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. Here you will find acupuncturists, chiropractors, massage therapists, nutritionists and many more. Get to know our support staff as well – they help us, help you.
Dessa’s (she/they) 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Dr. Kimber Savage
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.
Dr. Lindsay Pelley
Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Lindsay Pelley’s (she/her) experience with chiropractic care spans back to her athletic adolescence. After seeking chiropractic treatment for a soccer-related injury, Lindsay developed an understanding and appreciation for the broad array of ways in which chiropractic care can promote wellbeing.
Dr. Pelley’s specialty areas encompass working with a hypermobile population such as yogis and dancers, providing treatment for temporomandibular disorders, conducting functional movement assessments to enhance performance, and focusing on the fundamentals of health which includes diet and nutrition, diaphragmatic breathing techniques, and mindfulness.
Dr. Sami Ebner
Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Sami Ebner (they/them) is a queer, trans masculine, non-binary chiropractor who just finished naturopathic medical school and is sitting for their boards in 2022 and 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.
Matthew (he/him) is a master bodyworker and energy worker with 18 years of training in private apprenticeships and 13 years of full-time experience. He combines knowledge from his training in Kung Fu and Chinese Medical Theory, Anatomy & Physiology, Therapeutic Massage, and Meditation to address all of a person’s needs in the healing process.
Evi Broullet (they/them) is passionate about helping others unwind trauma, releasing shame, and accessing empowerment through touch. Through expanding the aliveness and healing of others, Evi believes change can spiral out from our own bodies and into our communities.
Evi is also available for Motor Vehicle Accident Massage for folks looking for pain relief, restoring joint mobility, nervous system healing, and reducing inflammation.
Crystal (she/her) believes that self-care is an absolute necessity to living a full, balanced, and happy life. Shiatsu can provide a multitude of benefits because of its whole-person approach. It’s an effective treatment for reducing body pain, and can support digestion, sleep, and mental and emotional well-being.
She is a long time student of Dessa Bingley, and Be Well could not be more delighted to have her as a part of our integrative wellness team!
Tammy Russell, MS, RD (she/her) has a long history as a dietitian, an integrative nutritionist and a functional medicine-based counselor. She has worked in the fields of inpatient and outpatient nutrition, clinical research, health coaching, private counseling and teaching.
Tammy trained in functional medicine with the Institute for Functional Medicine, Functional Medicine University, Apex Energetics and Metagenics. Additionally, she is also finishing a 4-year program in classical homeopathy and is a Reiki practitioner. She maintains a private practice where she caters to a cohort of GI, cardiovascular, autoimmune and other chronic disease patients.
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.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Technicians
HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY TECHNICIAN
Rebekah (she/her) received her Undergraduate degree from Portland State University in 2019, majoring in Psychology with a focus on early life trauma and post-traumatic stress. She has almost a decade of experience in business administration, but the work she loves most is acting as a meditation and mindset coach.
Her specialty with coaching work is trauma-related depression and anxiety, which can be considerably aided through reframing techniques, guided meditation, and awareness exercises. Additionally, she is certified as a Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy technician through HBOTUSA and is excited to help spread awareness of the healing capability of hyperbaric oxygen for both physical conditions and psycho-emotional challenges.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Technician
My name is Akash Gaman (he/him). I’m a teacher, healer and musician from Portland, Oregon. I specialize in Yoga (flow, power, yin, traditional hatha and more), Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Bagua, Breakdancing, Popping and various styles of moving and still meditations. I am a medically trained Massage Therapist with a focus on Cancer recovery, Traditional Chinese Medicine and traumatic injury recovery.
After joining the US Navy in 2003, I trained with Army and Air Force special forces, gaining a Black Belt in Taekwondo and practicing many grappling and disarming techniques. I have taught at Mayo Clinic, the Southwestern Institute of Healing Arts, ASU, Syracuse University, Teen Shelters, Senior Centers as well as various Yoga studios and gyms. In the medical industry for massage and TCM, I have worked in traumatic surgical recovery, Mayo Clinic’s cancer ward, and I also helped open multiple naturopathic medicine and acupuncture clinics. Join me to expand your knowledge in movement, meditation and healing arts!
Heather Brandi 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. Heather brings 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! Heather 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. Heather enjoys traveling, working on the family tree and Italian citizenship recognition, and loves owls!
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.
Claire Prichard 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”.