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. 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. 

Acupuncturists

Dessa Bingley Licensed Acupuncturist

Dessa Bingley

(she/her)

Licensed Acupuncturist

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

Aubrey Kelly

Aubrey Kelly

(she/her)

LICENSED ACUPUNCTURIST

Aubrey is new to the Portland area and offers an extensive set of skills. As a holistic doctor, she utilizes gentle Japanese Meridian/Channel theory and eight extraordinary channel theories to balance your internal systems. She has worked for many years with the vagal circuitry, specifically with regards to trauma recovery. She also utilizes sound therapies, breathwork, herbs, supplements, and functional diagnostic labs to gather more information on internal imbalances. She enjoys collaborating with other doctors in order to get at the root of your unique health situation.

Aubrey has many years of experience and is proficient with working with anxieties, depression, gastrointestinal dysfunctions, hormone imbalances (including hormone support in the LGBTQ+ community), menopause, and adrenal fatigue. She looks forward to helping patients with the Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber. 

Personally, she is genuinely excited about exploring all the Portland area has to offer! Her young Aussie dog Kayla is too!

Chiropractors

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.

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 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.

Massage Therapists

Crystal Sheldon, licensed acupuncturist massage therapist

Crystal Sheldon

(she/her)

Massage Therapist

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!

Matthew Schulman, massage therapist

Matthew Schulman

(he/him)

Massage Therapist

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.

Nutritionists

Tammy Russell, nutritionist

Tammy Russell

(she/her)

integrative nutritionist

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 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.

Visits with Gabriella are on a sliding scale to our non-profit, TeamWorks International, and cannot be billed to insurance.

Therapists & Counselors

Christ Brehm, Somatic Psychotherapist

Christo Brehm

(he/him)

SOMATIC PSYCHOTHERAPY

Christo (he/him) is a Professional Counselor Associate who integrates contemplative, mindful, and somatic methods with more familiar depth and cognitive-behavioral approaches. The Hakomi Method, Somatic Experiencing®, and ego-state/parts work strongly inform Christo’s work. Christo does not treat symptoms, but rather engages and supports the whole person in their amazing life-long journey of healing and self-discovery. He participates in regular clinical supervision with Suzie Wolfer, LCSW and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner.

Both Christo’s personhood and approach to therapy are very complementary to other healing modalities offered at Be Well. Christo works in gentle and specific ways that closely follow and intuitively track with the innate wisdom and unique unfolding of his clients. Christo offers telehealth (online video) appointments for both private pay and Oregon Health Plan patients throughout Oregon. The first step to explore work with Christo is to schedule a free 15-minute consultation through Be Well. You can also sign up to be on the waitlist by clicking the “work with Christo” button below.

Ru

Therapy Dog

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

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Technicians

Akash Gaman HBOT

Akash Gaman

(he/him)

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!

Robin Weisner

(she/they)

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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!

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 Rowat

(she/her)

Marketing Specialist

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

(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