psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Feminist psychotherapy, interpersonal (IPT), NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming), Somatic, Havening, Huna, Superconscious Intuition and Transformation, existential psychotherapy principles, and Mental Emotional Release (MER) to inform my coaching & healing to help you find  purpose and meaning in your life, recognize and change behavior patterns that keep you stuck, and utilize your individual strengths to develop more adaptive coping strategies to help you achieve your true potential as a human being. 

I am constantly expanding my knowledge base and education and pursuing innovative and integrative approaches to enhance performance, achieve whole health, and mental balance. I have also developed several online courses and serve as an intuitive business mentor & intuitive coach. 


My previous clinical experience includes providing therapy at a university counseling center, providing psychological services in a middle school, a residential treatment center for eating disorders (adolescents), a court-appointed private practice (children), providing behavioral health interventions in a hospital, and employed as a psychologist for the CSU Health Network providing mental health services for college-aged students and sport psychology services to Division I athletes, dancers and performing artists. I also served as the liaison to the GLBT office and El Centro on campus. I am a member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) ( and the American Psychological Association ( Division of Exercise and Sport Psychology (Division 47).

Tambien me especializo en tratar a miembros de la cultura Latina/Hispana y ofrezco terapia en Español.


  • Certified trainer and Master Practitioner of: NLP, Hypnotherapy, and Mental and Emotional Release (MER)®.
  • Practitioner of Huna, Ancient Hawaiian Energy and Healing Arts
  • Havening & Somatic Healing
  • Superconscious Healing & Transformation
  • ADHD Coach Training at JST Coaching LLC and Mentor Coach LLC
  • Licensed Psychologist Colorado – 3452
  • APA- Aproved Psychology Internship- Colorado State University (2008).
  • Ph.D. Counseling Psychology – University of Utah (2008).
  • M.S. in Sport Psychology – University of Utah (2004).
  • M.F.A. in Kinesiology, Teaching and Choreography in Dance- University of Utah (2002).
  • B.F.A. in Ballet Teaching and Performance- University of Utah (1998).

Rick Loek

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Richard “The Amazing Rick” Loek

What brings me joy is helping people transform what they may think is impossible to anything is possible. I do this by getting to know people and what is important to them. In this process a deep bond of trust and love is created. People often find themselves saying, “I don’t know why I am telling you this...” Also, as a parent of an adult child with special needs (Aspergers & health and behavior issues) I’ve learned more about what it takes to be an advocate than most can imagine. Not to mention as a person who has lived with being Hyperactive and a gift for being distractible...I have taught myself to manage and embrace my gifts.


I have a diverse background. I developed software where I used my ‘get it done style’ to successfully deliver often difficult (dare I say impossible) projects. I began my transition out of software in the early 2000’s. I own and operate a Registered Investment Advisor Firm, an Insurance Brokerage and a Success Coaching Company.

I served on the Mental Health Board (now called Behavioral Health) in Santa Clara County, California.

In addition to my skillset to create software, I have studied varied systems and processes and leadership as developed by Napoleon Hill, Stephen Covey, Ernest Holmes, Dr. Matt James, Werner Erhard and Landmark Education. The last many years have been focused on Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), including Mental & Emotional Release and Hypnosis.  


  • I am a certified trainer and Master Practitioner of: NLP, Hypnotherapy, and Mental and Emotional Release (MER)®.

  • Integrative NLP Coach

  • Practitioner of Huna, Ancient Hawaiian Energy and Healing Arts

  • Retirement Income Certified Professional ®

  • Investment Advisor Representative

    Currently, I am developing a curriculum that is all about “money”. “Money: From constrained to unconstrained, have what you want and need in life by removing oftenly-hidden constraints from your view”

Watch an Interview with Rick to get to know him!

Sarah Horn

Sara Horn Mindset Mastery Coach & Master NLP Practitioner

I am passionate about working with motivated individuals who are ready to create a breakthrough. Whatever area of life we are working on, I take an integrative approach because both life’s desirables and undesirables don’t function in a vacuum. I can help clients figure out the best strategy to apply to a given situation, utilizing tools that they already have and introducing key concepts to drive them toward greater effectiveness.

As humans, we are body, mind, emotions, and spirit/energy. If you are driven toward a desire for total change, an integrative approach that looks at all levels of You may be the key to unlocking whatever it is that you feel has been holding you back from achieving your potential - being who you want to be, doing what you want to do, and creating the results you want to have.


I first started my journey, purely as one of personal development - floating from seminar to seminar, reading book upon book, and rarely ever applying what I knew. Unless you take action, that self-help is shelf help. I was floating in a river of apathy, content with the status quo until my personal life was shattered. It was a moment that almost broke me. I knew I faced a choice. Doing nothing was not a choice I was willing to make. I picked myself up piece by piece, my mindset, my emotions, my spirit, and my body. I devoted years of my life to the study of mindset, neurolinguistic programming, hypnosis, and spirituality until I finally built a state of being where I felt absolutely empowered. My purpose is to share what I have learned and facilitate transformation in people's lives with the tools I've been given. The answer isn't just in a single box. If you're having a hard time taking action or discovering that you self-sabotage when you do take action, that's what I'm here for. I can guide you through it because I know how to successfully get through it.


  • Trainer of Neurolinguistic Programming

  • Master Practitioner of Neurolinguistic Programming

  • Master Practitioner of Mental and Emotional Release ® 

  • Master Practitioner of Hypnotherapy

  • Certified Integrative Neurolinguistic Programming Coach

  • Integrative Psychologist

  • Board Certified by the Association of Integrative Psychology


Joey Natale

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Joey Natale Holistic Confidence Coach & Master NLP Practitioner

I love creating an open and safe space that enables people to better express themselves. Giving people this space helps them realize their inner greatness, gifts, and abilities. Growth Is not always fun but it is how we find fulfillment and inner peace in life. I get my clients to turn the focus toward themselves, which helps them to flourish on their journey in life. I’ve found that when you learn to have compassion and love for your self the more you can love and care for others. 


I have learned to manage and thrive with my ADHD, how to have compassion for one's self and how this can be the key to getting my clients to meet their goals. I have been coaching and supporting others for several years. I want to make an impact on the world by supporting anyone with their personal growth that I come into contact with. If you are striving to take your personal and professional relationships to the next level, I would love to connect with you!


I have a B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Health and Wellness Promotion both at the University of Asheville. I have been studying self-development for over 10 years and was originally going to be a therapist in social work until I discovered coaching and fell in love with it. I started my coaching journey in college working with peers my age,  then got a job at the autism society fresh out of college. I then moved on to perusing a Health and life coaching certification with Health Coach Institute and loved it. I wanted to sharpen my conversation and coaching skills further with a certification as a  Master Practitioner in Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), Hypnotherapy, and Mental and emotional release (M.E.R.). I also have experience in career coaching and podcasting. My current show is called The Soul Spark Show, I focus on relationships and my co-host focuses on business. Currently, I am working on an Optimize certification with Heroic.


  • Certified Master Practitioner of: NLP, Hypnotherapy, and Mental and Emotional Release (MER)®.
  • Bachelor of Arts – Psychology University of Asheville

  • Bachelor of Science- Health and wellness promotion- University of Asheville

  • Health and life coach- Health coach institute

Nanette Thelemaque

Nanette Thelemaque, BS.; Administrative and Virtual Assistant

Nanette has over 20+ years in administrative, executive, sales and marketing support experience, before striking out on her own as a Virtual Assistant. 

Nanette believes customer service is an integral part of being a virtual assistant. She truly enjoys helping people and sharing her years of experience and skill sets.

Nanette is always in a perpetual state of learning new technology, processes, all in her drive to provide the best services she can.

When not working, Nanette enjoys gardening, hiking in the mountains, enjoying family time, and learning to knit.

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