Alison Paquin, ND, LAc
Naturopathic Doctor & Licensed Acupuncturist
As a Naturopathic Physician and Five Element Acupuncturist, I merge my love of poetry and science to offer natural health care that treats at the level of body, mind, spirit, and emotion. Five Element Acupuncture is the heart of my practice and is a powerful tool to address the root cause of symptoms and to prevent illness. This is a form of acupuncture based on the Five Elements in nature – Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, and Wood – and the presence of these Elements within us. Tending to the Elements within us can bring a greater sense of connection to ourselves and our inherent healing capacities. I am in awe of how this form of medicine can treat everything from chronic pain or severe trauma, to allergies and the common cold. I have a special interest in working with those with post-traumatic stress disorder, addictions, and other mental health concerns. In addition, I practice Craniosacral Therapy, a gentle form of bodywork that supports the integrated physiological and structural systems of the body. Through listening with the hands, gentle adjustments are made that support the body’s self-healing capabilities.
Beth Reite, OTR/L
I have worked as an occupational therapist for 8 years doing inpatient rehab (Harborview Medical Center) and home health therapy (Rehab Without Walls) by helping people recover and thrive after life changing injuries or illness. I am now expanding my role to bring Myofascial Release and yoga to uncover a deeper level of health and wellness. I have studied the John F. Barnes approach and am considered an advanced practitioner including having completed a weeklong Skills Enhancement Seminar in the Sedona clinic. I am also completing my yoga teacher training through the Samarya Center. Myofascial Release is a very safe, gentle and effective technique that uses sustained pressure in areas of restriction to reduce pain and increase motion. The style of yoga that I practice and study creates awareness and acceptance through movement, breath and mindfulness.
This combination of therapy works well to address challenges including chronic pain, fatigue and emotional distress. We will work together through careful assessment and treatment and you will learn skills for ongoing self-care. My goal is to help provide a safe and healing environment that will facilitate your healing journey by peeling back the layers of pain until you have reconnected with your own true, beautiful and divine self.
Dini Schwarz, ND
I work with people of all ages to optimize health and uncover, as well as treat, the root cause of illness. I believe that each person’s pathway to well-being is unique and I offer naturopathic care that is tailored to each individual. By listening carefully to my patients, I strive to more fully understand their needs and provide the space needed for the cultivation of wellness and healing. I thoroughly enjoy practicing Naturopathic Medicine (a.k.a. Naturopathy) that is truly holistic and am committed to understanding why symptoms occur, supporting the body/mind/spirit to promote health, and mindfully addressing wellness/illness to enhance the experience of life. This process includes the practice of science-based medicine, natural therapies, herbal and botanical medicine, diet and lifestyle counseling, nutritional supplements, homeopathy, physical medicine (craniosacral therapy, constitutional hydrotherapy, etc.), counseling to cultivate mindfulness, mindful based stress reduction, and individualized treatment. The combined use of conventional and alternative medical approaches allows for more opportunities to reveal the underlying cause of symptoms and to cultivate wellness.
Elizabeth Schoettle, Psy.D
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
I am a doctor of clinical psychology and a generalist, meaning I am comfortable working with a wide variety of clients and most of the issues that bring people to therapy. My practice includes couples, families, adults and adolescents. Clients come to me because of interpersonal or relationship problems, family conflicts, grief, transitions, depression, anxiety, and the recovery from trauma or abuse. I also see individuals who simply want to live a more fulfilling life. My style is warm, collaborative, and balanced between challenging and supportive. The work that I do is both relational and integrative. In terms of the former, I am deeply committed to bringing my authentic self to each session to building a therapeutic relationship that provides a foundation for clients as they embark on their endeavors. Integrative is a term that describes my clinical flexibility and my desire to draw from the well of possible approaches to create an approach that matches each client’s unique needs. However we are working, I hold experience of greater importance than insight. In sessions, my intention is for clients to gain not only insight and understanding, but also the tangible experience of new possibility within themselves and in their lives. The way I see it, this kind of tangible experiencing leads most directly to change, growth and healing. I love the work I do, and I am ever grateful for those who come my way and give me the opportunity to know them deeply and to accompany them in this time of their life.
Jessica Bean, ND, CEIM
Naturopathic Doctor & Certified Educator of Infant Massage
As a naturopathic family physician, I treat people as unique individuals rather than just treating symptoms or diseases. Our bodies produce unpleasant symptoms to convey to us that something is wrong that needs to be addressed, and part of my role as an ND is being a detective that will help you to figure out where you are out of balance so that the causes of your symptoms can be corrected. Our lifestyle has a direct effect on our health & lives, and my education and experience allow me to help you find the most natural, least invasive ways to improve your health. I have many tools to help you do this, from choosing foods and beverages that are both tasty & wholesome to herbal medicines, flower essences, homeopathic remedies, and gentle hands-on therapies like craniosacral therapy and visceral manipulation. I believe that true wellness is about creating a more joyful, nourishing connection with your body instead of being preoccupied with guilt & deprivation. I serve as an educator and a guide to help empower you to take your health in a direction of greater wellness, so that you can live a happier, more-fulfilled life. I see children, adolescents and adults with a wide spectrum of health stories, and I am a preferred provider with most major insurance companies. I am also certified as an instructor of infant massage, through which I teach group and private classes for parents & caregivers to learn how wonderfully beneficial it can be to massage their babies.
Kathy Offner, MA, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
I work from the passionate belief that every person has a need to be authentically known and heard in an atmosphere of respect and genuine regard. Equally important and fundamental to my way of working is the recognition that everyone has a natural capacity for healing, love and self-esteem. We are hard-wired for relationship, for growth, for aliveness. Therapy is a partnership between therapist and client to relieve distress, discover strengths and encourage innate strivings toward health. This contributes to new confidence, better relationships, greater kindness toward self and others.
There have been many influences on my thinking about therapy, most prominently my own continuing life journey of healing transformation. Along the way Existentialist thought, Buddhist practicality, Relational, Experiential & Humanistic therapies have all shaped the way I understand things. Very important to me, touching Nature’s cycles of change and renewal as a gardener & birder and a lifelong creative engagement with art speaks to my sense of meaning, passion and acceptance. Finally, my greatest teachers have been those who have shared their lives in relationship with me—my children, partner, friends and family; they have shined a light on the endless horizons of human possibility. I hope to share my faith in regeneration with the people who come to my office.
Kyle Davis, LMP, RYT
Licensed Massage Practitioner & Registered Yoga Teacher
I have been a Licensed Massage Practitioner for over 6 years with specializations in trigger point therapy, Kinesiotaping, and therapeutic sports massage. In my experience, if the body’s movement restrictions have been addressed through massage techniques and facilitated stretching, it can return to it’s natural state of balance, brining with it a reduction in pain and an increase in athletic potential.
As a Yoga Alliance certified teacher and a personal trainer specializing in functional movement, I bring an extensive knowledge of not only musculo-facial anatomy, but also the dynamic body in motion to my massage practice. I employ postural as well as movement pattern analysis in order to better understand, as well as help my clients understand, what their body is telling them. I also firmly believe that you can receive the greatest benefits of massage when combined with flexibility work and exercise which are targeted to lengthen and strengthen the areas your body needs most. To this end, I frequently prescribe specific yoga postures or flows to help empower you in your own healing.
Paul Finley, MA, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
I see both individual adults and couples in my practice. At the heart of my approach to psychotherapy is an attitude of respectful listening and close attention to my client’s values and search for meaning. I have extensive training and experience in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP). My caring and non-judgmental approach is intended to deepen a feeling of kindness in the client for the person he or she is now. This often involves making a place for emotions and thoughts that may be difficult to claim or express. My hope is that our work together will help my clients become more authentic, curious, resilient, and able to experience and express more joy and love in their relationships.
Meira Shupack, MSW, LICSW
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
I have come to the practice of psychotherapy with years of real life experience, and finally began practicing as a therapist six years ago. These life experiences give me insight and inform my practice; they help me be present and attune with many kinds of people and relate with deep empathy to the diverse situations that bring people into therapy. I work with adults, couples and teenagers. My goal is to meet you with warmth, honesty, humanity, and a sense of humor. Together we co-create a space where you can heal, feel less alone, work through depression, anxiety, or issues brought on by transitions, conflicts, grief, abuse or trauma. Huge shifts do happen, but more often at certain points, people look back at how far they have come, through subtle shifts and bumps along the way – these are rewarding moments I am honored to share with my clients.
My clinical approaches are all based in relationship, and in the resilience and strengths of people. I have formal training in several clinical/practical models, and I find I use what ever style or practice will help move the healing along, tailoring my approach to meet you better. I often use a body/relationship-centered practice called Somatic Transformation (ST), a lifespan approach to working with trauma. This approach invites you to notice yourself in new ways. You can heal, find levity and imagination, and loosen patterns to reveal and build resilience; this change you make in therapy will go with you in your life and relationships. Call if you are curious. I truly love what I do, I feel blessed to be of service in this way, so I am always happy to talk about it, whether it’s just a chat and a cup of tea or the beginning of our work together.
Tamar Blau, ND
I received my Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University, and I am a licensed primary care physician in Washington. My goal is to provide the best health care possible for each individual patient. My education has given me many tools to employ, including the use of botanical medicines, homeopathic remedies, nutrients, diet modification, pharmaceuticals and lifestyle changes. Since the essence of this medicine is to treat each person as an individual, and to treat to the root cause, no two patients will have the same experience. However every patient will be involved in his or her own healing; the word doctor comes from the word “docere”, which means: “to teach”. Therefore my job as a doctor is to educate each patient so that he or she can make an informed decision about his or her own health.