(503) 217-4457

3125 NE Holladay St, Suite B, Portland, OR

Acupuncture, Psychotherapy & Massage services

2410 SE 10th AVE, Portland, OR

Chiropractic & Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy services

Telehealth

Naturopathy & Medical Nutrition services

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2410 SE 10th Ave,
Portland, OR

Chiropractic & Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy services

3125 NE Holladay St,
Suite B, Portland, OR

Acupuncture, Psychotherapy, & Massage services

Telehealth

Naturopathy & Medical Nutrition services

Emergency Announcement here

Our Providers

At Be Well Holistic Health, our providers specialize in a wide variety of gentle modalities that are in alignment with our mission and principles of care. They are unified in approach while coming from many different styles of holistic medicine. 

Acupuncturists

Douglas Wingate, acupuncturist

Doug Wingate

(he/him)

Licensed Acupuncturist

Douglas Wingate (he/him) has has been in private practice since 2011 in Portland, Oregon and began working in the neurology department of Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) hospital in 2018. He specializes in the use of acupuncture and massage in the treatment of neurological conditions in children and adults including acute and chronic pain, stroke rehabilitation, PTSD, concussions, and traumatic brain injuries. He is also recently board certified in Functional Hyperbaric Medicine.

Page Morrison

(she/her)

Licensed Acupuncturist

Page Morrison (she/her) is a licensed acupuncturist, healer, and graduate of Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. Supporting patients into a restful healing state is an important part of Page’s sessions. She uses guided meditation, shiatsu massage, gentle acupuncture, moxabustion, cupping, and Chinese herbal medicine in her treatments. She is also happy to share Chinese Medicine based nutrition and lifestyle guidance to support wellness. Helping her patients to connect with their innate healing potential is her goal.

Kate Drake, licensed acupuncturist

Kate Drake

(she/her)

Licensed Acupuncturist

Kate Drake, LAc, MAcOM (she/her) is a licensed acupuncturist and Chinese medicine practitioner in the state of Oregon. She completed her medical training at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Areas of interest and continued learning include sports medicine acupuncture, sound therapy, toyohari no-needle acupuncture, medical and natal astrology, quantum shiatsu massage, myofascial release, mindfulness meditation, and hypnotherapy. Areas of focus include pain management, musculoskeletal conditions, internal medicine, women’s health, stress management and mental health.

Amy Homer-Brown, licensed acupuncturist

Amy Homer-Brown

(she/her)

Licensed Acupuncturist

Amy Homer-Brown (she/her) is a licensed acupuncturist in Portland, Oregon, born and raised on the beautiful island of Barbados. She has always been drawn to the art of medicine and healing.

Amy’s acupuncture style follows closely with Traditional Japanese techniques which are gentle and incredibly effective. Such techniques include non-insertive needling, moxibustion and gentle bodywork such as sotai, myofascial release, and cranialsacral therapy. Amy enjoys working with a diverse patient population and works with patients with conditions such as (but not limited to) stress, anxiety and depression, acute and chronic pain and physical rehabilitation (such as neurological conditions, injury, stroke).

Aubrey Kelly

(she/her)

LICENSED ACUPUNCTURIST

Aubrey offers an extensive set of acupuncture and bodywork skills developed over many years of professional experience. Her healthcare journey began in 2008, and she has been fortunate to work with many amazing teachers along the way. She started in private practice in 2013 and continues to hone her intuitive style. Aubrey utilizes gentle Japanese Meridian/Channel theory and eight other time-tested theories to work with your internal systems. Over the last 10 years, she has worked with the vagal circuitry, specifically for trauma recovery. Along with acupuncture, she may incorporate sound therapies, journey work, breathwork, herbs, supplements, and gua sha in a session. She is also experienced and comfortable in the use of functional diagnostic labs. She happily collaborates with other doctors to get you the support you need for your unique health situation. Aubrey loves to learn new things, research issues and bring new insight to her patients. At Be Well, Aubrey focuses on women’s health, and more specifically on making high-quality healthcare accessible for Minority communities. 

Patty McDuffey

(she/her)

Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist

Patty has practiced acupuncture in both Bend and Portland, and worked within the health insurance industry. Like many others, she entered the acupuncture field of medicine after experiencing exceptional relief through natural dietary therapy, acupuncture, and Chinese herbs for health concerns that were not responding well to other forms of treatment. She strives to understand what is at the root of dis-ease and will do her best to help each patient realize their own unique healing potential in an effort to find greater balance, peace, and well-being. She is happy to be a part of Be Well Holistic Health and to serve within what she hopes will grow into a foundation for a national healthcare system in the United States. 

Alyssa Shaffer

(she/her/ella)

Licensed Acupuncturist

I’m an acupuncturist and herbalist who loves working with folks to achieve their wellness goals. I particularly love treating clients experiencing digestive issues, acute and chronic pain, pregnancy, autoimmune disease, menstrual issues, and fertility concerns.  I fell in love with holistic medicine while in college after being disappointed by certain aspects of the conventional medical system. Being a bigger bodied person, I believe there are limited medical and wellness spaces that feel comfortable for larger folks, and I strive to create a space where every body is welcome. As a Colombian-American, I also aim to provide more access to holistic wellness modalities to the Latine community and offer services in Spanish as well as English.

Vanessa Wesley

(she/her)

Licensed Acupuncturist
and chinese herbalist

Vanessa is committed to creating a safe and welcoming space for her patients. She uses a variety of modalities in her treatments including tui na, fire cupping,  electroacupuncture and light therapy. She enjoys helping her patients understand the connection between nutrition and their skin and overall health.

Vanessa received her master’s in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. Her post graduate studies have included advanced training in dermatology and gentle Japanese style acupuncture.

Chiropractors

Dr. Brandy "B" Hagan

(they/them)

Doctor of
chiropractic

Brandy “B” Hagan (They/Them) is a neurodiverse Trans graduate from the University of Western States Doctor of Chiropractic program. They have over a decade experience working in the mental health and substance use recovery fields in & around the Portland area. While attending graduate school they served as a Student Liaison to the American Chiropractic Association’s (ACA) Committee for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (CEDI) and Oregon Collaborative for Integrative Medicine’s (OCIM) Student Alliance for Integrative Medicine’s (SAIM) Executive Board. They aim to offer care based on guiding principles of body-autonomy, collaboration, & weight-inclusivity. They practice the diversified method for Chiropractic and are trained in Activator Method as well. In their free time they enjoy practicing aerial arts, listening to audiobooks or reading, and taking naps.

Photo of Dr. Sami Ebner, chiropractic and naturopath doctor

Dr. Sami Ebner

(they/them)

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Sami Ebner (they/them) is a queer, trans masculine, non-binary, board-certified chiropractor who also just finished naturopathic medical school and is sitting for their ND boards in 2023. They are passionate about creating a safe, inclusive, trauma-informed environment for all folxs with a focus on queer and transgender healthcare.

In their free time they enjoy playing and coaching roller derby, hiking, educating others about trans healthcare, and creating community.

Functional Neurologist

Kimber Savage Chiropractor

Dr. Kimber Savage

(she/her)

Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Savage (she/her) is a Chiropractic Physician and Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board. She graduated from University of Western States and completed her clinical neuroscience training with the Carrick Institute.

Her practice focuses on balance disorders, concussion care, migraine headaches and improving the quality of life of those living with Parkinson’s. She enjoys employing a variety of brain-based rehabilitation approaches, as well as mindfulness meditation training, positive mindset training and neurofeedback. She believes that actively involving conscious awareness in the process of healing is a key contributor to positive clinical outcomes.

Naturopathic Doctor and Advanced Practice Nurse

Dr. Lily Martin

(she/her)

Naturopathic Doctor

S. Lily Martin, ND is a Naturopathic Physician offering virtual holistic care. She has a focus on digestion and hormonal health, with a goal of overall wellness. With the goal of finding the root-cause of your illness, Naturopathic Doctors treat the person not the diagnosis. Our toolkit is vast and includes herbs, supplements, pharmaceuticals, nutrition, homeopathics and more. In working with Dr. Lily you can expect a comprehensive intake, thorough testing, personalized treatment plans, and consistent follow-up.

Dr. Lily is available for telehealth consultations for Oregon Health Plan members and is accepting new patients. 

Tasha Searles

(she/they)

advanced practice nurse

Tasha Searles, APRN, AGCNS-BC is a queer, neurodivergent, Advanced Practice Nurse who specializes in working with those experiencing chronic or complex health conditions. They are especially interested in Ehlers Danlos Syndrome & related conditions, and personally have hEDS. Tasha is skilled in ‘connecting the dots’ and spotting patterns that others may have missed. They believe you are the expert in yourself, and will collaborate with you to come up with a holistic plan that works for your life and gets you feeling your best! 

Tasha provides thorough evaluation, individualized treatment plans, and is able to prescribe medication and order labs/ other diagnostic tests, as indicated. They are available for telehealth appointments for Oregon Health Plan Members and are accepting new patients ages 16 & up.

Dr. Lana Ferris

(she/her)

Naturopathic
doctor

Lana Ferris, ND is a naturopathic doctor. She specializes in mental health, eating disorders, and transgender health.  In addition, she especially enjoys working with complex trauma, highly sensitive people, and burnout.

Dr. Lana takes a medical approach that is compassionate and personable, yet evidence based and thorough. As a naturopathic doctor, complex cases are some of Dr. Lana’s favorite.  She relishes the process of deciphering the relationship between seemingly unrelated symptoms.

Dr. Lana accepts Oregon Health Plan and most private insurance. 

Physical Therapist

Dr. Ruth Will

(she/her)

Physical therapist

Dr. Ruth Will, DPT has a treatment style that reflects a personal and professional arc towards grounded and anatomical basis, honoring the body’s inherent wisdom and personhood. Ruth’s inclusive and relational approach is informed by each patient’s body, story and lived experience.

She brings personal knowledge to the treatment room, holding space for patients to reconnect with their body, learning its language, and facilitating a felt sense of connection and collaboration. 

She received her doctorate in physical therapy from Arcadia University in 2014

Massage Therapists and Chiropractic Assistant

Ethan Lively

(they/them)

Massage Therapist

Ethan Lively is a queer, non-binary, licensed massage therapist and certified chiropractic assistant, who is focused on trauma-informed care and continuous consent. They are passionate about introducing safe touch to the trans community and holding space for fat, disabled, BIPOC, queer, and neurodivergent persons. 

They offer integrative massage tailored to the individual’s needs, including deep tissue work that ranges from gentle and soothing to very firm pressure. Their practice focuses on co-regulating the nervous system. 

Claire Rowat

(she/her)

Chiropractic assistant

Claire (she/her) is the Marketing Manger for BeWell Holistic Health and future 2023 graduate with a Doctorate of Classical Chinese Medicine. She has been working in the business industry since 2014 after graduating with a degree in Hospitality Tourism Management while in Boston, MA. Claire is trained in Shiatsu Massage, Vinyasa, and Yin Yoga and hopes to incorporate these modalities in her future practice. She looks forward to utilizing her passion for healing by absorbing the profound wisdom of Chinese Medicine and promoting integrative medicine through healthcare marketing. When she is not working, studying, or practicing, Claire can be found exploring the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, exploring local farmers markets, or rolling Jiujitsu. Claire looks forward to growing with the BeWell team and fostering referrals to expand the healing network. 

Willow Hall

(she/her)

licensed massaged therapist

Willow is a dedicated and proficient practitioner with over 30 years of experience in the field of massage therapy and energy medicine. Her practice is rooted in unconditional positive regard for all individuals and bodies, with a particular focus on providing inclusive and informed care for LGBTQIA2S+, trans, fat, and neurodivergent individuals. Her work skillfully weaves clinical and intuitive approaches and is guided by the belief that everyone deserves to be seen, heard, and cared for in a way that acknowledges and respects their unique experiences and identities.

Willow is available for a limited number of scholarship visits per month. If you would like to apply, please click “work with willow” below to fill out an application form.

Nutritionists

Gabriella Gonzalez, certified holistic nutritionist

Gabriella Gonzalez

(she/they)

Holistic Nutritionist

Gabriella (she/they) is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist. She graduated from The Wellspring School for Healing Arts in Portland where she studied nutrition with both a Western and Eastern lens.

Her philosophy of nutrition work is grounded in self compassion and a health at every size approach. She offers Food Access + Education sessions to help cultivate a nourishing relationship to self. These sessions provide individualized, food & lifestyle focused support. By utilizing resources, tools & nutrition education she will work with you to find solutions that feel empowering + practical for your life.

Melinda Staehling

(she/her)

certified nutrition
specialist

Melinda Staehling, MS, CNS, LD (she/her) is a weight-inclusive Certified Nutrition Specialist working with brave people on the path to healing their relationship with food and their body. She works from client-centered, gender-affirming, Health at Every Size® principles and believes that all bodies are good bodies. Melinda knows it can be hard to take the first steps toward food and body image healing, and she’s happy you’re here!

Melinda’s clients describe her as gentle and a good listener. An appointment might look like checking in on food and movement, accessible meal planning, and establishing eating patterns throughout the day. Other activities during a session include eating together, trying new foods, and adding in therapeutic foods and supplements when available. 

Sessions at Be Well are virtual and covered by the Oregon Health Plan and most private insurance. 

Jamie Menzel

(she/her)

Licensed Certified Nutritionist

With two decades of commitment to health equity, accessible nutrition, and herbal medicine, Jamie aims to provide nutritional care that supports the body’s healing process from a trauma-informed, gender-affirming, and Health at Every Size perspective. Her primary area of focus is on the relationship between nutrition and mental health, with a special interest in the prevention and improvement of symptoms related to anxiety, depression, and ADHD.

Jamie accepts the Oregon Health Plan and is accepting new patients for one on one telehealth consults with no out of pocket cost to the patient.

Therapists & Counselors

Chris Doud

(they/he)

LICENSED CLINICAL
SOCIAL WORKER

Chris Doud, LCSW (they/he) is a trauma-informed psychotherapy associate. They use a psycho-dynamic, social-justice-minded, and person-centered approach. Chris is dedicated to cultural humility and responsiveness. They are skilled in coordinated care (including for gender-affirming care), case management, and trauma-informed psychotherapy. Chris has many years experience as a therapist in the mental health field. 

Chris’s client-centered therapy approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR, including dyadic resourcing).

Celia Heffernan

(she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

Celia Heffernan (she/her) is a Professional Counselor Associate. She is honored to support individuals in discovering a sense of safety and ease within their bodies and their interpersonal relationships as they navigate life with increased agency, authenticity, and fulfillment. Celia works with people experiencing depression, anxiety, PTSD and complex trauma, and has a particular interest in supporting individuals who are new to parenthood or beginning romantic relationships. 

Celia’s approach is trauma-informed, attachment-oriented, and with a focus on the strengths of the individual as the foundation of healing. Sometimes the techniques we develop that have once kept us safe and afloat in the face of challenges may later get in our way. Celia collaborates with clients to identify and shift unhelpful or harmful patterns and cultivate new ways of responding with greater compassion for themselves and others. 

Amy McDonald

(she/her)

Clinical
social work
associate

Amy McDonald (she/her) CSWA hails from the Oregon Coast and has been practicing social work for the last 15 years. She has been deeply affected by her dog Dottie, chronic Lyme disease, Star Trek, her therapist, principles of radical mental health and creating “good trouble”, the trauma that has taken her out of her body, and the patient love of those who’ve helped her back into her body. She has had the privilege of supporting folx experiencing: chronic illness, anxiety, trauma, first-episode psychosis, systems survival, identity and relationship challenges, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, and parenting challenges.


Amy is currently accepting new patients with Oregon Health Plan: Care Oregon, Trillium, and Pacific Source OHP. She is
available for in person therapy as well as telehealth.

Lisa Headings

(she/her)

Expressive Arts Therapist

Lisa Headings is a lifelong explorer of creativity and former educator turned Expressive Arts Therapist and Professional Counselor Associate. Lisa uses a trauma-sensitive and client-centered approach to meet her clients where they are at emotionally and mentally. She supports her patients as they redefine what is possible for their lives. Over the years, she has had extensive experience supporting people who are working through life transitions, anxiety, depression, and self-esteem issues regain the confidence they need to create more joy and add color back into their world. As an expressive arts therapist, Lisa incorporates multiple modalities of creativity into sessions, giving her clients the opportunity to to express themselves and their needs through sound, movement, visual image-making, writing, or any multitude of combinations that they may wish to explore.

Lisa currently offers both in-person and telehealth appointments for Oregon Health Plan patients and looks forward to connecting with you to discuss whether Expressive Arts Therapy might be right for you.

Ru

Therapy Dog

Ru is a 3.5 lb. chihuahua who is available for cuddling!

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Dessa Bingley Licensed Acupuncturist

Dessa Bingley

(she/her)

FUNCTIONAL HYPERBARIC MEDICINE DIRECTOR

Dessa’s (she/her) goal is to support her patients in getting well naturally.

Dessa is a licensed acupuncturist practicing Traditional Chinese & Japanese Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She has a private clinical practice and specializes in pain relief, support during stressful times of transition, and support with grieving. Acupuncture is a complete system of medicine, helping the mind and body move through difficult times and is widely recognized for its effectiveness in promoting physical and emotional health.

Dessa is board certified in Functional Hyperbaric Medicine and accepting new clients. She is not currently accepting new clients for acupuncture.

Kastania Rasmussen

(she/her)

hyperbaric oxygen therapy manager

Kastania (she/her) is the manager for Be Well’s hyperbaric oxygen therapy program. She also works on the back-end of the clinic supporting and connecting patients with quality care. While she mostly runs the HBOT program, she is also one of the folks helping with scheduling, checking benefits, providing insurance support, and overall trouble-shooting and problem solving as the clinic grows and evolves!


Kastania is culturally Danish/American, has an MA in holistic nutrition and is a somatic therapist with her own practice in town. She is an entrepreneur and has had several passion-businesses over the last few years, including handcrafted medicinal mushroom chocolate truffles! 

Robin Weisner

(she/they)

Social

Support Staff

Office Manager at Be Well Holistics Heather Brandi

Heather Brandi

(they/she)

Office Manager

Heather Brandi (they/she) is Be Well Holistic Health’s office manager and is here to ensure that we provide you with the highest quality of care. Heather will likely be your first contact at the clinic, assisting with scheduling needs and answering your questions, as well as helping you to navigate healthcare barriers. They bring 10+ years of management experience, most of which comes from working with small businesses.

After having a child, Heather began researching ways of living more holistically and alternatives to western medicine. Working for a holistic health clinic that shares the same values is wonderful! She truly enjoys the vibrant, nurturing community at Be Well, and looks forward to supporting patients with all of their holistic healthcare needs.

Heather also has an MA in Philosophy and is a certified relationship coach.

When not at the desk, you’re most likely to find Heather playing modern board games, reading a book, or going for a swim. They enjoy traveling, working on their family tree (and towards Italian citizenship recognition), and they love owls!

Leeba Laviolette

(she/they)

hyperbaric oxygen therapy manager

Leeba (she/they) provides administrative support and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy education at Be Well. They are passionate to align patients with the most compatible care possible, and grateful to use their own experience navigating health systems to connect clients to supportive local resources.

Leeba is also a queer, neurodivergent, and chronically ill Nursing student, with the goal of working in Palliative medicine. They are also a certified Recovery Peer Mentor, with a deep commitment to harm reduction and outreach. Above all else, they know that navigating healthcare is stressful and exhausting, and will do what they can to lighten that load for our client community. Leeba feels honored to learn from such radical and experienced providers as they expand their own spectrum of practice.

Ashley Tramutolo

(she/her)

Administrative Assistant

Ashley Tramutolo is part of our administration team. She often helps schedule patients, answers patient questions, and prepares their insurance paperwork for visits. 

Ashley is also going to school for Network Administration.

In her spare time, she likes to hike with her dog, play the banjo, and practices Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. She is currently a white belt but close to getting her blue belt.

Claire Prichard

(she/her)

Resource Specialist

Claire Prichard (she/her) is a resource specialist and advocate for humans. She is fluent in English, Italian, and Bureaucratic Resource Gatekeeping. She cleverly navigates complex systems to help people get real support. She’s particularly passionate about finding solutions that haven’t been dreamt up yet.

Claire has 10+ years professional experience coaching, advocating, and co-creating accessible solutions with people with developmental disabilities. More importantly, she has been recovering from a traumatic brain injury since 2019 and has all the courage and compassion to prove it.

Claire’s biggest motivators in life are her dad and the word “no”.

Margarita Schnieder

Margarita Schnieder

(she/her)

Billing Specialist

Tasha Searles

(she/they)

advanced practice nurse

Tasha Searles, APRN, AGCNS-BC is a Queer, Autistic, ADHDer with Hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome + some other commonly co-occurring conditions. Originally from Indiana, they now reside in Portland, Oregon with their two rambunctious cats. Tasha enjoys spending time outdoors, reading, learning, and finding new ways to be creative.

 

Professionally, Tasha is trained as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (a type of advanced practice nurse, similar to a Nurse Practitioner), and has been a nurse for over a decade —mostly working with individuals impacted by chronic or complex health conditions. They started in diabetes care and became a Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist, so much of their work has been related to diabetes and nutrition. They also spent many years as a Nurse Navigator helping clients navigate the healthcare system. Their personal health journey, and realization of the huge gaps in available care, led them to shift their professional practice to serve others on similar journeys as their own.

 

Tasha has been told she’s inquisitive and “a very good detective”. Being curious, digging deep, and thinking outside of the box (all while keeping the whole picture in mind) are really her favorite things in this life. Tasha’s style in working with patients is as a consultant & coach. She believes you are the expert in your own self and aims to empower you, provide hope, and help you to use your own innate wisdom to live your best life!

 

Tasha’s goal is to create a safer space for all to receive appropriate healthcare that is affirming & accommodating of individual needs; a space that encourages exploration and self-determination of what wellness & thriving mean in your individual life. They practice from a trauma informed perspective that is neurodiversity, LGBTQ+, disability, & HAES affirming. Tasha is able to order diagnostic tests and prescribe medications, but also works with clients on nervous system safety, nutrition, hydration, gut health, musculoskeletal health & movement, sleep, mental & emotional health, stress management, creating a life they love, finding joy, & more.

 

Tasha is available for telehealth consultations for Oregon Health Plan members and is accepting new patients ages 16 & up. Because all visits are conducted virtually, Tasha does not serve as a Primary Care Provider (PCP). 

 

Areas of Focus:

  • Ehlers Danlos Syndrome & Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder
  • Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)
  • Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS)
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Gastrointestinal concerns
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Neurodiversity Affirming care
  • LGBTQ+ Healthcare