"Bringing in the body with culinary medicine is missing and is key to healing." ~ ME



"You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great" ~ Zig Ziglar

We strive to maintain the highest level of integrity, ethical and evidence based practices while tailoring to meet your biochemical individuality and needs. We provide a wide range of Integrative (complementary and alternative) techniques and services that include:


Reflecting & Reconciling

Marriage, Family, Couples, or Individual Counseling. Therapeutic Approaches: Psychodynamic Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).



Releasing & Rebuilding

Mindfulness-based Somatic (body) techniques such as Trauma Sensitive Yoga, breath work, and meditation to reduce stress and inflammation, and increase gratitude, build up neocortex, and foster greater well-being. 


Replacing & Rejuvenating

Therapeutic education and substitutions to making simple dietary changes, incorporating nutritional supplements/herbs, and mindful meals to improve immunity, focus, memory, sleep, and productivity as well as reduce stress, mucus, inflammation, and self-medicating.

Image by Brooke Lark


Recreating & Reigning

Coaching with regard to identifying life purpose, goals, incorporating personal beliefs to enhance individual growth; emphasis on self-care to improve efficacy, self worth, self-actualization, and reduce life stressors.


Reassessing & Renewing

Therapeutic education regarding proper womb cleanse care and herbs to address uterine fatigue through the facilitation of Peristeam Hydrotherapy (Vaginal steaming).


Telehealth and In-Office ​Services Available in Long Beach, CA



What contributes to poor mental health? Usually a combination of factors. Integrative (complementary or alternative) mental health approaches are used together with or in place of traditional methods. It explores a whole body approach with assessments and techniques to address root causes. Integrative mental health providers maximize the way we bring the body into balance.

Our Founding Owner, Teela Allen intentionally created Reign In US "Understanding Self" to water (nourish) the whole being of individuals and empower them to evolve in all areas of life. Our Mission is to inspire, inform, and propel individuals to reach self-actualization and optimal mental, physical, and emotional wellness. In conjunction with traditional psychotherapy, we integrate body awareness, culture, personal beliefs, and therapeutic education about the complex connection between what individuals eat (nutrition) and their mind.

untitled (58 of 76).jpg
untitled (69 of 76).jpg
untitled (75 of 76).jpg
untitled (70 of 76).jpg


Her Story:

Peaceful Greetings and Wellness! I am Teela Allen, a native of Omaha, NE who is well versed and trained as I hold a BA in Psychology from Creighton University and MA in Clinical Psychology with a Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Additionally, I am a Licensed Psychotherapist (LMFT #121261), Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider, Certified Yoga Instructor (RYT-200), Certified Trauma Informed Outreach Trainer, and Certified Peristeam (V-steam) Facilitator. I have well over a decade of experience working in various clinical and advocacy capacities within the Non-Profit sector, and on both local and State levels meeting the needs of children, families, and individuals alike.

I became a Therapist because I too have experienced many types of trauma; something that overwhelms the nervous system and leaves the person unable to fully process the experience. My unaddressed trauma created imbalance mentally, spiritually, emotionally, physiologically, behaviorally, and biologically. I self-sabotaged relationships and opportunities. To a degree, I was successful professionally and failing personally. I was lost, broken, emotionally cutoff and overcompensated with people pleasing and working it away. To the outside world, I was a social butterfly, but the truth of the matter, I was still a caterpillar who had not spun its cocoon.

I needed guidance on how to calm my emotional rollercoaster in order to heal, make peace, achieve balance, and create my best life. It all started with solitude, nutritional lifestyle changes, yoga, and unlearning my fixed mindset. I had to learn how to be myself and release everything that was holding me back in order to become my evolved, better self. Reigning in understanding my intricate self, took about 3-4 years and I have successfully graduated from my university of self-love and harmony.

It is my calling to be a light guide and aid you in understanding yourself at your core. I will provide you tangible tools that are necessary for better functioning and optimal wellness. I have been doing Social Work through a Clinical lens for the last six years and recently expanded my calling by opening up my own Private Practice in an effort to hold therapeutic space for individuals seeking a holistic provider that “gets it”. In my spare time, I really enjoy spending time with family and friends, tapping into my musical gifts, traveling the world, practicing martial arts, and connecting with nature. Thank you for reading about my journey. I look forward to connecting and learning more about you. See you soon!



Health is wealth and our success is measured by our level of wellbeing. Get in touch today and find out how we can guide you on your wellness journey. Lets Reign In Understanding Self!

Address: 115 W. 4th St., Long Beach, CA 90802

Direct: 213-444-2711

Fax: 562-433-2875

Thanks for submitting!

Private Practice